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  • Not long ago, pushing a button and immediately receiving your product seemed the stuff of futuristic movies with the likes of time travel and hover cars. While we’re still waiting on the latter, the On-Demand Economy has made (almost) immediate delivery a reality.

    Companies like Uber, Airbnb, Postmates, and more, have disrupted their respective industries by creating solutions to meet the unstoppable demand from consumers to have what they want, when they want it – and that usually means right now.

    By putting control over delivery into the hands of the consumer (i.e. do you want it now, or at a specified later time?), companies are allowing them to interact with products and services truly on their terms. This requires a deep understanding of consumer behavior and expectations, as well as the tools, payment options and customer experience to drive on-demand loyalty.

    Join us for a conversation on the on-demand economy, and how it's changing the future, and the present, of commerce.

    In this webinar, you'll:

    * Get insights into the changing consumer landscape

    * Learn how successful on-demand companies are effectively addressing customer needs

    * Enhance customer experience and offer better deals

    * Change the relationship between your customer and the business

    * Terry Angelos, Co-Founder and CEO, Trialpay
    * Jared Simon, Co-Founder and COO, Hotel Tonight
    * Sean Behr, CEO, Zirx
    * David Frankel, Managing partner, Founder Collective

    Sponsored by Trialpay
  • Most marketing campaigns are developed around guesswork. The brand or agency in question makes broad assumptions about audiences and their behaviors because qualitative market research is often cost prohibitive. But thanks to social technologies, every marketer now has access to cost effective consumer research - that of online conversations - that can uncover the important insights that drive your customers to engage and even purchase.

    In this exploration of social listening and monitoring techniques, Jason Falls will explain the difference in monitoring versus listening, show examples of insights gained by analyzing online conversations and illustrate how you, too, can take the guesswork out of digital and even broad scale marketing campaigns.
  • 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. Combined with 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, chief marketing officers are constantly being challenged to fortify their positions, expand authority and assert ownership of critical leadership roles in their organizations.

    Along with trying to establish themselves in the C-Suite, global marketers are also facing an increasingly complex, distributed and digitally driven marketing ecosystem. With unmeasured pressure to better integrate and manage data, best of breed solutions, creative resources, brand assets and go-to-market functions, they are also called on to collaborate on an unprecedented level with CFOs, CIOs and COOs as well.

    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 transform.

    Please join the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council in a live, one-hour, interactive webinar as we discuss our upcoming CMO Summit in Napa and how the role of the CMO must be reshaped in order for the CMO to rise as a true business leader.

    Some of the broad areas we will explore include:

    •The biggest shifts in the CMO role during the past five years
    •What has most impacted the CMO role: talent, technology or transformation of the business and the customer?
  • Technology has changed the game for small businesses. For decades, being “the little guy” has been a disadvantage, but not anymore. The right technology can turn an SMB from a niche player in an industry to a major threat to established enterprise players.

    Join us for a special webinar featuring Canada-based EXOCLOUD to learn how they’ve quickly grown their business by finding, winning, and keeping more customers with Salesforce.

    Learn how one of Canada’s fastest growing small businesses:

    · Developed a repeatable, winning sales process that grew revenue by 258%
    · Created a complete 360-degree customer view
    · Brought in 79% more qualified sales leads
    · Resolved customer issues 75% faster
  • Editorial VB Insight webinar sponsored by Boomtrain

    Do you create the most relevant messages and experience possible for your customers? How's your accuracy?

    Or do they see generalized messages and offers that may be completely different depending on whether they engage with your company via ads, email, website, or your mobile app?

    Consumers are tuning out noise — unsubscribing from email, turning off notifications, blocking ads — and are increasingly expecting and engaging with personalized content. What's more, they're incredibly intolerant of mistakes and errors -- a recent study found that upon finding an error in personalized messaging, 16% would consider a competitor's business and 13% would immediately abandon the transaction all together. Yikes.

    In short, personalization is critical to the success of modern marketers, yet few are doing a good job today -- and are hemorrhaging customers without even realizing it.

    We'll help you not only understand who customers are, and how to personalize their experiences. By attending this webinar you'll:

    •Learn how to collect the right customer identity data
    •Benchmark according to what your peers are doing today
    •Objectives most commonly associated with personalization
    •Best practices for engaging customers across channels
    •Where in the funnel personalization can help most

    Andrew Jones, analyst, VB Insight, VentureBeat
    Cate Twohill, Senior director and managing partner of CRM services, WGBH, Boston
    Brian Witlin, COO, Yummly
    Wendy Schuchart, moderator, VentureBeat

    Check out VB Insight to access Andrew's Personalization research, and to access the latest research on Marketing Technology: http://insight.venturebeat.com
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • These days, marketing is under big time pressure to perform. With budgets rapidly shifting to the CMO, the demand for marketing to prove its value to the business is only going up.

