Podium Launches Tool to Help Local Businesses Elevate Their SMS Marketing Campaigns

Podium Campaigns allows local businesses to create and share compelling text campaigns directly from the Podium platform, engaging customers where and how they want to be engaged Podium, the leading customer messaging platform for local businesses, announced the addition of Podium Campaigns to its existing suite of interaction management tools, allowing local businesses to launch robust SMS text message marketing campaigns directly from the Podium platform. Marketing Technology News: Atos Grows Its Salesforce…

Podium Appoints John Foreman as Chief Product Officer and Tim Milliron as EVP of Engineering

Foreman, former CPO at Mailchimp, and Milliron, former VP of engineering at TripActions, join leading customer messaging platform to continue driving innovation and product evolution Podium, the leading customer messaging platform for local businesses, announced the appointment of John Foreman as chief product officer and Tim Milliron as executive vice president of engineering. These executive appointments come on the heels of other recent key hires as Podium continues to scale and modernize the way that business happens on…

Podium Introduces First Chargeback Guarantee for Local Businesses

Podium, the leading customer messaging platform for local businesses, announced that Podium Payments is now including chargeback guarantees to all local businesses in the United States. Local retailers in the United States typically see $40 billion in chargebacks annually when consumers or bank's dispute a charge and force a refund from the retailer's bank due to suspected fraud. In addition to the loss of merchandise or services, retailers are also typically assessed a chargeback fee and run the risk of financial…

Podium Named One of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces for Third Consecutive Year

Podium is one of the highest-scoring businesses, with standout employee engagement Podium, the leading customer messaging platform for local businesses, has been named to Inc. magazine's annual list of the Best Workplaces for 2020, its third appearance in a row on the list. Hitting newsstands May 12 in the May/June 2020 issue, and as part of a prominent Inc.com feature, the list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies that have created exceptional workplaces through…

Podium Announces Partnership with Kia Motors America, Inc. in their Social Media & Reputation Management Program

Podium is included as a part of a wider effort to help Kia dealerships improve their online presence and enhance the overall customer experience Podium, the leading customer interaction management platform for local businesses, announces a strategic partnership with Kia Motors America (KMA) as one of their preferred providers in their Social Media & Reputation Management (SMRM) program for their dealers across the United States. This partnership will allow dealers the ability to integrate their dealership's customer…

Podium Named to Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups List

Podium, the leading customer communication platform for local businesses, has been named to Forbes' Next Billion-Dollar Startups list for 2018. An elite group of 25 companies, the list highlights those that members from Forbes' editorial team and TrueBridge Capital Partners believe have a strong shot at reaching a valuation of $1 billion or more in the near future. "The startup environment is incredibly demanding and competitive, and we've been proud of the passionate team and loyal customers we've accumulated in these…

Qlik Acquires Podium Data

Acquisition Expands Qlik’s Portfolio Beyond Analytics, Enabling Analytics-Ready Data Strategy to Drive Data-Driven Transformation Qlik, a leader in data analytics, announced the acquisition of Podium Data, an enterprise-grade data management company whose solution simplifies and accelerates customers’ ability to manage, prepare and deliver analytics-ready data to every business user across a diverse data landscape. This acquisition expands Qlik’s mission, moving beyond analytics to being a provider of solutions that…

Customer Communication Platform Podium Raises $60 Million in Series B

New Funding Allows Podium to Double Its Engineering Team and Expand Product Offerings to Better Serve Mid-Market and Enterprise Clients Podium, the leading customer communication platform for local businesses, announced that it has raised a $60 million Series B growth round of funding led by IVP with participation from Accel, Summit Partners, GV (formerly Google Ventures), and Y Combinator. Podium launched in 2014 as a product to help local businesses get honest and timely online reviews. Since then, the…

Podium Releases Webchat, Allows Local Businesses to Engage Customers Online Via Text

Local businesses can now interact more meaningfully with customers through text, converting online interactions into in-person visits more easily Podium, the leading customer communication platform for local businesses, today announced the launch of Podium Webchat, a new service that enables businesses to convert website visitors into customers by taking the conversation offline to a more convenient channel: text message. Empowering consumers to text a business from its own website allows both the consumer and the…

Formula 1® appoints Herjavec Group As Official Cyber Security Services Provider

Formula 1® has today announced that Cyber Operations leader, Herjavec Group, has been named as its Official Cyber Security Services Provider. Herjavec Group has been recognised as one of the world's most innovative Managed Cyber Security Services Providers, with the sole mission of protecting enterprises globally from evolving cyber threats. Earning accolades from industry analysts including the #4 placement on MSSP Alert's Top 250 Global Managed Services Providers listing, Herjavec Group has developed a reputation globally…

