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  • Bigger, better, faster subscription commerce growth
    Bigger, better, faster subscription commerce growth Emma Clark, Senior Product Manager, Recurly Recorded: May 24 2017 60 mins
    Better, stronger, faster subscription commerce growth

    The value of a subscription business model is its consistency: predictable revenue to lifetime customer value, you've got a solid foundation to start seeing incredible growth—and that comes directly from becoming the 6 million dollar man of customer acquisition.

    That's where the subscription model delivers another distinct advantage: The capability to identify your most profitable customers, and the technology—a wealth of key data about marketing, customer and billing events—right at your fingertips.

    Now how do you turn that data into insights to optimize subscriber acquisition and accelerate your business growth up to 60 mph or more? Join this interactive VB Live event to learn how, plus tap into the latest research and benchmarks on key subscriber acquisition metrics.

    In this webinar, you'll:

    * Identify the most effective subscription plans and promotions
    * Compare your trial program performance against industry benchmarks
    * Use best practices to create a frictionless subscription experience
    * Capture the key metrics for measuring acquisition performance--plan performance, MRR, LTV and more.

    Speakers:

    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
    * Emma Clark, Sr Product Manager, Recurly

    Sponsored by Recurly
  • Mobile commerce + AI: Not just a nice-to-have
    Mobile commerce + AI: Not just a nice-to-have Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Recorded: May 9 2017 61 mins
    AI ain't a maybe anymore. New payments and mobile commerce conversion strategies are erupting, all in the wake of the impact that AI and bots are having. More than 2.5 billion people worldwide use instant messaging services, and you need to be where your customers are – it's where AI and commerce meet.

    Indeed, messaging platforms are revving up to let businesses dive face-first into the buffet of expanded commerce opportunities, letting businesses leverage customized communications like receipts, shipping notifications, and even direct conversations with customer service.

    In this interactive VB Live event, we'll dive deep into the latest Bot Insight consumer study to show you why you need to get on board, and take you on a deep dive into how to take a running start, with full C-suite support.

    Don't miss out!

    In this webinar you'll:
    * Dive into the current AI landscape, from free tools to enterprise-class options
    * Learn how conversational UI and AI will transform your mobile commerce
    * Understand which new platforms are right for your own commerce strategy
    * Get the key points to convince your CEO and CFO to put these master class tools in your hands

    Speakers:
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Jonathan Jarvis, CEO, Token
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • Unbeatable best practices in global subscriptions
    Unbeatable best practices in global subscriptions Stewart Rogers, Director of Technology, VentureBeat Recorded: Apr 20 2017 62 mins
    Some things you can count on — and recurring revenue from subscriptions is one of them.

    To make it work, you need to set an effective pricing strategy, design an attractive subscription — and then make the payment process utterly seamless. The payment technology exists, but the real magic is in your overall subscription strategy for the global marketplace.

    In the U.S., consumers overwhelmingly pay online with credit cards, but outside the U.S. it's another story, with payment methods like bank transfers preferred in the Netherlands and cash vouchers in Latin America. On top of that, what considerations need to be made to set a comfortable pricing strategy?

    To find out how industry leaders in subscription pricing marry strategy and tech seamlessly to make the global leap, join our interactive VB Live event!

    By registering for this webinar, you'll:

    * Provide subscribers with the right payment options at the right time
    * Get users to pick the subscription option you WANT them to
    * Increase payment conversion with an effective pricing strategy
    * Create and execute a payments strategy that enables you to reliably scale globally

    Speakers:

    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Derek Blatter, Senior Manager, electronic payments and fraud prevention, Ancestry.com
    * Kevin Hennessy, Director, Digital Content, Worldpay
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Worldpay
  • VR meets marketing: Get ready for this new reality
    VR meets marketing: Get ready for this new reality Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Recorded: Apr 19 2017 62 mins
    Wildly successful VR campaigns from industry giants like Lexus, Marriott Hotels, McDonald's, Carnival Cruises, Best Western, UNICEF, and Red Bull have shown that VR has become a powerful marketing tool. It’s taking advantage of innovative product placement, create interactive trailers, engage with branded mini-games, create intense emotional experiences, and more.

