Roundtable: Fueling the demand-gen engine with social selling

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Today, support for the sales team doesn’t just have to come through traditional mailers, events and online ads.

A strong ally for your marketing efforts comes in the form of the team that manages social media within your corporate communications.

While traditional marketing efforts are successful, TriNet’s marketing team connects the dots and leverages integrated campaigns with social media push to boost marketing efficiency.

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Roundtable: ABM in Traditional DemandGen–A Hybrid Approach

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WhiteHat Security has been in the business of securing web applications for 15 years. It had a well-established traditional demand generation model and mix of marketing program to reach lead goals.

Looking for ways to target and reach more of those ideal customers, what steps did it take to expand on that to incorporate account-based marketing into their practices?

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George C. McNutt Scholarship Fund Unveiled

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NorCal BMA is proud to offer a brand new scholarship opportunity for students in the fields of advertising, marketing and communications, especially those interested in the field of B2B marketing.

With a generous endowment from the late George C. McNutt (1905-1992), the first President of NorCal BMA, we are able to offer this scholarship that will benefit up to two Bay Area students in 2017.  Read more

Recap: Map Value Creation for Greater Customer Relationship Intelligence

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Below is the video recap of the talk by Linda Sharp. While the slides are not captured in the video itself, a separate slide deck is given below. You can flip the slides in sync with how the talk sequenced them.

The slide deck for this presentation is available here.

You may want to open it in a separate window and follow along as the video progresses.

Recap: Roundtable: Struggling with Content Chaos?

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Amidst surprisingly warm weather during the early stages of fall, B2B marketers from an array of the world’s top B2B tech brands, B2B startups, consultants and like minded marketing peers in the Bay Area, convened for a much welcomed, intimate and interactive Happy Hour event.

This was the 7th consecutive sold out Happy Hour Roundtable since the launch of the series in April 2016.

Jamie Mendez, Director Channel Marketing at IBM’s PartnerWorld and Nicole Sommerfeld, VP at TDA Group, an IBM Content agency, led a lively discussion around, “Conducting a Choir”.  In other words, they shared their secrets for creating a successful digital venue for varying constituents to speak to and engage their channel partners.  Their success is measurable with YOY traffic growth of 50% and average time spent on page of over a minute.

Some key takeaways that arose from the group discussion:

  • voices must be genuine
  • you can’t set it and forget it
  • the philosophies are scalable to large and small organizations alike.

Networking before and after the session with wine served by a certified sommelier and artisan appetizers continue to draw in a fun and engaged group.

And surprise giveaways from companies like Plantronics make for even more fun.

Don’t miss out on the last Happy Hour Roundtable of 2017 on November 14h!  For more information and to register…click here.

An attendee’s perspective on NorCal BMA roundtables

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Did you know that we started our new and improved series of roundtables back in April of this year, and we have had a string of SEVEN straight sold-out engagements?

If you have missed this experience, it's not too late to plan for our next one on November 14.

In the meantime, we caught up with Helene Eichler, a regular at most of our events, and picked her brain on what makes our roundtables tick. Here's her take on it...

The marketing tech stack of tomorrow

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Marketing spend on technology is growing faster than any other department and predicted to soon surpass even the IT department's spend. There's no profession where technology is having a more profound impact on performance than Marketing. What worked 5 years isn't working today. And what's working today, won't work tomorrow.

Technology has become as much of a marketing differentiator as your product and message. Whether it's CRM, content management, marketing automation, ABM, app dev, or analytics - if you're not leading when it comes to technology, you're going to get left behind.

Come join us for an exciting discussion where Kaushik Patel of ThoughtSpot will dive into some of the latest marketing technologies on the market and offer advice on how to get the most out of them.

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