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MarTech Interview with Matt Gilbert, CEO at Pepperjam

"The demise of the third-party cookie will lead to brands increasingly focusing on methods to acquire and leverage first-party data." Journey into Tech  Hi Matt, as the greater industry has continued to evolve, and you think about your particular journey with Technology, any new reflections on the role you have played? What inspires you most in your role at Pepperjam? 20+ years into my love affair with Digital Marketing, and yes it is still a love affair, whatever small role I may have played in its evolution is…

75 Inspiring Martech Leaders Who Are Prepared for 2020

The year 2019 has been a year full of surprises that saw path-breaking mergers and acquisitions, unique product innovations, mega-funding rounds, and start-up growth. As we approach the end of a phenomenal year for martech companies, the stage is already set for the New Year 2020. We have picked 75 leaders from the ever-growing martech community who we think are a step ahead in envisioning the future and preparing themselves and others with their knowledge, skills, and team collaborations. You can subscribe to our resources…

SmartBug Media Receives Growth Investment from American Discovery Capital, Forming Strategic Partnership

Investment Reinforces HubSpot's Highest-Rated Agency Partner's Prominence as Market Leader and Sets Stage for Accelerated Growth SmartBug Media—a leading Intelligent Inbound® marketing agency that assists businesses in generating leads, increasing awareness, and building brand loyalty through inbound marketing, digital strategy, design, marketing automation, and public relations—today announced it has received a growth equity investment from American Discovery Capital (ADC), a private equity firm focused on investing in…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest News, Insights, Funding and Updates

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from SmartBug Media, Zipwhip, InsightSquared, Aki Technologies, TimeTrade Sync, Yelp, Fastline, and SRAX. SmartBug Media Named a HubSpot Elite Partner, Becoming One of Only Six Agencies to Earn the Distinction Worldwide SmartBug Media—the leading Intelligent Inbound marketing agency that assists businesses in generating leads, increasing awareness, and building brand loyalty through…

Growing Businesses Turn to DIY Video Content to Scale Faster and Optimize Revenue Growth

Marketing, sales, and customer service teams embracing new approaches to using video content to cut through the noise, book more meetings, and accelerate revenue growth Growing businesses continue to look for new ways to stand out from larger competitors and efficiently scale their revenue in a digital-first world. Recent innovations in the tools available to create, host, and share custom videos quickly and easily have revolutionized the content format for brands. Many businesses are now turning to on-demand and one-to-one…

50 “Most Loved” Technology Platforms You Should Know About

It's Valentine's Week and we are all set to showcase the winners of TrustRadius' Most Loved Award winners. The B2B marketers and sales professionals write product reviews and recommendations to demonstrate their relationship with the various MarTech, SalesTech and Customer Support they use to manage their tasks and meet customers. And, these reviews help Martech and Salestech product development teams improve their overall product experience and customer support. This is an infographic featuring the Top 50 “Most Loved”…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest News, Insights, Funding and Updates

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from Salesforce, New Breed, Google Maps, SmartEquip, and Facebook. Salesforce Acquires Evergage, Will Use Personalization to Enhance Customer Data and Deliver More Relevant Experiences Salesforce acquired Evergage, the leading software platform for real-time 1:1 personalization, to accelerate the company’s efforts to offer enhanced personalization solutions to its thousands of customers.…

How Transparent Are Digital Firms and Marketing Agencies?

Capacity Management, Resource Utilization, Billability – Digital Agency owners and Senior Leaders wring their hands over such terms. And rightly so, as there’s a growing need to operate more cost-effectively and prove value. Karl Sakas, the global agency consultant, reveals in his latest Agency trends report that CMOs need revenue attribution to help with pressure from their CEOs and CFOs. According to IDG Connect, 70 percent of marketers struggle with cost justification. Adding to this is the stress of clients…

MarTech Interview with Tom Smith, Founder and CEO at GlobalWebIndex

"Marketing Automation is baked into our own marketing processes, however, it’s no short cut for real people working with prospects and customers in a non-scalable way." Tell us about your role and journey into Marketing Technology. What inspired you to start GlobalWebIndex? I had previously worked in a Market Research role at a large global advertising agency. My job was to help clients understand who they should target their Marketing at, why and how to reach them. I utilized all the industry research and data sets…

SaaSWorks Receives $5 Million in Funding

Boston-based company SaaSWorks, which delivers operational solutions for scaling SaaS businesses, recently received a $5 million investment led by Conversion Venture Capital along with prominent SaaS CEOs, CFOs and executives. "It's been humbling to see the type of support we've had from our initial customers, team and investors," says Co-Founder Vipul Shah. "Based on what we learned from operating, investing in, and advising numerous scaling SaaS companies over the past several years, Jim and I identified a common theme…

Sendoso Raises $40 Million in Series B as Growth Skyrockets

Latest Funding Round Caps Off Record Year With 330% Revenue Growth, More Than 15,000 Active Senders, Recognition from Gartner, and Leadership on G2 Sendoso, the leading Sending Platform, today announced it has secured $40 million in Series B funding, led by Oak HC/FT, bringing the company’s amount raised to $54.1 million. After achieving 330% revenue growth in 2019, Sendoso will use these funds for continued product innovation, market expansion, and team growth. Companies today are faced with increasing challenges to…

Is In-Game Advertising the Next Big Thing in AdTech?

