MarTech Interview with Evyenia Wilkins, VP Marketing at Traackr

"Sophisticated technology will continue to be an important part of managing a business." Could you tell us about your role and journey into Technology? What inspired you to start at Traackr? Funnily enough, over a decade ago, when I was pursuing my Masters, I chose to study Authenticity in Marketing. I was fascinated by how businesses were being forced to evolve in response to consumer pressure and how Marketing could no longer sell false pretenses unchecked. I was drawn to Traackr because we are building a technology…

Traackr Unveils New Influencer Discovery Capabilities to Evaluate Audience Quality and Brand Value Alignment

Influencer marketing platform debuts Audience Quality and Brand Values Match tools to help brands identify and assess influencers for campaigns that drive higher ROI Influencer fraud cost brands an estimated $1.3 billion in 2019, and the additional rise in influencer scandals has put pressure on marketers to ensure brand value alignment before collaborating. Today Traackr, a leading influencer marketing platform, announced the launch of two new discovery tools, Audience Quality and Brand Values Match, for marketers to…

MarTech Interview with Pierre-Loic Assayag, CEO and Co-Founder at Traackr

"A brand has to genuinely be better than the alternatives and marketers have to be smarter than the competition." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start Traackr? It’s been a journey indeed! I started my career in Marketing for Procter & Gamble and Peugeot in Europe, before immigrating to the United States from France, by way of the UK and Spain, and transitioning to an internet technology entrepreneur 20 years ago. I refer to myself as a “recovering marketer” because when I…

TechBytes with Therese Little, Senior Sales Director at Traackr

June saw campaigns focused on Pride in every industry from beauty and fashion to enterprise technology - some landed with the LGBTQIA+ community, some didn’t. Why are brands so interested in creating Pride-specific campaigns? It’s typical (and now even expected) to see brands release special edition rainbow products in “celebration” of Pride. The benefit for brands having Pride campaigns, beyond the obvious boost to their bottom line, is the ability to build new relationships, and create a company that is relatable,…

Traackr Raises $9 Million in Series B Funding to Fuel Influencer Marketing Technology for Global Brands

Workhorse Capital and Brandtech group You & Mr Jones Both Invest, Underscoring the Importance of Influencers in Modern Marketing Traackr, the influencer relationship management platform, announced it has raised $9 million in Series B funding led by Workhorse Capital, with participation from You & Mr Jones and existing investors. In 2017, 86 percent of marketers reported using influencer marketing, but measuring the ROI of influencer programs was the top challenge facing marketers. Traackr's data-driven software…

How Direct-To-Consumer Brands Can Build a Superior Customer Experience

When creating a seamless direct-to-consumer brand, building a MarTech stack that continually adds value to our customers’ experience while remaining non-intrusive is the ultimate challenge. At SipTequila, we are focused on high-end, handcrafted bottles of tequila that are harder to find at your local liquor store, delivered right to the customer’s door. Unlike other alcohol delivery companies, our main focus is curating boutique tequilas and adding a personalized touch to our e-commerce model. To achieve that, we have built…

Black Friday Shoppers will Ditch Brands if Retailers Don’t Meet their Performance Expectations This Year

New Quantum Metric Research Uncovers Consumer Experience Expectations and Frustrations When Shopping Online, and How Retailers Can Deliver Excellence This Black Friday Quantum Metric, the digital experience intelligence platform, released new research identifying top consumer pain points when shopping online and found that on Black Friday in particular, a slow shopping experience can be so frustrating to consumers and drive them directly to the competition. Shoppers are browsing faster and spending less time on…

Is Customer-Centricity Still a Fantasy in Marketing and Sales?

How would you define a Customer Experience strategy for an 'invisible' customer? Despite all the data and analytics that marketers now have access to, the customer continues to be an invisible identity - putting massive barriers in the way of developing a customer-centric approach for Marketing, Sales and Service. The Customer Service industry has transformed dramatically in the last 5-6 years. We have often heard from MarTech leaders debating over customer experience as a destination or a journey. For both cases, we feel,…

Winners Announced at 2019 Influencer Marketing Awards

Over 270 Attended the Inaugural Awards Ceremony The Influencer Marketing Awards, championing the very best influencer marketing campaigns of the last year, has announced its winners in London. With senior representatives from the industry's leading agencies, brands, influencers and technologies in attendance at the Sheraton Grand, the winners of all 24 categories were celebrated on Tuesday night; with the Grand Prix award being awarded to MSL UK & Renault’s year-long ‘#BehindCarDoors’ campaign. As a global awards…

Marketing Technology Primer: Why Invest in Influencer Marketing?