    Mobile VR from the likes of Sony, Facebook, and HTC already has an audience in the millions — 67% of smartphone users have tried, or want to try, VR experiences. And as hardware prices come down and haptic feedback devices become common, that number will continue to blow up.

    VR isn't just a disrupter—it's an earthquake reshaping the marketing landscape. Join today's VR innovators in this VB Live event and learn how to take emotion-driven marketing to the next level.

    In this webinar you'll:

    · Discover why VR marketing will be important in 2017

    · Find out what will work in VR marketing, and what won't

    · Understand the VR marketing landscape

    · Learn how to get started, and how you can leverage the opportunity

    Speakers:

    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Dean Johnson, Head of Innovation; Brandwidth
    * Cathy Hackl, Chief Communications Officer, Future Lighthouse
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • Customer support: Unleash your superpowers with AI
    Customer support: Unleash your superpowers with AI Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Recorded: Apr 13 2017 59 mins
    Flawless customer support directly translates to bottom line success. And that means reading customers' minds by offering real-time, reliable responses wherever they are—a feat that's not easily accomplished with call centers or even Live Chat.

    To help companies get it right every time, AI has stepped into the breach, cape blowing in the breeze. AI is impacting just about all areas of company activity, and now enables cost-effective, efficient, and superpowered solutions that turn customer agents into heroes, helping them assist more customers, more quickly, in the channel they're most accustomed to using—messaging platforms. Or maybe not using agents at all, but bots.

    Join our interactive VB Live event where Stewart Rogers will take a deep dive into his latest VB Insight report to give you the who, what, why—and especially how—of AI-powered customer service.

    In this webinar you'll:
    * Use AI to accelerate your customer support
    * Learn why chatbots are the answer to increased customer service
    * Get started on the first steps toward implementing an AI solution on the help desk
    * Integrated an innovative social customer service operation in a bot-driven world

    Speakers:
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Tony Jamous, President of Nexmo, part of Vonage
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • Create more engaging financial wellness solutions
    Create more engaging financial wellness solutions Katy Gibson, VP Product Management, Envestnet | Yodlee Recorded: Apr 6 2017 61 mins
    For years, delivering a powerful personal financial management solution (PFM) consisted of providing consumers with basic budgeting, spending and tracking tools. And, while many PFM users found these tools useful, many more are still left searching for more personalized and predictive solutions to help them better understand and manage their financial wellness. Today, if your PFM solution doesn't offer the personalized services and support your customers want, with the features they need, you've already lost them.

    Successful providers of financial wellness solutions understand that their biggest competitive advantage — and the key to retaining their customers — is having an intimate understanding of their clients' financial wellness. With improved data aggregation, AI models, and predictive and prescriptive analytics, your company can provide smarter, more personalized financial wellness solutions that deliver the actionable suggestions and guidance that build long-term trust and loyalty.

    To find out how you can deliver more meaningful and productive financial wellness solutions that deliver engagement and longevity, don't miss out on this interactive VB Live event!


    In this webinar, the panelists will discuss:
    * Pivoting the drivers of change and the evolution of PFM in banking
    * How to improve customer interaction with financial wellness solutions
    * Using predictive analytics and AI to deliver more personalized and engaging financial wellness applications
    * Driving customer loyalty and engagement with the next wave of financial wellness solutions

    Panelists:
    * Katy Gibson, VP Product Management, Envestnet | Yodlee
    * Keith Armstrong, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Abe.ai
    * Colin Walsh, CEO and Co-founder, Varo Money
    * Evan Schuman, Moderator, VentureBeat


    Register today!
  • Cashing in on influencer marketing
    Cashing in on influencer marketing VentureBeat Recorded: Mar 30 2017 61 mins
    Are humans the lucrative new distribution channel? With brands reporting that influencer marketing can show a $9.60 return on investment for every $1 invested, it looks like we've officially broken through the just-a-buzzword stage. And in a world where every fourth consumer's got an ad blocker in place, the potential of influencer marketing just keeps getting juicier.

