Not Impossible Labs SAS Analytics X

How Not Impossible Labs is financing a ‘revolution against the absurd’ by pairing technology with storytelling

A pair of smart glasses using duct tape and zip wires that allowed an artist with Lou Gehrig’s disease to draw again. An artificial arm made via 3D printing that brought mobility back to bombing victims in Sudan. A vibrating wristbrand that may be able to stop those with Parkinson’s from trembling. If you have […]

B2B influencer marketing Lee Odden

Lend an EAR to understand Lee Odden’s approach to B2B influencer marketing

Lee Odden knows he’s no Kylie Jenner, but he’s excited enough about the potential of B2B influencer marketing that he gave it a try. In his Content Marketing World session on the subject last week, Odden — founder and CEO of TopRank Marketing — showed a self-portrait that mirrored an image from Instagram in which […]

growth CMOs B2B

Self-described ‘growth CMOs’ share data on their key drivers, partners and metrics

More than three quarters of marketers who could be described as ‘growth CMOs’ measure themselves based on revenue impact, followed by gross margin and market share, according to the recents of a study released Wednesday from the CMO Council. In ‘The CMO’s Growth-Driving Playbook,’ the industry association conducted an online survey as well as in-person […]

Adobe Stoke Pulse

How Adobe’s social team tied ‘Hack The Bracket’ to sales wins with Stoke Pulse

Adobe says it has been able to tie the results of enterprise social media activity like its recent ‘Hack The Bracket’ campaign directly to revenue for the first time thanks to a system designed by content marketing agency, Stoke. Speaking at Content Marketing World in Cleveland last week, Adobe’s head of social media for its […]

rock n' roll B2B content marketing

Editor’s Note: Rock n’ roll history hints at the creative ingredient B2B content marketing really needs

I’m not the first one to say this, but there’s something about the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame that turns one of the most subversive musical genres into a stuffy, almost archaic  collection of content. Walking through the museum during the opening party at Content Marketing World in Cleveland this week, I dutifully checked […]

Inbound 2018 HubSpot

5 big messages from Hubspot’s INBOUND 2018

HubSpot’s annual marketing conference wrapped up on Friday.  With over 23,000 attendees, 300 sessions and half a dozen keynote and spotlight addresses (from Deepak Chopra to Alex Rodriguez), this year’s INBOUND 2018 event was bigger than ever.  While Hubspot doesn’t name an official theme for each year’s event, it becomes clear over the course of […]

LinkedIn's content marketing approach for B2B

Inside LinkedIn’s content marketing principles for connecting with B2B customers

It may be the world’s de facto social network for B2B professionals, but LinkedIn’s content marketing lead says the company has had to overcome all the same challenges as its customers in creating the right approach to storytelling and engaging an audience. Speaking at Content Marketing World 2018 in Cleveland, Megan Golden said the company […]

Ann Handley CMWorld 2018

Ann Handley takes CMWorld 2018 on her journey from content ghost town to boom town

Even before she began her Content Marketing World keynote about an unexpected twist in her career, Ann Handley experienced another one. The chief content officer at Marketing Profs was still backstage at Cleveland’s Huntington Convention Center on Wednesday when she was announced as the first-ever recipient of a new ‘Hero Award’ given by the Content […]

Relation1 personalization

Relation1 exec maps out a more mature approach to personalization

If marketers are struggling to figure out how to develop a personalization strategy that works, the vice-president and managing director at consulting firm Relation1 suggests looking at a tactic that often doesn’t work — the traditional online retargeting campaign. Anyone who has went researching online for a new laptop, a productivity tool or a SaaS […]

Forrester CX certification

Forrester CX certification takes businesses on a six-week customer experience deep dive

Forrester is building on its research into the ways organizations can improve the kind of  customer experience they offer by launching a CX certification course that aims to close skills gaps, develop ROI models and more over a six-week period. Based in Cambridge, Mass., Forrester’s analyst team covers a wide variety of subjects that include […]

FedEx Dream 2.0

FedEx offers a dream-like look at what happens while its B2B customers are sleeping

A TV commercial from FedEx suggests that business professionals who track the delivery of items online aren’t even seeing half of what really going in to getting their orders fulfilled. In ‘Dream 2.0,’ an animated series of commonly-shipped items — including a data center server, a medical monitoring device and a wind turbine — move […]

3M content marketing

How 3M brings cross-functional groups together and develops content marketing that sticks

As you might expect from a company like 3M, the road to content marketing success is paved with Post-It notes. They fill the various panels of a white board, and each color represents something different. The yellow Post-Its, for example, refer to tactics, while blue ones are stuck next to calls to action or things […]

Uberflip Aprimo Forrester Conex 2018

Uberflip, Aprimo and Forrester make the case for content experiences that go beyond demand generation

Uberflip is not only hosting a conference whose name refers to ‘the content experience” this week — it has also recently hired new talent in a department with the same name that’s focused on an area far beyond demand generation. A panel discussion at CONEX, which is taking place in Toronto, included Paige Gerber, Uberflilp’s […]

LinkedIn Sales Navigator Deals feature

LinkedIn tries to solve one of the oldest CRM challenges by adding Deals feature to Sales Navigator

LinkedIn says the addition of a Deals feature to its Sales Navigator tool will pull pipeline data directly from customer relationship management systems and make it easier to find additional contacts before a potential purchase decision goes awry. The Deals feature was one of several additions to Sales Navigator LinkedIn announced in a blog post […]

Mitel MLB

Mitel tells a 30-second case study about Major League Baseball to market its connectivity technology

There are no direct references to Moneyball, the Michael Lewis best-seller about the use of statistical analysis by Billy Beane when he was with the Boston Red Sox, but a new TV commercial from Mitel reinforces how much goes on off the field to make Major League Baseball teams successful. The 30-second spot, dubbed “Game […]

NLP voice of the customer

How natural language processing can help marketers hear the voice of the customer

The Six Sigma methodology of improving processes includes, as a first step, capturing the voice of the customer (VOC) and using it as a guideline to provide the best experience and quality. The VOC is essential since it includes both stated and implied requirements. It varies continuously and requires frequent updating. With the rise of […]