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Content Marketing

  • CX: from the boardroom to your bottom line CX: from the boardroom to your bottom line Kelsey Parish, Senior Project Manager, Vanson Bourne Recorded: Aug 25 2016 62 mins
    Customers have always been the jewel in the crown of a business. Without customers, your business will not exist, and it is because of them that organizations are constantly evolving to better suit their needs.

    In an increasingly digital world where customers are more empowered, loyalty is no longer a given. With customers able and willing to switch alliances between businesses, organizations can no longer assume they have guaranteed “lifetime” customers.

    You have to stand out. Your customer experience needs to be better than your competitors, hence the increasingly central focus on CX.
    Flying under the radar, however, is the impact that this focus has on the bottom line. Because, while trying to perfect that customer experience, organizations have discovered a whole host of benefits that have huge financial and business impacts, making the case for that “flawless” customer experience even more worthwhile.

    So what is holding organizations back? How can they overcome these hurdles? And what awaits them when they do overcome them?
    During this webinar, we will explore the hidden benefits of a customer experience focus, and how businesses can get to these benefits, using insights gathered from 880 decision makers.

    Ultimately, organizations know that they need to focus on the customer experience. But do they know about all the financial benefits that are there for the taking? We are here to help inspire your company to take customer experience to the next level – from the boardroom to the bottom line.
  • Cultivating Great Communities: How to Develop & Share Content Users Want to See Cultivating Great Communities: How to Develop & Share Content Users Want to See Melanie Turek, VP of Connected Work at Frost & Sullivan; Kelly Harris & Walter Jabcuga, Community Managers at BrightTALK Recorded: Aug 24 2016 57 mins
    Professionals turn to communities for the latest insights, but they expect to effortlessly find, uncover, and digest the exact information they need. Of course, the kind of content offered matters, too—a lot.

    Based on recent research from Frost & Sullivan, the vast majority of active BrightTALK users indicated that they want content that addresses both short-term professional interests and long-term career goals, as well as more general information about their industry, company, and general business best practices.

    Join us for our panel discussion to learn more about how to shape content that works and generates loyal members on BrightTALK (and other communities).
  • Creating Truly Personalized Apps with Transaction Data Insights Creating Truly Personalized Apps with Transaction Data Insights Evan Schuman, Moderator, VentureBeat Recorded: Aug 24 2016 61 mins
    Rapidly evolving trends among digital financial services are driving fintech developers to create much more personalized customer experiences within their applications. By harnessing the power of consumer transaction data, these industry innovators can enhance customer engagement and drive more targeted cross-sell and upsell revenue opportunities.

    Analyzing consumers’ financial data is quickly becoming the future of online banking and those in the fintech community that can leverage this information quickly and effectively will have the edge and be able to deliver the personalized services necessary to attract and retain the next generation of banking customers.

    Join us on August 24 to hear from a panel of industry experts as we discuss the evolution of consumer transaction data analytics and how to leverage it to create a more contextualized and personalized user experience.

    We’ll discuss:
    * The increasing demand for fintech apps to create an individualized digital banking experience
    * The rapid advancement of gathering and analyzing consumer transactional data
    * How fintech developers can leverage contextual data to improve customer products

    Speakers include:

    * Alex Cram, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Track Technologies
    * Robin Verderosa, Senior Director, Product Management, Envestnet | Yodlee
    * Jim Del Favero, Chief Product Officer at Personal Capital
    * Mani Fazeli, VP of Product, Wave
    * Evan Schuman, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Register for this free event today!

    Sponsored by: Yodlee
  • 10 Tips to Improve Your SEO with a Web CMS 10 Tips to Improve Your SEO with a Web CMS Bruce Clay Recorded: Aug 24 2016 61 mins
    When publishing content to your website, it’s important to have SEO in mind. Whether optimizing on-page factors such as keywords and meta descriptions, or off-page factors such as inbound links, implementing your SEO strategy starts with control of a flexible Web Content Management System (Web CMS).

    In this webinar, SEO expert Bruce Clay provides 10 tips on using your Web CMS to improve SEO. From URL structure to 301 redirects to XML sitemaps, you’ll learn how you can put your CMS to work for your SEO.
  • Mobile Marketing - Your key to building a passionate brand community Mobile Marketing - Your key to building a passionate brand community Nathan Anibaba, Head of business development, Tomorrow People Ltd Recorded: Aug 24 2016 23 mins
    Instead of marketing to an impossibly large number of individuals marketers need to focus more on what your prospects have in common rather than what separates them. As community Marking is grows in popularity, many marketers now appreciate that building such a community allows you to separate yourself from the competition, increase the perceived and actual value of the brand and charge a premium for your products.


    We need to create a community of like minded prospects and customers who feel like they 'belong'. This webinar shows you how mobile marketing holds the key to growing your community and connecting people on the basis of more than just the product.

