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LatentView Analytics Launches AI-Driven Conversational Analytics Platform ‘Casper’ to Democratize Enterprise Data

New Platform Enables Anyone across the Enterprise to Access Data and Insights on Demand through Natural Language Voice and Text Queries LatentView Analytics, a trusted analytics partner to the world’s most recognized brands, launched Casper, its new AI-based conversational analytics platform, that enables anyone within a company to easily access customized reports and insights in visual, text, or voice form with no coding required. According to Gartner, by 2021, “conversational first” will be adopted by the majority of…

Local DTC Brands Top Glossier, Harry’s & Casper, Converting a Quarter of Consumers

SimplyCook, Made.Com, Abel & Cole and Birchbox Lead the UK ‘Direct to Consumer’ Movement Research into consumer awareness of ‘direct to consumer’ (DTC) brands by Rakuten Marketing reveals four of the top five names are local, UK businesses, putting them ahead of global brands Glossier, Harry’s and Casper. Conducted among 2,000 UK consumers and a further 2,000 in France and Germany, the study proves that despite recent headlines, the top global DTC brands are lesser known than SimplyCook, Made.com, Abel & Cole…

Top Execs from CNN, Casper, Refinery29, Columbia Records, and eBay Join Digital Future Council

Industry Think Tank Connecting Innovators Across Advertising, Marketing, and Emerging Technology Sectors The Digital Future Council, a first-of-its-kind think tank formed with the mission of bridging the gap between the creative and technology industries, has announced a distinguished selection of founding members ahead of its official launch during Cannes Lions Festival in June. Key executives on board include Kate Ward, Senior Vice President & Head of International at Refinery29; Jess Christie, Chief Brand…

What’s Happening to Brand Loyalty?

In this, the age of infinite options, the digitally savvy consumer is truly in control. This means unquestioning brand loyalty no longer dominates as it did decades ago. Back when product information was relatively hard to come by, consumers knew that the best route to purchase satisfaction was to trust brands and stay loyal to them for life. Their pre-purchase research was limited to the newspaper, magazine, and TV ads they saw, and sometimes a fancy full-color brochure. Therefore, from groceries to apparel, to autos and…

Can Direct-to-Consumer Brands Successfully Shift from Online to Offline Retail?

New Findings Reveal How DTC Darlings Are Breaking Into Brick-and-Mortar, says Blis author Direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands have been steadily picking up steam, with a particular appeal to a digitally native generation of buyers accustomed to fast, easy-to-use and personalized experiences. Between clothing, accessories, or even luggage and mattresses, DTC brands are hitting the market hard, utilizing marketing strategies that excite consumers and make shopping experiences new and convenient. These digital-first brands…

How D2C Companies Can Move Successfully into Brand-Building

Just two and a half years after its launch, Brandless stopped taking orders and laid off over 70 staff. Once on track to disrupt the high-quality organic produce market that the likes of Whole Foods dominates, the company blames the crowded e-commerce market for its downfall. The disrupter became disrupted. Brandless is not the only Direct to Consumer (D2C) brand experiencing the negative effects of oversaturated markets. In the past, D2C brands relied heavily on Performance Marketing, with 98% of such brands believing that…

IAB “250 Brands to Watch” Identifies the Most Disruptive US Direct-to-Consumer Brands and Services

IAB has unveiled the most disruptive, influential DTC brands. More than 3,500 brands were analyzed before IAB narrowed the list to the most important 250 direct-to-consumer products. This year, for the first time ever, 100 service companies were added. "These brands epitomize the growing disruptor brand economy, representing the leading edge of business development across the U.S. and globally," says IAB CEO Randall Rothenberg. "We watch these brands because their business model, personalized relationships with consumers…

Strengthening the Partnership: 3 Ways Agencies Can Better Guide Their Clients

Marketers today have more of everything: more consumer touchpoints, more platforms, more data—and consequently more pressure to deliver short-term results. As a result of these converging forces, we’ve seen an appreciable swing in recent years away from established principles of brand growth and toward short-term thinking and decision-making that is counter to what will truly build a brand. For agencies, charged with the thoughtful stewardship of their clients’ brands, a shift away from proven Marketing principles and to a…

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…

The Fastest Way to Kill Podcast Advertising

In 2019, the total number of people who have listened to at least one podcast surpassed 50% for the first time, and another 32% are regular monthly listeners, according to a recent study by Edison. That’s a 25% increase from 2018. And among 12-34-year-olds, who are typically even harder to reach, that number is even higher at 70%. It’s easy to see the tremendous potential of podcasts and audio advertising with explosive year-over-year growth. Listeners are just people actively seeking out and subscribing to content from…

