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  • Interactive Panel Discussion: Culture and Employee Engagement Interactive Panel Discussion: Culture and Employee Engagement Jennifer Terry-Tharp, Executive Director of Employment Branding at AT&T, Nora Beatty, HR Business Partner at FreshBooks Recorded: Sep 15 2016 61 mins
    Join Glassdoor, BambooHR, AT&T and FreshBooks as we tackle some of the pressing questions around culture and employee engagement. This panel discussion dives deep into the most asked questions such as:

    - How do you build and sustain a thriving culture as your organization grows (satellite offices, remote workers etc)?

    - What would you say to those who have a toxic culture but do not have top management onboard to change it?

    - How much does culture affect your hiring choices? (And how do you hire for culture without discriminating and avoiding diversity)?
  • How to Make Video for Mobile Audiences How to Make Video for Mobile Audiences Mark Mallchok, Director of Accounts; Dave Less, Director of Video; Mark Rochon, Content Team Manager Recorded: Sep 15 2016 45 mins
    This presentation will explore not just who is my marketing video audience, but how are they viewing the video? David, Mark, and Mark will discuss the different approaches required for mobile video from the storytelling and the aesthetic/technical perspective.

    We'll breakdown these important questions: Can you be sure that your audience will have the audio turned on? Why does direct address to camera work so well for mobile? What’s the ideal length for a mobile video? Could a slick, commercial style video actually be less successful than a playful more personal story?

    Addressing these ideas through the concepts of mobile aesthetics, user authenticity, personalization, humor, narrative, and serialization, David, Mark, and Mark explain how to optimize your video marketing for the vast mobile audience.
  • 8 Ways Video Can Supercharge the Bottom of Your Funnel 8 Ways Video Can Supercharge the Bottom of Your Funnel Joe Gelata, Head of Global Revenue Operations, Vidyard Recorded: Sep 15 2016 47 mins
    Video is a very persuasive medium; it’s engaging and leads can use it to make their way through the entire funnel at their own pace – all you have to do is set up the content journey. At the bottom of the funnel, video can help you seal the deal when it comes to closing and can even help you post-purchase when you want to reinforce that you were the right choice.

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

    • 8 different video types to support the BoFu
    • How to map your content to different stages of the funnel
    • What information your potential buyers are looking for
    • How to connect your video marketing campaigns to ROI
  • From Zero to Hero: How to revamp your webinar strategy to deliver excellence From Zero to Hero: How to revamp your webinar strategy to deliver excellence Kushlani De Silva, Senior Lead Marketing, WSO2 Recorded: Sep 15 2016 49 mins
    Webinars have proved to be one of the most cost effective and successful mediums of engaging with a global audience. While many organizations deploy a webinar strategy, they are often erratic and unorganized.

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

    This session will cover:

    •The evolution of webinars
    •Key determinants of a successful webinar strategy
    •Necessary evils and how to avoid them
    •How to build a consistent strategy for your webinar program
  • Social influencers: How to #Crush in Video with Expert Billy Parisi Social influencers: How to #Crush in Video with Expert Billy Parisi Billy Parisi, Social influencer & video expert Recorded: Sep 14 2016 56 mins
    Let’s face it. When it comes to building your social influence, there’s always a new technology, platform, and trend just around the corner. It’s no secret that video is becoming a powerful and popular medium for influencers to share a brand's message.

    TapInfluence has partnered with social media influencer and video expert Chef Billy Parisi to bring you everything you need to know about getting started in video.

    Join us on Wednesday, September 14th at 1pm EDT. In this 1 hour webcast, you’ll learn:

    - Why video?
    - What to consider before getting started
    - Ways to get involved: DIY vs. Hired Production
    - Equipment & tool recommendations for the beginner, intermediate and advanced video enthusiasts
    - How to work with brands on video collaborations

    About the speaker:
    Chef Billy Parisi is one of the true culinary media entrepreneurs branching out his brand across the digital and social landscape since 2007. He engages as on-camera talent, speaking engagements, live cooking demonstrations, brand advocacy and culinary consulting.
  • Planning a Video Marketing Campaign: What to Expect and Where to Begin Planning a Video Marketing Campaign: What to Expect and Where to Begin Anastasia Antonakis, Principal Content Strategist, Incite. Creative Media House Recorded: Sep 14 2016 15 mins
    Beginning a video marketing campaign can be daunting, in this webinar we will discuss what to expect when hiring a video production company, where to look for inspiration within your business, and how to leverage one video shoot into multiple pieces of content.
  • Location-based Virtual Reality: Practical Experiences and Opportunities Location-based Virtual Reality: Practical Experiences and Opportunities Maren Demant, Immersive Experience Designer Recorded: Sep 14 2016 38 mins
    Founded by Winnie Christiansen and Maren Demant, Transceiving Reality X [TRX] merges Immersive Theatre and multisensory Virtual Reality for their project 'Empfaenger Verzogen". It aims to explore the interplay of virtual and physical environments to develop a format for Story-living that is driven by technology, personal interaction and sensory perception.