    This webinar will cover the following:

    1. What is a brand community?
    2. Why should you build a brand community? (Why your prospects and customers are seeking community)
    3. Mobile's role in building your community
    4. Case study in community building and mobile marketing
  • Webinar: Giving credit where it’s due – a look at attribution Webinar: Giving credit where it’s due – a look at attribution Trevor Miranda, Manager, Training & Certification - EMEA, MediaMath Recorded: Aug 24 2016 57 mins
    Join programmatic specialists MediaMath to talk you through the ins and outs of attribution, or how to know which parts of your marketing had what effect.
  • The State of Influencer Marketing The State of Influencer Marketing Brian Solis, Principal Analyst, Altimeter Group Recorded: Aug 23 2016 63 mins
    Traditional digital advertising channels are delivering declining results, forcing marketers to look for new alternatives that deliver better ROI. Influencer marketing has emerged as a powerful new addition to the marketing mix.

    This study takes an in-depth look at the current state of influencer marketing and provides insight into how to run programs successfully. Both influencers and brands were surveyed to identify where they are aligned in their approach to influencer marketing and where there are gaps between the two. Topic areas covered include:

    - Budget allocation
    - Preferred social platforms
    - Key challenges faced
    - Measuring success
    - Top performing tactics
    - Why influencer marketing works

    About the speaker:
    Brian Solis is principal analyst at Altimeter Group (a Prophet company). Solis is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders, speakers, and published authors in new technology, digital marketing and culture shifts.
  • Corporate Culture Shapes B2B Content Marketing Corporate Culture Shapes B2B Content Marketing Greta Paa-Kerner, Course Director, CIM Recorded: Aug 23 2016 48 mins
    B2B Content Marketing is one of the most popular B2B marketing approaches over the last few years. However, implementing a content marketing program doesn't always guarantee success. This webinar highlights the many facets of B2B content marketing and looks at the key success factors for a healthy and effective program.

    In this webinar, Greta Paa-Kerner of Ganduxer will cover the following topics:

    - What is B2B Content Marketing
    - Why is it important
    - Personas & Customer Journeys
    - Seeding Content
    - Measuring Success
    - Resources Needed
    - Key Success Factors
  • Get 3 tips on how to utilise your customer data in Social Get 3 tips on how to utilise your customer data in Social Lisbeth Chawes, Partner Director, Komfo Recorded: Aug 23 2016 44 mins
    Social Media is by the experts less and less being seen as a silo in the organization. It is a very mature channel with a lot of possibilities for integrations in your omni channel strategy. It has proven to drive innovation and revenue for your business.

    One of the advantages of social media, is that you can exactly define who should see your content. Your advertisement budget will be spend much more efficient compared to traditional retargeting. Only the people who it’s really relevant for, will be shown your content. This also gives you the possibility to place the content in the right context and touchpoint of the customer journey.

    Join this presentation and get actionable tips, insights in the latest statistics and relevant.
  • Priority Pass - Using Sitecore to deliver a World Class Omni-channel experience Priority Pass - Using Sitecore to deliver a World Class Omni-channel experience Crystal He, Product Owner, Codehouse Recorded: Aug 19 2016 36 mins
    Priority Pass - Using Sitecore 8.0 to deliver a World Class Omni-channel experience to global customers.

    Codehouse will be running through the digital transformation of Priority Pass, from UX enhancement through to delivery of a world-class website using Sitecore 8.0.

    The webinar will include insight into use of personalisation within Sitecore’s Rules set editor to deliver personalised content to the user.
  • Advancing the Science Behind Intelligent Content Advancing the Science Behind Intelligent Content Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler and Rob Hanna ECMs Recorded: Aug 18 2016 60 mins
    
Concept, task, and reference have served well as archetypes in technical publications, but are there others needed to serve the needs of the enterprise? Explore various techniques employed in learning theory and cognitive research that can extend the utility of DITA beyond technical publications. Learn how authors can focus on better content reuse.

    
Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and Rob Hanna of Precision Content for this free, one-hour webinar where attendees will learn to work with Precision Content® information types, focus on writing blocks rather than topics, and apply rigor to titles and short descriptions.


    Please also join us for the first webinar in this series on July 21 (recorded after that date) — The Cognitive Science Behind Intelligent Content. Check out the Content Wrangler channel to sign up by July 21 to watch live, or you may watch the recording after July 21.
  • Social Selling for Enterprise Sales Social Selling for Enterprise Sales Rebecca Smith Recorded: Aug 18 2016 45 mins
    Criteria for Success has spent the last 16 years transforming sales systems and increasing sales performance by at least 25% for the organizations they help. They recognized early on that busy sales executive easily forget that new customers and clients are right under their nose.

    CFS have identified Social Selling as key to reaching to these buyers and accelerating sales growth. And that intuition is now supported by data: according to a Forbes report, 78.6% of salespeople that used social media to sell out performed those who didn't use social media.

    Join us to learn how you can combine standard tools, such as LinkedIn and Salesforce, with a simple process to create a winning Social Selling PlayBook.

