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DAX Appoints Former Spotify Exec Les Hollander as Chief Growth Officer

DAX, the market leader in digital audio advertising, announced the appointment of Les Hollander to Chief Growth Officer for DAX US and Canada (CA). Reporting directly to Matt Cutair, CEO of DAX US, and Guy Jones, Commercial Operations Director of DAX Worldwide, Hollander assumes responsibility for the business’ US and CA sales development and brand recognition strategy. Working closely with the executive leadership team, Hollander is tasked with enhancing DAX’s programmatic buying channels and podcast publisher offering,…

Market Review: Spotify’s 1st Anniversary in India and Streaming Trends

On 26 February, Spotify celebrated its first anniversary in India. The global media streaming platform was launched last year on 26 February. It took the company more than a decade to enter the world's largest democracy and second most-populated country- India. Launched globally in 2008, Spotify has managed to cater to Indian music fan's tastes and ethos. On its first anniversary, Spotify has shared streaming trends among Indian music fans and customers who make the company so successful. Here are the top 5 streaming…

Spotify Announces Strategic Acquisition of Bill Simmons’ The Ringer to Grow Sports Vertical

Spotify Technology S.A., the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service, announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The Ringer, a leading creator of sports, entertainment and pop culture content. The Ringer was founded by Bill Simmons in 2016. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. With this acquisition, Spotify continues to deliver against its goal to become the world’s leading audio platform. The Ringer will bring to Spotify its industry leading sports and…

Tic Tac Mints Partners With Spotify To Launch Spotify’s First Branded Live Event Series, Hear For It

The Fan Experience Will Bring Listeners Offline and into an Immersive World That Embodies the Essence of the Tic Tac Brand The Tic Tac® brand is joining forces with popular global audio streaming service Spotify, as an inaugural partner, to announce a new live experience called Hear For It. Custom-built for music fans, the unique event series employs Spotify's streaming intelligence to target consumers who exemplify the fun and refreshing Tic Tac brand personality. Music fans will be targeted through their listening…

Bango Adds Spotify as Business Partner to Delight Millions of New Customers

Bango, the mobile commerce company, and Spotify, have entered into a business partnership to increase access to the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service. By partnering with Bango, Spotify makes its streaming service available for operators all over the world to bundle with mobile and fixed subscription plans allowing millions more fans to enjoy their favorite artists. “Bango is delighted that Spotify, the global leader in audio streaming subscription services, is now benefiting from intelligent Bango…

90 Seconds Snaps up Former Spotify APAC Marketer Joanna Wong

90 Seconds, the global video creation platform, just announced that it has brought in Joanna Wong, the former Head of Business Marketing at Spotify APAC, as the Vice President of Marketing. She will lead global marketing efforts for the brand. Joanna has over 10 years of international marketing experience in entertainment, media and tech industries spanning the globe. In addition to her role at Spotify, she has worked at major broadcast and electronics firms including Sky Germany, MTV, HBO and Canon Inc, and those…

Spotify Launches in India

World’s Most Popular Music Streaming Service Launches a Personalised Experience, Upgraded for India Spotify, the world’s leading music streaming service, is available in India with all-new features tuned to Indian music fans’ personal tastes. With today’s launch in the world’s second most populous country, Spotify is making its way to the fastest growing market globally for mobile apps. The number of active internet users in India is estimated at over 400m, as mobile internet and smartphones become faster and more…

Spotify Chooses Placed for Offline Attribution Measurement

Brands That Leverage Spotify for Their Sales and Marketing Initiatives to Benefit with This Partnership Offline attribution is one of the biggest challenges for marketers when it comes to data-driven marketing campaigns. With a lot of content on, ‘How consumers are shifting towards online shopping,’ marketers are keen to run their campaigns focused on online shopping. But are they forgetting about sales in brick-and-mortar stores? Statistics are ripe stating that 90% of consumers still choose the brick-and-mortar way for…

Spotify Reviews Its Ad Platform and Tells Us What’s Next

Following Its Success with Huge Brands, Spotify Launched Its Ad Platform for Small and Medium Businesses in September 2017. Spotify Rounds-Up This Epoch and Speaks About ‘What's Next’ with Their Ad Platform McDonald's, Samsung and BMW are some of the biggest names that have benefitted at scale from Spotify’s Ad Platform. Ad Studio, as Spotify likes to call it, was launched for businesses of all sizes in September 2017. From that point till date, thousands of SMBs have leveraged Spotify to connect with the right audience…

Spotify Deepens Relationship with Nielsen to Measure Effectiveness and Reach of Its Global Advertising Platform

Spotify and Nielsen announced an expansion of their relationship to include the adoption of Nielsen Brand Effect across Spotify in the US, Germany, Canada, Mexico, UK, Spain, France, Netherlands, Japan and Australia. This will allow marketers to measure and optimize their national advertising on Spotify and gain a deeper understanding of how their ads resonate and affect brand lift with their target audience. With the integration of Nielsen Brand Effect on Spotify, advertisers will be able to delve more closely into how…

