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Overcoming Perceptual Vigilance & Harnessing Disruption to Capture Attention

Attention spans are short, and they’re getting shorter. Consumers today are bombarded with editorial, commercial and social messages through more devices and sources than ever. As a video platform we’re acutely aware of the challenges brands face when trying to engage consumers, and are especially conscious of the damage that irrelevant messages can do - to both brands and publishers. At video intelligence we firmly believe that context is the key to capturing and keeping a consumer’s attention. By delivering content…

Cinedigm Partners with Tubi to Launch Suite of Channels on the New Tubi Channels VOD Platform

The Suite Includes Popular Digital-First Networks CONtv, DOVE CHANNEL, DOCURAMA, WHAM, HALLYPOP, and COMBAT GO Cinedigm has partnered with Tubi, the leading free movie and TV streaming service, to launch a suite of six of the Company’s popular digital-first channels on the landmark Tubi Channels streaming service—a curated VOD platform featuring content from major networks, studios, streaming services, and media companies, allowing viewers to enjoy their favorite movies and television series in one convenient place and…

Interview with Allison Stern, Co-Founder and CSO, Tubular

"Data is one thing, but insights are the key to the recommendations on what people really want. Nobody wants data on its own."Tell us about your role at Tubular Labs and how you got here. What galvanized you to co-found Tubular Labs? I founded Tubular Labs six years ago. I was always passionate about media, wanted to be in the media industry. When I was in college, I ran the TV station, then went out to Los Angeles and had an internship at 20th Century Fox. There, I realized that my passion was actually for the business…

Interview with Brendan Gahan, Founder, Epic Signal

"The opportunities that brands have today to surpass their competitors and be more targeted, efficient, and effective are at their fingertips, but they’re not fully taking advantage of them."Tell us about your journey into technology. What made you start Epic Signal? I got into advertising at an interesting time - I graduated college and got an internship in advertising in 2005, when Myspace and the first social media platforms were starting to come on the scene. I was the “young guy” in the office as these platforms…

Hootsuite Adds New Features, Partnerships and Integrations to Help Enterprises Succeed With Social

New Boost Feature Enables Customers to Promote Top Performing Content; Pinterest Integration Helps Retail, CPG and Hospitality & Tourism Clients Thrive on Social; And Hootsuite Amplify Integration with Workplace by Facebook Deepens Value for Enterprises Hootsuite fortified its position as the leader in social media management by adding new features, strategic partnerships, and integrations that help enterprise organizations strategically grow their brands, businesses, and customer relationships with social. “The…

Carusele Now Optimizes Influencer Programs in Real Time Based on Live Sales Data

Program Driving Measurable Sales Lift from Influencer Marketing Carusele, a leading influencer marketing agency, announced a new optimization strategy for influencer marketing: Conversion Optimization. Carusele programs for e-commerce brands can now be optimized in real time based on constant feedback of real-time sales data. This is the latest step Carusele is taking to drive measurable, predictable business results from influencer marketing. "For too long, influencer marketing has been about faith that the branded…

How to Leverage Partnerships and Martech to Win in China

China is a tough market for Western brands to crack. But with Chinese ecommerce sales surpassing $1.1 trillion in 2017 and representing about half of all retail ecommerce sales worldwide, cracking it is an increasingly valuable -- if not vital -- pursuit for global brands. Entering any new international market often feels daunting. As the world’s largest ecommerce market, China can seem even more challenging. After all, when entering China, it’s imperative for online businesses not only to manage basic marketing tasks…

The Future Of Video Marketing: Education And Artificial Intelligence At The Heart Of Change

With predictions that video will account for 80% of all internet traffic by 2019, it is not surprising that marketers are moving away from traditional display ads and investing in a stronger video offering that offers much more engaging and captivating experiences for brands. But how can marketers ensure such investment is directed in a way that enables them to prepare to profit from this growth? 17,000 hours of video marketing content is expected to be published every second by 2021. In such a crowded market, content…

SimpleReach Launches First All-in-One Digital Video Measurement Platform

Leader in Branded Content Data Now Enables Brands to Track Owned, Publisher Partner, and Influencer Video Performance Across All Digital Platforms SimpleReach, the leading content data cloud, announced today the public release of its all-in-one video measurement platform that enables brands to seamlessly track owned, publisher partner, and influencer video performance across an increasingly complex digital video landscape. All marketers can now utilize the SimpleReach video measurement platform as their "mission control"…

Trusted Media Brands Names Randy Saperstone V.P. Digital Sales

Former Meredith and Time Executive to Lead Digital Ad Sales; Company Further Expands Digital Sales, Marketing and Management Team Trusted Media Brands, a leader in brand-driven multi-platform media content, and home to iconic brands such as Taste of Home, Reader's Digest, and The Family Handyman among others, announced the appointment of Randy Saperstone to the new position of Vice President, Digital Sales for the company effective July 16, 2018. He will be based in the company's offices on Third Avenue in New York City,…

