Interview with Jon Lombardo, Global Brand Strategy Lead, LinkedIn

"Exceptional marketing focuses on understanding customers -- they are radically individualistic -- and I think ABM takes that idea to the next degree."Tell us about your role and how you got here? I grew up in the era of Friendster and MySpace, which is how I -- like many people -- was first exposed to Web 2.0. I then read a Tomi Ahonen book called “Communities Dominate Brands,” which made a convincing case for the rise of the mobile phone and community-based platforms well before most other people took those stands.…

The Great Rush: Preparing for the Data Science Success

Today, data is the ‘oil’ that is driving every aspect of the business. And, in a scientific parlance, this data is reusable, replenishable and insightful. Every insight gleaned with data becomes valuable each passing day. With the coming of age of the Internet of Things (IoT), super-connectivity, data management, and analytics, data for business is a gold rush for all modern organizations. We provide you key insights on how to start on the path to data science success and make a dash into the ‘Great Rush’. Talk to the…

oneAudience Integrates Mobile-Driven Audiences in Adobe Analytics Cloud

oneAudience Adds Mobile-Driven Audiences to Adobe Analytics Cloud to Help Brands and Agencies Drive Revenue and Engage with Consumers at the Individual Level oneAudience, a first-party mobile data provider that specializes in mobile app usage data, recently announced an integration with Adobe Audience Manager, part of Adobe Analytics Cloud. The mobile audiences now available in the Adobe Audience Manager marketplace enables revenue-driven marketers to leverage mobile insights across all major industries such as…

Why Will RCS Messaging Be More Effective Than Apps

Businesses across industries are always looking for new ways to effectively communicate and engage with customers via a mobile device. Over the last few years, many businesses relied on their own branded app as a way to conduct this type of communication with customers. However, there is recent evidence that a growing number of consumers are beginning to eliminate apps from their phones, with fewer app downloads and lower app engagement. According to an article in PC World, app downloads decreased more than 20% last year,…

MarTech Champions Pay Tribute to Stephen Hawking

I was six-years-old when the Comet Shoemaker-Levy broke apart and collided with Jupiter in 1994. That was my first brush with astrophysics and anything related to the Milky Way. That was the start of my curiosity about the Big Bang and space, and then I read Stephen Hawking's Life in the Universe. When I met him in 2001, during his visit to Mumbai (India), I realized what human brain is capable of thinking, and achieving for the entire mankind. As Katie Martell of On-Demand Marketing, put it, "Stephen was in many ways a…

Four Takeaways From Last Week’s Webinar World

Last week, marketers from around the world gathered at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco’s Union Square to learn more about the increasing role of webinars in digital marketing. The second annual Webinar World, hosted by On24, featured keynotes by executives from On24, Forrester, Gimlet Media, Heinz Marketing, and TOPO Inc, and breakout sessions focused on webinar best practices, marketing strategy, and webinar execution. Here were some major takeaways from the event -- Webinars Can Play A Role At Each Stage Of The…

Terminus Has a New CMO; Sangram Vajre Is Now Chief Evangelist

As CMO, Peter Herbert Would Be Responsible for Leading the Company's Goal to Grow ABM into an Agile B2B Marketing Force in 2018 and Beyond Sangram Vajre, Co-founder, and CMO of leading ABM platform Terminus has been named as the Chief Evangelist of the company.  VP of Marketing at Terminus, Peter Herbert has been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer. Read More: Account-Based Marketing Leader Terminus Acquires BrightFunnel Peter Herbert joined Terminus in July 2017. A marketing veteran with years of experience in the…

Interview with Lissa Daniels, VP, Demand Generation, Marketing Operations and Analytics, Looker

"Technology is going to help us all get more personal. Data, behavioral intent and AI can help us all make the experience more personal for our leads and customers."Tell us a little bit about your role at Looker? I head up the team that fills and optimizes the marketing lead funnel. Our first goal is to feed our sales development team with the highest quality leads possible. Those leads need to turn into happy customers. We spend our time testing and trying all that we can. Then we spend a good bit of time analyzing to…

Mobile World Congress 2018: What’s Next for Industry Innovation?

Mobile World Congress 2018 (MWC 2018) has always been much more than just a launch pad for the latest handsets and gadgets, and 2018 didn’t disappoint. Of course, new cellphone models were released — including Samsung’s long-anticipated Galaxy S9 — but the focus of MWC was on major trends that are transforming the industry, and what innovations we can expect in the next 12 months. There were three key topics that stole the show: data security, the dawning of 5G, and mitigating the challenges of Artificial Intelligence…

How to Beat Procrastination with a GDPR Marketing Compliance Plan?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last few months, chances are you already know what GDPR is. The General Data Protection Regulation is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union. To underscore this: As long as you have EU data in your company database, GDPR applies to you. US companies aren’t “spared.” Ignore it, and you’ll risk hefty penalties of up to €20M or 4% of your company’s annual revenue, whichever is…