    This presentation gives insights into what they've learned so far from the project and an outlook for use cases and opportunities of locationbased perceptible VR experiences.
  • Fuel sales by 50% using social analytics Fuel sales by 50% using social analytics Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Recorded: Sep 13 2016 30 mins
    So you've built an app or a website or a channel with excellent social interactions. Whether you meet your audience on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram, you are missing valuable data from your users that will increase conversions.

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

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

    From this webinar, you'll learn to:

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


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

    Register today for this free webinar

    Sponsored by Sysomos
  • Social VR: Empowering Individuals and Effecting Positive Change Social VR: Empowering Individuals and Effecting Positive Change Ryan A Bell, Head of Studio, VRScout & Rob Crasco: VR Influencer/Entrepreneur Recorded: Sep 13 2016 49 mins
    Virtual Reality puts you on the other side of the computer screen, but it isn’t all about games. VR has the ability to enable individuals, bring them together and invoke true empathy and feelings. This technology has the potential to change people’s lives for the better.

    Join us for an informative discussion of the power of Social VR.

    Ryan A Bell talks about the beginning of content creation in VR, how it fits into social and a very powerful case study of one nonprofit utilizing the empathy machine to reach the masses. Rob Crasco talks about the power of virtual worlds to empower people, bring them together and create true connections across the globe.
  • The Social Future of Virtual Reality The Social Future of Virtual Reality Alice Bonasio, Technology Author and Journalist Recorded: Sep 13 2016 49 mins
    VR is sometimes perceived as an isolating technology, where the user is cut off entirely from the real world in order to be fully immersed in the virtual one. Yet this doesn’t take into account how much of our lives are lived online, and how our identities and relationships are already built in connected virtual worlds. The Internet and social media have transformed every aspect of society by connecting people in ways that were previously unimaginable. Virtual Reality will build upon this interconnectedness, while at the same time making those connections much more compelling, meaningful and emotional. This introductory webinar will look at the unique aspects of the medium and ask how VR content producers can best leverage them to engage their audience.
  • 5 ways to get more money from your mobile app 5 ways to get more money from your mobile app Maximo Cavazzani, CEO & Founder, Etermax (Trivia Crack) Recorded: Sep 8 2016 33 mins
    Given that only a small portion of apps are utilized regularly (versus those downloaded), app publishers are faced with the difficulty of creating relationships with users, not just downloads. Take the world of freemium games, for example. Of those consumers downloading their games, only a very small portion actually bring money to the table.

    In fact, a recent report found that 0.19 percent of all mobile game players contributed 48 percent of revenue. How can one identify the high-spend users while not alienating the remaining percentage that only have potential to spend within the app?

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

    Webinar attendees will learn to:

    * Customize your monetization strategy so that it's scalable
    * Unlock the revenue potential of lower spending users
    * Attract higher-spend users
    * Negotiate monetization strategies without alienating current users


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

    Register for this free event today!
  • Amplify your Christmas marketing: How to capture the attention of early shoppers Amplify your Christmas marketing: How to capture the attention of early shoppers Sara Hajjar (AdRoll), Lucy Tesseras (Marketing Week) Recorded: Sep 7 2016 40 mins
    Savvy marketers are already planning their Christmas campaigns, tailoring their approach to win new business, maximise ROI and stay front-of-mind with customers and prospects.

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

    Highlights include:

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

  • Turning Social Media Into an ROI Positive Channel Turning Social Media Into an ROI Positive Channel Aseem Badshah, Socedo CEO Recorded: Aug 30 2016 62 mins
    As a social marketer, you might know that your target audience spends a lot of time on social. But your company’s social accounts are only being used to broadcast company news, and not helping with your company’s lead generation goals. In this webinar, Aseem Badshah, Socedo CEO, explains how to turn social media into an ROI positive channel in B2B organizations focused on demand generation. That means using social to generate new leads and opportunities.

    He discusses:
    – Why social media should not be viewed as just another isolated channel.
    – How social media helps you grow your database, send better emails, increase the efficiency of your paid advertising programs, and helps to increase ROI on events.
    – Why social media strategy needs to take into account the entire marketing funnel, not just the top of the funnel.
    – A roadmap with actionable steps for making social media ROI positive channel for your organization.
    – How to measure ROI from your social efforts to prove its value in a B2B context.
  • 10 Tips to Improve Your SEO with a Web CMS 10 Tips to Improve Your SEO with a Web CMS Bruce Clay Recorded: Aug 24 2016 61 mins
    When publishing content to your website, it’s important to have SEO in mind. Whether optimizing on-page factors such as keywords and meta descriptions, or off-page factors such as inbound links, implementing your SEO strategy starts with control of a flexible Web Content Management System (Web CMS).