    Smart organizations are using data science to capture and disseminate this insight. 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.

    Advanced analytics and data science, when used the right way, can result in better allocated budgets and a more accurate measure of marketing performance — which can mean better, smarter marketing overall.

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

    Attendees will:

    * Learn about the different types of advanced analysis most commonly used today and how they impact marketing (segmentation, multi-variate testing, marketing-mix modeling, etc.)

    *Learn about attribution, and the most common models used that aren’t last touch.

    * Gain guidance on how top companies are investing in data talent, and best practices for building a data-focused marketing team

    Jon Cifuentes, Insight analyst, VentureBeat
    Steven Rosenblatt, CRO, Foursquare
    David Giannetto, SVP Services, Astea International
    Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat

    More panelists to be announced

    This editorial webinar will be based on the data uncovered in Cifuentes' latest research report "State of Marketing Analytics: Insights in the Age of the Customer"


    Check out VB Insight to access Jon's marketing analytics report, and to access the latest research on Marketing Technology:

  • Brandify and immr have identified twelve levers that drive marketing and customer engagement, including location, context, intent, personalization, response and more. This holiday season, don't get tripped up by shortcomings across these key conversion tools. This webinar will provide tactical tips for setting or updating your holiday retail marketing plan.
  • What will marketers be tackling next year? Salesforce shows you why and how marketers can tackle the world of IoT and managing the customer journey across channels, at scale and integrated with sales and service experiences.

    Join a lively debate with Jeremy Waite, Head of Digital Strategy, Salesforce and Tom Smith, Product Marketing, Salesforce and see demos with examples showing Mattel and others' real life digital customer journeys and how you can manage yours with Salesforce marketing cloud.
  • Sponsored by Leanplum

    What do 86% of marketers know about mobile marketing automation (MMA)? They know that it works. Specifically, they know that mobile marketing automation increases engagement, retention and revenue. But the scary thing is that some marketers see almost no result and others see an actual negative impact from their efforts. So what are they missing? It's simple -- until it isn't.

    Even in the same company, we've seen one automated action see practically no result, while a slight tweak can see an increase in 46% conversion? That's some big numbers -- and a big paradigm shift.

    We're going to go deep into mobile marketing automation -- and seeing how one tiny adjustment can make all the difference.

    In this webinar, you'll

    * Learn how to increase your effectiveness and your MMA ROI
    * Better target those whales with strategic focused actions via mobile
    * Avoid costly mistakes by buying a luxury solution that looks pretty on the shelf but doesn't do a lot of good in the trenches.


    Stewart Rogers, Director of marketing technology, VentureBeat
    Marissa Tarleton, CMO, RetailMeNot
    Wendy Schuchart, Analyst, VentureBeat

    Check out VB Insight to access the latest research on Marketing Technology: http://insight.venturebeat.com
  • Sponsored by Kahuna

    Consumer behavior is evolving. As a consequence, so must marketing. The heart of marketing is about making a connection with people, engaging with them, and creating mutually beneficial value. Traditional and even digital media have been used to broadcast messages to mass audiences, but today’s consumer expects to be treated as an individual. While brands are investing heavily in paid and social media, they risk building communities on platforms they don’t control. Successful brands are using owned communication channels -- push, email and in-app messaging -- as a bridge between paid marketing and high value, long term customers.

    In this session, Michael Becker, Managing Partner at mCordis, and Doug Roberge, Strategic Services Consultant at Kahuna, will explain how paid and owned communications can be used in tandem to connect, communicate, and generate commerce from consumers on an individual basis by first learning to understand and engage them, then automating and optimizing the process to scale.

    In this webinar, you’ll:
    * Balance the advertising (paid) and direct (owned) marketing in your overall marketing mix
    * Enhance your paid and owned media and connect with individuals
    * Learn how communication automation reduces engagement friction and opens the door for a rich dialog
    * Anticipate the consumer demand for individualized messages and how that impacts engagement and commerce

    Register today! If you can't attend live, registering ensures you'll receive on-demand access, so secure your seat today!

    Michael Becker, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, mCordis
    Doug Roberge, Strategic Services Consultant, Kahuna
    Mark Sullivan, Writer, VentureBeat
    Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • Sponsored by TUNE

    There's no point in acquiring users if you're not going to engage them.

