Adobe Sensei

Adobe shows how Sensei AI technology is helping marketers search for stock images without words

Adobe is working on enhancements to its Sensei artificial intelligence tool that will make it easier for marketers to search for images through its stock service without having to use words to describe what they need. In a presentation to designers at the Flash In The Can Toronto event on Monday, Adobe stock group product […]

digital inclusion

CMO Sunday: Digital Inclusion

It may be the Transformation Issue here at B2BNN this month, but it’s also National Inclusion Awareness Month. Friday also happened to be the first day of the Public Policy Forum’s first ever Ontario Digital Inclusion Summit. “The digital age creates opportunities for people to participate in society, the economy and civic life in new […]

SDRs

Sales development research: SDRs using 4.9 tools but struggle to reach enterprise buyers

Companies are spending nearly $4,000 on each of their sales development reps (SDRs) every year to give them CRM, social prospecting and other tools — even though they still spend nearly 40 per cent of their time working the phones, according to a study released Wednesday. The State Of Sales Development was launched in tandem […]

Inbox Marketer

Memorize this Inbox Marketer formula for better e-mail performance dashboards

When he took the stage of Data Marketing 2017 this week in Toronto, Inbox Marketer exec Matt Anstett decided to do a little A/B testing — but it had nothing to do with e-mail. Instead, Inbox Marketer’s director of data and analytics showed several pairs of head shots and quizzed the audience on which they […]

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is developing AI applications to answer some very specific questions

Thomson Reuters will be using the $100 million expansion of its Toronto Technology Centre to simplify and transform knowledge work in areas like legal research, contract review and e-discovery, according to its vice-president of research and development. In a keynote speech to a group of chief digital officers this week, Khalid Al-Kofahi said artificial intelligence (AI) […]

Watson

IBM Watson chief strategist identifies the No. 1 thing firms need to succeed with AI

Companies that want to benefit from artificial intelligence should be looking at top-line value versus cost savings and how they can augment existing processes, according to the chief strategist of IBM’s Watson division. In his keynote speech at the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) in Toronto Tuesday morning, Marc Teerlink predicted that in five years every major […]

X-Prize

X-Prize founder wants companies to set up ‘crazy ideas’ departments

Faster and cheaper computing power, coupled with improved quality of life around the world, should have every business thinking about how they could improve their importance by a factor of 10, according to X-Prize founder Peter Diamandis. Speaking at the first-ever SingularityU Canada Summit on Wednesday, the entrepreneur — whose X-Prize foundation helps fund breakthrough […]

MarTech MPB2B

Top 20 Things Heard at MarTech and MPB2B

At every conference we hear statements that stay with us for a long time; some statistics, some insightful, some inspiring, and some just downright funny (especially when taken out of context). I thought I’d share some of these heard at MarTech and MarketingProfs B2B Forum (MPB2B) last week:   “In many use cases talking to […]

LookbookHQ

The One Metric That Identifies Qualified Buyers

Elle Woulfe, VP Marketing at LookbookHQ, began her session at yesterday’s MarTech Conference in Boston with one question, “how did you measure the success of your last campaign?” Most of the room would agree the accepted standard, by tracking: Clicks Downloads Form completions Attribution tied to revenue Marketing has become about the numbers, and whether we’re […]

artificial intelligence

Receptiviti.ai, Integrate.ai Want to Help Firms Study the Emotional Needs of Consumers and Staff

Artificial intelligence is being used by many companies to do a better job of marketing an selling products and services, but firms like Receptiviti.ai and Integrate.ai are suggesting the same technology could help firms better understand the emotional issues among their customers and even their own employees. Speaking in a panel discussion at the Elevate […]

creativity HitRecord.com Joseph Gordon Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt offers three pillars for fostering creativity online

Marketers who want to find new sources of creativity need to move past the ideas of crowdsourcing, free culture and socializing online to community-building, fair compensation and collaboration, Joseph Gordon-Levitt told Content Marketing World 2017. The film and TV actor, who also helms the digital production company HitRecord, closed out the event for brands and […]

thought leadership CMWorld 2017

LinkedIn exec says B2B firms should take a Disney-like approach to thought leadership

The content they create may have little in common with the Avengers, Star Wars or Doctor Strange, but a LinkedIn executive told Content Marketing World 2017 that Disney’s approach to hit movies could help B2B firms improve their thought leadership strategy. In a Thursday session at the conference, which is taking place in Cleveland this […]

content marekting budget

A bigger content marketing budget comes down to one question

Make the boss happy or make customers successful: That’s the difficult choice content marketers may have to make if they want a bigger budget, according to Michael Brenner. The principal of the Marketing Insider Group, Brenner addressed an issue that will likely face many of those attending Content Marketing World in Cleveland this week when […]