Demand Generation

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Demand generation is the process through which a business integrates marketing and sales to move potential buyers down the sales funnel from interest to payment. The BrightTALK demand generation community is made up of thousands of professionals sharing and learning best practices for engagement marketing, demand generation and lead scoring and nurturing through interactive webinars and videos. Register and join the conversation to attend live webinars and have your questions answered by demand generation professionals and thought leaders.
  • The CMO Council, in partnership with Ensighten, will delve into the best practices of leading marketing experts and executive peers who have taken bold steps toward enhancing the single view of the customer with this critical view of engagement—connecting customers, content and context into a more robust view. This one-hour interactive webcast will share new questions that marketers must ask of their tracking infrastructures to transition toward omni-channel analytics and identify how those insights reveal new truths about the customers we seek to embrace.
  • Join this webinar to learn about the critical trends and best practices in B2B lead generation, and how to utilize them for marketing success.

    Panelists: Dallas Jessup (BrightTALK) | DeAnn Poe (DiscoverOrg) | Ben Swinney (Entrust Datacard) | Dale Underwood (LeadLifter) | Sue Yanovitch (IDG Enterprise)
  • Helen Green, Account Director at BDB, will be giving her top tips on how to write a compelling b2b press release and how you can increase the impact and maximise the coverage of your news by following some straightforward steps.
  • Advocacy Marketing is a new approach to identifying and reaching out to prospective students in a systemic way using social media, “mass personalization” of marketing, and advanced analytics. Join Northern Michigan University to learn about this game-changing new recruiting strategy that they’re implementing with two new programs: “Share Northern for Alumni” and “Share Northern for Students.”
  • Are you a marketer looking for ways to actually put your data to use? Have you thought about monetizing your data but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you’ve started to realize that all of your customer and online data isn’t as unified as you want it to be? There's no question that quality data is a tremendous business asset, but the majority of companies haven't figured out how best to leverage and optimize the data they have and—importantly—the data they don't own but may have access to.

    Join our guest speakers, Forrester research analysts Fatemeh Khatibloo and Liz Witherspoon, on September 10, 2015 at 10am PT, to learn about strategies to unlock the value of your data, including:

    - How to leverage second-party or “shared” customer data

    - What makes some companies creative data powerhouses while others can’t seem to leverage data strategically

    - How to create a central hub for activating CRM, sales, and other customer data across your marketing stack

    - The ROI Fortune 500 companies experience when they apply what they know about customers in the offline world to online marketing efforts
  • There are now a number of predictive marketing analytics tools that can help marketers better target prospects and run more effective marketing campaigns. But because it’s a new technology, there is also a lot of confusion: What is predictive analytics? What can I use it to do? How do I get started?

    Join John Hurley, Director of Product Marketing at Radius, as he reveals the use cases and benefits of integrating predictive insights to improve the outcomes of your marketing activities.
  • Sponsored by Tableau

    There’s more marketing data available than ever, and that’s exactly why it’s so challenging to truly make sense of it all. While cloud-based data platforms have accelerated the availability and access of marketing data, it hasn’t made the marketer’s job any easier. It’s just the opposite. ‘Mo’ data, mo’ problems.’
    VB Insight’s new research on analytics shows that brands plan to increase their spending on the category by a whopping 73 percent over the next 3 years. For big market cap B2C companies, it’s closer to a 100 percent increase.

    The trouble is most marketing organizations are lukewarm on both how good their own insights are and how good their business partners are at making their insights actionable.

    This webinar will cover how top marketers are using marketing data to their advantage and driving huge value with data.

    Attendees will:
    * Learn the primary objectives for marketing analytics organizations today
    * Get an overview of the massively complex marketing data ecosystem. We counted 800+ vendors in use across 10 key marketing use cases
    * Understand and be able to outline the top vendors available for every use case, who's meeting expectations and who's lagging
    * Gain guidance for the types of advanced analysis your marketing organization needs to be investing in now to compete for customer relevance

    Jon Cifuentes, VB Insight Analyst
    Scott Beck, Program coordinator, Master of Science in Customer Analytics, Xavier University
    Dmitri Williams, CEO, Ninja Metrics

    This webinar will be based on Jon Cifuentes' VB Insight report, published August 21, 2015.

