NorCal BMA Summer Mixer 2017

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You know how it goes ...

All work and no play makes B2B marketers miss deadlines!

At NorCal BMA, we have the tradition of helping you catch some R&R in the summer months. We had our rest in June this year. Our time for relaxation in 2017 is July, and we are ready to return to our favorite haunt!

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Gaining Truth and Actions from Attribution

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Attribution has been a hot marketing buzzword.

And it deserves the buzz, given the importance of connecting the dots between marketing campaigns and revenue driven.

While B2B marketers have tracked attribution routinely, it is tricky to measure true attribution which may connect the dots from the original campaign to revenue generated, through intermediate campaigns.

Increasing the ROI from marketing campaigns depends on how well true attribution is measured.

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Mark Weiner

Positioning and Messaging Strategies for Effective Marketing

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The success of a marketing campaign or overall strategy ultimately depends on how a company's end customers perceive, accept and adopt a product's value proposition / positioning / resulting messaging.

Especially in high technology markets, where new purchases are investments measured by impact to the business and return on investment, a product's value proposition has to be extremely clear, tangible and differentiated in order to achieve vendor preference, as well as maintain desired pricing and margin levels.

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Drive Marketing Performance by Winning the Renewal of Your Employees

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At no other time in modern marketing history, has the role and influence of talent determined the success or failure of a marketing team, department or organization. With increases in specialized needs, competition for talent, tremendous choice of employer, etc., there’s no wonder that marketing decision makers are focusing their efforts on building the marketing department of the future, now.

Recent articles and thought leader studies confirm this rapidly accelerating trend:

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Sales Acceleration by Marketing: A Dun & Bradstreet Perspective

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Rishi Dave, CMO, Dun & Bradstreet Twitter: @RishiPDave

Rishi Dave, CMO, Dun & Bradstreet
Twitter: @RishiPDave

NorCal BMA recently had an opportunity to meet with Rishi Dave, Chief Marketing Officer at Dun & Bradstreet. As a topic near and dear to Bay Area B2B marketers, Sales Acceleration was the central theme of our discussion. We are delighted to present below the highlights of our conversation.

"Today, marketing can provide salespeople—in near real-time—actionable data when, how, and where they need it to move prospects to profitable customers."

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Eric Andrews joins the board as at-large member

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Eric AndrewsWe are pleased to announce that Eric Andrews joins the NorCal BMA board as an at-large member. In this role, Eric will be driving specific projects for the chapter from time to time.

Eric currently serves as VP Demand Operations for Oracle. In this role, he  has global responsibility for marketing operations, demand generation, digital marketing and sales plays for the Cloud Infrastructure Group.

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Partner Event: Changing Face of B2B Marketing

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NorCal BMA has partnered with Just Media and Google to bring you an exclusive Bay Area B2B Marketers event on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the Google Campus in Mountain View.

The world of B2B marketing is evolving at light speed, so it's essential that marketers continuously modernize their digital presence and use of paid media channels to drive revenue and remain competitive.

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