    In this webinar, SEO expert Bruce Clay provides 10 tips on using your Web CMS to improve SEO. From URL structure to 301 redirects to XML sitemaps, you’ll learn how you can put your CMS to work for your SEO.

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  • The State of Influencer Marketing The State of Influencer Marketing Brian Solis, Principal Analyst, Altimeter Group Recorded: Aug 23 2016 63 mins
    Traditional digital advertising channels are delivering declining results, forcing marketers to look for new alternatives that deliver better ROI. Influencer marketing has emerged as a powerful new addition to the marketing mix.

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

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

    About the speaker:
    Brian Solis is principal analyst at Altimeter Group (a Prophet company). Solis is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders, speakers, and published authors in new technology, digital marketing and culture shifts.
  • Social Selling for Enterprise Sales Social Selling for Enterprise Sales Rebecca Smith Recorded: Aug 18 2016 45 mins
    Criteria for Success has spent the last 16 years transforming sales systems and increasing sales performance by at least 25% for the organizations they help. They recognized early on that busy sales executive easily forget that new customers and clients are right under their nose.

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

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

    Attendees of this workshop will learn:

    • How to target qualified suspects and prospects

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

    • Learn how to turn suspects into paying customers and partners

    Takeaways:

    • A Social Selling PlayBook, customized at the event

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

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

    Who should attend:

    • Business owners

    • Key sales & marketing executives

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

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

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

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

    Speakers:

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

    Register today for this free executive session.

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

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

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

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

    Recommanded websites:
    EURObizz: www.eurobizz.eu
    BrightTALK: www.brighttalk.com
    LinkedIn profile Mark Appel: www.linkedin.com/in/markappel
  • What a marketer couldn’t tell you about email marketing What a marketer couldn’t tell you about email marketing Ben Rothke, Senior eGRC Consultant, Nettitude Group Recorded: Aug 18 2016 40 mins
    As a Senior eGRC Consultant at the Nettitude Group, Ben Rothke knows little about how to create a successful email marketing campaign. But as someone who has received tens of thousands of emails from such campaigns, he’s seen what works and what doesn’t.

    In this webinar, Ben will share some of the worst email fails he has received, which immediately went into the deleted folder. He’ll also share those emails that were effective, and resulted in a successful follow-up for the sender.
  • Content Marketing: How Blogging Offers Actual ROI Content Marketing: How Blogging Offers Actual ROI Suzanne Baran, Content Strategist, Capital Group Recorded: Aug 17 2016 61 mins
    Adaptive businesses have found success in creating a digital footprint by publishing original content. Savvy digital marketing tactics offer branding and audience growth. Come learn:

    - Why content is at the forefront of digital strategy
    - How to evangelize the importance of content marketing for your brand, product, service, or sector
    - Tips and tricks of the trade
    - Making a case for content marketing resources and measuring your efforts
  • Why Your Content Marketing is Failing (and how to fix it) Why Your Content Marketing is Failing (and how to fix it) Gary DeAsi, Senior Manager, Digital Marketing & Brand SmartBear Software Recorded: Aug 17 2016 59 mins
    In a digital world where customers have all the power and everyone is a publisher, increasingly high competition and standards are pressuring marketing teams into a race to produce higher quality content, in greater volumes, and at a faster rate than ever before, often with the same amount of resources. But while content is the fuel for every digital marketing engine, not everyone gets the same mileage out of it. A 2016 report from Content Marketing Institute found that while 88% of B2B organizations are using content marketing, only 30% rated their content efforts as being effective for reaching their goals.

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

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

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

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

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

    · Content Lifecycle Management. Understanding the stages of the digital content lifecycle to implement an efficient, repeatable process and lengthen the lifetime value of content
  • How to market for Google (and therefore your customers) How to market for Google (and therefore your customers) Jennifer Riggins, Marketing Consultant Recorded: Aug 17 2016 45 mins
    Time and again I hear from so-called captains of their industries what they want to say about their products and services. As thought leaders, they use jargon and insider terms to sound like experts, but when you're doing that for website, that's ridiculous. If you want new customers to find you, you need to write for what they are asking Google. I would recommend signing up for Google AdWords before because this will be a hands-on demo of how to use Google Keyword Planner as the backbone of your online content marketing strategy, that will provide you with SEO success even if you never spend a buck on AdWords.

    Workshop will include:
    - basic explanation of What is SEO
    - how to use the free Google Keyword Planner
    - how to choose the low-hanging fruit keywords (low competition, higher volume)
    - how to then apply those keywords, choosing 1-2 for across your entire website and then the rest for specific themed landing pages
    - how H1, H2 headers, bullets, bolding, etc work
    - backlink strategy - don't send all the juice to your homepage!
  • Hacking mobile retail: Marketing automation for LTV Hacking mobile retail: Marketing automation for LTV Jason Allen, VP Multi-Channel, GameStop Recorded: Aug 16 2016 61 mins
    Shoppers have an unlimited number of retail apps that promise to deliver the right product at the right price at the right time. The latest and greatest app bells and whistles may attract the new user, but developing them into a long-term follower/ user is easier said than done. It’s easier to get them then to keep them, after all.

