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MarTech Interview with Josh Poduska, Chief Data Scientist at Domino Data Lab

"I think it is unrealistic to expect AI and ML to solve all the world’s problems. In my opinion, there will be plenty of situations where AI and ML are not the right fit." Know Me Hi Josh, tell us about your journey and how you arrived at Domino Data Lab. I’ve been in the analytics space for about 18 years and have loved every step along the way. We, humans, are naturally prone to making decisions based on a limited understanding. Information, when properly communicated, frees us from our biases and…

TechBytes with Jessica Hogue, GM Measurement & Analytics at Innovid

Please tell us about your role and the technology you handle at Innovid. As GM of Measurement and Analytics, I’m charged with developing Marketing Analytics offerings for our agency, brand, and publisher partners to help grow their businesses. We have a heavy focus on CTV given the growth we see on our platform and the markets need for more insights into this channel. The underlying technology is our Omnichannel platform that creates and serves digital and addressable creatives around the world. We’re deeply integrated…

MarTech Interview with Ben Plomion, Chief Growth Officer at GumGum

"I sincerely hope that brands and marketers start to wake up to the negative impact that keyword-based brand safety strategies are having because those strategies don’t just hurt publishers but also brands." You were recently promoted to Chief Growth Officer. How has your role at GumGum evolved since then? My role as CMO was largely devoted to pinpointing our differentiators then promoting them. In my new role, I’m still doing that, but I’m also validating our value proposition because the client-facing nature of Sales…

AT&T Unveils Cloud Contact Center Platform to Deliver an Enhanced Customer Experience

In a heavily disrupted economy, AT&T is letting businesses wield the power of the digital workplace via its remote contact center capabilities with expedited implementation. In a major Cloud Automation update, technology behemoth AT&T unveiled a new AT&T Cloud Contact Center platform. AT&T Cloud Contact Center is a highly scalable cost-effective and efficient Customer Experience Management platform for Omnichannel commerce. In order to promote maximum adoption amid COVID-19 lockdown, AT&T is giving…

MarTech Interview with Tricia Gellman, CMO at Drift

"The successful marketers of the future are going to be the ones who are able to balance both the creative and empathetic emotional side of marketing with the more scientific, analytical side." Hi Tricia, from Salesforce to becoming a CMO- How did you plan your transition through the Dotcom era to the modern AI era? When I started my career, the computer was just becoming a thing people had on their desks, Windows was a new thing. I had the choice to be a designer at a top firm in Boston or NYC but they weren’t using…

Salesforce Rival Freshworks Fuels IPO Rumors; Taps SaaS Veteran Tyler Sloat as CFO

Freshworks is fueling its IPO ambition in 2020, after announcing a very encouraging annual revenue numbers. The Freshworks IPO moment remains the most-awaited MarTech event -- and longer it waits, stronger the speculations about Freshworks ongoing funding plans get. Maybe that’s why, to attract investors through IPO, Freshworks has announced a new CFO, when companies are actually dropping their hiring and headhunting strategies. In February, the company had acquired AnswerIQ. The company, which is known for its…

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…

MarTech Acquisition: Partnerize Acquires BrandVerity to Tighten Brand Safety Standards for Brand Partners

COVID-19 hasn’t stopped the Marketing Technology leaders from losing touch with their vision and ambitions. In a major martech acquisition deal, paid search and website compliance platform BrandVerity has been sold to Partnerize, a renowned Partner Management Platform. BrandVerity provides website brand safety analytics to maximize CTRs and minimize CPCs by identifying and removing harmful ads from appearing on your most popular branded keywords. By acquiring BrandVerity, Partnerize is expected to amp its partner management…

Chat + ABM: Terminus Buys B2B Conversation Chat Platform Ramble to Sync Sales & Chat Data

ABM teams can now greet each of their target accounts with their initial name and set up phenomenal customer support. That’s the power of Account intelligence synced with Conversational data, achieved by Terminus. Leading B2B Marketing platform, Terminus has scored another major acquisition. After acquiring the Email Signature Marketing platform Sigstr, Terminus has now acquired Ramble to enable chat-driven ABM engagement throughout the customer lifecycle. Terminus had also launched an on-page website optimization…

TechBytes with Darren Hitchcock, General Manager, UKI & Nordics at Magnolia

Hi Darren, please tell us about your role and the team/technology at Magnolia. I am the General Manager of UKI & Nordics. Magnolia CMS is the leading ‘headless with no limits’ CMS for today's changing architectural demands. As more and more retailers look to headless architecture, triggered by a need for agile working practices, the additional notion of better information architecture has arisen. Magnolia doesn’t limit the IT team’s need for agile front-end processes or the Marketing team’s need for greater…

Precision Marketing Goals: Converting Every Marketing-Qualified Lead Directly into Sales

