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SiriusDecisions Debuts New Matrix To Help B2B Companies Accelerate AI Applications For ‘High-Def View’ Of Audiences

Despite the buzz around artificial intelligence (AI), many B2B organizations have been slow to adopt and deploy AI-powered applications due to a limited understanding of the technology and how it can impact all areas of the revenue engine.

During its Summit in Las Vegas this week, SiriusDecisions debuted a new matrix framework to help companies better understand the four categories of AI, as well as use case examples and guidance for advancing their AI journey.

Measurement And Revenue Optimization Has Officially Arrived, As Dedicated Gathering Launches In San Fran

Next week, I’ll be heading to one of the first conferences for B2B marketers to focus exclusively on measurement and revenue optimization. Circulate 2017, taking place Sept. 14-15at the W San Francisco, will bring together thought leaders and practitioners from different roles — all with the common interest in measuring and optimizing marketing and sales performance.

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It’s About Revenue: Marketers Head Directly Into The Sales Funnel

1Brian Fravel 4x3The trend is clear. The role of marketing is changing and expanding to encompass revenue accountability. In the not-so-distant past, the sole goal of many B2B marketers was focused on building awareness, creating desire and generating leads. Once initial interest was generated, sales took over. Sales leads were handed off to sales teams, and the marketing team could scoot back to their creative dens to plot the next campaign. No longer. Marketing is not limited to brand awareness and lead generation anymore and is becoming more directly responsible for revenue generation. That job doesn’t end with dropping the leads off at the sales funnel entrance.

Radius Provides Free Client Access To Its Data Consortium

1radiusRadius announced it is making its B2B contact and account data consortium, The Network of Record, available to all customers of the Radius Revenue Platform, its software platform. Prior to the announcement, Radius clients were charged for data based on their needs. Now, the data is part of the full subscription package.

Host Analytics’ Nick Ezzo Shares The ABC’s Of ABM At #B2BMX

While everyone talks about the amazing return they are seeing from their account-based marketing (ABM) initiatives, there has not been enough education on the right steps to take to launch an ABM program that drives revenue.

Effective ABM implementation and execution are among the variety of topics on tap at the B2B Marketing Exchange in Scottsdale, Ariz. Nick Ezzo, VP of Demand Generation at Host Analytics, will take the stage to explain how he and his company tackled ABM in his session, Building An End-To-End Strategy For ABM Success.

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Why Infusionsoft Evolved To Predictive 2.0

Doug Sechrist 1As a B2B marketer, my mission is to drive revenue.

This mission is one that I’ve been privileged to take on time and time again to multiply the customer base at several of the top enterprise software companies on this planet. From early days at Eloqua to Five9 and now Infusionsoft, the pipeline and leadership expectations for the marketing team has always been huge, requiring a vision and team that will hopefully act as a precedent for other marketers faced with aggressive goals. While I’ve had some early wins and lessons learned – I am now tackling the steepest challenge of my career as the VP Demand Marketing at Infusionsoft.

Measuring Marketing Performance To Enhance Future Campaigns

When it comes to measuring marketing performance, multiple layers come into play. Some actions are deemed easy to measure, such as click-through rates on email campaigns or the number of followers on social media, but these metrics don’t dive into the impact marketing activities have on a business’ bottom line. Companies such as Mongo DB are not only measuring marketing performance on a larger scale, but also on a content engagement level, to help determine this impact and enhance future performance.

Salesforce Revenue Up By 26.8% For Q1

shutterstock 230933791Salesforce announced a 26.8% increase in year-over-year revenue for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017. The company’s Q1 revenue totaled $1.917 billion, higher than analyst’s estimates. In an earnings call with investors, Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff called the results, “the best Q1 we’ve ever seen.”

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