SiriusDecisions Summit 2019 Takeaways: Enablement May Not be a Word, But It’s Growing Nonetheless

SiriusDecisions Summit is one of my favorite B2B sales and marketing industry events of the year. After a few days of meeting with customers and partners, networking and walking the show floor, I left the 2019 event feeling inspired at how far sales and marketing has come just since the previous year’s Summit. Sales enablement is one such area that is growing at an unstoppable rate. With more than 60 percent of organizations investing in sales enablement, it was unsurprisingly a hot topic of conversation at…

Percolate Ushers in Next Wave of Content Marketing Innovation With Ecosystem Approach

On the Heels of Recent Financing, Percolate Unveils Its New Developer Platform and Partner Program at the Siriusdecisions 2019 Summit Percolate, the premier enterprise content marketing platform, announced the industry's first developer platform for content marketing, which enables innovative digital experiences through seamless integrations with other tools and systems. The Percolate Developer Platform (available Fall 2019) is purpose-built to be the base of operations for a marketer's entire content ecosystem: the…

Location Intelligence Meets Decision Technology: SiteZeus Leads Shift into New Prescriptive-Led Growth Era

SiteZeus is excited to be at the forefront of a transformative change occurring within the location intelligence sector. Its artificial intelligence-powered platforms are providing solutions that are helping introduce emerging and established brands to a new age of Prescriptive-Led Growth (PLG). So, what is PLG? Simply put, PLG is prescribing location-based decisions to unique brands with the use of A.I and machine learning. Prescriptive-Led Growth represents a seismic shift in bringing science to the often-complex…

MarTech Interview with Pierre Figeat, President and Co-Founder, Admo.tv

"Conventional TV advertising will continue to decline, and performance-based TV buying and planning will continue to grow." Tell us about your role and journey into Marketing Technology. What inspired you to start Admo.tv? Way back in 2011, my business partner and I wanted to launch a digital loyalty card company. We believed in the idea (and still do), but by that point, the market for this was saturated, so we decided to invest our energy elsewhere. However, this wasn’t a wasted endeavor — this line of thinking brought…

Jebbit Raises $12 Million in Series B Financing to Increase Data Performance and Transparency in the Marketplace

The New Investment Round Was Led by K1, Bringing the Company’s Total Funding to over $20 Million Jebbit, the world’s leading Declared Data Platform, announced the closing of a $12 million Series B financing round. The financing round was led by K1 Investment Management (“K1”), with additional participation from Manifest and Yard Ventures. The new funding will support Jebbit’s growing personnel needs and product investment efforts. The company expects to hire additional talent to support operations at its Boston headquarters…

Gartner Says B2B Manufacturing Brands Must Improve Digital Marketing Operations to Drive Growth and Defend Against Competition

Report Ranks Digital Performance of 87 B2B Manufacturing Brands, 62 Percent Fall Below Average Most B2B manufacturers are struggling to build the digital marketing strategies and purchase guidance needed to help buyers make the most informed decisions, according to Gartner, Inc. In a ranking of digital performance among B2B manufacturing brands, 62 percent of these brands fell below average. New Gartner research, ranking 87 #B2B #manufacturing brands, finds that 62% fall behind in digital #marketing. #GartnerMKTG The…

Mirriad Adds Niteen Crawford-Prajapati as Chief Technology Officer to Accelerate AI-Powered Platform for the Linear TV and Digital Video…

Platform Has Reinvented the Way Brands Place Ads Within Linear TV and Digital Video Computer vision and AI-powered platform company Mirriad announced the appointment of global solutions architect and product developer Niteen Crawford-Prajapati, as Chief Technology Officer. Prajapati will be accelerating Mirriad’s cloud strategy for vast integrations with global broadcasters and the digital video ecosystem, allowing for seamless ad insertions in linear and digital content at scale. With over ten years of experience in the…

Segment Raises $175 Million Series D to Liberate Customer Data from CRM and Usher in a New Era of Customer Relationships

Funding Will Be Used to Introduce Customer Data Infrastructure (CDI) to New Markets and Deliver Customer Experiences That Respect Preferences and Privacy Segment, the customer data infrastructure company, announced a $175 million round of new funding. The Series D round was co-led by existing investors Accel, GV, and new investor Meritech Capital. Thrive Capital, Y Combinator Continuity, and eVentures also participated in the round, as well as new investor Sapphire Ventures. For years, companies have relied on Customer…

Nimble Named Market-Leading CRM for Office 365, G Suite for Seventh Consecutive Year, Says G2 Crowd

Customers Rate Nimble Market Leader Based on Satisfaction, ROI, Support, Social Integrations, Reliability, Contact Management & Ease of Doing Business Nimble, The Simple CRM for Office 365 and G Suite, announced it has been named a CRM Market Leader for Customer Satisfaction for the seventh consecutive year, according to G2 Crowd (the world’s leading business software reviews platform). Ratings are based on verified user reviews and market presence. @Nimble Named Market-Leading #CRM for #Office365, #GSuite for…

Optimove Launches Retail Performance Benchmarking Platform

Relationship Marketing Company's "Retail Pulse" Gives Retail Brands New Way to Compare Sales and Marketing KPIs Against Industry Peers Optimove, the Science-First Relationship Marketing Hub, launched the Optimove Retail Pulse, an industry benchmark platform for online Fashion, and Health and Beauty retailers. The Retail Pulse, which includes analysis of over two million transactions and counting, enables retailers to accurately assess their own sales and marketing performance against industry-wide aggregated key…

