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LIQUI MOLY Partners up with the Chicago Bulls

German Oil Manufacturer Introduces Two-Year Advertising Contract with the NBA Team German oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY partners up with the Chicago Bulls. Advertising in the stadium and on social media seeks to tap into the broad appeal of the American basketball team. LIQUI MOLY pays a seven- digit figure in return. “This is our largest-scale sponsorship program ever in North America,” says Peter Baumann, Marketing Manager at LIQUI MOLY. The oil manufacturer’s brand will have a significant presence at the…

Marketing Technology Bulletin Covering the Week Gone By

Top Picks from Martech Series. Original Martech Insights from the Week Gone By. Our staff writers compiled a bulletin covering important news occurring in the world of Marketing Technology. This bulletin is the best source to glance through major MarTech developments last week. Clari Names Cornelius Willis as Chief Marketing Officer The Benioffs Acquire the TIME Media Brand for $190 Million Meredith Corporation Have Sold the 95-Year-Old Mass Media Group to Marc and Lynne Benioff Kochava’s New Audience Insights…

Xactly AI Algorithm Predicting Sales Rep Attrition Available Now

New Solution Empowers Companies to Reduce Attrition Xactly, a leading provider of cloud-based sales performance management (SPM) software, announced the immediate availability of its machine learning algorithm to predict sales rep attrition. Integrated with Salesforce, Xactly’s Sales Performance Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform applies machine learning algorithms to over 13 years of pay and performance data to analyze and predict the risk of future employee attrition. Leveraging a model of over 50 unique data…

Adobe to Buy Marketo; Leaps Ahead in the B2B Engagement Economy with this $4.75 Billion Acquisition

Adding Marketo’s Engagement Platform to the Adobe Experience Cloud Will Enable Adobe to Offer an Unrivaled Set of Solutions for Delivering Transformative Customer Experiences Across Industries and Companies of All Sizes The company that promoted “Engagement Economy” as a pillar of customer success in business is now set to sail on a new path with Adobe. Marketo, the leading B2B marketing technology company and a MarTech RADAR 150 company for 2018, will enter Adobe’s stable, adding to the matured group of Marketing…

Singular Raises $30 Million Series B Funding Round to Help Growth Marketers Harness the Data Explosion

Funding Round Led by Norwest Venture Partners with Participation from General Catalyst, Method Capital, Telstra Ventures, Translink Capital, and Thomvest Singular, the marketing intelligence platform that unifies marketing analytics for the world's best digital marketers, announced that it has closed $30 million in Series B funding. The new funding will be used to accelerate product development and innovation, revolutionizing how growth marketers use data to drive decisions. Scott Beechuk, partner at Norwest Venture…

Say Hello to Einstein Voice: Salesforce Ushers in New Era of Conversational CRM

Einstein Voice Assistant Will Transform the Way People Work, Allowing Them to Get Personalized Daily Briefings and Make Conversational Updates to Salesforce via the Salesforce Mobile App or Smart Speaker of Their Choice Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, announced Einstein Voice, a new platform service that brings the power of voice to millions of Salesforce users. With Einstein Voice, any user will be able to talk to Salesforce, opening up new possibilities for employees to work smarter and connect with their…

Selfin. First Horizontal Social Media 2.0

The new rival of Facebook Mafia is launching at the end of September, and the application is called "Selfin." Selfin is going to be next social media icon, and the reason is its horizontal interface, the security and its reliability. Finally, a social media application that will not sell its users' data to the 3rd parties and give productive features to its users which Facebook Mafia couldn't provide. A jackpot for those people who want an escape from the Facebook Mafia (Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp) and want a better…

MakerSights Appoints Tom Miltonberger Vice President of Engineering as Adoption by Major Fashion Brands Skyrockets

Proven, Visionary Engineering Leader to Drive Evolution of MakerSights Technology, Enabling Fashion and Retail Product Teams to Make More Customer-Informed Product Decisions MakerSights announced that Tom Miltonberger has joined the fast-growing company as vice president of engineering. With experience in SaaS, mobile apps and advanced analytics as well as a long history of innovative and executive management in Silicon Valley companies, Miltonberger will lead establishing, enhancing and communicating MakerSights…

Vonage Expands Vision in Cloud Contact Center Market with the Decision to Acquire NewVoiceMedia

Vonage's Announcement to Acquire NewVoiceMedia Would Advance Company's Strategy to Provide an Integrated, Cloud Communications Platform Today, Vonage Holdings Corp. has entered into an agreement to acquire privately-held Contact Center platform provider,  NewVoiceMedia. In an official press release, Vonage has agreed to acquire NewVoiceMedia for an equity price of $350 million paid in cash. The acquisition combines Vonage's robust UCaaS and CPaaS solutions with NewVoiceMedia's pure-play cloud contact center offerings,…

