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.…

Vya Unveils Fresh User Experience for Its Marketing Resource Management Systems

New UX Delivers More Intuitive, Efficient Experience for Vya’s Busy Clients Who Manage Marketing Resources and Campaigns Across Distributed Organizations Vya, a leading provider of simplified marketing execution for distributed organizations, unveiled a new user experience for its marketing resource management systems. The updated UX offers a clean and simplified view, with the most used resources prominently featured, making it easier than ever for clients to quickly find what they need, so they can carry on with their…

Marketing’s Role in Hosting a Diverse Conference

We know the stats of tech conferences when it comes to women and diversity. According to Ensono’s Speak Up: Bringing More Women's Voices to Tech Conferences, Women have only occupied 25% of keynote or standalone speaking positions in the past few years at tech conferences. That means audiences are only hearing from a very specific group of people. Understanding how to make sure your conference is representative of the larger population is key. Each step requires you to utilize “Marketing’s Diversity Equity, and Inclusion…

Optimizing Communications Requires an Outside-In Look

Learn About Behind-The-Scenes Lessons in Optimizing and Consolidating Communications How can companies optimize their transactional, regulatory, and marketing communications to reduce costs, streamline processes, and improve the overall customer experience? It starts by taking an outside-in look, according to Lisa Meath from Broadridge Consulting Services. Lisa Meath I, as Managing Director and Practice Lead, Broadridge Communications Consulting on how “optimizing communications requires an outside-in look”, interviewed…

Daily AdTech Roundup: Top Coolest Things in Marketing and Sales Today

Today’s Daily AdTech Round-up covers latest in Native and Programmatic Advertising, Technology, TV Advertising, Audience Data announcements from Merkle, DoubleVerify, YuppTV, Meredith Corporation, Elo. Merkle Launches New Stream Media, Enabling Retailers to Grow Digital Ad Revenue Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, announced the launch of New Stream Media, a solution that allows retailers to grow their digital ad revenue, create more personalized experiences for consumers, and…

Doing the Work from the Outside In: Rewriting the Rules for Digital Advertising

Digital Advertising needs a shakeup. The only way to rebuild, to effect big, bold change, is to do the work from the outside in and rewrite the rules for Digital Advertising. The industry simply must come together around an end-to-end rules-based platform for Marketing that connects brands and agencies through tech to media and consumers with accountability and transparency at each point across the media supply chain. What does it mean to be a “rules-based” platform? In basic terms, the goal is to adopt high standards…

Podcasting: The Heartbeat of Your Marketing Strategy

Marketers have no shortage of responsibilities generating demand, nurturing leads, developing brand messaging, creating content, maintaining customer relationships, executing a go-to-market strategy, measuring impact and...should I go on? It’s safe to say there are a lot of pieces to the Marketing puzzle, and it’s simply impossible to do it all. But what if you could use just one piece of creative content to accomplish all of your key objectives throughout the entire Marketing funnel? Today, more brands are taking a…

Hotnest Raises USD 6 Million to Automatize Marketing and Sales for SMEs

Round Led by Leading Chinese Investors China Merchants Capital and Oriza Holdings, Followed by Existing Investors Hotnest Technology, a China - Germany based AI Marketing and Consulting Automation Platform, has raised 6 Million USD for their Series A funding. This brings their total funding to over USD 8 Million to date. Hotnest is one of the very few Chinese- European co-founded startups that were able to attract leading Chinese Venture Capital investment. “Historically we have been very focused on the Chinese market”…

Hotnest Raises USD 6 Million for Sales and Marketing Automation

Hotnest Technology raises additional USD 6 Million Series A, total funding to date exceeds USD 8 Million Round led by leading Chinese investors China Merchants Capital and Oriza Holdings, followed by existing investors Funds will be used to further develop big data technology, European market entry and helping brands and companies scale in the Chinese market Hotnest Technology, a China - Germany based AI Marketing Automation Platform, has raised 6 Million USD for their Series A funding. This brings its total…

OneConnect Wins Prestigious Award at the 2019 Kotler Future Marketing Summit for Its Outstanding Global Marketing Efforts

OneConnect Financial Technology Co., Ltd (OneConnect), an associate company of Ping An Group, won the "Kotler New Marketing Year Successful Overseas Marketing Award" at the prestigious "2019 Kotler Future Marketing Summit" held in Beijing on 12 October. OneConnect's win is an affirmation of its outstanding global marketing efforts that successfully export Ping An's technologies to leading financial institutions outside of China within a short span of one year or so. Philip Kotler, known as the "father of modern…

Turning Influencer Marketing into a Major Media Channel

Influencer Marketing is on track to hit $15B in investment by 2022, according to Business Insider. The premise of Influencer Marketing is easy to buy in to - collaborate with individuals that create authentic, aesthetically-pleasing content that people on Instagram “like”. There has been a lot of hype around Influencer Marketing since its inception, and for good reason; Influencer Marketing is working. According to a survey done by Mediakix, 89% of marketers find that Influencer Marketing delivers ROI that’s equal to or…

AI 2020 Predictions From Tom Libretto, CMO at Pega – What’s Next for Marketing?

Marketing science catches up to the art: While once revered as more art than science, the discipline of marketing is becoming increasingly technical. As modern-day marketing practitioners, it has become table stakes to have some level of technical acumen on how the marketing technology stack plugs together. This year, CMOs will demand marketers expand their tech knowledge beyond marketing and into different business functions as marketing continues to traverse across organizational silos. At the end of the day, the more…

4 Ways Marketing and Creative Teams Can Streamline the Review and Approval Process

Marketing is living in a new age of content. We have more channels and formats to fill than ever before. And yet even as our MarTech machines demand more content, some Marketing organizations haven’t updated the process by which the fuel is created. Previously, I wrote about why and how we should address this by improving the creative briefing process for MarTech Series. Today, I want to address the other end – the review and approval process – because even brilliant creative can’t drive leads and awareness if it’s stuck…

Rakuten Marketing Data Breaks down Consumer Habits During the First Holiday Shopping Events of the Season

Larger Purchases Made on Single’s Day and a Higher Frequency of Orders During Click Frenzy Rakuten Marketing have released findings from data collected on Single’s Day and Click Frenzy which for the first time ever, fell over three consecutive days (Nov 11 - 13). Pulled from Rakuten Marketing’s award-winning affiliate network, the data reveals that the new back-to-back shopping format did not stop consumers from spending, with record breaking sales recorded by both Alibaba and Click Frenzy. Within the Rakuten Marketing…