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Eloqua Lauches AppCloud Connector To Integrate Marketing Ecosystem


eloquaACAt Eloqua Experience Europe June 21, 2011, Eloqua unveiled the “Eloqua AppCloud,” calling it an “online marketplace for BtoB marketing applications.”

Designed as a platform for the marketing application community, Eloqua launched its AppCloud with 20 “connectors,” including Lithium Technologies, Jigsaw and ON24, but anticipates a substantial expansion of the platform, with new applications focused on social, data and conferencing, according to Eloqua CMO Brian Kardon.

Eloqua Lauches AppCloud Connector To Integrate Marketing Ecosystem


eloquaACAt Eloqua Experience Europe June 21, 2011, Eloqua unveiled the “Eloqua AppCloud,” calling it an “online marketplace for BtoB marketing applications.”

Designed as a platform for the marketing application community, Eloqua launched its AppCloud with 20 “connectors,” including Lithium Technologies, Jigsaw and ON24, but anticipates a substantial expansion of the platform, with new applications focused on social, data and conferencing, according to Eloqua CMO Brian Kardon.

Eloqua Lauches AppCloud Connector To Integrate Marketing Ecosystem


eloquaACAt Eloqua Experience Europe June 21, 2011, Eloqua unveiled the “Eloqua AppCloud,” calling it an “online marketplace for BtoB marketing applications.”

Designed as a platform for the marketing application community, Eloqua launched its AppCloud with 20 “connectors,” including Lithium Technologies, Jigsaw and ON24, but anticipates a substantial expansion of the platform, with new applications focused on social, data and conferencing, according to Eloqua CMO Brian Kardon.

Marketing Automation, Data Management Tools Play Starring Role At Dreamforce

Salesforce.com’s annual Dreamforce conference is emerging as one of those juggernaut events, where year after year the crowds just keep getting bigger. The numbers by themselves are impressive, with 30,000 people converging in San Francisco’s Moscone Center, but the energy and activity of those registrants is different than other events.

I’ve been attending trade shows and user conferences for more than 20 years and I have never seen lines stretching across two halls to attend keynote sessions or swarms of people waiting for the expo hall to open.

And just like a hit Broadway show playing to sold-out crowds, Dreamforce had a few new stars emerge from the cast this year. The first to step out to center stage was the marketing automation category. With both Marketo and Eloqua playing lead roles as Platinum sponsors of this year’s Dreamforce, attendees were no longer asking what marketing automation is, but now more pointed questions about how they could and should be using it alongside salesforce.com.

Salesforce.com Announces Acquisition Of Jigsaw To Fuel Data Services Entry

In another sign that M&A activity may be heating up, Salesforce.com today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Jigsaw, a leader in crowd-sourced data services. The details of the deal include an approximate $142M cash purchase price, plus a performance-based contingent earn out of up to 10% of the purchase price. The deal is expected to close in Q2FY11, subject to customary closing conditions.

Leading Demand Gen Solution Providers Connect To Form “The Marketing Cloud”

Just as cloud computing has transformed CRM and other core business functions, several industry leaders have joined together to help create an end-to-end cloud solution for marketing applications. Launched for the first time at Dreamforce 2009, the Marketing Cloud is a collection of cloud-based marketing services designed to “make internal marketing operations more efficient and external marketing programs more effective.”

Founded as an alliance between Alfresco, Demandbase, Hoovers (a D&B company), Marketo, Jigsaw, ON24 and PivotLink, the Marketing Cloud is positioned to deliver fast, easy and cost-effective options for marketers to integrate data silos, automate processes, foster collaboration and develop actionable marketing insights.

Manticore Integrates With Social Networks 
To Feed Sales Contacts

Manticore Technology announced a new version of its marketing automation platform, with new capabilities designed to further feed the sales pipeline. The new version features integration of with some of the world’s largest social media directories including Jigsaw, LinkedIn, and Facebook, in an effort to enable marketing departments to deliver sales with tools to develop and expand their pipeline.

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