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Folloze Announced Account-Based Experience Masterclass - Season 2, Featuring Top B2B Marketers from Demandbase, FireEye, Terminus, RollWorks, 6sense

Folloze | March 11, 2021

Folloze has announced today the season 2 of its popular Account-Based Experience (ABX) Masterclass program. The Masterclass program, launched in 2020, provides the tools, tutorials, and best practices to help revenue and marketing teams align with today's evolving and demanding B2B buyer. The Season 2 of the program will focus on Folloze best practice “PlayBooX” for Strategic ABM, Demand Generation, Programmatic upsell and Large Scale Events. It will also feature B2B marketing leaders from Autodesk, Agent3, Boomi, FireEye, Demandbase, PFL, RollWorks, RingCentral, Terminus, and 6sense.

Changing B2B Buyer Behavior in a Post-COVID-19 World Creates New Urgency

The fallout from the COVID-19 crisis has accelerated digital transformation across every enterprise and industry. At the same time, B2B buyers have rapidly evolved and expect experiences that are contextual, connected, and immediate. The Folloze ABX Masterclass is designed to help B2B marketing and revenue teams thrive in a digital-only marketplace and meet the needs of savvy and self-service buyers.

"Overnight, the buyer's journey changed forever. To succeed, modern marketers must move fast and rethink their entire approach to demand generation, events, channel, and account-based marketing," said Marlowe Fenne, Account-Based Marketing Senior Manager - Americas at FireEye. "I'm excited to participate in the Folloze ABX Masterclass program and help my peers meet their growth objectives. I will show frontline marketers how they can drive change across their teams and incorporate data-driven strategies and digital experiences across the entire customer lifecycle." Fenne will be featured in an ABM episode on March 23, with Latané Conant, CMO, at 6sense.

Season 2 of the Folloze ABX Masterclass program includes the following PlayBooX topics and tracks:

Demand Generation | Convert from the Get-Go and Engage All Along the Way (March 10, 10 - 11 am PT/1 - 2 pm ET)
Strategic ABM | Surrounding the Buying Committee while Engaging the C-Suite (March 23, 10 - 11 am PT/1 - 2 pm ET)
Large-Scale Events | Combatting Virtual Event Fatigue (April 6, 10 - 11 am PT/1 - 2 pm ET)
Programmatic Upsell | Integrating Targeting, Enablement, Campaigns, and Metrics (April 20, 10 - 11 am PT/1 - 2 pm ET)

About Folloze

Folloze is a leading B2B Personalized Marketing Platform.  Folloze allows sales and marketing teams to quickly create personalized, rich, and value-added experiences that exploit the revenue influence across the whole customer journey. The Top B2B brands including RingCentral, Autodesk, Cisco, and ServiceNow trust Folloze to enhance customer engagement, revenue expansion and growth across their target accounts.

Spotlight

Learn how to use Buyer Intent data to get your demand gen teams in front of the right accounts early on and before the competition.

This webinar covers how to:

  • Target and capture software entire buying committees.
  • Combine Buyer Intent data with other data sources to power stronger, more efficient campaigns.
  • Build alignment between demand gen and sales efforts.
  • Choose the right metrics to track your campaign.


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MRP Equips Marketers for the Next Era of Enterprise ABM at #B2BMX