    By the end of this year, brands and publishers will have spent $70 billion on mobile ads. The inevitable result? The cost of mobile user acquisition is skyrocketing, hitting the high $3 and $4 range this year on average, but jumping to easily $15 to $20 for apps in hot, lucrative spaces.

    That’s why we’re saying user engagement is the new user acquisition.

    Almost 70% of users you acquire do NOT become long-term loyal users, players, or customers. Bringing that number down could halve or massively reduce your average cost of acquisition per user.

    How do you do that?
    What do you do?
    What do you NOT do?
    What results are possible when you engage better?

    There might be no one on the planet who has studied this space as much as VentureBeat's former VP of Research, John Koetsier. He's going to sit down with some chief marketing officers who are leading in the mobile engagement -- and we're also going to talk to the chief marketing officer from Playboy Media, a venerable publishing titan that has been around longer than than many marketers have been alive.

    In this webinar, you'll

    * Hear the mobile strategies that top tier B2C companies are using to engage consumers.
    * Discover the mistakes some marketers make in measuring mobile engagement.
    * Achieve the sweet balance between mobile customer engagement and user acquisition.
    * Get top notch industry survey results from VB Insight's latest mobile report.

    John Koetsier, Mobile Economist, TUNE
    Robin Zucker, SVP Marketing, Digital Research, Playboy Media
    Jason Allen, VP, Multichannel, GameStop
  • Is there any device more personal than the mobile phones consumers keep glued to themselves 24/7? It tracks where they go, when they go, and often, how long they stay there. They visit city parks and day care centers regularly? Chances are they’re a mom (or dad). They go to concert venues and trendy cafés? While they may or may not be a hipster, they’re probably a millennial.

    Not to mention all that content on their phones. The apps they download. The podcasts they listen to. The searches they perform.

    Personalization takes a giant leap when applied to mobile, and mobile marketing automation is essential to any marketer trying to reap its sweet rewards. It’s the only way to action all that data and turn it into meaningful mobile interactions.

    But what exactly do you need? And what’s the full potential? After all, you can’t act on what you don’t know.

    In this webinar, we’ll share how mobile unlocks the biggest gateway to personalization yet. You’ll hear how leading-edge companies today are turning the data from our GPS-enabled devices into profitable insights. And you’ll learn the best tools to get there.

    What you’ll learn:

    * How to use mobile devices to zero in on those tough customers
    * Get insight on VB Insight's latest personalization research
    * Hear tips from the top experts in personalization and mobile presence.


    John Koetsier, Mobile Economist, VentureBeat
    Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
    Jesse Grittner, Senior Director, Loyalty, Strategy and Analytics, Aimia

    Check out VB Insight to access Andrew's personalization report, and to access the latest research on Marketing Technology: http://insight.venturebeat.com
  • Join Marketing Week and IBM for this bespoke webinar outlining the steps you need to reach true digital marketing optimisation.

    This enlightening webinar with Jo Roberts (Head of Content Marketing - Marketing Week) and Jeremy Bassinder (Executive Partner – FMCG - IBM) highlights the quick wins and long term strategies that form the blueprints you need to maximise your digital strategy.

    In this hour long session Jo and Jeremey will discuss:
    •Creating a digital blueprint
    •Test, test and test again
  • Companies from Sony, to Sephora use communities to stay-in-touch with their customers, keep pulse of the customer experience, innovate, co-create and, above all, improve marketing decision-making. Community members participate in on-site discussions, chat with one-and-other and businesses win by mining valuable consumer feedback, and engaging with customers in a meaningful and ongoing way.

    When surveyed, 56% of marketers report using, and 26% report considering branded community approaches for accessing consumer insight in 2015. Virtually all branded community users report that they receive unprecedented ROI from the communities they use and can’t imagine not having a community on-demand insight.

    Toluna is a leading provider of communities, and we power more than 200 communities for brands that you know and love. We’ll provide you with a sense of how these brands have saved money on their research costs, while obtaining more customer feedback from key target audiences.

    In this Marketing Week webinar, in association with Toluna, you’ll learn how:
    • Companies have made an ROI case for building a community of their own, and results achieved.
    • Communities can be implemented – the way that they can tie in with all aspects of marketing, including social efforts.
    • Case study presentations, brands that have put branded communities to work for them, and how they’re winning by obtaining a significant competitive advantage.
  • Today’s consumers are more savvy and more distracted than ever before; they have learned to ignore the constant marketing noise we as marketers have become guilty of pushing out. The organizations that cut through the noise and deliver relevant, highly engaging user experiences last, while those that don’t are soon forgotten.

