The sales and marketing environment looks very different today to three or four years ago.

Enterprise buyers are 57% of the way through the buying cycle before contacting a vendor with only 19% spent with all vendors combined.

Gartner

This combined with more stakeholders to nurture across more channels means change is a must. In turn, this has created an even greater need for more sales and marketing alignment. It has become a key topic as a result.

Creating joined up buying experiences that deliver in advance of first contact and right through to renewal increases and accelerates pipeline all while reducing churn.

Join us on 31st March at 11.30am BST to hear more on addressing sales and marketing alignment today. Attend here.

It must have been a challenging week this week for bosses at the big social media companies. As The Economist were preparing their cover story, ‘How to tame the tech titans‘, the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation convened a hearing titled “Terrorism and Social Media: #IsBigTechDoingEnough?” to “…examine the steps social media platforms are taking to combat the spread of extremist propaganda over the Internet.”

The BBC asked Radiate B2B co-founder Mike Weston to join the BBC Business Briefing and discuss the impact on social media in the future. If you’re in the UK, you can view the interview over the next four weeks on BBC iPlayer here.