The goal of every Marketing effort: To generate Marketing Qualified Leads and eventually shorten the Sales cycle. That's the power of Precision Marketing if employed properly in your current MarTech stack. Have you ever thought about directly turning your MQLs into Sales? Yes, that's now possible with Unica's all-new v12 Cloud platform that features some of the most advanced Marketing Automation and Offer Management applications. One of the best-known Marketing Automation platforms, Unica, is back with a bang. In its…

Xactly Announces New Salestech App on Slack to Track Sales Performance

Xactly Debuts Industry-First Salestech App to Track Sales Performance Within Slack; Slack App to Enhance Transparency and Productivity Across Sales Teams The leading sales technology platform for Sales Performance Management (SPM), Xactly has announced a key integration with Slack. Xactly's cloud-based SPM software will now sync with Slack to provide a first-of-its-kind app for every sales rep to track their performance within Slack using Xactly Incent. This debut marks the beginning of a series of new functionalities…

TechBytes with Jason White, SVP, Head of Publishers at LiveRamp

Please tell us about your journey into MarTech/AdTech. Tell us more about your role and team you handle at LiveRamp. My career has cut across the vast ecosystem of Adtech - from Advertising to AdTech platforms, publishers and consumer products. Most recently, I held leadership roles with ViacomCBS, OpenX, and Fox Audience Network. While this has contributed a diversity of experience, each of my roles has been unified by a common denominator: a passion to use advertising and data to democratize information and keep the…

Making Google Meet Free: Google Cloud Envisions Secured, Disruption-Free Video Conferencing for Everyone

Google Cloud has announced Meet Video conferencing built with the scalability, privacy, and security required for businesses shall soon be made available to anyone and everyone with a valid email ID. It’s been a mixed month for Video conferencing Cloud software providers. And, then BlueJeans got acquired by Verizon Media, followed by Zoom’s decision to approach Oracle to meet its infrastructure needs. Even Facebook decided to double down on its video conferencing and virtual meeting platform by announcing Messenger Rooms.…

Eyeota-YouGov Partnership Eyes Bespoke Campaigns in the APAC and ANZ Regions

Eyeota and YouGov have come together to enable audience data intelligence in APAC and ANZ regions, including in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Australia. The leading audience data intelligence company Eyeota has announced a key partnership with YouGov PLC to drive the next phase of growth in the newer markets. The pair would target audience base in European, APAC, and ANZ regions. Eyeota’s direct integration with leading global DSPs and DMPs assures users that audience profiles are accessible on…

TeamSupport Enables Bi-Directional Integration with Microsoft Dynamics 365 to Enable Swifter Communications

TeamSupport is a leading B2B customer support software: Now offers comprehensive, bi-directional integration with Microsoft Dynamics applications to improve clarity and streamline workflows B2B Customer Support is under intense pressure to deliver real-time insights and provide for a swift collaboration platform for every team member. To ensure seamless collaboration between team members and agencies handling critical tasks from their remote workplaces, TeamSupport has announced a key integration with Microsoft Dynamics®…

MarTech Video Interview with Stefan Maris – FreeWheel

https://youtu.be/Xps7iGfcDOk Premium content is worth every penny it ingests. The ad technology and data management platforms working in tandem to make such premium content retain their dollar value are equally valuable. FreeWheel, Today, the Pangea of ad tech platforms is slowly drifting apart to accommodate better quality video content and distributed to target audience using robust data, and advanced technology. Freewheel, a Comcast company, the company is revolutionizing the way publishers and marketers transact…

Samsung Brings In Auto-Fit Flex Mode for YouTube Viewers

Branded “All in the Flex” Galaxy Z Flip Gets the Unique Auto-fit Viewing Optimization: Partnership a Step Forward to Continue Delivering Fresh User Experience  According to Statista, every second person you meet is likely to own a smartphone. There are over 3.5 billion active cell phone users in the world, and it is most likely that they are using some form of online video service, including the ones offered by YouTube. Samsung is a leading smartphone vendor, which also includes other manufacturers such as Huawei, Apple,…

Microsoft Signs a 5-Year Deal with The Coca-Cola Company To Transform Global Engagement And Experiences

Microsoft Signs a 5-Year Deal with The Coca-Cola Company To Transform Global Engagement And Experiences Popular beverage company The Coca-Cola Company will use Microsoft’s Cloud platform to fully-transform its digital operations and deliver world-class customer experiences. Microsoft Corp. will provide its Azure, Dynamics 365, and Microsoft 365 to modernize how the company engages with employees and customers. In the official announcement, The Coca-Cola Company divulged its vision to utilize Microsoft’s enterprise…

TechBytes with Leah Walters, Head of Communications at monday.com

Hi Leah, tell us about the role and team you handle at monday.com. I am the Head of Communications at monday.com, a work OS where teams create and shape workflow apps in minutes to plan, run, and track their processes, projects, and operations. One of the most amazing things about working at monday is that it’s a truly collaborative environment where irrespective of your role, you can get involved in just about anything you want to. All of our company data is available for everyone to see and be empowered to jump into any…