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Uberall Study: Over 20% Using Voice Search Every Week

Most Are Using Voice Search in Their Home (37%) or Car (34%) Uberall, Inc., the location management solution for businesses competing to attract and win local brick-and-mortar customers, recently released its “Uberall Voice Search Readiness Report 2019,” analyzing 73,000 business locations across SMB, mid-market and enterprise. While analyzing thousands of businesses, Uberall also surveyed 1,000 consumers to find out if and how they were adopting voice search to find local business information. Key findings from the…

New Consumer Research Reveals Increasing Usage of Multiple TV Sources by Viewers in Major European Countries

Independent Study Conducted by Gracenote and Nscreenmedia Reveals Insights into Consumer Behavior and Attitudes on Pay TV, Free-To-Air and Online TV in the UK, Germany and Sweden Gracenote, a Nielsen company, and nScreenMedia, a leading digital media analyst firm, announced findings from a new independent survey focusing on pay TV, free-to-air and online TV viewership in major European countries. The study titled, "TV Universe - UK, Sweden, Germany: How People Watch Television Today" offers the most current and holistic…

United Airlines App Crowned Best of the Best with Webby Award Win

Last night at the 23rd Annual Webby Awards in New York City, United Airlines accepted the "People's Voice" Webby Award in the "Business and Finance" category for the airline's reimagined mobile app, which debuted earlier this year. The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including apps. This year, 13,000 entries came from every U.S. state and more than 70 countries to be considered for this honor. Already the top downloaded airline app for Apple and Android…

Goodbye BookingBug, Hello JRNI

The New Brand Reinforces the Company’s Focus on Providing Engagement Throughout the Customer Journey BookingBug, a leading customer engagement platform, announced the company’s rebrand to JRNI, Inc. This shift solidifies the company’s commitment to combining a customer engagement platform with applications that put omnichannel conversion at the heart of the enterprise. JRNI offers its industry-leading Appointments, Events, and Queuing applications, along with Call Center and Insights, designed to help organizations drive…

New Data: Facebook and Google Trounce Amazon for D2C Brand Ad Spend

"The State of D2C Marketing 2019" from Yotpo Offers Extensive Ecommerce and Marketing Benchmarks as Reported by Direct-To-Consumer Brands As more brands focus on their own eCommerce sites as a direct touchpoint to consumers, "The State of D2C Marketing" is a new report that provides a candid look at related marketing, advertising, and eCommerce investments propelling the success of many of today's direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands. The report reveals trends across verticals and company size, including that 52% of…

Comscore Expands Partnership with Lockwood Broadcast Group to Exclusive Measurement Deal

New Long-Term Agreement Adds Four Newly-Acquired Lockwood Stations to Comscore Partnership, and Renews a Fifth Comscore, a trusted currency for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, and Lockwood Broadcast Group, a local broadcast television company based in Hampton Roads, Va., announced a long-term agreement for Comscore to exclusively provide measurement services to their television stations in Knoxville, Tenn., Wichita, Kan., Augusta, Ga., Dothan, Ala., Panama City, Fla. and Sherman-Ada-Ardmore,…

ListenFirst’s State of Social TV Report Provides Key Insights To Boost Strategy Performance

TV Social Audience Growth up 16% in q1 2019, Social Engagement up 6% for TV Industry ListenFirst, the most comprehensive social analytics solution for the enterprise, released its 2019 State of Social TV report with key insights into how consumers are engaging with TV properties on social media, the impact on TV arising from the changes in audience and content quality across social platforms, and the continued rise of Instagram. ListenFirst's report details the rise in Instagram Stories, fan footprint and engagement,…

Sreekant Lanka Joins iQuanti as Head of Paid Media

The former Head of Google's Programmatic Advertising Strategy to lead iQuanti's Efforts to Drive Superior Paid Channel Performance through Advanced Data Modeling Digital marketing company iQuanti announced the hiring of Sreekant Lanka as Head of Paid Media. In this new role, Lanka will now lead iQuanti's analytics-driven paid media practice. Sreekant brings over 20 years of digital advertising experience to enhance iQuanti's paid channel solutions and will oversee iQuanti's channel SMEs, solution specialists, and paid…

To Continue Successful Partnership, Babel Street Renews Agreement with DarkOwl

Babel Street, the world's data-to-knowledge platform, announced it has renewed its partnership with DarkOwl, the Denver-based information security company that specializes in darknet information technology, through the end of 2020. DarkOwl's darknet database encompasses a vast amount of content from the deep and dark web and is updated in near real-time. As 96 percent of all web-based content lives within the deep web and darknet, DarkOwl offers crucial insight into what is typically considered to be an elusive space. Babel…

Engaging Gen Z: How to Capture Feedback from these Elusive Consumers

As Market Researchers, we concern ourselves with people: their spending habits, their social tendencies, any piece of data that can give us a better understanding of consumers. Until recently, Generation Z (those under twenty-ones of the world) were of little concern to our practice. Their age made their market influence insignificant. However, today, Gen Z is estimated to have around $143 billion in buying power and influence around 93 percent of household spending. Needless to say, it is high time we start capturing data…

