WeWork TV commercial

WeWork steps up marketing amid turmoil with ‘happier’ TV spot

Its eccentric and controversial CEO suddenly stepped down. The value of its proposed initial public offering has plunged. Its lead investor is reportedly in talks to take over control of the company. WeWork, however, would like its target customers and prospects to focus less on the challenges facing its business and more of what it’s […]

Powerful storytelling tools to help any new executive shape the company narrative

Congratulations, you’ve just been hired to your first executive role. As you shake hands to close the deal, you’re already imagining how you’ll make an incredible first impression on the staff of your new company, assuring them that you’re the right leader to help them grow the company and herald a bright new future in […]

Forrester B2B marketing certification

Forrester exec gives the 101 on its B2B marketing certification program

Last week Forrester said it was building upon its acquisition of SiriusDecisions by  launching a B2B certification program to help marketers gain alignment with sales and more successfully execute programs. With a course list that includes fundamentals and campaign planning, the program is based on SiriusDecisions research and will include personalization via a course advisor, […]

Seismic acquires Percolate

Seismic CEO offers context around its Percolate acquisition

Seismic used its customer event this week to announce a plan to acquire Percolate, which provides software to orchestrate marketing campaigns and manage content for B2B brands. Based in San Diego, Calif., Siesmic is known as a developer of sales enablement tools to manage various assets associated with closing a deal. Financial terms of the […]

InsideSales.com Xant rebrand

InsideSales rebrands as Xant to demonstrate focus on transformative AI

InsideSales.com on Monday announced it was changing its name to Xant as part of a marketing campaign that will include a webinar this Thursday to discuss what it calls ‘the new face of sales engagement.” Based in Utah, InsideSales is best known for offering cloud-based tools that assist with sales, marketing and account management. The […]

COOs and PR

COOs – Are you missing the communications factor for success?

As the Chief Operating Officer, your top priority is to ensure that all operations run smoothly for the best results, and a key part of this falls under the area of communications. After all, if processes, guidelines, rules, deadlines, etc. are not communicated correctly, your B2B can waste thousands of dollars in resources and lose […]

6 Often-overlooked or forgotten ways to promote B2B content

Content marketing might bring more leads than traditional outbound marketing, but only if your customers and prospects consume it. You’ve probably addressed this by covering the basics, from creating a variety of assets (like blog posts, infographics and videos), and using a mix of paid channels like LinkedIn and getting the attention of buyer-centric sites […]

A WeWork exec’s departure underscores the team sport required to own the narrative

The highly-expected initial public offering of your firm has taken a nosedive in terms of valuation. Your CEO, whose antics have already garnered way too many unflattering news stories, has been unceremoniously pushed out. Now the viability of the entire market in which your firm is operating is being questioned. Who’s ready to put out […]

LeadMD sales and marketing alignment

LeadMD develops Sales and Marketing Alignment Index based on first-party research

Performance marketing consultancy LeadMD is using data it collected as part of a survey conducted in partnership with Drift to create what it calls a Sales and Marketing Alignment Index that will benchmark how well B2B teams are working together and offer ideas for improvement. The report, which was released on Monday, is based on […]

CommuniGator survey finds B2B firms aren’t sinking their teeth into marketing automation

One in eight B2B firms are not using marketing automation and 28 per cent are not using many of the technology’s key features, a stat that hasn’t changed in three years according to research published by CommuniGator. The U.K.-based firm — which offers its own line of marketing automation software to assist with lead generation […]

Arthur W. Page Society CCOs Commtech

CCO group Page studies the evolution of ‘commtech’ and the quest to shape corporate culture

After undertaking the deepest and most global research into the perspectives and actions of the world’s leading chief communications officers, an association known as Page is preparing to build upon its findings with a microsite, case studies and courses to learn how to act on them. Originally known as the Arthur W. Page Society, New […]

Esri TV commercial

Esri uses the busiest intersection you’ve ever seen to map the order within chaos

Maps have always helped people to get from A to B, but a new TV commercial from Esri helps explain the connection between location intelligence and moving a business in the right direction. What starts as a young boy’s reverie of watching leaves blow across the ground becomes quickly shifts to a scene in an […]

D&B Lattice app LinkedIn

Dun & Bradstreet says Lattice app will lower social ad costs per lead and boost click-throughs

Three months after acquiring a customer data platform firm, Dun & Bradstreet has launched a desktop app aimed at improving the ability of B2B marketers to run social ad campaigns. The Short Hills, N.J.-based firms said the Lattice app, named after the firm it acquired, will eventually roll out across multiple social channels. Lattice will […]

CMI B2B Content Marketing 2020

CMI B2B survey suggests marketers should look deeper in the funnel at loyalty and audience growth

Less than half of B2B organizations are using their small, often one-person content marketing resource to grow an audience of subscribers and only 52 per cent are using it to drive attendance at the in-person events that tend to drive revenue, according to the most recent research from the Content Marketing Institute. The Cleveland-based organization […]