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  • Metrics that matter: Mastering mobile marketing KPIs Metrics that matter: Mastering mobile marketing KPIs Sheila Bhardwaj, Director of Account Management, TUNE Recorded: Oct 20 2016 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.

    * Gwen Murray, Mobile Marketing Lead, Staples
    * Sheila Bhardwaj, Director of Account Management, TUNE
    * Wendy Schuchart, Analyst, VentureBeat
  • Digital Transformation with Inbound: An Enterprise Guide Digital Transformation with Inbound: An Enterprise Guide Shellie Hutchens, Director of Marketing, Mediacurrent Recorded: Oct 20 2016 33 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
  • Email marketing: How to achieve 300% ROI Email marketing: How to achieve 300% ROI Tommy Lamb, Director of Loyalty and Retention, Teleflora Recorded: Oct 19 2016 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

    * Tommy Lamb, Director of Loyalty and Retention, Teleflora
    * Traci Inglis, CMO, Just Fab
    * Chris Bernarbe, Sr. Marketing Manager, JetSuite
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Register for this executive session today.

    Sponsored by Emarsys
  • 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 Recorded: Oct 19 2016 58 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
  • Facebook Marketing Strategies Facebook Marketing Strategies Catherine Schutten, Sr. Marketing Manager Recorded: Oct 13 2016 49 mins
    Drive sales and reach customers interested in products and services you offer with the Facebook marketing strategies covered in this webinar.

    Marketing your business on Facebook is an incredibly efficient way to reach customers.

    With a few Facebook marketing strategies, you can reach local people interested in your business and increase sales.

    This 45-minute free webinar will cover:

    ✔ Creating a Facebook Page that attracts customers
    ✔ Marketing your business to new audiences on Facebook
    ✔ Ads that drive sales

    Register today for this webinar and start using the social media network to reach more local customers.
  • Virtual Reality is here. How should your brand activate today? Virtual Reality is here. How should your brand activate today? Bottle Rocket, Facebook, Playful, BigLook360 Recorded: Oct 13 2016 76 mins
    VR is opening new opportunities for brands to engage with their consumers right now. According to Forrester, the demand for VR technology and experiences is expected to increase nearly sixteen times by the year 2020. Join our discussion on how to leverage virtual reality to create a quick and deep understanding of your brand. The technology is ready to activate – from tetherless solutions like VR videos to high-end experiential with hand controllers for trade shows. What are the development factors your brand will need to consider? What types of narrative and interaction will be valuable for your business? Let’s talk about how you can become a recognized innovator in your industry.
  • Revolutionising buyer journeys, one interaction at a time Revolutionising buyer journeys, one interaction at a time Jon Dome, Manager Customer Roadmap, Harte Hanks and Alex Gill, Senior Director, Harte Hanks Recorded: Oct 13 2016 36 mins
    This webinar outlines breakthrough approaches B2B marketers can take to drive revenue through optimising the buyer journey, based on understanding buyers, the buying steps they take and the outcomes they are aiming for. We’ll look at how to understand the new digitally driven buying process including cues that buyers exhibit during different journey phases, the ‘buying’ jobs they perform through the process, the outcomes they are seeking and the interactions that happen. Then we’ll explore ways to design and deliver brilliant marketing solutions where every interaction is tailored to buyers’ needs, with special focus on those buying outcomes that are under-served.

    Intelligent management of the buyer journey is a vital component of strategies to drive better revenue and growth. This webinar will give you what you need to accelerate your efforts.

    You will learn:
    • How to understand buyers and their buyer journeys
    • How to take a step back from your current efforts to evaluate your audience and work out how to serve them better
    • How to improve the buyer journey and customer lifecycle
    • How to identify and act on buyers’ digital cues
    • The pillars of marketing success, and how to deploy them
  • The Data Dilemma The Data Dilemma Charlotte Rogers (Marketing Week) and Steve McNicholas (Managing Director of Marketing Solutions at Callcredit) Recorded: Oct 12 2016 43 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.
  • Website personalization: What online shoppers want now Website personalization: What online shoppers want now Emma Mcilroy, CEO, WildFang Recorded: Oct 6 2016 43 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

    * Emma Mcilroy, CEO, WildFang
    * Craig Schinn, senior director, Solutions Consulting, Lytics
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • Staying Ahead of Digital Disruption Staying Ahead of Digital Disruption Leonie Roderick (Marketing Week), David Aponovich (Senior Director, Digital Experience - Acquia) Recorded: Sep 29 2016 55 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
  • 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 Recorded: Sep 28 2016 48 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.
  • 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) Recorded: Sep 27 2016 44 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.
  • 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

    * 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

    * 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.
  • How to use AI in designing the customer experience How to use AI in designing the customer experience Jon Cifuentes, CEO, FoundRobot Oct 25 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    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.

