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  • Turning Structured Content into 'How To' Videos
    Turning Structured Content into 'How To' Videos
    Wouter Maagdenberg, TXTOmedia Recorded: Dec 13 2018 47 mins
    Structured content is an ideal starting place for creating and producing rich media in bulk. A new technology created by TXTOmedia transforms this native and localized written documentation into rich media, such as animation, live-action video, and interactive visuals in an automated, fast, and cost-effective way — enabling versioning and respecting existing workflow processes within large organizations.

    TXTOmedia supports XML and Structured Content in multiple languages which is then parsed by and transformed into rich media automatically. This allows you to take existing structured content and create video, slides, visual TOC, Hot Spot Images and Interactive Product Models.
     
    Takeaways:

    –Watch instead of read; visuals and video are preferred above text by most audiences.
    – Rich media creation is no longer a painful manual and disconnected process
    –Technical publications become more vital for sales.

    ABOUT WOUTER MAAGDENBERG

    Wouter Maagdenberg started his career in 1996 with a specialized web agency for the media, music and sports industry in Amsterdam. He focussed on streaming media and continued to develop rich media software. In 2011 he sold his technology company to SDL. Today, Wouter focuses on the auto-creation of video and other rich media content. His company TXTOmedia delivers solutions to transform existing content into rich media such as animations and video for today's screens, AR and VR. 
  • There's No AI Without IA
    There's No AI Without IA
    Dino Eliopulos, Managing Director, EIS & Bryan Kohl, VP, Business Development, EIS Recorded: Dec 13 2018 48 mins
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to completely revolutionize the B2B selling function. And depending on who you talk to, AI will either enable massive productivity gains from your employees or replace them entirely.

    Hype aside, AI is coming, and B2B companies need to understand how to harness it. And despite the promise of ‘plug and play‘ technology, real AI requires varying degrees of knowledge engineering, product and content architecture, and high-quality data sources to be effective.

    In this session, EIS's Bryan Kohl, VP, Business Development and Dino Eliopulos, Managing Director demystify AI for your B2B organization.

    You will learn:

    --How you can leverage best practices to re-think processes for the product content lifecycle, from initial onboarding to post-production syndication
    --The infrastructure you’ll need to consider when planning for your AI initiative
    --How AI enables new product associations and personalized experiences to drive deeper engagement with your customers
  • The State of Technical Communication: 2019
    The State of Technical Communication: 2019
    Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler Recorded: Dec 13 2018 57 mins
    Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, in The State of Technical Communication 2019 webinar for a review of the troubles, trends, tools, and technologies impacting technical communication teams around the globe.

    Scott will share high-level results from our annual Technical Communication Industry Benchmarking Survey. Attendees will receive a complimentary summary of the survey results.
  • Reimagining the Contact Center with Bots & AI
    Reimagining the Contact Center with Bots & AI
    Abinash Tripathy, Co-founder, Helpshift Recorded: Dec 13 2018 62 mins
    Bots, artificial intelligence, and messaging — cost-effective, easy-to-implement automation technology —- is gaining a major foothold in customer service organizations, and the impact is palpable. Contact centers are on track to shrink by 50 percent in the next three years as routine tasks are taken over by faster, efficiency-saving bots that can triage requests, boost customer satisfaction, and offer an 8.6 percent increase in profit margin per customer.

    These technologies are also making it easy to tap into the gig economy, which is producing a growing supply of tech-savvy labor for companies that also saves costs. For workers, it means flexible arrangements with low barriers to entry, plus more satisfying employment, now that the grunt work has been eliminated by automation.

    AI and automation is set to level up the workforce, the economy, and your bottom line. For a closer look at the long-term implications of automation, how to invest in the brave new world of work, and more, don’t miss this VB Live event!

    Attend this webinar and learn:

    * The workforce implications of customer service bots
    * How bots and employees can work side-by-side
    * What smart companies are doing to lay the groundwork
    * Future of work - what does it look like?

    Speakers:

    * Abinash Tripathy, Co-founder, Helpshift
    * Peter Ryan, Principal Analyst, Ryan Strategic Advisory
    * Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-Large, VentureBeat
    * Dilan Yuksel Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Helpshift
  • Take Control in an Account-Based Buying World
    Take Control in an Account-Based Buying World
    Lauren Weatherly- VP of Marketing, PGi; Matt Senatore- Service Director of ABM, SiriusDecisions; Latane Conant- CMO, 6sense Recorded: Dec 13 2018 63 mins
    Failing to align on marketing and sales strategies leads to wasted efforts, execution mishaps and lost business opportunities. Yet according to SiriusDecisions research, only 37 percent of b-to-b organizations would say there is overall marketing and sales alignment, and nearly one-third of sales organizations estimate they lost at least one month of productivity re-evaluating their account territory assignments after the start of the year.

