Stein IAS’ New Report Heralds the Importance of Emotion in B2B Marketing

Understanding how people think and act has always been at the heart of the most powerful consumer marketing. However, a new report from Stein IAS, ‘In Search for the Emotionally-Qualified Lead (EQL)’ reveals why emotionally-lead marketing is just as important in B2B buying decisions. Marketing Technology News: xTuple Launches ERP-E-Commerce Integrations with Shopify, Woo Commerce and ShipStation A major study by Google and Gartner indicates that, while the average B2C brand has an emotional connection with between 10%…

MarTech Interview with Clayton Ruebensaal, EVP of Global B2B Marketing at American Express

"Terms like “business isn’t personal” went out the window. We all got to know each other a lot better and worried about each other more. One of the lessons we learned about customers was that business owners were stuck with more questions than answers during this crisis." Hi Clayton, please tell us about your journey into marketing technology and how you started at American Express. Throughout my career, I’ve held leadership roles at some of the world’s most creatively awarded advertising agencies, BBDO, Deutsch, I ran…

Demandbase Expands Leadership Team With New CRO To Reshape The B2B Marketing Landscape

Demandbase taps industry leader, Allison Metcalfe, to lead revenue strategy Demandbase, the leader in Account-Based Marketing (ABM), announced its appointment of Allison Metcalfe to the role of Chief Revenue Officer. As Demandbase's CRO, Metcalfe will lead the company's Sales, Advertising, and Customer Success teams while partnering with Marketing and Product teams to exceed revenue goals. Metcalfe's appointment reinforces the company's commitment to expanding the leadership team with top talent to help achieve goals…

ECRM Taps Global B2B Marketing Veteran to Lead European Division

ECRM, the global leader in driving long-term, critical business relationships for retail, foodservice, and pharmacy/medical markets, announced it has hired global B2B marketing veteran John van der Valk as CEO of its European business. In his role, Van der Valk will lead ECRM Europe’s expansion, and will further develop the portfolio of products that streamlines the interactions between buyers and sellers. He reports to ECRM CEO Greg Farrar. Marketing Technology News: Mintegral SDK Going Open-Source For Increased…

B2B Marketing Content Consumption Increased, While Session Times Decreased During COVID-19

Content consumption data shows that B2B buyers and customers engaged with more content more often during the pandemic, but had shorter session times New data from PathFactory reveals that B2B marketing content consumption increased significantly in the period immediately following the first lockdowns related to COVID-19 in the United States. These findings, which incorporate the content consumption data from hundreds of leading enterprise and mid-market technology companies, are now publicly available in a special report…

Building a B2B Marketing Budget for Uncertain Times

The pandemic is prompting B2B marketers to revisit their budgets and outreach strategies. There’s never been a better time to implement revenue-focused metrics so you can allocate spend more efficiently. To bend the curve and save lives during the COVID-19 crisis, people stayed home, and businesses scrapped roadshows, conferences, and other events. Some companies reduced staff and slashed budgets, and millions are working from home. While this disruption affects people’s lives and livelihoods, it also has a major impact…

6sense Integrates with LinkedIn to Enable B2B Marketing Teams to Target and Reach the Most Valuable Audiences

6sense Segments for LinkedIn ads equips revenue teams with advanced 6sense account targeting for LinkedIn advertising 6sense, the leading account engagement platform, announced a new integration with LinkedIn, the world’s largest online professional network, to enable mutual customers to leverage 6sense’s account data and insights for LinkedIn ads. 6sense’s dynamic segments can be synced to LinkedIn Campaign Manager to optimize ad targeting and spend on relevant audiences. One of the biggest challenges for marketers…

B2B Marketing Will Never Be the Same (and That’s a Good Thing)

We are living in unprecedented times. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally upended every aspect of our global economy and professional careers. According to experts, this crisis will create a “new normal” and change the trajectory for many commonplace facets of our everyday lives. This shift also holds for B2B enterprises and marketing teams, and I’m ecstatic for the opportunities that lie ahead.   Winston Churchill famously said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Adversity -- and even some chaos --…

B2B Marketing in the Time of COVID-19: Experiences Will Evolve the Same Way News Media Did

The economic impact of the novel coronavirus is spreading well beyond a select few industries. Not even the government can stop it from damaging the U.S. economy. While the extent to which our global economy will be affected by COVID-19 remains to be seen, it’s very likely that the effects on some industries will be long-term - especially those that relied on big, in-person events to market to customers. I believe the coronavirus will change B2B marketing the way social media changed how we consume news. Here’s how. First,…

COVID-19 to Impact B2B Marketing Budgets and Programs, According to Aggregage Survey of 450 B2B Marketers

