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AspireIQ Reveals 90% of Brands See Value of Repurposing Influencer Content in New Report

State of Influencer Marketing Report Indicates Marketers Are Growing More Sophisticated by Increasing Investment in Video, Shifting to Micro-Influencers, and Rethinking Their Channel Mix AspireIQ, the leading influencer marketing platform for producing branded creative at scale, announced the release of its latest report, The State of Influencer Marketing 2019: An Analysis of the Social Media Ecosystem. With insights based on AspireIQ internal data and a survey of brands, the report reveals that more than half of…

Future of Brand Marketing: How to Acquire Gen Z Customers in 2020-2025

Our Gen Z customers keep us on their fingertips. With only the last few weeks of the decade remaining, we thought of breaking the mold that most marketers may have found themselves stuck into. Most Retail and Omnichannel Marketing teams have indeed been laser-focused at targeting the Gen Z population for most of the years between 2005-2019. And, the trends have translated into unprecedented growth and popularity for a wide range of websites, mobile applications, and digital advertisement platforms. To name a few, Facebook,…

Rakuten Marketing Takes Home Four Wins at Global IPMA Awards

Four Award Wins out of Eleven Nominations, Rakuten Marketing’s Agile and Innovative Global Network Was on Full Display Alongside Partners Including First Choice Liquor, MATCHESFASHION and AMEX Korea Rakuten Marketing have won four awards at the 2019 International Performance Marketing Awards (IPMAs) including Best Performance Marketing Campaign APAC, Best Affiliate Network, Best Retail Campaign and Best Team in Performance Marketing. The award ceremony took place at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London last week.…

Rakuten Marketing Named “Best Affiliate Network” at the 2019 International Performance Marketing Awards (IPMAs)

With a Total of Four Award Wins Throughout the Night, Rakuten Marketing's Agile and Innovative Global Network Was on Full Display Rakuten Marketing announced that they have been named "Best Affiliate Network" at this year's International Performance Marketing Awards (IPMAs). The award cited Rakuten Marketing's strategic global focus and reach, along with double-digit growth in the U.K. and an accelerating international footprint as reasons why Rakuten Marketing is "one of the most sought-after marketing platforms around."…

E-Commerce Marketing Strategies: For 2019 and Beyond

“The New American Dream is a version of the entrepreneurial journey that is unlike anything that has ever existed before,” writes CEO Bedros Keuilian in Entrepreneur. “The barrier to entry to becoming an entrepreneur is literally the lowest it's ever been right now.” This is an incredible time to start and grow an e-commerce business. Unlike decades past, when companies required massive funding, ad budgets, and connections with major broadcast networks and magazines to spread the word about its products, the technology…

How Can Marketing Team Up with Sales on Personalization’s ‘Last Mile’?

We recently held our inaugural client event, welcoming Sales and Marketing leadership from some of the largest Sales and Relationship management forces in North America. What’s the biggest challenge they all face? Enabling digital relationships at a staggering scale - literally thousands of individuals across an organization responsible for managing tens of thousands of relationships. That is the impact of digital on B2B marketing - the customer’s brand experience now incorporates multi-channel interactions across sales…

2019 iQIYI iJOY Conference: Promoting Brand Growth through Content and Value-Driven Marketing

In 2020, iQIYI will invest over RMB 20 billion in over 200 new releases across diversified genres iQIYI, Inc., an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, held its annual iJOY Conference (the "Conference") in Shanghai on October 15th. Under the theme of "New Trends New Growth", the Conference served as a platform for iQIYI to announce its content and marketing strategy for 2020 and discuss the future prospects of China's entertainment industry with brand advertisers and iQIYI partners. On…

Denise Karkos Joins SiriusXM as Chief Marketing Officer

Award-winning executive will lead brand and digital marketing efforts for both SiriusXM and Pandora brands SiriusXM announced that distinguished marketing executive Denise Karkos has joined the company as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Karkos will be responsible for brand and digital marketing of both the SiriusXM and Pandora brands, helping support and drive the growth of SiriusXM subscribers and Pandora listeners. She will report to Jennifer Witz, SiriusXM's President, Sales, Marketing and Operations. Marketing…

M1 Marketing INC. Teams up with Microsoft Taiwan to Launch SOOCKER, Blockchain-Powered Recommendation Marketing Platform

M1 Marketing Inc. worked together with Microsoft Taiwan and CTBC Financial Holding Co. to announce the launch of SOOCKER, which will provide a full range of services, at a press conference on 3 October 2019. In the era of the rise of Internet celebrity economy, SOOCKER combined blockchain technology to deliver the effectiveness of recommendation marketing in an instant and transparent manner. It also created a win-win situation for online stars monetizing their influence and for brands generating sales. Cheng Cheng-mount,…

Latest Rakuten Marketing Research Reveals Confidence in e-Commerce on the Rise Across APAC

Rakuten Marketing launched the second edition of their ‘APAC State of e-Commerce’ report, revealing some surprising insights into the region’s online purchasing habits. The report delves into the online shopping behaviours and preferences of 500 consumers in each of the nine key markets within APAC - China, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Australia, and New Zealand. This is the second year the report has been conducted with results from Japan and Indian markets added in 2019. Findings reveal that China leads…

How to Optimize Video for Social Media Marketing

Practically every Marketing department uses Video to deliver the brand message. But are your Videos performing? Are they optimized for engagement, sharing, and conversion? It’s easy to create Video content these days. Anyone can do it with a smartphone and an editing suite like Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, or the plethora of iOS and Android video editors designed for editing on the fly. But: Is your content really delivering the message? Is it showing your brand in the best possible light? Are you optimizing format,…

Is Your Content Marketing Strategy Driving Sales?

