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Social Media Marketing

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Masters of Mobile Data: Acquiring High-Value Users, The Right Way Masters of Mobile Data: Acquiring High-Value Users, The Right Way Ashley Blackmon, VP marketing, Zillow Group Recorded: Aug 3 2016 61 mins
    In Part 1 of this compelling Masters of Mobile Data series, you'll learn how to acquire high value users the right way. If you build it, they will come. Right. That may be the hope of many mobile app publishers, but it’s not even remotely true when it comes to the battle for quality users in 2016. And while most app publishers know it’s essential to have a fierce user acquisition strategy in place, what that consists of and how they put it into practice is another thing altogether.

    That’s why VentureBeat took a deep dive into mobile user acquisition. We were determined to find out what’s working for successful app publishers, what you should be paying to acquire high-value users, and which user acquisition solutions you need to partner with in order to have an ironclad UA methodology in place.

    In the process, we surveyed over 700 mobile developers with 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.

    Of course, you could read the full report -- or you could tune into this not-to-be missed webinar that will cover the most essential takeaways needed to hook those quality users.

    In this webinar, you’ll:

    * Learn the price app publishers are currently paying to acquire quality users across several categories
    * Review the top user acquisition platforms and why
    * Understand the role of timing in UA
    * Maximize organic installs of your mobile application

    Speakers:

    * Dave Myers, COO and Co-Founder, mParticle
    * Ashley Blackmon, VP marketing, Zillow Group
    * Alexandra Press Maguire, Digital Marketing Director, Gilt Group
    * John Koetsier, Mobile Economist, TUNE
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    SPONSORED by mParticle

    Register today for this free VentureBeat Live event
  • Applying the Mini-MBA in Marketing Applying the Mini-MBA in Marketing Mark Ritson & Russell Parsons Recorded: Jul 28 2016 59 mins
    In this entertaining and useful 40 minute webinar, Professor Mark Ritson will discuss the structure of the Marketing Week Mini-MBA in Marketing and the logic behind the approach. He will then look at some recent case studies in marketing where the topics he will teach on the Mini-MBA are directly applicable. It’s a great chance to learn a bit more about the September course but also to get Ritson’s take on some of the big marketing moments of the past few months.
    The topics covered during the session will include:
    -Brand Equity
    -Market Orientation
    -Segmentation
    -Positioning
    -Marketing Communications
  • Improve Marketing ROI by 11X with Influencer Marketing Automation Improve Marketing ROI by 11X with Influencer Marketing Automation Nielsen Catalina Solutions and Rustin Banks, TapInfluence CPO/Co-founder Recorded: Jul 18 2016 52 mins
    Earlier this year, Nielsen Catalina Solutions released a first-in-class study, revealing that influencer marketing delivered unprecedented ROI for a Fortune 500 brand. In this webinar, TapInfluence co-founder and CPO Rustin Banks and Joshua Books from Nielsen Catalina Solutions will unveil the marketing technology that made these results possible and expert insights into the campaign methodology. Watch this webinar and learn how TapInfluence was able to deliver an 11x ROI over traditional advertising using Influencer Marketing Automation.
  • Webinars in the Digital Age Webinars in the Digital Age Kushlani De Silva, Senior Lead Marketing, WSO2 Recorded: Jul 14 2016 62 mins
    Webinars have evolved into becoming one of the most cost effective, yet powerful tools, in lead generation, nurturing and customer acquisition. With Digital Marketing, becoming the name of the game in 2016, your webinar strategy needs to sit at the heart of your digital strategy Join this webinar to learn:

    - How webinars can contribute to an organisations digital strategy,
    - Best practices to follow when using webinars as part of a digital strategy.
    - Measuring the success of webinar campaigns effectively.
  • How to become a personalization ninja and delight every customer How to become a personalization ninja and delight every customer Brian Monahan, former VP Marketing, Walmart.com Recorded: Jul 13 2016 60 mins
    With the perpetually connected consumer (aka “perpetuals”) comes the ever-increasing need for marketers to reach every customer on the channel they are using in a personal, 1:1 interaction. Unfortunately, according to Econsultancy, only 5% of marketers say they adequately do this. Further, legacy technologies that marketers have at their disposal aren’t built for this level of scalable cross-channel engagement. The consumer has evolved and so must the marketer.

