Infogroup CMO

Infogroup CMO argues for a more consumer-oriented approach in B2B marketing

Infogroup CMO Tony Marlow has some advice for his peers: the only way to effectively target B2B audiences is to mirror the seamless, personalized shopping experiences that consumers have grown to crave. A provider of data, analytics and marketing services based in Papillon, Nebraska, Infogroup announced the hiring of Marlow as well as four other […]

#movethedial

#movethedial Connect app aims to address mentorship and sponsorship needs where coffee dates fall short

Social movement #movethedial is furthering its mission of advancing female participation in the leadership of technology companies with a professional networking app that will match women with the best mentors and sponsors who can help them in their careers. Launched at the #movethedial Global Summit in Toronto on Wednesday, the app, called #movethedial Connect, allows […]

Cognizant

Cognizant TV spot destroys the cliché of banks as digital transformation laggards

Financial services firms such as banks and insurance companies often get criticized for failing to keep pace with customers’ digital expectations — including by their own employees, as Cognizant acknowledges in its latest TV commercial. The 30-second spot takes place in a theater where team members of a major institution have gathered for a rousing […]

SurveyMonkey Zander Lurie

SurveyMonkey CEO Zander Lurie answers questions about enterprise opportunities and post-IPO competition

It’s probably the one question SurveyMonkey CEO Zander Lurie doesn’t need his own product to answer: when he asks customers about their potential interest in a more collaborative, team-oriented version of the firm’s software, the reply is almost always the same. “They’ll say, ‘Wow, I didn’t realize you had that,” Lurie told B2B Network, speaking […]

Oracle OpenWorld 2018

Oracle OpenWorld 2018 brings FedEx, Juniper and others to discuss their progress in the cloud

Oracle this week is using its OpenWorld 2018 conference to showcase how some of its major B2B customers are moving to cloud-based applications that can use machine learning to streamline and speed up business processes. In a general session that was livestreamed from OpenWorld 2018 in San Francisco, Oracle executive vice-president of applications product development […]

KPMG TV spot The Entree

KPMG serves sushi and wine to discuss supply chains and capital spending with B2B firms

The road from uncertainty to opportunity could be a pretty daunting journey for a lot of companies, so in KPMG’s latest TV commercial, Joie Chen is making sure her guests have the kind of meal that will sustain them along the way. In ‘Food For Thought,” the consulting giant has the broadcast journalist convene a […]

Elastic Path e-commerce

Elastic Path CMO knows better than to use a hard sell to market ‘headless’ e-commerce

An Uber ride is an e-commerce transaction, but you don’t swipe your credit card before climbing out of the car. If you press an Amazon Dash button you get products delivered instantly. Now Elastic Path CMO Darin Archer is trying to help B2B organizations achieve a similarly quick, convenient and seamless way to conduct all […]

Rangle rebrand

Rangle begins rebrand that puts creative and strategic DX capabilities in the foreground

Rangle has begun a rebrand that aims to show how an organization that began as a technical consultancy has the creative and strategic capabilities to help enterprises achieve digital transformation faster and more successfully. Based in Toronto, Rangle launched several years ago specializing in helping businesses create mobile-first web sites and other digital challenges, with […]

CMO Lab

CMO Lab project reveals how marketing leaders are adapting to the pace of change

It’s been a long journey, but CMOs have finally earned their seat at the table and an expanded mandate that includes data and insights, customer experience, culture, corporate reputation and new technologies. As a result, the Chief Marketing Officer has become one of the most influential roles in an organization. However, new digital platforms have […]

B2B Content Marketing Research 2019

B2B content marketing research shows customer disconnect and need for ‘buyer enablement’

While the vast majority of enterprise-oriented marketers say they put their audience’s interests ahead of their products or services and are developing detailed personas, less than half of them are actually talking to customers to inform the stories they tell, according to the latest B2B content marketing research from the Content Marketing Institute. The data […]

Alison Biggan SAP

SAP chief product marketing officer Alison Biggan translates what ‘intelligent enterprise’ really means

Not long ago, Alison Biggan saw a post on Twitter marking the tenth anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis and the collapse of Lehman Brothers. The tweet pointed out how, as digital as the world already was at that time, Snapchat, the iPad, and Instagram still hadn’t emerged. Instead of marveling at all the innovation […]

SAP Data Hub TechEd 2018

SAP updates Data Hub to help firms upsell, improve ABM and more

SAP used the TechEd 2018 conference to introduce a new version of its Data Hub that will bring together different kinds of business applications and information no matter where it sits so organizations can improve the way they do things like upsell, cross-sell and conduct account-based marketing campaigns. Speaking to customers and partners in Las […]

Concured AI content marketing

Concured eyes opportunity to extend AI across both content marketing and sales

Concured has already brought artificial intelligence to augment the creative creative stories brands tell through content marketing. Its next chapter will focus on sales enablement. Based in London, Concured uses AI to address a lot of the unknown questions that make the creative process in content marketing so difficult. Its technology ingests data to help […]

WeWork Julie Rice

A WeWork exec explains the little stores popping up in its spaces

WeWork has already disrupted the traditional approach to setting up office as a startup or small company by offering a series of spaces where people can get things done together. Now Julie Rice wants them to become spaces where they buy from each other, too. The pioneering coworking provider has recently launched WeMRKT, a series […]

Mind the gap

Mind the gap: Building a bridge between marketing and sales with predictive analytics

The success of account-based marketing depends on collaboration and alignment between marketing and sales. Both teams must agree on goals, metrics and methods before they can implement an impactful account-based marketing strategy. Collaboration is imperative to success but difficult to accomplish considering the already labor-intensive and process-detailed workplans for each department. The good news is […]

SAS CMO Randy Guard

SAS CMO Randy Guard is weaving AI (and a reality check) into enterprise analytics conversations

A few days ago, Randy Guard was sitting in a quiet boardroom in San Diego’s Grand Hyatt where, only steps away, some of his biggest and most marquee customers were discussing their IT and business strategies as part of his firm’s Analytics Experience. The SAS CMO didn’t need any software, however, to know what was […]

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 […]