The proliferation of digital communications has made the world a noisy place. Marketers know full well to compete in the ‘attention economy’ requires an unprecedented level of Personalization and value in messaging. Be in the right place, at the right time with the right message. Sales is exactly the same. In previous articles I’ve talked about the value of social as a channel for sales to connect with the modern buyer. Now I will address how content plays a central role in building relationships once you’ve connected.…

Lightricks Releases BoostApps Suite to Empower Solopreneurs and Small Businesses to Achieve Superior Results from Social Media Marketing

Lightricks Survey Finds 72 Percent of Solopreneurs and SMBs Don't Feel Their Current Online Marketing Strategy Is Effective, Expands with Three Apps to Specifically Serve Small Businesses and Brands Lightricks, a leading developer of subscription-based content creation tools, announced today the release of BoostApps, a suite of mobile tools for small businesses and brands to effectively engage consumers in ways that boost their bottom lines. Unlike content creation apps that focus solely on graphic design, BoostApps are…

True Talk – Authenticity With Latinx Marketing

When speaking to the US Hispanic (Latinx) community, it’s important for brands to remember a few key tenets. Most importantly, that the Latinx market is not one monolithic group. There are different facets of generations and ethnicities that make up this group, and each want and respond to different things. No matter what subset of the Latinx audience a brand is targeting, it’s crucial to speak with an authentic voice and tone that proves you have an understanding of the market and know how to be genuine in your outreach.…

MarTech Interview with Ashley Fauset, VP of Marketing at Stardust

"AI and Machine Learning are both growing at a rapid pace within the Entertainment industry." Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Stardust. As VP of Marketing at an early-stage startup, I am acutely focused on tactics that have potential to pack the biggest punch. I have a small, tightly-knit, cross-functional, interdisciplinary team that operates like any Growth Team would within a larger tech organization. Our efforts are aimed at impacting user retention - our North Star - from user onboarding…

Traackr Unveils New Influencer Discovery Capabilities to Evaluate Audience Quality and Brand Value Alignment

Influencer marketing platform debuts Audience Quality and Brand Values Match tools to help brands identify and assess influencers for campaigns that drive higher ROI Influencer fraud cost brands an estimated $1.3 billion in 2019, and the additional rise in influencer scandals has put pressure on marketers to ensure brand value alignment before collaborating. Today Traackr, a leading influencer marketing platform, announced the launch of two new discovery tools, Audience Quality and Brand Values Match, for marketers to…

New Bain & Company Research: Five ‘No Regret’ Marketing Launch Moves Can Deliver Up To Two Times Higher Revenue Growth

As marketing launches proliferate, making the right kind of splash is increasingly critical for long-term success in consumer markets For marketing teams, getting a campaign launch right matters more than ever and can spell the difference between being a marketing launch leader or laggard. According to a new report from Bain & Company, Let's Do Launch: The 5 Best Moves for Your Marketing Launch Playbook, marketing launches are proliferating.  Bain, together with Twitter, surveyed more than 650 marketing executives in…

How to Raise Your Marketing Strategy to a Whole New Level in 2019?

We’re already way in 2019 but would you say your Marketing strategy is prepared for all these new trends that are completely revolutionizing the Marketing world? Nowadays, Marketing is becoming increasingly important for your business as it connects your brand with your audience on so many levels. And your customers need to feel that connection to make a purchase. To achieve the business results you want, you will need to focus more on Marketing. However, following all these trends can be a bit confusing as you’re not…

50 Most Popular AI-Influencers of North America

It has been more than six decades since the concept of Artificial Intelligence has transformed from imagination to an academic discipline. Influencers, especially those active on social media help give direction to the policymakers and academicians. They keep common men updated on the trends and 'what is what' in AI, Machine Learning and associated concepts like Big Data and BlockChain. AiThority introduces you to the 50 most popular AI-influencers of North America. 1. Bob E Hayes Senior Director of Research and Analytics…

TechBytes with Michelle Engle, SVP of Marketing at Valassis

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Valassis. At Valassis, I lead our Marketing organization including brand, product and vertical marketing, events, design/UX, and PR/communications. With everything we do, we are hyper-focused on driving amazing experiences for our clients. Our Marketing approach takes a holistic view of the consumer and our brand, which is driven by the tight connection between visuals, words, and other mediums we utilize.  At Valassis, how do you evaluate the impact of your…