Hey Scott, we're excited to get our hands on the calendar... I'm not sure, though, if we're going to be utilizing it to the full extent that we initially thought when we saw it at Summit and were told it would be included in our instance of Marketo. The limitation of the licensing means that unless there are sharing capabilities that don't require a license, then it loses a significant part of the functionality that Marketo is trying to push it as having. Without sharing, it won't be our team's primary calendar that we utilize, and will become "just another calendar". Is there sharing available, or any ideas for this in the near future?
Good feedback and an important question. Let me talk to the team here and get back to you and the rest of the Nation. I want to make sure I am providing you with accurate information : ). I will try and get back to you soon.
I'm excited to see the calendar rolled out in our sandbox instance. I'm curious how, an admin, to give permissions to other to see the marketing calendar? I couldn't figure it out from documentation available and from poking around on the admin side.
Thanks for your help!
Keep the innovation coming! Nice to meet you at the LA event!
The ability to assign Marketing Calendar access to individual Marketo users will be coming in our August release. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be turning on Marketing Calendar for everyone (for a limited time). Please see the full details here:
My organization's very excited to get our collective mits on the marketing calendar. I can't wait!
Will there be guidance/recommendations from Marketo available on how to deploy it to a monitor or screen such that it's MADE visibile (literally) to people? I'm sure this would tie into licensing and the 5-seat free access limit you're describing.
Really excited to get our hands on all the new features. When do you expect for the rollout of all July 2014 relese features to be complete for all customers? I keep hoping to log in and see the new interface.
Just checked out the new Calendar feature in our instance, so far it looks great!
Is there a place to provide feedback or suggestions to the product team about the Calendar?
For instance, Is there a way to display both the Program Name and Smart Campaign name for the individual events on the Calendar Days? In our instance we repeat the same smart campaign name, and leverage the Program Name to add specific detail about the camapaign. We do this to avoid repeating the Program Name in two places, however on the calendar all we see is "Send Email"
Otherwise, this looks like it will be very useful to the team.
I woudl post your suggestions in the IDEA section of this community. While the product team does read posts here, they are very thorough when it comes to reading everyones suggestions in the IDEA section.
(I will also forward your email to them too : )
Have a great weekend. Scott
@Scott M - We have a bunch more features planned for the Marketing Calendar. Very near the top is a TV view.
@Patrick - As of right now, we have released the new UI and the Marketing Calendar to little more than 50% of our customers. The plan is to complete the roll out by the end of next week.
@Brian - Ideas is the way to go. Regarding having both program name and campaign name in the entry - space in the calendar was tricky thing for us to deal with. One of th reasons we like the 3 week view. That said - A calendar entry inherits its name from the asset (in this case campaign) but you can change it and it won’t affect that name of the smart campaign.