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March 29, 2011

2011 Winner: Maria Pergolino, Marketo

2011-pergolinoCompany: Marketo
Years in Business: 10

Nominee's Achievements:
Deemed by Telesmart Communication’s Josiane Feignon as “one of the most creative and spirited marketing bloggers,” Maria Pergolino leads Marketo’s inbound marketing, campaign optimization and demand generation strategies as the Director of Marketing.  Her impressive 10 year online B2B marketing career spans everything from CRM, social media, content marketing, search marketing, and lead generation and nurturing.

Maria is a co-author of the most successful social media, lead nurturing, and lead scoring books created specifically for B2B Marketers, entitled The Definitive Guides to B2B Marketing. She also provides frequent contributions to the MarketingProfs blog and is an author of Marketo’s popular blog, Modern B2B Marketing, which has over 16,000 subscribers.

Maria has held management positions at companies such as Shunra, ESIS, Inc and, is Salesforce.com Certified Administrator and user group leader.  She is also is a sought after speaker at numerous marketing events, and has a Marketing Degree and MBA from the School of Business at Rutgers University.

Nominee’s Achievement in the Field of Sales Lead Management:
Recognized as a B2B Marketing thought leader, Maria has made significant contributions to the sales lead management and marketing automation industry.  She has contributed over 100 blog posts annually to top 100 marketing blogs, as well as writing or contributing dozens of articles and white papers to drive awareness in the field of lead management. Her posts and papers are typically read by tens of thousands and she has a vast following of over 3300 in her twitter network.  Maria has presented to thousands at a time, both online and at live events and has also developed much content through multimedia like video and webcasts.

Maria’s work has also been cited in multiple published articles and books, including the bestselling book “Content Rules” which specifically quotes Maria on her work in lead management.  She has spoken on over 30 webinars and at 40 live events in the field of lead management, and more specifically on topics including social media, lead nurturing, content marketing, lead scoring and revenue performance management.  Maria has also been a speaker for such organizations as American Marketing Association, MarketingProfs, Direct Marketing News, Online Marketing Connect, BtoB Magazine, Business Marketing Association and many more.  Additional professional achievements include: Winner of several BMA B2 Awards and last year she was named one of 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management.

Maria is constantly creating new ways to drive demand for Marketo. She is always one step ahead of the competition and refuses to be a follower. Maria continually strives for excellence in everything she does, and measures herself not only by her own accomplishments, but by the accomplishments of those around her. She is a fearless leader and works every day to make herself, and those she works with, better marketers.

Professional Boards:

  1. Leader- Silicon Valley Salesforce.com User Group
  2. Online Marketing Connect Advisory Panel Member
  3. Founder and Leader: The B2B Marketing Book Club
  4. Member, Word of Mouth Marketing Association
  5. Member, BMA

Authorship (articles or books):

  1. #52 Blog, AdAge
  2. #67 Internet Marketing Bs by Winning the Web
  3. #92 Blog, Junta42
  4. Blog posts have been recognized as top posts by BtoB Magazine
  5. Expert Contributor, Focus.com
  6. Guest Instructor, Online Marketing Institute
  7. The Definitive Guides to B2B Marketing

Maria is nominated by Jennifer Howard


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Maria-- congrats on killing it for Marketo! They are so lucky to have you!

Maria, this is such well deserved recognition for you and Marketo! Your brilliant marketing efforts and total team play bring so much to your awesome company! Well done!

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