    Attendees of this workshop will learn:

    • How to target qualified suspects and prospects

    • Generate more business opportunities using inbound and outbound applications, such as Hubspot and LinkedIn

    • Learn how to turn suspects into paying customers and partners

    Takeaways:

    • A Social Selling PlayBook, customized at the event

    • Tips and know-how to identify, connect with, and sell new contacts

    • An efficient process to generate a larger volume of workable leads

    Who should attend:

    • Business owners

    • Key sales & marketing executives

    • Any stakeholder involved in growing their business
  • GamesBeat: How to build a thriving games community GamesBeat: How to build a thriving games community Mathieu Nouzareth, CEO of FreshPlanet Recorded: Aug 18 2016 61 mins
    Pokemon Go has taken the gaming world by storm. Released in a few countries on July 6, Pokémon Go shot to No. 1 in the top downloads, shooting ahead of games like Clash Royale, Clash of Clans, and Candy Crush Saga. Pokémon Go is making at least $1.6 million a day in the U.S. alone, according to tracking firm Sensor Tower. Even more importantly, it appears to be getting reluctant indoors-y types out of doors. Together. In groups.

    Building an explosively thriving games community is no longer a pipe dream for many companies. And the elements that make a community thrive can be understood as a combination of brilliant idea, content marketing, smart analytics, and great platforms. It turns out that the success of games like Pokemon Go are within reach.

    Join VentureBeat and gaming experts as they deconstruct what it means to build and maintain a thriving games community and learn to:

    * Understand the aspects of gaming platforms that can help a community succeed
    * Define and refine the elements of community success
    * Turn content marketing opportunities into actionable insights
    * Utilize Google to harness unique insights and tools to maximize community performance.

    Speakers:

    * Mathieu Nouzareth, CEO of FreshPlanet
    * Wright Bagwell, CEO of OutPost Games
    * Alexis Fritzsche, Developer Partner Manager, Mobile Apps, Google
    * Dean Takahashi, Lead Writer, GamesBeat
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Register today for this free executive session.

    Sponsored by Google
  • The true power of B2B Content Marketing (showcase from Exact Software) The true power of B2B Content Marketing (showcase from Exact Software) Werner van Ekkendonk, CEO EURObizz BV and Mark Appel, Global Marketing Director Exact Software Recorded: Aug 18 2016 36 mins
    In 1996 Bill Gates (Microsoft) made his famous statement with his article titled 'Content is King'. And how right was he with this statement. Content marketing is more important than ever before. In this webinar we will look at a case of Exact Software.

    We will interactively discuss things like the culture of content and how Exact Software was able to triple their business of Exact Online in the past few years! A spectacular result that, of course, is not just a matter of course. This resulted in a takeover by the private equity company Apex and made Exact into an American company.

    Our Keynote speaker is nobody less than Mark Appel, Global Marketing Director of Exact Software (operational in 6 countries). He talks about his experiences in setting up a content marketing and demand generation strategy for Exact Software.
    His informal way of speaking and his seniority will definitely inspire you.

    In 60 minutes EURObizz and BrightTALK will showcase you on the journey of Exact Software and what the lessons you can distillate from that. This is something you don't want to miss.

    Recommanded websites:
    EURObizz: www.eurobizz.eu
    BrightTALK: www.brighttalk.com
    LinkedIn profile Mark Appel: www.linkedin.com/in/markappel
  • The 5 Keys to B2B Content Marketing Success The 5 Keys to B2B Content Marketing Success Dallas Jessup (BrightTALK), Matt Knight (Spiceworks), Monique Luttrell (UBM), Jill Talvensaari (IO Integration) Recorded: Aug 18 2016 61 mins
    Join us as we discuss the 5 Keys to B2B Content Marketing Success and review the results of a new B2B content marketing survey to better understand the current state of content marketing and to identify key challenges as well as best practices.
  • What a marketer couldn’t tell you about email marketing What a marketer couldn’t tell you about email marketing Ben Rothke, Senior eGRC Consultant, Nettitude Group Recorded: Aug 18 2016 40 mins
    As a Senior eGRC Consultant at the Nettitude Group, Ben Rothke knows little about how to create a successful email marketing campaign. But as someone who has received tens of thousands of emails from such campaigns, he’s seen what works and what doesn’t.

    In this webinar, Ben will share some of the worst email fails he has received, which immediately went into the deleted folder. He’ll also share those emails that were effective, and resulted in a successful follow-up for the sender.
  • Real-time Personalisation: The power of conversational content Real-time Personalisation: The power of conversational content Spencer Waldron, Regional Manager - Western Europe at Prezi, & Dallas Jessup, Content Marketing Manager at BrightTALK Recorded: Aug 18 2016 40 mins
    Over 61% of B2B marketers leverage personalised content to better shape the experience (Cintell). Marketers spend an enormous amount of time, bandwidth, and finances to create various content segmented by persona, stage, or vertical to have the best influence. But when it comes to creating and delivering presentations, many marketers and salespeople are still taking a traditional approach: build a different presentation for each opportunity, memorise a script and deliver the same one-way, linear presentation, no matter who the audience is or what information they need.

