Texts From Marketo: Starting Our Story From Page 1



Posted: June 8, 2015 | Modern Marketing

I’m not reinventing social, I’m just going back to page 1. At Marketo, we recently decided to restart our social storytelling and are going back to page 1 of our social storybook—without any jargon. We realize that some people may not know what we mean when we say that Marketo is the “best in class engagement marketing platform”. I myself, am at the age where when I hear the word “engagement”, my mind immediately goes to weddings, not marketing. So here’s how we’re changing that.

Texts From Marketo

Recently, Marketo staff members were filmed sending text messages to their friends and family members, asking: “What do you think Marketo does?” Apparently, our friends have not always been listening when we talk about what we do all day…The responses we got were all over the place! Some were quite humorous (no, Marketo is not a grocery store—though we do have a rather sizeable snack cupboard in the office!…mmm…Snickers…I digress.) So, we compiled our favorite answers to this simple question and created a video for your viewing pleasure! Take a look below. I promise you a good chuckle or two. (By the way, the answer to the question “What does Marketo do?” is, of course, “We make you smile”.)

So now you’re probably wondering if your posse really knows what you do. Well, it’s your turn to find out! Ask your friends and family via text message and tweet the screenshot of their response using the hashtag #WhatWeDo. Don’t be surprised if your significant other doesn’t know your 9 to 5 as well as you thought!

And, you can find out more about what we do here at Marketo by visiting us at Cabana #2 at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in Cannes, France from June 21-27! Oui, oui!

P.S. I have to give props to my mom for responding to my text message with, “Is this that video you were talking about making?” and then Googling the answer.

Shanna Cook is the Social Media Manager at Marketo. Prior to Marketo, Shanna worked at Intel as their Digital Media Strategist. She holds Bachelors of Arts in International Relations, Italian and Spanish from Stanford University.

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