SOURCE: Eloqua

August 27, 2009 10:00 ET

Eloqua Announces Tracks and Speakers for Eloqua Experience 2009 International User Conference

Second Annual Event Brings Thought Leaders From Across the Globe to Build a Community of Success; Third Annual Markie Awards Honor the Best and Brightest

VIENNA, VA--(Marketwire - August 27, 2009) - Eloqua, the category-defining leader in marketing automation, today announced the preliminary speaker line-up for Eloqua Experience 2009, the company's second annual international user conference and the industry's largest event dedicated to innovation in marketing. Eloqua Experience 2009 is dedicated to bringing together a growing community of 25,000 marketers from more than 30 countries to build a community for success through the sharing of best practices and market insight.

Keynote speakers this year include David Meerman Scott, marketing strategist and author of "Worldwide Rave," and Joseph Payne, B2B marketing expert and CEO of Eloqua. Additionally, many of the industry's most influential research analysts, including Laura Ramos, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester, and Tony Jaros, vice president at SiriusDecisions, will present their views and insights on current market trends and opportunities.

Eloqua Experience 2009 will be held November 2-4, 2009 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, CA, and will showcase real-world case studies, thought leadership and Eloqua subject experts to help marketers drive greater success.

With a packed agenda of customer and industry insider presentations, the conference offers attendees exceptional networking and learning opportunities on how to exceed the business challenges posed to today's marketing and sales organizations. Eloqua Experience 2009 offers multiple tracks of training sessions and several new features this year:

--  Rising Star: Sessions in this track are geared toward the Eloqua user
    who is becoming proficient and looking for new and creative ideas.
--  Rock Star: Sessions are geared for the power user looking to maximize
    programs and take campaigns to the next level.
--  Executive Insight: As more marketing executives are utilizing
    marketing automation to drive revenue growth, these sessions demonstrate
    how the best marketers transformed their organizations to face challenges
    of the new buying process.
--  NEW: Marketing Best Practices and Product Education workshops
--  NEW: Eloqua Campground featuring the Marketing Effectiveness Zone,
    with clinics that will focus on Campaign Management, Lead Management,
    Contact Management, Marketing Effectiveness Measurement and Landing Page
    Optimization
    

"As the leader in marketing automation and best practices, it is important to host a world class event to support our rapidly growing community of users. Eloqua Experience 2009 will bring together a vibrant group of marketers from small companies to large global organizations to share ideas, experiences and opinions," said Brian Kardon, CMO, Eloqua.

The 2009 Marketing Awards: The Markies

Eloqua's third annual Marketing Awards, or Markies, will be announced at a special dinner on Tuesday, November 3rd, during Eloqua Experience 2009. The Markies are an annual competition that recognizes customers whose marketing programs have delivered a true competitive advantage. For more information or to enter, please visit http://www.eloquaexperience.com/content/marketingawards.

Registration and Speaker Submission information

To register for Eloqua Experience 2009 or for speaker submission information, please go to http://www.eloquaexperience.com.

About Eloqua

Eloqua is the category-defining marketing automation leader and provider of best practices expertise for marketers around the world. The company's mission is to make its customers the best marketers on earth. Thousands of customers from leading companies such as American Express, Aon, Apple, Fifth Third Bank, Dow Jones, Fidelity, Seagate and Sybase rely on the power of Eloqua to execute, automate and measure programs that generate revenue. Eloqua helps companies read and decode their buyers' Digital Body Language™, thereby improving the quality and quantity of sales leads, increasing marketing effectiveness, and accelerating the selling process. Eloqua is headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, with offices in Toronto, London, Singapore and throughout North America. For more information, please call 866-327-8764 or email demand@eloqua.com.

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