FISION Appoints Global CFO, John Bode, To Board Of Directors

Appointment of Independent Director, John Bode, Advances Company Toward NASDAQ Uplisting Qualification FISION Corporation, a leading provider of cloud-based digital asset management, sales enablement, and agile marketing technologies, has appointed John Bode, as a Company director and Chairman of Its Audit Committee, effective March 1, 2018. Recommended Read: Interview with Mike Brown, CEO, FISION Bode formerly served as Chief Financial Officer of the Tribune Publishing Company (now tronc, Inc., ). He is…

Beezy PocketFlow™ and Beezy Bot™ Unveiled to Improve Workflow Productivity

Beezy PocketFlow™ Allows Users On-The-Go to Easily Trigger Workflows Using a Natural Language Conversation with the Beezy Bot™ Beezy Inc., the Intelligent Workplace for Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint – unveiled PocketFlow™, a new mobile app exclusively focused on business processes and mobile productivity. Many workflow solutions send email notifications to users letting them know they need to take action on some item, and most of the times this notification includes a link to an external system. By avoiding context…

AdRoll Brings out RollWorks to Focus on B2B Market

Company Unveils New B2B Business Unit-- RollWorks and Rebrands AdRoll to Serve Ambitious Commerce Brands In a major rebranding and expansion, AdRoll has announced a new corporate identity to accelerate its next phase of growth. The company 'split' its commercial divisions into B2B and B2C segments, and unveiled a new division, RollWorks, in response to the growing demands of B2B marketers. In 2007 AdRoll, now AdRoll Group, was founded with the objective of helping big and small businesses turn their customer data into…

Automation Anywhere Plus Unveiled as Industry’s Most Comprehensive Global Customer Success Program

Automation Anywhere Plus Reinforces "Customer First" Commitment to a Fully Integrated Program Delivered by the Largest Dedicated Customer Success Team in the RPA Industry Automation Anywhere, a leading Enterprise Software Provider in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), has announced the formal launch of its global customer success program – Automation Anywhere Plus. This umbrella program combines a wide range of existing services with newly introduced offerings, delivering the most comprehensive set of services and the…

Marketing Veteran Heidi Melin is the New CMO at Workfront

Former SAP, Eloqua CMO Heidi Melin Joins Workfront as Chief Marketing Officer Workfront, a leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management solutions, has announced that Heidi Melin has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and a member of the executive leadership team. As Workfront's CMO, Heidi will be responsible for telling the Workfront story, creating and executing an integrated marketing strategy, driving increased awareness, and building a customer marketing function to deepen Workfront's…

Interview with Vinay Bhagat, Founder and CEO, TrustRadius

"Many tech buyers want to be on the cutting edge. It’s common to see review sites cover categories and products far ahead of analysts now."Tell us about your journey as a tech-entrepreneur. I founded my first company Convio in 1999. We were a SaaS platform that helped nonprofit organizations use the Web for fundraising, communications, and advocacy. Over time we grew the company to over $80 million in revenue, took it public and were acquired for $ 325 million in 2012. It was a great learning experience and motivating to…

7 Tactics Every Digital Marketer Should Learn to Love in 2018

Committing to specific tactics can be difficult for a digital marketer. There are so many different approaches that it can be tempting to continuously swipe left in search of something better. While there are quite a few bad matches out there, there also are some strategies and channels that are keepers. These approaches aren’t perfect—some have even broken marketers’ hearts in the past—but settling down with them can lead to something beautiful. Specifically, every digital marketer who wants to improve the…

Visual BI Solutions Announces Its Participation in BI and Analytics Conference

Visual BI Solutions Provides Strategic Consulting, Software and Solutions That Achieve Agile, Mobile, Self-Service and Real-Time BI Visual BI Solutions, an SAP Partner and a specialized player in Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics, announced their participation in BI and Analytics Conference being held this year at Huntington Beach, CA between February 19-21. They will be exhibiting at Booth #3. This year, Visual BI will be exhibiting their End-to-End BI capabilities ranging from Quick-Start Programs,…

Four New Partners Join NetSuite Partner Program to Drive Growth, Customer Success

ERA Consulting Group, Smartbridge, Softengine and Vibrant to Build Cloud ERP Practices with NetSuite Oracle NetSuite, one of the world's leading providers of cloud-based financials / ERP, HR, Professional Services Automation (PSA) and omnichannel commerce software suites, announced that four new partners have joined the NetSuite Solution Provider Program. ERA Consulting Group, Smartbridge, Softengine, and Vibrant Inc. have teamed with NetSuite to launch new cloud ERP practices to help clients accelerate growth while…

How to Pick the Right CRM: 3 Key Ingredients

Few CRMs meet expectations. According to Gartner Group, 55% of CRM projects fail to produce results. The most effective CRM systems emphasize three key ingredients: 1. Mobile accessibility 81% of users access their CRM using more than one type of device. Businesspeople, especially executives, need to be able to access their relationship data from anywhere. Given that most of us are tethered to our mobile devices, mobile optimization is especially critical. To be successful, CRM users need to be able to access contact…