    With an increasing number of apps on a user’s device, app marketers are challenged to draw the user's attention not only through efficient user acquisition initiatives, but also via engagement and retention activities. Leveraging marketing automation technology to increase user lifetime value and minimize cost per install is the crux of the issue. Let VentureBeat’s panel of experts shed light on how to use marketing automation to implement acquisition strategies that work.

    By identifying synergies between acquisition and user engagement, this webinar hits the high points of reactivation tactics (via push, email, retargeting). Join Jason Allen from mega-retailer GameStop and Marissa Tarelton from RetailMeNot as they discuss how to increase LTV and lower CPI.

    In this webinar, you will:

    * Harness the power of marketing automation to build a user acquisition program that works
    * Explore key strategies for efficient, highly-optimized user acquisition
    * Gain new best practices for engaging and retaining users while reducing churn
    * Learn acquisition-engagement synergy tactics such as: pre- and post-install segmentation, organic growth, retargeting and reward-based acquisition

    Speakers
    * Jason Allen, VP, Multi-Channel at GameStop
    * Marissa Tarleton, CMO, RetailMeNot
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat


    Sponsored by IBM Marketing Cloud

    Register today for this free VB Live event!
  • Know your Patients: CRM Best Practices for Health Providers Know your Patients: CRM Best Practices for Health Providers Stephanie Bartels, Patient Engagement Solutions Leader, Dell; Melanie Dowczek, Dell Recorded: Aug 9 2016 46 mins
    Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications are quickly becoming the tool healthcare organizations use to shift their focus to patient engagement. With many options to choose from and many other tools that mimic CRM functionality, it may be difficult to know where to begin and what to do. This is a new frontier for healthcare, but some leading healthcare organizations have explored this frontier and can offer best practices to follow and learn from. While there is no silver bullet, there are plenty of insights to help guide you to successful engagement with your patients.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Where to begin and planning your CRM journey
    • Best practices to save time and money
    • How to evaluate solutions and partners
  • Managing Marketing Data, From Quality to Quantity Managing Marketing Data, From Quality to Quantity Adam Hutchinson, Demand Generation Marketing Manager, Socedo Recorded: Aug 4 2016 61 mins
    Marketers gather, analyze, and use a vast amount of lead data from a variety of sources. Data quality is an on-going challenge in marketing, and as much as we might like to use "big data" in our campaigns, we know the risks of filling our marketing automation systems with bad information. According to a Demand Metric survey, over half of marketers don’t have an effective process to ensure the quality of data is up to par in their key systems. In this webinar, we'll cover:
    -How we manage data quality at Socedo
    -How third party data helps us qualify leads and create targeted campaigns
    -Best practices for handling social media data in your database
  • No theory or waffle – just 10 great personalisation campaigns No theory or waffle – just 10 great personalisation campaigns Mindi Chahal (Marketing Week), Andrew Furlong (CRO Director at RedEye) Sep 27 2016 2:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Personalisation is the key to boosting sales, customer loyalty and conversion, yet only a handful of brands are doing it. How’s this for startling? 72% of companies say they know they need to implement personalisation but aren’t sure how to do it.

    Well that’s where we come in. Andrew Furlong, RedEye’s CRO Director, will not only explain the importance of personalisation, but give real, tangible actions you can take to start ramping up your personalisation efforts. We’ll be focussing on real-life campaign examples you can take away and implement quickly to rapidly see increased conversion, loyalty and ROI.
  • Growth Hacking Your Business Through Influencer Marketing Growth Hacking Your Business Through Influencer Marketing Kyle Lacy, VP Marketing – OpenView Partners and Joseph Cole, Head of Growth – TapInfluence Sep 28 2016 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Let’s face it, when it comes to marketing, our target market has created a wall, it’s not their fault, it’s ours. Think about this - you’re responsible for generating over 5,000 leads this quarter, how are you going to do it?

    - Create another eBook?
    - Write more blogs?
    - Invest more money in AdWords?
    - Refocus on building pipeline with ABM?

    You would probably want a combination of all the above, but that’s time-consuming and quickly adds up $$$. And even if you’re doing all of the above, there isn’t a guarantee that these channels will cut through the noise. Take these examples into consideration:

    - 57% of Internet users don’t click on banner ads because they’re afraid of receiving spam or malware.
    - 18% of Internet users in the U.S. use an ad blocker, which resulted in a loss of $5.8 billion in ad revenue on 2014.
    - Spotify Premium grew by a cool 10 million users since 2014 as consumers sought an ad-free listening experience.