    Tune-in to learn industry best practices for aligning sales and marketing to drive demand in an account-based buying environment. Discover tips for leveraging technology to gain actionable insights on accounts, focusing prioritization efforts to rapidly scale ABM efforts.

    You’ll also hear first-hand how to create an aligned ABM strategy that drives measurable results like faster time to engagement, larger deal size, and higher win rates.
  • The Value of Visual Content and a Simplified User Interface
    The Value of Visual Content and a Simplified User Interface
    Daniel Foster Recorded: Dec 13 2018 60 mins
    It can be difficult to onboard users to new and complex interfaces and workflows. New research shows that images and video enhance understanding and retention of complex information and tasks and can even increase productivity, but software often changes quickly and requires regular updates and localization. How can we leverage the power of visual communication without having to constantly localize new visual content?

    Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and his special guest, Daniel Foster, Strategy Lead for TechSmith, for this free one-hour webinar. Daniel will show you how a Simplified User Interface helps you create powerful and useful images to help your users better understand your content, while extending its shelf life and often eliminating the need for localization.
  • Using Universally Faceted Nano Content to Improve Findability
    Using Universally Faceted Nano Content to Improve Findability
    John O'Gorman Recorded: Dec 12 2018 59 mins
    Technical communications has progressed from monolithic paper and digital manuals, to structured, topic-based authoring, and more recently down to 'microcontent' to improve quality, ease of access and consistency of message. 'Nano-content' is the next logical step in that progression and lives at the 'coalface' between content and data. It is the bridge between structured data and structured topics which, when properly managed, can add several new dimensions to technical publications work.

    Universally faceted nano-content is a technique that takes a page from GPS applications that use triangulation (latitude, longitude, and elevation) to locate things in geographic space. Locating things in digital space should be just as intuitive and precise.

    Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, for this webinar with his special guest, John O’Gorman, Principal and Chief Disambiguation Officer at Quantum Semantics. John will walk through the process of identifying, classifying and using terminology to connect the language of a business or application to the content that supports its use. He will demonstrate how the same process can be extended to the content itself and how, in combination, faceted terminology takes findability to a whole new level.

    ABOUT JOHN O'GORMAN

    John O'Gorman is a 30-year veteran of the information management trenches. He is the inventor of a universal classification protocol called Q6, and co-founder of Q6FSA, an enterprise information management collaboration with Robert Vane in the UK. His experiences run the gamut from terminology stores and data catalogs, to executive information reporting, data warehousing, activity-based costing and technical communications, localization and internationalization. His big 'aha' moment came when he realized that all of them are made of the same stuff and follow the same rules.
  • The Secret to Event ROI is Pre-booked Sales Meetings
    The Secret to Event ROI is Pre-booked Sales Meetings
    Kristen Alexander, CMO, Certain Recorded: Dec 12 2018 34 mins
    It’s a fact: While companies are investing more and more in events, B2B marketers are struggling to tie event spend to revenue generation. So what’s the secret to delivering measurable results for your events? Getting those crucial face-to-face meetings between prospects and your sales team booked in advance of events.

    Join us on December 12th in this informative webinar, where we break down:

    - How to streamline the process of scheduling pre-event sales meetings
    - Best practices for establishing and tracking your event metrics strategy
    - Key factors for meeting setup & success
    - Collecting quality data to enable sales & drive pipeline
    - And much more!
  • Outsourcing: Necessary Evil or Valued Partner?
    Outsourcing: Necessary Evil or Valued Partner?
    Jennifer Kaufman and Debbie Roemer Recorded: Dec 12 2018 60 mins
    Adding a vendor to your staffing model can be a strategic move if you need to reduce budget, deliver new content types, scale fast, or co-locate writers in new geographies.

    Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and his special guests, Jennifer Kaufman a Senior Content Services Manager at NetApp, and Debbie Roemer, a highly experienced content consultant, for this free, one-hour webinar. Jennifer and Debbie will talk about how to find the right vendor, plan for the engagement, and nurture the relationship. You'll learn how to plan for success when building a mixed team of vendor and staff content creators.
  • Bridging the online and offline marketing gap
    Bridging the online and offline marketing gap
    Mark Coffey, SVP of Strategic Partnerships, GasBuddy Recorded: Dec 12 2018 57 mins
    While companies have been ditching traditional marketing methods in their race to capture the online-savvy millennials, no one is on their phone 24/7, and delivering brand messages out in the world is still vital to capturing mindshare.

