emotion in ai

Technology can’t replace the emotional aspects needed in creative content and leadership

You’ve seen the news, and you know that technology is taking people’s jobs at factories, fast food restaurants, and more. Is your B2B career next? According to McKinsey Global Institute’s latest report, “Jobs lost, jobs gained: Workforce transitions in a time of automation”: “Automation and AI will lift productivity and economic growth, but millions of […]

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6 Places To Outsource Content For B2B Websites

Outsourcing content can help to make companies, like those in B2B, more versatile; getting the work done as necessary without having to directly employ staff. There are plenty of companies that can help with outsourcing. Some specialise in stock photos, others in videos. Some provide copywriting services and others provide infographics. They all work slightly […]

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How Social Communities Anchor B2B Digital Programs

Imagine a US football team on the field without a quarterback. That’s what it’s like to be marketing and communicating online without a social community. The role that social communities can play in the marketing and communications process is woefully misunderstood. Many corporate community efforts tend to focus on community for one of three reasons: […]

Can the Live Streaming App trend be used in B2B brands?

Last week Aerosmith performed a private concert next to my office at Petco Park for the IT convention Cisco Live. Sadly the stage faced away from our windows, so I wasn’t able to watch the performance, until I discovered Periscope.  Periscope is a live streaming app that allows concertgoers to live stream video from their […]

Live from MarTech: What every CMO should do to go digital

What’s the number one worry on the minds of CMOs in the digital age? Fear of losing ground, of falling behind in digital savviness, of becoming irrelevant. No marketing executive ever wants to hear anyone say, “Sorry, but what you’re offering just isn’t relevant anymore.” Social and mobile are the air we breathe these days. Brand […]

14 questions to help develop your B2B content marketing strategy

Content marketing has been all the rage in marketing circles for the last several years, and B2B marketers are wholeheartedly subscribing to that newsletter. More corporate B2B blogs are popping up than ever before, and B2B hashtags are starting to make in-roads on various social media platforms. Yet B2B marketers are still having trouble executing […]

Yellow Pages gives the green-light to content marketing

The Yellow Pages is going through a major restructuring after it renamed itself YP in 2012. Part of that rebranding includes a content strategy and a marketing campaign called “Make Every Day Local.” As reported by Digiday, this campaign “featuring videos of news, sports and TV personalities including ESPN’s Hannah Storm and reality stars Bill and […]

How to get your content in front of the right audience

What kind of traction is your current marketing content getting? Tons of shares, visits, and comments? Great! Very little of anything? You’re not alone. B2B marketers often spend a lot of time creating great content that provides hefty value to readers. Yet it’s easy to forget that you’ve got to deliver that valuable content to an audience […]

Why your business should focus on content strategy in 2015

Google’s Panda algorithm has changed the game for digital marketers. Where once “SEO” was the buzzword of the day, “content strategy” now reigns supreme. With the recent release of Panda 4.1, content is — or should be — the prime focus of every small and mid-sized business’s marketing efforts in 2015. If you are among […]