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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Samsung data science Matthew Fritz Big Data Toronto

Samsung data science director shows off the prescriptive engine that’s dramatically boosting its KPIs

Companies need to move past using analytics and artificial intelligence to merely inform business decisions and allow the technologies to actually make decisions on their own across all functional areas, according to the director of data science at Samsung. In his keynote at the Big Data Toronto conference on Tuesday, Matthew Fitz suggested enterprises are […]

Bloomberg Sell Side Trading COO Jessica Hatch

Bloomberg COO says companies should add a word to ‘minimum viable product’ if they want innovation efforts to succeed

It was not the feedback the team of innovators at Bloomberg may have wanted to hear, but according to Jessica Hatch, it was what they needed to hear. As the COO of Bloomberg’s Sell Side Trading division told the TakeOver innovation conference in Toronto on Monday, the team was presenting a few offering — something even […]

Purpose-driven B2B marketing SAP Google

Purpose-driven B2B marketing is both possible and profitable, according to the CMOs of Google and SAP

When she joined software giant SAP as its marketing leader about nine months ago, Alicia Tillman did something she said most CMOs don’t often to: look backwards instead of forwards. Speaking at the company’s annual user conference, Sapphire Now, Tillman said she wanted to figure out her strategy by looking at the original purpose behind […]

SAP C/4HANA

SAP launches C/4HANA at CRM users taking a ‘Me2B’ approach to sales

SAP on Tuesday used its annual Sapphire Now user conference to announce a customer experience software suite dubbed C/4HANA that will include a what it called a “fourth generation” customer relationship management tool, along with the acquisition of a field service software firm called Coresystems. C/4HANA will include SAP’s Sales, Marketing, Commerce and Service Clouds, […]

John Deere The Furrow content marketing B2B

John Deere, Buzzfeed and Ryot Studio are all rooted in the same content marketing best practices

It’s been called the world’s oldest content marketing vehicle, so David Jones is not surprised when people look at The Furrow and ask the publications manager at John Deere for the secrets of its success. “We do things consistently and we do things well, and we do things consistently well,” he told the audience Wednesday […]

AiDecentralized

AiDecentralized identifies some of the key areas where AI and blockchain may intersect

Blockchain will help clean up and validate the data used in artificial intelligence applications, make predictive capabilities more accessible and allow individual people to treat their data as a commodity, experts told the AiDecentralized conference. Orgnaized by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and held in Toronto on Tuesday, AiDecentralized brought together researchers and practitioners […]

Marketo

Marketo buys Bizible, forms partnership with Google at Marketing Nation Summit 2018

Marketo this week said it would add significant capabilities for its customers to better attribute the results of work managed through its marketing automation platform through the acquisition of Bizible, while a partnership with Google will focus on bringing helping CMOs make better use artificial intelligence (AI). Financial terms of the deal to buy Bizible were not […]

Drake executive conference

‘No, I don’t think I can get Drake to be the keynote speaker for our executive conference’

I can only feel pity for those who are forced to bring forward the most completely insane ideas of their boss or senior leadership team. At least, I did in this case. I was developing an executive conference in partnership with another organization, which was trying to apply a degree of influence that was vastly disproportionate […]

Ambition Data Customer Centricity Conference 2018

Ambition Data puts Customer Centricity Conference attendees into simulation that tests what they learn about CLV

Ambition Data is raising the stakes for CMOs and other senior marketers attending its Customer Centricity Conference late next month by putting them into groups to compete in an online simulation to test what they will have learned about customer lifetime value. Running May 17-18 in San Francisco, Ambition Data recently announced a speaker lineup […]