Use These 3 Brainstorming Exercises to Fuel Your Next Social Media Campaign

Brainstorming, creating, and executing a social media campaign requires a lot of research, time, and effort from your marketing team. Experimenting with new social media channels and audiences has the added weight of uncertainty that the campaign won’t deliver the ROI needed to validate your marketing budget’s investment. As marketers, we have to keep innovating and trying new things, so this can put us in a tough spot. With new technologies emerging from advancements of AI and personalization, now more than ever is the…

Interview with Jennifer Grant, Chief Marketing Officer at Looker

"Without a clear, shared view of the data and metrics of the business, Sales and Marketing leaders have been set against each other, fighting to prove their worth with different silos of data."On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role at Looker and how you got here. After experiencing the wild amazing journey of growing Box from 30 employees to almost 1,000 employees, I was looking for another company with similar potential. When I found Looker, not only did they have a product that customers…

Interview with Cameron Avery, CEO at Elastic Grid

"I’ve always liked American writer Elbert Hubbard’s saying, “Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive. “…I’ve had a lot of great advice, but this one always makes me smile."MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role and how you got here. (what inspired you to start a MarTech company) I’m the CEO and founder of Elastic Grid. We started life more than 16 years ago as Elastic Digital, a creative agency for large B2B IT Vendors (Symantec, VMware, NetApp etc.) in Sydney, Australia. The inspiration to…

Interview with Jacco de Bruijn, Head of Marketing & Sales – Libris

"I believe the best marketing is a balance of science and art, which the proliferation of marketing technology supports."On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role and how you got here. As the Head of Marketing and Sales for Libris by PhotoShelter, my responsibilities range from building our brand and generating revenue, to managing a team of 20+ marketing and sales experts. This range is a result of the varied experiences that led me to PhotoShelter. After college, I started on the consultancy…

Interview with Tyson Quick, Founder & CEO – Instapage

"Never give up! Perseverance is the reason Instapage is now a 100+ person organization, and I believe far too many entrepreneurs fail because they gave up too early."On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role and how you got here. (what inspired you to start a martech company) I’m the founder and CEO, and I started Instapage out of frustration with the inefficiency in paid advertising. Google and Facebook have made the purchasing of extremely targeted advertising so efficient that both are…

Interview with Sean Burke, CEO, KiteDesk

"Technology today is being built for marketing OR sales, and the way we see it in future, is that it is going to be built for marketing AND sales."On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role and how you got here. (what inspired you to start a martech company) I joined KiteDesk in 2013. At that time, the co-founders Jack Kennedy and Jared Rodriguez, whom I met through an investor group, had just started writing the code for a Sales Engagement Platform that connected cloud applications together.…

Interview with Matt Reid, VP Marketing – Velocify

"When something can be done in less than 5 minutes, get it done. Don’t add to the list, just get it done."On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role and how you got here. (what inspired you to start a martech company) I am the VP of Marketing at Velocify, where I’m responsible for the company’s overall global marketing efforts. I lead corporate marketing, product marketing, marketing research, and demand generation functions. My path to marketing leader was a bit unconventional - I actually…

Interview with Tim Deluca-Smith, VP Marketing – Huddle

"I occasionally worry that creativity is being marginalized, and I see this in the skills of graduates coming into the sector."On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role and how you got here. As VP of Marketing for a growth company like Huddle, my role has to be fluid enough to tackle a range of challenges. Marketing is one of the most “in-demand” functions of the business – spanning the usual areas, such as demand generation and influencer marketing etc., all the way through to pricing…

Interview with Rohit Prabhakar, Head of Digital Marketing & Technology – McKesson

"AI, for me, is still very premature. Even the best products in the market, most AI vendors are unable to answer my questions."On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role and how you got here. I started my career in IT as a software engineer, I’ve been a web developer, an architect, a team lead to program manager. I then moved to doing sales for a Fortune 500 firm for 2 years in the Bay area which I really enjoyed. I then moved to product management where I was introduced to marketing, and now…

Mavrck Report: Creating User-Generated Content About Your Brand is Key to Facebook Marketing Initiatives in 2017

Every marketer understands the impact of engaging customers on Facebook but lacks the inability to sustain interest through organic and sponsored posts. Conversely, Facebook users are responding more to News Feeds compared to paid marketing content. As consumers are increasingly adopting ad blockers to keep away disruptive ads from spoiling their experiences, marketers have begun to acknowledge the power of Facebook marketing as a key driver in generating consumer engagement, especially in the 'original content' category.…