Demand Gen Report

HubSpot Files For IPO, Aims For $100 Million
Industry News
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 08:33

HubSpot Logo 2xIn a much anticipated move, HubSpot announced that it has filed the necessary forms to launch an initial public offering. The company is seeking to raise $100 million, according to the filing, and the offering will be managed by Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and UBS Securities LLC.

While there was concern that executive departures might delay the offering, the company filed the IPO prior to its INBOUND conference, which is being held September 15-18 in Boston.

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BrightEdge Unveils Community Edition
Content Strategies
Monday, 25 August 2014 09:01

Brightedge logoBrightEdge unveiled a Community Edition of its content marketing platform, including access to Data Cube To-Go, a repository of content from across the web, and Content Optimizer To-Go, a recommendation engine for content optimization.

Community Edition is positioned as a free Google Chrome plug-in to help content marketers insight into the performance of digital content, competitor’s content, and receive performance-enhancing recommendations.

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Oracle Unveils Social Station For SRM Platform
Social & Mobile
Friday, 22 August 2014 08:57

Oracle logoOracle announced the launch of Social Station, a workspace within the Oracle Social Cloud platform that is designed to help users increase productivity and performance of their social business practices.

The drag-and-drop capabilities of Social Station are intended to enable easier personalization with various modules. Users can also customize their view of social data, providing real-time updates on social targets.

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Uberflip Joins Content Scoring Trend With New Feature
Content Strategies
Thursday, 21 August 2014 09:44

uberflip logoUberflip announced the launch of Content Score, a feature that is designed measure the effectiveness of each piece of content in the user’s Uberflip Hub. The announcement highlights the growing trend that content marketers desire an accurate way to measure their content marketing efforts.

Content scoring has become an appealing feature for many content marketers, and a number of B2B vendors have added content scoring capabilities to meet this growing need. Kapost recently announced their content scoring feature for its content platform, and LinkedIn Business Solutions also offers content scoring features for its customers.

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6 Tips For Onboarding Success [Infographic]
Rich Media
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:00

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Equipping new sales hires with the right content and resources to get them up to speed quickly is a challenge for many organizations. This infographic from SAVO offers six tips to help get new hires started on the right foot.

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Demanding Views

How to Apply Content Marketing to All Stages of the Sales Cycle

By Israel Martinez, Product Manager, DNN

 

israel-martinez-headshotYou want a shorter sales cycle and your customers want a shorter buying cycle. No one benefits from prolonging the process. But if your goals are aligned, why is it that things seem to be going in the opposite direction?

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), 56% of the buying process is spent searching for educational content. IDG reported that 86% of B2B buyers say that the content created by marketing departments is not useful, relevant or aligned with their needs. A study from Forrester says that 76% of buyers choose vendors that can have intelligent conversations and deliver effective value messages, and Sirius Decisions reported that the number one sales inhibitor is an organization’s inability to communicate the value of their products.

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The 2014 B2B Buyer Behavior Survey

Demand Gen Report’s 2014 B2B Buyer Behavior Survey provides insights into how B2B buyers make their decisions. Buyers are waiting longer to engage with sales, but they are more satisfied with the process than in years past. For an in-depth look at this research, download the report now!

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Solution Spotlight

Marketing And Sales Alignment With itracMarketing CRM

itracMarketing logoItracMarketing CRM (formerly itracEMS) provides marketing automation, email marketing, social marketing, lead scoring and lead management from a single platform.

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Industry Events

2014 B2B Marketing Forum

When: October 8 – 10, 2014

Where: Boston, MA

Are you armed and ready to meet the marketing challenges of today, tomorrow, and beyond? With technology and the way we live changing rapidly, B2B marketers have so many options and tools that it can be overwhelming. At the 2014 B2B Marketing Forum we will have inspirational speakers presenting on the hottest, smartest topics—giving you the knowledge you need to thrive in 2014, 2015 and beyond. Get ready to bullet-proof your marketing for the future and come out a modern marketing rock star!

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Dreamforce 2014

When: October 13 – 16, 2014

Where: San Francisco, CA

Whether you’re a company of five or a Fortune 500, you’re going to learn a lot of innovative ways to improve your business at Dreamforce. With over 1,400 sessions and thousands of live solutions from the world’s largest cloud ecosystem, Dreamforce has tailored content specific to your business size and type, for any role in your company.

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