    If you’re a start-up, small company, (even if you’re pretty big) marketing budgets are tight and always scrutinized. Influencer marketing has proven to be a profitable and scalable channel, if done right. Learn from growth marketing experts as they give you tips on how to Growth hack your business through Influencer Marketing.
  • Staying Ahead of Digital Disruption Staying Ahead of Digital Disruption Leonie Roderick (Marketing Week), David Aponovich (Senior Director, Digital Experience - Acquia) Sep 29 2016 2:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Digital business isn’t just a fad. Digital business is now
    just business. And it has created a whole new level of expectations among your customers, prospects and new competition in your industry. Your organisation’s success will be determined based on your ability to deliver more personalised digital experiences that meet customer expectations in the moment, as well as your ability to move quickly to combat digital savvy competitors trying to push you aside.

    In this Marketing Week webinar, in association with Acquia, we will help you stay ahead and not fall behind in a world of digital disruption that’s changing faster than many can keep up with. We’ll talk about:

    - How to stay ahead of digital disruption, and customers’ changing demands, by blending the right combination of digital experience technology and organisational strategy
    - How personalisation, new modes of interaction like voice-based interaction (Amazon Echo), digital screens and signage, and other digital channels are expanding the definition of digital experience success
    - Describe common internal organisational barriers that cause you to fall behind and prevent you from moving quickly to stay ahead of the market and your stakeholders
    - Address how a flexible digital experience platform can help Business and IT to work together and provide a strong foundation for whatever comes next in a fast-changing, digital-first world
  • The API Economy in Banking what is the impact of PSD 2 The API Economy in Banking what is the impact of PSD 2 Anju Tiwari, Enterprise Architect, Dell Services Oct 3 2016 1:00 pm UTC 90 mins
    Regulatory conditions are preventing many banks from consolidating in the market, and there is evidence to support those financial institutions will need to re-engineer their own businesses, and customer propositions, and transform current models to remain relevant, nurture and grow their customer bases.

    As part of this process, developing differentiating capabilities will be key in highly competitive markets and innovation through the adoption of the new ‘Fintech ecosystem’ or “fintegration” (i.e. the marrying up of banks and Fintechs) will be pivotal in the banking industry’s fight to maintain their current business and grow. Join Anju Tiwari,Senior Enterprise Architect, Dell Services, guest speakers from the Banking Sector to be announced to learn about:

    - The drive to open up APIs in the new Digital banking Economy
    - Approaches on how to better leverage new technologies through Open APIs
    - Best Practice in how to go about partnering
    - How to achieve Data Governance and Security whilst opening up
    APIs to third parties
    - What technologies can we leveraged (Robotics, Machine Based learning, Big Data Analytics and the Digital sixth sense)
  • Website personalization: What online shoppers want now Website personalization: What online shoppers want now Emma McIllroy, CEO, WildFang Oct 6 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    We know one thing for sure -- three quarters of digital natives want a truly personalized web experience. But most marketers aren't actually personalizing their website and messaging content. Why? Because it's hard. And expensive. And messy. And where do you even start with all the data points?

    Machine learning is the key. And simplicity is the exception rather than the rule -- it has to be easy to use or forget it. It's time to stop talking about personalization and start actually using it or risk losing out on the the 80% of consumers who felt that brands were not familiar or only somewhat familiar with their needs.

    We're going to sit down with the CEO from the popular clothing retailer WildFang. She will reveal how it increased revenue by personalizing its e-commerce site to target small groups of visitors based on their behaviors (across many channels) and affinities. CEO Emma McIllroy will be joined by Craig Schinn, former digital-marketing leader for an outdoor-clothing e-commerce site, who can speak to the thought leadership for marketing professionals in real-time marketing personalization strategy as well as WildFang's case study in particular as it unleashed the power of machine learning-based website personalization..

    In the webinar you will learn how to:
    * Increase web conversions and revenue with personalized website marketing
    * Use behavior-based audience segments to better target visitors.
    * Target customers who are most likely to buy or most likely to churn using data science and advanced machine learning algorithms.
    * Use cross-channel customer data to power more relevant website marketing campaigns

    Speakers:
    * Emma McIllroy, CEO, WildFang
    * Craig Schinn, senior director, Solutions Consulting, Lytics
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • Squad goals:  Why cost per lead is failing your lead gen strategy Squad goals: Why cost per lead is failing your lead gen strategy Sam Yount, CMO, LendingTree Oct 6 2016 7:30 pm UTC 60 mins
    Cost per lead. It’s like your basic black dress or suit -- never lets you down and crucial in crunch time. But everything we knew about about lead generation has changed. Marketing now owns most of the IT budget and is on tap for the lion’s share of revenue generation. If we’re supposed to Always Be Closing, the marketing team is on the line to deliver qualified leads with high ROI. That’s where we start to get into trouble.