    The goal is to provide real value to each one of your users with every communication. If you make each user feel like a person (not a segment), they will keep coming back. Ignore their needs, and they leave. Beyond just personalization, we must individualize every user experience.

    How do you scale individualization to reach every one of your users on a 1:1 level? How do you make sure you consistently provide value to every individual?

    The answer: Machine Learning

    Ask Yourself: “What if you had a marketer for every single one of your customers who knew their behaviors, product preferences, and types of topics they loved most?” Sounds impossible, unless you only have a handful of customers.

    Machine learning makes this possible, at incredible scale. When you look at Facebook, Netflix, and Amazon, they solved the same problems with powerful machine learning. That same technology used to be locked up or “out-of-reach” for the majority. That has now changed.

    In this webinar, you will learn:
    * How modern marketers have already started implementing the same powerful machine learning being used by Facebook and Amazon.
    * How companies like The Next Web have found success in repeatedly maximizing engagement through 1:1.
    * What types of insights that machine learning will surface for you faster and with greater accuracy than previously available.

    Featured speakers:
    Andrew Jones, VB Insight Analyst, VentureBeat
    Tom Davis, Chief Marketing Officer at Forbes Media
    Martijn Scheijbeler, Growth, SEO & Analytics at The Next Web
    Bob Colner, Director of Analytics at Boomtrain
  • Oct 21, 2015
    10 am PST/ 1 pm EST

    How do you get the best mobile users? That's a question thousands of app publishers ask themselves daily. We have the answer.

    If you build the best app in the world, it's going to be wasted if no one ever finds it. But there is a virtual sea of mobile apps out there, each clamoring for the attention of those top users -- the ones with the great attention spans or the deepest pockets. Most consumers will only tolerate so many apps on their phone -- that means yours has to really count. Mobile ad spending doubled last year and top apps are spending anywhere from $4 to $30 per user for fresh users.

    VB Insight took a hard look at mobile user acquisition -- the major players, the best strategies and the top user acquisition companies. We surveyed 731 mobile developers with over a billion users among them. We also studied data summarizing the results of almost 14 billion mobile ads, and talked to leading user acquisition experts. And now John Koetsier is going to give a first look at the data -- for free. We'll also talk to two experts in the field of mobile user acquisition and get their real world take on a very tempestuous arena. Your mobile strategy can't afford to wait another day -- don't miss this vital information and free interactive web roundtable.

    This webinar will be based on John Koetsier’s VB Insight report "Mobile User Acquisition: How top publishers get the best users for less money", which was published Sept 10, 2015. This is independent analysis and vendors did not have any influence on the outcome of this report.

    John Koetsier, VP Research, VentureBeat
    Rob Singer, CMO, Ancestry
    Robin Joy, VP, Web and Mobile Business, Docusign

    Check out VB Insight to access John's Mobile User Acquisition report, and to access the latest research on Marketing Technology: http://insight.venturebeat.com
  • Why Experience is the New Channel for Advertisers

    The online adtech ecosystem is in the middle of a fundamental shift in the way it conducts user targeting. With the amount of user intelligence and precision location technology capabilities available today, combined with an audience that is increasingly more receptive to relevant messaging, advertisers need to have a plan. What’s the most plausible way to successfully transition from the “okay” strategy of today to the advanced targeting of tomorrow?

    Join us as we take a deeper dive into understanding the complete view of location and how you can use context to take your audience targeting to the next level.

    In this webinar, you'll:

    * Get new insight into the adtech ecosystem's current migration in user targeting.
    * Hear new strategies for planning relevant messaging to target your ideal customer.
    * Learn how user intelligence and precision location targeting is the key to build a robust marketing strategy.

    Stewart Rogers, director of marketing technology, VentureBeat
    Jim Crowley, CEO, Skyhook
    Mike Schneider, VP of Marketing, Skyhook

    Register today for this live interactive roundtable discussion.
  • Blockchain technology is set to have a big impact on many sectors as it securely and quickly enables peer to peer transactions, records and confirms identity and much more.

    You may be an advocate, or a cautious observer. But quite possibly you may not have really heard of it at all.

    In this webinar Blockchain-Events.com interviews Sian Jones of COINsult. We explore why it is important for all senior executives to understand the emergence of Blockchain technology; and highlight some of the key considerations you need to form an opinion on in advance of the industry and internal discussions you will soon face.
  • Sponsored by Bloc

    The tech boom has resulted in an insatiable appetite for qualified web developers. Programming skills have become the golden ticket to accessing high impact, high paying jobs. Coding bootcamps offer a compelling value proposition - highly immersive, project led curricula focused on training students with the skills needed to land a job as a junior developer. We'll discuss online, one-on-one mentor led programs, as well as our career support. We'll also answer your burning questions for how you can start your lucrative career in tech.

