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  • How to make money off of Facebook Messenger How to make money off of Facebook Messenger Stewart Rogers, Dir. of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Recorded: Feb 23 2017 60 mins
    With over 1 billion monthly active users, Facebook Messenger is beginning to change the world for companies looking for ways to connect with, engage, and retain an unprecedented number of customers. And we’re guessing that’s probably you.

    It’s all because of Messenger’s developer tools, which have leapt on the promise of bots for customer service and native payments without ever leaving the platform--and have thoroughly delivered on it. Users stay cozily inside the Messenger platform to play games, search, shop, pay, and more, meaning they’re fully engaged with your brand in multiple ways in a single brand context.

    Facebook’s long-term plan: make Messenger the center of users’ lives. Your short-term plan: start positioning yourself to take advantage of this revolution in messenger tech innovation. Register for this free VB Live event now and learn how you can monetize Messenger.

    In this webinar, you’ll:

    * Understand the broader digital wallet strategy to connect with customers through chatbots
    * Get valuable tips to spin chatbots into gold
    * Learn the biggest mistake organizations are making with payments through Messenger

    Speakers:
    * Laura Knapp, Managing Director, SRAX Social, Social Reality
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • Strengthening your app monetization super powers Strengthening your app monetization super powers Stewart Rogers, Director of Technology, VentureBeat Recorded: Feb 9 2017 60 mins
    It takes more than Superman or his Justice League to develop and maintain an effective app monetization strategy. This is especially true in light of a recent report which found that 0.19 percent of all mobile game players contributed 48 percent of revenue. How can one identify the high-spend users while not alienating the remaining percentage that only have potential to spend within the app?

    Ideally, one would customize app strategy according to type of user. Better still, each user would have her own strategy. Unfortunately this isn't a scalable solution to monetization.

    In this webinar, you'll learn to:

    * Customize your monetization strategy so that it's scalable
    * Unlock the revenue potential of lower spending users
    * Attract higher-spend users
    * Negotiate monetization strategies without alienating current users

    Speakers:
    * Maximo Cavazzani, founder and CEO, Etermax (Trivia Crack)
    * Eric Shashoua, CEO, Kiwi for Gmail
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Technology, VentureBeat
    * Wendy Schuchart, Analyst, VentureBeat


    Register today for this free webinar.
  • Turning data-driven creative into digital marketing success Turning data-driven creative into digital marketing success Eric Franchi, Co-founder and SVP Business Development, Undertone Recorded: Jan 19 2017 60 mins
    Effective creative is equal parts emotion and information—and marketers have been waiting a long time for the data to catch up to their imaginations. Increasingly, marketers are able to not just create relevant and customized campaigns for potential consumers with data insights, but way-find before even launching a campaign, ensuring you’re pitching the right message to the right person at the right time right out of the park.
    How do you hit that grand slam?


    GPS technology giant Garmin and advertising technology leader Undertone will present shared insights to help bring your marketing to the next level.

    Join our interactive round table discussion to learn how to use data to find your customer where they live and understand what they need -- and how to develop pitch-perfect creative to give them what they want.

    In this webinar you’ll learn how to:
    * Find your customers online and how to reach them
    * Refine targeting and creative with data
    * Leverage creative as the key variable in digital marketing
    * Reach out to influencers, the new gatekeepers

    Speakers:
    * Carla Meyer, Global Digital Advertising and Social Media Manager, Garmin
    * Eric Franchi, Co-founder and SVP Business Development, Undertone
    * Wendy Schuchart, moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Undertone
  • Masters of Mobile Data IV: From hype to reality in 2017 and beyond Masters of Mobile Data IV: From hype to reality in 2017 and beyond James Peng, Head of Mobile and Social Acquisition, Match Group Recorded: Dec 15 2016 59 mins
    Remember when the experts scoffed at the idea that people would buy stuff with their smartphones? In an industry that reinvents itself every five years, what was once groundbreaking becomes table stakes in the blink of an eye.

    Staying ahead of the curve isn’t simply adopting new technology, but reinventing your approach as new platforms and channels emerge. The next wave is about to crest with the advent of wearables, VR, and the Internet of Things. Are you ready to catch it?

