Part 1. Eloqua Implementation Post Smartstart

May 24, 2022

I am going to take you how I approach a full on Eloqua implementation.  I am not however going to teach you how to do it.  Big four and other, lesser consultancies take note – Do not ask me for how to guides or my documentation, this is how I make a living.  If you want my services, hire me.  Simple.

Greg Staunton

Oracle have just completed your smartstart, what next?

It doesn’t matter if you are migrating from another platform or starting a re-implementation after a number of years of ownership, both implementation and re-implementation have the same steps.  My Eloqua implementation section will guide you through all the different steps and background programs you will need for a perfect implementation that will provide you with a solid base which will ensure the success of your marketing automation strategy moving forward.

Each Eloqua implementation line item will need careful consideration and I have developed off the shelf toolkits and guides that speed up out entire process.  These are the same toolkits I continuously evolve with each Eloqua Implementation.

For your convenience I have also put together a number of background programs that you should implement in order to get the most out of all subsequent marketing automation initiatives.

Essential Eloqua Pre-Implementation Considerations

  • Eloqua Architecture Documentation
  • Eloqua Marketing Systems Overview
  • Eloqua User Access Levels

Eloqua Core Implementation Setup

  • Blocked Domains
  • Eloqua User List
  • Eloqua Asynchronous Web Tracking
  • Eloqua Email Groups
  • 3rd Party Web Tracking Integration
  • Eloqua Naming Convention
  • Eloqua Marketing Asset Foldering Structure
  • Eloqua Central API User Maintenance
  • Eloqua Contact Database Architecture
  • Website Form Integration
  • Eloqua Seed Lists
  • Eloqua Email Templates for Marketing
  • Automated Top-Level Eloqua Reporting
  • Subscription Status Custom Object

Eloqua Implementation Essential Background Programs

  • Hardbounce & Unsubscribe program
  • Internal Marketing Email Validation Program
  • Subscription Status Program
  • Contact Activity Status Program
  • Purchased List Expiry Program
  • Email Frequency Program
  • Contact Washing Machine Program
  • Automated Persona Assignment Program
  • Data Governance Program


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Part 4. Eloqua User Access Levels

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