    After 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 to design the customer experience. In this VB Live curated hour long workshop.

    * Jon Cifuentes, CEO, FoundRobot and VentureBeat analyst
    * Robert Hoffer, founder, Smarter Child
    * Nick Edwards, CEO, Boomtrain
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Boomtrain
  • Marketing Agencies: How that next campaign can (and must!) deliver more Marketing Agencies: How that next campaign can (and must!) deliver more Robert Gorby, Senior Director Language Cloud, SDL and Darryll Bayes, Associate Director of Marketing, The Church Agency Oct 26 2016 2:30 pm UTC 45 mins
    Near enough, is no longer good enough.

    The survival of the external agency is now determined not by creative originality, but by creative effectiveness.

    In a digital age in which the client marketing team is under extreme pressure to continuously shift the dial on acquisition and conversion rates, and have the analytics in real-time, the margin between success and failure can come down to a couple of percent in campaign effectiveness.

    In this webinar in partnership with B2B Marketing and The Church Agency, we’ll discuss:

    • The reality faced by marketing agencies to deliver effective global campaigns that speak locally
    • How to handle the balance of effective campaigns that resonate vs. cost vs. operational efficiency
    • How to handle the localization process and who owns responsibility: Agency vs. Client
    • The key questions you should be asking about localization & campaign results that can be achieved through great localization.
  • 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 27 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)
  • Funnel Vision: How to Improve your Digital Marketing Efforts Funnel Vision: How to Improve your Digital Marketing Efforts Sarah Vizard (MW), Alan Fitzgerald (Head Market Specialist, AdRoll) & Éadaoin Murphy (Senior Manager, HubSpot EMEA) Oct 27 2016 2:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Digital advertising has proven to be an effective tool for many marketers as display ads enable you to reach new audiences and retargeting can allow you to reconnect with existing prospects and customers. But how can digital marketing be most effectively leveraged within an inbound marketing strategy?

    In this Marketing Week webinar, in association with HubSpot and AdRoll, learn how to:

    Define the inbound marketing and sales funnel

    Create effective ads to support your retargeting efforts

    Identify where in the inbound methodology various forms of ads are most effective
  • 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

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

    More speakers coming soon!
  • What is Facebook Live? What is Facebook Live? Chris Johnson Oct 27 2016 7:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Staying up on all the new Social Trends as a Marketer is not always easy. Instagram, Blog, YouTube; there is a lot out there, are you staying up on all the trends? Have you tried one of the newest trends, Facebook Live? How does Facebook Live affect you and the way you market? Join us for a live webinar to talk about:

    •What Facebook Live is?
    •How it is Valuable to you?
    •How can it be Implemented into your marketing strategy?
  • 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

    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Jim Tuerk, Director of Business Development, Reverb
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Register for this free executive session today
  • Optimising Social Media Employee Advocacy for ROI Optimising Social Media Employee Advocacy for ROI Samson Kovacs Cert SocM, Head of Marketing Delivery Nov 16 2016 10:00 am UTC 45 mins
    This webinar is designed to help decision makers and senior marketing individuals unlock the power of their employee workforce through social media advocacy. The session will cover the benefits, challenges and best practices of employee advocacy. By debunking the myths associated, we aim to give you a clear set of practical guidelines which will formulate the basis of your employee advocacy strategy. Sign up for the 45 minute webinar where we will help:

    - optimise your current activities with helpful dos and don'ts
    - show how social media reach can be significantly improved using impressions as a key metric
    - provide advice on establishing and responding to new engagements
    - provide a strategy to generate new social media leads

    Join us for this interactive webinar that will allow attendees to participate in polls and a live Q&A session, where our presenter will answer your queries on-demand.
  • 10 Video Mistakes to Avoid in 2017 10 Video Mistakes to Avoid in 2017 Paul Hurley, Owner at Handface Video Productions Nov 16 2016 11:00 am UTC 45 mins
    Revealed! The 10 biggest mistakes companies and organisations make when commissioning and creating online video. Paul Hurley, MD of Handface Productions has made videos for small and medium businesses as well as blue chip clients, and has written a book on the subject (Viral: The Social Video Handbook).