    In our latest VB Live event, we’re going to smash the myths that are holding your company back, and make some big, audacious predictions about the state of mobile business over the next five years—from 2017 and beyond.

    Join industry leaders for a lively hourlong discussion on the future of mobile apps -- and get your real world questions answered live.

    In this webinar you’ll:
    * Learn which mobile analytics will matter in the next five years
    * Understand the ways that KPIs monthly active users (MUA) can be interpreted
    * Measure beyond smartphones -- including wearables, connected cars and more.


    Speakers:
    * James Peng, Head of Mobile and Social Acquisition, Match Group
    * Bob Sherwin, VP Direct Marketing, Wayfair
    * Jesse Robbins, CEO, Orion Labs former CEO of Chef
    * Evan Schuman, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by mParticle
  • Instant messaging: The future of mobile marketing Instant messaging: The future of mobile marketing Stewart Rogers, Dir. of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Recorded: Dec 14 2016 62 mins
    The rise of instant messaging has created the largest and fastest-growing potential consumer audience ever—and a powerful opportunity to form instant, one-to-one connections between your brand and your customers. According to Juniper research, by 2019, over 160 trillion messages will be sent every year. That amounts to 438 billion messages daily.

    Most messages are read within three minutes of being opened—this kind of immediacy is unparalleled in other communications. And IMs can include a stunning variety of contextual, relevant, interactive content, and create conversations, engagement, and a deeply personalized connection that’s never been possible with email.

    Join our latest VB Live executive workshop to learn how to leverage the power of instant messaging to form meaningful connections and reimagine how you think about retail, customer service, and the entire customer experience.

    By participating in this VB Live event you’ll:
    * Learn how to leverage instant messaging
    * Capture customer details in IM
    * Leverage instant messaging technologies to improve your marketing strategy overall
    * Use the high engagement of messaging in terms of viewabilty

    Speakers:
    * George Corbin, Senior Vice President, Marriott Digital
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Quinn Banks, Sr. Mobile Marketing Manager, Farmer's Insurance
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • Squad goals:  Why cost per lead is failing your lead gen strategy Squad goals: Why cost per lead is failing your lead gen strategy Sam Yount, CMO, LendingTree Recorded: Dec 13 2016 57 mins
    Cost per lead. It’s like your basic black dress or suit -- never lets you down and crucial in crunch time. But everything we knew about about lead generation has changed. Marketing now owns most of the IT budget and is on tap for the lion’s share of revenue generation. If we’re supposed to Always Be Closing, the marketing team is on the line to deliver qualified leads with high ROI. That’s where we start to get into trouble.

    The new world order has moved way past cost per lead into outcome-based performance. It’s not quantity anymore -- it’s quality. How do you pull your marketing lead generation strategy out of this paradigm? We’re going to walk you through it in this free and interactive executive session with VB’s own director of marketing technology, Stewart Rogers, and his panel of lead generation and demand generation experts.

    In this webinar, you will:

    * Understand how to move past quantity and generate quality opportunities
    * Build the right marketing KPIs for defining lead quality and lead conversion
    * Define a conversion strategy that builds retention

    Speakers include:

    * Sam Yount, CMO, LendingTree
    * Jason John, CMO, Publisher's Clearing House
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Wendy Schuchart, VentureBeat
  • Real-time business analytics for data-hungry CMOs Real-time business analytics for data-hungry CMOs Stewart Rogers, Dir. of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Recorded: Dec 7 2016 61 mins
    Kenny Rogers said never count your money when you’re sitting at the table—but that just means you’re working blind. Data-driven digital marketers need to be constantly tallying up, because you can’t just stay on top of real-time data, you have to start thinking two steps ahead. Simple push tactics of the past have to give way to a dynamic, real-time movement of information, interaction and engagement between your company and your customers.

    But if you don’t know how to leverage real-time business analytics to separate essential behaviors from metrics that are mere noise, that incomplete big picture could lead to bad decisions, missed opportunities, and money left on the table.

    Join our latest VB Live event for insight into how to pan for gold, and turn information into insight.

