Eloqua

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Eloqua
Industry Web analytics
Marketing automation
Founded Toronto, Canada (1999)
Headquarters Vienna, Virginia, United States
Key people
Joe Payne, Chairman & CEO
Steven Woods, CTO
Andre Yee, VP Engineering[1]
Parent Oracle Corporation
Website www.eloqua.com

Eloqua Corp. was a marketing automation SaaS company which developed automated marketing and demand generation software and services for business-to-business marketers. The company is now part of Oracle Corporation.

Background and history[edit]

Eloqua was started in Toronto, Canada in 1999 by Mark Organ, Steven Woods and Abe Wagner.[2] Its stated goal was to provide improved lead generation and demand management services.

On 20 December 2012, Eloqua announced that it signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Oracle Corporation for $871M.[3]

Clients and recognition[edit]

Customers include eBay, Comcast, Apple Inc., Blackboard Inc., NBA franchise the Portland Trail Blazers,[4] and Fidelity Investments.[5] As of May 2011, the company's software had 70,000 users.[6] In 2010, the company was awarded a Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) silver medal WOMMY Award.[7] Eloqua received several awards including being named a Market Leader by CRM Magazine in both 2008 and 2009.[8] In 2009, the company also received a Forrester Groundswell Award in the "Business-to-Business Talking" category for its sales tool "The Conversation".[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet the Eloqua founders". Eloqua. Archived from the original on 2012-06-18. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  2. ^ Company History
  3. ^ "Oracle and Eloqua Agree to Combine to Accelerate Modern Marketing". Eloqua. Dec 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  4. ^ "Eloqua Customer Success". Blip TV. Retrieved 2010-02-09. 
  5. ^ "Value Added: Joe Payne and the (online) art of closing a deal.". The Washington Post. 16 January 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Eloqua Announces "All About Revenue Success" Tour". MSNBC.MSN.com. 26 May 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Word of Mouth Marketing Association Announces 2010 WOMMY Award Winners". PRWeb. 22 November 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "CRM Magazine Names Eloqua 2009 Market Leader". dBusinessNews. 7 September 2009. 
  9. ^ "Forrester Groundswell Awards: Business to Business". Groundswell. September 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-09. 

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