Back in 2008, Barack Obama (then Senator) achieved a sort of firsts when his presidential campaign ads appeared in the popular EA game Burnout Paradise on Xbox 360. A billboard message inside the game encouraged players to register to vote. Obama realized back then what many brands are taking note of today: young audiences of 18 to 34-year-olds — which represent the core gamer group — are getting harder to reach via traditional advertising mediums such as television, and are instead spending a considerable amount of time…

MarTech Interview with Fara Rosenzweig, Chief Content Officer at ManyChat

"SEO will also give you new story ideas. So you can figure out what’s being searched, create stories around while answering your community and reaching new audiences thanks to Google searches." Journey into Tech  Hi Fara, tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to take up the role at ManyChat?  Great question. I never imagined being in the world of technology. However, over the years, I’ve had to learn how to use various technologies to improve content creation efficiency and distribution.…

Vidyard Introduces ‘Video Selling’ Certification to Accelerate Digital Marketing and Sales Agency Growth

With increasing demand from clients for training on how to incorporate video into their sales processes, 10 leading digital marketing and sales agencies have now completed the certification Vidyard, the leading video platform provider for business, has just expanded its Agency Partner Program to include an industry-first Video Selling certification. This certification was built to help digital marketing and sales agencies expand their services while helping their clients grow their revenue. The first cohort of agency…

MarTech Interview with Alexey Orap, CEO at YouScan

"As AI starts to play a crucial role in data intelligence products, every technology vendor should pay attention to this trend" Company Insights Tell us about your journey into Marketing Technology. What inspired you to start a Social Media analytics SaaS company? I've graduated from the Faculty of Computer Science at Kyiv National University. I started my career in the tech industry by the time the internet revolution was in full swing - end of 90's - and all my jobs were in the tech sector since then. So technology is…

LinkedIn Veteran Doug Camplejohn Joins as EVP & GM of Salesforce Sales Cloud

The global leader in martech, Salesforce has tapped Doug Camplejohn as its new EVP and GM of Sales Cloud CRM. Doug will lead the next phase of innovation in Sales Cloud CRM products at Salesforce. The new EVP Sales Cloud updated his LinkedIn profile to announce the transition. By hiring Doug Camplejohn, Salesforce has proved again its product development and customer acquisition plans for 2020-2025. The CRM maker intends to further fortify its security measures and IT preparedness that is central to the Cloud and SaaS…

PostcardMania Now Integrated with Zapier, Launches Trigger-Based Direct Mail to Users of 238 CRMs Nationwide

PostcardMania, a $60 million marketing firm specializing in direct mail, recently launched a new Zapier integration that will provide business owners nationwide with the ability to add trigger-based direct mail to their marketing pipelines, now making it easier than ever to put PostcardMania's uniquely success-based designs in the actual hands of prospects in a timely fashion. The integration is now available to users of over 238 CRMs and marketing platforms, including popular services such as Salesforce, Hubspot,…

Anura Awarded TAG Certified Against Fraud Seal by the Trustworthy Accountability Group

Fraud Seal Certification Demonstrates Anura's Leadership in Raising Industry Standards, Strengthens Its Solutions for Fortune 1000 Companies Anura, a leading provider of ad fraud protection solutions, is excited to announce that it has been awarded the TAG Certified Against Fraud Seal by the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG). After achieving the TAG certification with independent validation by a third-party auditor, Anura's platform is well-positioned to be marketed to larger brand-name companies, increasing its market…

4 Tried-and-True Methods for Fixing the Customer Experience

Want to know the real trick to standing out from your competitors and driving in higher Sales volumes? Improve your online customer experience (CX). I know this is nothing new. A killer CX has always been (and always will be) one of the best ways to build brand awareness. This is truly the bottom line to success in any type of business – and the customer experience will only continue to become more of a major selling point for consumers. This year, it is expected that customers will care more about the experience a…

Wibbitz Launches Studio and WAVI, Meeting Brand Demand for Enterprise-Class Video Creation and Automation

New Offerings are a Major Inflection Point for Wibbitz as Brands Integrate Video Across Business Strategies and Shift Creation In-House Automated video creation company Wibbitz announced the launch of Wibbitz Studio and the Wibbitz Automated Video Interface (WAVI), two major new product and feature releases intended to support brands as they continue to bring creative production in-house and to integrate video as a strategic business lever across all aspects of their organizations. Each new offering gives brands the…