QLess Digital Line Management Promotes Social Distancing for Retailers

AI-driven mobile tool ensures public health and safety with virtual queue technology As stores reopen and consider strategies to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infections, the QLess line-management and customer experience platform has become an essential tool in upholding social distancing measures by eliminating the need for physical line-ups. QLess enables virtual check-ins through a dedicated online portal with real-time SMS updates about wait times and placements in line. By enabling mobile or home waiting, retailers…

Adventist Risk Management Adopts Insurity’s Policy Decisions Evolution and Digital Services Platform to Streamline and Automate Workflows

Will Leverage Insurity’s Leading API Ecosystem and DigitalXPerience Studio to Create Unique Customer Experience Insurity, Inc., a leading provider of cloud solutions and data analytics for the world’s largest insurers, brokers, and MGAs, announced that Adventist Risk Management (ARM), Inc. will upgrade to Insurity’s Policy Decisions Evolution and its Digital Services Platform to improve operational efficiency and deliver better policyholder experiences. “We are very pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with…

PROS Launches Sales Agreement Management to Streamline Selling in Digital Era

PROS Smart CPQ Adds Support for Sales Agreements to Improve Deal Velocity and Further Enable Omnichannel Commerce; Handles Complex Quotes up to 100,000 Line Items with Ease PROS, a provider of AI-powered solutions that optimize selling in the digital economy, announced PROS Smart CPQ now with support for sales agreement workflows, enabling sales teams to manage the sales agreement lifecycle and quickly create, amend, and extend existing agreements with customers to accelerate the sales process across every channel – direct,…

Comcast Technology Solutions Announces New Global Ad Management Solution that Unifies Linear and Digital Workflows

Unveiling New Technology in a Suite of Services That Automates Media Workflows From Planning and Distribution to Talent Rights Management and Creative Optimization Comcast Technology Solutions, a division of Comcast Cable that serves advertisers, agencies and content providers on both the Demand-Side and Supply-Side of the business, announced the launch of a comprehensive global ad management solution that connects the media plan to the entire creative workflow. The solution includes a suite of services that saves…

Telaria’s Video Management Platform Bridges Gap Between Linear and Digital “TV” Inventory Intelligence

New-To-Market TV Content Reporting Product Provides Buyers TV-Like Buying Opportunities and Publishers Unprecedented Video Analytics to Drive Revenue Telaria, Inc., the complete software platform for publishers to manage premium video advertising, unveiled TV Content Reporting, a first-to-market product that enables premium publishers to better understand how advertisers value their most desired inventory. “With the amount of data available today in digital advertising, the information transferred between publishers…

Digital Marketers Will Devote More Resources to Online Reputation Management in 2018

New Survey by Clutch Finds That More Than Half of Businesses (54%) Believe Online Reputation Management Is "Very Necessary" Nearly 40% of businesses will increase their investment in online reputation management (ORM) this year, according to a new survey from Clutch, a B2B research, ratings, and reviews company. Businesses' plans to allot more time and money to ORM are a result of the popularity of social media and third-party reviews sites, which impact businesses' control over their online reputation. Clutch surveyed…

UK Government Authority, Liverpool City Council, Goes Digital with 8×8

Deploys 8x8 Cloud Communications and Contact Centre Solution to Improve Business Resilience and Optimise Services Delivery 8x8, Inc., a leading integrated cloud communications platform provider, announced that Liverpool City Council has deployed the 8x8 integrated cloud communications and contact centre solution which digitises services for its more than half a million residents, as part of its digital transformation agenda. As one of the largest metropolitan districts in the UK, the Liverpool City Council set an…

Blu Digital Group Closes Multi-Million Dollar Series A Investment Round from Leading Silicon Valley Investor

Series A Investment will Help Drive Further Development of Blu’s Market-leading Media Technology Software and Services Blu Digital Group, Inc. (BDG), a digital media services and software company, announced today that it has closed its multi-million-dollar Series A round of funding with the investment led by C. Richard "Dick" Kramlich, Co-Founder of New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Green Bay Ventures. "It is very gratifying to see our growth as a company, and the scope of our opportunity, recognized by a Silicon Valley…

Post-Cookie “Re-Think” of Digital Marketing Driving Surge of Innovation in Collaborative Data Solutions, According to New Winterberry Group…

Winterberry Group, a specialized management consultancy with deep experience in advertising, marketing, data, technology and commerce, released new research: “Collaborative Data Solutions: Data and Identity in the Era of Permission.” The research delves into the surge in collaboration across and within companies to leverage data to optimize revenue and deliver consistent consumer interactions in a post-cookie world. Brands and media owners are turning to both familiar and evolving data collaboration frameworks to make the…

Power Digital Acquires Premiere Performance-Based Media and Social Creative Company, Social Method

Partnership Creates One of The Largest Tech-Enabled Performance Based Marketing Services Companies Powering Ecommerce Power Digital announced its acquisition of Social Method, one of the fastest-growing data-driven digital media buying and creative companies in the country. Specializing in performance-based Facebook and Instagram media and creative services, with a hyper-focus on driving a high return on business outcomes and revenue growth, Social Method is well-respected both for its impressive client portfolio and…

