Working in the age of Alexa: Is your job at risk?

Depending on your age, your first knowledge of robots and artificial intelligence probably came from science fiction, TV shows, or movies. Whether it was from watching the seemingly sentient computer HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey, the hunting mechanical hound from Fahrenheit 451, or even the droids in Star Wars, we’ve been conditioned to believe that robots, computers, […]

TrustRadius 2010 B2B Buyer Disconnect

TrustRadius study shows spike in Millennial buyers and a lot of single decision-maker purchasing

The majority of B2B buying committees are now made up of Millennials, and 49 per cent of buyers never actually talk to a vendor’s sales rep, according to a research report from TrustRadius released this week. In its 2020 version of its B2B Buyer Disconnect study, which is based on a survey of more than […]

Unbounce Smart Traffic

Unbounce product director says Smart Traffic will assess five factors to boost conversions

Unbounce on Wednesday will launch a tool called Smart Traffic which the company says will democratize access to artificial intelligence that small and medium-sized businesses can use to better test marketing campaigns. The Vancouver-based firm said that Smart Traffic has already improved conversion rates on landing pages by 20 per cent in beta tests it conducted […]

Marketing Resource Management B2B

How marketing resource management can offer the insights and metrics that drive B2B success

Modern marketing is complex, requiring multiple teams with different complementary skillsets to come together to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Keeping up with competition, meanwhile, means that marketing must get content into market faster than ever before. To help with this, marketing resource management (MRM) solutions have become a must-have for marketing teams today. But […]

ActiveCampaign Predictive Content

ActiveCampaign VP predicts its machine learning features will offer an alternative to A/B testing in e-mail marketing

A company called ActiveCampaign is trying to help marketers frustrated by A/B tests that fail to improve the results of e-mail campaigns with a machine learning-based application designed to predict what’s most likely to trigger an opening or other form of engagement. Based in Chicago, ActiveCampaign had already launched a tool called Predictive Sending this […]

InsideView Data Integrity

InsideView product exec says Data Integrity will address B2B firms’ cleansing and visualization needs

InsideView is continuing its quest to win over former customers of Salesforce’s Data.com customer base by introducing Data Integrity, a tool it says will both cleanse sales information while making it easier to create dashboard-style visualizations. San Francisco-based InsideView said Data Integrity will unify customer profiles with standardized and clean data which can then be […]

Seismic acquires Percolate

Seismic CEO offers context around its Percolate acquisition

Seismic used its customer event this week to announce a plan to acquire Percolate, which provides software to orchestrate marketing campaigns and manage content for B2B brands. Based in San Diego, Calif., Siesmic is known as a developer of sales enablement tools to manage various assets associated with closing a deal. Financial terms of the […]

CommuniGator survey finds B2B firms aren’t sinking their teeth into marketing automation

One in eight B2B firms are not using marketing automation and 28 per cent are not using many of the technology’s key features, a stat that hasn’t changed in three years according to research published by CommuniGator. The U.K.-based firm — which offers its own line of marketing automation software to assist with lead generation […]

Esri TV commercial

Esri uses the busiest intersection you’ve ever seen to map the order within chaos

Maps have always helped people to get from A to B, but a new TV commercial from Esri helps explain the connection between location intelligence and moving a business in the right direction. What starts as a young boy’s reverie of watching leaves blow across the ground becomes quickly shifts to a scene in an […]

D&B Lattice app LinkedIn

Dun & Bradstreet says Lattice app will lower social ad costs per lead and boost click-throughs

Three months after acquiring a customer data platform firm, Dun & Bradstreet has launched a desktop app aimed at improving the ability of B2B marketers to run social ad campaigns. The Short Hills, N.J.-based firms said the Lattice app, named after the firm it acquired, will eventually roll out across multiple social channels. Lattice will […]

SAS data modeling

SAS offers advisory services to assist marketers and others to overcome analytics challenges

SAS Inc. is offering to help marketers and other lines of business frustrated by the results of analytics projects with a set of advisory services and a “health check” to optimize applications before they’re deployed. Although Cary, N.C.-based SAS already offers a product called SAS Model Manager to help brands streamline the way analytics tools […]

Formant robotics B2B

Robots are coming to take your job — so become a robot commander

Accidentally running over a toddler, falling into a fountain, and getting kicked over by a drunk guy – Knightscope’s robots have experienced some tough days on the job. The incidents, all taking place in 2016, are some of the early growing pains of autonomous robots entering into more real-world environments. For decades, increasing autonomy has […]

ServiceNow Proactive Customer Service Operations

ServiceNow CIO argues against use of CRM as a tool to support customer needs

Customer relationship management applications are failing to help enterprises deliver the kinds of experiences customers want and need, the chief information officer of ServiceNow told a local Canadian user conference on Tuesday. In a keynote presentation that focused on ServiceNow’s recently-introduced mobile app and the “New York” release of its flagship suite, Chris Bedi said […]