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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Selects Merkle as its Medicare Marketing Agency of Record

Merkle will lead the execution of integrated marketing campaigns for Medicare Annual Enrollment Period acquisition efforts Merkle, a leading technology- enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, has been chosen by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, as its Medicare marketing agency of record. Under this agreement, Merkle’s Health Marketing Solutions group will lead the execution of integrated marketing campaigns supporting Harvard Pilgrim’s Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) acquisition efforts. Within these…

Miaozhen Systems Maps China’s Complex Digital Marketing Ecosystem

Miaozhen Systems, a Chinese major third-party marketing data technology provider updates its Chinese digital marketing maps with the aim of helping advertisers make the most of their digital ad spend. In 2019, global digital ad spend is predicted to rise by 17.6% to US$333.25 billion. In China, that percentage is even higher--22%, translating into US$79.82 billion. Needless to say, all eyes are on the digital sphere. Yet, rising digital ad spend doesn't automatically equate higher sales volume. According to an…

Marketing Architects Expands Relationship with Nielsen, Announces Data-Driven, Comprehensive Agreement

Agreement Includes Nielsen Media Impact with TV, Radio, Digital Data, Local TV and Audio Measurement in All Markets Marketing Architects has expanded its relationship with Nielsen by adding a comprehensive suite of measurement and planning tools including Nielsen Media Impact (NMI) with TV, radio and digital data. The company has also renewed Local TV and Audio measurement data in all markets. Marketing Architects is a Minneapolis-based advertising agency that drives rapid growth and solves complex business challenges…

John Shea Named Global President, Marketing And Events, Octagon Worldwide

Four Agency Executives Promoted to Senior Leadership Positions on Shea's Team Octagon, the preeminent integrated marketing and talent management agency in global sports and entertainment, announced the elevation of John Shea to Global President, Marketing and Events, Octagon Worldwide. In the role, Shea will oversee all U.S. and international marketing specialty groups for the agency, which include Brand Marketing, Property Consulting, Experiential Activation, Creative, Content, Production, as well as Digital…

Tru Optik and Anzu.io Announce Multi-Year Exclusive Agreement to Bring Audience-Based Targeting to In-Game Advertising

Partnership Enables Enhanced Audience Targeting On Gaming Consoles Tru Optik, the most widely used audience intelligence and data-management platform (DMP) across Connected TV (CTV), announced a partnership with Anzu.io, a leading blended in-game advertising platform that brings real-world ads into video gaming and esports, to make first and third-party data for enhanced audience targeting available for in-game advertising on gaming consoles. As 67 percent of U.S. consumers play video games on at least one device, there…

Factual Introduces New Machine Learning-Based Predictive and Loyalty Audiences

New Segments Identify Affinity or Intent Using Actionable Insights From Real-World Consumer Behavior to Identify, Reach and Engage Customers Factual, the location data company, announced a significant update to its Audience product, adding Predictive and Loyalty audiences built using machine-learned predictive insights to its roster of targeting solutions for marketers. “Factual’s new scalable Predictive and Loyalty audiences help marketers target their campaigns more efficiently, reaching their customers at the right…

Bridging the Gap Between Marketing and Sales by Successfully Leveraging Content

You can have all the content planned in your calendar. You can have your best Salespeople working with the most profitable prospects. However, none of those strategies will work if your Marketing and Sales teams are out of alignment, working in silos. According to a study, only 10% of Marketing and Salespeople all over the world believe that there is perfect alignment between the two teams. Also, 25% of the respondents believe that this lack of alignment leads to lost opportunities for closing deals. Sales and Marketing…

Influencer Marketing Platform Vamp Ends the Year on an Award High

Vamp are excited to announce that their campaign with Adobe Lightroom has won Best Influencer Marketing Campaign at the Ewards and Best Influence Campaign at The Online Influence Awards. The campaign used social creators to drive downloads of Adobe Lightroom. Vamp influencers shared content created with Lightroom and behind-the-scenes tutorials on how they did it. Vamp then took the highest-performing posts and amplified them with paid media for maximum reach. By the end of the campaign, 21 million target customers had been…

TechBytes with Barbie Koelker, VP Marketing at DISQO

Could you tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at DISQO? I lead the Brand Marketing efforts for DISQO, a rapidly growing consumer-first insights platform that is moving market research forward. While DISQO helps marketers and researchers-tune in and listen to audience opinions and behaviors, I serve as a microphone: defining our voice, crafting our story, and otherwise driving discovery by shining a spotlight on the amazing solutions we offer — and the people who make it possible. As I would…

TechBytes with Mimi Rosenheim, Sr. Director of Digital Marketing at Demandbase

Could you tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at your company? I’m the Senior Director of Digital Marketing and Brand at Demandbase. Not only am I responsible for driving the top-of-funnel Marketing, but I’m also an Account-Based Marketing (ABM) evangelist. As a marketer at a company that offers the leading ABM platform, I am always pushing myself to innovate using our own technology to drive the business and help our customers do the same. How do you see ABM evolving with the maturity of Customer…

