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iconectiv Appoints Mobile Industry Veteran Michael O’Brien as Chief Product Officer

O’Brien to focus on growing business and expanding into new markets, including business-to-consumer iconectiv, an authoritative partner of the global communications industry, has named veteran mobile communications industry executive Michael O’Brien as Chief Product Officer. O’Brien will be responsible for executing the company’s strategy and driving new pathways of sustainable growth. This includes focusing on the wide range of potential opportunities in the business-to-consumer (B2C) market. iconectiv has already…

Victory Square Portfolio Company FansUnite Announces Merger with Askott Entertainment

Victory Square Technologies Inc. portfolio company FansUnite Entertainment Inc. and Askott Entertainment Inc. (“Askott”) announced entering into a definitive agreement on June 22, 2020 (the “Agreement”) to combine in an at-market merger, creating one of Canada’s leading gaming companies. Under the terms of the Agreement, FansUnite will acquire all of the outstanding securities of Askott by way of a three-cornered amalgamation (the “Transaction”) pursuant to which Askott and a newly incorporated subsidiary of FansUnite will…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest Marketing and Sales Technology News, Product Annoucements and Insights

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience, AI and ML announcements from Dun & Bradstreet (ABM), Veritone (Content), Lightspeed (E-commerce), Demandbase (B2B commerce) and RSVP (Email Marketing). Dun & Bradstreet Introduces Next Generation Account-Based Marketing Platform Dun & Bradstreet, a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, unveiled today the next generation of its D&B Account Based Marketing platform.…

RSVP Advertising Driving Results for Businesses Through Targeted Direct Mail Marketing

Alliance Franchise Brands model capitalizes on home, lifestyle services Spending more time at home due to the pandemic is prompting homeowners across the country to make improvements to their living spaces that are now playing double-duty as workspaces. And as the weather warms in several regions, outdoor home projects are ramping up as home services providers get back to work. To capitalize on home and lifestyle product and service sales opportunities, local, regional and national brands are turning to effective…

MarTech Interview with Robert C. Johnson, Founder and CEO at TeamSupport

"Customer self-service is valuable to businesses of any size and, given the increase of its usage, it won’t be long before a self-service customer portal becomes a requirement for success." Please tell us about your role and the team/technology at TeamSupport. In 2008, when working for a former company where they could not find a true B2B (business-to-business) customer support solution, my colleague and TeamSupport Co-founder, Eric Harrington, and I set out to build one. We determined the market desperately needed a…

Plannuh adds New AI-Driven Marketing Budget and Expense Management Capabilities

The new Plannuh Automation package reduces manual processes associated with marketing budget and expense management to optimize team efficiency and accuracy Plannuh Inc., the leader in AI-Driven marketing planning and budgeting software, today announces their new Plannuh Automation package for eliminating manual processes associated with spend management.  This new package automates laborious budget management tasks such as expense data entry and reconciliation with accounting systems to significantly free up marketer…

Alibaba Cloud Supports Retailers with E-commerce Solutions to Fight Against Coronavirus Impact

 Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, is to deliver a series of e-commerce solutions to businesses that are adversely impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. These tailored solutions will enable retailers to launch a B2C e-commerce platform as quickly as within five days. The Alibaba Cloud e-commerce solutions provide a set of plug-and-play Alibaba Cloud products and solutions in the computing, databases, multimedia and video livestreaming, collaboration, and security and data analytics to help…

Aprimo Named a Leader in Marketing Resource Management by Independent Research Firm

Aprimo, a global provider of digital asset management and work management software, today announced it has been recognized as a Leader in “The Forrester Wave™: Marketing Resource Management, Q1  020” report by Forrester Research, Inc. The software category of Marketing Resource Management, or MRM, is a fast-growing market and Forrester predicts business-to-consumer (B2C) marketing teams to drive a 25% increase in adoption in 2020. These marketers face increasing pressure to streamline marketing operations and costs, glean…

FedEx to Optimize Last-Mile Residential Deliveries; Position for Continued E-commerce Growth

FedEx Corp. is taking steps to increase the efficiency and lower the cost of residential deliveries as e-commerce continues to grow at an explosive rate. Beginning in March, FedEx Express will contract with FedEx Ground for the transport and delivery of select day-definite, residential Express shipments. FedEx Express packages will be selected for delivery by FedEx Ground if they are residential deliveries for which FedEx Ground can meet the service commitment. The company will begin rolling this out in Greensboro,…

The Next Level of Permission Marketing: Zero Party Data

Ten years ago, Seth Godin’s book “Permission Marketing” changed the way we think about developing relationships with our customers. Today, the noisy atmosphere and constant concerns of data privacy call again for a new paradigm, a new way where marketers and consumers work together to craft better Marketing and Communication experiences. The idea that is ushering in this new change is Zero Party Data, the newly named data source that refers to consumers telling brands how and when they want to be communicated with. Zero…