    In this webinar, you'll

    * Gain insight into what skills you'll need to get ahead in the tech field
    * Learn how to leverage your great idea into the next billion dollar project
    * Research the next step for your future in coding, whether you want to build apps, games or mobile-driven on-demand services.

    Register today!

    Dave Paola, Cofounder & CTO, Bloc
    Prasid Pathak, Director of Marketing, Bloc

    Moderator: Wendy Schuchart, analyst, VentureBeat
  • Just about every marketer is faced with the impact of digital technologies that are changing consumer habits and shifting the way we work.

    So how can you equip yourself to deal with this accelerating pace of change? And what strategies can you adopt to drive meaningful and continuous change?

    Join Econsultancy, Marketing Week’s sister brand, for a session covering the core areas of digital transformation and how you can address them within your own teams.

    On the agenda:

    •Organisational Structures and Resourcing for your marketing and digital teams
    •Insourcing vs Outsourcing key marketing roles
    •Securing Board Buy-in for digital initiatives
    •The role of agility and Innovation within digital transformation projects
    •Skills of the Modern Marketer
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

    * Microsoft may use your contact information to send you relevant content or offers. You can unsubscribe at any time. View the privacy policy at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement/default.aspx.
  • What are the new techniques you should be thinking about implementing in 2016? Dave will cover examples of innovation in best practices across all the core digital marketing techniques including Content Marketing, Marketing Automation, AdWords, SEO, Social media, Email marketing and website design.
  • Our new benchmarking research takes a look at how the UK marketing community is using email and provides key insights into the challenges and barriers that marketers face. Just 1% are using email to its full potential, leaving the other 99% missing out on significant returns…
  • In the face of digital transformation, marketing leaders must not blindly follow the hype and chase after new technologies. This webinar takes you back to the basics by providing practical tips and design examples (B2B and B2C) of how to identify your biggest marketing problems, map out a digital roadmap aligned with the customer journey, and deliver a consistent desktop and mobile experiences to win.
  • Understand the importance of regularly auditing your AdWords account to ensure it adheres to best practice principles to drive improved growth, performance and efficiency. Plus, we will dig into the trends and considerations for your 2016 paid search strategy.
  • With a backdrop of political turbulence and economic constraints, never has digital been so important for charities to highlight causes and find solutions. This webinar will highlight trends affecting the sector and showcase examples of best practice from the UK and internationally.
  • René, author of the Smart Insights Brilliant B2B Digital Marketing guide, will give examples showing how to choose the best types of content that will be most effective across the experience you create from web to marketing automation and social media.
  • There’s no shortage of predictions and advice for 2016, here are 5 items that consistently surface as THE key issues for digital marketers in 2016
  • Natascha Thomson, CEO, MarketingXLerator, co-author of 42 Rules for B2B Social Media Marketing: Natascha has over 15 years experience in enterprise marketing, and holds two Master’s degrees. She is an Adjunct Instructor for Advanced Social Media at UCSC Extension Silicon Valley.

    Chris Raulf, Founder, Boulder SEO Marketing: Chris' international background makes him one of the few professionals in the industry who truly live and breath international and multilingual search engine optimization on a daily basis.

    Steven Zielke, Founder & CEO of Blappsta: Steven co-hosts "ROCK the BLOG“, one of the largest blogger conferences worldwide, which takes place in Germany.

    Michael Brito, Group Director, WCG: A frequent guest lecturer at various universities including Cal Berkeley, Stanford University, Syracuse University and more.

    Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a must in the digital age, how else can your company and products be discovered by new clients?
    But increased search traffic by itself is not an end goal. It needs to convert into bigger sales and less spending, exactly what you as the CMO are tasked to achieve.

    • Many companies spend a large part of their budgets on PPC. Learn why organic SEO can be a better investment than PPC and how to make it happen.
    • Are you ready for the mobile and App revolution? SEO is no longer limited to website optimization, so how can your organization stay competitive in the inbound marketing race?
    • Why Social Media isn't SEO.
    • International SEO - how can you manage this global challenge?

    This webinar will explain what the modern CMO needs to know about SEO to stay competitive and where SEO fits in the organization.