MediaKind Launches Cloud-Based Live 360º Video as a Service (360aas) at Nab Show 2019

Cloud-Based, Pay-Per-Event Service Replaces the Need for Upfront Investment and On-Site Equipment Previously Required for Live 360º Video Processing and Delivery MediaKind, a global media technology leader, announces the launch of its Cygnus 360º as-a-Service (360aaS) solution for live events. As part of MediaKind’s Cygnus Solution this new, innovative offering provides a cloud-based workflow for live 360º video processing and multi-platform publishing service which enables consumers to become fully immersed and engaged…

MindTickle Continues Rapid Growth as Companies Make Customer-Facing Readiness an Enterprise Priority

Over 200 Percent Enterprise Customer Growth Demonstrates Sales Readiness Is Enhancing the Customer-Facing Interactions That Drive Revenue and Build Brand MindTickle, the leader in Sales Readiness technology, announced key developments and achievements demonstrating strong growth in recurring revenue, customer acquisition, continued product innovation, and industry validation. Businesses are increasingly striving for better customer experiences and greater levels of customer engagement. As these organizations relied on…

MarTech Interview with Jaime Punishill, CMO, Lionbridge

"Our customers are not segments, archetypes or the sum of their latest actions. They are real people and we need to understand both their commonalities and their differences." Tell us about your role and journey into MarTech and AdTech. What inspired you to join Lionbridge? After earning my degree from Stanford, I supported brand strategy, innovation, product design and digital transformations at several financial services organizations. I am fortunate enough to have spent the past two decades in change management. That’s…

Formstack Announces Plans for Unified Platform as a Result of Strategic Acquisitions

Leader in Data Capture Aims to Improve Workplace Productivity Formstack, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company with a mission to transform the way people collect information and put it to work, announces its vision for a full-stack, integrated data platform for workplace productivity. Bolstered by strategic acquisitions—most recently, Bedrock Data—Formstack’s new suite of data collection products will allow users to build, connect, engage and analyze data for impactful business outcomes. The platform will deliver data…

Bertelsmann and Saham’s Customer Experience Business, “Majorel”, Launched; Bold Statement of Intent on Future Growth

Rebranding of Former Arvato CRM Solutions, Phone Group, Ecco Outsourcing and Pioneers Outsourcing into Majorel Thomas Mackenbrock, Chief Executive Officer of newly created customer experience services group ‘Majorel’, formally launched the new brand with an ambitious statement of intent on its global growth strategy. Majorel, which has more than 48,000 employees in 28 countries worldwide, is a leading player in Europe, Middle East and Africa and has a strong presence in Asia and the Americas. Early this year the company…

Prediction Series 2019: Interview with John Nardone, CEO, Flashtalking

Tell us about your role at Flashtalking and how did you start here. Today, I’m CEO of Flashtalking, but I got into digital back in 1994, basically the earliest days in the industry. GM O’Connell, the Founder of Modem Media, which was the first-ever digital agency, recruited me out of Pepsi by convincing me that the story of advertising in the digital space was yet to be written. This was his pitch to me, “Help make the rules for a whole new part of the industry, remake the landscape.” This was exciting to me. He sold me…

Former Marketo Executive Robin Bordoli Joins AdRoll Group as President of RollWorks

Bordoli Brings Expertise in Marketing Technology and B2B Strategy to RollWorks B2B Business Unit RollWorks, a division of AdRoll Group, announced that former Marketo executive Robin Bordoli will become president of the division beginning. Bordoli joins RollWorks with over 10 years of executive-level leadership and B2B marketing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) expertise. As president, Bordoli will be responsible for the overall strategic direction of RollWorks and driving sales and product development goals for the…

goPuff Tallies up How Football Fans Spent Their Time Watching The Big Game

Digital Retailer Reveals Post-Game Day Wrap-Up Insight into Fans’ Purchasing Power, Which Ads Scored Big and the Eyebrow-Raising Essentials Needed to Watch the Championship For the second year in a row, goPuff, the digital convenience delivery retailer, released its Big Game insights on how football fans really spent their time watching the biggest game of the season. With all eyes on Tom Brady (for what felt like the 1,000th time), goPuff’s analysis of what went truly down couch-side through their app and website shares…

Magento Announces Availability of PWA Studio to Help Merchants Optimize their Multi-Channel Retail Strategies

There’s no question that mobile is the most transformative force in retail today, a trend that was on full display throughout the 2018 holiday shopping season. According to the Adobe Analytics Holiday report, mobile traffic soared with more than half (51.4%) of traffic originating from smartphones alone yet mobile accounted for just 31 percent of revenue. This is a stark reminder that many retailers have yet to crack the code on improving mobile conversion rates and the complexity of building and optimizing experiences…

#5FutureStates Of Content Are Here: SDL’s 2018 Content Predictions Come To Fruition

SDL Research Suggests Customers Expect Continuous Digital Experiences in Content Predictions: Global Brands can deliver this with Latest Process and Automation Innovations across the Content Supply Chain SDL, a global leader in content creation, translation and delivery, revealed that its Five Future States of Content (#5FutureStates) have become a reality, after a series of its innovations that have been incubated over the past year have begun to deliver solutions based on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine…