The CMO role is in a time of great change. On the B2C side, we're seeing several noted CPG brands like Coca Cola eschewing the CMO role and instead hiring Chief Growth Officers. In B2B, there is some traction in the rise of CGOs but the broader trend shows the CMO role becoming much more metrics and revenue-driven. It's an exciting time for marketers but it's critical to understand what's driving this dramatic shift.
Liz Miller, SVP, Marketing at CMO Council will host a lively roundtable with several notable CMOs. In this session we'll explore why this shift is happening, how businesses should think about these leadership roles, and what this means for Marketing as a whole.
- How the emergence of key technologies has powered the shift to CGOs and revenue-focused CMOs
- How the need for growth influences breaking down old siloes across organizations and placing big bets on innovation
- What a CGO does and whether your company needs one today
Content and influencer marketing are hot topics for B2B marketers all over the world as two of the most promising strategies for attracting, engaging and converting ideal customers.
What many marketers don’t realize is how collaborating with influencers can create even more credible, relevant, and optimized experiences for target accounts.
Join Lee Odden to learn how working with influencers and their communities can help scale quality B2B content that gets results.
Understanding industry benchmarks and navigating marketing trends can be difficult.
We recently conducted a survey with Heinz Marketing and gathered real data to better understand the issues faced by B2B marketing teams, as well as B2B audience expectations.
In this webinar, Matt Heinz will take you through the survey findings and help you determine where to focus your B2B marketing efforts and comprehend the changing content marketing landscape.
50% of B2B organizations say they are in the “experimenting phase” of influencer marketing, while more than half of B2C companies say they have established programs in place. What are B2B marketers waiting for? The time to establish an influencer marketing program is now, before your competition does!
In this webinar, Alison will explain how she led the creation of the first influencer marketing program at a software company. She will share tips for selecting influencers, creating content, measuring results, and lessons learned from running a B2B influencer program.
70% of marketers have pledged to create more content this year. How are you going to stand out from the increase in blog posts, ebooks, and white papers across all marketing campaigns? Learn 3 ways to transform your PDF-first marketing strategies into stronger, more engaging experiences that connect with your audience!Read more >
Many B2B marketing teams have introduced webinars into their marketing mix. These web-based events attract qualified, invested audiences that you can convert into leads weeks before the content goes live, and months after it’s recorded. Are you making the most of this powerful lead generation asset?
Join this live webinar with BrightTALK and Uberflip to hear B2B webinar best practices and learn:
- How to optimize your webinar sign up process to get more registrants and how to get people to actually show up!
- How to leverage your recorded webinars to drive leads
- How to use paid amplification to drive even more MQLs from your webinar library
Content marketing is the very foundation of any marketing strategy. With limited time and resources, content is easily one of the best investments any business can make.
Targeted content can form the backbone for influencer and inbound marketing initiatives, thus maximizing the utility of short-form articles, white papers, ebooks, or infographics. In this presentation we take a look at how businesses can gain awareness, build trust, and grow with a content-first mentality.
Things you’ll learn:
- How to maximize your spend with content
- The Content Formula (Medium + Distribution x Frequency = Sales)
- Diversification of distribution and how to use digital assets effectively
Messaging misalignment can lead to lost revenue. From product positioning, to demo’s, to questions about the competition, every interaction with prospective customers is an opportunity for the right — or wrong — messaging to influence a potential sale. You work hard to perfect the corporate and product message; be sure sales gets it right! In this webinar, you will learn:
- Why messaging certification increases sales velocity and increases revenue;
- Who needs to be involved in the establishment of a certification process for sales;
- Where certification can make the biggest impact (e.g.: product launches);
- How to execute and build repeatable certification frameworks.
Every B2B marketer knows that great content is a key ingredient for winning growth strategy. Content marketing has changed dramatically since the “more is more” days. The best marketing teams, armed with better measurement capabilities, are taking a more thoughtful approach, delivering helpful, high-quality content and attributing its impact on growth. They’re also shifting their content mix. With 80% of web traffic expected to be video by 2020 (Cisco), streaming content like webinars and videos are no longer just a tick box for a top funnel asset. Target audiences want more engaging, interactive and human experiences online. Successful content teams are acquiring and inspiring their ideal audiences how, when and where they want at all stages of the customer journey.
In this lively roundtable, marketing content expert Steve Gershik and top marketers on the cutting edge of content will discuss:
- Leveraging the most compelling forms of content in 2018 at every stage of the buyer’s journey
- Making great storytelling a key part of your process
- Tips for measurement of content performance, connecting campaigns to revenue
When asked if they have good Sales and Marketing alignment, many leaders would quickly nod their heads. "Of course we do!" But when it comes down to it, is that alignment real? Are there clear SLAs in place for the treatment of leads and opportunities on both the Sales and Marketing sides? Is the impact of that alignment measurable? Do lead flow, reporting and other critical operations plumbing work as they should? How does this need to evolve as marketing is being asked to support growth across the customer experience?
We're excited to feature noted Marketing and Sales expert Matt Heinz, who will moderate a roundtable with visionaries from both functions where we'll discuss how to make tangible, measurable Sales and Marketing alignment a reality.
In this roundtable we'll cover topics like:
- How the best teams have operationalized Marketing and Sales' responsibilities
- How to measure the Marketing's influence at all stages of the buying cycle
- Which operational pitfalls to avoid
Your marketing team spends tons of time and resources developing the right content to engage your top personas and accounts. But what if you could engage your sales team while making them look like rockstars with your content? Learn how Sigstr, Terminus and Uberflip run their ABM campaigns and empower their sales teams with content. It’s time to move away from the traditional demand gen and outbound sales tactics with a focus on pure volume and towards a personalized approach.
You’ll discover strategies and tips to:
- Personalize your account based content at scale
- Leverage your sales team as your secret weapon for content distribution
- Win over your top accounts!
There are two areas of GDPR that are most relevant to us in Marketing - consent and legitimate interest. Without gaining one of these, we are unable to communicate with our marketing database in a post-GDPR world and therefore run the risk of losing a large percentage of our marketable database. Not only are we fearing that but with non-GDPR compliant fines being up to 4% of global turnover, this is a topic now very much on the radar of the c-suite.
So how can we go about generating marketing opt-ins and capture consent?
In this fast-paced webinar, you'll learn how to use content to turn customers into volunteer marketers. Join best-selling author and digital marketing celebrity Jay Baer, and he'll unveil his framework for Talk Triggers: content that creates word-of-mouth.Read more >
We spend so much time and money on getting our audience to read our content. But what are we learning about them? And what are our returns on investment?
Content marketing is more than just likes, shares, hits and clicks. It’s a perfect opportunity to learn more about our customers’ personal traits, preferences, needs and challenges – and to translate those insights into personalized pitches that convert like a machine.
Learn how you can use interactive content marketing to engage your audience, capture deeper insights about them and personalize content to maximize conversion. Get inspired with loads of examples and leave with great ideas for your content marketing efforts.
• What is interactive content marketing and why are leading brands using it?
• New lead-gen tactics using interactive content
• The 3-step process for higher conversion
• Analyzing your data needs & how to capture it
• How to qualify, segment and deliver high-precision pitches
• Loads of examples and inspiration
BrightTALK and Dot have created this fun little “What Is Your Marketing Superpower?” quiz: https://dot.vu/p/interactive/marketing-superpower-brighttalk/.
Are you a creative genius, data nerd, social media maven or lead-gen machine? Take the quiz to find out (it only takes a minute)! We will be using this quiz as an example to explain some of the concepts, so taking it will also improve your experience while you’re tuned in to the talk.
Featuring: Katie Martell, On-Demand Marketer, at BrightTALK's Content Strategy & Distribution Summit.
What do Salesforce, Apple, and the South Beach Diet have in common? They motivate others to action against an enemy - and it isn't the competition.
While your buyers are certainly motivated by benefits, they are more likely to be truly galvanized when called to rally against a common foe. This is what creates movements that build momentum for brands.
The right enemy can also be a powerful way to focus our marketing team and improve our content marketing. Join this session, and find your antagonist.
