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VMware needed an Eloqua partner to deal with all their day to campaign execution as well as handle their much larger annual lead nurture programs. Since it was VMware the challenge they had was with volume. They had emails going out in 28 languages. On top of that multiple platforms that they were marketing, they were on Eloqua 9, had a database size of 6 million which of course dramatically slowed their system down.
Day to day business campaigns needed a well thought, automated campaign delivery process. As such one was created using Zoho ticket. That was the easy part.
When the major campaign for the year hit this was a huge effort. I only had a small team and had to enlist the help of a friend of mine, Chris Corney, fly him out of Singapore and back to Britain for a few weeks.
In the end we got the campaign delivered on time, in budget but yes, it was a rollercoaster.
Chris will hate me for saying this but he met a friend of mine who was on the team, they fell in love, both moved back to Singapore and now on to Dubai. That project and client will always remind me of that!