Hotwire crisis communications B2B

Hotwire research shows B2B firms could pay dearly for bungling ‘high stakes’ issues

A B2B firm involved in a sexual harassment scandal, a data security breach or other “high stakes” issue is at risk of losing eight out of 10 customers, according to a survey conducted by Hotwire Communications. In its report, High-Stakes Leadership In A Post-B2B World, the New York-based firm makes a statistical connection between the […]

Getting Ready: The four-step pre-negotiation analysis all business leaders need

Preparing properly is the key to a successful negotiation for all entrepreneurs and business leaders.  It is essential to view this time as an opportunity to broaden your perspective and to imagine what your negotiation partners are thinking as they prepare to meet with you. This is not easy. A pre-negotiation analysis requires being able […]

Productboard

Productboard CEO wants to build a reputation for helping B2B firms tie features to customer needs

As more organizations pursuing digital transformation find themselves creating new software, mobile apps and other tools to satisfy their customers, a company called Productboard has a simple but important mission: helping companies figure out what to build, and to figure it out more quickly. Based in San Francisco, Productboard released an updated version of its […]

Mulesoft CIO in Residence

Mulesoft’s CIO in Residence has three ideas to help his peers manage their digital priorities

Steve Stone admits he’s still trying to figure out exactly what it means to be CIO in residence at Mulesoft. “I think that means you get the title but none of the benefits or pay,” he joked to an audience of his peers at CIO Peer Forum, an annual gathering of IT leaders in Toronto […]

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Amazon Business and Google overtake supplier portals as B2B buyers’ starting point: Avionos

Thirty per cent of corporate customers now start their e-commerce purchases on sites owned by consumer giants Amazon and Google rather than the 22 per cent who turn first to independent supplier portals, according to research that will be released Wednesday by Avionos. The Chicago-based digital commerce marketing firm’s 2019 report, titled Positioning B2B Commerce […]

20-Min Term Sheet Romanow Clearbanc

Clearbanc’s Michele Romanow explains how her ’20-Min Term Sheet’ could finance 2,000 firms’ paid marketing efforts

Michele Romanow knew she had to do something to help entrepreneurs better market themselves — and keep control over the companies they create — when she first saw the wooden iPhone cases. As a judge on CBC’s Dragon’s Den — a sort of Canadian alternative to the U.S. hit show Shark Tank — Romanow regularly […]

robot co-workers

The emerging role of ‘robot co-workers’ on the B2B technology roadmap

Key transformative technologies such as articial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA) are evolving and maturing at a breakneck pace. With these key transformation enablers, robots are joining the B2B landscape in a number of ways. The business and operational value of industrial robots has been well understood and accepted for some time. Now […]

True Influence InsightBase 3.0

True Influence aims beyond ‘raw volume intent signals’ with InsightBase 3.0 to offer contact-level data

True Influence on Thursday will launch an upgraded version of its InsightBase tool that will compete with the likes of Bombora in offering intent data to connect B2B marketers  with the exact prospects who are actively in-market for products or services. Based in Princeton, N.J., True Influence will officially announce InsightBase 3.0 at the Martech […]

Oribi

Oribi video ad portrays social media channels as uncontrollable, spandex bodysuit-wearing employees

B2B CMOs may occasionally have challenges wrangling the staff on their marketing teams, but that’s nothing compared to the way a firm called Oribi has portrayed the various social media channels used to communicate with customers. Based in San Francisco, Oribi offers a dashboard-like tool that is designed to track content from a company blog […]

B2B CIOs and PR

5 Key questions for CIOs to ask communications team members

You’re in charge of all tech innovation at your B2B, and as the CIO, you are probably analytical and love statistics. Therefore, you probably don’t deal with the “creative, right-brain-oriented” communications people at your organization very often. Now, I may be wrong, but if you don’t talk to your public relations (PR) and marketing people […]

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Adobe Summit 2019 offers digital transformation advice from Microsoft, Ersi and . . . Reese Witherspoon

“I had this siloed-off experience. I wasn’t engaging with them . . . there wasn’t empirical data. (Social media) has expanded my idea of storytelling and the ability to reach a larger, but more specific audience.” The comments above were not made by one of the many B2B CMOs attending Adobe Summit in Las Vegas […]

Adobe Summit

Adobe Summit 2019 shows how Marketo, Magento acquisitions are coalescing into the Adobe Experience Platform

Adobe is trying to demonstrate progress in bringing technologies from Marketo and Magento into its Adobe Experience Platform this week, but possibly the best insight at Adobe Summit so far was a glimpse at a more custom product: a dashboard the company uses to track its own marketing and sales performance. Speaking to approximately 17,000 […]

Insperity TV commercials

Insperity TV campaign urges numbers-obsessed businesses to prioritize people

There may be something kind of cuddly about the employees walking around in giant felt suits in the shape of numbers, but a pair of TV spots from HR outsourcing specialist Insperity are meant to make a serious point about remembering the “human” in “human resources.” Based in Houston and formerly known as Adminstaff, Insperity […]