Europe Continues to Dominate Global E-Commerce Ranking

European nations hold eight of the top 10 spots on UNCTAD's Business-to-Consumer (B2C) E-commerce Index 2019, which ranks 152 countries on their readiness to engage in online commerce. Europe remains by far the most prepared region for e-commerce, with eight countries ranking in the top 10 of a global index published on 3 December. For the second consecutive year, the Netherlands leads UNCTAD’s Business-to-Consumer (B2C) E-commerce Index, followed by Switzerland. The only non-European countries on the top 10 list are…

Octane11 Launches Full-Stack Platform For Multi-Channel B2B Digital Marketing

Launch Integrations Include MediaMath, Oracle Data Cloud, Intersection, Bombora and EverString; Initial Funding from MathCapital and More Than a Dozen Marketing and Technology Industry Executives Octane11 announced the launch of its full-stack digital marketing platform focused exclusively on the needs of Business-to-Business marketers. Incubated by MathCapital – the early-stage venture capital firm focused on the digital transformation of marketing and media – Octane11 helps Business-to-Business (B2B) marketers leverage…

Neustar Partners with Tatango

Neustar Carrier Data Strengthens Deliverability for Text Message Marketing Services Neustar, Inc., a global information services company and leader in identity resolution, is partnering with Tatango, the market leader in mass text message marketing software, to improve the deliverability of their client’s text messages. “Neustar customer identity solutions will, among other things, enable us to dramatically improve the deliverability of our clients’ text messages, making absolutely certain that messages are reaching…

RichRelevance Announces Plans to Consolidate Business with Manthan Software

Creates Industry-leading Customer Data Platform, Retail Marketing & Merchandising, and Real-time Personalization Solution for Algorithmic Customer Experience RichRelevance, the global leader in Experience Personalization, announced that the company has signed a series of strategic partnership agreements with Manthan Software for a joint go-to-market and have set a path towards consolidating their category-leading businesses in the coming year, in compliance with applicable regulations. Manthan is a global leader in…

Ascent360 Announces New User Interface And Features For Customer Data Platform

Company Continues to Innovate CDP for B2C Marketers in Brand, Resort and Retail Segments Ascent360, a leading customer database platform (CDP) provider for mid-market businesses, introduces additional functionality and a new user interface (UI) that makes the platform even more intuitive for marketers to build authentic relationships with prospects and customers. The Ascent360 CDP helps business-to-consumer (B2C) companies grow by providing a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, which consolidates disparate customer…

M Science Launches Expanded Data-Driven Enterprise Software and Cloud Services Analysis and Data Visualization

Another Industry First as Unique Data Now Offers Unprecedented Visibility into Business-To-Business Interactions M Science, the pioneer in data-driven research and analytics, launched a significant expansion to its enterprise software and cloud services industry coverage. The company’s expanded coverage brings a new level of transparency and insight into software, domain registrations, and cloud services companies. The offering combines deep industry and company-level analysis and insight with an analyst-curated…

Merkle Named a Strong Performer Among Performance Marketing Agencies

Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, announced that it has been recognized among the top performance marketing agencies by leading independent research firm Forrester Research, Inc. The agency was recognized for its people-first approach to performance marketing and for being strong in both paid search and programmatic display. Forrester recently released The Forrester Wave: Performance Marketing Agencies, Q3 2019, naming Merkle a strong performer. The report assesses the state…

Rokt Makes Second Major Tech Acquisition, Bringing E-Commerce Transformation to New Market Sectors

The acquisition of OfferLogic adds Google, Staples, GoDaddy, and Vistaprint to Rokt’s roster of world-class clients Rokt, the global leader in e-commerce marketing technology, announces its acquisition of OfferLogic, a Business-to-Business (B2B) marketplace whose clients include Staples, GoDaddy, Yelp, Google and Vistaprint. Effective immediately, the two companies have merged under the Rokt brand, further advancing the next generation of e-commerce technology. The acquisition ensures greater access to transformational…

In-app Advertising Market Size Worth $226.4 Billion By 2025

The global in-app advertising market size is expected to reach USD 226.4 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 19.4% from 2019 to 2025, according to a new study conducted by Grand View Research, Inc. In-app advertising enables advertisers to display various types of advertisements, such as banners and pop-up videos, on mobile applications to reach their audience. The concept is gaining popularity owing to the rapidly increasing demand for mobile device-based advertising across various industry verticals such as education,…

Merkle Earns Google Cloud Marketing Analytics Partner Specialization

Merkle, a Specialized GCP Partner, Redesigns Data Integration Strategy for Clients Including Canon U.S.A. Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, announced it has received Marketing Analytics Partner Specialization in the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program. Achievement of this Specialization demonstrates Merkle’s ability to help brands integrate data from disparate sources to enable data-driven, customized marketing. This includes collecting, transforming, analyzing, and…