hackathon

We may have reached peak hackathon — here’s how enterprise innovation gatherings must evolve

As a means to foster innovation by giving developers and other smart people a creative challenge, there has arguably been nothing as popular as a hackathon — in fact, research suggests they may almost have become too popular. In its most recent Developer Marketing survey report, Santa Cruz, Calif.-based Evans Data showed a 13 per […]

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 […]

McAfee device to cloud ads

McAfee TV ad shows how it can protect enterprise data ‘from device to cloud’

McAfee has unveiled its first B2B ad campaign in more than 15 years, including a TV commercial and other assets that aim to shift its perception as an antivirus software provider to a firm that protects business professionals’ information from their devices to wherever it might reside in the cloud. The 30-second spot shows people […]

Slack's enterprise growth

Slack’s VP of engineering breaks down the message he’s using to convert e-mail holdouts

It’s already one of most talked-about startups innovating in workplace productivity and collaboration, but Slack’s Michael Lopp is working hard to respond to enterprise decision-makers who say they just can’t let go of traditional e-mail. Though it is based in San Francisco, the firm’s vice-president of engineering has been making a series of in-person appearances […]

martech solutions

Instead of trying to keep up with martech solutions, CMOs should . . .

There are more than 5,000 martech solutions available today, a nearly 40% increase in just a year (Chief Marketing Technologist Blog). Tomorrow, there will be more. The next day, more. For many chief marketing officers and CEOs alike, this constantly growing landscape can leave many feeling like they are behind, like they are missing out […]

B2B UX design

5 UX changes B2B marketers can make to boost path-to-purchase conversions

Most marketers know the chief difference between the purchase process of B2C and B2B models: consumer transactions are typically simpler, streamlined and influenced by emotion, whereas business conversion is gradual, complex, and usually marred in red tape and protocol. UX design agencies are familiar with this disparity too—crafting an ideal user experience for a B2C company’s […]

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 […]

innovation

Editor’s Note: There’s only one way to overcome innovation fatigue

I won’t shame the speaker or the event that recruited him for a keynote, but let’s just say that a few weeks ago I experienced one of those moments at a conference that prompted more eye-rolling than insight. It happened when the speaker in question put up a slide which suggested organizations that adopt artificial […]

NetApp

NetApp EVP offers an inside look at how a sales shift contributed to the storage firm’s turnaround

For Henri Richard, starting his job at NetApp during the enterprise storage technology firm’s annual sales kickoff was something of a double-edged sword. “It was my first exposure to the company, and on the one hand, it gave me a really good feel for the organization at large,” he told B2B News Network in a […]

Fision

Fision explores patenting the use of blockchain in its digital asset and sales enablement portfolio

Fision may soon build upon its track record of putting marketing and sales teams on the same page by obtaining a provisional patent for using blockchain to exchange critical business information. Based in Minneapolis, Fision Corp. offers a cloud-based sales enablement tool that manages digital assets like marketing materials as they are distributed to sales […]

Next Pathway big data Fuse

Next Pathway says it can fast-track the process of preparing business data for analytics and AI applications

A firm called Next Pathway is offering marketers, sales leaders and other business a short cut to taking advantage of big data and artificial intelligence by alleviating the manual and onerous process of having developers create code to meet their requirements. Headquartered in Toronto and with a recent sales office opened in New York, Next […]

Voice search

Voice search and SEO – What B2B owners need to know

Artificial Intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), Blockchain, and more are here to help B2B owners grow their businesses. But, if you are not technologically-savvy, these new advances may make you nervous. Well, instead of running away, it’s important to learn how these new technologies work and ways to use them to grow your business.  To […]

LinkedIn Video For Sponsored Content

LinkedIn launches Video For Sponsored Content and lets brands add video to company pages

LinkedIn on Thursday will announce the introduction of Video For Sponsored Content following a beta test with more than 700 customers, along with the ability for brands to include videos on their company pages. Goldman Sachs, GE and Microsoft Canada were among the firms who have been trying Video For Sponsored Content since last October, […]