    Enter conversational presenting, an emerging trend that allows you to customize your presentation in real-time to make the best connection for the most success. Prezi’s European Regional Manager, Spencer Waldron, and BrightTALK’s Senior Marketing Manager, Andrea Goodkind, will discuss some of the best tactics to evolve previously stale, one-sided presentations into personalised conversations. Topics may include:

    Channels to leverage before the presentation to give the audience what they want
    The questions you should always ask your audience in order to determine what will resonate with them the most
    Live tactics for real-time content personalisation while presenting

    Let us know if there’s anything else you’d like to know on this topic by tweeting us @Brighttalk using the hashtag #brighttalkprezi. See you there!
  • Unblocking your sales funnel: why your traffic isn't converting Unblocking your sales funnel: why your traffic isn't converting Peter Yates, Director of Client Campaigns, Axonn Media Recorded: Aug 18 2016 20 mins
    Improving conversions is the cornerstone of any marketing strategy, but why are so many B2B marketers disheartened with their content marketing results? Peter examines what's going wrong as he takes a look at the strategies that are doomed from the start, and offers advice on how to turn around your content marketing to achieve the conversions you really want to see.
  • Content Marketing: How Blogging Offers Actual ROI Content Marketing: How Blogging Offers Actual ROI Suzanne Baran, Content Strategist, Capital Group Recorded: Aug 17 2016 61 mins
    Adaptive businesses have found success in creating a digital footprint by publishing original content. Savvy digital marketing tactics offer branding and audience growth. Come learn:

    - Why content is at the forefront of digital strategy
    - How to evangelize the importance of content marketing for your brand, product, service, or sector
    - Tips and tricks of the trade
    - Making a case for content marketing resources and measuring your efforts
  • Supercharge Your Content: 4 Ways To Increase Active Selling Time Supercharge Your Content: 4 Ways To Increase Active Selling Time Mikita Mikado, CEO at PandaDoc | Christopher Pollot, RVP Sales at Showpad Recorded: Aug 17 2016 52 mins
    Sales is on the front lines every day trying to demonstrate the value of their product, service or solution. However, they are often plagued with too many tools and inefficient processes, which prevent them from doing what they do best – close deals. According to CSO Insights, sales reps spend only 35.9% of their time actively selling, and to further complicate matters over 82% of B2B decision makers think sales reps are under-prepared.

    Join us for actionable tips on how minor changes to process and technology can increase sales and marketing efficiency, effectiveness and productivity. Register today to learn:
    – The major pitfalls of current sales and marketing go-to-market approach
    – How to enable sales teams with the right content at the right time throughout the buyer's journey
    – How to implement technologies that are less of an obstacle and more of a facilitator & reduce the burden of redundant logging across multiple systems
  • Where is the Love? The Importance of Brand in a Global Digital World Where is the Love? The Importance of Brand in a Global Digital World Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, Michele Westphall and Alex Hunter Recorded: Aug 17 2016 50 mins
    We live in a digitally driven world. And while the direct interactions consumers have with brands has become as easy as clicking a "like" button or pinning an image, what drives passionate advocacy continues to rest squarely on your brand’s shoulders. Understanding how people see your brand around the world is critical in driving real business value. These insights allow top brands to empower their audience and gain genuine, organic word-of-mouth, which directly translates into increased relevance and financial value. Knowing where you stand could make the difference between continued global expansion and closing up shop.

    Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, Michele Westphall, Associate Producer of the Brand2Global Conference, and Alex Hunter, Former Head of Digital Marketing at Virgin Group for this free webinar. Our guests will talk about how some of today’s global brands are building passionate followings by leveraging the digital world in which we live and creating strong brand cultures.

    You’ll hear about what matters most when building a global brand, why you need a global brand strategy that takes into account local needs, and how to empower your employees and customers as brand co-creators in this digital world. Don’t miss this exciting event, brought to you by your friends at the Brand2Global Conference.
  • Why Your Content Marketing is Failing (and how to fix it) Why Your Content Marketing is Failing (and how to fix it) Gary DeAsi, Senior Manager, Digital Marketing & Brand SmartBear Software Recorded: Aug 17 2016 59 mins
    In a digital world where customers have all the power and everyone is a publisher, increasingly high competition and standards are pressuring marketing teams into a race to produce higher quality content, in greater volumes, and at a faster rate than ever before, often with the same amount of resources. But while content is the fuel for every digital marketing engine, not everyone gets the same mileage out of it. A 2016 report from Content Marketing Institute found that while 88% of B2B organizations are using content marketing, only 30% rated their content efforts as being effective for reaching their goals.

    This session delivers an insightful overview of common costly mistakes that can be killing your content marketing results, and a deep dive on how to maximize content marketing ROI with actionable tips and steps to amplify the impact of every content initiative, including:

    · Content Planning. Creating monthly and quarterly content plans aligned with the customer journey, and key business goals and metrics

    · Content Creation. Digital content creation approaches optimized for search, engagement and conversion, designed for re-purposing

    · Content Distribution. Integrated multi-channel content distribution tactics to reach both larger—and more qualified—target audiences across platforms

    · Data Utilization, Automation and Metrics. The utilization of data, automation and marketing technology to test, measure and enhance targeting to optimize results

    · Content Lifecycle Management. Understanding the stages of the digital content lifecycle to implement an efficient, repeatable process and lengthen the lifetime value of content
  • Keeping Marketing Relevant in the Age of the Customer Keeping Marketing Relevant in the Age of the Customer Thomas Husson, VP & Principal Analyst, Forrester Aug 30 2016 3:30 pm UTC 60 mins
    As marketers, today, we face more challenges and higher business demands than ever before. Our reality is “do more with less, using new technologies”. No small feat, indeed.