    Influencers have already done the heavy lifting—they've built a following that trusts their word, and an effective distribution network for their work. But they've got to want to be your brand evangelist—and it takes more than cold hard cash. How do you develop a relationship and leverage it for the most authentic, effective engagement? Join this VB Live event where we'll dive into the who, what and why for the biggest ROI.

    In this webinar, you'll:
    * Learn the different types of influencer marketing and understand which is right for you
    * Discover the right influencers for the best results in your specific industry
    * Get tips from a super influencer on what works for them and what turns them off
    * Avoid the mistakes of bad influencer marketing strategies

    Speakers:
    * Virginia Sallas Castilio, BBC
    * Bill Arzt, COO and co-founder, FitReserve
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • How machine learning and AI will impact your marketing forever
    How machine learning and AI will impact your marketing forever Stewart Rogers, Dir. of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Recorded: Mar 16 2017 60 mins
    Nearly $1.5 billion in funding went into over 200 AI companies in 2016, ads powered by IBM’s Watson tech lets users ask questions about the promoted product via voice or text, Google’s RankBrain is changing the business of SEO, and they’ve just announced not only a new range of machine learning APIs, products and upgrades, but a whole new Cloud Machine Learning group.

    Let’s call it: It’s honest-to-god paradigm shift, not just an excuse for another round of “open the pod bay doors, HAL” jokes—and it’s one that’s going to inevitably, unavoidably revolutionize marketing to the extent that if you’re not on board, you are going to be buried.

    Want to disrupt instead of be disrupted? To learn how to leverage machine learning and artificial intelligence to deliver highly personalized, real-time consumer engagement at a significantly lower cost? Join this interactive VB Live event.

    In this webinar you’ll:
    * Learn how speech recognition impacts the SEO value on your web presence
    * Understand the full ROI of fully automated chat bots for artificial human interaction
    * Integrate deep learning into your marketing strategy to realize unbelievable lift

    Speakers:
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Keith Johnson, EVP Strategic Data Solutions, Wunderman
    * Terrilyn Tourangeau, Director of Loyalty Marketing, Choice Hotels
    * Jim D'Arcangelo, VP of Marketing, WhenIWork
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat


    Sponsored by TreasureData
  • Lean data for marketers: How your org can stand out among lazy competitors
    Lean data for marketers: How your org can stand out among lazy competitors Jascha Kaykas-Wolff, CMO, Mozilla Recorded: Mar 16 2017 61 mins
    Today’s marketing has a dirty secret: it’s gotten lazy. During the past decade the number of marketing technology tools has exploded to well over 3,000. Overwhelmingly those tools have focused on collecting, organizing and finding insights from data. In response, marketers have defined growth as a mathematical exercise of collecting bigger and bigger datasets. Get all the data you can, goes the conventional wisdom, and software will find the magic bullet buried within the numbers.

    But what if we’re buying these marketing tools, because we think they will help us achieve growth where there isn’t a viable product market fit? What if it’s easier to continue to collect data than to take a risk without absolute certainty? What if we don’t need customer data beyond what’s explicitly been given to us by the customers already?

    Join our latest VB Live event for insight into how to adapt to the emergence of conscious choosers and build trust with your customers.

    In this webinar, you’ll:
    * Discuss how big data and marketing data collection tools have made marketers lazy
    * Learn about conscious choosers and how trust can help grow your business performance
    * Hear about lean data practices and practical tips

    Speakers:

    * Jascha Kaykas-Wolff, CMO, Mozilla
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
    More speakers to be announced soon
  • 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

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