Reflektion Honored in 2019 MarTech Breakthrough Awards Program

Prestigious “Best E-Commerce Web Platform” Award Recognizes Reflektion for Standout Marketing and eCommerce Personalization Technology Reflektion, the world’s leading AI-powered personalization platform for the retail industry, announced that the Reflektion Customer Engagement Platform has been selected as the winner of the “Best E-Commerce Web Platform” award by MarTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global marketing, sales and…

Reflektion Introduces Breakthrough Analytics Capabilities

New analytics capabilities in Reflektion empower eCommerce retailers with new insights to accelerate revenue growth and elevate personalized customer engagement Reflektion, the world’s leading AI-powered personalization platform for the retail industry, unveiled enhanced analytics capabilities to the Reflektion Customer Engagement Platform that empower eCommerce retailers to uncover new shopper insights that lead to untapped revenue growth opportunities. As the retail landscape becomes more competitive, merchants are…

Reflektion Appoints Jody Stoehr as Vice President of Client Engagement

Reflektion Elevates Customer Team with Executive Appointment of Jody Stoehr Reflektion, the world’s leading AI-powered personalization platform for the retail industry, today announced the appointment of Jody Stoehr as Vice President of Client Engagement. Reflektion utilizes artificial intelligence to calculate their preferences and intent. It then responds to every moment-to-moment interaction by displaying the most relevant content and products in real time and across the digital touchpoints that matter most—including…

Reflektion Scores Additional $12 Million in Funding to Continue EMEA Expansion

Investment from Hasso Plattner, Battery Ventures and Clear Ventures Will Fuel the International Expansion of Reflektion's AI-Powered Solutions for the Retail Industry Reflektion, the leader in individualized personalization solutions for the retail industry, today announced it has raised $12 million in financing. With triple-digit growth in 2017, Reflektion will use the new investment to continue its rapid expansion into international markets—particularly in the EMEA region which accounts for 10 percent of its total…

Interview with Kurt Heinemann, CMO, Reflektion

"I believe it’s artificial intelligence (AI). AI will proliferate in every element of business and consumer life. It will make consumers lives easier and require less work and thinking for businesses." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role and how you got here? I’ve always had roles with marketing technologies in some form or another, whether it was consumers or for the last 10 years to the business and marketers in the B2B SaaS space. What drives me is the challenge to simplify the technology…

Skafos.ai Appoints Jody Stoehr as Chief Revenue Officer as Part of Surging Sales Growth

Skafos.ai, the world’s leading interactive guided shopping platform for the eCommerce industry, today announced the executive appointment of Jody Stoehr as Chief Revenue Officer Skafos.ai, the world’s leading interactive guided shopping platform for the eCommerce industry, today announced the executive appointment of Jody Stoehr as Chief Revenue Officer. “After meeting the team at Skafos.ai, and their customers, I quickly realized the Company’s innovations in interactive UX, Visual AI, and deep machine learning were…

Retailers Double Down on Investments to Optimize the Surge in Online Consumer Buying

Leading brands like Levi’s, Chico’s, Big Lots Stores, Dennis Kirk, Signature Hardware, Brady Corporation, Schwan’s, PVH Corp, Calvin Klein, Boston Proper, DoMyOwn, KegWorks, Bike Bandit and Mercola Health Resources added to the roster signal growth across verticals Reflektion, the world’s leading AI-powered personalization platform for the retail industry, saw continued growth over the past two quarters by adding 12 new companies as customers. A diverse set of brands — spanning apparel, action sport, auto, health, and…

Evergage Jumps into the Salesforce Economy; Bought to Improve Hyper-Personalization in Sales

In what we can call the first major MarTech acquisition of 2020, Salesforce acquired Evergage, the makers of Omnichannel personalization and customer experience software solutions. Evergage's CEO and Co-founder Karl Wirth announced the Salesforce deal through a blog on his company website. Why Salesforce Bought Evergage? Last year, Evergage's competitor Monetate was acquired by Kibo. At that time, we had predicted that companies that make Content Personalization engines, CDPs and Mobile Marketing tools would cause a…

US Employers Expect Growth of Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace But Not Major Job Reductions

Genesys Contrasts Key Findings from Separate Employer and Employee Opinion Surveys Artificial Intelligence (AI) is moving full steam ahead in the U.S. workplace. By 2022, 60% of U.S. companies expect to be using AI or advanced automation to support efficiency in operations, staffing, budgeting or performance. Currently 24% of companies are using AI or advanced automation with an additional 36% planning to use it within three years — and half of those (18%) within the next year alone.…

OneConnect Launches the first end-to-end Big Data-based Data Governance Solution in China

OneConnect Financial Technology Co., Ltd., a leading technology-as-a-service platform for financial institutions in China, launched Data Governance Solution, which is the first end-to-end data governance solution based on big data technology in China. OneConnect is an associate company of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd., one of the world's largest financial institutions and a global leader in the digital transformation of financial services. Leveraging the strong partnership with Ping An, the Company has…

ReadyCloud CRM Rebrands to the ReadyCloud Suite, a CRM, Point-of-Sale, Email Marketing, Shipping & Returns Solution Built for Ecommerce