    To succeed, we have to rethink our marketing and do away with the hurdles that hold us back. As marketers, we must demand – and deliver – more transformation.
  • Masters of Mobile Data: Maximizing the Lifetime Value of App Users Masters of Mobile Data: Maximizing the Lifetime Value of App Users Aaron Price, SVP of Marketing, Expedia Aug 30 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join us for Part 3 of this compelling 4-part series on mobile data. After all, it’s not news that when it comes to apps, consumers can be very fickle, engaging for one download and then abandoning the app. In many ways, an app marketer’s real job only begins after the install. Boosting engagement metrics and increasing the lifetime value of app users is what really matters more than ever.

    A compelling value prop and smart design are necessary but not sufficient to keeping people engaged. You also need to apply data and technology on an ongoing continuous basis to strengthen and sustain your user relationships, and in turn boost the LTV of the average app user by extending both their “lifetime” and their value. Furthermore, being proactive about managing churn, and retargeting users outside of the app itself, can mean the difference between success and failure.

    Join this exclusive VB Live event as experts from retail, hospitality and on-demand services demonstrate how to:

    * Use the right technology to maximize LTV of app users
    * Optimize each user engagement to avoid app abandonment and churn
    * Learn acquisition-engagement tactics such as: pre- and post-install segmentation, organic growth, retargeting and reward-based acquisition

    Speakers include:
    * Aaron Price, SVP of Marketing, Expedia
    * Rob Willey, VP of Marketing, TaskRabbit
    * Jillian Burnnett, Director of Customer Success, mParticle
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Register today for this free executive session!

    Sponsored by: mParticle
  • BotBeat: B2B and B2C use case for bots BotBeat: B2B and B2C use case for bots Jon Cifuentes, Analyst, VentureBeat Aug 30 2016 7:30 pm UTC 45 mins
    Bots are more than just trendy. They’re increasingly becoming a smart business decision and one that more than just the big players are sitting up and noticing. From Foursquare’s Marsbot (eatery recommendations) to Uber (rides) to the many bots that plug in to Slack, it’s clear there is both a B2B and B2C purpose for bots.

    For Activision, using bots via Facebook to announce this year’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare release to consumers netted them over 6 million messages between users. The beauty of bots, as Activision and others have discovered, is that they allow businesses greater access to increasingly mobile messaging consumers. Facebook is investing fully in the chatbot experience with brands including Staples, Bank of America, and Taco Bell.

    For both consumer brands and B2B companies, the time is now to consider the implications of bots for the bottom line.

    Join this panel of executive leaders as they discuss the use cases for bots for consumers and between businesses, including:

    • Elements of a successful bot strategy
    • Where consumers prefer to interact with bots
    * In-depth discussion of the B2B use cases for bots

    Speakers include:
    * Amir Shevat, Head of Developer Relations, Slack
    * Robert Hoffer, "The Bot Father"
    • Jon Cifuentes, Analyst, VentureBeat
    • Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat


    Register today for this free executive event.
  • How much data is too much? How much data is too much? Jack Clay, Professional Services Consultant, Pure360 Aug 31 2016 1:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Discover how to make the best use of the data you collect, identify the right data to collect, and how to improve your data capture in this new, exclusive webinar.
  • Content considerations for the IT industry Content considerations for the IT industry Heather Margolis, President & Founder of Channel Maven Consulting & Robert Cassard, CMO of Voodoo Viral Marketing systems Sep 1 2016 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    So what type of content really receives the most engagement from channel partners? And which channel do they respond best to? Here Heather Margolis, President & Founder of Channel Maven Consulting and Robert Cassard, CMO & Creative Director, Voodoo Viral Marketing Systems will reveal all as well as share our best practise approach to creating content that’s appealing to your audience.
  • eCommerce: Choosing the right product for your customer eCommerce: Choosing the right product for your customer Altitudo Sep 1 2016 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    E-commerce enables organizations to be closer to their customers, so choosing the right e-commerce platform is essential for your strategy. The Sitecore platform offers a variety of commerce solutions to meet your commerce and customer experience needs, but which one is good for your unique customers?

    This webinar is an introduction to Sitecore and eCommerce and will cover how Sitecore works with eCommerce products and how you can determine which eCommerce product is the best solution for your customer.
  • Webinar: Goodbye Black Friday, hello Grey November Webinar: Goodbye Black Friday, hello Grey November Greg Zakowicz, Senior Commerce Marketing Analyst, Bronto Sep 7 2016 2:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Join our webinar with Bronto to find out how the new retail calendar has evolved and how you can best use 'Grey November' to make the Festive season really count.
  • Amplify your Christmas marketing: How to capture the attention of early shoppers Amplify your Christmas marketing: How to capture the attention of early shoppers Sara Hajjar (AdRoll), Lucy Tesseras (Marketing Week) Sep 7 2016 2:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Savvy marketers are already planning their Christmas campaigns, tailoring their approach to win new business, maximise ROI and stay front-of-mind with customers and prospects.

