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Gannett Completes Acquisition of WordStream

Gannett Is Now Able to Offer a Full Spectrum of Digital Marketing Services Gannett Co., Inc. announced that it closed the acquisition of WordStream, Inc, a provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for local and regional businesses and agencies to optimize their digital marketing services campaigns. The closing of the transaction follows the receipt of all necessary regulatory clearances and approval of the transaction by WordStream shareholders. “Today’s announcement is an important milestone as…

$150 Million Deal… Gannett Acquires PPC Giant WordStream

WordStream's Acquisition Marks An Exciting Chapter in Local Search Marketing and PPC Ecosystem  Gannett, the owner of USA Today, has officially announced WordStream's acquisition. The deal will cost Gannett $150 million, and it would enable the American media company to fortify their digital transformation journey. WordStream, founded by marketing influencer Larry Kim in 2007, is widely recognized as a leading provider of cloud-based SaaS solutions for local and regional businesses and agencies. The Online advertising…

How to Send Empathetic Emails During COVID-19 Crisis?

As the world grapples with the effects of the pandemic COVID-19, marketers all around the world have seen their businesses slow down. The staff has got a work-from-home directive and email calendars have gone to scrap. They are left to think about what should be the Marketing plan going forward.  Primarily the question faced is: What kind of communication should the brand send during a crisis like corona pandemic to their customers?  Email is the most preferred channel by marketers as it is the cheapest on investment…

How to Raise Your Marketing Strategy to a Whole New Level in 2019?

We’re already way in 2019 but would you say your Marketing strategy is prepared for all these new trends that are completely revolutionizing the Marketing world? Nowadays, Marketing is becoming increasingly important for your business as it connects your brand with your audience on so many levels. And your customers need to feel that connection to make a purchase. To achieve the business results you want, you will need to focus more on Marketing. However, following all these trends can be a bit confusing as you’re not…

50 Most Popular AI-Influencers of North America

It has been more than six decades since the concept of Artificial Intelligence has transformed from imagination to an academic discipline. Influencers, especially those active on social media help give direction to the policymakers and academicians. They keep common men updated on the trends and 'what is what' in AI, Machine Learning and associated concepts like Big Data and BlockChain. AiThority introduces you to the 50 most popular AI-influencers of North America. 1. Bob E Hayes Senior Director of Research and Analytics…

Top Tips for Getting More Plaintiffs in 2019

Getting clients for a law firm has never been more challenging. So much has changed in society in recent years, and this has particularly been the case since the massive growth of the internet. Long gone are the days that potential clients will simply phone up a law firm they’ve heard of, or send a letter asking for help. Nearly everything is done online nowadays, and that’s why a lot of law firms are failing to attract these plaintiffs; they aren’t moving with the times. If you want to be successful in 2019, you need to…

7 Ways to Convert Your Visitors into Customers Using an Intelligent Chatbot

Do you receive a lot of traffic on your website? That’s great. But how many of these visitors end up buying something on your site? High traffic but a low conversion rate is a problem faced by many organizations. However, it is an easy problem to fix if you invest in the right technology to give your customers what they want – a great experience. But what constitutes a great experience remains a mystery for most businesses who are grappling in the dark to satisfy their customers’ needs without even knowing what they want.…

Forget the Millennials: Where Targeting High Tech Misses the Mark

Digital Advertising exists to reach the right person with the right message at the right time. The first step is understanding that person. To do this, we AdTech execs like creating labels. People are Healthy Eaters, Baby Boomers, Shoe Shoppers, Cord Cutters, or Millennial Moms. Race, gender, income, marital status, shopping habits, etc. all factor in. As if that weren’t enough, we look at location, behavior, day parting, social activity, Web viewing, political affiliation, even the weather. Just take a look at Facebook’s…

What Is Marketing Analytics and Why You Should Be Gung-Ho About Its Future?

If you look back to 2009-2011, you would realize how differently Marketing Teams worked with data and analytics then. The 4P's of the Marketing Mix remained the crux of every successful branding and product pricing. Analytics was restricted mostly to offline data collection aggregated from retail stores, web data, and primitive email marketing contact lists. Today, the whole game of Marketing Analytics has transformed. The coming of age for analytics within Mobile, Social, Web, In-app, Video and E-commerce has pushed the…

Why Quizzes Reign Supreme in E-Commerce’s Battle for Eyeballs

Your instincts are right: attention spans are getting shorter and e-commerce competition is getting fiercer. This makes getting and keeping customer attention in this industry all the more important - and all the more elusive. There is simply so much information out there vying for customer attention that creative, entertaining and ultimately engaging mediums are the only way to ensure customers come back for more. This is the role that online quizzes play for the UK consumer choice body Which?, who leverage them to…