Brand USA Partners With Spotify And Five Emerging Artists To Launch Hear The Music, Experience The USA

Brand USA's Innovative New Campaign Uses Music as a Cultural Lens to Showcase Endless Possibilities for Travel in the United States Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, announced Hear the Music, Experience the USA, an integrated marketing campaign utilizing the power of music to promote international travel to the United States. A unique exploration in sound, Hear the Music, Experience the USA interprets Bobby Freeman's iconic song, "Do You Wanna Dance?" through different musical genres…

TechBytes with Paul Ryan, CTO at OpenX

Hi Paul, tell us more about your role and team you handle at OpenX. My role as CTO at OpenX covers a variety of functions across the business. Part of this involves overseeing and structuring internal tools and technology, looking at everything from the Cloud platform our business runs on (GCP) to the processes we set up to run our global help desk. I also oversee our Product team -- thinking about what we’re building and how that ties to benefits for our partners and revenue for OpenX. Whether looking at internal…

5W Public Relations CEO, Ronn Torossian Interviewed on Amazing Business Radio

5W Public Relations, one of the largest independently-owned PR firms in the US, announces Founder and CEO, Ronn Torossian has been interviewed on the Amazing Business Radio podcast by customer service expert, Shep Hyken. The episode, titled, Crisis Management and the Customer Experience, dives into strategies for managing PR and global crisis while strengthening your relationship with your customers. The episode is now available everywhere you listen to podcasts including iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeart Radio and…

TechBytes with Tom Simpson, SVP Brand & Exchange at AdColony APAC

Hi Tom, please tell us about your journey into MarTech/AdTech. Tell us more about your role and team you handle at AdColony. I started my journey as a marketer 15 years ago, and gradually voyaged through industries. I began my career in the agency world, and then on into tech, which is where I am now. Every move I made was done with the simple goal of learning something new, as the foundation of my interests lay with people, and the world I live in. As time went by, my interests went from aspiring to be the best…

C-Suite Social Media launches In the Suite Podcast as a Catalyst for Change

Women over 40 now have a new favorite podcast to use as a vehicle for change with the launch of In the Suite, available on Apple Podcasts, iHeart Radio, Google Podcast, Spotify, Sticher, and Tune In + Alexa Founded by Tina Powell, CEO of C Suite Social Media, In the Suite is a podcast created to help close the gap that exists between men and women in the financial services and wealth management industry. In each episode, Host Tina Powell sits down with top female CEOs, founders, innovators, and business leaders to talk…

83% of Your Data Is Held by Companies You Probably Don’t Know – Average Person’s Data Held by 350 Brands

The top five companies we trust with our data are Microsoft, YouTube, Netflix, PayPal, and Spotify 83% of an average person’s data is held by companies they have only interacted with once, according to research from Mine, the first company to give people back ownership of their personal data online. 32% of data in people’s “digital footprint” didn’t even require users to open an account to store their information. The startup, which launched in Europe in January 2020, has discovered that most people’s data is held by 350 …

Singapore’s First Multi-Currency Mobile Wallet YouTrip Sees 20% Growth in Consumer Spending On Global E-Commerce Platforms

Popular overseas shopping sites have recorded month-on-month transaction volume growth, such as Taobao (111%), ASOS (60%), Alibaba (41%), Aliexpress (17%) Local e-commerce sites like EZbuy (65%) and Lazada (11%) are hot favourites among Singaporeans Food delivery services grew exponentially between February and March, with PizzaHut Delivery in the lead at 49%, Domino's Pizza (43%), and Foodpanda (35%) The biggest e-commerce spending growth came from the Gaming category, with Nintendo raking in 278% growth from…

Aflac Continues to Put People First with ‘Not Alone’ Marketing Campaign

In Partnership with Atlanta's Fastest-Growing Advertising Agency, Insurer Helps Ease the Anxiety of Out-of-Pocket Medical Bills Aflac, a leader in supplemental insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today announced its new, people-centric "Not Alone" marketing campaign. Developed in partnership with Dagger, Aflac's new advertising agency of record, the campaign reflects the insurer's commitment to being there for consumers when help is needed most. The new campaign focuses on the wide range of emotions Americans experience…

Zeotap launches Customer Intelligence Platform and Welcomes Salesforce Veteran as New Global CRO

The platform enables brands to connect and transform their first-party data into actionable customer intelligence zeotap announces the launch of its Customer Intelligence Platform (CIP) that enables brands to connect and transform their first-party data into actionable customer intelligence with activation available across the marketing ecosystem in more than a dozen countries. According to a BCG report on the Dividends of Digital Marketing Maturity, conducted with senior marketers of more than 200 global brands last year,…