Merkle Expands Digital Intelligence Practice, Adds 2,500 Data Scientists to Become One of the World’s Largest Analytics Agencies

Expanded analytic offerings provide unique insights into competitive pricing, customer sentiments, product content, and channel partner initiatives  Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, now represents one of the largest analytics agencies in the world, following the acquisition of Ugam, the leading next-generation data and analytics company, in July of this year. Ugam, a Merkle Company, brings new, innovative engagement models and capabilities to Merkle. Ugam’s Digital…

Data Over-Retention: Why You Don’t Need It, and What to Do About It

“If some is good, more must be better,” goes the old adage – and in many cases, that’s true. But not when it comes to data. Keeping data too long can be messy and dangerous. Organizations that let data hang around too long are opening themselves up to lawsuits and regulatory actions, which is a key reason to delete data that is no longer needed. Cost savings and more efficient operations are an added bonus to smart retention policies. A study by RingCentral shows that employees lose as many as 32 business days a year just…

Marketing Automation vs Augmentation

Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have proliferated across nearly every industry in recent years, and rightfully so. The technology has come a long way in a relatively short period of time, and its utility is now being appreciated in realms where AI and Machine Learning were never considered before. However, along with this advancement has come a growing concern: What if the technology makes the wrong decision? What if we’re unaware of the long-term consequences of handing decisions over to…

The Future of Artificial Intelligence Is Job Augmentation, Not Elimination

One of the hottest trends in technology is Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the market is set to generate $70 billion by next year. While AI is poised to transform countless industries around the globe, it has already started to generate a lot of fear from the humans who will be living and working alongside the machines. Titles like “AI overlords” and “AI hiring managers” have everyone on edge. Despite the hype, hysteria, and fears surrounding AI, automated robots are not set to bring our sci-fi-fueled nightmares to life…

Evergage Named a Strong Performer Among B2B Customer Data Platforms (CDPs) by Independent Research Firm

1-to-1 Personalization and CDP Company Recognized for Enabling Real-Time Data Activation Evergage, The 1-to-1 Platform company, announced that Forrester Research, a leading global research and advisory firm, has ranked Evergage as a Strong Performer in its report "The Forrester New Wave™: B2B Customer Data Platforms, Q2 2019," published today. The Forrester New Wave reports evaluate emerging technologies, based on vendors' offerings, strategies and market presence. This evaluation examines "the 13 providers that matter…

Zylotech Identified as One of the Most Significant Providers in B2B Customer Data Platforms (CDP) Report by Independent Research Firm

Zylotech, the self-learning customer data (CDP) platform company, announced it has been identified as one of the most significant providers in “The Forrester New Wave™: B2B Customer Data Platforms, Q2 2019” report. Forrester profiled the 13 most significant vendors in the emerging CDP market, after extensive research work as explained by Forrester analyst Steve Casey. The report found that the ability to provide third-party data for augmentation and enrichment; develop unified profiles at the account, buying center, and…

Data in the New Year: Five Steps for Success in 2018

The numbers say it all: the big data and business analytics revenue forecast is set to reach $150.8 billion in 2018. This massive industry is growing at a rapid pace and it’s evident that companies understand that making data work is an absolutely necessity for success. However, there’s still a disconnect. We’ve never had this much data available to us – yet, we struggle with what to do with all of the information. Organizations fail when they’re not able to operationalize insights that translate into an actionable…

WhiteSmoke Buys Israeli Ad Monetization Platform Wise Data Media; Reveals Plan to Expand into Video Advertising

WhiteSmoke, the leading all-in-one English content writing tool, announced the acquisition of Tel Aviv-based ad monetization platform – Wise Data Media. The buyout will help the digital marketing services provider to expand its business from web and mobile to video and programmatic in the coming months. The terms of the deal remained undisclosed at the time of reporting. WhiteSmoke, founded in 2002, provides linguistic services that assist users to generate grammatically accurate and well-organized English content. The…

MarTech Interview with Robert McGovern, CEO at PreciseTarget

"We believe customers want personalized experiences, but they never want to be exploited." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start at PreciseTarget? It all started with a question: Why does everyone have a unique and personal Amazon front page experience while having a generic experience with Macy’s, Nordstrom or Target? This led to a discovery journey, where I learned that none of the large retailers (except Amazon) have sufficient data to personalize the experience. Retailers refer…

Epsilon Named a Leader for Loyalty Services; Only Provider Also Recognized as a Leader in Loyalty Technology by Independent Research Firm

Epsilon, a global leader in interaction management, announced that it was named a Leader in the July 2019 report “The Forrester Wave: Loyalty Service Providers, Q3 2019” by Forrester Research, Inc. This recognition is in addition to being named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Loyalty Technology Platforms, Q2 2019 for its Agility Loyalty solution. Only Epsilon is a leader in both evaluations. The report found that nearly every US online adult belongs to a loyalty program, yet only 44% agree that programs make them feel…