    In this webinar you’ll:
    * Learn how to define the "truth" with metrics, and which version of the truth is meaningful to the business
    * Deal with the unpredictable nature of real time data blips
    * Frame business analytics into actionable solution-focused priorities for stakeholders

    Speakers:
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Michael Healey, President, Yeoman Technology Group
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Tableau
  • Programmatic CRM: Reach micro-targeting nirvana at half the cost Programmatic CRM: Reach micro-targeting nirvana at half the cost VentureBeat Recorded: Nov 17 2016 61 mins
    Imagine the holy grail: getting the right message to the right customer at exactly the right time — every time. And what if you could deliver hyper-relevant cross-channel customer experiences that amplify loyalty and result in increased Average Order Value, reduced churn, and increased conversions faster?

    As hyper-scalable programmatic technology shifts from the adtech space and into the martech world, organizations are, for the first time, able to leverage predictive scoring on an incredible scale built upon a real-time view of every customer. Leading companies have already implemented user-centric strategies that place an emphasis on marrying systems of record, systems of intelligence, and systems of action to create what is now being called Programmatic CRM.

    Join master marketers in our latest VB Live executive event, where you’ll learn how to turn martech innovation into user-centric, budget-stretching, personalized marketing that works.

    In this webinar, you’ll:

    * Target precise messages and optimize user retention across all of your marketing channels
    * Learn how your first-party data, including user behavior, transactions, and your catalog of content/products drives scalable individualized user experiences
    * Prevent or eliminate the potential of fraud.

    Speakers:
    * Brian Monahan, co-founder, NewCo, former CMO, Walmart
    * Jeff Pash, Director of CRM, The Muse
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
    More speakers to be announced soon

    Sponsored by Blueshift
  • Are buy buttons working? Social commerce for 2017 Are buy buttons working? Social commerce for 2017 Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Recorded: Nov 15 2016 31 mins
    A recent survey of 506 marketers indicated that 36 percent of respondents reported an increase in sales from buy button integration into social media and email interfaces. That percentage will likely increase in 2016 with 60 percent more marketers projected to utilize buy buttons throughout the year. Selling through social, social commerce, is a hot topic and one to watch as marketers look for more ways to connect with consumers.

    Companies use buy buttons and the like within social networks like Facebook to increase their visibility to the consumer, have one-on-one conversations with potential buyers, and make it easier to bridge the gap between consumers and brands. With the insights gained from the analytics provided by various social networks, companies are armed with more data about customers and a greater ability to personalize offerings. Join VB experts and panelists as they suss out trends to watch in the social commerce space.

    Attendees at this webinar will learn how to:

    * Optimize social selling across social media outlets
    * Understand the impacts of increasingly mobile consumers on social commerce
    * Unlock sales using social networks
    * Find and connect with more prospects
    * Leverage the analytics from social sites to gain a deeper understanding of customers

    Speakers:
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Jim Tuerk, Director of Business Development, Reverb
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat


    Register for this free executive session today
  • Scaling infrastructure for global multiplayer games without going broke Scaling infrastructure for global multiplayer games without going broke Nelson Rodriguez, Director of Games Industry Marketing, Akamai Technologies Recorded: Nov 10 2016 61 mins
    How are you going to reach new players in new regions with your current team and budget? It’s no easy feat, and can be an expensive risk for a new game. You’re stuck between the costs and workload of meeting the needs of new players, and the risks of taking on more infrastructure than your game can support. You might think the promise of the cloud will save the day, but moving from a centralized infrastructure to the cloud can be a massive undertaking, with lots of pitfalls and hidden costs.

    Join us for a deep dive into how some publishers are pushing the limits of technology to deliver great multiplayer experiences globally, without having to scale up their server footprint, or launch a painful, time consuming migration to a cloud infrastructure.

    In this webinar you'll learn:
    * What game mechanics and protocol questions you need to ask when designing your global launch
    * What risks to look out for in terms of network stability and reach in different parts of the world
    * How to mitigate internet roadblocks from a centralized data center

    Speakers:
    * Nelson Rodriguez, Director, Games Industry Marketing, Akamai Technologies
    * Vincent Low, Director of Business Development for Gaming, Akamai Technologies
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Register today for this free VB Live event with interactive Q&A session!

    Sponsored by Akamai

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