MRP | February 16, 2022

MRP, the only enterprise-class predictive Account-Based Sales and Marketing platform, is proud to help marketers step into the future of ABM as a title sponsor at the 2022 B2B Marketing Exchange (B2BMX) conference held February 28 through March 2 in Scottsdale, Arizona. To fuel enterprise marketing success, MRP will provide an array of thought-provoking insights, tools, and resources at the conference, including in-depth strategic advice and previews of its advancements in ABM innovation. Attendees can visit MRP’s booth (#404) and learn about: The Future of ABM: Get a sneak peek at the next generation of MRP's industry-leading Prelytix platform, which delivers seamless ABM program orchestration worldwide to help organizations unify the connection landscape for buyer engagement and accelerate revenue growth. Proprietary research from more than 1,000 companies worldwide identifying the practices surrounding people, technology, and processes that an elite group of ABM leaders adopt to achieve breakout revenue impact. Tools to assess their unique organizational needs and ABM maturity as well as guidance on requests for proposals (RFPs). In-depth, one-to-one sessions with MRP thought leaders to discuss and evaluate current and future-state enterprise goals and ABM strategies. In addition, MRP will host a breakout session entitled “Roadmap to Revenue: Proven Strategies To Accelerate ABM Success,” on March 2 at 11:20 MST, featuring an elite panel of ABM experts sharing a detailed roadmap to ABM success. Speakers include: John Follett, Co-Founder and Chief Customer Officer, Demand Metric Research Corporation Mark Ogne, Founder, ABM Consortium Brendan Hughes, Marketing Campaign Manager, Everstream Solutions Jennifer Joanne Golden, Director of Corporate Marketing, MRP “B2B leaders recognize that mature ABM strategies are critical for adapting to customer needs and the increasingly fluid connections between digital and physical interactions across channels,” said Jennifer Golden, director of corporate marketing at MRP. “We look forward to sharing a step-by-step roadmap to mature, high-performance ABM, as well as discussing the challenges and solutions for executing account-based sales and marketing globally and at scale that drives revenue success for our clients.” “B2B leaders recognize that mature ABM strategies are critical for adapting to customer needs and the increasingly fluid connections between digital and physical interactions across channels,” said Jennifer Golden, director of corporate marketing at MRP. About MRP MRP Prelytix is the only enterprise-class predictive account-based sales and marketing platform. For organizations that serve multiple partners, lines of business, geographies, or industries, MRP Prelytix empowers sales and marketing teams to simplify their environment’s complexity and produce measurable and high-performance conversion, pipeline velocity, and closed revenue. Applying the industry’s only real-time predictive analytics and data management, we fuel over 1,000 ABM engines across six continents to coordinate, execute, and optimize their ABM programs using eight channels, produced in 20 languages. Powered by KX, Prelytix sits on top of the fastest streaming analytics database in the world. For more information visit: www.mrpfd.com.

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Invoca Raises $83M Series F Financing, Increases Valuation to $1.1B, and Exceeds $100M Run-Rate Revenue

