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Coronavirus Concerns Cancel Many Spring Marketing Conferences

Screen Shot 2020 03 06 at 12.25.45 PMWhile Spring normally marks the start of conference season in the marketing community, concerns around the coronavirus outbreak have forced the cancelation or postponement of a number of events this year. Adobe, SalesLoft, Oracle and Demandbase are among the marketing technology leaders canceling or postponing their upcoming in-person events.

#B2BMX: Harnessing AI To Power Customer Engagement; Having A Media Brand Mindset For Content

B2B marketers react to the thought of artificial intelligence (AI) in different ways, said Pam Didner of Relentless Pursuit LLC. Pessimists may envision dystopian universes as portrayed in the Terminator, Blade Runner or The Matrix; optimists may picture R2D2 or Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Whichever attitude marketers take, “AI is not a fad. It’s here to stay,” declared Didner in her keynote address, How AI Is Already Impacting Every Stage of Buyer Engagement, which explored how B2B marketers currently use AI and looked ahead to the technology’s future.

Oracle Exec Discusses Marketing Cloud Updates, DataFox Acquisition & Blurring The Line Between B2B & B2C

During its Modern Customer Experience conference, Oracle unveiled new features for its Marketing Cloud. The updates to Oracle Eloqua, Responsys, Infinity and Maxymiser aim to eliminate data silos and provide real-time insights into behavioral data. Shashi Seth, SVP of Oracle Marketing Cloud, shared details on the updates and more in an exclusive interview with Demand Gen Report.

Top B2B Marketers Share Their New Year’s Resolutions

As 2019 kicks off, it's time to reflect on your goals for the New Year and brainstorm how you can meet and exceed them in your personal and professional life. 

If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out this collection of resolutions from industry experts, including authors David Meerman Scott and Pam Didner, Jeff Pedowitz of The Pedowitz Group, Masha Finkselstein of Google, Kelvin Gee of Oracle and Michael Brenner of Marketing Insider Group — all of whom will be speaking at the B2B Marketing Exchange in Scottsdale, Ariz. on February 25-27, 2019.

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Oracle Aims To Address Customer AI Data Concerns With DataFox Acquisition, Launch Of CX Unity

Oracle has entered an agreement to acquire DataFox, an AI-based data management provider, and unveiled a new CX Unity product designed to provide a comprehensive view into customer engagement and interactions across channels and applications. The company stated that the acquisition and product announcements are designed to better position its customers with accurate data, as more businesses plan to incorporate AI and machine learning capabilities into their go-to-market strategy.

Pipeline Velocity Measurement Becomes Next Stage Of Maturity, Revenue Growth

The pressure is on — marketers are becoming more responsible for driving revenue. In fact, Forrester research shows that 82% of CMOs have goals tied directly to revenue. As such, modern marketers are taking an active approach to measuring and accelerating pipeline — a task that was typically reserved for sales. But at companies such as Oracle and CenturyLink, there is a growing priority for marketers to generate pipeline metrics, including velocity, which can provide key insights to accelerate deals and streamline customer retention and advocacy.

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