    In this webinar, Brian Monahan, former VP of Marketing for Walmart.com, will present the solution to real-world personalization challenges, including deploying timely messaging and increasing customer engagement, and share what he learned while at Walmart.com.

    Brian will share lessons learned about deploying personalized communication across multiple customer touchpoints, from emails, to website, to mobile push notifications, to display advertising. He will share opportunities uncovered while driving rapid growth for one of the most highly trafficked ecommerce sites in the world.

    Webinar attendees will learn to:
    * Understand every customer on an individual basis in real-time
    * Build user graphs that account for the persistent and transient behaviors of consumers
    * Create rich, aesthetic user-experiences that engage
    * Deliver timely, consistent messages across multiple channels

    Speakers:

    * Brian Monahan, former VP Marketing Walmart.com
    * Vijay Chittoor, CEO and Cofounder, blueshift
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat


    Register today for this free event.

    Sponsored by Blueshift
  • How to Optimize Your Digital Marketing to Drive More Calls and Customers How to Optimize Your Digital Marketing to Drive More Calls and Customers Blair Symes -- Director of Content Marketing at DialogTech Recorded: Jul 13 2016 56 mins
    Digital marketing has gone mobile. And thanks to smartphones and click-to-call, digital ads will drive over 100 billion calls to businesses in the U.S. this year. In today's mobile-first world, the success of your digital marketing often depends on your ability to drive calls. You now have to know the ads, keywords, and web pages driving good calls – so you can optimize for what’s bringing in not just the most leads, but the most customers.

    Join call attribution experts from DialogTech to learn how today’s most successful marketers are using call data to prove and improve drive ROI. You’ll learn:

    •The enormous impact smartphones are having on digital marketing
    •How to optimize search, social, and display campaigns to drive calls and sales
    •What data marketers must capture around phone calls to optimize ROI
    •Real-world stories for how digital marketers use call data to drive revenue
  • Recognise, Understand, & Value Me – Employing tech to bring analytics to life Recognise, Understand, & Value Me – Employing tech to bring analytics to life Panellists: Jonathan Carter, Acxiom; Lee Witherell, Communisis; and Ruaraidh Thomas, DST Recorded: Jul 13 2016 51 mins
    Join this BrightTALK Academy panel session and learn to improve your customer engagement by making the most of your data. This webinar examines:

    • How effective analytics drive better decision-making and improve customer experiences
    • How technology creates real-time improvements in marketing performance
    • Creating the perfect value exchange with the insight you collect on client behaviours and preferences

    Leaders from Acxiom, Communisis Data Intelligence, and DST Applied Analytics will share their expertise in the field of marketing intelligence and analytics in this 45-minute panel discussion.
  • How to Turn More Leads into Conversations How to Turn More Leads into Conversations Nate Strong, Strategic Account Manager, Socedo Recorded: Jul 11 2016 61 mins
    In this webinar, learn about best practices on how to have more relevant conversations with your leads at each stage of the buyer's journey. We will discuss:
    -How to take a multi-channel approach to lead nurturing
    -How to set the right cadence for engaging with your leads
    -Aligning marketing and sales activities to provide a seamless customer experience
  • Extending the reach of physical events: MarketCounsel + BrightTALK Extending the reach of physical events: MarketCounsel + BrightTALK MarketCounsel Recorded: Jul 7 2016 2 mins
    How can you ensure that your investment in a conference or face-to-face event engages as large an audience as possible? Bring your event online with a mix of live webcasting, event highlights and thought leadership interviews. Find out how BrightTALK Studios helped MarketCounsel do exactly that.
  • How to identify your most profitable customers How to identify your most profitable customers Thomas Hobbs (Marketing Week), Jessica Stephens (CMO at SmartFocus) Recorded: Jul 6 2016 59 mins
    Imagine a world where all of your new customers guaranteed return on your marketing spend...