Invoca, Silver Lake Waterman | June 20, 2022

Invoca, the cloud leader in AI-powered conversation intelligence for revenue teams, today announced an $83 million Series F equity financing at a valuation of $1.1 billion. The new capital brings the company's total equity financing to $184 million. Silver Lake Waterman led the round with additional new investments from Hollyport Capital, Kingfisher Investment Advisors, and Fenwick & West, along with participation from existing investors Upfront Ventures, Accel, H.I.G. Capital, and Industry Ventures. This investment comes after a year of record growth, with Invoca surpassing $100M in run-rate revenue. Customer Conversations are the New "Make or Break" Moments for Brands Digital transformation has enabled consumers to complete simple transactions, such as checking a balance or making a basic purchase, through a brand's website or mobile app. But the most critical, high-stakes sales and service interactions are still handled through live conversations with contact center agents. These escalations to human channels represent "make or break" moments in the customer experience. But brands, who cannot seamlessly connect these digital journeys with high-impact conversations, are struggling to meet the heightened expectations of consumers. "When consumers look for value-added expertise in buying the right product or resolving an urgent service issue, they often escalate from digital self-service to speak with a human expert," said Gregg Johnson, CEO of Invoca. "At Invoca, we're using data, automation, and AI to integrate these digital journeys with conversations in the contact center, helping brands deliver a delightful experience, drive revenue, and strengthen customer relationships. We are thrilled to partner with new and existing investors as we innovate in the rapidly expanding market for conversational AI." Invoca is the Market Leader in AI-powered Conversation Intelligence Invoca serves the leading consumer brands in considered purchase industries like automotive, telecommunications, healthcare, financial services, and real estate. Customers include AutoNation, Banner Health, DIRECTV, ORKIN, Rogers Communications, Mayo Clinics, and University Hospitals. The company was also named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Conversation Intelligence: Sales And Marketing, Q4 2021 report, with the highest scores possible in the criteria of product and technology innovation road map, product ease of use, integrations, and market approach and performance. Invoca, which employs nearly 400 employees, was also named an Inc. 2022 Best Workplaces Award Winner for the fifth consecutive year. "We believe Invoca has an exceptional vision to help marketing and contact center teams transform the customer experience with AI-powered conversation intelligence," said Shawn O'Neill, Managing Director and Group Head, Silver Lake Waterman. "The company has built a market-leading product serving an impressive roster of blue-chip customers. And the Invoca team has been focused on achieving the operational rigor and disciplined execution that it takes to thrive in today's market and beyond. We look forward to partnering with Invoca in their next stage of growth." Investing in Technology Innovation and Expanded Go-to-Market Distribution With the Series F proceeds, Invoca will invest in several key areas. The company will accelerate product innovation through organic development and acquisitions, especially given the success of the DialogTech transaction in May 2021. Invoca recently introduced solutions for contact center teams, such as automated quality management, agent coaching and performance, call routing, and conversational IVR, and will increase technology investments in these areas. Simultaneously, the company will invest in expanding partnerships and distribution relationships in the contact center ecosystem. Invoca is a long-time partner of Five9 and integrates with several other leading contact center platforms. The company will also expand the channel partner program introduced earlier this year. Finally, Invoca will broaden its geographic coverage beyond the United States and Canada to support customers in Europe, Mexico, and South America. Cowen acted as exclusive financial advisor to Invoca. To learn more about Invoca's AI-powered conversation intelligence: Take a self-guided product tour through the Invoca platform: www.invoca.com/product/tour Read why customers love Invoca: www.invoca.com/customers Visit Invoca Careers to apply for open roles: www.invoca.com/company/careers About Invoca Invoca is the cloud leader in AI-powered conversation intelligence for revenue teams that enables marketing, sales, customer experience, and eCommerce teams to understand and immediately act on the information consumers share via conversations. Through deep integrations with leading technology platforms, revenue teams can turn conversation data into automated action to enhance every digital touchpoint and human interaction, leading to better experiences, more conversions, and higher revenue. Invoca is trusted by top brands like Dish Network, Mayo Clinic, Mutual of Omaha, and 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. Invoca has raised $184M from leading venture capitalists including Upfront Ventures, Accel, Silver Lake Waterman, H.I.G. Growth Partners, and Salesforce Ventures. For more information, visit www.invoca.com. About Silver Lake Waterman Silver Lake Waterman is part of Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing with more than $88 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of professionals based in North America, Europe and Asia. Silver Lake Waterman focuses on providing flexible expansion capital to later-stage growth companies in the technology and technology-enabled industries. For more information about Silver Lake Waterman and Silver Lake, please visit www.silverlake.com.

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Madison Logic Recognized as a Challenger in 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Account-Based Marketing Platforms Report

Madison Logic | January 14, 2022

Madison Logic, the leading global digital Account-Based Marketing (ABM) platform, today announced that it has received its highest Critical Capabilities score for Orchestration of Display Advertising, with the highest category score evaluated in the Gartner Critical Capabilities 2022 Report, and it has been positioned by Gartner as a Challenger in the Magic Quadrant 2022 Report based on completeness of vision and ability to execute. Clients have reported Madison Logic's ability to activate digital account-based marketing programs across ABM Content Syndication, ABM Display Advertising, and ABM Social via LinkedIn is unique amongst the vendors evaluated in the Report. This multi-channel digital approach has proved crucial to driving growth at leading organizations around the world. Madison Logic enables leading enterprise and fast-growing middle-market companies with the ability to leverage proprietary purchase intent signals to identify and prioritize their target accounts, activate data-driven programs globally across the primary channels revenue marketers rely on, and measure the direct impact on pipeline and business growth. "Today's most sophisticated enterprise marketers are leveraging account-based strategies to accelerate growth," said Tom O'Regan, CEO of Madison Logic. "Today's most sophisticated enterprise marketers are leveraging account-based strategies to accelerate growth," said Tom O'Regan, CEO of Madison Logic. "With the recognition of our strength in today's dominant paid media channels, ABM Display Advertising and ABM Content Syndication, we look forward to continuing to support global software organizations to prioritize and engage their best accounts across the sales cycle." Madison Logic recently announced the latest release of the ML Platform, the leading data-driven, multi-channel media activation and account measurement platform for the enterprise, with ML Insights. The combined data set of three independent signals provides global enterprise B2B marketers with a holistic view of companies demonstrating the highest propensity to purchase. The report evaluates seven account-based marketing platform vendors based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision. According to Gartner, Magic Quadrant reports are a culmination of rigorous, fact-based research in specific markets, providing a wide-angle view of the relative positions of the providers in markets where growth is high and provider differentiation is distinct. Providers are positioned into four quadrants: Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries and Niche Players. The research provides market analysis in alignment with unique business and technology needs. As the Gartner Magic Quadrant companion report, the Critical Capabilities Report provides more in-depth insight into the product offerings of recognized vendors. About Madison Logic Madison Logic empowers B2B marketers to convert their best accounts faster by leveraging unique proprietary purchase signals to find and engage with the most influential individuals throughout the buyer journey. For more information, please visit www.madisonlogic.com.

