b2b trending conversations

B2B Trending Conversations: Big Data, LinkedIn Lead Gen, Emotion and B2B Buying

While much of the business world is reeling in the wake of Donald Trump’s election to the U.S. presidency, life — and business — goes on. And so we’re back again with another edition of B2B Trending Conversations, our weekly roundup of who’s talking and what’s trending in the B2B space. This week, we’ll compare inbound and […]

data science techniques

Five Reasons Business Power Users Should Adopt Data Science Techniques

Industries from healthcare to agriculture to banking to retail are hitching their wagons to the big data and analytics train, and for good reason. Having usable information about your industry, customers and products can provide key competitive advantages and ultimately improve your business. However, outside of the world of PHD statisticians, few business users know […]

social media

B2B Trending Conversations: Fun with Social Media, Hiring the Perfect SDR, Maximizing SEO

Welcome back to another edition of B2B Trending Conversations, our weekly roundup of what’s trending in the social media B2B space. This week, we feature posts on hiring the perfect sales development rep, making boring B2B brands come alive, predictive marketing software and more. We’ve also selected a pair of infographics, including one on using […]

Big Data Part 1

Big Data Conferences 2016

Are businesses constantly being driven by analytics? Is your B2B firm getting the most out of Big Data? To assist in jump-starting or contributing to your knowledge of Big Data, we have created a list of the top Big Data conferences around the world- one a month from June to December 2016. These conferences offer panels, […]

moneyflips

B2B Solution of the Week: How enterprises can monetize data

Running a B2B company has its challenges. Competition remains intense, profit margins are too thin and the top line has plateaued. How can B2B find secondary revenue sources? The answer could lie in part within business intelligence (BI) data monetization. “Data monetization is an increasingly popular trend among B2B enterprises,” says Ramon Chen, chief marketing […]

Needles at FMF

FlipMyFunnel Roadshow: Creating a demand generation engine with account-based marketing

As part of the FlipMyFunnel Roadshow in San Francisco, Feb. 25, one of the first sessions put the focus on creating a demand generation engine with account-based marketing (ABM). Together, Ken Wincko, senior vice president, marketing, PRNewswire, and Adam Needles, chief strategy officer, ANNUITAS, a B2B demand strategy firm, discussed how the online news service […]

6sense

B2B Solution of the Week: Inside the future of predictive analytics

If you visit 6sense, a predictive analytics provider for sales and marketing, in San Francisco, you might expect that a converted Victorian house or a gleaming office tower will house the B2B startup. However, 6sense and its founder and CEO Amanda Kahlow aspire to humbler external trappings, choosing a converted warehouse/loft off an alley across […]

Marshall Fitzpatrick, the CEO of Little Bird

Marshall Kirkpatrick’s social discovery platform Little Bird gets a makeover

If you’re on the prowl for influencers in your space, no matter your field, we can’t say enough good things about the revamping of Little Bird, a social discovery platform quarterbacked by Marshall Kirkpatrick, CEO of the company and former co-editor of ReadWriteWeb. Available for four years, Little Bird lets you find and engage with influencers, while also […]

boxsalesbig

Salesforce, Box partnership shaking up the B2B storage space

Salesforce and Box announced a new partnership today, which would bring documents from Box’s cloud storage and content management solution into Salesforce. Using a new tool that will launch in February, users could share Box files inside Salesforce, both from the service’s web interface and mobile applications. For example, as CIO.com writes, “when commenting on a sales opportunity, users will […]

Ouija

B2B Solution of the Week: Integrating predictive analytics with larger enterprise software

There’s a lot of talk lately about predictive analytics, and undoubtedly it is starting to infiltrate the B2B software industry. In the last year plus Salesforce.com acquired RelateIQ and LinkedIn bought out Fliptop, making meaningful progress in this space. But how will they implement predictive analytics solutions within their larger B2B cloud ecosystems? What approaches […]