IDG Agrees To Acquire Triblio, Fusing Martech With B2B Media

IDG | June 23, 2020

IDG has agreed to acquire Triblio, in a union that will pair one of the largest B2B media brands around the world with one of the fastest-growing providers of ABM and B2B martech solutions.
In announcing the acquisition, Mohamad Ali, CEO of IDG, pointed to the powerful potential of combining media, data, audience and technology. “I met Triblio within days of joining IDG and could see immediately the power and synergies in having them join us,” Ali said. “By combining Triblio with IDG, we immediately add our global reach and scale, together with premium content and first-party data to accelerate our journey to the next generation of marketing automation.” Ali also predicted that the merger of the top companies would help to usher in a new phase of maretch in B2B. “Together, we are building Marketing Automation 2.0 and continuing the transformation of IDG Communications into a company at the intersection of media and marketing technology.”

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B2B measurement can be tricky. With all the data out there today, it can be difficult to measure and report on the right things. Especially when you don’t know what the right things are. That’s why more often than not we turn to vanity metrics like impressions, CPMs and CTRs—which provide insight into how our campaigns are performing, but don’t really help us determine the impact we’re having on the broader organization, and more importantly, revenue. To earn a seat at the table and prove ROI, more and more B2B marketers are adopting Account-Based Marketing (ABM)—which is used by B2B marketers to identify and target the accounts they value the most—to market to them across the funnel and then measure across key metrics. In execution, ABM has three key elements: Identify, Market and Measure.


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Clearbit Launches New Data Activation Platform for B2B Marketing

Clearbit | February 19, 2022

Clearbit, a leader in Marketing Intelligence solutions, today announced their new Data Activation Platform – available immediately for B2B marketing teams focused on creating demand, capturing intent and optimizing their pipeline. Over the past 18 months the B2B marketing landscape has shifted significantly – and permanently. From the large number of prospects working from home to the shift toward online buying and reduced utility of cookies as identifiers, it’s become even more challenging – and critical – for B2B go-to-market teams to gain clear insight into their digital funnel. It’s now a business imperative for companies to have real-time intelligence about their target market, ideal customers and engaged prospects. Clearbit’s new, integrated platform provides that real-time intelligence – and empowers teams to apply it to each step of their customer journey. “We’ve been fortunate to work with many of the most innovative B2B growth teams in the world, and they’ve taught us that it’s not just about having good data, it’s about activating that data to improve your funnel from top to bottom,” said Ross Moser, CEO of Clearbit. “We’ve been fortunate to work with many of the most innovative B2B growth teams in the world, and they’ve taught us that it’s not just about having good data, it’s about activating that data to improve your funnel from top to bottom,” said Ross Moser, CEO of Clearbit. “The ability to apply real-time intelligence to each step of the customer journey – and optimize experiences in real-time – is what’s driving success for Clearbit’s customers.” Clearbit’s new platform allows teams to easily discover and define ideal companies in their target market, leveraging Clearbit’s database of over 44 million companies, each with over 100 detailed firmographic and technographic attributes. Marketers can then use Clearbit to put that real-time intelligence to work – creating precise target audiences, enriching their CRM & MAP systems, personalizing their website and customer experience apps, and better targeting advertising and outreach campaigns. "Clearbit allows Codility to create a seamless experience for our prospects,” said Travis Keeney, Senior Director, Growth at Codility. “Visitors land on a personalized web page, convert from a short form, get surfaced to sales based on reliable demographic data, and quickly become happy customers. We achieved hyper-growth in 2021 and Clearbit was instrumental in helping us get there." The Data Activation Platform brings together Clearbit’s industry-leading B2B data and flexible integrations with new capabilities to power frictionless, personalized customer experiences across the digital funnel. Key components of the platform include: Clearbit’s B2B data and enrichment features – now combined with the Reveal system to unmask anonymous website visitors and monitor intent, giving teams the full picture about every prospect, lead and customer. New ideal prospect discovery capabilities – allow marketers to look past their existing funnel to find best-fit prospects in Clearbit’s database of every company with a website. Powerful audience management – enables teams to create precise company segments based on their Ideal Customer Profile, pulling data from their CRM, MAP and CDPs, and build campaigns, triggers and alerts to activate those audiences across systems. Real-time integrations & APIs – empower teams to apply intelligence across their stack, whether applied to more precisely targeting ads, personalizing content and conversations, shortening website forms or optimizing pipeline. “With their new platform, Clearbit has helped bring account level insights into Salesforce that provide enormous value for our reps in the platform that they use the most,” said Lucy Gamble, Director of Marketing Operations at Grafana Labs. “This real-time intelligence on account behavior provides a way for our reps to customize and prioritize their outreach. We’ve also been able to leverage this Clearbit behavioral and demographic information to develop account quality scores that put the data to work where it will have the greatest impact.” About Clearbit Clearbit is a marketing intelligence solution that helps B2B marketing and revenue teams put their data to work so they can grow faster and smarter. Over 1,500 customers in organizations like Segment, Asana, and Atlassian use Clearbit’s data activation platform and APIs to create demand, capture intent, and optimize pipeline. Founded in 2015, Clearbit is backed by Zetta Venture Partners, Battery Ventures, and First Round Capital. For more information, visit www.clearbit.com.

