Day 2 The second day of LeadsCon was interesting than the first day – and it appeared that more people were in the audience too. During a session called “The Billion Dollar Business?”, panelist Brett Markinson, Co-Founder and Chairman of HauteLook, Inc., spoke of natural language bots that would help qualify individuals for conversion; but the best session of the entire conference, from a B2B perspective, was titled “How to […]
The Marketing Consigliere loves New York pizza and will find any excuse to go get some. What better excuse than this year’s LeadsCon? Smack dab in the middle of Manhattan, LeadsCon, like a hot fresh pizza straight out of the oven, will offer much to chew on and digest. Jep Castelein (@jepc) of LeadSloth had indicated that he would not be attending since he was concentrating on lead nurturing and lead scoring as opposed […]
This is the third anniversary of this blog. Similar milestones were previously acknowledged in 2009 and 2008 with much joy and pasta, but this year is extra special. Although it is still referred to as “The Marketing Consigliere” Blog, and written in the third person narrative, it is undergoing change as it figures out what kind of Marketing blog it wants to be when it grows up. Earlier this spring […]
Tech startups are generally innovators. But whether bootstrapped or venture funded, they are burning cash and have significant milestones to meet in order to get to the next level – namely, increasing sales. The irony of many startups, even ones that are selling disruptive technologies, is that many rely on the same old ways of marketing and sales that existed before the Internet came along, […]
The Marketing Consigliere was honored to have lunch with David Rudolph (@davrud) of Eloqua earlier this year and was tickled to see this creation of his on Eloqua’s blog today. Dave has taken the “Lost Generation” viral video and cleverly applied its upbeat message to our world of Marketing Automation. Thank you to Eloqua and Dave Rudolph for sharing this!