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TechBytes with Jeremy Van Ek, COO at American Marketing Association

Hi Jeremy, tell us about your role/team you handle at AMA. What inspired you to join the company? As Chief Operations Officer at the American Marketing Association, my primary responsibility is the execution, enablement, and development of all Finance, Operations, and Technology within the organization. I was inspired to join the AMA because of the mission of the organization to be a thought leader and coach to marketers. Prior to the AMA, I was the Chief Financial Officer at Trisect. I bring more than 15 years of…

Runningboards Marketing Sells Its First Two Franchises During a Challenging Time

The digital mobile advertising franchise will now have a presence in two key markets outside of its hometown of Watertown, New York. Digital mobile franchise Runningboards Marketing has just accomplished a feat that not many emerging brands have been able to do in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic: secured its first two franchise deals. The brand's newest franchisees are based in Marlborough, Massachusetts and in Paducah, Kentucky, two markets more than a skip and a jump from the brand's hometown of Watertown in…

ACG-NY and Chief Outsiders Take the Pulse of Private Equity Investors as Portfolio Companies Prepare to Restart Their Commercial Engines

the Association for Corporate Growth – New York chapter, and Chief Outsiders, LLC announced the release of their report, “The Great Commercial Engine Restart: Private Equity views as we prepare to exit lockdown.” The report shows the pulse of Private Equity thinking as we enter May and states begin to ease their restrictions and allow businesses to reopen, indicating that many will find a business environment that’s very different from the one they left before the lockdowns started.  The survey explores how the speed at…

37% of Streaming Subscribers Share Accounts With People Outside Their Household, Restricting Streaming Services’ Revenue Growth

Nearly half of streaming subscribers (47%) say they have increased their watch time as a result of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. Streaming services are seeing surges in new subscribers, but the frequency of password sharing may hinder total revenue growth More than one-third of streaming subscribers (37%)  share their accounts with people they do not live with, according to new data from The Manifest, a B2B news and how-to website. This includes family members (25%), close friends/partners (10%), and even…

Dynamic Yield Introduces Audience Export Manager to Help Enterprise Brands Enrich the Entire Marketing Stack

Capability unlocks the personalization company’s robust engagement data, making it available for use in any enterprise system Dynamic Yield, the AI-Powered Personalization Anywhere platform, announced the release of its Audience Export Manager – a new feature allowing companies to utilize the rich customer data captured by Dynamic Yield across enterprise systems like email service providers (ESPs), ad networks, call center solutions, and more. Marketing Technology News: RPA Leaders Kryon and Everest Group Meet Online to…

Aflac Continues to Put People First with ‘Not Alone’ Marketing Campaign

In Partnership with Atlanta's Fastest-Growing Advertising Agency, Insurer Helps Ease the Anxiety of Out-of-Pocket Medical Bills Aflac, a leader in supplemental insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today announced its new, people-centric "Not Alone" marketing campaign. Developed in partnership with Dagger, Aflac's new advertising agency of record, the campaign reflects the insurer's commitment to being there for consumers when help is needed most. The new campaign focuses on the wide range of emotions Americans experience…

GRIN Is The First Influencer Marketing Software To Integrate TikTok Into Their Platform

GRIN, the leading and most rapidly growing Influencer Marketing Platform announced their integration with TikTok; the fastest growing social media network. TikTok has an estimated 800 million monthly active users and influencers globally and has seen its growth in the US almost quadruple in just one year.. After collaborating with brands operating in the TikTok space, GRIN has formally launched its TikTok integration, radically changing the influencer marketing landscape. Where many brands were forced to create…

How Precise Location-Based Advertising is the Future of Mobile Marketing

Here is a familiar situation: you are walking down a street and (provided that your GPS is on and you have a Wi-Fi signal) you go past a storefront that then serves your phone a mobile ad or coupon offer. But what if there were so many brick-and-mortar stores on that street that the ad you were served was for the wrong store? Or maybe you get the right ad for a store you usually frequent, but at that time when you are passing it, you don’t need it? The above scenarios are both a misplaced opportunity and a missed advertising…

Five Trends That Will Shape the Influencer Marketing Industry in 2020

Influencer Marketing has seen tremendous growth in recent years. Once viewed as an experimental channel, it has evolved into a core strategy for most marketing organizations and the industry is expected to reach upwards of $10 billion by 2020. But, as with any emerging market, Influencer Marketing must evolve in order to survive. As the industry grows, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for brands to achieve consistent success, which begs the question: How can the influencer ecosystem mature to keep up with demand? Here…

Ogilvy Again Named A Leader In Gartner’s March 2020 Magic Quadrant For Global Marketing AgenciesOgilvy Again Named A Leader In Gartner’s…

Ogilvy, a global marketing and communications company, has been named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Global Marketing Agencies report for the fifth consecutive year. Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory company, evaluates vendors based on the ability to execute and for completeness of vision based on 15 distinct evaluation criteria. “We believe Ogilvy’s continued recognition in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Global Marketing Agencies report is a true testament to Ogilvy’s commitment of bringing…