Adyen Announces International Mobile App Payments Agreement with McDonald’s

Payments Platform Will Begin Roll out in the UK in Q1 2020 Adyen, the global payments platform of choice for many of the world's leading companies, announced that it has entered into an agreement to make Adyen's payments platform available to McDonald's markets globally, beginning with the U.K. early next year. "With Adyen's scalable platform, McDonald's will be able to continue to provide customers a seamless experience through a variety of payment methods that align with the unique needs of our markets," said Leandro…

Create Independent Thinkers Not Insight Bottlenecks

Data is the backbone that powers some of the most innovative and creative companies on the planet. The ability to harness data to create actionable insight is an essential tool that companies of all sizes need to adopt to stay ahead of the curve. Ensuring that their business strategy is backed up by insight, rather than guesswork is often the difference between success and failure in today’s fast-changing marketplace. Despite this, achieving a data-driven approach is easier said than done. Some of the world’s leading…

Conductor Announces Successful Leadership Buyout; Creates 250+ Employee Co-Founders

Leading SEO and content marketing technology company purchased out of WeWork Conductor, the leading SEO and content marketing technology company, has announced it has successfully completed a buyout of its business by existing lea Marketing Technology News: Creatio Joins Forces with Clients and Partners to Donate to Cradles to Crayons This Giving Season dership, employees and strategic outside investors. The deal will result in over 250 employee co-founders, each given founder-preferred shares — a new class of stock…

MarTech Interview with Tom Logan, Co-Founder at Cohley

"Personalization is no longer a “nice to have” for marketers, particularly when targeting Millennial buyers." Could you tell us about your role and journey into Technology? I’m the Co-founder and CEO of a content generation platform called Cohley. My journey into tech has been an interesting one and I’ve been very fortunate to be connected to some awesome success stories. I started my career Wildfire Interactive where we were focused on helping brands run Facebook campaigns and attract visitors to their respective…

Wyoming Multilingual Customer Support Provider Receives First Seed Round

Language I/O, a women-founded and Wyoming-based startup that was the first to embed tech inside many CRM (client relationship management) platforms allowing English-speaking help desks to provide e-support in any language, has closed a seed round for an undisclosed amount. Language I/O powers multilingual customer support for companies such as LinkedIn, Shutterstock, Constant Contact and PhotoBox, which use Language I/O to provide customer support in any language over email, chat and article translation. The funds will…

MarTech Interview with Sean King, EVP at Veritone One

"Podcasting and the digital audio advertising ecosystem has never been more popular than it is right now." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What inspired you to be part of Veritone One? I’ve always loved how technology evolves, changes and sometimes disrupts how we do things – whether that is in my personal or professional life. Technology has the power to make the complex simpler, allowing people to spend more time in ideation and gain additional valuable insights, which ultimately provides the time…

Brands Challenged to Give Millennials and Genz Consumers What They Really Want: Experiences Across Both Digital and Physical Channels

New CMO Council Study Reveals Regardless of Generation, Region or Gender, Omnichannel IS the Critical Channel of Choice  It’s official – Physical and digital engagement is paramount for effective customer engagement. No matter what age, gender or location, consumers around the world agree that when it comes to brand interactions, personal, trusted and reliable omnichannel engagement is THE preferred option and choice. Over 85 percent of 2,000 global consumers surveyed by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, in…

MarTech Interview with David Kilimnik, CEO at Hero Digital

"AI and Machine Learning will be indefensible for algorithmic decision making, but these technologies will never craft a business strategy or replace creativity." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start at Hero Digital? I have been working in Silicon Valley for 20 years and got my start on the software side of the business. In the late 90s, Silicon Valley was a great playground for learning, since there was a massive rush of young, energetic people with no experience in the space. My…

Brands Challenged To Give Millennials And Gen Z Consumers What They Really Want: Experiences Across Both Digital And Physical Channels

New CMO Council Study Reveals Regardless of Generation, Region or Gender, Omnichannel IS the Critical Channel of Choice It's official – Physical and digital engagement is paramount for effective customer engagement. No matter what age, gender or location, consumers around the world agree that when it comes to brand interactions, personal, trusted and reliable omnichannel engagement is THE preferred option and choice. Over 85 percent of 2,000 global consumers surveyed by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, in…

TechBytes with Scott Brazina, CMO at Impact

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Impact. As the CMO, my role is reflective of both Impact’s organizational direction, as well as my personal experience. My background is in software category creation, including branding, thought leadership, research. This background has really lent itself to support Impact’s announcement of the creation of the Partnership Automation category. I also have experience around supporting rapid revenue growth directly through pipeline creation through marketing,…