Katie Martell is a millennial CMO and entrepreneur. She has been named a "marketing expert to follow", a top 10 marketing writer on LinkedIn, and top 3 most influential B2B marketer on Twitter. Katie has spent the last decade marketing to marketers, and today serves a variety of companies as an on-demand marketing consultant. Learn more at www.katie-martell.com
Over 90% of marketers recognize the value of account-based marketing (ABM), but few understand where to get started and how to successfully implement ABM at their B2B organization.
It's time to clear the fog and take a comprehensive look at the people, processes, and tools that are involved when putting ABM into action.
In this webinar, we share the key elements you need to succeed with your ABM strategy.
You will learn:
- How to define your target accounts
- How to use ABM to attract customers that will grow your business
- How to measure the success of your ABM campaigns
If you’re already using Marketo, then you know that marketing automation is an indispensable tool for executing your B2B marketing strategy. But the majority of B2B marketers still feel that they’re not using the technology to its full potential.
In this presentation, Brian Glover, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Marketo, will reveal various hacks for getting better results out of Marketo.
You will learn:
- How to effectively nurture your leads with a personalized conversation using Marketo's Customer Engagement Engine
- How to use first-touch and multi-touch attribution to determine marketing's contribution to sales
- How to take your personalized campaigns across all channels including social (using AdBridge) and your website (using Website Personalization)
Content marketing has long been a staple of the B2B marketing mix. But as more organizations are creating more content, how do you make sure your content breaks through the noise and actually creates value?
In this webinar, marketing leaders from Bizible, BrightInfo, and Uberflip discuss key components to planning, executing, and measuring content marketing that moves the needle.
The webinar will answer key questions, including:
• What is content fitness? And why does it matter?
• How do I build a knockout content experience?
• Should I be gating content?
• How do I measure the buyer's content journey? And how do I optimize it?
What would you know about a person from his email ID or location? How would you understand the person on the other end of the conversation or meeting?
The deep understanding of consumers or customers beyond the superficial layer is soon going to be not just a ‘good to have’ but also a basic hygiene for a successful and long-lasting relationship. Be it striking up a conversation with a prospect, merely handling customer queries, or finding the right candidate to hire for the available marketing role, the use of profile enrichment is finding paramount importance in sustaining healthy engagements with those who matter.
Explore the world of AI and its endless possibilities to know people around you better.
- What are AI-built individual deep insights?
- Latest trends in marketing using AI
- How to improve segmentation and personalize communication
- How to take better marketing decisions using a 360-degree individual profile
About the Presenters
Amisha Sethi, Vice President of Global Marketing, Frrole Inc.
Amisha has worked in leadership roles with global giants like Airtel, BlackBerry and Air Asia amongst many others. In addition, a bestselling author of the book "It doesn't hurt to be nice", she is an executive scholar from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago.
Amarpreet Kalkat, CEO & Co-Founder, Frrole Inc
Amar has worked closely with products in reputed firms like Nokia, Trilogy and Hewlett Packard until he found his true passion and co-founded Ciafo. This was the beginning of his entrepreneurial journey and later on, he went to establish Frrole. A Machine Learning aficionado and limit-pusher, he is an MBA graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode.
We’ve all seen the explosion of marketing technology companies over the past several years, clearly illustrated in Scott Brinker’s Marketing Technology Landscape that grew from 150 companies in 2011 to over 5,000 last year.
Today, we’re seeing many marketers who have been part of the martech tool buying spree in recent years take a step back and assess both how their stack works together and if they’re getting ROI from each piece. On the other hand, exciting developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have added capabilities and enhanced others.
So how do we make sense of the martech landscape today? How do you build a stack that answers business needs and takes advantage of cutting edge technology?
We’re excited to feature David Lewis, CEO of DemandGen, a leader at the forefront of making sense of today’s marketing tools for his clients, along with several innovative marketers who will discuss:
- Martech’s evolution in recent years
- Building a stack that makes business sense and delivers ROI
- Where martech is going, notably the impact of AI
Make your marketing teams more effective with function based roles and responsibilities. Join Amanda Wilson of Qvidian as she discusses the value of aligning your marketing team's roles and responsibilities based on function vs. tactic.Read more >