TechBytes with Abi Jacks, Senior Director of Marketing, Europe, at Rakuten Marketing

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Rakuten Marketing. I am the Senior Director, Marketing for our European region which involves working with leadership across our European offices to make sure that marketing activity supports new business growth and client revenues. Key to the role and team is the ability to show growth in mature countries within Europe and to efficiently expand into new territories when required. The European team sits across core countries including the UK and Central Europe…

It’s Time to Stamp AI’s Authority on Every Online Advertising Campaign

Online advertisements are becoming increasingly hyper-targeted with the rise of social media. Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and others are gaining traction and targeting the users by implementing latest technology AI. For instance, Facebook being the leading social media platform has started working with advertisers with the ideology of quality content and targeting to reach the right users and this has been driving the market. AI can analyze huge sets of data about how consumers interact with…

Cut2it Introduces New Video Platform for Content Owners and Creators

Startup Company Selected to Participate in Coveted SPROCKIT Hub at 2019 NAB Show Cut2it, a startup merging the power of video content, collaboration and shared engagement, will showcase its new platform, Videomine, in the Innovation Pipeline at the 2019 NAB Show, held this week in Las Vegas. SPROCKIT, the global marketplace connecting the world’s top market-proven emerging companies in media, entertainment and technology, selected Cut2it based on the company’s potential to revolutionize the industry with its…

4 Step Guide for Marketing Your Mobile App Online

Developing a mobile app is a lot of work. From concept to design to implementation, you’ve likely spent countless hours working on this app, and now you’re finally ready to release it to the world. Ideally, your app would be so great that word of mouth alone will help it to spread. However, even though your app is great, this isn’t likely to happen. Just because you’re done with app development doesn’t mean your work is over. There is still plenty left to do to market your app, so don’t kick back and relax just yet. To…

Latest Report: PPC Remains a Powerful Digital Marketing Tactic to Boost Traffic

GoodFirms' research team led surveys with global IT companies and experts to obtain comparative insights that would benefit businesses dealing in the domains of PPC – AI, digital marketing, social media marketing, web design, SEO and eCommerce app development. Here is a summary of the aforementioned surveys conducted by the research team of GoodFirms: 10 Gurus on Future of PPC: AI and Machine Learning for PPC Campaign Management PPC has become the most powerful way of marketing tactics and an inventive method to boost…

Study Reveals Latest Benchmark Numbers and Trends for High-Performance Email Marketing Campaigns

GoodFirms conducted constructive surveys with global IT companies and experts to obtain parallel insights that would benefit businesses dealing with email marketing, online reputation management, blockchain technology, PPC advertising, content marketing, and custom software development. Here is a summary of the aforementioned surveys conducted by the research team of GoodFirms: Benchmark Numbers, and Trends for Highly Converting Email Marketing Campaigns Email marketing has proved to bring on highest return on investments…

A Review of the Top 20 Acquisitions in the Marketing Technology Landscape

MarTech Series Reviews the Top 20 Acquisitions of 2018 That Disrupted the Technology Landscape We begin the New Year with a round-up of the top 20 MarTech acquisitions in 2018. The article is part of the research that intends to shed light on the most-read MarTech topics focused on funding, acquisitions and product launches that were in demand in 2018. While one of the biggest acquisitions of 2018 was IBM acquiring Red-Hat, here are the rest that we found to be disruptive. Cision Completes Acquisition of PRIME Research…

Prediction Series 2019: Interview with Shirin Shahin, Director of Product Marketing, Brightcove

How will video be leveraged this year? In 2018, there was yet another turning point in the video marketing landscape as video continues to be one of the most leveraged forms of content. In fact, 87 percent of online marketers today use video in their content strategies. In 2019, we can not only expect another year full of new developments and video trends such as interactive video, shoppable content, GIFs, and more, but we’ll also see video leveraged for better communications both inside and outside the enterprise.…

10 Video Marketing Mistakes a Good Marketer Should Avoid

With 87% of online marketers using video content to improve their marketing technology strategy, 51% of them have claimed videos to be the best content to give you ROI.  Also, viewers retain 95% of the information you give in the form of a video as compared to 10% when reading it in a text. But the fact is, that kind of success is not very easy. Your video marketing should also be bang on! With video being the superhero of marketing, you will always get back what you put forth in your video marketing strategy. Avoid any…

Twelve Trends That Will Impact Social Media in 2019

As B2B Marketers, We Know That Currently, It’s Fairly Impossible to Do Anything with Marketing without Leveraging Social Media. So, We Ought to Know Which Independent Domains Will Drive Social Media in 2019 As the year ends, we predict the twelve trends that will make a difference in how marketers leverage social media for campaigning. 1. Data Today’s entrepreneurs have realized that the success of their business depends on how well they handle data and deploy it, over social media or otherwise. No wonder then,…