NEXA Digital Marketing Agency Invests in UAE based Pipeline Business Growth Services to Create a Unique Lead Generation Service

Nexa | June 21, 2020

Nexa, a business growth agency with offices in Dubai, Manchester and New York, has acquired a stake in UAE-based outbound lead generation specialist Pipeline Business Growth Services (Pipeline), creating a partnership that will help enterprise clients source sales qualified leads.
This strategic investment by Nexa into Pipeline will create a unique service offering allowing enterprise companies to outsource their entire lead generation process. By pooling the expertise of both businesses, the combined teams will provide a seamless end-to-end solution through a comprehensive 6 step process. Services range from undertaking initial research, strategy creation and data sourcing through to telesales in order to identify and qualify sales-ready leads.

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Demandbase Recognized as a Leader in 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Account Based Marketing Platforms

Demandbase | January 10, 2022

Demandbase, the B2B go-to-market leader, today announced it has been named a Leader by Gartner in the first ever Magic QuadrantTM for Account-Based Marketing Platforms, 2022. Additionally, Demandbase has been recognized as the only vendor to receive the highest scores for all three Use Cases in the 2022 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Account-Based Marketing Platforms report that was published at the same time. Evaluated among seven vendors globally, Demandbase was recognized for its ability to execute and its completeness of vision. "We're ecstatic to be a Leader in the first ABM Magic Quadrant," says Gabe Rogol, chief executive officer of Demandbase. "We're ecstatic to be a Leader in the first ABM Magic Quadrant," says Gabe Rogol, chief executive officer of Demandbase. "Achieving the highest scores for all three ABM Use Cases is a testament to the powerful way we're helping our global customers acquire, retain, and expand the accounts that matter." The full Gartner Magic Quadrant report offers an in-depth look at the ABM market and an objective evaluation of all seven ABM vendors listed. It also discusses the role that ABM has in the B2B market today, along with the growing importance of ABM solutions and how they can be used to improve alignment of marketing and sales. Demandbase's ABX Cloud solution has helped sales and marketing teams plan, execute, and measure seamless account-based strategies and connect everything that matters to win in today's increasingly complex B2B landscape. Additionally, in Gartner's detailed companion report, the 2022 Critical Capabilities for Account-Based Marketing Platforms, Demandbase is the only vendor listed to receive the highest scores in all three Use Cases in the report: New Account Acquisition, Account Retention, and Account Expansion. 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. For more information about Demandbase, visit: www.demandbase.com.

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Affinity Announces New Executives Leaders From Robinhood & Showpad

Affinity | July 01, 2022

Affinity, a relationship intelligence platform for dealmakers, appointed two key executives from Robinhood and Showpad – Dustin Deno as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) and Rich Bessel as Vice President of Design. Deno brings more than 15 years of experience in SaaS, including building and scaling sales teams at Salesforce and Showpad. Deno will lead Affinity’s velocity sales organization and continue to execute strategy across the venture capital, investment banking and private equity sectors while investigating new market opportunities. In Bessel’s new role, he will drive the company’s future product design from end to end, aiming for a cohesive, engaging experience across Affinity’s brand and product. In his first year at Robinhood, he led the team to an award-winning corporate rebrand. “Over the past few years, we’ve seen exponential growth across relationship-driven industries,” said Ray Zhou, Co-CEO and Co-founder at Affinity, in a statement. “Over the past few years, we’ve seen exponential growth across relationship-driven industries,” said Ray Zhou, Co-CEO and Co-founder at Affinity, in a statement. “As we enter our next stage of growth, we are excited to welcome Dustin and Rich to our executive team. Their strong track records of driving revenue growth and designing world-class products at leading technology companies will be critical as we scale to meet growing market demand.”