    Those first-gen marketing methods, including outdoor, tv, direct mail, and more, are still valuable and essential to building a stronger bottom line, especially when integrated as a vital part of an overarching marketing campaign, firing on all cylinders. That’s easier than ever, because traditional doesn’t mean old-school and analog anymore, and innovations in marketing technology don’t only apply to your online channels. You can apply your martech capabilities not just for tracking, measurement, and attribution, but to keep tabs on omnichannel competitor strategies, design the most effective campaign copy in every arena, create the most impactful rollouts between all your channels and more.

    To find out how to integrate offline marketing channels with your online efforts, how marketing technology can bring those traditional methods into the twenty-first century, and more, don’t miss this VB Live event!

    Registration is free.

    Attend this webinar and learn:
    * How to use martech to digitize offline channels
    * How to integrate traditional marketing efforts into their newer tech-driven marketing stack
    * The importance of combining online and offline marketing
    * How to track offline conversions

    Speakers:
    * Evan Jones, CMO, Fender
    * Mark Coffey, SVP of Strategic Partnerships, GasBuddy
    * Myllisa Patterson, Senior Director, Event Cloud Marketing, Cvent
    * Shannon Ryan, Head of Marketing, CI&T
    * Dilan Yuksel, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Cvent
  • How smart companies use voice and bots to get and keep more customers
    How smart companies use voice and bots to get and keep more customers
    Bharath Kadaba, Chief Innovation Officer, Intuit Recorded: Dec 11 2018 60 mins
    The landscape of voice and chatbot-to-customer interactions is blowing up. Whether it’s a trusted AI assistant like Alexa or Google Home, or an integrated voice or chatbot tool within a brand interface like Kayak’s customer service experience, customers are increasingly willing to engage with brands via voice chat.

    AI assistants are getting smarter, and becoming capable of helping consumers sort through the avalanche of choices available in every decision, from buying phone plans to toothbrushes. And your marketing efforts will have to shift priorities in a major way to capture the attention of these newly connected customers as assistants get smarter and customers learn they can rely on their results.

    To hear about actual voice chat use cases, the differences between integrated bots and AI assistants, and how to leverage voice and bots for amaze-and-delight experiences right now, don’t miss this VB Live event!

    Register here for free.

    Attend this webinar and learn:
    * How bots and voice are uniquely positioned to help customers make purchasing decisions
    * How brands can address the advantages of integrated bots and an AI trusted assistant like Alexa
    * The best ways to leverage voice and bots to optimize the customer experience
    * What's next for voice and bots

    Speakers:

    * Bharath Kadaba, Chief Innovation Officer, Intuit
    * Ryan Lester, Director, Customer Engagement Technologies, LogMein
    * Matthias Keller, Chief Scientist & SVP Technology, Kayak
    * Russ Tar, VP EMEA, Artificial Solutions
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Bold360 by LogMeIn
  • Re-Engage the Dead With Killer Content Experiences
    Re-Engage the Dead With Killer Content Experiences
    Brandi Smith, VP Demand Generation @ Uberflip, Andrea Lechner-Becker, CMO at @ LeadMD, Jordan Con,Product Marketing @ Bizible Recorded: Dec 11 2018 50 mins
    You spend a lot of time building your lead generation programs and feeding those leads with irresistible brain food, from top-of-the-funnel blog posts to middle-of-the-funnel webinars. Then you’ve got your sales team working those phones trying to close these high-ticket deals. But sometimes, along the way, some of these leads become disengaged and opportunities are lost.

    It’s going to take the same amount of DEADication—and a killer content experience—to breathe life back into your dead leads and opportunities.

    We rallied a powerful trio of zombie experts at Uberflip, LeadMD, and Bizible for this webinar to spew out some bloody-good advice on getting your dead leads to crawl out of the ground and fuel your pipeline.
  • Consumers trust influencers more than they trust you
    Consumers trust influencers more than they trust you
    Amanda Brown, Senior Manager Digital Marketing, TGI Fridays Recorded: Dec 5 2018 61 mins
    They’re savvy, those consumers – they can smell “targeted advertising” from a mile away, and they’re really not interested in it. But they’ll listen to recommendations from their peers, and they trust the integrity of the influencers they follow to never steer them wrong when it comes to brand buy-in.

    In a world where consumers are smarter, live streaming makes TV ads irrelevant, and ad blockers are de rigueur, influencer marketing – when you do it right – means making meaningful connections, building trust, and securing loyalty.