    Check out VB Insight to access Jon's Marketing Analytics report, and to access the latest research on Marketing Technology:
  • Social Media provide a veritable feast of data that we can prod, poke and generally pull apart to uncover valuable insight. For those businesses that are not yet using social media to engage, this is the entry point for business social media use. In fact it’s more than that. It’s the absolute minimum you should be doing. It allows you to understand what’s being said about you business, your competitors, your audiences. It allows you to listen to influencers in your niche. It can also measure your activity online. All of these insightful gems will help you to uncover intelligence so important to your business, you’ll wonder why you haven’t been using this before.

    In this webinar, I’ll take you through the basics of listening online, how you do it, the tools you need and what you can learn.
  • If you ask digital marketers what content is proving best for ROI, you’ll probably find a fairly even split of answers between video, long form and short form articles. Now, the scary bit. If you ask them what that answer is based on, more often than not you’ll find it’s the result of opinion or gut feeling. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with this. Most of us have a good idea of what our audience broadly is looking for.

    However, it makes the next set of questions really difficult to answer:
    - Do I need to be creating more videos, or more long form articles?
    - Are infographics a waste of time?
    - Do I have the right mix of content for my audience or could I be serving them even better?

    Added to this, there are many well-intentioned bloggers eager to share their best practice ideas, which can lead to truths, half-truths and sometimes pure myth. But how can we separate fact from fiction?

    In this webinar, we’ll explore how analytics can be used to debunk myths and really inform marketing intelligence. We’ll do this by analysing real live data against some of the common hypotheses, such as:

    - Long form articles are more engaging than short form
    - Videos are the most efficient form of content
    - Infographics are expensive and least effective for driving content marketing ROI

    In this webinar, we’ll explore how to link content to ROI and how to optimise ROI in a world where content has to reach a cross-device audience. Learn some top tips for how to plan a really rewarding content marketing strategy.
  • Most companies are the center of their own universe. This is the ugly truth plaguing our profession as marketers. But in a dizzying age of marketing technology and data, we have more access to information about our buyers than ever before. Why, then, do so many of our efforts to understand buyers fall short?

    In this webinar, Cintell Co-Founder and CMO Katie Martell will reveal:

    · The top 8 reasons customer intelligence efforts fail
    · How to calculate the value of being customer-centric
    · Strategies for operationalizing buyer insights
  • At The Crocodile we believe data analysis is at the heart of getting the best out of social media and proving its value to the business. In our experience many B2B organisations are struggling to move their social media marketing to the next level. Doing social media well demands strategic thinking, technology driven insight, and a relentless focus on the customer across place, device and time.

    In this webinar you will learn how to evaluate the opportunity and optimise your approach. We will also show you how to move your reporting beyond basic reach and engagement metrics to start distilling valuable business insights from the vast amounts of data in the social media landscape. Using real world B2B case studies we will reveal how to go beyond what’s being said and start uncovering insights that can be used to inform brand strategy and decision-making.
  • An effective demand generation strategy requires a deep understanding of the individuals involved in the buying process and the events that trigger the sales cycle. Marketers must identify the pain points and challenges their buyers are looking to address with their purchase.

    How do marketers develop those keen insights that allow vendors to engage, nurture and convert their prospects through the buyer’s journey? How do buyer personas play a role in demand generation and how should they be leveraged to maximize program effectiveness?

    Join ANNUITAS to learn how to:
    - Identify deep buyer insights that are core to your demand generation strategy
    - Leverage personas in the development of content and programs to connect with your buyer
    - Build a strategy that maps to your buyer and generates pipeline and revenue
  • Organisations are very good at measuring the things they do - revenue; profit; costs etc.. Yet in 2015, there are still many who are not great at balancing what they want to know about themselves with measuring what their customers AND employees think about the things they do! This webinar will look at the most effective way of creating a robust, effective customer experience measurement system that will ensure that you have the RIGHT customer focused measures to understand exactly what your business needs to do to continuously and demonstrably improve the customer experience.

