Demand Gen Report Announces Winners Of 9th Annual Killer Content Awards

Demand Gen Report | March 04, 2020

Demand Gen Report has unveiled the winners of its ninth annual Killer Content Awards (KCAs). Since 2012, the KCAs have spotlighted B2B brands that are pushing creative limits, embracing new storytelling methods, formats and campaign strategies, to better engage audiences through their content. The 36 winners were announced during an exclusive cocktail reception at the 2020 B2B Marketing Exchange in Scottsdale, Ariz. Garnering approximately 150 nominations, the Demand Gen Report editorial and design team worked diligently to select their list of finalists, which include established brands such as Equifax and disruptive tech companies like Clio.

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LeanData Announces Winners of the 2022 OpsStars Awards

LeanData | September 17, 2022

LeanData, the modern revenue orchestration platform for today's growth leaders, today announced winners of the 2022 OpsStars Awards, the industry's first awards program designed to celebrate operations leaders forging new paths to revenue growth in B2B. Now in its fourth year, the OpsStars Awards recognize the strategic contribution, innovation and impact of revenue leaders within the global operations community. "Operations has always been the backbone of go-to-market strategy, execution and ultimately revenue growth. But within recent years, this strategic and mission-critical function has truly emerged as the superhero of the modern revenue engine," said Evan Liang, CEO of LeanData. "Operations has always been the backbone of go-to-market strategy, execution and ultimately revenue growth. But within recent years, this strategic and mission-critical function has truly emerged as the superhero of the modern revenue engine," said Evan Liang, CEO of LeanData. "We're pleased to shine a light on the leading innovators in operations, whether they're early in their careers or veterans in the field. Congratulations to all those who shared their impressive success stories this year." Winners of the 2022 OpsStars Awards are: Account-Based Program of the Year Winner: Expedient Buyer Experience Impact Award Winner: Shopify Digital Transformation Award Winner: Saviynt Go-To-Market Agility Powered by Operational Excellence Winner: Maxio Lead Management Program Transformation of the Year (Emerging Enterprise) Winner: Everbridge Lead Management Program Transformation of the Year (Large Enterprise) Winner: Dell Technologies Most Cutting-Edge Ops Program of the Year Winner: Similarweb OpsStar of the Year Winner: Travis Henry, Director of Sales Development Operations and Enablement, Snowflake Since its inception, OpsStars has established itself as the definitive community and conference for operations professionals, bringing together thousands of B2B sales, marketing, customer and revenue operations leaders into one place for sharing best practices, career development and networking. The OpsStars Awards are a natural extension of this community, recognizing both the increasingly strategic role operations professionals play in driving revenue as well as the ground-breaking innovations many of these leaders are driving in their own organizations. Held alongside Salesforce's Dreamforce event, the seventh-annual OpsStars 2022 conference will take place September 21-22 at The San Francisco Mint in San Francisco, Calif. To register, visit www.ops-stars.com About LeanData Today's growth leaders are powering their B2B selling with LeanData, the gold standard in modern revenue orchestration and an essential element of the modern RevTech stack. The LeanData Revenue Orchestration Platform, powered by No-Code Automation, simplifies and accelerates coordination of all the plays, people and processes needed to transform buyer signals into buying decisions. LeanData is inspiring a global movement among its 800+ customers and community of 5000+ OpsStars worldwide, empowering them with revenue operations excellence that translates into compelling buyer experiences and competitive advantage. See www.leandata.com.

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Optimizely Introduces Unlimited Potential for Digital Leaders at Opticon 2022