    What does “right” mean? Don’t miss this VB Live event where you’ll learn how influencers can improve your brand reputation, how to build authentic relationships with the right influencer for your brand, and the mistakes to avoid at all costs.

    Register now for free!

    Attend this webinar and learn:
    * How influencers and customers drive brand reputation and how they differ.
    * The relationship between PR tactics and community voice
    * Real-world tactics used by brands to overcome PR nightmares
    * How to create an influencer marketing plan that retains authenticity and believability
    * How real brands think about influencers + consumers as a strategy to strengthen their bottom line

    Speakers:
    * Mae Karwowski, Founder and CEO, Obviously
    * Amanda Brown, Senior Manager Digital Marketing, TGI Fridays
    * Taimoor Dar, Head of Community, Yummly
    * Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-Large, VentureBeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Obviously
  • Designing a Data Supply Chain for Data-As-A-Service
    Designing a Data Supply Chain for Data-As-A-Service
    Ted Sfikas, Director of Solutions Consultants, North America and LATAM, Tealium Recorded: Dec 5 2018 27 mins
    Having a clearly defined data strategy is a necessity in creating exceptional moments with customers and ensuring long-term brand loyalty. Yet most organizations aren’t sure which strategies and methodologies need to be implemented to ensure accurate and seamless alignment of data within the overall business strategy.

    Join this webinar to learn:

    • Why a data supply chain is critical in creating a high performing data and analytics program
    • How to build a data supply chain
    • 4 ways data-as-a-service becomes a necessity for organizations
    • How to standardize how data is requested and received
  • How to Grow Marketing Impact, Not Impressions
    How to Grow Marketing Impact, Not Impressions
    Jordan Con, Product Marketing Manager, Bizible and Lizzy Funk, Demand Generation, Marketo Recorded: Dec 5 2018 48 mins
    How to efficiently maximise real impact in a data-driven marketing world.

    All too often, marketers get caught up in their channel-specific metrics – clicks and impressions for display and social media, clicks and opens for email, attendees for events etc. But whether you’re a marketing leader or channel manager, what really matters – and what you want to optimize for – is the impact each marketers has.

    In this webinar, featuring marketing leaders from Bizible and Marketo, we’ll discuss how marketers can engage, measure and optimise their efforts to make sure they’re making a real impact, not just serving impressions.
  • Email marketing: building trust and relationships with email
    Email marketing: building trust and relationships with email
    Lili Boev, Director of Client success Recorded: Dec 4 2018 55 mins
    Join us on December 4th, 2018 at 4PM GMT to learn more about email marketing. From best practices to industry insights. Lili Boev, Director of Client success at Vuture will reveal her secrets.
  • Increase Brand Trust: Understanding 7 Key Views Consumers Have On Their Data
    Increase Brand Trust: Understanding 7 Key Views Consumers Have On Their Data
    Lindsay McEwan, General Manager, EMEA, Tealium Recorded: Nov 29 2018 48 mins
    The GDPR 2018 brought a once-in-a-lifetime change to the legal basis on which individuals share their data with organizations. Brands are ensuring that their data-driven practices are in line with the regulation, but what do consumers think of the new law? How do they expect their data to be used and do they intend to exercise their new rights?

    Join us for a behind the scenes look into how aware consumers are of the way data is collected from their mobile and digital footprint, as well as how businesses rely on these data streams to deliver personalized services and a better customer experience. Register now and learn the:

    - Pivotal changes to the data landscape
    - 7 key findings from consumers on how they view their own data
    - Key strategies and steps to dramatically improving consumer brand trust
    - And so much more!
  • Q4 2018 BrightTALK Community Update - Investment Management
    Q4 2018 BrightTALK Community Update - Investment Management
    Simon Mott, Marketing Director, Han ETF| Ryan Ross Recorded: Nov 29 2018 40 mins
    Ryan Ross and Simon Mott, Director of Marketing at Han ETF, discuss updates in the investment management industry, and how to create a killer webinar-based marketing plan.


    Throughout 2018, we've had more engagement than ever from across the globe as we think about what our users are watching, what the market has to say, and connect the dots.

    This webinar will dive into :
    - Audience Composition
    - Differences between the US, UK and Global engagement viewing habits
    - Understanding what kinds of content see the most engagement
    - Companies that are learning and growing most

    It will also share the story of a marketer who has been at both large companies and small, contrast the differences, and help marketers understand how to approach a competitive market with a unique selling point.