AnyClip Launches VPAID, An Online Video Series About the Online Video Business

Confirmed guests include executives from New York Post, Hot 97, Single Palm Tree Productions, and Premion AnyClip, the video management, distribution and marketing platform, announced the debut of VPAID, a free monthly online video show exploring the strategies, technology and content of the online video business. Co-hosted by Nadav Dray, AnyClip's VP Operations, and Rebecca Paoletti, Co-Founder and CEO of CakeWorks, a full-service video agency, each 30-minute episode of VPAID will welcome media executives and subject…

James Hardie Australia Designs its Digital Future with Cloudinary’s Digital Asset Management Platform

Cloudinary helps James Hardie Australia create a single source of truth for its complex image sharing needs as customers and partners alike turn to online channels during COVID-19 lockdowns Cloudinary, the media experience platform for many of the world’s top brands, announced that James Hardie Australia, global leader in the production of interior and exterior building products, is using Cloudinary to centralize all of its image assets and create a streamlined and highly accessible digital repository available to multiple…

Emerald Acquires PlumRiver LLC to Expand Digital Commerce Capabilities

Extends PlumRiver’s Elastic Suite B2B platform to thousands of Emerald customer brands Emerald Holding, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of PlumRiver LLC (“PlumRiver”), a leading international provider of software-as-a-service technology through its Elastic Suite solution. Elastic Suite’s platform streamlines the wholesale buying process for both brands and retail buyers, creating a digital year-round transactional platform for use by Emerald’s customers. The acquisition will accelerate Emerald’s…

InMoment Acquires Digital Feedback Leader Wootric to Accelerate Pursuit of Experience Improvement for World’s Leading Brands

Combination brings a self-serve, scalable, and always-on digital sensing capability—with robust customer journey analytics—to InMoment’s current offerings Helps leading brands seamlessly expand their digital ‘in-the-moment’ signals from any interaction point, including product and in-app, without sending customers into offline survey channels InMoment, the leading provider of Experience Improvement (XI)™ solutions, announced it has acquired Wootric, the fast-growth leader of the digital feedback industry, to provide…

Cadent to Expand Automated Addressable Linear and VOD Advertising Platform Across Europe with Liberty Global

Cadent's advanced TV platform to be launched across Liberty Global's footprint in 2021 Cadent, the advanced TV platform company, announced the expansion of its addressable advertising management platform in Europe in partnership with Liberty Global, one of the world's leading converged video, broadband and communications companies. Cadent has now expanded its automated addressable linear and VOD Advertising Platform into Liberty Global's Irish footprint, Virgin Media Ireland, with its continental European markets to follow…

NexTech Hires Former President of Microsoft Online Inc. Hareesh Achi as President of its 3D/AR Advertising Network

Hareesh Achi is hired to rapidly expand NexTech’s transformative and cutting-edge 3D/AR advertising network Hareesh will increase the company’s partnerships and drive ad network revenue and innovation Hareesh comes to NexTech after a successful 10-year run at Microsoft as President of Microsoft Online Inc and Global Operational lead for their Advertising business NexTech AR Solutions (NexTech), a leading provider of virtual and augmented reality (AR) experience technologies and services for virtual and hybrid eCommerce,…

Florida Funders Invests in Kliken, a Digital Platform Designed to Simplify Online Marketing and Ignite Lead Generation

Florida Funders invests in first of its kind marketing platform that’s driving online sales for small businesses worldwide Florida Funders, a hybrid of a venture capital fund and an angel investor network that’s recognized as the top VC in the Southeast region by Pitchbook, announces its third investment from Fund 2 in Kliken, a Tampa-based digital marketing platform that helps small and medium-sized businesses improve online sales. Florida Funders has invested $500,000 in Kliken from the Florida Funders Fund 2, LLC. With…

TaskUs Introduces Refreshed Brand Highlighting Growth of Digital Services

TaskUs, the leading global technology-enabled service provider for high-growth technology companies, announced a rebrand of the "ridiculously good outsourcing" company. The move highlights the company’s expansion in digital transformation services beyond Customer Experience including AI Operations and Content Security. “TaskUs has long been known for its fast, efficient, innovative work with hyper growth companies,” said Bryce Maddock, CEO of TaskUs. “2020 forced companies to embrace digital transformation with speed and…

How Retail Brands can Attain Success With Data Management Platforms

“Data is the new oil”. This decade-old metaphor couldn’t be more relevant to present times. In every industry, data is playing a significant role. For retail, the prioritization of data has even crossed price and convenience, which at one time decided loyalty. Nowadays, users generate tons of data from online and offline purchases, loyalty shopper data, social and search data, and data gathered from the website visitors. This growth in the influx of data can be attributed to the proliferation of the internet and smart…

TechBytes with Ben Howell, Director, Product Management at Veritone

Please tell us about your experience as a Product Management leader through the COVID-19 crisis.  I’ve been with Veritone through an acquisition of my previous company, Wazee Digital, for almost a decade. For the last two and half years, I’ve led product management for Digital Media Hub, a cloud-native, AI-enabled media management platform, specifically designed for content owners to help them organize and monetize their content. The last nine months has been an interesting yet creatively-challenging experience. The…