Optimizely | October 11, 2022

Optimizely, the leading digital experience platform (DXP) provider enabling Boundless Digital Invention, has wrapped its annual Opticon event. Opticon brought together and connected leaders of technology, media, business, and brands for conversations on the rapid evolutions and innovations shaping marketing and the future of digital experiences. Optimizely welcomed nearly 900 attendees from industry-leading brands, as well as customers, media, analysts, and more across 45 sessions during the three-day event focused on future-forward solutions to the industry’s most complex challenges and “enemies” of every digital leader: complexity to get things done, uncertainty about what works, and inertia caused by siloed and non-actionable data. Additional highlights from this year’s event, include: The Future is Boundless: In his keynote session, Alex Atzberger, Chief Executive Officer at Optimizely, outlined the complexities holding brands back from achieving outcomes and introduced Boundless Digital Invention, a new way for digital leaders to improve outcomes such as increased revenue, lower TCO, and decreased customer acquisition costs. “At Optimizely, we unleash brand potential as the world’s only DXP designed to help reinvent how marketing works. With Boundless Digital Invention, marketers can orchestrate, monetize, and experiment at every point,” Atzberger said during the session. “By removing complexities and barriers, brands can drive business success with boundless possibilities and infinite outcomes.” The Road to Revolutionary Experiences: Chief Product Officer Justin Anovick previewed Optimizely’s upcoming product roadmap, exploring what’s possible in the digital landscape and how Optimizely delivers value to customers through its Orchestrate, Monetize, and Experiment solutions, encompassing ideation, development, engagement, testing, learning, and beyond. “For Optimizely, DXP is all about being better together – so that every team is unlimited in what they can accomplish,” Anovick said during his keynote. “Having acquired five companies over the past few years, it’s one-dimensional to view our recent work simply as ‘the whole is better than the sum of its parts.’ Because we understand that it’s not just about the totality of our different capabilities – it’s also about what each individual component brings to the table.” During Opticon, Optimizely announced its new Orchestrate solution, combining its three best-in-class products – Content Marketing (CMP), Content Management (CMS), and Digital Asset Management (DAM) – into a comprehensive offering. Orchestrate transforms how marketing teams work, enabling them to manage the entire content lifecycle and deliver better digital experiences. Optimizely also released Real-Time Segmentation, a first-of-its kind offering that allows marketers to segment customers in the moment of engagement to deliver highly relevant, personalized digital experiences. The solution integrates across all products and leverages “fresh data” to reflect the true state of an audience, eliminating data refresh intervals that can delay customer insights. Reinventing How Marketing Works: Optimizely Chief Marketing Officer Kirsten Allegri Williams explored how the demands of the marketing landscape and technology have transformed marketers themselves, including the creation of the digital execution gap between what customers expect and what we can deliver. “Marketers and product leaders have become part of the same digital team, partnering together to create better channel strategy, better design and content decisions, and deeper user engagement right within the product,” Allegri Williams said in the keynote. “To close the digital execution gap, we need to reinvent how marketers work. Along with all other core functions, like HR, Finance, and IT, marketing deserves its own system of record. With the new evolution of Optimizely, we finally have it.” “We all know martech has become too complex,” said Lorenz Gan, Chief Digital Officer and CIO of New Era Cap LLC. “We all know martech has become too complex,” said Lorenz Gan, Chief Digital Officer and CIO of New Era Cap LLC. “The customer experience is too important to be left to a patchwork of disconnected systems. That’s why I am grateful for the unified vision that Optimizely has built.” Recordings of the Day One and Day Two keynotes are now available. Learn more about our upcoming Opticon Tour events taking place in London on Friday, Nov. 4, and Stockholm on Tuesday, Nov. 8. About Optimizely At Optimizely, we're on a mission to help people unlock their digital potential. With our leading digital experience platform (DXP), we equip teams with the tools and insights they need to create and optimize in new and novel ways. Now, companies can operate with data-driven confidence to create hyper-personalized experiences. Building sophisticated solutions has never been simpler. Optimizely’s 900+ partners and 1100+ employees in offices around the globe are proud to help more than 9,000 brands, including Toyota, Santander, eBay, KLM and Mazda, enrich their customer lifetime value, increase revenue and grow their brands. Learn more at optimizely.com.

