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Left Brain DGA Moving Into Technology Space With Launch Of MiDash ROI Tool

MiDash logoEven with the growing adoption of marketing automation, CRM and web analytics tools, most marketers are still challenged to clearly demonstrate the ROI of their campaigns. In a move to fill that gap, Left Brain DGA, one of the leading demand gen consultancies, has introduced MiDash, a marketing intelligence platform aimed at using historical data, predictive analytics and performance alerts to supplement the information available from marketing automation systems.

Founded in 2009, Left Brain DGA has developed the Left Brain Model, a framework for measuring marketing’s contribution to a demand generation program and to provide a structure for the lead nurturing and scoring activities that support this process. Left Brain Model user Lenovo was the winner of Eloqua’s 2012 Demand Generation Center of Excellence Markie Award for its collaborative go-to-market strategy, commitment to persona-based content and focus on metrics to drive campaign decisions.

Left Brain DGA Acquires Marketing Technology Practice of Raab Associates, Appoints David Raab VP Program Optimization


Left Brain DGA
, a Silicon Valley-based demand generation agency, has acquired the marketing technology practice of Raab Associates for an undisclosed equity stake. As part of the acquisition, Raab Associate principal David Raab will take on the new title of VP Program Optimization at Left Brain DGA. In this role, Raab will assist in client relations and help maximize program effectiveness.

The acquisition of Raab Associates’ marketing technology practice is the latest step in an aggressive expansion of high profile market experts in the marketing automation space for Left Brain. Last year, Left Brain added three experienced executives to its leadership team from Rubicon Marketing Group, including former CEO April Brown, as well as Kevin Provost and David Ward.

Left Brain DGA Acquires Marketing Technology Practice of Raab Associates, Appoints David Raab VP Program Optimization


Left Brain DGA
, a Silicon Valley-based demand generation agency, has acquired the marketing technology practice of Raab Associates for an undisclosed equity stake. As part of the acquisition, Raab Associate principal David Raab will take on the new title of VP Program Optimization at Left Brain DGA. In this role, Raab will assist in client relations and help maximize program effectiveness.

The acquisition of Raab Associates’ marketing technology practice is the latest step in an aggressive expansion of high profile market experts in the marketing automation space for Left Brain. Last year, Left Brain added three experienced executives to its leadership team from Rubicon Marketing Group, including former CEO April Brown, as well as Kevin Provost and David Ward.

Spikes In Sales, Pipeline Activity Point To 2010 Emerging As Breakout Year

Last month we published an article predicting adoption of demand generation and marketing automation solutions was poised for a growth surge in 2010. However, the fourth quarter sales growth reported by several vendors, combined with a significant uptick in pipeline activity during the first few weeks of the New Year, point to 2010 emerging as a breakout year for the category.

Industry Analysts Predict Increased Adoption, Sophistication For Automation In 2010

Steep budget cuts and gaps in expertise created some speed bumps for marketing automation adoption and demand generation investments in 2009. However, increased awareness and sophistication, combined with a growing trail of successful case studies are expected to make marketing automation more of a must-have investment for leading BtoB organizations in 2010, according to a poll of leading industry experts.

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