    Simon Mott, Director of Marketing at Han ETF, will discuss:
    - challenges & opportunities in large & small companies
    - the challenges of the marketplace
    - lead scoring & reporting
    - the use of webinars in a marketing plan
  • Email Marketing Vendor Satisfaction – Insights from the Report
    Email Marketing Vendor Satisfaction – Insights from the Report
    Kath Pay of Holistic Email Marketing, and Bram Smits of Tripolis Recorded: Nov 29 2018 49 mins
    Join Kath Pay of Holistic Email Marketing and Bram Smits of Tripolis as they cover the state of play in email vendor use and satisfaction among email marketers around the world.

    Kath (CEO and founder, Holistic Email Marketing) and Bram (CEO, Tripolis) will discuss the surprising implications of their joint research study, Email Marketing Vendor Satisfaction. They'll cover these and other findings:

    •Which categories of email service providers (small-medium, medium-enterprise or suite vendors) have more satisfied users
    •Which tools and services their ESPs provide marketers actually use
    •How marketers are adopting new technology like AI
    •Which tools, services plug-ins are most popular
    •Whether business strategy factors into technology decision-making – if at all.

    Download your free copy of Email Marketing Vendor Satisfaction in advance and join the discussion with your own questions and comments.

    Reserve your spot today! If you can't attend the live discussion, don't worry – we'll send you a link to the recorded version.
  • New Playbook for Personalizing Content Experiences at Scale
    New Playbook for Personalizing Content Experiences at Scale
    Paige Gerber, Director of Content Experience @ Uberflip and Chris Handy, Customer Marketing Leader @ Drift Recorded: Nov 27 2018 62 mins
    Content is the driving force behind your most effective marketing strategies, from demand generation and inbound marketing to sales enablement and account-based marketing. As marketers, you aim to personalize how your prospects and target accounts experience your content, and scaling the creation of these experiences becomes your next big hurdle.

    In this webinar, Uberflip’s Director of Content Experience, Paige Gerber, and Drift’s Customer Marketing Team Lead, Chris Handy, reveal five easy steps to help you focus, align your team, and truly deliver meaningful experiences so you can rock marketing campaigns that delight your prospects and customers.
  • The path to customer experience success
    The path to customer experience success
    Claire Sporton - Senior Vice President, Customer Experience Innovation Confirmit Recorded: Nov 27 2018 59 mins
    Moving forward requires the right approach.

    If you've got a challenging route to face, you need the right tools for the job – or you face getting stuck in the mud.

    What does this have to do with customer experience in B2B you ask? More than you think.

    The sheer complexity of the many-to-many relationships in B2B means that many CX programmes risk getting bogged down before they even get started.

    Operational silos, tangled customer journeys and the challenges in proving ROI only exacerbate the issues.

    Join Claire Sporton, SVP CX innovation at Confirmit and she shows you how to break down B2B complexity, define a CX program that will help identify at-risk accounts, and inspire every member of your team to make smarter decisions and take faster actions that will benefit the entire business.

    In this webinar, Claire will show you:

    1. How to break down B2B complexity
    2. How to design a CX program that will help identify at-risk accounts
    3. What it takes to inspire every member of your team to make smarter decisions and take faster actions.
    4. How to tackle the common CX challenges
    5. The steps to ensure your CX programme takes off successfully.
    6. How to identify your CX priorities based on 4 core B2B challenges
    7. How to balance the needs of your clients and business stakeholders
    8. How to break down the barriers to truly empower the frontline.



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    https://www.b2bmarketing.net/en-gb/b2b-marketing-privacy-policy
  • Secrets to Digital Advertising from Marketo
    Secrets to Digital Advertising from Marketo
    Scott Minor, Online Marketing Program Manager, Marketo and Favian Castillo, Digital Marketing Specialist, Marketo Recorded: Nov 27 2018 40 mins
    How does Marketo get the most out of their own search and social advertising campaigns? Join Scott Minor, Online Marketing Program Manager, and Favian Castillo, Digital Marketing Specialist, as they spill the beans on their paid strategy at Marketo.

    You'll learn Marketo's secrets to:

    - Targeting, user experience, and tracking
    - Measuring success/ROI by program, campaign, and individual ads
    - Retargeting, ABM campaigns & more!
  • Democratizing MDM
    Democratizing MDM
    Bruck Assefa Recorded: Nov 26 2018 18 mins
    In a global, data-driven and digital world, standardizing, mastering and leveraging high volumes of master data in an automated process is a strategic and business imperative.
  • How to break into the first page of the SERPs
    How to break into the first page of the SERPs
    Ryan Roberts, Search & Data Lead, Zazzle Media Recorded: Nov 21 2018 42 mins
    The webinar will look how to push your brand into those all important top spots. We’ll be coaching you on how to audit content effectively to identify weak areas, page structure and improving your internal linking. It aims to prove that your on-page targeting game can influence rankings just as well as backlinks and outreach.