ADA Lists World’s Best PHP Developers

Crux: Here is why ADA chose these PHP Development Companies and the trends and technologies they follow! The easiest way to solve a problem is to pick an easy one. But ADA did its homework before listing the world's best PHP developers on its podium. Neither the work they do nor is selecting the best ones out of the rest easy. Marketing Technology News: NetApp Joins Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team To Pioneer Data-Driven Racing Strategy PHP development companies have to select effective backend web…

Atlassian Launches Cloud Enterprise to Meet Large Customer Needs

The company’s ‘most advanced cloud offering’ comes to Jira Software, Confluence and Jira Service Management Atlassian Corporation Plc, a leading provider of team collaboration and productivity software and the maker of Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket and Trello products, has launched its most advanced cloud offering to date -  Atlassian Cloud Enterprise for Jira Software, Confluence, and Jira Service Management. Specifically designed to meet the needs of Atlassian’s largest customers now and in the future, Cloud Enterprise…

AdInMo Partners With Lemma Connecting DOOH Advertisers With Mobile Gaming Audiences

Partnership extends Lemma’s online Digital Out Of Home network into mobile games and boosts AdInMo’s reach in key Asian gaming market AdInMo, the InGamePlay brand advertising platform, announced a partnership with Lemma , the largest programmatic Digital Out of Home Network (DOOH). The integration of the two platforms extends the reach of Lemma’s international network of DOOH screens into mobile games. It creates a new ad category through which Lemma’s brand advertiser clients can programmatically target premium gaming…

RenderSEO, a Local Search Marketing Technology Company, and Nextdoor, the Exciting Neighborhood App, Announce Official Partnership

RenderSEO, a local search marketing technology company, announces today an exciting partnership with Nextdoor, the neighborhood app that connects neighbors to local businesses. The partnership gives RenderSEO’s client base of multi-location businesses the ability to easily connect with Nextdoor’s engaged, hyperlocal users RenderSEO, a local search marketing technology company, announces an exciting partnership with Nextdoor, the neighborhood app that connects neighbors to local businesses. The partnership gives…

Alorica Recognized as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Customer Service BPO

Global CX Provider Positioned Highest on Ability to Execute Alorica Inc., a global customer experience (CX) provider, announced that it has been named a Leader in the February 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Customer Service BPO. Alorica was recognized as a Leader for both completeness of vision and ability to execute. “We are honored to be recognized as an industry leader, and in our opinion, attribute it to our forward-thinking business strategy and operational excellence,” said Andy Lee, CEO of Alorica. “Starting off…

NetHunt CRM Launches Sales Automation Inside Gmail

NetHunt CRM has launched expanded capabilities to help businesses accelerate their growth. The new features focus on the automation of sales, marketing, and business workflows. NetHunt users can now better manage their customer relationships, drive engagement further, and close more deals by utilizing automated workflows directly out of their Gmail inbox. NetHunt has continued its evolution from CRM system to dedicated growth platform. "Workflows" uses rule-based logic to automate cumbersome manual work by assigning tasks…

AppsFlyer Announces Predictive Analytics Product for SKAdNetwork as Part of SK360

AppsFlyer, the global attribution leader, announced the upcoming launch of PredictSK, a new predictive analytics solution that will be a part of its robust SKAdNetwork suite, SK360. The new product will be available after Apple will start enforcing its AppTrackingTransparency framework in early spring. The SK360 suite will continue to support the ecosystem throughout Apple's upcoming privacy updates. SKAdNetwork is about to become a major part of campaign measurement and optimization on iOS, following Apple's latest…

HGS Placed in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Customer Service BPO

HGS Recognized for Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS), a leading and innovative provider of solutions in business process management (BPM) and digital user experience solutions, announced that HGS has been positioned by Gartner as a Leader in the February 2021 Magic Quadrant for Customer Service BPO. The evaluation was based on specific criteria that analyzed the company's overall completeness of vision and ability to execute. Marketing Technology News: Pandemic-Era Consumers…

Hypersonix and Relationshop Partner to Personalize Digital Shopper Journeys

Hypersonix Inc. and Relationshop, Inc. announced today that the two companies are partnering to provide a best-in-class platform that enables retailers to provide personalized and highly engaging digital shopper journeys. The partnership combines the Hypersonix Artificial Intelligence based shopper analytics with the Relationshop Digital Experience Platform Hypersonix Inc. and Relationshop, Inc. announced that the two companies are partnering to provide a best-in-class platform that enables retailers to provide personalized…

Momentum Appoints Key Executives to Drive Global Strategy

Pioneers of account-based marketing appoint Robert Bell as Group Chief Financial Officer and Will Nicholls as UK Managing Director Momentum, the growth consultancy and leader in account-based marketing, has announced two major executive appointments as the business pursues growth in North America and EMEA. Robert Bell joins the company as Group Chief Financial Officer, while Will Nicholls becomes UK Managing Director. Bell, whose appointment follows his sale of private equity-backed company Cawood Scientific, has a…