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Enjoy The Magic Of Airbnb Experiences From The Comfort Of Your Home

Airbnb today announces the launch of Online Experiences, a new way for people to connect, travel virtually and earn income during the COVID-19 crisis. With communities around the world staying home to protect their own health and the health of others, people can't pursue routine activities like going to work, exercising or pursuing a passion. Now, Online Experiences will change that by allowing hosts to earn an income in these uncertain times, and bring their transformative virtual Experience to millions of guests. Airbnb…

Afterpay Taps Airbnb Executive as First Global CMO

Afterpay announced that it has appointed Geoff Seeley to lead global marketing, including merchant, partner and consumer marketing for the company as its first Global Chief Marketing Officer.  Previously, Geoff was global head of marketing for Airbnb's flagship Homes business. "The Afterpay business has established itself as the leader in 'Buy Now, Pay Later' services across the world," said Nick Molnar, Co-Founder and U.S. CEO of Afterpay. "The time has never been better to harness this…

Airbnb Introduces New Search Capabilities for Business Trips

More than 500,000 companies around the world use Airbnb for Work to help manage their business travel. With in-demand amenities like flexible access, personal kitchens for home-cooked meals, on-site laundry, and places to stay in local neighborhoods, Airbnb has become a go-to choice for many travelers. Today, we’re making it even easier to find work-friendly stays with a new work trip toggle and improved search results. Across web, mobile web, and all Airbnb apps – the new work trip toggle now gives guests a way to let us…

Onfido Sees Record Adoption of Its Identity Verification Technology Announcing 264% Year-Over-Year Us Growth

Fuelled by key business wins, new $100M funding and key executive hires Onfido, the global identity verification and authentication provider, announced another strong quarter-over-quarter growth in sales ending June 30th, 2020, representing a 40% increase in global sales over the same quarter last year. The significant growth was fuelled by increased demand in the United States--where Onfido grew its year-over-year sales by 264%--as organizations accelerate their digital transformation plans. In the first half of…

Knotch Expands Content Intelligence Platform with New Product and Announces Upcoming Pros & Content Event

Knotch releases Blueprint, introduces virtual event, and selected as World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Knotch, the leading independent Content Intelligence Platform, today announced that Knotch has been honored as a 2020 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. Each year, the World Economic Forum bestows this honor on the most innovative companies worldwide that will have a significant impact on business and society. Knotch joins the Technology Pioneers community alongside other tech veterans including…

Directly Adds $11 Million to Complete $31 Million New Round

Additionally announces expanded platform capabilities and new partner ecosystem  Directly, a leader in customer experience automation, today announced an additional $11 million in new funding, expanding the $20 million strategic investment announced in January, and bringing the total funding round to $31 million. New investors Triangle Peak Partners and Toba Capital join previously announced investors Samsung NEXT, Industry Ventures, Microsoft's M12 Ventures, True Ventures, Costanoa Ventures and Northgate in the round.…

Jumptuit Travel Unveils Jumptuit Anticipatory Travel (JAT) Alerts for Business Travelers and the Recovery of the Travel Industry

Jumptuit Travel, Inc. unveils Jumptuit Anticipatory Travel (JAT) Alerts for business travelers and the recovery of the travel industry. Jumptuit Travel is a vertical affiliate of Jumptuit, Inc. and part of the Jumptuit Group. JAT Alerts support stakeholders in organizations that rely on business travel, and for the travel industry to anticipate and stimulate demand as conditions change and warrant. JAT Alerts will help the travel industry intelligently and safely ramp up operations to support business travel. JAT Alerts…

Onfido Secures $100 Million to Set New Identity Standard for Digital Access

Q1 Marked by Record Number of New Bookings, Continued Expansion of AI Technology Led by TPG Growth, new funds to service global demand for identity verification and authentication Onfido’s AI technology confirms a user’s real identity by checking if their photo ID is genuine and then matching it against their selfie video - helping combat rising fraud and enabling access to digital services New data from Onfido identifies surge in demand for financial services, online healthcare and verifying volunteers amid…

Has COVID-19 Widened Everyone’s Digitized Existence?

