The marketing transformation goes through AI and “Martech” consolidation.

This may sound funny to you, but if you think about it, there are currently more than 7,000 marketing applications listed in the chart published each year by Scott Brinker of  chiefmatech.com. A sea of martech They are listed in six major categories of marketing or "martech" technologies: Advertising and…. Read More...

New CMI study: too much TOFU in B2B?

A few weeks ago, I got my hands on the 2020 version of B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America , a comprehensive study of a field of activity that, as you know, is of particular interest to me. Not tofu but rather, content marketing. :-) Published annually by the…. Read More...

Hype Cycle Marketing: Having the means for its own ambitions

Recently, the technology watchdog firm, Gartner, published its famous "Hype Cycle" on marketing-related technologies or, if you prefer, "martech". In case you didn’t know, every year, the US firm publishes its Hypes Cycles for everything related to technology. Five Cycles Marketing, human resources, finance, communications, etc., everything is scrutinized or…. Read More...

Social media in B2B: from platforms to content… Ten years later.

What is the relevance of social media for B2B? We were asking ourselves this question almost ten years ago in this blog post, with statistics from eMarketer dating back to 2009. Lynda St-Arneault managed to sort out these trends which you will see, are very ‘2010’. Almost ten years... It's an…. Read More...

The future of marketing? Artificial intelligence

The future of marketing will no doubt be incredibly interesting as it is trending towards the dematerialized (cloud) with an approach centred on the human experience. All this is possible thanks to a crucial element: data. It plays a major role as we first need to collect gargantuan amounts of it and process…. Read More...

Head south young man!

Did you know: Over 70% of Quebec's exports go to the United States and the majority, to NY State? 4500 Quebec companies do business in the US? New York is only a 1 hour flight from Montreal? This is exactly what Jean-Claude Lauzon, the Delegate General of Quebec in New York, said…. Read More...

Love/Hate B2B communication

I’ve had a love/ hate relationship with communication for almost 30 years now. Why? The story is actually quite simple... follow me. I started my career by co-founding Egzakt, an advertising and communication agency that was established in Trois-Rivières, Québec in 1987. So, my preoccupation with communication is not new.…. Read More...

Top 4 B2B marketing painpoints -according to Grumpy Cat

With my head buried in several consultation reports and not having written a blog for a while, I was suddenly asked to write another. “This time” I told myself, “I'll cut to the chase”, and who better than "Grumpy Cat", the famous feline with a permanent frown, to emphasize your…. Read More...