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In Praise of Deadlines


By Sherry Lamoreaux “Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.” – Samuel Johnson Deadlines get a bad rap. They can actually spur your creativity, if you let the “concentration” part work in your favor – ...

HubSpot Continues Rapid Trajectory with 82% Revenue Growth


CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Inbound marketing software company, HubSpot, Inc., released their 2012 Year in Review today to continue their strong tradition of transparency and rapid growth. The report highlights significant increases in revenue, customer count, and number of employees ...

What Else Is It Called?


Marketing Automation and the ideas around it are often confused by industry jargon that is created for a variety of reasons.  In some cases jargon is created to better communicate a new idea.  In most cases it is used to “differentiate”.  But the truth is that it often confuses newcomers.  ...

Marketers as Smart Consumers


The Age of the Salesperson When I sold cookware as an in-home salesperson, I was proud of our products and I was proud of what I did.  Our product was expensive but I knew that my customers would use that product for the rest of their lives (I met my wife that way and she still does).  We called our ...

Sage Sells Its ACT! and SalesLogix Lines


The move represents an effort to divest itself of non-core solutions. The Sage Group today announced plans to sell seven non-core products, including its ACT! and SalesLogix products, for a total of roughly $145 million. The deals involve three products managed from North America (Sage ACT!, Sage SalesLogix, ...

Content Marketing Isn’t New, It’s Just Easier


Years ago, me and my wife decided to move from Chicago, where we both grew up, to California.  We were married for about 6 years and our two boys were 2 and 5 years old respectively.  We wanted to do it right and we were concerned about upsetting the apple cart with our two boys.  We wanted to make ...

Marketing Automation Mag – Jan – 2013


Infusionsoft rakes in $54M to automate marketing for small businesses – GigaOM GigaOMInfusionsoft rakes in $54M to automate marketing for small businessesGigaOMMarketing automation SaaS vendors remain hot properties. Oracle bought Eloqua for $871 million, Hubspot nabbed a $35 million mezzanine ...

Infusionsoft Gets $54M Venture Investment From Goldman Sachs


Infusionsoft, the Chandler-based small-business marketing software company, has received a $54 million venture capital investment from a group led by Goldman Sachs… Goldman Sachs was joined by Arthur Ventures in the round. The companies follow Mohr Davidow Ventures and Signal Peak, which invested ...

Oracle To Buy Eloqua For $23.50/Shr In $871 Million Deal


Oracle this morning said it has agreed to buy Eloqua, a Vienna, Virginia-based provider of cloud-based marketing automation and revenue performance management software, for $23.50 a share in cash, or $871 million net of Eloqua’s cash. ELOQ closed Wednesday at $17.92 a share. Read the story… ...

Marketing Automation Checklist


This checklist is put out by Marketo and is meant for customers using their platform. But if you skip the technical details, I think it has application in many marketing automation efforts. It’s a good checklist and I wanted to share it with you here: Marketing Automation Checklists from ...
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