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    This webinar is one of a series focused on 'Mapping out your digital strategy for 2019'

    On Wednesday 21st November, award winning teams from digital agencies Reprise, Stickyeyes and Zazzle Media are running a day of webinars to share their insight and learnings from creating world-class digital experiences in 2018.

    Whether you’re interested in crucial SEO developments and content concepts to ensure you’re front of mind with your customers or, emerging tech or trends to tackle to make sure you can steal a march on your competitors, join any or all of our sessions and take away a list of actionable advice to ensure you hit 2019 running.

    You’ll only be required to sign up once and every session will be available to view online, either live or on demand.

    https://www.brighttalk.com/channel/16065/straight-talking-digital-marketing
  • Understanding the voice ecosystem, and why it matters to you
    Understanding the voice ecosystem, and why it matters to you
    Jorge Seeliger, Head of Innovation, Reprise Digital Recorded: Nov 21 2018 42 mins
    What do brands need to do to deliver connected customer experiences that generate a return on investment?

    Voice search devices are working their way into more homes and more devices, so it has never been more important to understand the voice search ecosystem and the opportunities that they present.

    This session will discuss how and why voice is emerging as an important communications channels, where voice can go from here, and what you need to do to deliver connected customer experiences that generate a return on investment.

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    This webinar is one of a series focused on 'Mapping out your digital strategy for 2019'

    On Wednesday 21st November, award winning teams from digital agencies Reprise, Stickyeyes and Zazzle Media are running a day of webinars to share their insight and learnings from creating world-class digital experiences in 2018.

    Whether you’re interested in crucial SEO developments and content concepts to ensure you’re front of mind with your customers or, emerging tech or trends to tackle to make sure you can steal a march on your competitors, join any or all of our sessions and take away a list of actionable advice to ensure you hit 2019 running.

    You’ll only be required to sign up once and every session will be available to view online, either live or on demand.

    https://www.brighttalk.com/channel/16065/straight-talking-digital-marketing
  • Remix Your Content: How to find endless inspiration from your same old stuff
    Remix Your Content: How to find endless inspiration from your same old stuff
    Tamsen Webster, Chief Idea Whisperer @ The Red Thread Dec 18 2018 5:00 pm UTC 33 mins
    Admit it: sometimes even you get bored with your company's content. After all, there's a limit to how many ways you can say the same thing to the same people. Or is there? As it turns out, the answer doesn't lie in figuring out ways to reuse and recycle your content. It lies in understanding how to re-mix your content around the ideas that matter most—to you and to your customers. In this highly interactive workshop session, Tamsen will show you how to do just that.
  • Break the chains of legacy virtualization
    Break the chains of legacy virtualization
    Bhavani Yellapragada, AVP of DevOps, Nasdaq Dec 19 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    IT leaders look to technology as a business differentiator and rely on it to foster innovation. Enterprises have discovered that hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) can be the foundation of a modern, cloud-like datacenter. But don’t stop there — going beyond HCI delivers more savings, increases IT agility, and supports multi-cloud goals when you add virtualization as an integral part of your stack.

    How do you harness the power of HCI and virtualization? Sure, there are a wide variety of tools on the market, but choosing the wrong HCI platform could limit your options in how you operate your datacenter or could impede cloud goals — including those associated with virtualization.

    To learn more about the power of HCI and virtualization, how virtualization can remove complexity and increase efficiency, and how to choose the right HCI tool, don’t miss this VB live event!

    Registration is free.

    Attend and learn:
    * How virtualization platform options on the market compare
    * Why to consider changing virtualization solutions
    * How to choose the right virtualization solution
    * How to save thousands in virtualization licensing costs

    Speakers:
    * Bhavani Yellapragada, AVP of DevOps, Nasdaq
    * Mike Wronski, Principal Marketing Manager, Nutanix
    * Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-Large, VentureBeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Nutanix
  • Creating Customer-Centric Experiences Through Data
    Creating Customer-Centric Experiences Through Data
    Chris Slovak, VP Global Solutions Consulting Dec 19 2018 6:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Business models are fundamentally changing based on the experiences consumers are having with brands. And this disruption is driven by data -- the language of those relationships. Organizations are now understanding the power in data to guide an experience and understand what consumers are telling them.

