180byTwo Launches Unifi an AI-Powered Customer Data and Identity Platform for B2B Marketers

Initial launch partners include Marketo an Adobe Company, Oracle Data Cloud, Linkedin, Lotame, The Trade Desk, and Pubmatic 180byTwo announced today the launch of its AI-powered Customer data and Identity platform to meet the growing needs of Business-to-Business marketers looking to simplify data work-flows and centralize their technology stacks. Developed off 180byTwo's AccountLink™  B2B graph, AI, and DAAS solutions; the platform enables B2B and Account-Based Marketers to seamlessly execute and measure marketing…

OpenSlate Welcomes Stephanie Vandenberg as Senior Vice President of Sales, Brand and Agency Partnerships

Seasoned Industry Veteran Brings Years of Integrated Advertising and Marketing Experience to New Role OpenSlate, the leading independent provider of video content ratings across the world’s largest digital platforms, announced that Stephanie Vandenberg has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Sales, Brand and Agency Partnerships. Vandenberg brings over two decades of media and ad tech experience to OpenSlate, where she will spearhead growth by driving new brand partnerships and client-retention initiatives while…

Actifio Introduces Advancement to OnVault for Business-Critical Enterprise Workloads

Patented Technology Now Writes Incremental-Forever Data to Dell EMC PowerProtect DD Appliances Actifio, the pioneer of multi-cloud copy data management software, announced its OnVault incremental-forever data capture technology is now interoperable with Dell EMC PowerProtect DD appliances. This enables customers to quickly access the massive amounts of data they have stored and retained for a wide range of non-production needs, including near-instant data access for test data management/DevOps, analytics, and AI/machine…

MURAL Raises $23 Million Series A From Radian Capital to Reimagine Visual Collaboration

The Company Servicing 40 Percent of Fortune 100 Also Welcomes Greg Kaplan as Chief Revenue Officer MURAL, the leading digital workspace for visual collaboration in the enterprise, announced it has successfully raised $23 million in Series A funding led by Radian Capital, with participation from Gradient Ventures, Google's AI-focused venture group, and Endeavor Catalyst. Until this point, the company has been able to grow quickly on less than $2M in capital raised and was cash-flow positive for several quarters in 2019.…

UserTesting Names Matt Zelen Chief Customer Officer and Jamie Anderson as Chief Growth Advisor

UserTesting Continues to Attract Top Tier Leadership Talent Poised to Drive Another Year of Impressive Global Growth and Expansion UserTesting, the leading provider for on-demand human insights,  announced the appointment of two executives to the C-Suite. Matt Zelen joins the company as Chief Customer Officer. In this role, Zelen will lead global customer success initiatives and drive UserTesting’s customer implementation, enablement, and training programs. Jamie Anderson, former Marketo executive, will join the company…

Major Airline Selects Bright Pattern Cloud Contact Center Software

Bright Pattern, Leading Provider of Omnichannel Cloud Contact Center Software for Innovative Enterprises, Selected by US-Based Airline A leading airline and travel company known for innovative customer experience has recently selected Bright Pattern Contact Center software powered by AI for its omnichannel contact center platform. With nearly 40 years of experience in leisure travel, the company offers low-fare alternatives to other airlines with exceptional customer experience. The airline plans to innovate and digitally…

Incremental Growth in Cloud Spending Hits a New High while Amazon and Microsoft Maintain a Clear Lead

New data from Synergy Research Group shows that Q4 spend on cloud infrastructure services increased by $2.8 billion over the previous quarter, which is by far the biggest quarterly increment the market has seen. At 37% the year-on-year growth rate is slowly trending down, but this is due to the massive scale of the market which forces growth rates to moderate. Meanwhile Amazon growth continued to closely mirror overall market growth so it maintained its 33% share of the worldwide market. Second ranked Microsoft again grew…

SugarCRM Enhances Enterprise Focus with Two Executive Leadership Appointments

New CMO and GM, Americas Bring Extensive CX Experience SugarCRM Inc., the company that helps organizations deliver exceptional customer experiences,  announced the addition of Jason Rushforth as GM, Americas, and Clare Dorrian, Chief Marketing Officer - both reporting to Sugar CEO, Craig Charlton. Rushforth and Dorrian bring to Sugar unparalleled experience in CX and CRM that will extend the company’s reputation for laser-like customer focus. “We’re excited to bring both Jason and Clare onboard with their wealth of…

MarTech Interview with Carl Tsukahara, CMO at Optimizely

"AI and Machine Learning have the potential to enhance the value of the Marketing tech stack and even how we approach Traditional Marketing strategy." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What inspired you to start at Optimizely? At Optimizely, I work with a very talented team of Marketing, Sales Development, and Communications professionals to help tell the story of a startup that encourages its customers to embrace a culture of experimentation. In my 25-year career, I’ve kept a tight focus on helping…

Hmmm, So Google Cloud Platform Earned the Company $8.92 Billion as Revenues in 2019

Will Google Cloud Platform Manage to Overtake YouTube Ad Revenue by 2025? Most likely... But, the competition for Alphabet lies elsewhere. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is still trying to catch up with the leaders in the Cloud Computing business such as AWS, Oracle, Alibaba, and others. But, things could dramatically change for Google the next 3-4 years for Google, especially with CEO and Chairman Sundar Pichai at the helm. In the latest financial statement, Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. has declared its net worth…