    Join AdRoll and Marketing Week to find out what tactics and strategies can be used to prepare your business for digital-marketing domination this Christmas.

    Highlights include:

    oPlanning and delivering successful seasonal campaigns
    oSegmentation strategies and re-engagement tactics
    oMaximising historical data to drive sales this Christmas
    oUsing dynamic creative to drive higher conversion rates
    oExpanding reach across web, social and mobile

  • 5 ways to get more money from your mobile app 5 ways to get more money from your mobile app Maximo Cavazzani, CEO & Founder, Etermax (Trivia Crack) Sep 8 2016 7:30 pm UTC 30 mins
    Given that only a small portion of apps are utilized regularly (versus those downloaded), app publishers are faced with the difficulty of creating relationships with users, not just downloads. Take the world of freemium games, for example. Of those consumers downloading their games, only a very small portion actually bring money to the table.

    In fact, a recent report 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?

    VB'S own Stewart Rogers is going to sit down the CEO of TriviaCrack and talk about how to maximize mobile monetization through these ever-growing mobile touch points for whatever kind of app you have.

    Webinar attendees will 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, CEO & Founder, Etermax (maker of Trivia Crack)
    * Jessy Hanley, VP Marketing & Customer Experience, GSN Games
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Register for this free event today!
  • How to Turn a Presentation into a Conversation How to Turn a Presentation into a Conversation Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, Val Swisher, Content Rules, and Greg Rosner Sep 12 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Don't blame PowerPoint. Since the overhead projector was invented in the 1950's, people have gotten into the habit of having one-way presentations that usually don't resonate with their audiences. Combine that with 50-plus years of an industrialized top-down culture of instruction, and most people think they have to produce a TED Talk to present their products and services. But this is not true; TED Talks aren't sales pitches anyway.

    Based on the principle that people hate being sold to—but love to buy—this webinar will focus on a how you can transform your presentation into a genuine conversation with your audience, regardless if you are presenting to one person or a thousand. Most people hate public speaking because presenting is hard; but conversations are easy.

    The only way you will get your prospect to turn into a customer, or the audience to turn into fans, is to engage them and give them a voice. Having conversations is much easier and natural for people than presenting. The future of presentations is about knowledge-sharing and the experience that happens when you have a conversation that translates into action.

    Join Scott Abel (The Content Wrangler) and Val Swisher (Content Rules) for a presentation from—and discussion with—Greg Rosner—on a different approach to presenting. In this session, we will weave the conversation around three things: 1) a rubric for transforming a presentation into a conversation; 2) suggestions for free and paid technology you can use to enable voting, polling and word clouds; and 3) a mindset to use when going into your next presentation that will transform meeting outcomes.
  • The Social Future of Virtual Reality The Social Future of Virtual Reality Alice Bonasio, Technology Author and Journalist Sep 13 2016 10:00 am UTC 45 mins
    VR is sometimes perceived as an isolating technology, where the user is cut off entirely from the real world in order to be fully immersed in the virtual one. Yet this doesn’t take into account how much of our lives are lived online, and how our identities and relationships are already built in connected virtual worlds. The Internet and social media have transformed every aspect of society by connecting people in ways that were previously unimaginable. Virtual Reality will build upon this interconnectedness, while at the same time making those connections much more compelling, meaningful and emotional. This introductory webinar will look at the unique aspects of the medium and ask how VR content producers can best leverage them to engage their audience.
  • Medical Device Content Best Practices Medical Device Content Best Practices Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler and Ann Rockley, President of The Rockley Group Sep 13 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    For the most part, human beings don't like change. It’s scary. It's stressful. And it can be difficult. Adapting to a new way of producing medical device content is no different. To succeed, we must educate stakeholders about the need for intelligent content and explain the benefits. And, we must help everyone involved in the content production lifecycle understand the changes required, the problems they solve, and the benefits they will provide both the company and its content creators and managers.

    Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and Ann Rockley, content strategy expert and president of The Rockley Group, for this free, one-hour webinar. You'll learn how leading medical device manufacturers tackle big changes to content production methods and you'll discover change-management best practices you can put in place in your organization.
  • Fuel sales by 50% using social analytics Fuel sales by 50% using social analytics Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Sep 13 2016 7:30 pm UTC 30 mins
    So you've built an app or a website or a channel with excellent social interactions. Whether you meet your audience on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram, you are missing valuable data from your users that will increase conversions.

    Anyone can call themselves a social media expert these days -- but what really separates the wheat from the chaff is whether you know how to spin those social media analytics into gold. The good news? We're here to help. We've gathered data from our own VB Insight reports, and selected two experts who have built their business on the backs of their social media empires. They have the goods. Now it's your turn.

    In this free webinar, join VB's own Stewart Rogers, Chrissy Hansen, Director of Marketing, from Reverb and Ethan Smith, Chief Growth Officer, from Yummly experts as they explore the impacts (good and bad) of social analytics on everything from apps to mobile to websites.

