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What Does Original Content Mean?

When I was launching the first Season of Survivor with the rest of the team at CBS in 1999, I remember getting a lot of very skeptical feedback. Who would have thought 18 years later Survivor would still be on the air, producing fresh, new episodes? “It’s not live!” “It’s reality television with cheap production value!”  “There’s no celebrity star appeal!” This was some of the feedback I received when I was out in the market pitching Survivor with Mark Burnett, the Executive Producer. Yet, here we are almost 20 years…

NewVoiceMedia Partners with Rapid7 to Transform Its Customer Experience and Contact Center Operations

NewVoiceMedia, a leading global provider of cloud contact center and inside sales solutions, announced that SecOps firm Rapid7 has selected the NVM Platform to deliver a personalized, exceptional experience to its globally expanding customer base. Rapid7 powers the practice of SecOps by delivering shared visibility, analytics and automation that unites security, IT and DevOps teams. Headquartered in Boston, Rapid7 serves more than 7,100 customers in 120+ countries, including 55 percent of the Fortune 100. Also…

Interview with Diane Perlman, CMO, Blis

"Having this ability to accurately reach and engage consumers with greater relevance and precision ultimately leads to increased revenue growth."Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What made you join Blis? Back in the US, I was poached by a tech startup who was a client of the agency I worked for and became their first Marketing Director. This was during the time of the original internet bubble and brought me to the UK. From there I went back agency side - to a large global ad agency, then to a digital…

SpotX Announces 100% ads.txt Compliance

Spotx Releases Infographic Tracking Adoption of IAB Initiative SpotX, the leading global video advertising and monetization platform, announced the launch of a new infographic that highlights its 100% compliance with the IAB's ads.txt specification version 1.0.1. Since June 2017, SpotX has advocated for ads.txt adoption and helped educate publishers on the benefits of the Authorized Digital Sellers initiative, which is designed to empower publishers and distributors to declare who is allowed to sell their inventory.…

Have We Lost Sight of Viewability?

Remember viewability? It seems like only yesterday that it was the digital ad industry’s cause de guerre. After all, what good is an ad if it can’t be seen by the consumer. Ads that are served “below the fold,” or that fail to load sufficient pixels to be read and understood, have no chance to influence consumers purchasing decisions. In 2015 wave-making CMOs like P&G’s Marc Pritchard and Unilever’s Keith Weed dominated the conversation with public calls for digital to clean up its act and provide guarantees that…

Five Things to Consider When Marketing to College Students

As an industry, we love to treat young people as mythical beasts whose motivations and desires must be deciphered through tea leaves. Marketing to college students is particularly crucial since they’re a generation of consumers coming into their own during an observable time in an observable place. There are 20 million U.S. college students with $44 billion in estimated buying power, so they’re an important demographic for brands to reach. These five truths are the bedrock of any effective college marketing strategy……

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…

TechBytes with Andrew Barrett, Director, Email Deliverability, Compliance, & ISP Relations, Braze (formerly Appboy)

Andrew Barrett Director, Email Deliverability, Compliance, & ISP Relations at Braze The performance of Email Marketing campaigns can be measured in many ways. One of them is to  check if your emails are actually landing in the desired inbox. To understand the trends in Email Deliverability, we spoke to Andrew Barrett, Director - Email Deliverability at Braze (formerly Appboy).Tell us about your role at Braze and the team/technology you handle. At Braze (formerly Appboy), I provide consultative services to…

MarketSource Selects Phobio as a Key Technology Partner and its Rodio Workforce Communication Platform to Transform Communication and…

MarketSource and Phobio Utilize Analytics and Artificial Intelligence to Provide the Capability to Engage Retail Employees More Effectively Phobio, a leading provider of software and services that empower the retail industry, announced that MarketSource, the proven alternative to outsourcing sales, with a proprietary process that drives better sales, has selected Rodio to help build its Representative Engagement Platform (REP) and to drive workforce communications, engagement, and execution across tens of thousands of…

How MarTech Can Help You Step Up Your Multicultural Marketing Game

You’ve seen the data. The demographics show more dots on the map and purchasing power is tipping the scale. Your company, however, is still struggling to get a real multicultural marketing strategy off the ground. But, you’re not alone. Out of the 88 billion dollars spent in digital advertising this past year, less than 10%  went to the largest minority group in the U.S., Hispanics, who make up almost 20% of the population. Given the fact that by the year 2045 the U.S. will be a minority-majority nation, marketers are…