    The new world order has moved way past cost per lead into outcome-based performance. It’s not quantity anymore -- it’s quality. How do you pull your marketing lead generation strategy out of this paradigm? We’re going to walk you through it in this free and interactive executive session with VB’s own director of marketing technology, Stewart Rogers, and his panel of lead generation and demand generation experts.

    In this webinar, you will:

    * Understand how to move past quantity and generate quality opportunities
    * Build the right marketing KPIs for defining lead quality and lead conversion
    * Define a conversion strategy that builds retention

    Speakers include:

    * Sam Yount, CMO, LendingTree
    * Jason John, CMO, Publisher's Clearing House
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Wendy Schuchart, VentureBeat
  • The Data Dilemma The Data Dilemma Charlotte Rogers (Marketing Week) and Steve McNicholas (Managing Director of Marketing Solutions at Callcredit) Oct 12 2016 2:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Data and analytics are the lifeblood of effective marketing and consumer engagement. However, we found many of the marketers we recently surveyed are facing a data dilemma. On the one hand, they know data analytics is integral to achieving their marketing objectives. On the other hand, many are struggling with the resource-intensive nature that navigating data demands. This data dilemma is two sides of the same coin, where marketers can feel overpowered, rather than empowered, by data.
    In this Marketing Week webinar, in association with Callcredit, we will explore some of the reasons behind The Data Dilemma and ways in which marketers can gain control over their data, to translate it into insight that drives growth.
  • The Influence of Content The Influence of Content Jim Tobin, President at Ignite Social Media & Carusele and Michelle Dziuban, Marketing Communications Manager at Tapinfluence Oct 13 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Nielsen reports that 92% of people trust recommendations from friends and family and 70% of people trust peer experiences posted online. The data is clear—the messenger matters to today’s consumers. Do you know how to tap into the voices your consumers trust?

    Join us on October 13th at 12:00pm EST for an exclusive webinar event. Jim Tobin, President at Ignite Social Media & Carusele and Michelle Dziuban, Marketing Communications Manager at Tapinfluence, will provide insider tips and tactics to help you build compelling content and drive brand loyalty with trusted influencers.
    They’ll cover:

    - Why today’s digital marketing strategies should include “content with influence”
    - Why the reach of a piece of content depends on how compelling it is
    - How weaving influencer stories into your messaging helps drive measurable results and significant ROI
    - What influencers really want when working with your brand
  • No BS: How To Measure Real Influencer Marketing ROI No BS: How To Measure Real Influencer Marketing ROI Rustin Banks, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Tapinfluence Oct 19 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    There’s a lot of clutter in the digital space, and breaking through the noise can get expensive. Influencer marketing is different—by speaking to customers on their terms, it empowers you to move them to action.
    And now, we have concrete data to prove it. In this webinar, TapInfluence co-founder and CPO Rustin Banks will unveil expert insights into Influencer

    Marketing methodology and illustrate how you can generate over 11x ROI over traditional advertising.

    In addition you’ll learn:

    - 5 ways to measure real ROI
    - Optimized audience targeting for maximum results
    - Working backwards from goals to achievements
    - Defining clear KPIs
  • Email marketing: How to achieve 300% ROI Email marketing: How to achieve 300% ROI Tommy Lamb, VP Marketing, Teleflora Oct 19 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Consumers want to be catered to without being stalked. The right degree of email personalization leads to greater brand loyalty and LTV. The overdone personalization approach leads to unsubscribes. But email marketing is more than just opens and click-through rates (though that’s part of it). The right cocktail will give value to consumers while having the side effect of also doubling your open rate.

    So how do you get there?

    We're going to show you. Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, has studied the big and small data around email marketing and has uncovered the tried and true formula for increasing open rate and customer satisfaction. Join us for this free executive roundtable where we will arm you with strategies you can start using to increase your effectiveness.

    In this webinar you'll learn to:
    * Personalize email marketing without making huge errors.
    * Avoid common marketing errors (wrong names and/or interests)
    * Increase open rate
    * Leverage data to target email personalization

    Speakers:
    * Tommy Lamb, VP Marketing and Acquisition, Teleflora
    * Tracy Inglis, CMO, Just Fab
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat

    More speakers coming soon!

    Register for this executive session today.
  • Digital Transformation with Inbound: An Enterprise Guide Digital Transformation with Inbound: An Enterprise Guide Shellie Hutchens, Director of Marketing, Mediacurrent Oct 20 2016 4:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Inbound marketing has surged in popularity in recent years, effectively generating 3 times as many leads as traditional outbound.Yet, many large enterprise organizations struggle to dedicate the resources needed to get started.

    A properly-implemented inbound marketing strategy improves the impact of your overall marketing efforts by increasing audience engagement, driving traffic to all of your content, fostering stronger relationships, and ultimately, building your pipeline.