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TechTarget Wins 2022 SIIA CODiE Award for Client Success Team of the Year

TechTarget, SIIA CODiE™ Awards | June 14, 2022

TechTarget, Inc. (Nasdaq: TTGT), the global leader in B2B technology purchase intent data and services today announced that its world-class Customer Success team was honored as the Client Success Team of the Year at the 2022 SIIA CODiETM Awards. The prestigious CODiE Awards, hosted by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), recognize the companies with the most innovative teams, technology solutions and services across the country, and around the world. The CODiE Awards have been recognizing company and product excellence for 37 years – this is the inaugural year for the Client Success category. TechTarget’s top notch team includes 100+ Customer Success professionals that operate on 4 continents, with staff in the US, UK, France, Germany, Singapore and Australia. Working with the majority of our 2,000+ customers, our team's efforts are an essential part of TechTarget’s continued growth in the market. “We are extremely proud that SIIA’s CODiE Awards has named our Customer Success team the top team in the industry,” said Michael Cotoia, CEO, TechTarget. “We are extremely proud that SIIA’s CODiE Awards has named our Customer Success team the top team in the industry,” said Michael Cotoia, CEO, TechTarget. “Customer success is at the center of everything we do and is the reason for the incredible results we have seen over the last several years. Our team’s mantra is: ‘You can’t achieve Success if you don’t know what Success means to the Customer’. In each and every instance, they go deep to learn exactly what our clients are trying to accomplish and they set out to help them achieve their goals relative to the goods and services that TechTarget is providing.” In addition to winning Client Success Team of the Year, TechTarget was also named a finalist in the Best Sales & Marketing Intelligence Solution category for its leading purchase intent data platform Priority EngineTM. The Company previously won this award in 2019 and 2021 and has been named a CODiE finalist or winner in the category for 5 consecutive years. Our Customer Success Team is vital to helping our customers get the most out of our products, data and intelligence. Our clients have long recognized the value that the Customer Success team brings to client relationships: “Working with everyone at TechTarget, and especially our customer success team, is like working with an extension of our own team,” said Kelly Michael, Marketing Director, QTS Data Centers. “We couldn’t do half of the things we do without them and without their guidance. They’ve taken the time to understand our business and have really dug in and helped push us to the next level…TechTarget genuinely wants the best for our company and wants to see us do well.” “The TechTarget team is incredibly helpful and provides us with good advice on how to be the most successful with our campaigns,” said Isabel Morcillo, EMEA Principal Marketing Programs Manager, Red Hat. “They understand our business and our goals, so they know how to approach each campaign and can recommend which assets to use.” Acknowledged as the premier awards program for the software and information industries, the SIIA CODiE Awards are produced by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software, education, media and digital content industries. TechTarget’s Customer Success Team was honored as one of 46 winners across the 45 business technology categories, including seven leadership categories recognizing outstanding companies, individuals and teams. TechTarget joins other important companies recognized at this year’s awards such as: Red Hat, IBM, HCL Technologies, Honeywell and athenahealth. “Even during these tumultuous times, business application, software, service and product providers continued the industry’s long tradition of developing and marketing innovative solutions to meet business needs,” said SIIA President Jeff Joseph. “We are proud to recognize this year’s class of CODiE Award winners. They truly represent the best of the best in a highly-competitive and ever-evolving market.” The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry's only peer-reviewed awards program. 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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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Learn how to use Buyer Intent data to get your demand gen teams in front of the right accounts early on and before the competition.

This webinar covers how to:

  • Target and capture software entire buying committees.
  • Combine Buyer Intent data with other data sources to power stronger, more efficient campaigns.
  • Build alignment between demand gen and sales efforts.
  • Choose the right metrics to track your campaign.

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