The Fall of Old-School Advertising Has Given Rise to a New Form of Promotion, Which Is Now Influencer Marketing. Tapping into the Potential of Influencer Marketing Gives Marketers an Edge over Brand Awareness and Discovery According to a study conducted by Linqia, 39% of brands have a steady plan for their Influencer Marketing campaigns. In fact, almost every marketer in the study is expected to be spending more than $10,000 on their marketing campaigns.So, how popular is the term Influencer Marketing? According to a…

Influencer Marketing Without Influencer Waste

High-profile brands learned valuable lessons about the ROI of Influencer Marketing the hard way this year, as evidenced by the more attention-grabbing headlines in the industry. 2018 was the year that Unilever denounced “fake followers.” Snap’s PR firm sued a celebrity for failure to influence. Instagram pulled a spate of “bot” accounts to better reflect genuine Influencer Engagement. It’s no wonder that brand marketers looking to advance their influencer marketing programs are stuck in a “tactical trap.” If brand…

Dreamforce Interview with Heidi Bullock, Chief Marketing Officer, Engagio

"Given the reality of budget limitations, CMOs need to make tradeoffs about where to focus resources — and ROI provides a framework to improve these decisions."What is the most exciting aspect of being a part of a Marketing Tech company? I love being part of a company that is helping marketers. I am a marketer, my team and community are marketers, so we get it. We know the challenges and how good technology can be an incredible help to support scale and repeatable processes. Having the opportunity to participate in the…

Interview with Giuseppe Caltabiano, Head of Content Strategy, EMEA & APAC, Contently

"The modern customer experiences content that brands have aimed toward them, based on a complex profile of their habits, preferred devices and the challenges they face."Tell us about your role at Contently and the team and technology that you handle. I’m Contently’s Head of Content Strategy for EMEA and APAC, and in the role I advise B2C and B2B clients on high level content marketing strategy. What draws you to DMEXCO this year?  It’s my very first edition. I have always wished to attend and for many reasons I…

Unmasking the State of Influence in Men’s Grooming

Friday, August 17 this year was National Men’s Grooming Day - a day when men can focus on their appearance and when salons, hairdressers and beauty parlors can cater to men with various offers. What better time to look behind the beard, if you will, to understand the brands that are favorites in men’s grooming among influencers, and how marketers can learn from these brands to scale their own influencer marketing programs. Traackr gathered data from the top beauty influencers to find out which men’s grooming brands were…

Interview with Barbara Bates, CEO, Hotwire

"As a business leader who fully embraces technology advancements such as AI, I can't forget about the human element that is vital to keep the business of public relations and integrated communication alive."Tell us about your journey into PR tech. What galvanized you to join Hotwire as a CEO? I founded Eastwick Communications in Silicon Valley more than 27 years ago, and in 2016 it was acquired by Hotwire. I was initially appointed as the CEO of North America, but I became Global CEO shortly thereafter. I was intrigued by…

Interview with Maria Pergolino, Chief Marketing Officer, Anaplan

"We condense information from campaign performance, behavioral data, surveys and other research to build a comprehensive view of the customer landscape."Tell us about your role and how you got here? I’m CMO at Anaplan, and we’re pioneering the category of Connected Planning. Our platform connects people, data, and plans to enable real-time decision-making in today’s rapidly changing business environment which gives our customers a competitive advantage. I joined Anaplan following two remarkable experiences – being…

What Makes Influencer Marketing Platforms So Exciting?

Understanding Influencer Marketing Technologies Help Marketers Effectively Apply This Amorphous Marketing Strategy "A brand is no longer what we tell the consumer it is -- it is what consumers tell each other it is." - Scott Cook What is Influencer Marketing? Jennifer Polk who is a research director for marketing leaders at Gartner states that Influencer Marketing is a core component of Social Marketing. It is a powerful tool to mold the audience's beliefs and behaviors towards brands. An Influencer is an individual…

The Secrets of B2B Influencer Marketing Revealed

Over the last couple of years, more and more businesses have been integrating influencers into their digital marketing strategy. From Instagram to YouTube and Twitter, celebrities and social media personalities have been endorsing brands and creating sponsored content in support of their brand relationships.  According to Sprout Social, a social media management tool, 74% of consumers make purchasing decisions based on social media recommendations, and statistics show that influencer marketing campaigns yields 11 times…

Contently Appoints Marketing Veteran Giuseppe Caltabiano to Head Content Strategy

Caltabiano Is Based out of Contently’s London Office Contently, the content marketing solution of choice for the world’s most valuable brands, announced the appointment of marketing veteran Giuseppe Caltabiano as Head of Content Strategy for EMEA and APAC. Caltabiano brings more than 20 years of experience as a global marketing and writing expert, which he will utilize as he leads the content strategy service offering that is provided to Contently clients in EMEA. “At Contently, we are committed to helping…

Influencer Solutions Will Become a Core Component of the Marketing Stack

Traackr's Latest Funding Round Has Drawn Attention to Influencer Solutions and Management Platforms  It's a great time to be in the social media marketing business. With the rise of social media marketing and the effectiveness of social media influencer management platforms, businesses are leading their way into embracing a swifter and a clearer digital transformation. One such martech company, Traackr, helps businesses with powerful influencer analytics. Using Traackr, you can scale influencer marketing with one…