    Join us to learn how to create exceptional customer experiences through data. During this webinar, we’ll discuss:

    - 5 factors that are changing a customers experience

    - How data plays a critical role in creating engaging and meaningful moments

    - 5 mandates for adjusting to the evolving expectations of customers

    - And so much more!
  • How to Make Your Business a Customer Magnet
    How to Make Your Business a Customer Magnet
    Peter Strohkorb Dec 19 2018 9:00 pm UTC 59 mins
    If you are a B2B business owner or run a B2B business and want sustainable sales growth then this is a must-see webinar for you!

    Peter Strohkorb, international expert on customer centricity in sales and marketing (smarketing) outlines the ten customer touch points that will make or break your business.
  • Sell More & Faster: B2B Sales Acceleration Techniques you can use right now!
    Sell More & Faster: B2B Sales Acceleration Techniques you can use right now!
    Peter Strohkorb Jan 9 2019 8:30 pm UTC 49 mins
    This webinar is ideal for B2B Business Owners, Salespeople and Sales Leaders who want to quickly fill their sales pipeline and accelerate their sales results with field-proven techniques.

    Secure your attendance now!
  • Tech Comm Trends: Providing Value as a Generalist in a Sea of Specialists
    Tech Comm Trends: Providing Value as a Generalist in a Sea of Specialists
    Tom Johnson Jan 15 2019 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Trends in technical communication can be hard to decipher, even when looking at data. But one underlying trend is that technology seems to be getting more specialized and complex. This trend toward specialization is driving up the value of technical knowledge, making it more prized than writing skills. At the same time, writers are often wearing multiple hats as they work on a variety of generalist writing tasks and a diversity of technical projects. The requirement to be both specialist and generalist makes tech comm a particularly challenging field to navigate.

    Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and his special guest, Tom Johnson, for this free one-hour webinar. Tom will talk about the growing complexity in the technology landscape that is ratcheting up the importance of technical knowledge in organizations, and overshadowing writing skills. Creating documentation is becoming more of a collaborative effort with engineers due to the increasing level of complexity and specialization in the technology landscape.Specialized knowledge about writing and language doesn't seem to have as much weight in the workplace as technical knowledge. Join Scott and Tom for a lively discussion about these recent trends in tech comm.


    ABOUT TOM JOHNSON

    Tom Johnson is a senior technical writer for Amazon in Sunnyvale, California, who is best known for his blog “I’d Rather Be Writing,” on technical communication topics. The blog has one of the largest followings of technical communicators online. Additionally, Tom has created an extensive web API documentation course (http:/idratherbewriting.com/learnapidoc) that has helped hundreds of technical writers transition into API documentation. Lately, he has been working on a series of essays around information design (http://idratherbewriting.com/simplifying-complexity) for simplifying complexity. Tom has given more than 90 presentations over the past decade at various technical communication events.
  • Principles, Not Prescriptions: The Coming of Age of ContentOps
    Principles, Not Prescriptions: The Coming of Age of ContentOps
    Rahel Anne Bailie, Chief Knowledge Officer at Scroll Jan 15 2019 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Content operations, ContentOps for short, has been around for a long time, though the average practitioner would be hard-pressed to define it. Yet to deliver content at scale, organizations must disrupt their overhead-intensive processes. The time is ripe to replace outdated production methods with streamlined operational models.

    Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and his special guest, Rahel Anne Bailie, Chief Knowledge Officer at Scroll UK for this free, one-hour webinar. Come learn why ContentOps is a necessary companion to DevOps and DesignOps, why organizations have been slow to adopt ContentOp, and how to move towards a ContentOps by rejecting prescriptive measures and instead identifying and applying principles.

    ABOUT RAHEL ANNE BAILIE

    Rahel Anne Bailie is Chief Knowledge Officer at Scroll, an STC Fellow, an industry author, and a results-driven content strategist. She has a strong track record of developing successful digital content projects, tackling the complexities of managing content for clients globally. Her strength is diagnostics: calculating how to use content to deliver compelling experiences.
  • Bridging MarTech and AdTech: DMP, DSPs and CDP Best Practice for Digital Markete
    Bridging MarTech and AdTech: DMP, DSPs and CDP Best Practice for Digital Markete
    Erik Archer Smith, Marketing Director of ABM, Henry Li, Director of Business Development Jan 17 2019 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In the last 10 years the digital advertising space exploded with the growth of DMPs and DSPs, giving digital marketers new ways to find and attract audiences. In the last few years, the market has shifted again with the introduction of CDPs giving marketers a new and powerful tool to augment and supercharge existing services. This webinar will walk you through what each service does, when you should consider using it, and best practices for combining them together.