ReadyCloud CRM—an ecommerce suite built for consumer retention and growth—has officially rebranded to the ReadyCloud Suite in a move to showcase enterprise-level features for CRM, email marketing, point of sale, shipping, and returns. “We’re excited to announce that ReadyCloud CRM has officially rebranded to the ReadyCloud Suite,” commented Michael Lazar, an Executive at ReadyCloud Suite. “As a leader in cross-channel ecommerce CRM software, we’re on a mission to bring a suite of powerful tools to retailers nationwide…

SOCi Ranks on the Inc. 500 for a Second Year, Proving The Value of Localized Social Marketing for Multi-Location Brands

The Leading Social Media and Reputation Management Platform Lands at #417 For the second year, SOCi Inc., the leading platform for social media and reputation management for multi-location brands, has been named one of the fastest-growing companies in America by Inc. Magazine. Landing at 417 with a three-year revenue increase of 1,125%, SOCi has made a significant contribution to the localized social marketing industry. According to a recent audit of more than 300 client-connected accounts, brands on the SOCi…

Amobee Launches Comprehensive Data Marketplace for Connected TV and Cross-Screen Advertising

Oracle Data Cloud, LiveRamp and Tru Optik Among 60+ Data Partners Providing 60,000+ Audience Targeting Segments for Connected TV and Cross-Screen Activation Amobee, a global digital advertising technology company, announced the launch of a comprehensive data marketplace for connected TV advertising, providing brands and agencies with access to a vast library of data for activation across connected TV and converged cross-screen campaigns. Amobee has launched its comprehensive CTV Data Marketplace with 60+ data partners…

Top Online Retailer Particl Launches Unhackable Marketplace

Particl Has Announced the Launch of Its Open Online Marketplace.The Site Offers Superior Privacy to Most of Its Biggest Competitors and Makes It Much Easier to Buy Items with Cryptocurrency Leading online retailer Particl.io officially launched its marketplace at 8 a.m. EDT on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. Particl is an entirely decentralized ecosystem built around a native privacy coin called PART. Particl is dedicated to addressing the biggest issues still plaguing crypto: the inability to effectively spend cryptocurrencies…

Dun & Bradstreet Releases Study on the Automation Transformation in Finance

Reliable Data Identified as Top Need for Successful Finance Automation Dun & Bradstreet announced the findings of a multi-national study on how responding finance and credit leaders are adopting automation in their departments and the challenges they face in implementing automation. The informal study found that while 87% of respondents believe automation will improve the respective function's efficiency in the next three years, most organizations are not leveraging automation to their fullest potential yet.…

Wireless Carriers Losing Device Sales to Amazon as Website and In-Store Purchase Experiences Waver, J.D. Power Finds

T-Mobile, Cricket and Consumer Cellular Rank Highest for Purchase Experience in Respective Segments Wireless carriers are confronting increased competition for device sales from third-party ecommerce sites, according to the J.D. Power 2019 US Wireless Purchase Experience Full-Service Performance Study—Volume 2 and the J.D. Power 2019 US Wireless Purchase Experience Non-Contract Performance Study—Volume 2. Specifically, the percentage of device purchases made via carriers' websites and overall level of…

New Breed Ranked as One of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies by Inc. Magazine

Inc. magazine revealed that New Breed is No. 2487 on its 2019 Inc. 5000 list. The list includes the most successful privately-held, independent American companies. "To be recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies is an honor," says New Breed CEO Patrick Biddiscombe. "The recognition from Inc. is nice, but it only matters when it is reflected in our clients' growth. We are humbled and proud to help our clients revolutionize the way they grow." New Breed is a Burlington, Vermont-based company…

Customer Satisfaction Slips Again, Further Threatening Economic Growth

Overall US customer satisfaction retreats for a third consecutive quarter, falling 0.1% to a score of 76.4 (on a scale of 0 to 100) on the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). “This is untenable in the long run” This points to continued economic uncertainty and suggests a higher risk that we’ll see a downward shift in consumer demand due to falling consumer utility (satisfaction) with goods and services. With few exceptions, the rate of growth in consumer spending – which accounts for almost 70% of GDP – has…

Comcast Advertising Appoints Joel Armijo as Chief Financial Officer

Armijo Has Worked at Companies Spanning FuboTV, AT&T, Directv, Merrill Lynch, Cablevision and Time Warner Comcast Advertising, the advertising arm of Comcast Cable, a division of Comcast Corporation, announced the appointment of Joel Armijo as senior vice president and chief financial officer. “The job and skill set of today’s CFO has changed dramatically from what it was 10, or even five, years ago. Joel brings a very well rounded background and stood out” In this position, Armijo will lead the creation and…

Fiix Acquires Alchemy IoT to Build First True AI-Powered CMMS

Fiix Inc, the leading provider of cloud-based maintenance and asset management software, announced it has acquired Alchemy IoT, an industrial asset intelligence company. The acquisition makes Fiix the first CMMS vendor to bring true AI-driven predictive maintenance to the market, by combining Fiix's smart asset management solution and Alchemy's machine learning software. The addition of Alchemy's patented asset health monitor will extend Fiix's innovative maintenance platform to include real-time, AI-driven asset health…