What Shopify’s CMO can teach you about marketing like a boss

For anyone looking to grow their business it always helps to glean intelligent insights from the experts. Shopify CMO, Craig Miller, recently did an interview with Referral Candy to discuss what he learned while spearheading the growth of the e-commerce company. Just look at the astounding numbers Shopify is putting out. Launched in 2008,  the […]

Conference coverage: We’ll be live from Toronto’s Dx3 on March 11, 12

Dx3, one of Canada’s largest marketing and retail conference, touches down in Toronto March 11 and 12, and B2BNN will be there to report on sessions ranging from the rise of programmatic advertising to reddit’s influence on marketing campaigns. The speaker list is exhaustive: Dx3 invited executives from companies such as Microsoft, BuzzFeed, reddit, Yahoo!, IBM, Shazam, Indiegogo, […]

Big city or small suburb: Where should you base your B2B company?

At first glance, the advantages of headquartering a B2B company in a major metropolitan area are almost too numerous to list. From workforce size and media attention, to civic and business infrastructure, to diversity of client base, and even culture and entertainment options, cities, it would seem, are where any B2B exec would first want to consider […]

Infographic: How Big Data can be clutch for your business

Big Data is set to transform the way we do business by collecting vast quantities of information, analyzing it, and presenting a clearer picture of what clients seek – or what businesses could be offering to increase revenue. Any B2B firm can now know what keywords make their clients salivate, understand the demographics of their customers, their buying habits, […]

Why your business needs a customer advisory board

Guest post by  Brian Crotty, Chief Operating Officer at Broadview Networks All successful companies experience change and a natural evolution as they grow, whether that includes mergers, reorganizations, a new product niche or shifting business goals. As businesses continually redefine what makes them successful, it is vital that they regularly source customer feedback as part […]

SAP’s hybris exec blazes new trail in B2B enterprise technology (Sponsored)

If anyone knows about customer engagement and commerce, it’s Jamie Anderson. With 18 years of experience in customer relations and marketing for major global companies such as Adobe, Siebel Systems and SAP, he is well-known for his cutting-edge insights into what tickles our buying bones in the digital age. Based in Edinburgh, UK, Anderson is […]

BlackBerry to brings its software to any phone

BlackBerry announced Sunday a cross-platform strategy aiming to deliver a package of security and communication tools to any smartphone or tablet device running iOS, Android or Windows. Dubbed “BlackBerry Experience Suite,” this collection of apps and security tools will be available later this year. It’s being reported the suite will include its Hub messaging portal, virtual keyboard and security […]

The 10 most insightful quotes from Wolff Olins’ CEO report

How is today’s CEO thinking about corporate culture and business success differently than yesterday’s leader? A new report from brand consultancy firm Wolff Olins surveyed 43 global CEOs to learn how their careers have been influenced by technology, new ways to educate staff, and a perspective shift that has revolutionized the position. Interviewed CEOs include AOL’s Tim […]

Why cloud computing is becoming an integral part of the IT landscape

New research reveals that cloud computing offers IT a way to communicate with users, be responsive, and gain relevancy. The new report [PDF] comes from market researchers, Vanson Bourne, who “conducted a total of 1000 interviews with senior IT decision-makers in private organisations of 500 employees or more,” during September and October 2014. The report is sponsored by Tata […]

What CEOs should know about the value of advisory boards

What are the benefit of bringing an advisory board to your firm? That was the discussion at a session recently held at Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District, lead by Tony Redpath of MaRs and Karan Walia of mobile ad platform Cluep. Redpath mentors entrepreneurs at MaRS, with an emphasis on environmental, advanced materials and manufacturing markets. MaRS Discovery District, launched in 2005, helps […]

Hashtag Team: Apps key for content marketing, conversion conference wraps up

What’s trending this week in the B2B Twittersphere? As we do every week, the Hashtag Team column will scour Twitter to find out what B2B insiders are discussing in marketing, advertising, Big Data, ecommerce and more! This week, learn how mobile apps are essential for content marketing strategies, how Big Data plays a role in […]

Air Canada, Apple, Facebook have most loyal fans

A newly updated list of the most loyal brands include Air Canada, Apple, AT&T, Facebook, Domino’s, Google and many more. According to Brand Keys’ 19th Annual Customer Loyalty Engagement Index (CLEI), their index measures brands whose drivers come closest to meeting (or even exceeding) those of their respective category. The number-one company “is always the one whose […]

Why being married makes you a better entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs often apply their life skills to their sales and marketing, and the acquired lessons from marriage are no different. The business professionals we spoke to explain how their marriage helped them become stronger entrepreneurs…and how running their own companies helped their relationships. Eric Gilboord, of Toronto-based WarrenBDC, helps Boomer-aged business owners to sell or transition out of their […]