    Key Take-Aways Include:
    • How to make the most out of SEO for your organization.
    • How to increase sales and decrease cost with SEO.
    • Do you need to have an App?
    • Organic SEO vs. PPC - how should you allocate your budget?
    • Why you can’t forget about customer support when it comes to SEO.
  • There is incredible pressure on marketing to show ROI. At the same time, there are some amazing new technologies and initiatives we are being asked to tackle. How do today’s marketing leaders navigate this and obtain budget for these new projects? Join Trisha Winter, CMO of Amplifinity and a panel of executives to discuss how to get executive buy-in for new marketing projects.

    • Trisha Winter, CMO at Amplifinity (moderator)
    • Jeff Day, CEO at Bluewater Technologies
    • Mitzi Hunter, VP of Marketing at Compuware
    • Ginger Stegmire, VP Global Marketing at Llamasoft
  • Business intelligence becomes marketing intelligence: How data visualization and super-dashboards are helping companies finally understand marketing impact

    Doing marketing in an omnichannel world means the data coming in is uniquely messy. It’s in different formats, with systems naming things differently measuring differently, and reporting differently. It’s a hugely manual effort to reconcile all your data and is at best, daunting, and at worst, a complete disaster.

    In this webinar, you'll:

    *Discover the top platforms marketers are using to measure marketing impact from multiple sources

    *Learn best practices for managing your marketing data and making sense of the chaos

    *Get the secrets of marketing intelligence from today's experts in top companies.

    Jon Cifuentes, research analyst, VentureBeat
    Michael Healey, CEO, Yeoman Technologies
    Susan Fant, University of Alabama, Professor Masters of Marketing Specialization
    Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat

    This discussion will reveal research from Jon Cifuentes' latest VB Insight report, to be released in November 2015.
  • In the mobile-first era, you can reach customers anytime, anywhere. But don’t think that means a spray and pray approach across channels will work. 86% of consumers say personalization plays a role in their purchase decision and 48% say they purchase more when marketers use their interests to personalize across channels.

    Brands who are defaulting to siloed, batch-and-blast email and push marketing strategies are failing to meet these expectations, leading to lower performance, opt-outs and uninstalls.

    Successful brands overcome these challenges by orchestrating a united email and push strategy rooted in deep customer understanding. Once you understand your customer, then -- and only then -- can companies execute a communication strategy that drives customer delight and business value.

    In this webinar, you’ll learn:

    The role of email and push messaging in a cross-channel communication strategy
    The changes in customer behavior that demand a new communication approach
    How to marry your diverse messaging channels to drive great brand experiences
    The results of adopting an integrated approach to customer communications

    Register today for the December 10th webinar, “Not Just A Hook Up: Marrying Your Push & Email Strategies.” Even if you can’t attend live, registering ensures you’ll have on-demand access to the webinar.
  • A large portion of Salesforce customers use Microsoft products on a daily basis. The same is true for Microsoft customers using Salesforce products. Because of that, both companies agreed to a strategic partnership designed to usher in a new era of efficiency and effectiveness.

    The Salesforce and Microsoft partnership is now proud to introduce ten new and powerful integrations that seamlessly combine the vast resources of the top CRM and productivity app, allowing you to work with more efficiency, intelligence, and collaboration.

    Join us to hear from one of our successful customers, who will share their own Salesforce success story. The webinar will also feature product experts, a product demo and a chance for you to ask your questions live.
  • According to a recent CMO Council study, the ability to achieve a truly personalized, enriched and highly relevant digital experience has been challenged by data availability and aggregation—and more specifically, getting to the right intelligence that can be learned from this wealth of data. “Brand Attraction From Enriched Interaction,” a report completed in partnership with IBM, reveals that only 21 percent of corporate marketers believe they are doing a very good job of captivating and engaging their audiences while only 19 percent feel they are doing a good job of creating campaigns that reach and resonate with their diverse and complex customer bases.

    But just as customers keep evolving their own expectations for experience, service and engagement from the brands they choose to do business with, global trends and technology evolutions also threaten to drive the ability to exceed customer expectations further and further out of marketing’s reach. This digital disruption that is being powered by the customer requires each marketer to look forward to spot key trends that are on the horizon so that organizations can start laying a solid foundation to enable the rapid advancement of the digital agenda.

    Join the CMO Council, in partnership with IBM Digital Experience, as we explore the opportunities, requirements, challenges and strategies needed to stay ahead of the curve and take optimal advantage of the key experience trends and transformations shaking up marketing in the coming year. Among the issues to be discussed in the interactive hour-long webcast:

    •Marketing’s reaction to how key tech trends will impact operations and business
    •Insights into where, how and why these technology trends will change how our customers choose to engage—and who customers will turn to for new experiences
    •Best practices in leveraging and integrating these technology trends, from APIs to capitalizing on the Internet of things
  • Every single day, the world's internet users spend well over 150,000 aggregated years reading, watching, clicking, liking, and commenting on digital content on the two global superpowers of digital content's sites: Facebook, and Google's YouTube. And every single day, more and more of the world's $600 billion advertising spend moves from TV and other legacy media to digital.

