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Expedia Group Commits $275 Million to Partner Recovery

The global program supports recovery for supply partners, destinations, and the travel industry Expedia Group, one of the world's largest online travel agencies, is committing $275 million to help partners rebound from the impact of COVID-19 and fuel industry-wide recovery efforts. Research carried out by Expedia Group1 in April 2020 shows lodging partners want support from OTAs in four priority areas as they look to rebound from the pandemic: Demand trends insights on leisure and domestic travel; investments in…

Expedia Group Raising New Capital

Apollo and Silver Lake to anchor the financing Expedia Group, Inc. announced that it is raising approximately $3.2 billion of new capital, consisting of a $1.2 billion private placement of perpetual preferred stock and approximately $2 billion in new debt financing.  These efforts are part of a comprehensive strategy to enhance Expedia Group's financial flexibility and strengthen its liquidity position.  Investment funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. and Silver Lake, two of the world's leading…

OneLogin Taps Former DocuSign and Expedia CISO to Lead Global Information Security Division

Vanessa Pegueros Brings Deep Enterprise Security Expertise to Drive Security-First Culture. Vanessa Pegueros, a former CISO of DocuSign and Expedia, and information security lead at US Bank, recently joined OneLogin as chief trust and security officer charged with reinforcing standards, strengthening trust with partners and leading internal initiatives across the entire security-first led company. Pegueros brings over two decades of technology experience to OneLogin, the leader in Identity and Access Management.…

novae Leverages Expedia Partner Solutions to Further Enhance Travel Booking, Payment and Protections on Its Alle White-Label Digital Loyalty…

Expanded travel options, a more engaging digital experience, unique trip protections and other benefits consolidate alle as the digital engagement experience of choice for merchant loyalty programs The Fintech and Insurtech company novae continues to disrupt the digital engagement experience merchants offer their loyalty programs by leveraging Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS), a B2B brand of Expedia Group, to enhance alle, its omichannel, white-label B2B2C loyalty platform. The platform, co-created with Visa and…

Expedia Reveals When to Book Flights for the 2019 Holiday Season

Data Highlights How Far in Advance to Book Airfare, Best Dates to Travel and Other Tips to Help Travelers Plan Ahead and Save When it comes to booking airfare, common sense says to plan ahead in order to get the best deals. But the sweet spot for flights can vary, with seasonality, travel dates and other factors all influencing price. Each year, Expedia.com aims to take the guess work out of holiday travel by analyzing thousands of holiday bookings to determine the optimal time to book and save. Tips include:…

Placements.io Hires Expedia Alum to Product Leadership Team

Marlon Descargar Brings Relevant Publisher Experience to Ambitious Product Growth Plan Placements.io, the revenue management system for publishers, announced they have appointed Marlon Descargar as Senior Product Manager. Descargar, a CRM and OMS specialist, comes to Placements.io from Expedia, where he lead their Media team's Salesforce instances and owned the vision and roadmap for their proprietary order management solution. These experiences give Descargar unique, relevant insights that will inform product strategy and…

Expedia Unpacks the Best Time to Book, Cheap Places to Visit, and Everything Else You Need to Know About Summer 2019

 Searches for "summer 2019" have been on the rise for the past 90 days, and the unofficial start to summer – Memorial Day weekend – is just a couple weeks away.  Expedia travel experts revealed the best time to book, cheapest places to visit, and other vacation planning tips to help travelers prepare for another season of epic adventures. Expedia also recently polled 1,000 Americans and analyzed travel data to uncover the trends that will likely inspire your next summer getaway. Expedia's ready to…

MessageGears Raises $12 Million Led by Argentum to Eliminate Data Friction for Enterprise Marketers

MessageGears’ unique Customer Marketing Platform enables the world’s largest brands to deliver hyper-personalized marketing at scale MessageGears, the leading provider of customer marketing solutions for the world’s largest brands, announced that it has closed a $12 million growth financing led by Argentum and BridgeBank. MessageGears’ customer marketing platform enables large enterprise brands to leverage all of their customer data in real time to send highly personalized messaging across various marketing channels, at…

Havas Helia Selects MessageGears as its Preferred Email Service Provider

MessageGears will provide efficiency and optimization for the data and digital CRM agency’s client base Relationship marketing agency Havas Helia announced that it has selected MessageGears as its preferred email and direct marketing provider. As a critical component in Havas Helia’s martech managed service, the agency will promote the MessageGears platform across its client base, providing competitive cost, operational efficiency, and security-scale economies that benefit clients. Marketing Technology News: Affectv…

