SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marketo (NASDAQ: MKTO), provider of the leading cloud-based marketing software platform for building and sustaining engaging customer relationships, announced today that it has been named the winner in the marketing solutions category of CRM Magazine's CRM Market Leaders Awards for the third consecutive year. In its explanation of why Marketo "takes the coveted category winner crown," the magazine referenced the company's "integration of social, email, mobile, and web channels" as well as its "effective integration with popular CRM solutions." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070917/AQM011LOGO) "It's always an honor to be recognized for our marketing thought leadership and product innovation," said Marketo VP Strategic Alliances Robin Bordoli. "This award validates our strength as the marketing platform of choice for customers across top CRM ecosystems, including Salesforce.com, Microsoft Dynamics, SAP and SugarCRM." In 2013, Marketo also received the Salesforce AppExchange Customer Choice Award for Marketing for the fifth year running, in addition to being named a CRM Watchlist Winner for two consecutive years. About Marketo: Marketing Software. Easy, Powerful, Complete. Marketo (NASDAQ: MKTO) provides the leading cloud-based marketing software platform for companies of all sizes to build and sustain engaging customer relationships. Spanning today's digital, social, mobile and offline channels, the Marketo® solution includes a complete suite of applications that help organizations acquire new customers more efficiently, maximize customer loyalty and lifetime value, improve sales effectiveness, and provide analytical insight into marketing's contribution to revenue growth. Marketo's applications are known for their breakthrough ease-of-use, and are complemented by the Marketing Nation™, a thriving network of more than 150 LaunchPoint™ ecosystem partners and over 30,000 marketers who share and learn from each other to grow their collective marketing expertise. The result for modern marketers is unprecedented agility and superior results.