Interview with Travis Montaque, Founder and CEO, Emogi

"We’re also allowing brands to join the conversation seamlessly – not as ads, but as branded content that is presented to users when they want to share them."Tell us about your role at Emogi and how you got here. What inspired you to start a Conversational Content Platform? I serve as the Founder and CEO of Emogi a content engine for communication services that helps people have better conversations whether they’re texting on a chat app, commenting on a post, or sending a video to friends. Partnering with leading…

New Funding Provides Topbox with Fuel for Expansion and Innovation

Topbox’s SaaS Platform Aggregates and Synthesizes Customer Interactions from Every Channel and at Every Stage of the Customer Lifecycle Topbox, a leading provider of omni-channel customer experience analytics software, announces that it has raised a significant amount of growth capital. The round was led by Telescope Partners, a growth equity firm based in San Francisco. "CX Analytics company Topbox announces series A funding" Mickey Arabelovic, founder of Telescope and a former partner at Sequoia Capital,…

TechBytes with Liz Gottbrecht, VP Marketing, Mavrck

Liz Gottbrecht VP Marketing at Mavrck Every brand needs its share of influencers, advocates, referrers, and loyalists that people trust. Mavrck, a leading all-in-one influencer marketing platform helps business find influencers and brand advocates across marketing functions to harness the power of social proof at every touchpoint in the customer journey. Liz Gottbrecht, VP Marketing at Mavrck, spoke to us about the power of influencers in B2B and their recent Facebook advertising campaigns.Tell us about your role at…

Captiv8 Launches Free AI-powered Creator Discovery

With Creator Discovery, Captiv8 Becomes the First Platform to Democratize Identification and Access to Creators Captiv8, the largest AI-powered branded content platform, announced they are the first platform to offer free, full-access creator discovery for brands. Branded content is disrupting the $90B television and video advertising market yet identifying creators that will resonate the most for a brand is still a major pain point. Discovering creators that will drive the highest brand affinity for an audience is…

Unmetric Addresses Facebook’s Global Launch of View Ads for all Brand Pages

Social Analytics Company Applauds News as Great for Transparency and Potential Growth in Social Advertising Unmetric, an enterprise solution for branded content analysis and discovery, announced its position and readiness following Facebook’s announcement of its global launch of View Ads, a major step in the network’s ongoing initiative to increase authenticity and transparency for ads run and paid for by brand Pages. Last December, Facebook started testing its View Ads feature in Canada, enabling anyone to see the ads a…

T3 Wins Seven Awards For Technological Innovations And Brand Campaigns

Two National Gold ADDY Awards plus a People’s Choice Award, three Internet Advertising Competition Awards, and a Communicator Award help T3 kick off awards season T3, the Austin-based innovation agency, was recently recognized with awards for technological innovations and brand campaigns, including honors for work for clients UPS and Allstate. For UPS, T3 won a National Gold ADDY Award and a People’s Choice Award from the American Advertising Federation for its Wishes Delivered campaign; an Internet Advertising…

IMGN Media Raises Total of $6 Million in Capital

Media Company with Popular Social Entertainment Brands Expands To Reach New Audiences and Blend Content with Data IMGN Media announced that it has raised an additional $3 million in Series A financing, bringing the growing company's total to $6 million. The new round comes from Dot Capital, Rhodium, talent agency UTA, KDC Media Fund (joint venture of Keshet and Dick Clark Productions), Big Block Media, Ron Zuckerman and more. IMGN plans to use the new funding to expand the editorial team, produce original content, expand…

IDG Adds Six New Solutions to Leading-Edge Engagement & Thought Leadership Portfolio

New Innovations Position Tech Marketers for Success IDG Communications Inc. – the world’s leading tech media, data, and marketing services company – announced six new solutions enabling marketers to connect with IT leaders on a global scale. The innovative solutions integrate impactful visual content, social strategies, and events, helping tech marketers bring engagement and thought leadership strategies to life. These new solutions build on IDG’s May 2018 launch of new tools for marketers to strengthen brand awareness and…

TechBytes with John Whitmore, Head of Data Strategy, TiVo

John Whitmore Head of Data, TiVo Appointment viewing has now caught the advertiser's fancy. Addressing TV viewership with programmatic advertising is the new trend. We spoke to John Whitmore, Head of Data at TiVo, to understand the nuances of this trend. Tell us about your role at TiVo and the team/technology you handle. I manage the data strategy and products that TiVo builds from its anonymized raw, set-top box TV Viewership Data, as well as the team and partnerships that monetize these TV data products in the…

Unmetric Partners With Noggin to Provide Crisis Managers With Actionable Social Intelligence

Partnership Brings the Power of Brand-Focused Social Analytics to Noggin Crisis, an Industry-Leading Crisis Management Application Unmetric, an enterprise solution for branded content analysis and discovery, announced a partnership with Noggin, an enterprise resilience software company that provides risk, crisis, emergency, work safety, and incident management solutions. Hundreds of the world’s largest brands and digital agencies use Unmetric to access insights from the owned channels of over 100,000 qualified brands…