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TechTarget Archer Awards Recognize APAC's Best in Data-Driven Marketing and Sales

Archer Awards, TechTarget | September 20, 2022

TechTarget, Inc. TTGT, the global leader in B2B technology purchase intent data and marketing services, recognized exceptional technology marketing and sales leaders across Asia Pacific (APAC) in its 2022 Archer Awards. All the award recipients are running innovative digital marketing and sales programs across the region, all fueled by intent data. "Even at a time when some face-to-face activities have re-entered the marketing mix, these companies understand that most pre-purchase research is happening online and independent of tech vendors," said Michael Cotoia, CEO, TechTarget. "Even at a time when some face-to-face activities have re-entered the marketing mix, these companies understand that most pre-purchase research is happening online and independent of tech vendors," said Michael Cotoia, CEO, TechTarget. "They are leveraging intent data to identify and reach the right accounts, engage buying teams earlier and set their sales teams up to close deals faster." This is the fourth consecutive year that TechTarget has shined the spotlight on industry accomplishments in APAC as part of its global Archer Awards program. "While their programs are different, the winners share an understanding that data is the most powerful way to deliver breakthrough results and maintain a powerful edge for their organizations in a highly competitive market," said Jon Panker, Managing Director APAC, TechTarget. "We are extremely proud to recognize and celebrate their incredible achievements." 2022 Archer Award APAC Winners Digital Marketer of the Year – Molita Coelho, Head of Field Marketing APJ, Okta Digital Team of the Year – Red Hat Demand Center APAC Priority EngineTM Marketing Team of the Year – SoftIron Priority Engine Sales Team of the Year – CrowdStrike APJ Best Account-Based Marketing Program – DataStax APAC Best Demand Generation Program – SAP Southeast Asia Best Thought Leadership Program – AWS APAC To learn more about TechTarget customer success, visit https://www.techtarget.com/customer-success/. About the Archer Awards TechTarget developed the Archer Awards to annually recognize innovative customers: sales and marketing leaders who demonstrate data-driven excellence and are driving remarkable results in partnership with TechTarget. In its fourth year, the Archer Awards program recognizes customers in North America, EMEA and APAC. About TechTarget TechTarget TTGT is the global leader in purchase intent-driven marketing and sales services that deliver business impact for enterprise technology companies. By creating abundant, high-quality editorial content across more than 150 highly targeted technology-specific websites and 1,125 channels, TechTarget attracts and nurtures communities of technology buyers researching their companies' information technology needs. By understanding these buyers' content consumption behaviors, TechTarget creates the purchase intent insights that fuel efficient and effective marketing and sales activities for clients around the world.

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mCloud Integrates with Google Cloud to Accelerate Revenue Growth and Maximize Cost Efficiency

mCloud, Google Cloud | November 02, 2022

mCloud Technologies Corp. (Nasdaq: MCLD) (TSXV: MCLD), ("mCloud" or the "Company") a provider of cloud technology solutions optimizing the performance, reliability, and sustainability of energy-intensive assets today announced it has implemented a new go-to-market plan on the back of its recent announcement it had entered a strategic partnership with Google Cloud. As announced on October 27, 2022, this strategic partnership closely integrates and aligns the Company with Google Cloud to jointly co-market, co-sell, and deliver AssetCare sustainability solutions to customers worldwide, starting with specific customers already working with both companies globally and in the United States, Canada, UK and Europe, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and Japan. These activities will widen the AssetCare business and expand mCloud's customer base. As a result of this integration, mCloud expects it will benefit from greater than 25% improvements to its cost structure beginning in calendar Q4 2022 and fully in place by end of Q1 2023. These optimizations include an approximate 25% reduction in headcount already implemented in Q3 2022, aligned with the Company's exit from its Technical Project Services business (see below), along with sustained improvements to costs associated with sales and marketing and research and development as these align with Google Cloud. Go-to-Market Plan Specifics with Google Cloud Account-based sales with Google Cloud: mCloud has already taken action to collaborate and coordinate with Google Cloud to define and kick-off joint sales with key accounts globally. These joint sales activities are focused near-term on annual recurring revenue ("ARR") growth through the close of immediate AssetCare opportunities, complemented by longer-term account plans that increase account ARR through mutual up-sell and cross-sell of AssetCare and Google services. Exit from Technical Project Services: With joint mCloud-Google Cloud sales activities now underway, the Company decided in Q3 2022 to fully exit its Technical Project Services business in favor of focusing the Company's resources on higher-margin AssetCare growth. The renewed focus on AssetCare sales and delivery enables mCloud to leverage the continued customer access it achieved through its Technical Project Services business in western Canada. These customers are now among the key accounts being jointly targeted by mCloud and Google Cloud. The Company reduced headcount primarily in the areas of direct delivery of professional services, retaining the data and expertise from this business, which remains invaluable in the development and delivery of AssetCare worldwide. Retirement of low-value legacy connected assets and workers: As the Company integrates AssetCare with Google Cloud, the Company has also elected not to continue delivering or pursuing the renewal of numerous assets and workers contracted early in mCloud's history. Most of these connected assets and workers are from disparate small-box retail facilities that would not see any direct benefit from the transition to Google Cloud and relied on legacy infrastructure that will be made obsolete with AssetCare on the Google Cloud Platform. Growth from sales jointly with Google Cloud is expected to rapidly make up and exceed the minor recurring value of these connections. Migration and integration of AssetCare technologies with Google Cloud: Technology development activities to move AssetCare to Google Cloud are already underway. For customer applications such as AssetCare connected worker capabilities using Agnity communications capabilities, the move to Google Cloud will mean faster deployment, streamlined onboarding by way of eliminating legacy dependencies on virtual machines no longer required on Google Cloud, and a more powerful, more precise, and more robust user experience via AssetCare capabilities in the field. Auto dealerships focus in North America: mCloud and Google Cloud are also jointly pursuing the digital transformation of auto dealerships, aligned with mCloud's focus on delivering electric vehicle (EV) charging optimization capabilities at these facilities. Google offers unique workplace solutions for auto dealerships that translate into an even more compelling AssetCare value proposition for auto dealerships looking to digitalize their operations. Announced on May 5, 2022, mCloud has worked with Carbon Royalty Corp throughout this calendar year to advance this growth focus. Carbon Royalty Corp has provided mCloud with the working capital to implement AssetCare at auto dealerships, including the purchase of required permit applications, hardware, and the support needed to develop carbon credits and foster the generation of carbon offsets. With the Google Cloud partnership now in place, mCloud has approached Carbon Royalty Corp with the possibility of potentially restructuring the original agreement while Carbon Royalty Corp continues to operate and manage the carbon credits and all other offsets jointly generated by mCloud and Google Cloud. While no agreement has yet been reached and there is no guarantee such an agreement will be achieved, mCloud and Carbon Royalty Corp are working toward a mutually beneficial arrangement where mCloud returns the deployed capital used in customer deployment, permitting, and solution development, evolving the relationship to one focused around leveraging Carbon Royalty Corp's expertise to manage and develop carbon credits and carbon offsets across all joint mCloud and Google Cloud activities, tracked through AssetCare for a fixed royalty rate. mCloud President and CEO Russ McMeekin offered additional commentary on the plan: "The nature of our strategic partnership and integration with Google Cloud includes mechanisms for contracting via Google Cloud as the contracting entity to end customers. As a result, the details of customer contracts must remain confidential in accordance with Google Cloud policies." mCloud President and CEO Russ McMeekin offered additional commentary on the plan:"The nature of our strategic partnership and integration with Google Cloud includes mechanisms for contracting via Google Cloud as the contracting entity to end customers. As a result, the details of customer contracts must remain confidential in accordance with Google Cloud policies. As announced earlier this week, we are moving very quickly to join forces with Google Cloud in co-selling AssetCare worldwide to drive ARR growth. mCloud and Google Cloud together is truly a sum greater than its parts." About mCloud Technologies Corp. mCloud is unlocking the untapped potential of energy-intensive assets with cloud-based solutions that curb energy waste, maximize energy production, eliminate harmful emissions, and get the most out of critical energy infrastructure. Through mCloud's portfolio of AssetCare™ solutions, mCloud enables asset owners and operators in energy- and asset-intensive industries such as oil and gas, wind, and commercial facilities to use cloud-based digital twins, AI, and analytics to optimize asset performance, reliability, and sustainability. mCloud has a worldwide presence with offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. The company's common shares trade in the United States on Nasdaq and in Canada on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol MCLD. Visit mcloudcorp.com to learn more.

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