    Join this SmartFocus webinar, in association with Marketing Week, for insight into how you can target new, profitable customers and increase your company’s bottom line.

    Personalise in real-time to truly engage your customers, eliminate the need for extra resourcing, and contextualise at the top of the funnel to drive impressive growth for your business.

    Plus, discover:

    - Tactics around cross-channel content
    - Insight into real-time personalisation and contextualisation
    - Efficient strategies for finding new and profitable customers
    - How artificial intelligence is impacting the customer
  • Applying the Mini-MBA in Marketing Applying the Mini-MBA in Marketing Mark Ritson Recorded: Jun 30 2016 64 mins
    In this entertaining and useful 40 minute webinar, Professor Mark Ritson will discuss the structure of the Marketing Week Mini-MBA in Marketing and the logic behind the approach. He will then look at some recent case studies in marketing where the topics he will teach on the Mini-MBA are directly applicable. It’s a great chance to learn a bit more about the September course but also to get Ritson’s take on some of the big marketing moments of the past few months.
    The topics covered during the session will include:
    -Brand Equity
    -Market Orientation
    -Segmentation
    -Positioning
    -Marketing Communications
  • The AI revolution: How artificial intelligence can boost your bottom line The AI revolution: How artificial intelligence can boost your bottom line Ron Brachman, IEEE Fellow, Former Chief Scientist of Yahoo! Recorded: Jun 28 2016 35 mins
    Ever since iPhones came equipped with the soothing tones of Siri, artificial intelligence entered the mainstream. Whether answering basic questions or finding information on local architecture, artificial intelligence (AI) simulates human intelligence such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision making and even language translation. From the insurance industry’s anti-fraud efforts to the latest automobile technology (self-driving mini-vans anyone?) AI is revolutionizing products and services throughout the business world.

    From Google to Sony to Facebook, the big players are investing in AI and smart money is on its continuing relevance to emerging business. Join this VB Live event where experts lay out the AI landscape, tell you what you can expect in the next few years and the potential impacts on your bottom line.

    In this webinar, you’ll learn to:
    • Understand the AI outlook
    • Recognize the key players (what they know that you should too)
    • Anticipate changes in the AI landscape and plan accordingly
    • Find ways to integrate AI into your business plan

    Speakers include:
    * Ron Brachman, IEEE Fellow, Former Chief Scientist of Yahoo!
    * Tobias Goebel, Director of Emerging Technologies, Aspect Software
    * Akhil Aryan, VP of Product & Growth at Haptik.
    * Jon Cifuentes, Analyst, VentureBeat
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Register today for this free webinar.
  • Amplify your Christmas marketing: How to capture the attention of early shoppers Amplify your Christmas marketing: How to capture the attention of early shoppers Sara Hajjar (AdRoll), Lucy Tesseras (Marketing Week) Sep 7 2016 2:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Savvy marketers are already planning their Christmas campaigns, tailoring their approach to win new business, maximise ROI and stay front-of-mind with customers and prospects.

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

    Highlights include:

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

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

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

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

    Webinar attendees will learn to:

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


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

    Register for this free event today!
  • The Social Future of Virtual Reality The Social Future of Virtual Reality Alice Bonasio, Technology Author and Journalist Sep 13 2016 10:00 am UTC 45 mins
    VR is sometimes perceived as an isolating technology, where the user is cut off entirely from the real world in order to be fully immersed in the virtual one. Yet this doesn’t take into account how much of our lives are lived online, and how our identities and relationships are already built in connected virtual worlds. The Internet and social media have transformed every aspect of society by connecting people in ways that were previously unimaginable. Virtual Reality will build upon this interconnectedness, while at the same time making those connections much more compelling, meaningful and emotional. This introductory webinar will look at the unique aspects of the medium and ask how VR content producers can best leverage them to engage their audience.
  • 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 Sep 13 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)
  • 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 Sep 13 2016 4:00 pm UTC 45 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.
  • Fuel sales by 50% using social analytics Fuel sales by 50% using social analytics Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Sep 13 2016 7:30 pm UTC 30 mins
    So you've built an app or a website or a channel with excellent social interactions. Whether you meet your audience on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram, you are missing valuable data from your users that will increase conversions.