    In this webinar, Shellie Hutchens, Director of Marketing at Mediacurrent will give you actionable advice to get a handle on this untapped resource.

    Topics include:

    • Overcoming challenges to inbound marketing implementation
    • Considerations before implementation
    • Proving measurable ROI
    • Innovative ways to make sure your system works for your goals
  • Metrics that matter: Mastering mobile marketing KPIs Metrics that matter: Mastering mobile marketing KPIs Gwen Murray, Head of Mobile Marketing, Staples Oct 20 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In an era when analytics and business intelligence allows just about anything to be measured, how do you determine the metrics that matter to your app’s marketing performance? Apps have the potential to drive major value for your company, with the global revenue from mobile apps stores set to reach $52 billion this year. How do you ensure you’re capitalizing on the potential that a popular, engaging app can offer? Avoid analysis paralysis by focusing on a few key performance indicators (KPIs).

    Join Gwen Murray, Mobile Marketing Lead at Staples, and Sheila Bhardwaj, Director of Account Management at TUNE, for a webinar that will teach you everything you need to know about mobile marketing KPIs, including how to decide on the right ones based on your goals, app, and business. If you’re a mobile marketer looking to understand which KPIs are available and how to use them, you won’t want to miss this.

    By registering for this webinar you'll:


    * Learn the most widely used mobile marketing KPIs
    * Understand KPIs to target depending on your type of app, goals, and user lifecycle stage
    * Know unique KPIs that can help demonstrate value even if not a mobile-first business
    * Get action items for your new KPI data geared toward moving the needle for your business
    * See how your app stacks up against key industry benchmarks.

    Speakers:
    * Gwen Murray, Mobile Marketing Lead, Staples
    * Sheila Bhardwaj, Director of Account Management, TUNE
    * Wendy Schuchart, Analyst, VentureBeat
  • Social All Over: How Playboy uses social to fuel its omnichannel presence Social All Over: How Playboy uses social to fuel its omnichannel presence Phillip Morelock, Chief Digital Officer and CRO, Playboy Oct 20 2016 7:30 pm UTC 30 mins
    Social media, and community management through social channels in particular, has a problem. It is hard to measure success, community members move between channels at will, and reaction speeds are everything.

    In this webinar, you'll learn how Playboy's social media platforms have become an engine to drive audiences for every part of the company, and every channel -- print, digital, mobile, advertising, and licensing.

    In this webinar, you'll:

    * Learn different types of consumer move between channels, and how to manage that
    * Understand how to measure social success
    * Leverage the community without cannibalising the audience


    Join us for an exclusive VB Live event where you’ll capitalize on this potential and learn to:


    Speakers include:
    * Phillip Morelock, Chief Digital Officer and CRO, Playboy
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology for VentureBeat
    • Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • BotBeat: The state of chatbots -How to win BotBeat: The state of chatbots -How to win Veronica Belmont, Product Manager, Growbot Oct 27 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Chatbots are everywhere right now, but there's a problem. Almost every article is telling you about a particular bot, or the future implications of chatbots. That's fine, but where are the instructions on how to build chatbots, what they can do to help your business, how to set them up for success, and what the market opportunity is?

    Look no further as in this session we'll reveal the results of a new study into chatbot usage, detail how to build your own (at any budget), explain why you should care about the bot revolution, and help you take grab a competitive advantage while it still exists. It is time to jump on the bot-wagon, and we'll help you steer the right course.

    From this webinar, attendees will learn to:

    * Identify and harness competitive advantage
    * Understand the bot landscape and the opportunities it presents
    * Build your own bot on a budget

    Speakers:
    * Veronica Belmont, Product Manager, Growbot
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat

    More speakers coming soon!
  • Are buy buttons working? Social commerce for 2017 Are buy buttons working? Social commerce for 2017 Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Nov 15 2016 8:30 pm UTC 30 mins
    A recent survey of 506 marketers indicated that 36 percent of respondents reported an increase in sales from buy button integration into social media and email interfaces. That percentage will likely increase in 2016 with 60 percent more marketers projected to utilize buy buttons throughout the year. Selling through social, social commerce, is a hot topic and one to watch as marketers look for more ways to connect with consumers.

    Companies use buy buttons and the like within social networks like Facebook to increase their visibility to the consumer, have one-on-one conversations with potential buyers, and make it easier to bridge the gap between consumers and brands. With the insights gained from the analytics provided by various social networks, companies are armed with more data about customers and a greater ability to personalize offerings. Join VB experts and panelists as they suss out trends to watch in the social commerce space.

