LinkedIn Hopes to Boost B2B Marketing with Latest Acquisition

LinkedIn Hopes to Boost B2B Marketing with Latest AcquisitionDavid Thacker, vice president of product at LinkedIn, confirmed this week that the social networking platform for professionals is doing its part to make B2B marketing through LinkedIn more precise and effective than ever before.

To that end, LinkedIn has just acquired Bizo, a formidable player in business audience marketing.

“Bizo offers technology and products that enable measurable display and social advertising programs specifically focused on professional audience segments,” LinkedIn said in a written statement.

The transaction is valued at approximately $175 million.

LinkedIn says B2B marketers use Bizo to target prospects within professional segments, and nurture them at every stage of their sales and marketing funnel.

“It’s exciting for us to bring Bizo’s expertise and technology into our ecosystem,” said Deep Nishar, LinkedIn’s SVP of Product and User Experience. “Our ability to integrate their B2B solutions with our content marketing products will enable us to become the most effective platform for B2B marketers to engage professionals.”

To read Thacker’s full post on the LinkedIn acquisition, click here.

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