Create a Marketing Strategy That’s Not Annoying, Says Bombora VP Nirosha Methananda
Create a Marketing Strategy That’s Not Annoying, Says Bombora VP

“It’s really about customer experience,” says Nirosha Methananda, VP of Marketing at Bombora. “I think that is something fundamental to marketing. I feel like we have gone down this path of almost over automating and having to constantly pounce on people without necessarily being conscious and mindful of what their experience is on the other end.”

Conversational Marketing Closes the Gap Between B2C and B2B, Says Drift Marketing VP

Conversational marketing is a whole new way of thinking about marketing and sales, says Dave Gerhardt, VP of Marketing at Drift. “We go to our jobs in B2B and none of the tools that we use match how we actually buy as real people. It’s really closing the gap between B2C and B2B. We just call it B2P, marketing to people.”

Ecommerce, Search, Social… and Conversational Space?

When I look at the conversational space I think it’s going to have as much impact as ecommerce or search or social, says LivePerson CEO Rob Locascio. The conversational space is going to be just as big.

Ecommerce Nearing $1 Trillion
Ecommerce Nearing $1 Trillion

“We’re forecasting that ecommerce spending this year will be somewhere between $850 billion and $930 billion,” says John Copeland, Vice President of Marketing Science and Customer Insights at Adobe. This would be a 14 percent increase over last year.

Target CEO Says Digital Performance Up 50%
Target CEO Says Digital Performance Up 50%

“Our digital performance was up 50 percent,” says Target CEO Brian Cornell. “As we gain…

Disney Accelerating Pivot To a DTC-First Business Model
Disney Accelerating Pivot To DTC-First Business Model

During yesterday’s earnings call Disney CEO Bob Chapek said it has accelerated the company’s pivot towards a DTC-first business model.

T-Mobile CEO: Our Competitors Spent $80 Billion To Catch Up and They Fell Short
T-Mobile CEO: Our Competitors Spent $80 Billion To Catch Up and They Fell Short

“Our competitors just spent a combined $80 billion trying to catch up and match us…

Salesforce Buys Slack for $27.7 Billion
Salesforce Buys Slack for $27.7 Billion

Salesforce announced that it is buying Slack for $27.7 billion in cash and stock. The company says that combining Slack with Salesforce Customer 360 will be transformative for customers and the industry.

Luxury Online Retailer Farfetch Focusing on Technology to Improve the Consumer Experience

Luxury online retailer Farfetch, where prices start at around a thousand dollars, had a breakout IPO on Thursday raising $885 million while setting a valuation of $6.2 billion on the company.

Are Big Physical Tech Conferences Dead?
Are Big Physical Tech Conferences Dead?

CEOs around the country and the world are debating whether they should abandon expensive physical conferences altogether once the pandemic restrictions are lifted.