Datonics Expands into Canadian Market with Strategic New Hire

Former Oracle and GroupM executive joins Datonics as General Manager to oversee regional growth Leading online data marketplace Datonics is expanding its business into Canada with a new strategic hire to oversee the Canadian region to spearhead business growth. Rodney Perry joins Datonics as General Manager from Oracle, where he spent two years growing partnerships and revenue in the region. Rodney, based in Toronto, will report directly to CEO Michael Benedek. “We are very excited to be bringing Rodney on board and…

MRP Appoints Pierre Custeau as Senior Vice President of Product

Custeau set to lead global product strategy and initiatives, driving the company’s technology vision as the only enterprise class predictive ABM platform MRP Prelytix, the only enterprise class predictive ABM platform, has appointed industry veteran Pierre Custeau as Senior Vice President of Product. As SVP of Product, Pierre will lead MRP’s global product strategy and initiatives, driving the company’s technology vision as the only enterprise-class predictive ABM platform. He is directly responsible for managing the…

Adjust Bolsters Global Sales Team With Senior Appointments of Bill Kiriakis and Silvia Buermann

Adjust, the industry leader in mobile measurement, fraud prevention and cybersecurity, announced two new senior appointments to its global sales teams. Bill Kiriakis joins as SVP Global Sales, and Silvia Buermann as VP Global Sales Operations. They each bring over 20 years of sales experience in digital marketing analytics from leadership positions at several big tech companies including Adobe, Coremetrics, Omniture, Oracle and Salesforce. An enterprise sales management veteran, Kiriakis will oversee Adjust’s global…

Zendesk Invests in Tymeshift to Improve Workforce Management (WFM) Solutions

Leading Customer Support Ticket System and Sales CRM platform Zendesk has invested in Tymeshift. Tymeshift is an Omnichannel Workforce Management (WFM) tool that is made exclusively for Zendesk. Zendesk’s investment will help Tymeshift to build the most-accessible WFM solution. Tymeshift will use the new funding to push for growth in new markets. David Birchmier, CEO- Tymeshift At the time of this investment, David Birchmier, CEO- Tymeshift, shared his vision for the company’s future. David said, “We’re proud of the…

A Sensible Approach to MarTech Choices

You’ve probably read somewhere the tongue-in-cheek definition of insanity that states, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” It may not be Merriam-Webster’s definition, but it’s essentially the reason that MarTech solutions exist: to provide marketers new ways to achieve results and set realistic expectations for growth. Under that basic assumption, one can argue that MarTech solutions deliver sanity to the Marketing function. However, the sheer volume of MarTech solutions…

Tenovos Builds Out Leadership Team with CPO, CTO and Chairman of the Board

Tech, Media and Business Industry Veterans Offer the Perfect Storm of Experience and Expertise to Set the Stage for Future Growth Tenovos, the company powering stories worth telling, announced that it has strengthened its leadership team by adding David Vap as Chief Product Officer (CPO), Zeki Mokhtarzada as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Ron Grant as Chairman of the Board. Collectively, the three bring a wealth of experience across the technology, media and business landscape that will help propel Tenovos into its…

Advertising Reporting Comes Of Age

Strategus Labs Aggregates First Full-Strength OTT/CTV Attribution Suite Ad-tech managed services platform Strategus announced that its Labs Division has tested, vetted and combined state-of-the-art data and location solutions into the first full-strength suite of attribution reporting tools for Connected Television advertisers. Despite viewers' relentless cable/satellite cord-cutting in favor of Over-the-Top digital streaming, CTV has not, until now, adequately addressed advertisers' most important question: Who saw…

Onapsis Appoints Dave DeWalt as Vice Chairman to Board of Directors on Heels of Record 2019 Growth

Onapsis Drives 157% New Annual Recurring Revenue Growth; Customer Base Reaches 20 of Fortune 100 Enterprises; More than 800 Business Application Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Discovered by Onapsis Research Labs Onapsis, the leader in business application protection, announced the appointment of Dave DeWalt as Vice Chairman to its board of directors. The strategic addition to the Onapsis board immediately follows the company closing a record year of progress, highlighted by 157% year-over-year growth in new annual recurring…

AppsFlyer Raises $210 Million, Positioning Attribution at the Core of the Marketing Tech Stack

Global Growth Investor General Atlantic Leads Series D Round AppsFlyer, the global attribution leader, announced a $210 million Series D funding round led by General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm based in New York. Alex Crisses, Managing Director at General Atlantic, and Anton Levy, Co-President and Global Head of Technology, have joined AppsFlyer’s Board of Directors. “We are excited to partner with a company that has an experienced team and a culture focused on the customer,” said Alex Crisses,…

MarTech Primer: Sales Enablement Definitions, Tools, and Techniques- Part 1

Today, we have over 75+ Sales Enablement vendors and enablers who help B2B Sales companies better manage their Sales operations. In this MarTech primer on Sales Enablement definitions, we have tried to provide the current context of enabling every B2B Marketing team with the relevant tools and information. What is Sales Enablement? Various departments in the company could use Enablement techniques for a wide array of purposes to sell its ideas, insights, services, and products. In a purely SaaS or Cloud economy, we would…