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Zena Burns, Veteran Media Executive, Joins Futuri Media’s Executive Leadership Team

Burns, a Key Player in Developing Multiple Iconic Media Properties, to Help Lead Futuri's Expansion Initiatives, Including Opening a Chicago Office for the Tech Company Futuri Media, a global leader in technology designed to drive audience and revenue growth for broadcasters, announced that veteran media executive Zena Burns has joined its executive leadership team as SVP, Strategic Marketing and Brand Development. In this newly-created role, Burns will lead high-level marketing initiatives for Futuri, direct its…

Mobile Marketing Company Drips Raises Seed Funding, Adds to Executive Team

Akron mobile-marketing firm Drips announced its first external seed funding, along with several additions to the executive team that will position the company for strong future growth. "Our company has been profitable since very beginning," said Drips founder, Aaron Christopher (AC) Evans. "To date, we have chosen to bootstrap, but this market is growing extremely fast. Under these conditions, it makes sense to bring in outside capital to better match our resources against this massive opportunity." Drips has built a…

Keith Sedlak Joins Harte Hanks as Senior Vice President of Sales for Marketing Services

Brings Deep Expertise in Marketing Solutions, Business Development and Client Relations Harte Hanks announced that Keith Sedlak will join the Company as Senior Vice President of Sales for Marketing Services. In this role, Mr. Sedlak will draw on his significant background in marketing solutions, business development and client relations to help advance Harte Hanks’ strategy and bring the Company’s innovative approach to a broad range of clients and industries. Most recently, Mr. Sedlak served as Senior Vice President…

Zoomdata Launches Global Reseller Partner Program Based on Customer Demand

With 3x Channel Growth, Zoomdata Launches ZAP! - the Zoomdata Application Partner Program - to Provide Channel Partners with Resources for Enterprise-Wide Deployments Zoomdata, the company reinventing BI, announced that it has launched ZAP! - the Zoomdata Application Partner program. Over the past year, Zoomdata has witnessed 3X growth in sales via channel partners. Much of this growth has been international, with an emphasis in Europe and the Asia Pacific regions. As customers across the globe increasingly seek the help…

Location Marketing Platform HYP3R Raises $17 Million in Series A Funding

HYP3R, the leading innovator in location-based marketing, announced its Series A financing of $17 million with participation from Structure Capital, Rokk3r Fuel, Thayer Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank and other strategic investors. Earlier this year, HYP3R graduated from Salesforce Accelerate and was named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. “Travel and retail are multi-trillion dollar industries experiencing significant disruption,” says Jillian Manus, managing partner at Structure Capital. “HYP3R…

Sprinklr and Snaps Drive Human-Robot Collaboration for a New Era of Customer Care

Sprinklr, the world’s #1 social media management platform, announced its integration with Snaps, the leading conversational marketing platform. The companies are launching the Sprinklr and Snaps Agent Handoff, which helps brands easily manage the transition between an automated chatbot and a human agent for complex customer care questions in Facebook Messenger, Twitter and SMS. Now, brands can provide a personalized experience on messaging platforms while reducing customer care costs. The Challenge: Improving the Chatbot…

Clari Names Cornelius Willis as Chief Marketing Officer

Clari, the leading provider of AI solutions for sales, announced the appointment of Cornelius Willis as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). With more than 25 years of industry experience, Cornelius joins Clari at a time of record growth and market momentum. As CMO, Cornelius will be responsible for telling the Clari story, creating and executing an integrated marketing strategy and increasing awareness. Cornelius’ experience spans 10 years at Microsoft and a decade spent in the startup trenches as an employee, founder,…

Marketing Technology Bulletin Covering the Week Gone By

Top Picks from Martech Series. Original Martech Insights from the Week Gone By. This bulletin covering important news occurring in the world of Marketing Technology. This bulletin is the best source to glance through major Martech developments last week. Measuring Quality and Impact of Event Marketing on Revenue Critical to Most Businesses New Research Proves Correlation Between Events and ROI for Enterprise Companies; Finds Rapid Revenue Growth Is Fueled by Event Marketing Deloitte’s Acquisition of Magnetic’s…

Interview with Santi Pierini, President and COO, CAKE

"Our goal is to give marketers a detailed picture of how all the elements of their campaigns are contributing to the end result."Tell us a bit about your role at CAKE. Currently, I oversee CAKE’s business operations, plus our global technology and corporate strategy. As a marketing technology provider, our main focus is marketing intelligence. We build SaaS solutions that deliver accurate and granular insights about marketing campaign performance. Today’s marketers have so many options when it comes to where and how to…

It’s Time to Expand Social Media as a Business Value Beyond Marketing

Hootsuite Reveals Social Media Marketing's Value Across the Organization: 90% for Brand Building; 71% for Community Engagement; 61% for Lead Conversion and Sales; 50% for Market Insights; 47% for Client Support Many B2B companies are raising their brand value with social media marketing. Ignoring the most dynamic aspect of online marketing could actually result in diminishing brand-value and lost opportunities in sales. According to Hootsuite, social is mission critical for now and the months to come. In their recent report…