HubSpot Diamond Partners B2B Marketing Lab and MPULL Sign Strategic Partnership to Establish Closer Working Ties

International HubSpot Diamond Partners, The B2B Marketing Lab and MPULL join forces to start an unrivalled international HubSpot support team with offices in UK, South Africa, Singapore, Finland and Germany London-based International growth marketing consultancy The B2B Marketing Laboratory has today signed a strategic partnership agreement with South Africa-based digital transformation, customer experience (CX) and customer relationship management (CRM) specialist MPULL. The Strategic Partnership will provide HubSpot…

PreciseTarget Expands Executive Team with New CTO and VP of Marketing

Industry Veterans Will Fill Key Technology, Marketing, and Business Development Roles at PreciseTarget PreciseTarget has announced the appointment of three new executives to the company's senior leadership team. Mitch Paletz joins PreciseTarget as Senior Vice President, Channel Partnerships; Andrew McCasker joins as Chief Technology Officer, and Brian Graziano joins as Vice President, Marketing. Together, Paletz, McCasker, and Graziano will bring decades of leadership in technology and marketing to PreciseTarget’s mission…

MarTech Interview with Erez Yereslove, Chief Marketing Officer at Globality

" I think Chatbots will evolve to become tools that truly add value to businesses and their customers." Could you tell us about your role and journey into technology? I’ve been somewhat obsessed with technology, and specifically communications-related technology, from a very young age; I’m still quite proud of being an adopter of the pre-browser internet. Over time, I developed and managed databases, including coding of SPSS, SAS, and then sites using good old ColdFusion and early HTML. While at Disney, I started leaning…

ADARA Releases Results of Travel Marketing Personalization Study With Skift

ADARA, the world’s travel data co-op and leading provider of traveler intelligence, in partnership with Skift, announced new research detailing travel marketer use of advanced marketing tactics for personalization entitled "Getting to Peak Personalization". The study, which included responses from close to 500 US-based travel marketers, finds that few travel brands have employed the most advanced tactics such as AI-driven prediction and dynamic use of data across channels, but that many plan to do so in the next year.…

People.ai Accelerates Enterprise Sales Prospecting and Forecasting with Their Latest Revenue Intelligence Release

The creators of the Revenue Intelligence category continue to innovate to deliver a full suite of capabilities for enterprise go-to-market transformation People.ai, creators of the Revenue Intelligence System powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), unveiled new capabilities focused on intelligent pipeline generation, prospecting, and forecasting. Fortune 500 companies undergoing digital and go-to-market transformation will be able to take advantage of the end-to-end solution for enterprise revenue operations, from pipeline…

How to Leverage AI and Hyper-Personalization to Transform Mass Marketing to Precision Marketing

While over 80% of marketers have used AI in some way, only 15% are using it effectively. Personalization, powered by AI, is critical to B2B Marketing - it enables deeper engagement, stronger relationships, and better ROI. AI in a vacuum, however, is not effective - it must be aligned to a Business problem or Marketing challenge. There are two keys to activating AI. First, make data actionable - by creating hyper-personalized experiences across the entire customer journey of Marketing and Sales touchpoints. Second,…

MarTech Interview with Todd Goldman, VP of Marketing at Infoworks

"Volume of data is important, but it is more important to be able to add new analytics use cases quickly" Could you tell us about your journey into Marketing Technologies and how you started at Infoworks? I was trained as Engineer years ago but was curious about how the product feature sets were defined so I moved into Product Management. I liked talking to customers and doing public speaking so I moved into Product Marketing and from there, things just evolved as I moved into more executive-level positions. I joined…

The Value of Integrating Marketing Automation With Email Marketing

Email Marketing is one of the strongest and most efficient ways to reach your customers. In fact, the average person checks their email about 15 times per day. With an estimated 293.6 billion emails anticipated to be sent worldwide in 2019, it’s safe to assume that your customers are getting their fair share of email communication. So, how can your small or midsized business (SMB) make sure your email marketing stands out? Integrating Marketing Automation with your Email Marketing campaigns is absolutely essential to give…

One North brings AI to Professional Services Content Marketing

Digital agency One North recently developed a new artificial intelligence tool, the Relevance Engine, to guide visitors of professional services websites toward strategic content marketing and enhance their user experience. The proprietary technology analyzes a website's thought leadership and other long-form content and recommends additional, hyper-relevant website content, which encourages customers and prospects to explore the website further and improves its search engine optimization. Marketing Technology News:…

How to Use Chat Marketing for the Holidays

With pumpkin spice and everything nice in full effect, it’s hard not to think about the holiday season. And with Halloween just around the corner, the holidays will creep up right before our eyes — and EVERYTHING will be about Holiday Marketing Campaigns. ?‍♀️ With all the ads, emails, commercials, songs, and more, it might seem out of control. However, when done smart, a seasonal Marketing campaign can actually be effective — even memorable. This holiday season, branch out of your normal Marketing efforts. From automated…