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Hunter & Bard Joins the Folloze as a Service Technology (FaaST) Agency Program to Optimize ABM-driven Buyer Journeys

Folloze, Hunter & Bard | June 27, 2022

Folloze and Hunter & Bard, a leading account-based marketing (ABM) agency, announced a partnership today that will bundle the Folloze B2B Buyer Experience Platform with Hunter & Bard’s extensive ABM services. Hunter & Bard will join the Folloze as a Service Technology (FaaST) program, bringing data-driven marketing engagement, personalization and turnkey campaign activation to the agency’s clients that need ABM expertise and deployment. “Most of our clients want to scale their ABM efforts quickly, but lack the time or internal resources to do so. They want to hit the ground running with an expert ABM team,” said Shira Abel, founder and CEO of Hunter & Bard. “Most of our clients want to scale their ABM efforts quickly, but lack the time or internal resources to do so. They want to hit the ground running with an expert ABM team,” said Shira Abel, founder and CEO of Hunter & Bard. “With Folloze as our backbone, we’re able to deliver great sales and marketing results by building out the right target lists, rolling out strategic content on Folloze Boards, and orchestrating account engagement and reporting. We make it fast and easy, and Folloze helps us get it done.” Going to Market ‘FaaST’ with Folloze-powered Buyer Experiences The FaaST program was created to help marketing agencies spin up Folloze Buyer Experience instances with a turnkey ABM package that agencies can fully manage themselves on behalf of their clients. “Our FaaST capabilities give agencies like Hunter & Bard the opportunity to scale their services and give them control over how they build Folloze Boards with their clients,” said Randy Brasche, vice president of marketing with Folloze. “And we bring our expertise with B2B buyer engagement to the table to help agencies grow their ABM businesses.” For Hunter & Bard, it’s all about helping their clients get better close rates for their marketing and sales opportunities. “Folloze is a great facilitator on multiple levels of engagement,” Abel said. “From building lists and segmenting the right content, to targeting messaging and sending out compelling, personalized campaigns, our clients are getting significantly higher open rates than on typical, broad-based campaigns — and much higher closed-win rates. One of our clients has seen close rates go from 39 percent with general marketing to 90 percent with the better-targeted programs we produced for them through Folloze.” Hunter & Bard clients can also create online ad programs that link directly to their Folloze Boards and drive campaign rollout. “Once those opportunities come in, we can quickly put together targeted outbound campaigns based on where the opportunity came from, which have produced some very nice results. Nothing is better for the outbound list build and directing emails to content than Folloze.” Improving Sales Team Orchestration and Optimization Another key area for Hunter & Bard’s clients is optimizing and orchestrating sales team activity. “No sales rep wants to waste time with bad leads that come from a poorly-targeted ABM program,” Shira said. “We’re out to help change sales team behavior and help them prioritize their time.” With Folloze, sales reps can not only see who's active, but also see intent signals related to what they're searching for, which prospects clicked through on an email and when, what content they clicked on, and how long they engaged. Building a Foundation for Better ABM Consulting and Programs “At Hunter & Bard, we’re getting more and more creative with enablement and engagement,” Abel said. “We’re optimizing our targeting with curated content, and our Folloze Boards are beautiful. But for our clients, it means they get the results they’re looking for; they get the wins, and they get the promotion.” “I do a lot of teaching and mentoring on the ABM front, and Folloze is an invaluable tool for doing ABM the right way,” concludes Abel. “And I can’t say enough about the team support at Folloze. We love working with them.” About Folloze Folloze, the easiest and most powerful B2B Buyer Experience Platform, is used by B2B marketing, sales, and revenue teams. Requiring no code, Folloze empowers any marketer to easily build data-driven, highly engaging, personalized content destinations across the entire B2B buyer journey to drive deeper account engagement and revenue growth. Top B2B brands, including Oracle, Google Cloud, Cisco, Autodesk, MetLife, and UL trust Folloze to boost customer engagement, revenue growth, and expansion across their target accounts. To learn more, visit https://www.folloze.com/. About Hunter & Bard Hunter & Bard is an award-winning agency of enterprise marketers and designers who focus on high-ACV Account-Based Marketing (ABM). The agency works between product marketing and sales to analyze competitors, create strategic messaging, build sales-enablement materials, and design and orchestrate successful ABM programs. Hunter & Bard is a WBENC-certified Woman-Owned Small Business and was named Siemens’ Small and Diverse Supplier of the Year for 2021. To learn more, visit https://hunterandbard.com/.