    From this webinar, you'll learn to:

    * Gather the right data from your users
    * Utilize social analytics to target the right consumers
    * Translate social interactions into sales
    * Increase brand awareness in a way that feeds the bottom line


    Speakers:
    * Chrissy Hansen, Director of Marketing, Reverb
    * Ethan Smith, Chief Growth Officer, Yummly
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Register today for this free webinar

    Sponsored by Sysomos
  • Virtual Reality is About to Change Everything: Developing VR Innovation Strategy Virtual Reality is About to Change Everything: Developing VR Innovation Strategy David Mullett, Virtual Reality Content Innovator, Virtualize Sep 14 2016 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    We are on the doorstep of the biggest tech revolution in the history of the world. This new digital universe is a virtual reality ecosystem that is a convergence of a range of exploding technologies - virtual and augmented reality, AI, cloud computing, nano, wifi penetration - to name just a few. The radical toolkit provided by VR will transform every industry and sector across the board and even create new ones along the way.

    Every brand and company needs to start thinking strategically now about how they port their existing business into the new VR computation platform.

    - What is your VR strategy?

    - How can you bring VR to your business to create profound solutions that will define a next generation of your companies offerings?

    This talk will be big picture thinking around how you can 'virtualize' your brand and company with strategic VR innovation. We'll talk the types of things you need to be thinking about as we make the leap in the new virtual world web and beyond.
  • Planning a Video Marketing Campaign: What to Expect and Where to Begin Planning a Video Marketing Campaign: What to Expect and Where to Begin Anastasia Antonakis, Principal Content Strategist, Incite. Creative Media House Sep 14 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Beginning a video marketing campaign can be daunting, in this webinar we will discuss what to expect when hiring a video production company, where to look for inspiration within your business, and how to leverage one video shoot into multiple pieces of content.
  • Understanding B2B Buying Habits to Create Better Webinars Understanding B2B Buying Habits to Create Better Webinars Rob Arnold, VP at Frost & Sullivan & Taylor Freitas, Content Marketer at BrightTALK Sep 14 2016 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Virtually all modern marketers use digital engagement tools to fill their sales pipelines. That said, tools alone are not enough—successful marketing campaigns also require strategic planning.

    Assuring the right depth, tone, and type of content is often the primary focus in online marketing campaigns. Sometimes overlooked, however, is knowing when and why prospects access online content. Frost & Sullivan research found that buyers seek solutions to address their immediate needs and to assess the longer-term impact of their decisions.

    In this webinar Frost & Sullivan and BrightTALK will discuss:
    - Why prospects access online content
    - What keeps prospects engaged
    - How to strategize your webinar for the best ROI
  • Reaching customers across channels: Effective omnichannel personalization Reaching customers across channels: Effective omnichannel personalization Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Sep 14 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The modern customer expects brand communications that are extremely relevant, timely, and on point. The truly omnichannel marketer needs to account for these increasingly sophisticated customers as they move between devices and platforms. From data mining to web analytics, savvy marketers know that finding and keeping consumers across channels rests squarely on the ability to personalize communications.

    Elements of personalization across channels include conversion reporting and analysis, platform-based analysis such as Facebook Insights and mobile app analytics, and customer-based analytics to create accurate segmentation, attribution and predictive modeling.

    By using these and other tools, marketers can capture and keep customers by targeting, testing, and personalizing communications across channels and platforms. Join VB experts and other panelists as the steps to omnichannel personalization are identified.

    Webinar attendees will learn how to:

    • Understand omnichannel engagement and personalization strategies
    • Create a segment of one approach to marketing
    • Enable collaborative filtering
    • Build custom email campaigns that increase customer engagement

    Speakers:
    * Carol Wentworth, SVP, Performance Bicycle
    • Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    • Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat


    Register for this free executive event today!

    Sponsored by Blueshift
  • From Zero to Hero: How to revamp your webinar strategy to deliver excellence From Zero to Hero: How to revamp your webinar strategy to deliver excellence Kushlani De Silva, Senior Lead Marketing, WSO2 Sep 15 2016 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Webinars have proved to be one of the most cost effective and successful mediums of engaging with a global audience. While many organizations deploy a webinar strategy, they are often erratic and unorganized.

    Join this webinar to learn how you can move away from one-off webinars to building a program that will “improve your demand generation funnel!

    This session will cover:

    •The evolution of webinars
    •Key determinants of a successful webinar strategy
    •Necessary evils and how to avoid them
    •How to build a consistent strategy for your webinar program
  • 8 Ways Video Can Supercharge the Bottom of Your Funnel 8 Ways Video Can Supercharge the Bottom of Your Funnel Joe Gelata, Head of Global Revenue Operations, Vidyard Sep 15 2016 4:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Video is a very persuasive medium; it’s engaging and leads can use it to make their way through the entire funnel at their own pace – all you have to do is set up the content journey. At the bottom of the funnel, video can help you seal the deal when it comes to closing and can even help you post-purchase when you want to reinforce that you were the right choice.

