CapGemini, LinkedIn reveal the roadblocks to greater collaboration between fintechs and big banks

The increased willingness of fintech startups to work with banks and other traditional financial services firms may be hampered by attitudes about their agility and ability to execute on innovative ideas, according to a global survey from CapGemini and LinkedIn released Wednesday. World Fintech Report 2018 was originally released late last month, but executives from […]

storytelling edge

Contently’s EIC explains why B2B brands may have a storytelling edge

They’ve produced all kinds of blog posts, infographics and other forms of storytelling for marketers, but now two of Contently’s senior leaders have turned to one of the most venerable mediums of all: a printed book on how to create great narratives for brands. In The Storytelling Edge, Contently Co-founder Shane Snow and Editor-in-Chief Joe […]

b2b lead generation

How to Harness the True Power of the 7 Top Content Types for B2B Lead Generation

Today’s top B2B brands tend to rely on seven types of marketing content to generate the majority of their leads. These content types include, in order of effectiveness, email marketing, content marketing social media marketing, landing page and website optimization, SEO, paid search, and webinars or virtual events.   Before your organization starts putting these […]


nDash opens up content marketing ideation by letting creators pitch entire industries

A content creation company called nDash is seeking to set itself apart from competitors by encouraging its stable of freelance writers to pitch to an entire industry rather than individual B2B brands on its platform. Based in Boston, nDash works much like Contently, Skyword and other startups in the content marketing space by helping brands […]

emotion in ai

Technology can’t replace the emotional aspects needed in creative content and leadership

You’ve seen the news, and you know that technology is taking people’s jobs at factories, fast food restaurants, and more. Is your B2B career next? According to McKinsey Global Institute’s latest report, “Jobs lost, jobs gained: Workforce transitions in a time of automation”: “Automation and AI will lift productivity and economic growth, but millions of […]

Destination Canada

Destination Canada pioneers industry-wide UGC network to address content marketing needs

Destination Canada has launched a network to collect, manage and share user-generated photos and videos with other travel and tourism marketing organizations, offering an example of how non-competitive firms in the same industry can work together to solve content marketing challenges. Based on technology from Toronto-based CrowdRiff, the user generated content (UGC) network pulls in […]

G2 Crowd

G2 Crowd CMO’s content strategy aims to stay one step ahead of business software buyers

The new chief marketing officer for business software and review comparison site G2 Crowd plans to elevate its content market strategy by targeting buyers who don’t even know they’re going to want applications and services. Chicago-based G2 Crowd brought on Ryan Bonnici, most recently the senior director of global marketing at Hubspot, as its CMO […]

emotional storytelling

3 Reasons B2B brands should aim for emotional storytelling

‘A rational framework with no space  — at least or less space — for emotions.’ This is a much-believed formula most business-to-business marketers follow without really questioning it. Marketing driven by emotions is considered to be the something that belongs mainly business-to-customer (B2C) marketers, whereas B2B firms rely on logical strategies and appeals to reason. That’s […]

virtual assistants

Cisco offers survey data to prove virtual assistants can handle enterprise admin chores

Cisco is using market research from a survey of knowledge workers across 10 countries to demonstrate potential interest in having virtual assistants take over some of the most mundane administrative tasks in the enterprise: running meetings and conference calls. The networking giant this week released the data as a followup to the launch of Cisco […]


The most important content question (and how to answer it)

It’s much harder to find a nonfiction book in a library than a fiction book. Why? Because the author is the main search element in fiction, books are usually arranged alphabetically by author last name, sometimes by title. This makes finding what you’re looking for relatively simple if you know some basic information. Sometimes, fiction […]

Jeremy Durant

Inside The Mind Of . . . Jeremy Durant

Jeremy Durant is the business principal and co-founder of Bop Design, a B2B marketing agency headquartered in San Diego, with clients around the world. At Bop Design, Jeremy builds relationships with B2B companies in need of a branding, web design and content marketing strategy in order to generate and nurture ideal client leads. What does Bop […]


Contently CMO wants to help marketers bring accountability to storytelling

Contently is evolving from a service that connects freelancers and brands to a platform that will make marketers more accountable for the work they do, according to the firm’s CMO. A New York-based startup founded in 2011 just as content marketing was becoming a bigger topic, Contently brought on Kelly Wenzel as its CMO earlier […]

TMX Group

TMX Group global marketing campaign puts the future in closeup

Self-driving cars, delivery drones, robot hands and fields full of solar panels are all starring in a video that marks a rebrand from TMX Group that highlights the importance of public equity to entrepreneurs. The one-minute clip, dubbed “The Future Is Yours To See,” made its debut last week and almost completely fills the TMX […]

MarTech MPB2B

Top 20 Things Heard at MarTech and MPB2B

At every conference we hear statements that stay with us for a long time; some statistics, some insightful, some inspiring, and some just downright funny (especially when taken out of context). I thought I’d share some of these heard at MarTech and MarketingProfs B2B Forum (MPB2B) last week:   “In many use cases talking to […]


The One Metric That Identifies Qualified Buyers

Elle Woulfe, VP Marketing at LookbookHQ, began her session at yesterday’s MarTech Conference in Boston with one question, “how did you measure the success of your last campaign?” Most of the room would agree the accepted standard, by tracking: Clicks Downloads Form completions Attribution tied to revenue Marketing has become about the numbers, and whether we’re […]