    You will learn about the following:

    1. How measurement fits in to a Customer Experience Management Framework

    2. The 4 CX measurement principles

    3. The three 'voices' of customer experience measurement

    4. Voice of the Customer - methods and things to be aware of

    5. Voice of the Employee

    6. Voice of the Process

    7. The importance of measuring the 'end to end' customer journey

    8. Turning measurement into ACTION!
  • Join the millions of marketers worldwide who are accelerating (and improving) their lead gen efforts through stellar webinar programs.

    The BrightTALK Academy's got you covered with easy steps to:
    - Set up your webinar program for success
    - Design your webinar content calendar
    - Implement your webinar program
    - Avoid common webinar pitfalls
  • Whatever society we live in, and however open-minded we like to think we are, when it comes to our sex lives we all like to keep a few secrets. But this makes the jobs of sexologists – professionals who study sexual behaviour – pretty difficult.

    David Spiegelhalter, Professor of Risk at Cambridge University, has tried to unravel the web of exaggerations, misdirections and downright lies that surround sex in modern society. Drawing on the Natsal survey, the widest survey of sexual behaviour since the Kinsey Report, and a huge range of other sources he answers crucial questions such as what are we all doing? How often? And how has it changed? And crucially, which numbers can we believe?
  • In 2014 RNDC, the second largest wholesaler of alcoholic beverages in the US, built a suite of Sales Force Automation tools that would transform the way their field sales force went to market. Their focus was to drive sales success by increasing the sales rep’s effectiveness on each sales call, delivering higher customer satisfaction with the sales process and information.

    RNDC's challenges were:
    Provide best-in-class information technology that outpaces their competitors and creates a significant point of difference
    Keep pace with emerging technologies
    Build mobile solutions focused on Sales Force Automation
    Standardize wherever possible and drive utilization

    In this presentation, Bill Smith, Director of Sales Quality Assurance, will discuss how sales leadership and BI developers, working with MicroStrategy Mobile technology, developed best-in-class mobile applications, delivering real-time analytics to the field sales teams at RNDC.
  • There is a lot of buzz about Advocacy, but should you care? Jonathan Murray, Draper Triangle Managing Director, provides a breakdown of the types of technologies that are being grouped under “Advocacy”. Brian Gladstein, EVP of Technology Marketing at GYK Antler discusses what both brand awareness and demand generation marketers should be considering within Advocacy and will provide an approach to help you figure out how to get started with advocacy technology.

    What you’ll learn:
    The 4 different technology groups under the Advocacy market
    The challenges that are driving technology purchases
    The buyers for each group
    Where to start leveraging advocacy for your business
  • The world of ad technologies is exploding and Data Management Platforms (DMPs) are the next wave. Companies are talking about audience management capabilities, but they may not be offering true data management platforms.

    Join this Marketing Week webinar, in association with Adobe, to learn the jargon and get smart on DMPs. In this webinar, James Trudgian, Head of Strategy, Data & Insight at Adobe, and Aiden Caroll at Digital Doughnut, will demonstrate how DMPs:

    •Create a single customer view, providing ways to identify users, enrich their profile and action these across the digital landscape.

    •Help find new and high value audiences and monetize them.

    •Drive efficiencies across multiple channels and devices.

    •Learn how to create high value audiences and increase conversions on media campaigns.

    Register today to overcome your growing data challenges, create powerful customer insights and deliver personalised marketing campaigns.
  • Data storytelling is more important than ever to help you win over your audience. In this webinar, I'll cover why communicating with data is a mandatory marketing skill, how to mobilize your team to find interesting data, and how to make your data story engaging for your audience.
  • We’ve entered an unprecedented age in B2B marketing.

    Today’s buyers are savvier, more connected, and more informed than ever before — and they’re well aware of the power they possess. When companies fail to deliver the smooth and personalized buyer experience that consumers have come to expect, favorable alternatives are little more than a Google search away; it’s no secret and it’s a challenge that all B2B organizations face.

    But here’s the bottom line that’s too-often forgotten: delivering a seamless buyer’s experience starts with seamless alignment internally. Marketing and sales must work together throughout the decision-making journey, sharing insights and updates and allowing each team to play to their greatest strengths.

