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SiriusDecisions TechX Preview: Sr. Research Director Gil Canare Shares Event Themes, Challenges For Technology Investment

As the martech landscape continues to grow and more solutions grab marketers’ attention, technology investment has become a crucial topic of conversation for many organizations. In fact, research from SiriusDecisions’ 2018 CMO Study shows that nearly 60% of marketing leaders consider the implementation of new technologies and systems as “the organizational change required to support their companies’ growth strategy over the next two years.”

Pimp My Personalization: New Tactics Go Beyond Traditional, Tired ‘Insert First Name’ Strategies

Mastering personalized marketing is a lot like owning a car — your once shiny, new tools will need an upgrade and a fresh coat of paint every now and then. As marketing technology evolves and B2B companies are able to glean more information than before on current and prospective customers, it might be time to reevaluate your personalized marketing tactics.

Top Marketing Execs Predict Growing Influence For Operations Roles Following Ops-Stars Event

After starting out three years ago as a small satellite event during Dreamforce, the Ops-Stars Conference has quickly grown to attract more than 1,500 attendees, 40 sessions and 26 sponsors. Hosted by LeanData, the event has become the lead forum for B2B executives who are either in an Ops role, looking to hire Ops roles, or those simply looking to optimize how the role functions within their organization.

3 Reasons Why Personalization Falls Short For B2B Marketers

By now, all marketers should know that personalization is an imperative, not an option. Research shows that 88% of marketers believe that their prospects expect a personalized experience, but just 31% think they are actually getting personalization right. So, what is causing this disconnect? In a recent webcast, Elle Woulfe, VP of Marketing at PathFactory, shared three reasons why personalization efforts are falling short for B2B marketers and offered some…

Podcast: GDPR Leaders & Laggards: New CMO Council Research Highlights GDPR Impacts, Implications On B2B Businesses

Although GDPR went into effect last May, 16% of companies still don’t have a plan for GDPR compliance and 11% don’t know if they have a plan, according to new research from the CMO Council. In a conversation with Liz Miller, SVP of Marketing at the CMO Council, she digs into the data to uncover the main misconceptions that are confusing B2B companies on GDPR. Miller also shares some of…

Podcast: Pipeline Measurement In The Age Of AI

In a conversation with Kevin Cunningham, CEO of MRP, he discusses the current state of pipeline measurement in the B2B marketplace. Cunningham also shares his thoughts on how B2B organizations can leverage emerging AI capabilities and predictive analytics to enhance their pipeline measurement initiatives, while also sharing examples of how progressive companies are leveraging these types of insights to understand their pipeline. Listen to the full podcast to hear more:

DGR Book Club: 3 New Reads To Help Marketing & Sales Teams Grow

“Summer reading” may be a thing, but in my opinion, Fall is the ultimate season for snuggling up at home with a good book and a pumpkin spiced latte — preferably after a long day of apple picking and wine tasting while wearing plaid. Is the Millennial in me obvious or what? As the end of the year creeps up, and marketers begin planning and strategizing for 2019, it’s also a…

Podcast: What Revenue Marketers Need To Do To Become B2B Game Changers

In a discussion with Demand Gen Report, Scott Vaughan, CMO of Integrate, shared some of the main qualities that he has seen have a positive impact on the growth of the industry. Vaughan also discussed Integrate’s recent B2B Game Changers Revenue Marketers Spotlight Awards, in which they spotlighted 43 marketing professionals that are going above and beyond to orchestrate technology, data and processes in their own businesses. To check out…

5 B2B Brands That Show Us How Social Media Should Be Used

Progressive B2B brands are taking a note from the B2C playbook and meeting buyers on their preferred platforms, such as on podcasts, through videos and on social media. In fact, the number of buyers using social media to research potential solutions has grown from 20% in 2012 to 54% in 2018, according to the B2B Buyers Survey. Yet, research from the Content Marketing Institute shows that while 80% of B2B marketers have…

Podcast: HubSpot’s Scott Brinker Discusses Traversing The SaaS Explosion With Efficient Partner Ecosystems

In a quick interview at INBOUND 2018, hosted by HubSpot earlier this September in Boston, Demand Gen Report’s Brian Anderson sat down with Scott Brinker, HubSpot’s VP of Platform Ecosystem. Brinker is also notoriously known for mapping out the martech landscape on the Chief Marketing Technologist blog. During the interview, Brinker shared how he has seen HubSpot’s partner ecosystem grow during his first year at HubSpot. He also discussed how…

Podcast: Affinity Exec Dispels AI Myths, Discusses Benefits To Marketing Success

In an interview with Demand Gen Report's Elise Schoening, Anne Gherini, VP of Marketing and Partnerships at Affinity, discusses the evolution of artificial intelligence. Gherini also breaks down common myths surrounding AI and explains how it can actually help marketers enhance and better manage customer relationships when used correctly. Listen to the full podcast to hear more of Anne's insights:

Podcast: Jay Baer Discusses Content Marketing Challenges, Importance Of Relevant Messaging, Alignment

During Uberflip’s Conex event, Demand Gen Report’s Klaudia Tirico sat down with Jay Baer, President of Convince & Convert, to chat all things content marketing. Baer dished on the top challenges for content marketers today, dived into the absurdity of not aligning sales and marketing under the same department and didn’t hold back when talking about the need for delivering relevant content experiences to buyers. “Every marketer in the world…

TimeTrade CMO Discusses Direct Mail Campaign That Generated $6M In Pipeline

Welcome to my new blog series, "Behind the Marketing," which is inspired by the classic VH1 series, "Behind the Music," but with a B2B marketing twist. Each month, I will spotlight a cool, eye-catching and thought-provoking campaign or project — and the marketers behind them. This week, I spoke with Lauren Mead, CMO of TimeTrade, about the company’s "Selling is a Team Sport" campaign, which used direct mail to accelerate sales conversations and convert target…

Podcast: Exclusive Interview: Drift VP Of Marketing Shares In-Depth Look At New Product Offerings, SiftRock Acquisition

In an exclusive interview with Demand Gen Report’s Andrew Gaffney, Drift’s VP of Marketing, Dave Gerhardt, gave the publication an inside look at the company’s latest product announcements, including its new AI assistants for marketing and sales and a new ad-to-chat solution. Gerhardt also shared more details about their acquisition of SiftRock, an email reply management company, which positions Drift to help manage email replies at scale for B2B businesses…

Top Quotes From Conex: Thought-Provoking Tidbits That Start A Content Marketing Convo

I just returned to New Jersey after spending three days in Toronto with Uberflip and more than 700 content marketers at the company’s annual Conex event. I’m a big fan of the event, because I am a big fan of content marketing, content creation and everything in-between. So, you can understand my excitement to attend every year and learn from some of the brightest minds in the industry. This year,…
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