SDL and Alibaba Cloud Partner to Help Brands Develop Across Asia

Web Content Management, Translation and Hosting Platform Available to SDL Customers Aspiring to Move into China and Asia SDL, a leader in global content management, translation and digital experience, announced a strategic partnership with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, to launch a co-developed solution designed to help global brands launch and grow their digital business across the China and Asia markets. China, which represents the globe’s largest retail economy, holds enormous potential…

comScore Continues to Attract New Leadership with Key Additions to Technology & Digital Partnerships Teams

Measurement Company Brings in New Talent to Accelerate Strategic Cross-Platform Initiatives on Heels of Appointing Its New President comScore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, announced that it has made several key hires aimed at accelerating key cross-platform and data science initiatives designed to help partners navigate and grow their businesses amid an increasingly complex and splintered media environment. Ajay Sravanapudi, former CTO of Videology, will join the…

Why Millennials Gravitate Towards Minimalistic Branding

While doing business, the design of your website is a key factor that you ought to look into. This is mainly because if the business lacks its website design, many people may just decide not to carry out business with you. research has revealed that a large percentage of the people in business rely on the website design to determine the credibility of the particular business. The research has also revealed that the manipulation of a simple website is better compared to the use of complex websites. There are several…

TechBytes with Dorian Kim, VP, Retargeting and Programmatic Operations, AppLift

Dorian Kim VP, Retargeting and Programmatic Operations, AppLift Audience segmentation remains the most challenging aspects of building powerful targeting campaigns. Dividing population groups based on their interaction with products and devices are ways to segment the audience. The biggest questions today -- what is the extent are their effectiveness and how would Marketing Technology companies cope with the ever-growing demand for attributable audience segmentation? Dorian Kim, VP, Retargeting and Programmatic…

Stitcher – Now the Parent Company of Midroll Media and Earwolf – Builds on Its Promise to Be the Best Place in the World for…

Stitcher, a leader in podcast content creation, distribution and advertising, unveiled a new logo and brand identity, reinforcing its place as a leading player across the podcast ecosystem as it becomes the primary brand for The E.W. Scripps Company's podcast operations. Stitcher's new branding comes as the podcast industry undergoes massive growth. Podcasts' share of total audio consumption has doubled over the past four years, according to Edison Research, while podcast ad spending has increased 86 percent year over…

GSTV Launches OCTANE, Providing End-to-End Insights, Targeting, and Attribution Capabilities for Data-Driven Advertisers

New Offering Codifies Partnerships with Leading Analytics Providers including Acxiom, Placed, Dstillery, and IRi GSTV, the national video network powering active consumers in over 200 DMAs, announced a breakthrough new analytics offering called OCTANE. The service is already transforming how brands connect high-fidelity behavioral data with national advertising campaigns, driving quantifiable business outcomes for some of the world's leading marketers. OCTANE supplies powerful insights through new sources of…

Ericsson Emodo Partners with Axonix to Launch Emodo Supply, the First-Ever Carrier-Verified Media Supply Solution for Programmatic…

The Digiday Technology Award-Winning Emodo Platform Verifies Bid Requests Using Carrier Data in Order to Tackle the Industry’s Inaccuracy Problem at the Inventory Level Emodo, Ericsson’s mobile advertising and data monetization platform, unveiled Emodo Supply, the first and only carrier data-powered product that enables demand-side platforms (DSPs) to filter media supply for accuracy, thus bringing clean and reliable inventory into the programmatic environment. By filtering media supply prior to the bidding process, Emodo…

Emotional vs Distress Purchases – Tapping into Customer Response

Marketers agree that understanding customer need is key to any business. Forming that understanding however can involve scrambling in the dark for insights on audiences. As companies build increasingly unwieldy datasets, the access to behaviour that the internet has allowed us can sometimes mean that overload of information is just as bad as not having enough. The good news is that there are some easy ways to tap into how your customers feel – with the context of who is buying from you and listening to their feedback.…

Don’t Abandon Your Brick & Mortar Strategy: Consumers Still Value In-Store Experiences

The rise of the digital era has caused consumer expectations to increase across all industries, but especially in retail. Consumers not only want the possibility to shop at the click of a button, but they are craving a complete omnichannel shopping experience that connects past experiences, present purchases and proactive ideas to their future. While there is certainly continued growth within online shopping, there remains a strong attraction for in-store visits and purchasing. Brick and mortar competition is at an…

Zendesk Acquires the Company Behind Base to Deliver Software Designed for Salespeople

Zendesk, Inc. announced it has acquired FutureSimple Inc., the company behind Base. Base is known for building modern, easy-to-use sales force automation software designed to help salespeople do their jobs more effectively. Zendesk will invest in Base’s ongoing market growth and product development, focusing on existing customers and delivering products for smaller, fast-growing sales teams, expanding to larger organizations over time. “Base is a natural fit with Zendesk because we both share a passion for designing…