Expedia Unpacks the Best Time to Book, Cheap Places to Visit, and Everything Else You Need to Know About Summer 2019

 Searches for "summer 2019" have been on the rise for the past 90 days, and the unofficial start to summer – Memorial Day weekend – is just a couple weeks away.  Expedia travel experts revealed the best time to book, cheapest places to visit, and other vacation planning tips to help travelers prepare for another season of epic adventures. Expedia also recently polled 1,000 Americans and analyzed travel data to uncover the trends that will likely inspire your next summer getaway. Expedia's ready to…

Cloudinary Identifies Opportunities to Raise Visual Storytelling Impact in its Inaugural State of Visual Media Report

Company Analyzes Billions of Media Asset Interactions Across More Than 700 Cloudinary Customers to Reveal Key Trends Redefining the Visual Web Cloudinary, the end-to-end media management platform for the world’s top brands, launched its inaugural State of Visual Media report, revealing the ways in which fully optimized rich media are vital to successful visual storytelling. Developed to help companies better understand how visual content is being viewed and consumed, the report’s visual media insights and trends are based…

Three Quarters of Retailers Believe Their Model Needs to Change for Them to Remain Relevant

Retailers and Brands Need to Consider Cross-Border Ecommerce in Order to Appeal to a Younger Generation Findings from new research, launched at the World Retail Congress, provide further evidence that retailers are struggling to cope with the pace of evolution in the industry. 76% of the world's leading retailers believe their model needs to change for them to remain relevant in the next five years. A further 21% said they have doubts about the sustainability of their models. Only 3% of retailers believe their current…

BlueVenn and London Research Release Customer Data Platform Maturity Model

Survey of Large Organizations Shows CDP Uptake Now Exceeds 50% More than half of large organizations are now using a customer data platform (CDP), according to a global survey of 200 companies carried out by London Research. The research, carried out in partnership with customer data platform vendor BlueVenn, found that 51% of organizations with annual revenues of at least USD$50m are already using a CDP, while another third (35%) are planning to invest in one. The new study, entitled Customer Data Excellence shows…

NinthDecimal Accelerates Its Enterprise SaaS Business In 2018

High Growth Data and Measurement Businesses Help Fuel Profitability Milestone NinthDecimal, the leading omni-channel marketing platform, announced its continued success in offering enterprise SaaS based products which fueled strong company performance in 2018 that carried through Q1 2019. This includes customer growth, expanded partnerships, and new product innovations in the market. “CMOs recognize that their success is based on their ability to drive real world results like visits and purchases. This is changing the way…

Outernet Global Worldwide Co-production and Innovation Partnership with Technicolor Inc Paves Way for Future of Immersive Entertainment

Outernet Global has announced a multi-year strategic partnership with Technicolor as they bring to fruition the world's first high capacity, immersive media space to a global city centre. Set to open initially in London in 2020, the multibillion-pound project is a revolutionary step in the creation of location based experiences at iconic destinations. The Outernet is a global network of central city hubs designed to elevate the culture and commerce of the world's great cities through the largest, most immersive digital…

Newsy Expands Pay-TV Distribution, Adding Full Slate of News Programming to fuboTV

As part of its rapid expansion across over-the-top and cable television platforms, Newsy has added its full slate of news programming to fuboTV, the live TV streaming service. fuboTV subscribers can watch Newsy’s up-to-the-minute news coverage, its full lineup of live shows including “The Day Ahead” and “The Why,” and its award-winning documentaries and investigations. Newsy is available as part of fuboTV’s fubo Extra package, available as an add-on ($5.99 per month) or as part of the Deluxe and Ultra bundles ($64.99…

Humanization of Technology Drives $339 Billion Brand Value Growth in Second BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands Ranking

Amazon Maintains the Title of World's Most Valuable Global Retail Brand Increasing Its Brand Value +91% to $315.5 Billion Innovative use of technology such as artificial intelligence and data analytics has helped e-commerce deliver numerous human benefits, fuelling a 33% growth in brand value for the most powerful players in retail WPP and Kantar unveiled today. The second annual BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands ranking and report – looking at luxury, apparel, retail and fast-food outlets – revealed the…

Altiostar Closes $114 Million Round to Accelerate Open Cloud-Native 4G/5G Mobile Networks

Company Receives Investment from Rakuten, Qualcomm Ventures & Tech Mahindra Altiostar, the pioneer in open virtualized RAN (open vRAN) technology, announced that it has closed a $114 million Series C round of financing with Rakuten coming on board as an investor. In early 2018, Qualcomm Ventures LLC and Tech Mahindra also participated in the C-round as investors. This financing will be used to expand Altiostar's virtual RAN solution to encompass 4G and 5G products allowing telecom operators to build end-to-end…

Bitly Announces Three New Plans

Solutions Enable Businesses and Teams of All Sizes and Stages to Create Trusted, Powerful Short Links Bitly, the world's first and leading Link Management Platform, is  following on the success of their Enterprise-grade solution by introducing three new pricing plans available for purchase through its newly redesigned website. These latest options are designed to create solutions to help individuals and businesses optimize and track every touchpoint with their audience, no matter their size or stage of growth. "Until…