iExec uses blockchain to build a market for renting out cloud services and creating decentralized apps

Blockchain may be the biggest trend in IT since cloud computing, and a French startup called iExec is creating a way to bring the two closer together by using the distributed ledger technology to create a market for renting out processing power as an alternative to Amazon, Google or or Microsoft. In November, iExec released the […]

sales and marketing

Sales and marketing data providers: How to choose the best from the rest

Poor or inaccurate contact sales and marketing data results in significant losses in revenue and customer retention – both things no business can afford to lose.  In addition, implementing a sales contact data solution purely in the spirit of “cost effectiveness” can be a fatal mistake. On the flip side, good sales contact data can […]

emotional storytelling

3 Reasons B2B brands should aim for emotional storytelling

‘A rational framework with no space  — at least or less space — for emotions.’ This is a much-believed formula most business-to-business marketers follow without really questioning it. Marketing driven by emotions is considered to be the something that belongs mainly business-to-customer (B2C) marketers, whereas B2B firms rely on logical strategies and appeals to reason. That’s […]

Inbox Marketer

Memorize this Inbox Marketer formula for better e-mail performance dashboards

When he took the stage of Data Marketing 2017 this week in Toronto, Inbox Marketer exec Matt Anstett decided to do a little A/B testing — but it had nothing to do with e-mail. Instead, Inbox Marketer’s director of data and analytics showed several pairs of head shots and quizzed the audience on which they […]


Dreamforce 2017: A debrief on what the Salesforce-Google partnership really means

It will be well into next year before the fruits of a Salesforce-Google partnership will be realized, but the company used its annual Dreamforce conference last week to show how working with Google will create a dynamic marriage between its customer relationship management tools and the search engine giant’s strength in online advertising analytics. Google has […]

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Node applies AI to make warm introductions to sales and marketing prospects

A woman who was one of Google’s youngest hires at the age of 19 has launched an AI startup focused on one of the oldest problems in B2B sales and marketing: connecting with the right people and companies. Node, based in San Francisco, officially came out of stealth mode on Tuesday with more than US$16 […]

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Merger & Acquisition Digest

SmartZip Analytics, Inc., a leader in predictive marketing technology for real estate, lending and related home service industries, announced the acquisition of Reach150, a referral management platform focused on relationship businesses. In parallel, SmartZip received a strategic growth equity investment from Toba Capital, a key investor in Reach150, to fuel product and market development of […]

mobile analytics

Global Mobile Analytics Market Projected to Reach US $6,186.7 Million by 2024

North America to Remain the Most Profitable Market Microsoft Corporation accounted for a turnover in excess of US$ 93 Bn in 2015, with its latest bridge application tool “HockeyApp” launched in August 2016 gaining immense popularity amongst users. Adobe Systems Incorporated, Yahoo! Inc. (Flurry Analytics), International Business Machine Corporation (IBM), Tune, Inc., Google Inc. (Alphabet Inc.), Amazon Web Services, […]

Infographic: App downloads, engagement peak in January

A new infographic reveals an interesting stat for any B2B firm trying to boost the visibility of its mobile apps: In January, app downloads and engagement peak at the highest rate, compared to any other month. New data from AdMob by Google found that January is the “Black Friday” for app monetization. Between October 2014 and January […]

Report: Facebook ads still a better investment than Google display ads

Facebook still holds the throne in click-through rates (CTR) for ads, as revealed by Adobe Digital Index’s “Q3 Digital Advertising & Social Intelligence Report.” According to the report, the numbers for Facebook ads are enough to leave Google in the dust: Facebook’s click-throughs rates posted a 35 percent rise in Q3 2015 from a year ago […]

Make your website mobile-friendly by April 21 and enjoy a Google boost

The deadline for websites to get mobile-friendly is fast approaching. While many business owners and web developers were aware of Google’s encouragement to make everyone’s websites friendlier for mobile devices, the announcement Google issued at the end of February made it official. Beginning on April 21, sites that Google considers to be mobile-friendly will yield better search […]

Marketing Pro-Tip: How you can retarget with success

Retargeting with Google can be a powerful marketing tool. A new study from Marin Software looked at the challenges marketers face in Google Remarketing Lists for Search Ads, and came up with some actionable advice. The study gathered 223 enterprise marketers and inquired about their retargeting practices and techniques. To be clear, marketing retargeting is when you […]