    This Webinar Will Cover:
    - DMPs, DSPs and CDPs definitions and use cases
    - How to leverage/enrich 1st party data inside existing martech and adtech
    - Security and ensuring you maintain customer privacy and ethical use of data
  • Using Global Content Operating Models to Deliver Exceptional Digital Experiences
    Using Global Content Operating Models to Deliver Exceptional Digital Experiences
    Val Swisher - Content Rules, Inc. and Philip Delaney - SDL Jan 17 2019 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Companies need a global content operating model (GCOM) to address the growing complexities of the content supply chain in order to deliver multilingual digital experiences.

    In this session we will walk you through the GCOM and detail how you can optimize your source content to make it global-ready: easier, cheaper and faster to translate, with better translation results.

    We will also discuss the translation and content management technologies that help enable GCOM and why they are necessary, and the phases of GCOM maturity where we see these technologies appear. And finally, the role artificial intelligence (AI) is playing in helping augment these technologies.

    Takeaways from this webinar:

    * Attendees will learn how to make their source content global-ready

    * Understand the technologies used to deliver exceptional multilingual digital experiences

    * See how AI is helping shape the digital landscape
  • The Power of Case Studies: How to Build Credibility, Trust, and Influence
    The Power of Case Studies: How to Build Credibility, Trust, and Influence
    Deborah Monfette Jan 17 2019 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Proving the success of your B2B products and services is the typical goal and focus of a case study. It’s been used for decades. But times have changed as B2B buyers self-educate and self-select. They anticipate case studies can help them get the information they need to make purchasing decisions.

    Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and his special guest, Deborah Monfette, Chief Content Writer and Strategist at Contenttriggers LLC, for this free one-hour webinar. In this webinar, Deborah will discuss four major things B2B buyers expect from companies in their search. You’ll learn 3 tips captured from 10 hands-on technology experts. These tips will help you give buyers what they expect and build more credibility, trust, and influence with your case studies even if you’re limited in what you can tell.

    Tip #1 — This key ingredient, often missing, can derail the credibility of your case study.
    Tip #2 — A critical strategy you must implement to build your buyer’s confidence and trust.
    Tip #3 — How to be the go-to resource and help buyers find relevant case studies.

    ABOUT DEB MONFETTE

    Deborah Monfette works with B2B technology companies to create engaging content that helps people see the possibilities for change and solve problems. She is the chief content writer, strategist, and founder at Contenttriggers LLC. Her experience spans over 20 years in high tech where she’s worked directly with customers in dozens of beta programs, conducted over 1000 sales and product demonstrations, and worked in support and training to solve problems and build customer loyalty. Her recipe for content success is a combination of her love for customer experience, creative thinking, storytelling, great design, and simplifying complex ideas.
  • Let's Talk Cybersecurity
    Let's Talk Cybersecurity
    Scott Abel, Tonie Flores, M.K. Palmore, and Keyaan Williams Mar 12 2019 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    All systems have weaknesses – places where a determined attacker has the potential to breach security and either disrupt your organization or steal your data. Defending your organization and its digital assets starts with understanding your vulnerabilities. Therefore, cybersecurity planning must begin with a solid understanding of the places where your systems, processes, and staff are vulnerable to attack.

    The single weakest part of any system is the people who use it. People are vulnerable to a wide range of exploits, including social engineering attacks such as phishing, which attempt to fool people into revealing passwords or other sensitive information, to insider threats, where employees take advantage of their position to breach security.

    Some of the highest profile security breaches, including the hacking of email messages from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during the 2016 US elections, have happened because users were fooled by a spear phishing attack – an attack that uses a personalized email message to lure a reader into revealing login information or clicking on a link to malware. Once the hackers gained access to the DNC system, they were able to install tools that allowed them to retrieve email messages and other data.

    Cyberattacks can come from software, hardware, and people. Business professionals must defend against attacks from all of these sources. Although it may seem out of your control, you are not helpless against cyberattacks. There are things you can do to help protect your digital assets.

    Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, for a discussion about cybersecurity with Toni Flores, editor of “The Language of Cybersecurity," M.K. Palmore, Senior Federal Law Enforcement Executive for the FBI, and cyberdefense specialist, Keyaan Williams of Cyber Leadership and Strategy Solutions, LLC. We’ll discuss the current state of cyber warfare and help you understand a variety of vulnerabilities, exploits, defenses and controls.