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Predictions Series 2018: The Predictive ‘Buying Center’ in the Middle of B2B Demand Gen Revolution

Triblio CMO, Jason Jue, Narrates How Demand Gen Executives are Smartly and Effectively Switching Strategy  from Leads-Based to 100% Account-Based In the age of rapid B2B marketing disruptions, we are looking at the rise of Account-based marketing as a ubiquitous approach for demand generation. The phenomenal explosion of B2B content and marketing-sales convergence (thanks to underlying intelligence driving both) have enabled demand gen marketers to build integrated campaigns and a unified contact strategy with consistent…

Year-Ender 2017: 10 Extraordinary Martech “Moments” of the Year

In Part 2 of Our Year-Ender 2017 Series, We Bring You the Top Ten Martech Moments From the Year in a Chronological Order "The true delight is reminiscing and reliving the moment all over again." For Martech journalists, 2017 proved to be a momentous year, as we saw many mega-moments of delight that paved the course for the future. In Part 2 of our Year-ender 2017 series, we bring you the top ten Martech moments from the year. Read More: Trends in Marketing Technology Budgets Could Impact Data Quality and Hygiene…

Informa Engage Identifies Key B2B Marketing Trends in 2018

Based on a Direct Survey of Companies in Sectors Like Automotive, Technology, Aviation, Manufacturing, Infrastructure, Wealth Management and Others, Informa Engage Compiled an Incisive Look at What's on the Minds of B2B Marketers  Informa Engage, the global leader in marketing services, releases a new “B2B Marketing Trends Report,” which examines the key trends, challenges, and priorities facing B2B marketers in 11 high-growth markets. Results show that marketers’ priorities differ by industry. For example, the…

Interview with Dan Ushman, CEO, Concurra

"The most difficult part when leveraging analytics can be knowing what to change and what to leave alone; what to remove and what to add. " On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to start a web optimization platform? I’m a ‘lifelong digital marketer’ and the founder and CEO of Concurra. The idea for Concurra came about while I was running a marketing organization at another company that I co-founded, SingleHop. One of my jobs was to maintain and grow the conversion…

Interview with Chris Rothstein, CEO, Groove

"If you’re able to provide a customer with a solution, you should be engaging with them until they are able to see the value your solution can provide as well." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to join a sales engagement platform? I am the co-founder and CEO of Groove.co. Before founding Groove, I was managing sales teams at Google. I worked with some of the best and brightest folks in the industry. I learned a lot during this time and had a great team that was…

Interview with Gregg Johnson, CEO, Invoca

"Once marketers include offline data in their attribution they can get the full picture of how search is performing to better optimize their search marketing." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be part of a MarTech company? In 2016, I joined Invoca as CEO. After working in product management for over nine years at Salesforce, a company that disrupted the enterprise software industry, I wanted the opportunity to join a smaller company and try to have a similar…

Interview with Eric Keating, VP, Marketing, Zaius

"Marketers need a complete view of the customer experience - every interaction that a customer has with your brand - including sales, marketing, and support data. Without understanding all interactions in a single customer view, you’re bound to miss something vital." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to be part of a B2C CRM platform? As the fortunate person who heads up marketing at Zaius, the team and I are focused on educating the market about the incredible…

Interview with Shira Abel, CEO and Lead Strategist, Hunter & Bard

"Every significant piece of content should be repurposed in multiple ways to get the most bang for your buck. A good way of thinking about any large asset piece is to create a content waterfall." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here. (What inspired you to be part of a technology innovation company?) I’m the Advising CMO at Folloze and also CEO of Hunter&Bard. I spend my time strategizing on the best ways to promote and grow awareness for Folloze in enterprise Account Based…

10 ABM Stats at Your Fingertips

The secret behind the growing popularity of Account-Based Marketing (ABM) is how confident and informed marketers feel while using it. While ABM remains the hottest MarTech topic for 2017, its importance has not grown overnight. While it may seem all geek to newbies, ABM offers very rewarding opportunities for marketers. According to the ABM evangelist, Sangram Vajre of Terminus, “If marketers adopt Account-Based Marketing practices, they will drive revenue in their businesses. I want to do everything I can to help make…