    He'll reveal the mistakes he sees companies making again and again which prevent their videos from being truly effective. Topics will include:

    The Number 1 mistake companies make at the first stage of making a video
    How to avoid having a 'lonely' YouTube channel
    Strategy tips to ensure your video succeeds
  • Organic: recipes for B2B social media success Organic: recipes for B2B social media success Charlie Sanchez, Social Media Manager, Fieldworks Marketing Nov 16 2016 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    “In world where money talks and organic reach is at an all-time low across social media, how can those without large advertising budgets get their message seen by the right people? In this session, we examine organic B2B social media marketing strategies that will help businesses grow brand awareness, identify and pursue potential leads and add a vital element of personalisation to their marketing. On top of this, we will discuss some of the best practice approaches when it comes to optimising and measuring the success of organic activity.”
  • 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 Influencer Marketing Supports Your Social Media Strategy How Influencer Marketing Supports Your Social Media Strategy Jim Tobin CEO and founder, Ignite Social Media President & Michelle Dziuban, Manager, Marketing Communications, TapInfluence Nov 16 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Like everything else in social media marketing, influencer marketing has evolved rapidly over the last 9 years. As brands work harder to reach a smaller percentage of fans on social media, influencer marketing has become a core part of the larger social media strategy. In this dynamic webinar, Jim and Michelle will cover how to engage with influencers in a way that is mutually beneficial, how to produce content at scale and how the best brands use influencer marketing to support their social media strategies.


    Jim Tobin, CEO and founder, Ignite Social Media
    President, Carusele
    Author of 2008's "Social Media is a Cocktail Party" and 2013's "Earn It. Don't Buy It."

    Michelle Dziuban
    Manager, Marketing Communications, TapInfluence
    Prior, Social Media Manager, Cision
    Frequent author and speaker
  • 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.
  • Programmatic CRM: Reach micro-targeting nirvana at half the cost Programmatic CRM: Reach micro-targeting nirvana at half the cost VentureBeat Nov 17 2016 4:00 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.

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

    Sponsored by Blueshift
  • 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.
  • Beyond Facebook: Finding the Right Social Platforms for your Brand Beyond Facebook: Finding the Right Social Platforms for your Brand Kirya Francis, Director of Media & Research Technology, GSD&M Nov 17 2016 7:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Everyone is on Facebook, right? Wrong. Every day, there are new social media platforms launching and diluting the impact each social media platform has. And while we’re in the era of social media dominance, there’s still a large population that falls under “non-social savvy.” Believe it or not.

    This session will help us understand today’s social media landscape and help brands and marketers discover what the right platforms are for their audience. It will also dig into key marketing tools and metrics that help engage and attract the target customer and dial into why having a responsive process is critical for brand visibility, integrity, and equity.
  • The 2016 State of Marketing Attribution in the UK, France, and Germany The 2016 State of Marketing Attribution in the UK, France, and Germany Gavin Flood (Marketing Director, AdRoll EMEA) and Jim Clark (Research Director, Econsultancy) Nov 22 2016 3:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Attribution is often described as trying to find a single source of truth for the relative impact of every channel on the customer path to conversion.

    However, the proliferation of the marketing stack, advertising channels, and user devices has made that search ever more challenging, as have the various schools of thought around the best attribution strategies.

    Thus, AdRoll has partnered with Econsultancy to evaluate the state of marketing attribution in the UK, France and Germany. Join Gavin Flood, AdRoll EMEA marketing director, and Jim Clark, Econsultancy research director on November 22nd for a live webinar to make sense of attribution in 2016.

    In this webinar you will learn how to tackle numerous attribution challenges:

    - Learn why most organisations don’t carry out attribution across the majority of their campaigns and how to remedy this.
    - Benchmark your organisation against your peers and find out which methods and technologies they are using.
    - Discover the skills and training needed for successful attribution.
    - Ask any and all your questions live.
  • Social Platforms for Virtual Reality Social Platforms for Virtual Reality Alice Bonasio, Technology Author and Journalist Nov 29 2016 11:00 am UTC 60 mins
    There is an arms race going on in the Virtual Reality world, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.

    In the upcoming VR boom, the platform that enables user-generated virtual experiences that are both social and shareable will become the next Facebook. And although we shouldn’t count Facebook itself out of this picture, right now it’s anybody’s game to win.

    In this talk I’ll look at four of the major players working to bring social VR to the masses, what they are going to offer, and how they hope to monetize. What gives them the edge, and why should we all care?
  • VR The Future of the Creative World VR The Future of the Creative World Ryan A Bell, Head of Studio, VRScout & Rob Crasco: VR Influencer/Entrepreneur Nov 30 2016 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Will Virtual Reality connect us to the world or separate us?

    Join world creator Rob Crasco and speaker Ryan A Bell for a special live discussion on immersive media, tipping points and the future of creating. In this session you’ll learn how to get started in VR, the mentality of the future creator, building worlds and, of course, what will happen in the future.
  • 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 Dec 13 2016 8:30 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