    Enter, Pardot. Join us on August 20th for this 30-minute webinar, as we explore the capabilities of this powerful tool and discuss how Pardot can streamline workflows to enable joint sales and marketing success. Attendees will learn how to:

    - provide real-time visibility into a prospect’s digital engagements
    - deliver content to prospects how and when they want it
    - translate data into actionable insights for both sales and marketing
  • Content is the fuel of marketing. But delivering enough content to generate consistent results is hard.

    Lean Content Marketing is a set of strategies and best practices that help resource-constrained marketers achieve ROI from their content efforts.
    Learn how to:

    - Leverage content curation to generate content at scale
    - Amplify your content reach by integrating content, social and email
    - Extend the lifetime of your content
    - Measure ROI and content impacts on revenue
  • Every B2B marketing team faces the challenge of establishing a marketing dashboard to enable them to measure marketing’s impact on the business and communicate it to VP and C-level executives. For many, this initiative feels like a journey to find the Holy Grail.

    In this webinar, you’ll learn about each of the 5 stages for defining and building your marketing dashboard and how to approach some of the more challenging aspects such as data capture, campaign attribution, demand funnel models, measuring return on investment and sorting through the various reporting tools and systems.
  • Do you feel it’s getting harder to get noticed? You’re not alone. The Internet has changed the entire buying process which means marketers have to constantly fight for attention.

    Join us for this upcoming webinar and find out how to be a smarter marketer and generate demand through the power of authority. Attend our webinar and you will learn how to:

    Plan and create high-quality content marketing pieces that build your authority.
    Design your content marketing so it maximises the chance of people taking action.
    Follow up the demand in a professional way, so you continue to be seen as an authority.
  • Imagine this: your B2B marketing and sales teams are working together seamlessly and selling more effectively than ever. Marketing sets sales up for the win and sales swiftly closes each deal with ease. Together, you step into each deal as the formidable opponent to beat, a force to be reckoned with.

    Sounds like a great place to be, right? Great news: the technology to unite these two teams has arrived. Meet Pardot, B2B Marketing Automation by Salesforce.

    Join us as Phil Simpson, Pardot Regional Sales Manager, as he gives us an inside look at how Pardot can help align your marketing and sales teams by:

    - Providing the insight sales needs to lead the conversation
    - Allowing marketing to effortlessly nurture leads to a sales-ready state
    - Identifying target buyers and key stakeholders, and more.

    Wait - there’s more! Hear from a Pardot client, Amber DeBlieck, Marketing Planning & Strategy Director of Valpak, as she shares how Pardot has benefitted Valpak and helped them successfully manage their marketing automation and lead management needs.
  • Marketing technology offers new possibilities for delivering personalised, automated experiences across on and offline channels. However, before this begins the first great challenge for marketers and IT professionals is to transfer data from disparate legacy systems into new CRM tools capable of enabling automated marketing campaigns.

    In this webinar we will look at the process for migrating a wide range of fragmented data sources into a CRM system. We will look at landscape analysis, data quality rules, data aggregation and transformation, ongoing master data management challenges and the importance of all this for businesses and organisations striving for highly personalised, automated marketing campaigns.

    The session will be hosted by Rob Jones, Director at Qbase, with panelists including Holly Gage, Marketing Services Director at Bluewolf, Nick Kelly, Technical Solutions Director at Qbase, and Delia Struber, Senior Database Support Officer at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, fielding questions and sharing their expertise with hints, tips and golden rules for delegates.
  • A case study on how Basware has combined content management, marketing automation and demand generation disciplines in the early stages of the buying cycle to increase engagement via personalised content, generate more quality leads and drive sales pipeline.
  • As marketers grow in their commitment to customer experience and in their understanding of the critical role data plays in marketing’s success, personalization at scale and in context continues to challenge even the most skilled and seasoned marketers. Somewhere between the rapid evolution of digital marketing engagements and the rush to aggregate and collect data, the path from data to intelligence has been obscured and makes a state of personalized customer experience even harder to reach. In a day when the customer expects relevance regardless of channel, marketing must take a leap of faith, turning to new strategies and new opportunities to ask even more critical questions of our customer data. It is, in short, a new opportunity to make true personalization entirely possible.

