MailChimp C2 Montreal 2018

CMOs at MailChimp, Blackrock and National Geographic Society chart the evolution of marketing

You would think after having the good fortune of sponsoring Serial, the podcast that became so popular it almost single-handedly defined the genre — MailChimp could have counted on some pretty strong name recognition. The company’s ads, however, tended to reflect a some common mispronunciations, with people walking around calling it “MailKimp.” According to Tom […]

FCB/Six

FCB expands capabilities in areas like marketing automation, CRM with FCB/SIX Consulting

Jacob Ciesielski, SVP Data and Technology and FCB/SIX president Andrea Cook. FCB, one of the world’s largest global ad agency networks, says it will respond to the demand from its clients for more assistance with CRM, marketing automation and cloud-based service tools by launching a consulting arm that will run alongside itself digital specialist division. […]

Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk has one piece of social media advice for B2B firms, and it’s super simple

Maybe it’s force of habit, or maybe it’s out of genuine concern, but Gary Vaynerchuk can’t seem to resist offering me some unsolicited career advice. The man known across digital marketing circles as “Gary Vee” was the star speaker at Haste & Hustle: Generation Now, which brought together young entrepreneurs in Toronto this week to […]

business transformation

How to chart a course for business transformation that incorporates DX, blockchain and any future innovations

In 1998, the marketing department at IBM spent a reported $40 million on an advertising campaign aimed at convincing businesses to do something that seems obvious today: offer e-commerce alongside traditional ways of buying and selling. Though they didn’t use the term “business transformation,” all those e-business commercials may have marked the beginning of the […]

True love or bad data? (Database dating advice for the brokenhearted)

For too many marketers and sales professionals, the relationship with the database is complicated, unsatisfying, and fails to live up to its potential. To you, we say, dry your eyes: This Valentine’s day, DiscoverOrg’s data relationship advice expert is here to solve your stickiest data dilemmas. Get ready to fall in love with your data […]

e-commerce

CloudCraze research forecasts growing shift towards e-commerce in B2B sales

Nearly 90 per cent of those making B2B purchases believe they’ll be offering products by 2022 that customers will mainly buy through e-commerce rather than a traditional sales rep, according to a research report from CloudCraze. In a look at how e-commerce will drive revenue growth outside of the consumer segment, Chicago-based CloudCraze, which offers […]

pwc

How PwC fosters creative problem-solving in its growing number of Digital Experience Centres

PwC will be spending the next several months continuing to open a series of Digital Experience Centres in the U.S. and the U.K. that bring together interdisciplinary groups of experts to solve corporate challenges using virtual reality, the Internet of Things and more. The consulting firm officially opened its Toronto Digital Experience Centre on Tuesday, […]

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 […]

CIOs

CIOs put research about Canada’s digital transformation challenges in context

Accelerating digital transformation in Canada will require large enterprises to change the way they work with startups, manage talent and shift internal culture, according to CIOs from several well-known organizations across the country. Earlier this week, DX Agents announced the results of a research study conducted with the CIO Association of Canada which showed major […]

Obama

Obama’s former digital director reveals the rule that helped him create We The People

One of the first things incoming U.S. President Barack Obama did after walking into the White House was to sign the “Open Government” memorandum, promising a new era of transparency, participation and collaboration. According to Tom Cochran, this was the moment the bleak reality of working in the public sector began to manifest itself. “Not only […]

utilities

SAP uses TIFF 2017 to spark a conversation about the future of electricity

All eyes may be on the movie stars promoting their work at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this month, but SAP is using some of the event’s premieres to stimulate thinking around enterprise-oriented topics like the Internet of Things and big data. The software giant has sponsored a series of TIFF movies, which it […]

data-driven marketing strategy

Three Electric Components of a Data-Driven Marketing Strategy

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Data-Driven Marketing, or the process of making decisions that arise from the analysis of data, is in the news (again). Let’s review the topic’s latest headlines from the likes of Forbes and Aberdeen. Data-driven organizations are: 3x more likely to have increased revenues 6x more likely to achieve competitive […]

search engine optimization

The Top 3 Things You Really Need to Know About Search Engine Optimization

Stick to the important stuff and get results! You hear all of the buzz about search engine optimization (SEO), and know you need to use it for your B2B business. However, with all of the different SEO companies out there clamoring for your attention, constant changes from Google, and your daily work-responsibilities, the whole process […]

CMO Council

CMO Council Exec Says Survey Shows ‘Arrogance’ of B2B Marketers Must End

More than half of consumers across the U.S., Europe and Canada say company websites and e-mail remain their go-to channels — a sign one CMO Council exec says the “arrogance” of B2B marketers must come to an end. In The Customer In Context: Understanding The Real Expectations of Today’s Connected Consumer, the CMO Council and SAP […]

martech

MarTech: How Technology Will Revolutionize Marketing

Sean Stanleigh, Managing Editor, Globe Edge Content Studio, was cut off for time at BigData Toronto, but still delivered a ton of information in 30 minutes. Let’s start with a definition. MarTech is blending data with content delivery. In a global survey of 3500 marketers, Salesforce found: 51% are using some level of AI 59% […]