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CDPs and Analytics Take CRM Lead Management Providers to New Heights

Recently, Gartner released the Magic Quadrant 2019 for CRM Lead Management. The list includes the usual top-end Martech providers, Salesforce, Adobe's Marketo, Acoustic (IBM) and the low-code champion in this segment, bpm'online. As a global business software provider for Process Automation and CRM, bpm'online has carved a unique space for itself in the CRM Lead Management category this year. bpm'online is a MarTech RADAR Company 2019. SalesTech Star Primer: What Is Lead Generation? bpm'online was also a leader in…

Zift Commended by Frost & Sullivan for Developing ZiftONE, a Marketing Automation Tool for Channel Partner Management and Marketing…

Zift Has a Healthy Partner Ecosystem for Easy Integrations and Connections, Making Zift a Hub for All Things Related to Partner Management  Based on its recent analysis of the global marketing automation solutions market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Zift Solutions, Inc. with the 2019 Global Innovation Excellence Frost Radar Award for building ZiftONE, the only all-in-one platform for channel marketing, sales, and operations. Instead of simply adding partner relationship management, onboarding, sales enablement…

MarTech Interview with Erik Archer Smith, Marketing Director of Data at Treasure Data

"Marketers will have to get creative to create interesting experiences that customers are willing to engage with in exchange for personal data." Tell us how technology became your career. What inspired you to join Treasure Data*? I like to joke that I’m either “the oldest millennial” or “the youngest Gen X” because I was born in 1980, but got my first computer when I was 6 and grew up as a “digital native” back when we were just called “nerds.” From there I’ve always been an “early adopter” of technology and paid my way…

VERB Completes Universal Integration Into 17 Direct Sales Back-Office Providers

Company Expects Enhanced Customer Experience to Support Continued Growth of Client Base and Revenue VERB Technology Company, Inc., a leader in business-focused interactive video sales and marketing applications and the pioneer of Augmented Sales Intelligence software, announced that it has completed the integration of its interactive video-based CRM with 17 of the most popular direct sales back-office provider systems. Direct sales back-office systems provide many of the support functions required for direct sales…

MarTech Interview with Andrea Lechner-Becker, CMO at LeadMD

"Technology empowers marketing strategy and too many people are without the planning and process skill sets to make the tech actually work." Tell us about your role at LeadMD. I’m CMO in the title and a one-woman Marketing team in practice. How have Marketing methodologies evolved since 2014? It’s probably the writer in me that cares about the use of the word methodology here, but what is a methodology? Is it strategy or the execution of that strategy? If we’re talking about strategy, frankly, there are no new ideas.…

Continued Product And Team Growth At Vertify Attracts Bay Area Investors

With $750k seed round, Vertify to solve the technology misalignment problem between sales and marketing Vertify Inc., the thriving dynamic customer intelligence platform, has announced the close of a $750,000 seed round, positioning the company for even more rapid growth! In just the past quarter, Vertify has added industry veterans David Perdue, CTO; Lacey Miller, Director of Marketing; and Steve Hernandez, Senior Engineer. With almost $1 million raised, the company plans to hire several positions at a variety of levels…

MarTech Interview with Jon Perera, CMO at Highspot

"AI and Machine Learning are boosting sellers’ productivity and effectiveness - and show no sign of slowing down." Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at the Company.
 I’m Highspot’s CMO, and I lead our Marketing, Community, and Business Development. My work encompasses everything from our rapid global expansion and brand evolution, to partnering with leaders across our company in delighting customers with an unparalleled experience. Which Sales titles would most benefit from SmartPage Technology?…

Seismic and Outreach Partner to Empower Customers with Buyer Insights on Relevant Content Sent from Any Platform

Industry-Leading Product Integration Allows Sellers and Marketers to Close the Gap on Data-Driven Insights Seismic, the recognized leader in sales and marketing enablement, and Outreach, the leading sales engagement platform, announced a robust product integration that will grant sellers access to hyper-relevant content from Seismic within Outreach email templates and sequences. Sellers and marketers can now gain engagement data from whichever platform a seller chooses to access and send content best suited for that…

Highspot Swings Sales Strategy into Action with AI-powered SmartPage Technology

Highspot's Fall Product Release Introduces New SmartPage Marketplace, Data Slices, and Web Apps Enable Go-to-Market Teams to Elevate Customer Conversations  In arguably, Sales Team is the revenue engine of any company. Modern Sales teams now rely on advanced set of tools and techniques to convey their messages and engage prospects into engrossing conversations. A majority of successful Sales teams attribute their wins to personalized content delivered through a well-laid out Sales Enablement roadmap. This involves embracing…

