SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Marketo, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKTO), the leading provider of engagement marketing software and solutions, is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its founding and along with it, a decade of helping marketers everywhere build meaningful, long-term relationships with their customers.
Marketo was founded in 2006 with one idea: to create a new kind of enterprise marketing software company; one dedicated solely to the needs and mission of today's marketing professional. Over the last 10 years, digital, social, and mobile technologies have changed how brands and buyers meet and engage with each other. The result of this transformation is a new era in which the marketer has assumed a powerful position as the steward of the customer lifecycle.
"My co-founders and I built Marketo because we saw a world in which marketers would lead the customer journey," said Phil Fernandez, chairman and CEO of Marketo. "That vision has come to life thanks to our customers and partners, who, like us, seized the opportunity to put Marketing First across their organizations. I look forward to the next 10 years in which we'll continue to innovate and help marketers reach and engage with their customers everywhere."
Major company achievements include:
- Industry accolades such as being named a leader by Gartner Inc., in the Magic Quadrant for Digital Marketing Hubs1
- Customer accolades such as being named among Trust-Radius 2016 top-rated marketing automation platforms across SMB and enterprise by our customers2
- Game-changing innovations that have set the marketing and technology agenda for tomorrow
- The Marketing Nation®, a community of tens of thousands marketing professionals who come together to share their ideas, best practices, and lessons learned
- LaunchPoint®, the most complete, best-of-breed ecosystem
- The Marketo Marketing Nation Summit, the largest annual conference for marketers to get inspired, learn new skills, and keep abreast of trends in the industry
"Panasonic would like to congratulate Marketo on its 10th birthday," said Stephen Yeo, marketing director, Panasonic System Communications Europe. "The marketing department has been the last bastion of the enterprise to undergo automation due to its complexity, dynamism, connected processes, and big datasets. In just 10 years, Marketo has conquered these obstacles better than any other player in the market, and that is why we use Marketo around the world."
"LeadMD became a Marketo partner in 2009, and it's been full steam ahead ever since," said Justin Gray, founder and CEO of LeadMD. "Our success is testament to Marketo's innovative products, customer-centric philosophy, and outstanding support. In the structure of people, process, and technology, partnering with the digital marketing leader has provided the critical foundation."
Marketo (NASDAQ: MKTO) provides the leading marketing software and solutions designed to help marketers master the art and science of digital marketing. Through a unique combination of innovation and expertise, Marketo is focused solely on helping marketers keep pace in an ever-changing digital world. Spanning today's digital, social, mobile and offline channels, Marketo's Engagement Marketing Platform powers a set of breakthrough marketing automation and marketing management applications to help marketers tackle all aspects of digital marketing from the planning and orchestration of marketing activities to the delivery of personalized interactions that can be optimized in real-time. Marketo's applications are known for their ease-of-use, and are complemented by the Marketing Nation®, a thriving network of more than 550 third-party solutions through our LaunchPoint® ecosystem and more than 60,000 marketers who share and learn from each other to grow their collective marketing expertise. The result for modern marketers is unprecedented agility and superior results. Headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. with offices in Atlanta, Portland, Ore., Europe, Australia, and Japan, Marketo serves as a strategic marketing partner to approximately 4,300 large enterprises and fast-growing small companies across a wide variety of industries. For more information, visit www.marketo.com.
1 For more information on Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Digital Marketing Hubs, please click here.
2 For more information on Trust-Radius 2016 Ranking for the Best Marketing Automation Platform, please click here.