Coronavirus has opened up cans of worms when it comes to adequately bridge the digital divide between brands and netizens, and how they affect Digitized Existence. Times have changed drastically since the last time we hit a recession. We are staring at a slowdown in 2020. Between 2008 and 2019, we have statistically outdone our own expectations, digitally speaking. Apple iPhone was introduced in 2007 and Android in 2008. Today, more than 50% of global residents use smartphone embedded with these OS. The number is a…

Atlanta’s Perfect Audience Offers up to $5,000 Free Ad Spend to Businesses

Atlanta based advertising platform PerfectAudience.com offers up to $5,000 in matching ad funds, opens up free Artificial Intelligence Lab to help companies optimize their ad budgets Perfect Audience, the leading next-generation advertising engine, is offering matching advertising dollars to any qualified advertiser during the month of April. Marketing Technology News: Digital Realty Earns 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award The ad dollars can be used for any display ad, Google, Facebook or Instagram ad.…

MarTech Interview with Doug Bewsher, CEO at Leadspace

"Having MarTech stack doesn’t necessarily mean that business have got everything they need in place to be data-driven, targeted, and effective.Targeting is key as the digital noise goes up." Hi Doug, Covid is a wrecker. How has it impacted your business? First and foremost, it has impacted our employees - we are very focused on keeping everyone and their families healthy, and luckily most of the team -- whether in the US or Israel - can work remotely, but it has definitely been a stressful time for most. From a…

Iterable Announces Keynote Speakers for Activate 20

The signature growth marketing conference will feature headliner Jonathan Mildenhall and keynote talks from principal analyst Brendan Witcher, Iterable CEO Justin Zhu and Iterable VP of product Bela Stepanova Iterable, the leading cross-channel growth marketing platform, announced that its headlining keynote speaker for its annual growth marketing conference, Activate, is the former CMO of Airbnb and current co-founder and CEO of TwentyFirstCenturyBrand, Jonathan Mildenhall. More than 800 of the industry’s most innovative…

Hosting Service HOUST Takes up Residence in Talkdesk Cloud for Customer Service Solutions

Reliability, comprehensive reporting and analytics are crucial to HOUST implementing Talkdesk Enterprise Cloud Contact Center across 19 offices worldwide to Talkdesk, Inc., the cloud contact center for innovative enterprises, announced HOUST selected Talkdesk to power its Client Success and Guest Support teams. Formerly Airsorted, HOUST is a property management company using technology to create an infrastructure for the fast-growing sharing community. HOUST makes hosting through Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and HomeAway,…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest News, Insights, Funding and Updates

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from eBay Inc., AODocs, CreatorIQ, OTTO.nl, and LevelJump. eBay Issues Statement on Strategic Review Process for eBay Classifieds Group eBay Inc., a global commerce leader that connects millions of buyers and sellers around the world, issued the following statement regarding the previously announced strategic review of eBay’s Classifieds Group (“Classifieds”). AODocs Experiences Explosive…

CreatorIQ Embarks On European Expansion To Meet Growing Demand

Leading influencer marketing platform makes key seniors hires in the UK, France and Germany to spearhead growth CreatorIQ, the leading influencer marketing platform for global brands and agencies including Disney, Airbnb, and Ralph Lauren, has expanded its business into France and Germany as part of its growth strategy. The firm’s expansion follows the significant $12 million investment from TVC Capital and Unilever Ventures last year, and comes at a time of rapid growth for the influencer marketing industry which is…

It’s Experiential, but Not as You Know It

Experiential Marketing has long been the thorn in a marketers' side. It’s logistically complicated, time-consuming and expensive. At the same time, when done right, experiential remains unmatched in its effectiveness — especially in reaching Millenials and Gen Z. For any brand wanting to survive in this digitally saturated market, experiential is non-negotiable. Until now, this has meant many CMOs doling out hundreds of thousands to agencies in the hopes they can get all the benefits of experiential, without the headaches…

80% of People Prefer Facebook’s Old Logo

Some 2019 logo redesigns were more popular than others. Consumers prefer the new Slack and Lord & Taylor logos but liked the old Facebook, Yahoo, Sears, and Zara logos People overwhelmingly like Facebook's old logo, according to a new survey from Visual Objects, a portfolio website. Facebook launched its new logo in November to make the platform cohesive with Instagram and WhatsApp, its other brands. Just 20% of consumers, however, prefer the redesigned logo. The new logo…

8 Truly Innovative Strategies to Generate Leads from Your Business Website

A website creates those first few precious impressions on potential customers. It’s at the heart of any digital marketing activity and a key touch-point for a business to start a conversation with its audience. Many marketers struggle to get leads from this essential online marketing channel. In a dynamic business environment, it’s critical to work on implementing the latest lead generation tools and strategies on your business website. Wondering how it all works? Here are some unique and productive ways to turn your…

Proxyclick Raises $15 Million to Expand Further Into the US Market

Proxyclick, the leading provider of enterprise visitor management software, today announced that it closed a $15 million Series B funding. Five Elms Capital led the latest funding round, along with participation from Series A investor JOIN Capital. The investment will fund Proxyclick's accelerated product roadmap and momentum of its sales and marketing reach worldwide, especially in the US—its biggest market. Proxyclick is a Cloud-based visitor management platform built for the best-of-breed needs of the global…