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DMS Leaders Share Insights on the Future of Data & Consumer Experiences During 2022 Lead Generation World Conference

Digital Media Solutions | January 03, 2022

Digital Media Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: DMS), a leading provider of technology-enabled digital performance advertising solutions connecting consumers and advertisers, announced a premier lineup of seasoned industry leaders to speak at this year’s Lead Generation World conference. Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Jason Rudolph, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Kathy Bryan and Director of Social Media Lauren Konopelski of DMS will provide actionable strategies and expert insights during two impactful thought leadership sessions. Combining their decades of experience and deep industry insights, Rudolph, Bryan and Konopelski are uniquely positioned to identify and share current industry trends, provide actionable strategies to win in the new year and inspire marketers to uncover the best ways to harness the power of data and elevate their advertising strategies. As a panelist of the “The Marriage Between Data and Consumer Experience: How The Industry Continues To Evolve In 2022” session, Rudolph will share his direct experience on how companies can successfully use data to improve consumer experiences and increase conversions and sales for their organizations. Rudolph will be speaking alongside fellow seasoned industry leaders, including Matt Tillman of RateMarketplace, Zora Senat of Infutor, Dee Anna Mcpherson of Invoca and Ross Shanken, former CEO of Jornaya. “The consumer experience cannot be timely and relevant without real-time data,” commented Rudolph “The consumer experience cannot be timely and relevant without real-time data,” commented Rudolph. “Advertising interactions in 2022 and beyond will be shaped by re-activation, re-engagement and retention through the deployment of data signals. The more brands and advertisers know about the best practices of using real-time data strategies across media channels, the more money-making opportunities they can create and sustain.” As CTO for DMS, Rudolph leads the development of the Company’s industry-leading proprietary, end-to-end advertising technology. He is responsible for continuously advancing DMS tech capabilities to meet the targeting, tracking and optimization needs of the Company, its advertiser clients and publisher partners. During the “Mastering The Pace Of Change: Tomorrow's Digital Media Environment Won't Be The Same As Today's” session, Bryan and Konopelski, alongside fellow industry leaders Amanda Farris of Phonexa and Tracy Laney of Active Prospect, will predict future best practices of performance advertising. From the power of AI to leveraging data to target key audiences on social media, attendees will hear expert thoughts on emerging best practices for 2022 and beyond. “Digital advertising changes as often as digital media evolves – which means it’s always changing,” noted Bryan. “To foster a forward-thinking mindset, performance marketing professionals must keep up with the rapidly changing digital media landscape and invest in the strategies that will continue to deliver results.” Bryan is an expert at identifying innovative and engaging marketing strategies that engage audiences and get them to take action, leveraging her strong B2C and B2B expertise, including multi-channel marketing campaign management, brand management, demand generation, content marketing and marketing research. As CMO for DMS, Bryan leads all aspects of corporate marketing and communications for the Company and its brands, successfully reducing marketing expenses while scaling results. In 2020, Bryan co-founded Women of Martech, a professional organization dedicated to increasing the recognition of the power of women in the martech industry. In 2021, Bryan was awarded the second-annual Tim Burke Pioneer Award by the Consumer Consent Council and recognized as an exceptional professional creating significant impact within the performance marketing space. Konopelski has a proven track record of pairing strong creative strategy with data-driven insights to produce consistent and strong ROI. Her diverse skill set allows her to play a key role in driving new product innovation and strategic positioning across all media channels. As Director of Social Media, Konopelski is responsible for creating the overall strategy to produce successful data-driven paid social media campaigns for DMS clients and proprietary sites. Lead Generation World brings together professionals in the performance marketing industry, representing lead buyers, lead sellers and service providers and those that want to improve their lead generation campaigns from creation to close. LGW creates an important forum for industry experts to network, share knowledge, discuss industry trends and learn strategies for growth. About Digital Media Solutions Digital Media Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: DMS) is a leading provider of technology-enabled digital performance advertising solutions connecting consumers and advertisers within insurance plus a long list of top consumer verticals. The DMS first-party data asset, proprietary advertising technology, expansive media distribution and data-driven processes help digital advertising clients de-risk their advertising spend while scaling their customer bases. Learn more at https://digitalmediasolutions.com.

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