    To explore the opportunity to take the next big pivot in customer experience strategy and address the new requirements of data, the CMO Council, in partnership with Microsoft, will explore the modern requirements of tapping into the power of personalization, gaining insight into where and how marketers can advance the voice of the customer in relevant and profitable experiences that transcend one-off campaigns. This webcast will pulse the marketing mindset to capture the best action plans of marketers looking to take the next step to personalization by leveraging the rich signals and contextual queues that customer intelligence has to offer.

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  • Sure, you want to execute successful automated campaigns,
    but relying on the batch-and-blast scenarios of the past won’t get you there.

    In this session, we’ll cover cutting-edge best practices for campaign automation, from lead source scenarios through to the AQL: automation qualified lead. You’ll also learn how to set campaign progression steps to yield rich leads and trackable results – even when the call-to-action isn’t clicked.
  • You know how to automate campaigns with the best of them. But with the rise in companies turning to referral marketing, are you prepared to execute on this new demand generation channel? Mark Brier, Director of Referral and Upsell Marketing, and Brian Chiosi, Marketing Systems Lead, will walk you through RingCentral’s journey to create and automate referrals to become a key revenue generator for their business.

    What you’ll learn:

    • Why referral marketing is important for B2B companies

    * Challenges of setting up an in-house referral program

    • Multiple configurations RingCentral used as they matured with referral marketing

    • What worked and what didn't throughout their referral growth
  • Webinars are consistently ranked among the top B2B lead generation tactics and can be one of your most powerful marketing tools -- but only if people attend. So how do you maximise both registration and attendance numbers?

    Join the BrightTALK Academy to discuss some of the best ways to promote your presentation - from start to finish. You’ll learn how to immediately increase registration and attendance numbers as well as:
    - How to turn employees into webinar advocates
    - Must-do’s to have registrants show up live
    - Successful techniques to ignite influencer excitement
    - Rogue social and email strategies to surprise and assure qualified attendees
  • Smart businesses know that great customer relationships are their best marketing tool.

    This means keeping in regular contact in specific ways. However, remembering to do it at the right times is hard, and what should you be contacting them about anyway?

    Join Tamsin Fox-Davies of Constant Contact to learn how and when to use auto-responder emails to create and grow great customer relationships that will bring clients back to you again and again.

    She’ll share the three key automatic emails that every business should be using and the step-by-step method to setting-and-forgetting these for your business.
  • There is little doubt that marketers have made a commitment to customer experience, from developing roadmaps to an uncompromising customer journey to the development of data-rich personalized engagements. Yet far too often, the best customer experience strategies are derailed by unintentional disconnects or organizational data silos that have proven difficult to integrate. Without intentional and strategic digital transformation, customer experience strategies prove to be a more difficult task.

    Over the course of the first half of 2015, the CMO Council, in partnership with SDL—a leader in customer experience management solutions—hosted a series of dinner dialogue events focused on the advancement of the customer journey through deeply contextual customer experience strategies. Marketers from Seattle to St. Louis to New York City all agreed that crafting a multi-channel experience that was robust, personalized, measurable and whose results tied to revenue was paramount to their own (and their brand’s) success. But the constant evolution of digital across people, process and technology has proven to be a formidable challenge.

    To review the insights gathered through these recent 2015 roundtables and to hear best practices from marketers who have already made significant headway in advancing their digital transformation, the CMO Council will host a one-hour interactive webcast. Some of the key conversations to be shared in this webcast include:

    • Aligning the customer journey with the digital landscape: Are all of the bases covered?
    • Leveraging data to better inform decision making and experience alignment
    • Developing an engine to drive consistency across all channels—and having the talent to fuel the machine
    • Marketing to tomorrow’s customer by creating nimble strategies that can support their ever-changing needs, wants and expectations
  • Is it true that technology can now empower your sales and marketing teams with the ability to predict the buying patterns of prospective clients?

    As our world evolves into a technology-driven society, your consumer’s digital fingerprints are everywhere. Predictive marketing systems claim they can predict your next customer by mining these purchasing cues from digital behavior. Can this technology really tell us who will buy, what they’ll buy and when?