MarTech Interview with Declan Kennedy, CEO, StitcherAds

"If you’re not thinking about how to use AI to solve for core customer needs, you are losing your competitiveness." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What encouraged you to create StitcherAds? I've been in tech since 2008. Formerly, I was an investment banker, and my goal back then was to become a VC. The best way to learn the VC trade was to put in work at startups. Since then, I've been a full-time tech founder, and my appetite for becoming a VC has diminished. StitcherAds gained traction in 2013,…

Interview with Lissa Daniels, VP, Demand Generation, Marketing Operations and Analytics, Looker

"Technology is going to help us all get more personal. Data, behavioral intent and AI can help us all make the experience more personal for our leads and customers."Tell us a little bit about your role at Looker? I head up the team that fills and optimizes the marketing lead funnel. Our first goal is to feed our sales development team with the highest quality leads possible. Those leads need to turn into happy customers. We spend our time testing and trying all that we can. Then we spend a good bit of time analyzing to…

Interview with Jennifer Grant, Chief Marketing Officer at Looker

"Without a clear, shared view of the data and metrics of the business, Sales and Marketing leaders have been set against each other, fighting to prove their worth with different silos of data."On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role at Looker and how you got here. After experiencing the wild amazing journey of growing Box from 30 employees to almost 1,000 employees, I was looking for another company with similar potential. When I found Looker, not only did they have a product that customers…

XDBS Wins The Silver Stevie Award For Sales & Customer Service 2014

World-leading B2B lead generation company, XDBS, has won the prestigious Silver Stevie Award for outstanding Sales & Customer Service for 2014. The award substantiates XDBS's customer-centricity and its continuous efforts to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Marketing Technology News: Comscore Announces New Agreement with Anzu XDBS offers B2B lead generation services and solutions constituting detailed, bespoke research on targeted audiences. Utilizing multi-channel outreach and appointment setting best…

PowerEgg X Personal AI Camera – the Ultimate Tool for Content Creators

Unit Combines Drone Technology, HD Camera Technology, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology for Unlimited Content Creation Possibilities PowerVision Robot Corporation, a global leader in smart drones, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and augmented reality, has the ultimate tool for content creators, the PowerEgg X. The smart device can be used as an autonomous personal AI camera, as a handheld 3-axis AI camera, and also as a high-performance drone. No matter if creators are filming their next vlog, getting…

Havas Media, Releases ‘the Impact of Missing Third Party Cookies on Digital Marketing and Future Plan of Solutions’

Havas Media, under Havas Group, one of the largest communication groups in the world, has recently researched and released a report titled ‘The impact of missing third party cookies on digital marketing and future plan of solutions’ with Fancy Digital. Given that several top browser providers have announced to gradually phase-out support of third-party cookies over the next two years, the report illustrates the potential future impacts on digital marketing in China as well as on the globe and recommends third party…

99% of Digital Agency Leaders Admit to Mistakes

It can take weeks or months to prepare for a digital ad campaign, but it only takes one mistake to undo all that effort. Digital agency decision-makers recently admitted to encountering not one mistake but several – many in a single week – that cost them thousands of bottom-line dollars. The lost fees and headaches add up fast, harming an agency’s reputation while damaging the brands they were called upon to promote. A recent study done in partnership with Censuswide, “Agency Confessions,” found that 99% of…

AI in CX Management: ASAPP Scoops $185 Million Funding to Secure CX Innovations

AI in Customer Experience: ASAPP Scoops $185 Million Funding to Secure CX Innovations. Leading AI research firm, ASAPP is taking rapid strides in the field of AI-native technology for Customer Experience and Agency Automation. Disruptions caused by COVID-19 pandemic may have proved to be an overwhelming challenge to sustain businesses, But, for some AI leaders with strong business values, they are focusing on attracting funding and planning marketing and customer service expansion in new markets. ASAPP completed $185…

Fusionex Extends Collaboration with International Energy Giant to Further Enhance AI and Customer Analytics Platform

Leading multi-award-winning data technology specialist Fusionex has been awarded an initiative to drive customer engagement for an internationally-renowned energy conglomerate through the utilization of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Customer Analytics, in a multi-year extended deal. A key oil refining and marketing company with a strong 30-year record, the client has over 20,000 employees and more than 1,000 service stations across the region and offers gasoline, diesel and kerosene to power industries and fuel…

iQIYI Launches Qiyu 2pro VR Somatosensory Game Console

An Ultra-HD 3D Gaming Experience With Inside-Out 6DoF Game Technology iQIYI, Inc., an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, launched the presales for its Qiyu 2Pro VR somatosensory game console on e-commerce platforms. iQIYI aims to provide users with an immersive gaming experience by having applied interactive 6DoF technology to the Console. The Qiyu VR 2Pro will sell for a presale price of RMB 3899 and for an official price of RMB 3999 starting April 9th.…