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Marketo vs Adobe Campaign

Marketo is a big name in marketing automation, and Adobe is a big name period. How does Adobe Campaign, the marketing automation piece of Adobe Marketing Cloud, stack up? Not very well, actually. Marketo has a far stronger feature sets in every category: email marketing, lead management, reporting, and CRM integration.

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Marketo vs Responsys (Oracle)

Comparing Marketo and Oracle’s Responsys as competing marketing automation platforms, it’s not clear to us why anybody would choose Responsys over Marketo. Unlike Oracle’s other marketing automation platform, Eloqua, which is comparable in features and power to Marketo, Responsys fails in most categories.

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Marketo vs Eloqua (Oracle)

Marketo and Eloqua are two marketing automation platforms that serve similar industries, leaning towards B2B and enterprise level businesses, but with price points and interfaces that are accessible to medium sized businesses. Integration with CRMs is key and will likely determine which is the better option for you. Marketo offers native integrations with Salesforce (considered…

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Marketo vs Salesforce Marketing Cloud (Formerly ExactTarget)

Marketo and the Salesforce Marketing Cloud are two marketing automation solutions with big names behind them. With a brand name like Salesforce, you would expect the two to be close competitors on features aimed at the enterprise market. Surprisingly, this is not the case. Marketo was built for the Salesforce CRM platform and, shockingly, offers…

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Marketo vs. ClickDimensions

Marketo and ClickDimensions are both marketing automation tools that help companies handle dealing with things like lead management and email marketing. Marketo targets the mid to enterprise level businesses, while ClickDimensions is aimed at the large end of small businesses and medium sized businesses, primarily. The first thing you should know if you are comparing…

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Marketo vs. Infusionsoft

Infusionsoft and Marketo are two heavy hitters in the marketing automation industry, with nearly identical market penetration. Marketo is used more heavily by the largest companies, while Infusionsoft is more popular with relatively small companies. This is more or less by design. Marketo is built with mid and enterprise level businesses in mind, while Infusionsoft…

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Marketo vs. Bronto

Marketo is a major player in the marketing automation industry, while Bronto is a much less well known rising star. While both are suitable for both mid-market and enterprise level businesses, Marketo is more effective at scaling than Bronto. Bronto, meanwhile, can be considered a bit easier to use and more intuitive, but with fewer…

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Marketo vs. Pardot

Marketo and Pardot are two big names in marketing automation, and both tend to skew slightly toward the B2B and enterprise markets. Pardot is built by Salesforce, and Marketo was built on the Salesforce platform and is also considered to be one of the best platforms for integration with Salesforce. On the surface, the two…

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Marketo vs HubSpot

Two major powerhouses in the marketing automation industry, Marketo and HubSpot have a lot in common but serve slightly different audiences. Before diving into the feature set, the primary difference to understand is the target audience. Marketo has a deeper focus on lead nurturing and, as a result, has traditionally been more closely associated with…

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Should I Use Marketo?

Marketo is a very good solution for the problem it sets out to solve, so the question is really more about how good a fit that solution is for your needs. So, who uses Marketo? Marketo is specifically most useful and cost-effective for mid-sized businesses and enterprise level businesses. Additionally, while both Marketo and HubSpot…

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