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B2B News for Thursday, September 16: GaN Systems Signs BMW deal, Corporate Tax Rate Report, GPJ Acquisition & More

September is the serious month. The kids are back at school, there are twice as many cars on the road, twice as many passengers on the commuter train and twice as much B2B news to report. Personal finance site Wallethub released its Corporate Tax Rate Report yesterday. Key observations about US corporations include: The overall tax […]

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B2B News for Tuesday, September 14, 2021: Intuit Acquires Mail Chimp & Call Centre Empathy

Intuit will acquire Mail Chimp for approximately $12 billion US in cash and stock. The plan is to develop an end-to-end customer growth platform for small and mid-market businesses. The new tool will allow clients to combine their customer data from Mailchimp and QuickBooks’ purchase data. “We’re focused on powering prosperity around the world for […]

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B2B News for Thursday, September 9 2021: TMP & Accenture Acquisitions, SAP Award, SEO Importance

There has been some serious consolidation of B2B tech marketing in the UK recently. The Marketing Practice (TMP) has acquired Kingpin Communications. The merger brings together two leaders in B2B technology marketing. Last month, TMP acquired Omobono, a digital experiences agency The combined group employs more than 300 people in the US, UK, Germany and Australia. […]

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B2B News for Tuesday, September 7, 2021: Farming Robots, Duckweed Protein & New CEOs at Panasonic and Formel D

Agriculture is a B2B sector we’ve only covered through its interconnections with logistics and supply chain management. That must change. With more focus on the potential for unfairness between the industry and its large migrant workforce, technology is playing a larger role with implications for workers, developers and everyone concerned with the food supply. IDTechEx’s […]

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B2B News for September 1, 2021: Hawke Media Expansion, Pricing Strategy and New Cloud Service Levels

Hawke Media is flying into the Canadian market. The news comes with the acquisition of digital marketing agency, Seriously Creative. Hawke Media plans to collaborate with Seriously Creative to optimize clients’ customer base and overall customer experience. “We have been interested in finding an agency to partner with in Canada for some time, and Seriously Creative proved […]

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B2B News for Friday, August 27, 2021: Pandemic Profits, the Return of Stock Options and Pete Souza at CMW

For the benefit of our American readers, there are only 25 days left until Canada’s next federal election.  With campaigning restricted due to on-going COVID-19 restrictions, deciding who not to vote for has been less divisive than usual. With 70% of the adult population still trying to convince the remaining 30% to get vaccinated. Did […]

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B2B News for Wednesday, August 25, 2021: iOffice and SpaceIQ Merger and SoMe Digital Media Acquisition

We live in an age of acceptable evil. Why else would so many B2B company and product names reference the villainous machines in dystopian novels? Let’s blame the many small victories of English literature program graduates pulling clever fast ones while disguised as marketers. It works for this time when nothing is unexpected….except for the […]

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B2B News for Friday, August 20: Cyber Conflict More Likely, Directions without Connection, Call Centre Jobs Safe

It seems even criminals and terrorists are mostly working from home. Earlier this summer, B2BNN reported that the world had just experienced the worst quarter for ransom ware attacks ever. Yesterday, a newly-released study commissioned by Hewlett-Packard found that “nation state cyberattacks are becoming more frequent, varied and open; moving us closer to a point […]

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B2B News for Tuesday, August 17, 2021: Not Heading Back to the Office, Seismic Acquires Lessonly, & Plannuh Marketplace Integration

Do you know if or when you’ll be going back to the office? According to the Workforce Confidence Index released by LinkedIn, nearly 1/3 of employees have no idea about their company’s plans for office return. Only 10% of workers have been told that they won’t be returning to the physical workplace within the next […]

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B2B News for Friday, August 13, 2021: Hybrid Workplace Tools, Construction Technology Matters, an AI Acquisition

It’s fair to say there are three “back to the office” trends. Companies want to reduce their real estate footprint. Employees want to reduce their brutal pre-pandemic commutes. Neither real estate developers nor speculators nor governments want to invest in converting office spaces to homes to resolve the desperate housing shortage across Canada. It’s also […]

Relevant and Irreverent Social Media: In Conversation with Lauren Silverman

Lauren Silverman acknowledges the risk-taking nature of digital first strategies in B2B. The London-based Strategy Director at Doremus & Co says it is a balancing act. “We are constantly working between risk aversion versus risk romance,” she said in a recent interview. “There are still inherent risks in social media because it is a conversation. It’s […]

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B2B News for Wednesday, August 4, 2021: Dog DNA, the Gig Economy, Social Good Platforms

Let’s not kid ourselves. Between pet supply production, logistics and marketing alone, dogs represent a huge business opportunity. Puppy love goes well beyond acknowledging that biodegradable poop bags are much less expensive – and less environmentally devastating — than disposable diapers for human babies. Not surprisingly, everyone wants to know more about their fur babies. […]

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B2B News for Friday, July 30, 2021: Canada Wins Robotics World Cup, Automotive Acquisition & the Life Insurance Industry at Pandemic’s End

Hopes for Canada’s future as an AI innovation centre are shining more brightly this week. The Dalhousie University robotics team, CYRUS, became the first Canadian team to win the international RoboCup competition. The competition is the robotics World Cup of soccer simulations. The Dalhousie team is led by research assistant Nader Zare and PhD student Mahtab Sarvmaili. The […]

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B2B News for Wednesday, July 28, 2021: Psychological Safety at Work, Clean Water & Entrepreneurs Listen to Reviews

Psychological safety in the workplace means being able to talk about what isn’t working. As part of that openness, leadership has to welcome criticism as part being accountable. According to the Centre for Creative Leadership, psychological safety in the workplace helps organizations to prevent failure and fully the leverage its talents’ full strength. “People need […]

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B2B News for Friday, July 16, 2021: Integrate Appointment, Commvault & SoftwareONE Partnership, ServiceNow Upgrades Support Hybrid Workplaces

Variants are for viruses. Today, we are going old school stability with no need for a booster. This news roundup is all appointments and announcements. Remember, viruses can’t mutate if they can’t spread. Ideas, though, just become trends, so just keep those video conferences in your calendar for now. Pheonix-based PDM tool Integrate, has appointed […]

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B2B News for Wednesday, July 14, 2021: Bad Looks for the Rich, Vancouver Vegan Food & Remote-Work Proof Real Estate

Columnists seldom give advice to the ultra riche who could crush them. Still, I’m willing to risk telling the private-jet set that starving your workforce’s countries of the taxes that fund healthcare and education is a really bad look. It’s a view, new research says, that is shared beyond the sphere of the justifiably judgmental […]