Blyve events

Replay: How to Host a Live Q&A Session With Blyve

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Thanks to everyone for joining the live Q&A and demo of Blyve earlier this week. We got some great questions and comments so I wanted to share those with you below as well as the recording of the screencast.

Questions from the Q&A Session: Q: Is the video module part of the Blyve platform (Fast forward to 30:17 in the video)?

A: Live videos from Google+ Hangouts on Air, Ustream, Livestream and YouTube can be embedded within your Blyve event. Just grab the iframe code and paste it within the media comment box.  For on-demand videos you can take any from Youtube, Vimeo, Vine or Instagram and paste the link within the stream and an inline preview will occur. For photos, you can link to your Dropbox account or to sites like Flickr.

Q: Can you respond to tweets within the Twitter module (Fast forward to 20:30 in the video)?

A: Yes! You can search for a particular hashtag or keyword on Twitter and respond to any users. At the end of the reply copy a Blyve event url will be appended so that you can recruit that Twitter user into the Blyve event. Note, if you are hosting the event on your website, the Blyve url will redirect to your website.

Q:  What happens if you outpace your plan? Does Blyve automatically charge you for the next tier of however many viewers you need (Fast forward to 41:00 in the video)?

A:  Great question! If you have a Blogger or Producer account, you will not be automatically charge. We will simply deduct your overages from the next month. At no point will your viewers be blocked from entering. Once you’re event is over, you will need to wait until next month to create your next event or upgrade your subscription or buy some pay as you go viewers to hold you over until next month. You can read more here:

Q: What support do you get for the blogger plan?

A: You’ll get an audience development manager assigned to your account once you sign-up. We will help you customize the product to your specific needs and train anybody else on your team. In addition, we’re available via email and thru our social channels (Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and  Facebook). We’re here to help make your live Q&A sessions successful!

Randy Ksar
Social Strategist
randyk at blyve dot com
Follow @djksar on Twitter

P.S. We’ll be doing another live Q&A session Wednesday 4/2 at 2pm PT – join us!

Blyve Chat: 3 Marketing Automation Roles to Hire in 2014

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hey everyone. We’ll be chatting with Michael Berger from Marketo and Brian Hansford from Heinz Marketing on marketing automation roles in 2014.  Brian wrote a great blog post titled “3 Marketing Automation Roles to Hire in 2014” where he gave advice to marketing executives on how they should hire, discussed the skillset required and how not to rely your ROI and leads on one person.  It will be an exciting conversation and we invite you to participate in the chat on 12/10 at 2:30pm PT / 5:30pm ET at

Here are Michael’s and Brian’s bio:

Brian HansfordBrian Hansford, Director of Client Services, Heinz Marketing
Brian Hansford manages Heinz’s marketing automation practice and specializes in developing demand generation and marketing automation strategies for our clients. Brian is a 20 year veteran of the technology industry working for organizations such at Open Text, Citrix, Attachmate and Cambridge Technology Partners. Prior to joining Heinz, Brian was the CMO at Zephyr 47 a marketing automation agency where he helped EMC Isilon win an 2011 Eloqua Markie award. Brian is an Eloqua Product Master and frequently speaks on and publishes original content on B2B marketing, database health, content marketing and marketing automation. Brian lives in Redmond, WA with his family and enjoys supporting local Boy Scout troops and he is considered one of the most popular home plate umpires for local chapters of Little League. You can follow Brian on Twitter @RemarkMarketing or Google+ and view his background on LinkedIn.

Michael BergerMichael Berger, Director of Product Marketing, Marketo
 Prior to joining Marketo, Michael was the Sr. Director of Marketing at McGraw-Hill, where he deployed Marketo to help fuel the company’s growth in the rapidly expanding educational technology market.  In addition to growing revenue, he relied on Marketo to precisely measure the return McGraw-Hill was getting on its marketing investments, enabling better decisions on future spend.  Prior  to McGraw-Hill, Michael was Sr. Director of Product and Channel Marketing at Xora, a fast-growing SaaS company in the mobile location–based services space.  Before switching to his current product marketing role, Michael had been managing Marketo’s own lead nurturing programs in order to accelerate leads through the middle of the sales funnel.

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New Chat 12/5 10am PST: Creating Social Videos

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Join video producer Cory Fossum and social strategist Randy Ksar to chat about best practices on creating social videos this Thursday 12/5 at 10am PST / 1pm EST. RSVP to the Blyve event at

#b2btechmktg Chats Every Thursday at 10am PT / 1pm ET

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Every Thursday on Blyve, we’ll be chatting with B2B marketing experts talking about such topics as content marketing, social media, developer marketing, community management and more.  The genesis of this chat series started from the B2B Tech Marketing LinkedIn Group where I wasn’t finding any real conversation with the over 55K community members. I wanted to have real, authentic conversations with the community and I thought interviewing B2B experts would spark that. Join myself (@djksar) and my brother Ramsey Ksar (@ramseyk), CEO and Chief Product Officer of Blyve, as we interview the experts, learn valuable B2B marketing insights, ask questions and network with each other. Here are the next 3 chats that we hope you will be able to join:

Jennifer GregoryContent Writing Best Practices
Jennifer Gregory, @ByJenGregory
November 21 at 10am pacific/ 1pm eastern
RSVP/Email Reminder:
Hashtag: #b2btechmktg


Cory Fossum - Fossum Creative5 Tips on Creating  Social Videos
Speaker: Cory Fossum, @coryfossum, Fossum Creative,
December 5 at 10am pacific / 1pm eastern
RSVP/Email Reminder:
Hashtag: #b2btechmktg


2100a3fHow to Engage with Your Developer Community
Erika Balbuena, @ErikaDMSF, Community Engagement Manager, Twilio
Date: December 12 at 10am pacific / 1pm eastern
RSVP/Email Reminder:
Hashtag: #b2btechmktg

Content Strategy Chat with Kevin Cain from OpenView Venture Partners 11/7 10am PT

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Kevin Cain, Director of Content Marketing at OpenView VenturesJoin on our live chat on Blyve with Kevin Cain, Director of Content Strategy, at OpenView Venture Partners on November 7 at 10am PT / 1pm ET to discuss his recent e-book titled “It Takes a Content Factory”. The e-book is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to building the content factory your business needs to generate and nurture leads, enable sales, and establish your company as a thought leader.   With expertise in content marketing and corporate communications, Kevin has spent more than a decade working in the financial services and consulting industries and helping expansion-stage technology companies develop their content strategies.

Join us to be apart of the conversation and where we’ll cover the following topics:

  • The importance of content marketing and how the digital customer experience has evolved
  • Best practices in defining your audience
  • Structuring your organization and process to be scalable and effective in producing content
  • Connecting your content strategy to your lead generation process

RSVP to the event on Blyve to receive details on joining the live chat 11/7 at 10am PT / 1pm ET.