Content is The “Lion Factor” in Succeeding with ABM and Person-Based Marketing

The lion is as good as it hunts. The beauty and the strength wane as the hunt goes down. I often relate to that impressive 'Lion' factor in content marketing too! Do you? How do you measure the performance of your content, and how often? To find answers, you have to be a lion in your B2B marketing strategy yourself. Isn't it!!! Do Enterprise Decision Makers Actually Consume B2B Content? Powerful content can accelerate not just your marketing efforts, but also add more teeth to your sales. With the coming of age for ABM…

TechBytes with Hila Shitrit Nissim, VP Communications, Slidely

Hila Shitrit Nissim VP Communications, Slidely Video is one of the fastest growing modes of digital advertising that also has the highest rates of engagement. To understand the intricacies of visual content and make sense of the direction that this industry is moving in, we spoke to Hila Shitrit Nissim, VP Communications, SlidelyTell us about your role at Slidely and the team and technology that you handle. I joined Slidely approximately a year ago to lead marketing and communications. As part of my role, I am…

TribeFluence to Revolutionize Social Media Marketing in New Deal with Click & Clear Communications

Top Ranking App Makes Micro-Influencer Marketing Accessible to Small Business TribeFluence CEO and Founder Johnny Vieira announced that Click & Clear Communications, a full-service ad agency in Los Angeles, will become the first authorized TribeFluence Marketing Platform provider in the US.  Tribfluence is the leading provider of Influencer Marketing solutions. As a result of this unprecedented deal, Click & Clear clients, which include 7-11, Fantastic Sams, Elite Makeup, Valvoline and The American Cancer Society…

MessageBird Introduces Programmable Conversations

New Omni-Channel Messaging Solution to Unify the World's Most Popular Communications Channels through a Single API MessageBird, the Amsterdam-based cloud communications platform company, announced Programmable Conversations, the API for unifying customer interactions across multiple channels into a single conversation thread. By consolidating a customer's entire communication history, enterprises can create rich customer profiles and deliver the ultimate personalized customer experience. Starting today, enterprises can…

Interview with Dhruv Ghulati, Founder and CEO, Factmata

"We need to clean up the ecosystem so that consumers want to engage with online content and can easily find trustworthy content."Tell us about your role at Factmata and how you got here. What inspired you to start the company? I’m the Co-Founder of Factmata, an artificial intelligence startup solving the problem of factual misinformation on the internet. I like open information, transparency, the future of the web, artificial intelligence and building highly technical data products. I started my career as an investment…

TrendKite Acquires Social Technology Leaders Insightpool and Union Metrics to Create the First Digital PR Solution

Combined Offering Designed to Meet the Needs of Today’s Digitally Minded CMO and Communications Professionals TrendKite, the leading provider of digital-first PR solutions for tech-savvy CMOs, announced it will combine with best-in-class social technology companies Insightpool and Union Metrics. The two deals are a part of the company’s innovative approach to creating an end-to-end digital PR platform for marketing and PR professionals to leverage trust across the media mix, using AI-powered media analytics and journalist…

Interview with Bryan Gernert, CEO, Resonate

"Marketers need to engage in an intimate conversation with customers to build those longer-term relationships which will drive results both today and in the future."Tell us about your role at Resonate and how you got here. What prompted you to launch Resonate?  Resonate was started with one simple but powerful idea: understanding people. From Day 1, we’ve been on a quest to understand people at a deeper level than any other company in the marketplace. A lot of companies today talk about being “customer-centric.” But at…

Unbounce Taps High-Growth Revenue Catalyst Felicia Bochicchio as CRO

Felicia Bochicchio, a Former Bench Accounting Executive Joins Leading Landing Page Platform to Support the Company Through a New Phase of Growth Unbounce, the leading landing page and conversion platform, has announced Felicia Bochicchio as the company's first Chief Revenue Officer. This newly created role reinforces Unbounce's dedication to helping marketers and agencies accelerate business results and save time with the use of landing pages, website popups, and sticky bars. Recommended Read: Not Social Media, But SEO:…

Integrating AI with Social Media Marketing to Persuade Profitable Markets

Together, AI and Social Media Could Help Marketing Teams Scale New Heights in Customer Experience and Engagement The decade belongs to the phenomenal rise of social media marketing and advertising. Thanks to Mary Meeker's insights on internet trends in 2018, marketing teams have a fair idea of how social media companies impact the way customers interact with their brands of choice. Social media marketing companies now rely on data that are collected and analyzed to create revenue opportunities across multiple marketing…

Primer: What is Social Media Intelligence in 2018?

This Is a Primer on Social Media Intelligence and Its Role in a CMO’s Stack in 2018. Every social media network relies on certain metrics to measure their social media success. Each of these social media metrics plays a critical role in the modern marketing strategy. Global brands utilize social media marketing tools to engage their customers effectively, informing them about the products and services accurately and with better relevance. Companies not using social media analytics for their marketing campaigns find it…