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  • State of the MarTech Stack 2018
    State of the MarTech Stack 2018 David Lewis, DemandGen, Jessica Cross, Rollworks, Erik Smith, Treasure Data and David Pitta, BrightTALK Recorded: May 2 2018 55 mins
    We’ve all seen the explosion of marketing technology companies over the past several years, clearly illustrated in Scott Brinker’s Marketing Technology Landscape that grew from 150 companies in 2011 to over 5,000 last year.

    Today, we’re seeing many marketers who have been part of the martech tool buying spree in recent years take a step back and assess both how their stack works together and if they’re getting ROI from each piece. On the other hand, exciting developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have added capabilities and enhanced others.

    So how do we make sense of the martech landscape today? How do you build a stack that answers business needs and takes advantage of cutting edge technology?

    We’re excited to feature David Lewis, CEO of DemandGen, a leader at the forefront of making sense of today’s marketing tools for his clients, along with several innovative marketers who will discuss:

    - Martech’s evolution in recent years
    - Building a stack that makes business sense and delivers ROI
    - Where martech is going, notably the impact of AI
  • Operationalizing Sales & Marketing Alignment
    Operationalizing Sales & Marketing Alignment Matt Heinz, Heinz Marketing Inc, Adam Koster, BNY Mellon, Matt Wellschlager, Ceros and Victor Baglio, BrightTALK Recorded: May 1 2018 46 mins
    When asked if they have good Sales and Marketing alignment, many leaders would quickly nod their heads. "Of course we do!" But when it comes down to it, is that alignment real? Are there clear SLAs in place for the treatment of leads and opportunities on both the Sales and Marketing sides? Is the impact of that alignment measurable? Do lead flow, reporting and other critical operations plumbing work as they should? How does this need to evolve as marketing is being asked to support growth across the customer experience?

    We're excited to feature noted Marketing and Sales expert Matt Heinz, who will moderate a roundtable with visionaries from both functions where we'll discuss how to make tangible, measurable Sales and Marketing alignment a reality.

    In this roundtable we'll cover topics like:

    - How the best teams have operationalized Marketing and Sales' responsibilities
    - How to measure the Marketing's influence at all stages of the buying cycle
    - Which operational pitfalls to avoid
  • Content Marketing Across the Customer Journey
    Content Marketing Across the Customer Journey Steve Gershik, Koyne Marketing, Jason Stewart, Annuitas, Chris Finneral, SketchDeck and Val-Pierre Genton, BrightTALK Recorded: Apr 30 2018 51 mins
    Every B2B marketer knows that great content is a key ingredient for winning growth strategy. Content marketing has changed dramatically since the “more is more” days. The best marketing teams, armed with better measurement capabilities, are taking a more thoughtful approach, delivering helpful, high-quality content and attributing its impact on growth. They’re also shifting their content mix. With 80% of web traffic expected to be video by 2020 (Cisco), streaming content like webinars and videos are no longer just a tick box for a top funnel asset. Target audiences want more engaging, interactive and human experiences online. Successful content teams are acquiring and inspiring their ideal audiences how, when and where they want at all stages of the customer journey.

    In this lively roundtable, marketing content expert Steve Gershik and top marketers on the cutting edge of content will discuss:

    - Leveraging the most compelling forms of content in 2018 at every stage of the buyer’s journey
    - Making great storytelling a key part of your process
    - Tips for measurement of content performance, connecting campaigns to revenue
  • From CMO to CGO: Marketing Takes its Seat at the Revenue Table
    From CMO to CGO: Marketing Takes its Seat at the Revenue Table Liz Miller, CMO Council, Daniel Gaugler, PFL, Maneeza Aminy, Marvel Marketers and Scott Vaughan, Integrate Recorded: Apr 30 2018 46 mins
    The CMO role is in a time of great change. On the B2C side, we're seeing several noted CPG brands like Coca Cola eschewing the CMO role and instead hiring Chief Growth Officers. In B2B, there is some traction in the rise of CGOs but the broader trend shows the CMO role becoming much more metrics and revenue-driven. It's an exciting time for marketers but it's critical to understand what's driving this dramatic shift.

    Liz Miller, SVP, Marketing at CMO Council will host a lively roundtable with several notable CMOs. In this session we'll explore why this shift is happening, how businesses should think about these leadership roles, and what this means for Marketing as a whole.

    You'll learn:
    - How the emergence of key technologies has powered the shift to CGOs and revenue-focused CMOs
    - How the need for growth influences breaking down old siloes across organizations and placing big bets on innovation
    - What a CGO does and whether your company needs one today

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