More Aware of Mother’s Day This Year, Americans Are Shopping to Show Their Appreciation, Survey Reveals

Celebrating Mother’s Day this year might be a little different—a nice meal at home, takeout from a favorite local haunt, or a scheduled video call for unwrapping gifts—but celebrating moms is more on people’s minds than ever. In fact, one in three people are more aware of the upcoming holiday, according to a study conducted by leading buy now, pay later solution Affirm*. The new report reveals how consumers are planning to shop for Mother’s Day this year, the growing sentiment surrounding moms, and the new celebration…

RPA Leaders Kryon and Everest Group Meet Online to Discuss Automation in the New Normal

"Conversations with Kryon" series episode explores the crucial role of automation in today's turbulent business operations landscape Kryon, the leading full-cycle automation solution provider known for its customer-centric approach to robotic process automation (RPA) and process discovery, announces a webinar featuring research firm Everest Group. The discussion entitled "The Critical Role of Automation in Today's New Normal" is a part of Kryon's ongoing "Conversations with Kryon" series. This interactive Q&A session…

spurse Launches Social Reward Platform at Influencer Marketing Conference & Expo

The platform is creating a new consumption model using the power of social media, allowing users to share cashback rewards spurse announced the pre-launch of its Social Reward platform at the Influencer Marketing Conference & Expo 2020 (IMCX 2020) that took place the 25th February in Los Angeles. Attendees of this year’s networking and educational event included senior-level marketing decision-makers from brands, multi-channel networks, and influencer marketing agencies, along with social media influencers. During…

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,…

Braze Co-Founder & CEO, Bill Magnuson joins Rokt Board of Directors

Magnuson brings deep technical experience to the rapidly growing e-commerce business Rokt, the global leader in e-commerce marketing technology, announced that Bill Magnuson, Founder, CEO and former CTO of Braze has joined the Board of Directors. Magnuson brings deep technical experience to the rapidly growing e-commerce business, joining recently appointed Steve Krenzer (from Groupon), along with Bruce Buchanan (CEO and Chairperson), Tom Cowan (from TDM Growth Partners), John Ho (from Janchor Partners), Tushar Roy (from…

Stardog Joins Cloud Information Model (CIM)

New standards, spearheaded by partners Amazon Web Services and Salesforce, promise to create seamless and tailored personal experiences across cloud-native applications Stardog, the leading Enterprise Knowledge Graph platform, announced it has joined the open consortium tasked with creating the Cloud Information Model (CIM). The goal of CIM is to create a cloud-native, application-agnostic data model. This shared open data model will improve upon standard data integration practices that require custom tooling for each new…

Klarna Shopping App Tops the Charts in US and Australia

Klarna App Tops the Australian App Store on the First Day of Launch Klarna‘s move into the direct to consumer retail space with the launch of the Klarna shopping app is fueling its rapid global growth with a very strong uptake of consumers in the US in the last months and when launched this week in Australia. As consumers are looking for a smarter and more streamlined way to shop and pay, the Klarna US shopping app has proven extremely popular since launch in May 2019. The number of monthly active users of the app has…

HSMAI Recognizes Brand USA’s Marketing Campaigns as Best-In-Class With Eight Adrian Awards

The Six Gold and Two Silver Adrian Awards Were Presented to Brand USA President and CEO and Chief Marketing Officer on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in New York City Brand USA's innovative marketing campaigns and new video streaming network were recognized by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) for excellence in digital and integrated marketing at the 63rd HSMAI Adrian Awards dinner in New York City. The awards, which celebrate those who are making the future of hospitality and marketing even…

SAP Concur Closing Down Hipmunk Business from Jan 23.

On January 23, Hipmunk by SAP Concur will officially cease to operate in the travel search industry. In less than a decade, the company has seen many highs, but the good run of events has ended. SAP Concur acquired Hipmunk in 2016, reshaping it as a top-tier meta-search travel website and app. In an official blog, Hipmunk confirmed the news. The blog read, "Today, we have important news to share. After nine years of being a travel search innovator, Hipmunk is being retired. The current plan is to stop supporting the…

Sisense Announces $100 Million+ Funding Round at More Than $1 Billion Valuation

Accelerates Broad Market Adoption and Expands Global Reach Sisense, the world’s leading analytics platform for builders, announced a funding round of over $100 million, continuing to power its market-leading growth and rapid customer adoption. This funding will accelerate innovation and scale across the globe, and values Sisense at over $1 billion. Insight Venture Partners led the round. Also participating is new investor Access Industries (via its Israeli vehicle Claltech), who was joined by existing investors Bessemer…