Marketing automation software has gained so much attention in the last decade as a result of the evolution of digital marketing strategy from the internet only to an omnichannel strategy. Marketing automation platforms help organizations to structure their digital marketing initiatives across different platforms and ensure that their efforts are getting paid off. State of Marketing Automation Survey by Ascent 2 states that over 46% of marketing influencers consider generating ROI as the primary objective of marketing automation and about 84% find it successful after implementation of a marketing automation system1. They help in scheduling updates, getting ideas about consumer trends, engaging customers in real time and delivering rich insights about marketing initiatives. Hubspot and Marketo are two of the significant players in this market. Let's compare them in detail.