MarTech Interview with Vanita Pandey, VP of Marketing at Arkose Labs

"While technology is key, it is the people and customers that make the work rewarding." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start at Arkose Labs? I am the VP of Marketing for Arkose Labs where I am responsible for establishing Arkose Labs’ global brand, driving demand and building the go-to-market strategy, as well as establishing the Product and Market positioning. Prior to Arkose Labs, I had the chance to work with some of the world’s biggest brands in payments as well as successful…

MarTech Interview with Bonnie Crater, CEO at Full Circle Insights

"It is essential to create robust knowledge bases that drive operational efficiencies, scalability and growth that can be automated through AI." Tell us a little about your vision into Technology. What drives you as a CEO of a Technology company? Well, before Co-Founding Full Circle, I was a Marketing VP and Executive at a number of Software companies in Silicon Valley. In the rise of data-driven Marketing, I saw no way for marketers, including myself, to clearly understand how their campaigns are performing and impacting…

MarTech Interview with Robert McGovern, CEO at PreciseTarget

"We believe customers want personalized experiences, but they never want to be exploited." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start at PreciseTarget? It all started with a question: Why does everyone have a unique and personal Amazon front page experience while having a generic experience with Macy’s, Nordstrom or Target? This led to a discovery journey, where I learned that none of the large retailers (except Amazon) have sufficient data to personalize the experience. Retailers refer…

Tealium Names Ted Purcell as Chief Revenue Officer to Optimise Growth and Global Customer Strategy

Sales and Customer Lifecycle veteran joins the Tealium executive team Tealium, the trusted leader in real-time customer data orchestration, has appointed Ted Purcell as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Following Tealium’s $55 million raise in Series F funding, Purcell will direct the go-to-market strategy as the company continues to expand the world’s leading independent customer data platform (CDP). Purcell brings deep leadership and industry expertise to his role, previously serving as senior vice president of commercial…

DecisionLink Delivers World’s First Customer Value Management Platform – ValueCloud – to take Customer Relationships to the Next…

The ValueCloud garners new industry category – Customer Value Management DecisionLink announced that the DecisionLink ValueCloud has been named and certified by Vendor Neutral in a brand new category: customer value management. Customer value management (CVM) uses metrics to ensure high levels of value are delivered to every customer based on their needs throughout the life of the relationship. Managing customer value as a practice and with an enabling application allows enterprises to treat customer value as a strategic…

Certain Announces Certified Integration with Adobe to Help Businesses Connect Events to Results

Certain, the industry leader in enterprise event automation, announced its certified integration with Marketo Engage, part of Adobe Marketing Cloud. This collaboration will enable marketers that use Marketo Engage and Certain to seamlessly capture high intent data from event engagement, and take intelligent, personalized action on those insights. This integration comes on the heels of the recent launch of Marketo Engage ABM Essentials, which highlights the growing need for marketers to deliver account-based experiences…

Formstack Announces BI-Directional Data Sync Software, Formstack Sync

Formstack, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company with a mission to transform the way people collect information and put it to work, announces the launch of its Formstack Sync product. Formstack Sync is bi-directional data sync software that connects data from enterprise applications via pre-built connectors, standardized object mappings and an easy-to-use web interface. This product is a key component of Formstack’s workplace productivity platform, which also includes software for online forms and surveys, automated…

MarTech Interview with Robin Bordoli, President at RollWorks

"There is a formula I use to explain what AI is to executives that are interested in applying AI to their business. The formula is AI = TD + ML + HITL." Tell us about your interaction with the new-age technologies like AI, Machine Learning and Robotics. Before joining RollWorks, I was the CEO of Figure Eight, the leading training data platform for Machine Learning teams. Figure Eight sold its platform into the automotive, financial services, media and entertainment, retail, and technology industries supporting both Natural…

MarTech Interview with Zviki Ben-Ishay, CEO at Lightico

"E-Signatures and e-Forms have the potential to dramatically accelerate the Sales process by reducing turn-around-time and increasing efficiency." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What inspired you to start at Lightico? My journey into technology started when I was a child. I was always intrigued by technology and always breaking open devices just to see how they worked, and eventually, as this curiosity grew, I realized a career in technology was what I was meant to do. My early career took off in…

MarTech Interview with Morag Lucey, CEO at Televerde

"Adoption of CRM will continue to grow as more and more companies recognize its impact on customer retention and loyalty." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start at Televerde? Believe it or not, at 20-years of age, I was set on a career in fashion. I absolutely love clothes, style and the art of designing. What I didn’t know was how difficult it was to turn this passion into a lucrative career. While I was coming to terms with this reality, I was offered a great opportunity with a…

MarTech Interview with David Kilimnik, CEO at Hero Digital

"AI and Machine Learning will be indefensible for algorithmic decision making, but these technologies will never craft a business strategy or replace creativity." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start at Hero Digital? I have been working in Silicon Valley for 20 years and got my start on the software side of the business. In the late 90s, Silicon Valley was a great playground for learning, since there was a massive rush of young, energetic people with no experience in the space. My…