Adobe Summit

Adobe Summit 2019 shows how Marketo, Magento acquisitions are coalescing into the Adobe Experience Platform

Adobe is trying to demonstrate progress in bringing technologies from Marketo and Magento into its Adobe Experience Platform this week, but possibly the best insight at Adobe Summit so far was a glimpse at a more custom product: a dashboard the company uses to track its own marketing and sales performance. Speaking to approximately 17,000 […]

Insperity TV commercials

Insperity TV campaign urges numbers-obsessed businesses to prioritize people

There may be something kind of cuddly about the employees walking around in giant felt suits in the shape of numbers, but a pair of TV spots from HR outsourcing specialist Insperity are meant to make a serious point about remembering the “human” in “human resources.” Based in Houston and formerly known as Adminstaff, Insperity […]

Walker Sands B2B content

Walker Sands research shows B2B marketers value content that leads to sales over thought leadership

Eighty three per cent of B2B marketers say the production of content is their top priority, and a nearly a third have driving sales and conversions as their primary goal, according to a study from Walker Sands released Thursday. Based on a survey of approximately 300 marketers, the report from Chicago-based agency Walker Sands, titled […]

Showpad CPO

Showpad CPO promises to bring better coaching and a unified experience to sales managers

Showpad CPO Louis Jonckheere says the launch of the firm’s unified Sales Enablement Platform will help one of the least-supported in the enterprise to offer “coaching at scale” with training tools, easier administration and more. The Chicago-based firm’s release comes only nine months after it spent $50 million to acquire LearnCore, a provider of coaching […]

Google Cloud NCAA

Google Cloud TV spot shows how student developers can make sense of March Madness

As basketball fans tune in for some intense competition during the 2019 NCAA Tournament, Google is using the commercial breaks to show how its Google Cloud infrastructure is running data analytics applications to help developers better understand the game and even predict what might happen. Produced by its creative agency Eleven Inc., the 30-second TV […]

Monica Behncke SiriusDecisions AI in B2B

The smartest way to approach AI in B2B, as suggested by SiriusDecisions

Monica Behncke wasn’t necessarily thinking about the potential of AI in B2B when she let her teenage son plan their vacation at an amusement park, but she was quick to recognize the parallels. Speaking at last week’s SiriusDecisions Summit Canada in Toronto, the research firm’s VP and group director noted how amusement parks involve a […]

Philip Smolin

Inside The Mind Of . . . Philip Smolin

A digital marketing innovator for a quarter century, Philip Smolin is an industry expert on data and analytics, programmatic media buying, audience targeting, and the emerging business models redefining marketing. As Chief Strategy Officer of Amobee, Smolin is responsible for driving their global strategy and key growth initiatives that integrate data, analytics and programmatic activation, […]

Bell Canada B2B

Bell Canada’s B2B marketing leader explains how she got her budget doubled at SiriusDecisions Summit

Even if the swords they brought up onto the stage at SiriusDecisions Canada Summit on Tuesday weren’t made out of plastic, it was pretty clear the marketing and sales execs from Bell Business Solutions weren’t really trying to kill each other. That said, Michelle Bourque and her colleague Rishi Patel admitted they were not immune […]