Online Events, Webinars to Replace Live Events in 2020 Aggregage, Inc., the publisher of B2B Marketing Zone and more than 40 other B2B publications, today announced the results of a survey about the impact of COVID-19 on 2020 B2B marketing plans. More than 450 B2B marketing professionals responded and provided details about how they expect to adjust their marketing plans because of the pandemic. The survey was conducted in late March by B2B Marketing Zone, a site and newsletter for B2B marketers, and Webbiquity LLC, a…

Accenture Acquires Yesler, Bolstering its B2B Marketing Services

Accenture has acquired Yesler, a business-to-business (B2B) marketing services agency that helps many of the world’s leading brands run their global marketing programs and operations at speed and scale. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Accenture acquires Yesler to enhance B2B marketing services The acquisition continues to strengthen and scale Accenture’s B2B marketing services, adding depth in offerings such as account-based marketing, customer advocacy, sales enablement, and marketing automation. With…

Hubspot Solutions Partners The B2B Marketing Lab and Mpull Join Forces to Form Huble Digital

Huble Digital has launched as a result of the merger of HubSpot Elite Solutions Partner, The B2B Marketing Lab, and HubSpot Diamond Solutions Partner, MPULL, two of the largest HubSpot Software Solutions Partners in EMEA. London-based international digital marketing consultancy, The B2B Marketing Laboratory, and the Cape Town-based digital transformation and HubSpot Accredited Advanced Implementation support provider, MPULL, have merged to form Huble Digital Limited – the new international trading brand for the combined…

xiQ launches Workbench – The No. 1 AI-driven B2B Marketing Platform

xiQ, the leading AI-powered Account-Based Marketing (ABM) and Sales platform, launches Workbench, an AI-driven B2B marketing platform, for end-to-end content management and campaign execution. xiQ's Workbench brings a suite of intuitive features to organize content, drive intelligent personalization and exponentially higher engagement. Key features include: Leverage AI to develop campaignsDevelop highly engaging campaigns that blend your marketing collateral with reputable third-party content to establish thought…

Digital Experience Strategy Critical for B2B Marketing Success Finds Report by ON24

Survey of high-performing B2B marketing teams uncovers that online audience engagement is imperative for revenue growth The highest-performing B2B marketing organizations all have one thing in common: an unrelenting focus on digital experience. That's the major finding in the newly released report, "Experiences Everywhere," based on research by ON24 and Heinz Marketing. Marketing Technology News: Ricoh Spins out Vecnos to Focus on Consumer 360-Degree Camera Segment "Now more than ever before, businesses with the…

Dun & Bradstreet Launches Proprietary Buyer Intent, Increases ROI for B2B Marketing Teams

Early adopters realize 37% increase in email open rates and 20% increase in return on ad spend Dun & Bradstreet, a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, announced the availability of D&B Buyer Intent, which enables B2B marketing and sales teams to unmask early-stage buying signals from companies who are in market to buy. This early detection of digital signals enables sales and marketing teams to increase the timeliness, relevancy, and impact of their go-to-market strategy. Marketing…

The Missed Opportunities in Today’s B2B Marketing Funnel

A lot of brands say that they put the customer at the center of their organizations, but most marketers know that they’re not living up to that promise. According to a 2019 survey by B2B International, delivering excellent customer experiences and connecting with customers emotionally represent two of the top challenges among today's B2B marketers. Only 29 percent of those B2B marketers believe their organization makes a significant impact on the customer experience. Meanwhile, only 36 percent believe their organization…

Localization Automation Pioneer, Cloudwords Adds Top B2B Marketing Executive to its Board of Directors

Cloudwords, the pioneer in Localization Automation, is pleased to announce the addition of highly respected B2B marketing professional, Heidi Bullock to its Board of Directors. Heidi is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at Tealium and has held senior marketing roles at Marketo and Engagio. She is a veteran in the marketing technology industry and is a thought leader in the field of demand generation and marketing operations. Heidi adds incredible depth and experience to the Cloudwords Board of Directors. Marketing…

Terminus Acquires Sigstr to Power the Next Generation B2B Marketing Platform

Integrated Capabilities Provide the Most Complete Account-Centric Marketing Platform, Aligning Revenue Teams to Deliver Breakthrough Experiences Across the Entire Customer Lifecycle Terminus the Customer rated account-based marketing platform, announced  its acquisition of Sigstr, the email signature marketing platform that turns the billions of 1:1 employee emails sent every year into powerful brand engagements. The addition of Sigstr creates an end-to-end account-centric marketing platform with the most complete account…

HubSpot Diamond Partners B2B Marketing Lab and MPULL Sign Strategic Partnership to Establish Closer Working Ties

International HubSpot Diamond Partners, The B2B Marketing Lab and MPULL join forces to start an unrivalled international HubSpot support team with offices in UK, South Africa, Singapore, Finland and Germany London-based International growth marketing consultancy The B2B Marketing Laboratory has today signed a strategic partnership agreement with South Africa-based digital transformation, customer experience (CX) and customer relationship management (CRM) specialist MPULL. The Strategic Partnership will provide HubSpot…