mindfulness

Editor’s note: Why mindfulness is critical for marketers, sales execs, IT leaders and other B2B professionals

I have totally been lying to everyone for months. Ever since I started using a meditation app, Insight Timer, back in February my sessions have been immediately broadcast on my Twitter account afterwords. When friends and business acquaintances bring it up I’ve been feigning ignorance, acting almost embarrassed that I haven’t turned that feature in […]

May 2018: The Love Issue

The conference halls at Marketing Nation Summit in San Francisco recently might have been packed with people, but the products Marketo announced there are intended to create a similar sense of togetherness in the enterprise on a more regular basis. This includes the launch of Marketo Sales Engage, which will let sales and marketing teams create […]

Conversocial

Conversocial CEO predicts customer service shift from phones to private messaging applications

We tend to think of social media services as public forums where everything we say or do is visible, but the CEO of Conversocial predicts a rise in the use of private messaging functions will soon change the way businesses solve some of the most sensitive customer service challenges they face today. Conversocial, which has […]

Quixxi blockchain

Quixxi offers software tools and a marketplace to boost enterprise blockchain app development

As more organizations explore the potential of blockchain to facilitate all manner of transactions, an Australian startup called Quixxi is offering tools to make the creation of decentralized applications easier, as well as a marketplace where they can get rewarded with a proprietary cryptocurrency for their contributions. Quixxi started out in more traditional areas of […]

Social Media Marketing: The Movie

Behind the scenes with the star of ‘Social Media Marketing: The Movie’

For most people, getting up to speed on social media marketing could take weeks, if not months. In Social Media Marketing: The Movie, John Lincoln gives himself 24 hours. The CEO of San Diego, Calif.-based digital marketing agency Ignite Visibility gave himself a major challenge in Social Media Marketing: The Movie, which will premiere online […]

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 […]

G2 Crowd

G2 Crowd CMO’s content strategy aims to stay one step ahead of business software buyers

The new chief marketing officer for business software and review comparison site G2 Crowd plans to elevate its content market strategy by targeting buyers who don’t even know they’re going to want applications and services. Chicago-based G2 Crowd brought on Ryan Bonnici, most recently the senior director of global marketing at Hubspot, as its CMO […]

B2B SEO

How to boost the benefits of B2B SEO with the right social media strategy

We live in the times of integrated digital marketing. It’s not feasible any longer to manage your marketing efforts in silos. Now is the time to fuse your B2B SEO and social media success together to achieve success before your competitors do. Why is B2B Social Media Marketing Different from B2C Social Media Marketing? A […]

employee advocates

Survey: Only 27% Act as Employee Advocates on Social Media

Companies that want their employees to act as their advocates on social media need to have clear policies, a consistent approach and possibly even financial incentives, according to new research. The Marketing Advisory Network report, which was based on a survey of close to 500 professionals this past spring, showed that only 27 per cent […]

spooky marketing stats

B2B Trending Conversations: Spooooky Marketing Stats (and Other Stuff)

Welcome back to another edition of B2B Trending Conversations, our weekly selection of buzzworthy B2B tweets and posts. As Halloween fast approaches, we’ve embraced the trick-or-treat spirit with a treat of an infographic with scary marketing stats and helpful tips. We’re also running another infographic on building customer success as well as links to articles […]

Growth Marketing Conference: How to make Facebook advertising worth the ROI, for only a few dollars a day

You may have read about the man who used Uber, nearly got killed and still was charged $178.93. That man, Dennis Yu, chief technology officer at BlitzMetrics, presented at the recent Growth Marketing Conference in San Francisco’s Hotel Kabuki on how he targeted Uber on Facebook to get a refund and how his initiative can […]

Incredible stats to justify your employee advocacy-social media programs

More B2B marketers are using social media in their content marketing programs, and employee advocacy programs continue to be top-of-mind for many B2B CEOs. Should you get your employees involved in your social media marketing even if they’re not on your official social media team? Short answer: Yes, you should. Foster the people The long answer […]