    Join host David Lewis, CEO of DemandGen as he interviews Scott Broomfield, CMO at Xactly and Zak Garner, Director of Customer Success at 6sense to understand how firms like Xactly use 6sense's predictive intelligence solution to gain insights of future buying patterns.
  • The CMO Council, in partnership with Pegasystems, has been asking senior marketing leaders about which core aspects of their customer experience strategies have developed the most robust and profitable results with their customers. Early indicators point to some key areas of interest:

    •Personalization based on customer voice and insights is the top strategy that marketers believe will lead to maximized profitability from customer engagements.
    •While marketers believe their view of the customer is getting better all the time, most say that their ability to deliver on the marketing promises being made by the brand is really a hit or miss situation.
    •Many marketers are moving away from campaign metrics to define success and shifting toward revenue metrics to gauge performance—and with that in mind, they admit they are not yet fully realizing optimal revenue potential from their customers.
    The CMO Council will host a one-hour interactive webcast to share leading insights from experts and peers to address how real-time marketing decisions are directly impacting customer engagement in this age of “un-marketing.” We will discuss the findings of a current CMO Council study of senior marketing executives and her from industry experts and marketing leaders on where and how strategies are being developed that look to connect and aggregate key points of customer insight, as well as identify how those insights are working to create personalized experiences, enriched customer journeys and next best actions based on the customer.
  • Chief marketing officers are being challenged to fortify their positions, expand authority and assert ownership of critical leadership roles in their organizations. They are surrounded by title inflation in the C-suite with multiplying turfs and sub-divisions of responsibility, including “chiefs” of revenue, digital, data, customer experience, relationships, insights and innovation. In many organizations, marketing still struggles for legitimacy and credibility.

    While the appointment of a CMO sends the right signal, the credentials, character and capability of this emerging C-level executive member are of critical importance to internal acceptance and permanency. A true CMO must be the CEO-in-waiting, groomed in all aspects of the business and a true leader and value-setter for the organization. Many CMOs aspire to this role, but few make it to the corner office and even less serve on corporate boards. As the realities and requirements for a CMO are reflected in the selection and appointment process, this is likely to change.

    Today’s increasingly complex, distributed and digitally driven marketing ecosystem is putting pressure on global marketers to better integrate and manage data, best of breed solutions, creative resources, brand assets and go-to-market functions. While digital marketing complexity is enormous—providing most CMOs with major transformation challenges—many are thriving on new customer insights and campaign measurement tools that make a strong case for marketing value, spend and sales pipeline contributions. They are collaborating at unprecedented levels with CFOs, CIOs and COOs, as well as establishing themselves as market experts, customer experience architects, and well-informed global strategists.

    Further webcast details will be announced shortly.
  • Join Lattice for a guided tour of the marketing tech stack that powers Hootsuite's demand gen engine.

    In recent years, B2B marketers have been confronted with a barrage of new technologies and systems aimed at making them more productive, efficient and successful. But which technology investments are worth making and what do you need to know before adding new systems to your technology stack?

    Show Me Your Stack (#MKTGstack) is an ongoing webinar series featuring a roster of forward-thinking B2B marketers that provides a glimpse into the marketing infrastructure that powers their demand gen engines and serves as the critical backbone to their business.

    Everything from CRM and marketing automation to content management, business intelligence and analytics systems will be covered – basically, anything in the stack!

    Each episode features a different marketer who will walk you through their marketing tech stack, share their goals and explain how their teams are structured. Don’t miss this rare chance to see how the best in the business invest in and use marketing technology.

    About Shantel Shave:

    Shantel Shave is the Director of Demand Generation at Hootsuite, the world's most widely used social relationship platform. Prior to Hootsuite, she built successful B2B marketing technology stacks at Colligo Networks, ActiveState, and Sophos.
  • Do you have questions about Twitter? Maybe you’re not sure who to follow or how to find interesting people to follow? Are you stuck at the dreaded following 2000 people limit?

    Learn how to compose the perfect Tweet, with tips on how to get more engagement during this Twitter Masterclass with @DanielDoherty. Learn some top twitter tips and tricks, plus tools and techniques to get ahead.