    Attendees at this webinar will learn how to:

    * Optimize social selling across social media outlets
    * Understand the impacts of increasingly mobile consumers on social commerce
    * Unlock sales using social networks
    * Find and connect with more prospects
    * Leverage the analytics from social sites to gain a deeper understanding of customers

    Speakers:
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat


    Register for this free executive session today
  • What You Need To Know to Successfully Market Yourself on LinkedIn What You Need To Know to Successfully Market Yourself on LinkedIn Natascha Thomson, Founder, MarketingXLerator Nov 16 2016 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Everybody is talking about LinkedIn as the best tool for B2B marketing. Is it?
    You have a profile and company page, but for some reason you see no results. Why?

    This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of all of LinkedIn’s marketing tools and products.

    Learn how to:
    •Have a LinkedIn profile that helps you find that new job, grow your career, and attract new business.
    •Make your LinkedIn Company page a real asset and use it to drive traffic to your website via advertising and then convert via retargeting.
    •Write InMails that get responses.
    •Position yourself as a thought leader so you don’t have to sell but can be a trusted advisor.

    In addition, you’ll gain insights into LinkedIn’s demographics around the world and the future vision for LinkedIn as part of Microsoft.
  • How to expand your audience on social media How to expand your audience on social media Ian Moyse, Sales Director at Axios Systems and Olivier Choron, CEO and Founder of purechannelapps Nov 17 2016 4:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Social media is where we as brands all need to be. But what are the nuances around this to consider, which platforms and how can you drive increased attention to your brand whist reaching a far greater audience? Here we will be joined by Ian Moyse, Sales director at Axios systems, ISMM Sales Director of the Year 2015 and rated 2016 #1 social influencer on cloud and #18 on IOT by Onalytica. Ian has high Klout and Kred social scores, is regularly featured in top social sellers and other reports / league tables and has advised many firms and leading individuals on fundamentals of playing the Social game.
  • How to use AI in designing the customer experience How to use AI in designing the customer experience VentureBeat Nov 17 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    How to use AI in designing the customer experience

    Smart marketers know that the sweet spot between AI and the org’s branding is where true customer engagement spikes. It’s not enough to give the customers what they want. It’s about giving them what they didn’t realize they wanted. Like how every time you upload a photo to your Facebook account -- its DeepFace artificial intelligence program suggests that you need to tag your friend. Or how Starwood’s bot butler “Botlr” has not only freed up staff time in Aloft properties but also underlined its brand’s enthusiasm for AI and machine learning technologies.

    It’s time to take that AI one step further. We’ll talk about how to build and design the customer experience by using AI and machine learning. We'll show you how successful companies are making tremendous strides in moving the needle toward optimized customer engagement. And what's more, we're going to show you how to get started today by taking the guesswork out of your marketing strategy.

    Join us for this hour long deep dive into using AI and machine learning to design the customer experience. In this VB Live curated hour long workshop.

    In this webinar, you'll:
    * Learn how to build a customer engagement strategy from the ground up using artificial intelligence.
    * Hear valuable tips on improving your customer engagement now
    * Get insight from top execs who have been down this road and have the best advice

    Sponsored by Boomtrain
  • Change the Game: Get More from Social Media Marketing Change the Game: Get More from Social Media Marketing Subhendu Pattnaik, Director Marketing, Gallop Solutions Nov 17 2016 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    99% of Social Media Posts receive near zero engagement fail to create a stir. Even sponsored campaigns fall flat. Yet, few posts go viral overnight and the person & the brand become celebrities overnight, without spending a dime on promotions. Getting a fair share of returns on investments in Social Media marketing efforts continue to be a challenge for enterprises and Small & Medium businesses worldwide.

    In this webinar you will learn:
    - Where are you going wrong with Social Media Marketing?
    - Things you can do to fix and super-charge your social media campaigns.
    - Practical Step by Step approach to Change the Game! & Get more from Social Media Campaigns.
  • Programmatic CRM: Reach micro-targeting nirvana at half the cost Programmatic CRM: Reach micro-targeting nirvana at half the cost VentureBeat Dec 7 2016 8:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Imagine the holy grail: getting the right message to the right customer at exactly the right time — every time. And what if you could deliver hyper-relevant cross-channel customer experiences that amplify loyalty and result in increased Average Order Value, reduced churn, and increased conversions faster?

    As hyper-scalable programmatic technology shifts from the adtech space and into the martech world, organizations are, for the first time, able to leverage predictive scoring on an incredible scale built upon a real-time view of every customer. Leading companies have already implemented user-centric strategies that place an emphasis on marrying systems of record, systems of intelligence, and systems of action to create what is now being called Programmatic CRM.

    Join master marketers in our latest VB Live executive event, where you’ll learn how to turn martech innovation into user-centric, budget-stretching, personalized marketing that works.

    In this webinar, you’ll:

    * Target precise messages and optimize user retention across all of your marketing channels
    * Learn how your first-party data, including user behavior, transactions, and your catalog of content/products drives scalable individualized user experiences
    * Prevent or eliminate the potential of fraud.

    Speakers:
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
    More speakers to be announced soon

    Sponsored by Blueshift