Interview with Anthony Kennada, Chief Marketing Officer, Gainsight

"Too many sales and marketing organizations are focused on building a sales process that is disconnected from how prospects like to buy."Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What made you join Gainsight? I started my career as a high tech recruiter in 2008, placing software engineers with exciting startups in Silicon Valley. As it turned out, 2008 was not a good economic climate for hiring anyone. Our boutique agency folded after six months or so and I was out looking for a new job. I emailed my hiring…

MRI Launches Visual Analytic Tool Delivering Instant Access to Targeting Insights

On-Demand Graphical Reports Reveal Consumers’ Habits, Motivations, and Needs With so much data at their disposal, marketers and ad planners often struggle to isolate the consumer insights that can accelerate targeting effectiveness. “Rather than combing through tables or constructing charts, our clients can spend more of their days adding insights and crafting points of view. Visual Reporter is also an invitation to leverage MRI’s data more deeply, empowering brands to make smarter marketing decisions.” GfK MRI’s…

Interview with Arndt Groth, President, Smaato

"Competition is definitely a good thing when it comes to marketing tools, but the downside is that it always takes a long time to integrate the acquisitions into a holistic offering."Tell us about your role and journey into technology. How did you arrive at Smaato? After spending the last couple of decades with different ad tech and media companies, joining Smaato was a natural evolution. The tech industry has shifted towards mobile-first, and that's exactly where Smaato is. I’ve always had an interest in technology,…

Marketing Technology Bulletin Covering the Week Gone By

Top Picks from Martech Series. Original Martech Insights from the Week Gone By. This bulletin covering important news occurring in the world of Marketing Technology. This bulletin is the best source to glance through major Martech developments last week. Measuring Quality and Impact of Event Marketing on Revenue Critical to Most Businesses New Research Proves Correlation Between Events and ROI for Enterprise Companies; Finds Rapid Revenue Growth Is Fueled by Event Marketing Deloitte’s Acquisition of Magnetic’s…

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 Bobby McFarland, President at CrossInstall

Tell us how your role, as President and Co-Founder, at CrossInstall and your technology has grown to meet the company and the ad industry’s changing needs. When we founded CrossInstall six years ago, our core business was focused on our Demand-Side Platform (DSP). As the first-to-market with a playable ad unit, we worked on getting our bearings to run those ads through our DSP. Now, we’ve built and optimized thousands of playable ads helping us learn how to be a better partner in playable production. CrossInstall is…

Interview with Jeff Ray, CEO, Brightcove

"As a video company, we need to make it easy for our customers to make great experiences for their end customers."Tell us about your role at Brightcove and how you got here. What’s the most fascinating aspect of leading a technology company? It was a unique path that brought me to this leadership role at Brightcove. After successfully transitioning my prior company, Ellucian, from a combination of multiple premise-based software companies to a cloud-based SaaS leader of solutions designed to enable colleges and…

Sisense Announces Closing of $80 Million Investment, Continues Hyper Growth to Help Businesses Instantly Mashup Data

Investment to Accelerate Aggressive Hiring, Global Growth and Adoption of Sisense's Single-Stack Analytics Platform, Which Simplifies Complex Data and Empowers Everyone Sisense, disrupting the business intelligence (BI) market by simplifying business analytics for complex data, announced the closing of an $80 million investment, bringing the total amount invested to approximately $200 million. The latest round was led by New-York based Insight Venture Partners, a global venture capital and private equity firm. Insight…

Executives Arrange Managed Buyout of Mediasmith

Veteran Digital Agency Maintains Internal Ownership, Names John Cate CEO Mediasmith, a leading independent media agency, announced a management buyout of agency co-founders David L. Smith and Karen McFee. Mediasmith has long been a self-sustaining force in the media strategy, planning, and buying world and is known for promoting programmatic buying and championing transparency for a roster of loyal clients. This will continue, and Mediasmith’s clients and employees will be unaffected by the buyout while benefiting from…

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…

Sizmek Unveils Solution for Advanced TV

Marketers Empowered with AI-Driven Insights Across Linear, Addressable, and Connected TV Sizmek, the world’s largest independent buy-side advertising platform delivering impressions that inspire, announced the launch of a new Advanced TV initiative with plans to roll-out a fully integrated solution across linear, addressable, and connected TV later this year. Today, Sizmek is already a one-stop-shop for linear, addressable and connected TV inventory. Soon, advertisers and media agencies will be able to apply AI-driven…