Ogilvy Again Named A Leader In Gartner’s March 2020 Magic Quadrant For Global Marketing Agencies

Ogilvy, a global marketing and communications company, has been named a Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Global Marketing Agencies report for the fifth consecutive year. Gartner, the world's leading research and advisory company, evaluates vendors based on the ability to execute and for completeness of vision based on 15 distinct evaluation criteria. "We believe Ogilvy's continued recognition in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Global Marketing Agencies report is a true testament to Ogilvy's commitment of bringing…

TechBytes with Adam Leslie, European Sales & Marketing Solutions Leader at Dun & Bradstreet

Journey into Tech  Hi Adam, tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Dun & Bradstreet. My role is to identify ways for our clients to use Dun & Bradstreet’s global commercial data and analytics to support decisions and enhance their Sales and Marketing activities. This means helping companies realize the maximum value of their own data to gain commercial advantage rather than ‘just holding it’. In order to achieve that, the right software and solutions are needed to identify and activate…

Tech Marketers Reveal Their Secret Weapons for Content Marketing Success

Content Marketing Institute Releases New Research on Technology Content Marketing Technology marketers continue to make progress with their content marketing and are reporting more success with their efforts than one year ago. That’s a key finding in the new Content Marketing Institute report out, Technology Content Marketing 2020: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends study, sponsored by IDG Communications, Inc. Approximately three out of four (76%) report their organization is much more or somewhat more successful with…

MarTech Interview with Nicole Amsler, VP of Marketing at Formation

"As marketers get more clarity around the definition of personalization, I believe we will see more development of customer-centric approaches in marketing." Journey into Tech You come from a very interesting background. From Aeronautical Engineering to heading Marketing at Formation.ai - tell us about this enriching journey. I’m an Engineer by degree, but have now worked in the Marketing industry for more than 20 years. I have a very technical background -- I received my BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Cal Poly…

Referral Marketing Platform Talkable Reports on eCommerce Trends of 2020

Talkable defines personalization and privacy as primary trends that influence the current situation on the US eCommerce market Talkable, the leading referral program provider powering over 250 brands, has released a report on the top eCommerce trends of 2020. The trends focus heavily on personalization and privacy, as well as the shift from traditional ad platforms to more interactive and personalized formats. The list includes the most prevalent ideas defined by leading industry marketers, analytics, and demonstrated by…

Chief Outsiders Welcomes Tech, Healthcare CMO Ann Marie Beasley To Its Team Of Fractional Chief Marketers

Beasley Joins Chief Outsiders After Serving as the Top Marketer for Global Enterprises. Accomplished marketing leader and strategist Ann Marie Beasley has joined Chief Outsiders, the nation’s leading “Executives-as-a-Service” company of fractional chief marketers. A proponent of integrating marketing with other key business units, Beasley brings her belief that marketers should be treated as a strategic partner and growth facilitator for businesses. Marketing Technology News: Qwantify Guarantees e-Commerce Success for…

Wise Public Relations Taps Three-Time SURVIVOR Player Aubry Bracco as VP of Social Media & Digital Marketing

Proven Digital Content Producer And Creative Strategist to Lead Social Media And Marketing Practice Area For Fast-Growing Independent Marketing Agency Wise Public Relations, Inc., the integrated marketing agency, announced that three-time SURVIVOR player and digital content guru, Aubry Bracco, has been named Vice President, Social Media & Digital Marketing. In this role, Bracco will lead the agency’s growing social media and digital marketing division to deliver strategic brand content and community management,…

Multiplied Marketing Communications Acquires Blockchain Marketing Communications Firm Multiplied

Multiplied Marketing Communications LLC announced the acquisition of Multiplied LLC, a premium blockchain marketing communications firm, for an undisclosed sum. Co-founders Nancy Li and Hector Espinoza have sold the company to Ben Noble, a former partner and director of public relations at Multiplied. With this acquisition, Noble plans to expand the agency’s offering to include public relations, brand development and other services catered toward the burgeoning blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. “The blockchain…

MarTech Interview with Natalia Vasilyeva, VP of Marketing at Anzu.io

"Marketing Automation is critical to defining the funnel and building a communication plan for each of the customer touchpoints, as well as post-analysis." Tell us about your journey into Marketing Technology and how you started at Anzu.io? I have been involved with Anzu since the company’s early days. Having worked in the AdTech space before, I was inspired by Anzu’s mission to make advertising better, and could see the potential impact I could have as a marketer. I am super proud of the team and what we’ve accomplished…

Dentsu Aegis Network Acquires 4Cite Marketing to Boost Merkle’s Identity Capability

Doubling down on first-party identity technology with second acquisition of 2020 Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired 4Cite Marketing, a leading people-based identification and data services technology company. 4Cite will join Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing company and part of Dentsu Aegis Network. Founded in 2010, 4Cite is a leading data services technology company in the eCommerce sector. All 50 employees, located in Albany, N.Y. and Peterborough, New Hampshire, will join Merkle.…