Interview with Deborah Holstein, CMO, EverString

"B2B sales and marketing teams don’t “need” more data. Rather, we need actionable insights, integrated into our existing workflow." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to join a technology innovation company? I am the CMO at EverString. Our SaaS platform is purpose built for growth-oriented B2B organizations looking to accelerate sales velocity with AI. Our intuitive user interface lets everyone on the team, marketing managers, SDRs and AEs, level up their game…

Sigstr Secures $5 Million Series A Funding to Build Next-Gen Marketing Platform

Hyde Park Venture Partners And Battery Ventures Invest In Sigstr To Fuel Hiring, Product Innovation And Sales Growth Sigstr, a leading cloud platform for employee email personalization, announced that it has secured $5 million in Series A funding. The round, which will be used to fuel product innovation and hiring, was led by Hyde Park Venture Partners and included participation from Battery Ventures, HubSpot, Grand Ventures and High Alpha Capital. The Series A funding will allow Sigstr to grow its product, sales and…

ABM TechBytes with Michael Kostow, SVP & GM at Salesforce Pardot

We recently covered the Salesforce ABM Launch Einstein Account-Based Marketing (ABM), a complete, end-to-end B2B marketing solution powered by artificial intelligence. The hype and buzz around ABM has never been hotter, we caught up with Mike Kostow, SVP Salesforce Pardot to get Salesforce's perspective on the platform. MTS: What does Salesforce ABM bring to the table that the mix of Salesforce Engage, Advertising Studio, and Lead Scoring have not already? Earlier this month, Salesforce announced the availability…

ABM TechBytes with Sam Smith, VP Product at Sigstr

Sigstr, a cloud platform for employee email personalization, unveiled an Account-Based Marketing (ABM) functionality for marketers to tap into employee emails and deliver 1:1 targeted content to specific accounts, industries, and regions. Sigstr's ABM functionality is designed to increase account relevance, align email signature marketing activity with account strategies, increase campaign engagement and inspire customers and prospects with compelling content. We interviewed Sam Smith, VP Product at Sigstr, who spoke…

Interview with Raviv Turner & Nic Zangre, CEO & VP Sales & Marketing Technology at CaliberMind

"AI is going to automate most technical tasks performed by marketing and sales but the business logic will always remain human."On Predictive Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role at CaliberMind and how you got here. Raviv: I’m the Co-Founder & CEO of CaliberMind. Our customers such as Citrix, Gusto, Datavail and others use us to integrate, measure and optimize the entire B2B customer journey. Think of us as the system of buyer intelligence that sits between your CRM & systems of…

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 Joe Quinn, Section Manager ABM – National Instruments

"I get folks to talk through their ways to solve challenges, take the first step, approach a project before I give them my take."On Marketing Technology MTS: What topic are you speaking on at Revenue Summit 2017? I have been asked to speak as an expert managing an ABM program at a large enterprise company. National Instruments was founded in 1976, operates in over 60 countries with more than 7,000 employees with 2016 revenues exceeding $1.2 billion. NI provides powerful, flexible hardware and software technology…

Interview with Braydan Young, Co-founder – Coffee Sender

"People want to feel special when they start a buying cycle and be able to interact with the brand."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 cofounder of CoffeeSender/Sendoso. We started the company about two years ago as a side project, because we were looking for better way to connect with prospects and customers. We started by mailing coffee gift cards out which sucked but it was effective for getting meetings,…

Interview with Scott Salkin, CEO & Founder – Allbound

"Hire people who are smarter than you, master the ability to communicate your vision, then delegate and get out of the way."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’ve been working in high-tech sales and marketing since the day I graduated college in 2001. At each stop - as an Account Executive at Cisco, a product marketer at NetPro (acquired in 2008) and then CEO at IDS Technology Marketing - there was always one…

Acxiom Announces Audience Cloud For Advanced Cross-Channel Management of Acxiom Data

Acxiom®, announced the Acxiom Audience Cloud™, a self-service tool for accessing Acxiom data that allows marketers to find the right audience for their campaigns, adjust the size, test new segments and distribute audiences throughout the marketing ecosystem via LiveRamp, their preferred onboarder, or native PII-based integrations. Acxiom Audience Cloud, an advanced cross-channel audience management tool enables agencies and marketers to generate audiences at a targeted level, while adhering to applicable privacy rules and…