    In this webinar, Daniel wil cover:
    - How to manage multiple twitter accounts with 1 app
    - Learn where your followers are in the world
    - Add a Twitter widget to your website without worrying about moderating the tweets
    - How to do analysis of competitors twitter accounts for FREE

    Use this great opportunity to ask any Twitter questions that might be bothering you.
  • So I think we can all agree Social Media in digital years is getting on a bit. Might not be the "email grandfather" yet but is definitely getting the middle-aged spread – or maybe that’s just me… anyway …

    Back when social media started, the companies who were first to adopt, typically got the first advantage, failed faster, learnt quicker and could show the results. We live in a world of too much content, the churn is horrible! Now, more than ever, it’s important to be brave with your social media communications and engagement, to get the ROI you need for the business.

    In this presentation Joe discusses what it takes to be brave with your social media efforts and the need for it, from putting your brand in the hands of others (employees and influencers) to sacrificing your brand for the greater good of results. From the presentation Joe will provide you with actions you can take to the office tomorrow.
  • There are almost 3 billion potential customers online. In theory, the internet allows all brands equal access to them. But in practice, very few midsize brands succeed outside their home market.

    This talk will will help listeners assess their readiness to market abroad, explore different growth strategies and provide useful real-life cases.
  • Econsultancy’s social media manager David Moth will give an insight into the company’s social and content strategy, including planning, measurement and reporting. Find out why social media isn’t rocket science and discover some free tools that will make your life a lot easier.
  • According to Econsultancy’s 2014 email marketing census, 36 per cent of marketers cite poor measurement and analytics as barriers to effective email marketing. They know that the right metrics will drive the right business results but while the essential metrics (delivered, opened, clicked or click to open) have served us well, they are not necessarily the ultimate measure over a period of time.

    In this webinar Skip Fidura of dotmailer takes a look at:

    How marketers can measure engagement though 'click and open reach' and 'dwell (or read) time'.
    The term 'the halo effect', how it can be measured and how it's in line with multichannel marketing measurement.
    The 'post click funnel' metric and making sure your campaign assessment isn't incomplete.
    How to examine your 'time of action' which will drive tests and improvements.
  • The way B2B buyers discover and research products and services is changing. With technology at their fingertips every day, throughout the day, buyers have access to more trusted information than ever before. What’s more, with programmatic models and sophisticated targeting, it’s even more important than ever to understand the behaviour of your buyers and what drives them.

    For marketing directors, this means new opportunities to target, influence and engage with suspects, prospects and customers. It’s therefore essential to get a handle on why marketing intelligence is essential to determine where and how to effectively target buyers.

    In this webinar, you’ll:
    - Learn how to identify marketing intelligence and trends critical to informing your marketing strategies
    - Gain insight into how technology is changing the early stages of the buying process
    - Discover how this impacts targeting B2B buyers
    - Learn how to overlay marketing intelligence and adapt messaging based on these insights

    About Modern:
    Modern is an award-winning technology B2B marketing agency providing integrated digital campaigns that drive growth. Focused upon lead generation and customer engagement through content, social, PR and search, underpinned with strategic thinking and solid metrics. @ModernB2B
  • Chief marketing officers are being challenged to fortify their positions, expand authority and assert ownership of critical leadership roles in their organizations. They are surrounded by title inflation in the C-suite with multiplying turfs and sub-divisions of responsibility, including “chiefs” of revenue, digital, data, customer experience, relationships, insights and innovation. In many organizations, marketing still struggles for legitimacy and credibility.

    While the appointment of a CMO sends the right signal, the credentials, character and capability of this emerging C-level executive member are of critical importance to internal acceptance and permanency. A true CMO must be the CEO-in-waiting, groomed in all aspects of the business and a true leader and value-setter for the organization. Many CMOs aspire to this role, but few make it to the corner office and even less serve on corporate boards. As the realities and requirements for a CMO are reflected in the selection and appointment process, this is likely to change.

    Today’s increasingly complex, distributed and digitally driven marketing ecosystem is putting pressure on global marketers to better integrate and manage data, best of breed solutions, creative resources, brand assets and go-to-market functions. While digital marketing complexity is enormous—providing most CMOs with major transformation challenges—many are thriving on new customer insights and campaign measurement tools that make a strong case for marketing value, spend and sales pipeline contributions. They are collaborating at unprecedented levels with CFOs, CIOs and COOs, as well as establishing themselves as market experts, customer experience architects, and well-informed global strategists.

    Further webcast details will be announced shortly.