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Inpixon Announces Rebranding of CXApp Products to Inpixon Experience, Inpixon Events and Inpixon CX Briefings

Inpixon | April 19, 2022

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Demandbase Hires Brewster Stanislaw as Chief Product Officer; Adds Even More Caliber to Executive Team

Demandbase | December 16, 2021

Demandbase, the B2B go-to-market leader, today announced it has welcomed Brewster Stanislaw on board as chief product officer. The seasoned operator and entrepreneur has made an impressive name for himself over the past decade in the MarTech world, serving most recently as director of product at Google. In this role, he was responsible for the MarTech stack that helped scale Google Cloud to $20 billion at ~50% annual growth. Stanislaw brings his extensive experience, technology expertise, and industry knowledge to Demandbase’s B2B go-to-market suite. His addition to the executive team signals that the company is planning to invest deeply in product and innovation to continue delivering the most comprehensive, innovative B2B go-to-market solution on the market. “As a long-time participant in the MarTech ecosystem, I’ve always admired Demandbase from afar. But when I ran marketing systems in a previous role, I saw first-hand just how transformative Demandbase’s solution for B2B go-to-market orgs is. So when the opportunity arose to join the company and build on its already impressive successes, I jumped at the chance, ” said Stanislaw, chief product officer at Demandbase. “Digital transformation is fundamentally reshaping the way GTM teams engage with customers and Demandbase is defining that future. The company is already growing rapidly through relentless innovation and a steadfast commitment to customers and I’m deeply excited to work with the team, our customers, and our partners to further accelerate that progress.” Prior to his position with Google, Stanislaw was head of product and strategy at Adobe, where he conceptualized the company’s B2B Customer Data Platform. He came to Adobe via the consecutive acquisitions of Marketo and Bizible, where he served as vice president of product and strategy. Previously, Stanislaw spent time as co-founder & chief executive officer at Inside Social, until its acquisition by Simply Measured where he served as Head of Product before it was acquired by Sprout Social. “All it takes is one glance at Brewster’s resume to know he’s the real deal,” said Gabe Rogol, chief executive officer at Demandbase. “Not only does he have extraordinary technology chops, but he’s also served in product-based leadership positions at some of the most exciting and fastest growing companies in existence. We’re getting the best in the industry to oversee and lead our products’ evolution. We’re beside ourselves with excitement at all the possibilities, and welcome Brewster with open arms.” Stanislaw is a Seattle native, who graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in Philosophy, Politics, Economics and in Communication. Outside of his day job, he is an active angel investor, startup advisor, and mentor. About Demandbase Demandbase is transforming the way B2B companies go-to-market. Demandbase One is the most complete suite of B2B go-to-market solutions, connecting the leading account-based experience, advertising, sales intelligence, and B2B data solutions so Marketing and Sales teams at the biggest and fastest-growing companies can collaborate faster, share intelligence, and experience explosive growth.