    Cue WWIII.

    One of the hottest battlegrounds is digital video. Mobile video advertising has jumped 5X in past months, and video offers the clearest path for TV's $172.5 billion in ad spend to go digital. Facebook's been staking a claim here, and media outlets have been proclaiming Google's demise.

    We'll dig into the findings of John Koetsier's latest VB Insight report and investigate actionable strategies for today's video marketer. We're also going to talk to hot video-based marketing leaders about what works for them in their own video content -- and their biggest tips for avoiding pitfalls and costly mistakes.

    In this webinar, you'll:

    *Learn where the youth and millennial markets are watching their video content
    * Focus your marketing strategy on the right platform for your niche
    * Get contextual and in-depth data to make informed decisions about your video platform today... and tomorrow
    * Monetize your content the right way... once and for all.

    Register today for this interactive marketing executive roundtable. You don't want to miss this one!

    *John Koetsier, Mobile Economist, TUNE
    *Andrew Paradise, CEO and Founder, Skillz
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat

    This webinar is based on John Koetsier's October 2015 report.

    Check out VB Insight to access John's "FB versus GOOG" report, and to access the latest research on Marketing Technology: http://insight.venturebeat.com
  • What separates mobile innovators from firms ticking the mobile box? It’s simple: ongoing customer engagement. The first key is getting customers to opt-in to notifications. On average, they are four times more engaged with apps and retained at double the rate of opt-out users. Urban Airship recently compiled the industry’s largest study of opt-in rates and trends to provide benchmarks across 15 different industries.

    In this Marketing Week webinar join Alyssa Merrit, head of strategic consulting at Urban Airship, and Neel Banerjee, senior product manager at Urban Airship, to learn if you are ahead, behind or (shudder) simply average in this webinar that will address key questions:

    • How do my engagement rates compare to peers?
    • What’s the difference between average and top performers?
    • Are notification opt-in rates remaining steady?
    • What are the top 10 tips to improve opt-in rates?
  • If you've ever seen a picture of Taylor Swift or Jon Hamm in a magazine, you'll know the outfit they are wearing wearing probably cost in the region of $1-10k. You really, really want to look like Taylor Swift or Jon Hamm, but that's a bit out of your price range. Fortunately, the magazine has your back, and tells you how to buy (almost) the same looks for under $100.

    We thought it was high time someone did that, but with marketing technology.

    In this webinar, we'll tell you which marketing technologies are most popular among the Fortune 500s of this world, and then explain how to "get the look" for considerably less. Sometimes free.

    By attending this webinar, you'll:

    * Find out which marketing technologies have the most 'enterprise-class' users
    * Discover free or cheap alternatives to start using today
    * Learn the limitations of those more cost-effective solutions
    * Get the scoop on the up-and-coming products making waves

    Tune in, and we'll show you how to get Saks Fifth Avenue products for an Old Navy price.

    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Research, VentureBeat
    * Sean Moeller, Founder and CEO, Daytrotter
    * Amber Whiteman, VP Client Services, Metia
    * Wendy Schuchart, Analyst, VentureBeat

    This webinar will be an early look at Stewart Rogers' VB Insight report in early January 2016.

    Sponsored by SalesFusion

    Check out VB Insight to access Stewart's Marketing Technology report, and to access the latest research on Marketing Technology: http://insight.venturebeat.com
  • Attracting great talent and keeping employees engaged is getting tougher by the day. At Salesforce, we're using culture plus technology to transform employee engagement and win the war for talent. In this webinar, Jody Kohner, VP Employee Marketing & Engagement, and Jennifer Johnston, Sr. Dir. Global Employer Branding, will:

    • Explore the importance of employee engagement in today's climate
    • Walk you through our four step approach to building culture
    • Show you how we use the Salesforce Customer Success Platform for Employee Success

    You will walk away with actionable ideas you can start using to start transforming employee engagement at your company to win the war for talent today.
  • Regardless of your company size or industry, it’s critical that your business stays ahead of the competition. That’s why it’s more important than ever for sales teams to arm themselves with the tools they need to reach the right prospects at the right time. And even more than that, with the right message.