    In this webinar, we will share tips on how real-world B2B marketers can use video to turn late stage prospects into buyers. We'll also cover:

    • 8 different video types to support the BoFu
    • How to map your content to different stages of the funnel
    • What information your potential buyers are looking for
    • How to connect your video marketing campaigns to ROI
  • The Evolution of Sales Enablement with CSO Insights The Evolution of Sales Enablement with CSO Insights Tamara Schenk, CSO Insights | Emma Dunstone, VP Marketing Sep 15 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    To find out the state of sales enablement in 2016, look no further than CSO Insights' benchmark data on sales enablement optimization. This year's report reveals a picture of sales organizations in dire need of support, with only 56% of sales reps achieving or exceeding quota last year and an average ramp-up time of seven months or more. Long ramp up times, low quota attainment, & decreasing active selling time – all of these paint a picture of rapidly decreasing sales productivity, further impacting the revenue of companies across the board.

    Yet among companies that have a sales enablement program, 69% of those surveyed failed to meet all of their goals over the past two years. In this webinar, Tamara Schenk, analyst at CSO Insights and a leading voice in the sales enablement space, will uncover:
    – How sales enablement has evolved over the past two years
    – Why so many companies fail to reach their sales enablement goals
    – The importance of having a formalized sales enablement program
    – The revenue impact of aligning to the customer’s journey
    – How effective content services drive quota attainment above average
  • How to Make Video for Mobile Audiences - Brella Productions How to Make Video for Mobile Audiences - Brella Productions Mark Mallchok, Director of Accounts; Dave Less, Director of Video; Mark Rochon, Content Team Manager Sep 15 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Brella Productions’ Director of Video, Dave Less, and Content Team Manager, Mark Rochon join forces with Brella's Account Director, Mark Mallchok, to explore how one of the most important questions ask when making a marketing video is not just who is my audience, but how are they viewing the video? David, Mark and Mark will discuss the different approaches required for mobile video from the storytelling and the aesthetic/technical perspective. Can you be sure that your audience will have the audio turned on? Why does direct address to camera work so well for mobile? What’s the ideal length for a mobile video? Could a slick, commercial style video actually be less successful than a playful more personal story? Addressing these ideas through the concepts of mobile aesthetics, user authenticity, personalization, humor, narrative, and serialization, David Mark, and Mark explain how to optimize your video marketing for the vast mobile audience.
  • How to Make Sense of Any Mess How to Make Sense of Any Mess Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler and Abby Covert, Information Architect Sep 20 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In a world where everything is getting more complicated and we are all experiencing personal information overload, there is a growing need to understand the tools and processes that are used to make sense of complex subjects and situations. 

    These tools aren’t hard to learn or even tough to implement, but they are also not part of many people’s education. Information Architecture is the practice of making sense — a set of principles, lessons, and tools to help anyone make sense of anything.

    On Tuesday, September 20, join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and Information Architect Abby Covert for this free one-hour webinar. Learn how to increase your comfort with taking on larger information architecture challenges; learn tools and concepts for developing controlled vocabularies and taxonomies; and better understand how to choreograph an organization’s information architecture across audiences, contexts and channels.

    Whether you are a student or a professional, a designer, a technologist or a small business owner, or an intern or executive – you can learn how information architecture can help you make sense of your next endeavor.
  • How to Conduct Research for Revenue Generating Content How to Conduct Research for Revenue Generating Content Melanie Turek, VP of Connected Work at Frost & Sullivan; Taylor Freitas, Content Marketer at BrightTALK Sep 20 2016 5:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    In a data-centric workforce, metrics and benchmarks provide professionals reasons to invest, alter, and evolve their strategy. One of the biggest trends in content creation and delivery is conducting surveys to capture your target audience’s pain points, thoughts, strategies, and drivers.

    As companies continue to compete for market space, one strategy to approach the industry is to create and conduct insightful studies. Prospects and customers alike want to understand the latest trends, what their peers are doing, and where their industry is going. When done right, research elevates your gravitas in the market and serves as an effective way to engage your prospects -- both while completing the study as well as revealing the results.

    Join Frost & Sullivan and BrightTALK for an in-depth discussion on research reports and findings. Topics include (but not limited to):
    - Defining your goals for conducting research
    - How to structure your report for ideal results
    - Converting data into marketing content
  • Authentic Brands and Their Emotional Connection With Fans Authentic Brands and Their Emotional Connection With Fans Liz Miller, CMO Council, Jill Cress, Mastercard, Andrew Shripka, Kellogg's and John McGarr, Fresh Squeezed Ideas Sep 21 2016 5:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Winning hearts and minds is a continuing challenge for marketers seeking to connect with consumers on an emotional, cultural or behavioral level. Whether you run marketing for a distinguished, dynamic or developing brand, there is always a need to continually search for ways to stay relevant, real and rewarding for customers.

    Drawing on best practices and perspectives from the CMO Council’s latest report, titled “Building Brands That Attract and Engage Fans,” this upcoming webinar will feature both brand leaders and domain experts.

    Topics to be explored include:

    -The roots of brand attraction and cognitive connection
    -How to survive and prosper amid market diversity and change
    -The intersection of cultural and behavioral economics
    -The essential ingredients for authenticity and credibility
    -Fresh thinking on new ways to invigorate and magnetize brands 

    Webinar participants will include Liz Miller, SVP Marketing from CMO Council, Jill Cress, Executive Vice President Consumer Marketing at Mastercard, Andrew Shripka, Associate Director Brand Marketing at Kellogg's and author John McGarr, President of Fresh Squeezed Ideas.