Justin Norris of Perkuto on the State of B2B Advertising, How ABM is Making Outbound Cool Again, and Extending Marketo [Podcast]

This week, we’re joined by Justin Norris, Solutions Architect at Perkuto to talk about how his experience with hundreds of Marketo-based sales and marketing stacks has given him a unique perspective on sales automation, lead routing, and architecting solutions that string together many technologies and systems to do awesome things. Justin also chats with the hosts about his thoughts on B2B advertising and why ABM is making outbound cool again.

Adrian Chang, Director of Customer Programs at Oracle Marketing Cloud on Trends to Watch for 2017 [Podcast]

We are so excited to bring you a new episode of Stack & Flow with our latest guest, Adrian Chang. He is the Director of Customer Programs at Oracle Eloqua, where he has worked for nearly ten years, and is a marketing automation pro. Obviously no stranger to the ever-evolving world of martech, Adrian helps the hosts break down this year’s Gartner Hype Cycle for Digital Marketing and Advertising, including why companies are investing more in technologies that will help marketers deliver the best of the brand with customer data. He also shares how to get started with machine learning, and what trends will be big in 2017.

The State of B2B Software Reviews, Martech Growth and the G2 Stack [Podcast]

G2Crowd is disrupting the traditional analyst quadrants. The online B2B software review company has built an impressive community made up of over 100,000 crowdsourced reviews from real-life users, then turns those thousands of data points into trend reports, a la Gartner and Forrester. In this episode of Stack & Flow, G2’s Chief Marketing Officer, Adrienne Weissman, shares her thoughts on how consumer review sites have helped to shape the B2B software buyer’s expectations, what the relatively young company is doing to drum up demand generation, and why good project management helps align their sales and marketing team for better ideation and execution.

Infer Introduces New Connector for Microsoft Dynamics 365 to Help Amplify Sales Effectiveness

Press Release: New Integration Marks Significant Expansion of Infer’s Open Ecosystem, with Over a Dozen Pre-Built Connectors

Infer Inc., a leading predictive sales and marketing platform that helps companies win more customers, further expanded its open ecosystem today with a new connector for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales. With this integration, Infer now supports all of the major customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation (MA) platforms, and offers more connectors than any vendor in its industry. By bringing predictive analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) into any application a company uses, Infer helps businesses fuel more intelligent, successful customer growth strategies.

Infer mines comprehensive customer information and buying signals from CRM, MA and web analytics systems, and returns accurate predictions and insights through connectors for Dynamics 365 for Sales, Salesforce CRM, Marketo, Oracle AppCloud, Pardot, HubSpot and Google Analytics. It also pushes out data signals, predictions, profile segments and other useful insights to sales management and engagement applications – including AdRoll, LeanData and Velocify – in order to orchestrate a variety of go-to-market workflows across automation platforms. Finally, Infer delivers its predictive intelligence to analytics systems like Microsoft Power BI, InsightSquared and Tableau to drive transparency through next-generation sales and marketing management reporting. Infer’s predictive platform can also seamlessly connect with any other system via open REST application programming interfaces (APIs).

Where are You on the Path to Predictive?

Going into 2015, experts agree that predictive analytics will provide differentiation to companies in increasingly competitive markets. Now that these tools are readily available to businesses of all sizes, salespeople and marketers need to make the leap from being simply data-driven to being fully predictive-driven. So, where are you on this path?

As any organization grows, it naturally progresses towards greater data sophistication, which increases the efficiency at which you can operate. In sales and marketing, we typically see five levels of customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation (MA) maturity, and at each stage customer insight grows and automation increases:

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Infer Joins New Salesforce Analytics Cloud Ecosystem to Advance Predictive-First Sales and Marketing Intelligence

Press Release: Infer’s predictive intelligence platform harnesses the power of Salesforce Analytics Cloud to give business users accurate, forward-looking sales and marketing insight on any device

Infer Inc., a leading provider of predictive applications that help companies win more customers, today announced it has joined the Salesforce Analytics Cloud ecosystem. Infer helps businesses predict and prioritize the highest potential sales and marketing prospects by using advanced data science and external signals from the web. Many fast-growing companies – including AdRoll, Box, New Relic, Optimizely and Xactly – already use Infer Scores inside of their Salesforce Dashboards to unlock revenue. Salesforce Analytics Cloud now empowers Infer’s customers with a whole new level of insight across the sales and marketing funnel.

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