    Enter Salesforce Engage. Join us as we explore how this powerful tool can help tailor every prospect interaction, streamline your selling workflows, and enable sales to own their own pipeline. During this 30-minute webinar, you’ll learn how Salesforce Engage can help you:

    - be first into every deal
    - make every interaction relevant and personal
    - put time back into your day, so that you’re productive no matter where you are
  • Once the domain of early adopters, more organizations are buying into mobile apps and seeking ways to monetize their investments. More players adds up to more expensive ads, and mobile ad revenue is expected to have a 26.5% CAGR by 2020, according to BI Intelligence's "US Digital Media Ad Spend Report." In addition, mobile ad search is predicted to increase 25.2%, while traditional ad spend basically stays flat.
    Programmatic transactions – where marketers purchase ads via computerized algorithms – also grew fast, making up most U.S. digital ad spending this year, BI Intelligence says.
    As a marketing pro who's increasingly pay more for a tool your competitors are probably using to reach prospects and customers, it's really critical you've got the best, most accurate mobile ad strategy and that your investment is working optimally. That's why we've gathered some top experts for this webinar, during which they'll share insight into how you can:

    * Determine the ROI of your mobile app investments
    * Partner with software developers to create innovative, multi-platform apps
    * Leverage programmatic transactions with analytics
    * Incorporate insight from social media, public data, and in-house information to create more complete customer profiles
    *Expand into mobile ad search.

    * Jon Cifuentes, Analyst, VB Insight
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
    More speakers to be announced

    Mobile app advertising is no longer a trade secret. Knowing what to do and knowing how to do it well (and cost-effectively) can be worlds apart. Join us at 1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific, to claim your edge.

    Check out VB Insight to access the Mobile Ad Network report, and to access the latest research on Marketing Technology: http://insight.venturebeat.com
  • You wouldn't order a grinder in New York any more than you'd request a sub in Boston. Residents of both states might understand your sandwich order, but using the wrong lingo is a surefire way to discourage customers from clicking on your mobile app.

    Cross outside the U.S. borders and the need to use local language, including slang, only increases; get something translated incorrectly and it could be illegible, incorrect, or offensive. If businesses don't work with regional experts or truly know a nation's preferences they come across as arrogant, uninformed, or both. Words, though, paint only half the picture. Equally important: Cultural innuendos, monetization differences, and personalization expectations vary in each nation and region, and marketers should tailor their messages accordingly.

    The VentureBeat Insight webinar, "How to Spell Success Everywhere in the World," discusses the steps marketing pros can take to build an international message that cements their brand while tailoring it to specific regions.

    Marketing professionals will learn how to:

    • Increase sales, loyalty, and engagement through localization and translation

    • Think globally for campaign creation

    • Partner with in-market experts for enhanced effectiveness

    • Prepare your brand for an international reputation

    • Capture, use, and analyze metrics from around the globe

    • Empower customer's experiences through localized storytelling

    Join VentureBeat Insight at 10 a.m. Pacific / 1 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, January 13 for the webinar "How to Spell Success Everywhere in the World." Sign up now from anywhere (with Internet).

    Check out VB Insight to access Stewart's Marketing Technology report, and to access the latest research on Marketing Technology: http://insight.venturebeat.com
  • Selling big data and IoT based analytics solutions is far from selling traditional IT solutions, not even close to selling BI solutions.
    Framing the right solution to your prospect, demonstrating your competencies and articulating the value (and of course, the RoI) need totally different approach and mind set.
    Understand from this webinar what mistakes you are making currently, if you are into this business already, and find out some winning sales models from Bhoopathi Rapolu who has started analytics business and successfully sold solutions in multiple industry verticals. Bhoopathi has trained over 100 CEOs on building analytics business and spoken on this topic in leading business conferences across the world.

    Who should attend? Sales professionals, CEOs, Delivery Heads, Data scientists, Analysts and anyone want to understand how to how to sell advanced analytics solutions, grow business and make higher margins in big data analytics industry.
  • Organic installs are hugely important for mobile app marketers.

    For the average app, they comprise 70-80% of all your installs, and they can be among your most valuable installs in terms of life-time value, user engagement, and customer life-cycle. While they’re seldom “free” -- everything you do to incentivize, encourage, and promote organic installs has a cost -- they can be significantly cheaper than paid install campaigns.

    App publishers can realistically expect a 20% lift in organic downloads via app store optimization, and can in some cases double or even triple their organic downloads.

    John Koetsier, Mobile economist, VentureBeat
    Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Check out VB Insight to access John's App Store Optimization report, and to access the latest research on Marketing Technology: http://insight.venturebeat.com
  • 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.