Marketing

What Makes Israel So Innovative?

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Despite its size, Israel manages to be one of the top leading countries in every industry around the world thanks to its unique culture. At our #B2BTalks event that focused on innovation in B2B marketing, we were joined by Inbal Arieli, VP strategic partnerships at Start-Up Nation Central. She discussed her experiences in the start-up ecosystem, and some of the interesting aspects of Israeli culture that make it so innovative. More

How to Find the Right Talent for Your Marketing Organization

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We’ve spoken with a lot of marketers over the years and we’ve found one common challenge among them: finding the right talent for their marketing organization.

What are some of the titles that are difficult to fill and qualities that are hard to find? More

Marketing Without a Budget

Marketing Without a Budget
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Let’s talk for a second about “marketing without a budget.”

There are two types of people who usually promote this concept:

Growth hacking consultants and marketing agencies – smart folks who write posts about marketing without a budget to promote their growth hacking consulting services or related products. Did you see the words consulting and products? Yep, there’s a budget right there.

CEOs or marketing leaders of small startups – these smart folks are doing a lot of manual/tactical work on their own, and present it as if it’s not a budget. More

How To Find Conferences That Won’t Waste your Time and Money

How To Find Conferences That Won’t Waste your Time and Money
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Does a high-priced conference ticket promise higher quality of content and better value for money and time? As a busy professional, which events should I spend my time and money on?

Many of my colleagues are facing this question, either as freelancers or in a corporate capacity.

Over the years I have been a conference participant, speaker, organizer, and sponsor both in Israel and worldwide. The Israeli market is a tough one since Israelis are not easily persuaded to pay for knowledge – evident from their unwillingness to pay for research, consultation services, etc. But conferences can be valuable. More

Which Marketing Technology Will You Invest In?

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In today’s marketing ecosystems there is an abundance of technologies and tools to help with everyday tasks – the problem is to know which ones are worth the investment. Luckily, our #B2BTalks panel tackles that very question. More

Which Channels Will You Invest In?

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Planning your company’s marketing strategy for the upcoming year can be challenging, to say the least. There are so many factors to consider; among them is the question of how much to invest in digital efforts versus physical events. Luckily we have a panel of marketeers ready to share their opinions on the topic. More

From Boring to Brilliant – Innovation in B2B Marketing

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Innovation in B2B Marketing

Over the past few years, marketing technology has been dominating the conversation – from big data to marketing automation. And while marketing technology continues to play a huge role as marketers are using more tools to fine-tune data-driven activities and show results, we’re starting to see a shift in the conversation.

According to a B2B Marketing International survey, 72% of U.S. companies see innovation as one of their top 5 current business challenges, but still plan on putting 56% of their marketing efforts into branding/marketing communications. So how can you keep your marketing team on the cutting edge of innovation? More

The State of Marketers

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In part 1 of #B2BTalks 8, Planning your Annual Marketing Strategy, Nancy Shapira, Business Development Manager for Gartner Israel, discussed some of the results from a Gartner Report regarding the state of marketers going into 2016. The report focused on North American and UK-based businesses with a yearly revenue of at least $500 million. More

From Cool Vendor to Magic Quadrant – Best Practice for Working with Gartner

From Cool Vendor to Magic Quadrant – Best Practice for Working with Gartner
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World leading technology research and advisory firm Gartner influences the decision-making processes of IT and vendor companies globally. We recently interviewed Gartner Business Development Director, Nancy Shapira-Aronovic, to find out how Israeli companies can improve their exposure with this influential company. The interview centered on two important Gartner reports: Cool Vendor and Magic Quadrant. We discussed the differences between them and Gartner’s criteria for both Cool Vendor and Magic Quadrant status.
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