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Oracle Spotlights 2017 Markie Award Winners At Modern Marketing Event

1markeisFor the past 11 years, Oracle has recognized modern marketers from around the world at the company’s annual Markie Awards.

This year at the Modern Marketing Experience event in Las Vegas, the awards featured 17 categories reflecting the evolving marketing landscape, including Account-Based Marketing Team of the Year, Best Digital Marketing Ecosystem, Best Integrated Mobile Experience, Best Use of Data, Most Creative Marketing Campaign and Modern Marketing Leader of the Year.

Allego Expands Mobile-Video Platform For Sales Training

allego1Allego offers a mobile-video sales learning platform that enables sales reps to access relevant training content from mobile devices. The solution was designed to reduce on boarding costs and accelerate ramp-up time for new hires, and provide ongoing training and reinforcement for tenured reps, the company said.

Study: 86% Of Marketers Said They Will Own End-To-End Customer Experience By 2020

1marketo1To better engage with prospective buyers, marketers need a holistic view of the customer journey to provide personalized, two-way conversations, according to research conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) on behalf of Marketo. The study shows that a majority (86%) of marketing executives believe they will own the complete, end-to-end customer experience by 2020.

Facebook Lead Ads Aims To Simplify Mobile Lead Form Engagement

Facebook Lead Ads imageFacebook announced the general availability of Lead Ads, the company's mobile form solution designed to simplify the way users engage with mobile advertising. The offering positions B2B companies to gain credible, accurate contact information for prospective customers — increasing inbound social leads and simplifying the buyer's experience with the brand.

Limelight Updates Platform To Speed Content Delivery

limelightlogoLimelight Networks announced the next generation of its Limelight Orchestrate Digital Presence Platform that is designed to support consistent, high-performance digital experiences across channels, devices, and geographies. The Orchestrate V2.5 platform addresses the challenges presented by increased and unpredictable content consumption and the need to support an ever-expanding variety of mobile devices, according to company officials.

In recent testing, validated by third parties, Limelight demonstrated up to an 8x web site performance improvement, translating into an 88% reduction in web site visitor wait time, explained Kirby Wadsworth, CMO, in an interview with Demand Gen Report.

The Pedowitz Group Adds SEM And SEO To List Of Services

Pedowitz Group logoThe Pedowitz Group, a revenue marketing agency, is expanding its services with a new Search Services offering that includes Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

The addition of these SEO/SEM services gives the company a better opportunity to assist clients in increasing web site traffic and revenue, according to company sources.

Navigating Gartner’s Digital Marketing Transit Map

Gartner Transit MapPlotting a digital marketing strategy can prompt even some of the savviest B2B marketers to ask for directions. Gartner recently unveiled its digital marketing transit map to provide a framework for marketers to develop a strategy, improve operations and plan initiatives.

One of the hurdles of marketing technology is that most organizations have acquired much of their technologies individually, so there is no plan in place regarding how they will connect, according to Andrew Frank, VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner, in an interview with Demand Gen Report. He said this challenge led to the creation of the map, which was developed over the course of the past year, to help facilitate communication between marketing and IT.

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