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

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

    From this webinar, you'll learn to:

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


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

    Register today for this free webinar

    Sponsored by Sysomos
  • Location-based Virtual Reality: Practical Experiences and Opportunities Location-based Virtual Reality: Practical Experiences and Opportunities Maren Demant, Immersive Experience Designer Sep 14 2016 10:00 am UTC 45 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.
  • Planning a Video Marketing Campaign: What to Expect and Where to Begin Planning a Video Marketing Campaign: What to Expect and Where to Begin Anastasia Antonakis, Principal Content Strategist, Incite. Creative Media House Sep 14 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Beginning a video marketing campaign can be daunting, in this webinar we will discuss what to expect when hiring a video production company, where to look for inspiration within your business, and how to leverage one video shoot into multiple pieces of content.
  • 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 extraordinaire Sep 14 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 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 get a brand’s message across.

    That's why we here at TapInfluence have 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 11amMDT. In this 1 hour webcast, you’ll learn:

    - Why video?
    - What to consider before getting started
    - Ways to get involved: DIY vs. Hired Production
    - Video equipment & editing software recommendations for the beginner, intermediate and advanced video enthusiasts
    - Working with brands on video projects


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

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

    This session will cover:

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

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

    • 8 different video types to support the BoFu
    • How to map your content to different stages of the funnel
    • What information your potential buyers are looking for
    • How to connect your video marketing campaigns to ROI
  • How to Make Video for Mobile Audiences - Brella Productions How to Make Video for Mobile Audiences - Brella Productions Mark Mallchok, Director of Accounts; Dave Less, Director of Video; Mark Rochon, Content Team Manager Sep 15 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Brella Productions’ Director of Video, Dave Less, and Content Team Manager, Mark Rochon join forces with Brella's Account Director, Mark Mallchok, to explore how one of the most important questions ask when making a marketing video is not just who is my audience, but how are they viewing the video? David, Mark and Mark will discuss the different approaches required for mobile video from the storytelling and the aesthetic/technical perspective. Can you be sure that your audience will have the audio turned on? Why does direct address to camera work so well for mobile? What’s the ideal length for a mobile video? Could a slick, commercial style video actually be less successful than a playful more personal story? Addressing these ideas through the concepts of mobile aesthetics, user authenticity, personalization, humor, narrative, and serialization, David Mark, and Mark explain how to optimize your video marketing for the vast mobile audience.
  • 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 Sep 15 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 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)?
  • 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 5,000 MQLs 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.
  • Email marketing: How to achieve 300% ROI Email marketing: How to achieve 300% ROI Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat 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
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    More speakers coming soon!

    Register for this executive session today.
  • Social appetizing: Winning at the intersection between social ads and apps Social appetizing: Winning at the intersection between social ads and apps Phillip Morelock, Chief Digital Officer and CRO, Playboy Oct 20 2016 7:30 pm UTC 30 mins
    Social appetizing, driving app downloads through social ads and then incentivizing social sharing mechanisms in-app to boost reach, is often a missed opportunity for companies. Part user-acquisition, part smart social advertising, the world of social appetizing can be complicated and confusing. Leveraging social networks to push app downloads doesn't have to be.

    In 2015, 2 billion mobile users downloaded over 350 billion apps and spent approximately 76 percent more time on their devices than in 2014. Mary Meeker’s trend report estimates that the industry is under-spending on mobile ads by around $25 billion. And gaining high-quality users is harder than ever.

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

    • Maximize social app advertising (appetizing) without scaring customers away
    • Influence consumers within apps to leverage social for a 360 degree effect
    • Understand how social ads help drive the app economy
    • Find out what works, what doesn’t, and who is the rising star in social appetizing

    Speakers include:
    * Phillip Morelock, Chief Digital Officer and CRO, Playboy
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology for VentureBeat
    • Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • BotBeat: The state of chatbots -How to win BotBeat: The state of chatbots -How to win Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat 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:
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology
    * Rachael Brownell, 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
  • 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.