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ZoomInfo Launches New Account-Based Marketing Platform, MarketingOS

ZoomInfo | February 09, 2022

ZoomInfo (NASDAQ: ZI), a global leader in modern go-to-market software, data, and intelligence, today announced the launch of MarketingOS, a new account-based marketing (ABM) platform that aligns sales and marketing teams in a unified system powered by ZoomInfo’s world-class business-to-business (B2B) data. MarketingOS helps demand generation and ABM teams target and convert leads into buyers through insight-driven orchestration and personalized engagement across multiple channels, including display and social advertising, email, SMS, and more. MarketingOS also turns websites into digital storefronts—through enriched forms, unique visitor tracking, and human-first chat experiences—to help improve on-site conversion and to tighten the relationship with sales. “Our comprehensive B2B database is the key differentiator that sets MarketingOS apart from other ABM solutions,” said ZoomInfo Founder and CEO Henry Schuck. “Our comprehensive B2B database is the key differentiator that sets MarketingOS apart from other ABM solutions,” said ZoomInfo Founder and CEO Henry Schuck. “ZoomInfo’s unique data science algorithms allow marketers to connect with the right prospects at precisely the right time. No other solution on the market combines the power of data-driven insights and marketing-optimized workflows like ZoomInfo’s MarketingOS.” MarketingOS is one of four platforms that comprise RevOS, ZoomInfo’s modern operating system for revenue professionals, which was also unveiled today. 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Current ABM solutions are designed to leverage companies’ own first-party data, which exists in their customer relationship management or marketing automation systems. Without quality data, marketers pour advertising dollars at the wrong prospects and companies, and, as a result, deliver fruitless leads to sales and waste time and resources. With ZoomInfo’s best-in-class data and intelligence at its foundation, MarketingOS enables marketers to effectively reach target accounts and drive qualified leads for sales. Using MarketingOS, marketers can run display and social advertising campaigns through ZoomInfo’s proprietary demand-side platform and social integrations to target specific professionals, job titles, levels, or functions at in-market accounts exhibiting buyer intent. 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ZoomInfo’s revenue operating system, RevOS, empowers business-to-business sales, marketing, operations, and recruiting professionals to hit their number by pairing best-in-class technology with unrivaled data coverage, accuracy, and depth of company and contact information. With integrations embedded into workflows and technology stacks, including the leading CRM, Sales Engagement, Marketing Automation, and Talent Management applications, ZoomInfo drives more predictable, accelerated, and sustainable growth for its customers. ZoomInfo emphasizes GDPR and CCPA compliance. In addition to creating the industry’s first proactive notice program, the company is a registered data broker with the states of California and Vermont. Read about ZoomInfo’s commitment to compliance, privacy, and security. For more information about ZoomInfo’s leading go-to-market software, data, and intelligence, and how they help sales, marketing, operations, and recruiting professionals, please visit www.zoominfo.com.

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B2B measurement can be tricky. With all the data out there today, it can be difficult to measure and report on the right things. Especially when you don’t know what the right things are. That’s why more often than not we turn to vanity metrics like impressions, CPMs and CTRs—which provide insight into how our campaigns are performing, but don’t really help us determine the impact we’re having on the broader organization, and more importantly, revenue. To earn a seat at the table and prove ROI, more and more B2B marketers are adopting Account-Based Marketing (ABM)—which is used by B2B marketers to identify and target the accounts they value the most—to market to them across the funnel and then measure across key metrics. In execution, ABM has three key elements: Identify, Market and Measure.

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