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Smile: You’re on Candid Camera! Facial Recognition Comes of Age

AR, VR, autonomous cars are three technologies that once seemed like futuristic science fiction, yet they are mainstream today. Facial recognition is another amazing technology that has arrived on the scene and is dramatically changing how we conduct our personal and professional lives. Singapore's Changi airport is testing a facial recognition system to expedite travelers. The facility is expanding existing uses of the smart ID system and looking into ways to replace passport checks. Naturally, there are doubters.…

5 Reasons Why Social Media Influencers are the Future of Digital Marketing

Whether you’re scrolling past pop-up advertisements on a smartphone app, clicking through promoted products on your Amazon account, or laughing at cheesy late night infomercials; branded content touches almost every area of your everyday life. In a world where connectivity is a prerequisite for both personal and professional success, marketing is impossible to escape, and modern consumers are bombarded with ads daily. In the face of constant media barrage, people are simply tuning out the noise and focusing on their…

Key Martech-Focused Takeaways from Mary Meeker Internet Trends 2018

When Consumers Spend More, It Translates to Spending More for Attention to Values, and Digital Engagement and Retail Experience, Finds Mary Meeker Internet Trends 2018 Report Climbing Mount Everest is a tricky journey. Does it look like this? Do you know what this graph actually represents? Well, if you can match the steep slope, it has to do something with the rise of Amazon and ecommerce players. The internet is an exciting place to be, and with martech growing at an explosive rate, how could we miss…

Convince Mozilla About Risks of AI and Drive Home with $225,000

The Skepticism to Benefits of AI in Public Lives Is Bigger Than Their True Value to Businesses Are we slaves to technology, or just their outcomes? Hard to arrive at a conclusion given the dimensions to which technology has crept into our lives.  AI and Machine Learning are the staple topics to discuss for most marketing and sales teams. We know the extent to which AI has proliferated into our businesses, and maybe in our domestic lives too. We work with, we chat, we sleep to, and at times, dream about innovating…

Brightcove Pushes the Envelope with Video Experiences that Increase Customer ROI

Ongoing Innovation Creates Single Platform for All Enterprise Video Experiences Brightcove, the leading provider of cloud services for video, has been at the forefront of the digital video revolution since its inception, helping enterprises leverage the power of video for marketing and internal communications. At PLAY 2018, Brightcove is excited to share continued momentum and innovations in personalized video experiences, internal and external live streaming, and enterprise user management to help customers deliver…

MediaAlpha Brings Header Bidding Benefits to Publishers Selling Performance Marketing

Open Bidding Empowers These Publishers to Create a Unified, Real-Time Auction Between All Current (And Future) Demand Partners MediaAlpha, a pioneer in programmatic platforms for native and metasearch media, launched Open Bidding, a new offering that brings the transformational yield and operational benefits of header bidding to publishers of vertically-targeted, comparison search media. The first solution of its kind, Open Bidding empowers these publishers of valuable, cost-per-click based performance inventory to create…

Now Open For Entries: The 2018 Bynder x OnBrand Video Awards

OnBrand'18 Will be Held on October 11 at SugarCity Events in Amsterdam Bynder, the global leader in digital file management, is launching the second edition of the popular OnBrand Video Awards—a competition recognizing companies making incredible branded video content. Brands are invited to demonstrate their best storytelling and videography skills for the chance to win tickets to OnBrand’18—Europe’s leading branding conference—in Amsterdam, and a €2000 gift card for travel and accommodation. The 2017 winner Feed Me…

Top 10 Takeaways From The Mary Meeker 2018 Internet Trends Report

Some of the Biggest Themes in The Internet Trends Report This Year Include Privacy, Ecommerce, China, And Work China will soon overtake the US (in terms of technology and its consumption), Ecommerce is at an all-time high, cryptocurrency has exploded, having quadrupled since Jan 2017, and yes, artificial intelligence is proving to be more important to human history than fire. That’s the much-awaited Mary Meeker 2018 Internet Trends Report in a nutshell. Of course, the 294-slide report, presented by the Kleiner…

HubSpot Customers Can Now Access Rybbon’s Loyalty Marketing Capabilities

Rybbon’s Integration with Hubspot Makes It Easy to Send Gifts and Track Rewards via Email Rybbon announced that it has joined HubSpot as a Connect Certified Partner and participation in the Apps for Agency Services Program. HubSpot, a leading CRM, marketing, sales, and customer service platform, works closely with Connect Partners to provide more value to HubSpot users. Connect Partners are independent software vendors who have built an integration with HubSpot and passed certification. Using gifts and rewards with…

TechBytes with Brad Fay, Chief Commercial Officer, Engagement Labs

Brad Fay Chief Commercial Officer, Engagement Labs According to Engagement Labs, most retailers see Amazon as the benchmark to outperform, and some of them are actually managing to do it. To better understand the state of flux in e-commerce and how Amazon continues to do better than the rest of the pack in retail and e-commerce, we spoke to Brad Fay, Chief Commercial Officer, Engagement Labs.What are the core tenets of the technology driving TotalSocial reporting? The underlying premise of TotalSocial is the proven…

LivePerson Launches LiveEngage; Connects Large Brands and Consumers via Alexa and Google Assistant

LiveEngage for Voice Assistants Is the First to Work Seamlessly Across In-Home Assistants and Messaging on Smartphones LivePerson Inc., a leading provider of conversational commerce solutions, announced the launch of LiveEngage for Voice Assistants, the most advanced way for brands to connect conversationally, at scale, with consumers using Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. As well as performing simple tasks like paying a phone bill or checking an account balance, it is the first conversational platform for the enterprise…

The Rise of Search, Mobile, and Dynamic Ads: Where the Money Flows in Digital Advertising

Marin Reveals the Secret to Better Understanding of Global Customers, and the Ways in Which the Digital Advertising Landscape Is Evolving In a recent report, Marin Software revealed that search spend increased by 11% globally, with Eurozone growth outstripping more mature markets like the UK and the US. The report clearly outlines the surge of mobile advertising as we see its inevitable increase in percentage for spend and clicks. However, CPCs are still lower on mobile than desktop, with the discount averaging 33%…

Informatica Announces 2018 Innovation Award Winners

Amazon Web Services, Ford, Lippo Digital Group, PayPal and Shire Pharmaceuticals Take Top Honors at Informatica World Informatica, the enterprise cloud data management leader, announced the winners of the 2018 Informatica Innovation Awards, which recognize customers who are leading an intelligent disruption for their organizations through the transformative use of data. The 2018 winners and honorees are unleashing the power of data to achieve exceptional results across four key journeys representing the award…

Varick Appoints Paul Dolan as Chief Executive Officer

Paul Dolan Joins Varick to Drive Company Vision Ahead of 10-Year Anniversary Varick, an audience-centric digital marketing company, announced that it has welcomed Paul Dolan as its first ever Chief Executive Officer. Paul brings over twenty years of industry leadership experience to Varick, with a track record of building and leading technology-enabled, data-driven media businesses. As Chief Executive Officer, Paul will oversee the corporate strategy, technology roadmap and employee development at Varick, while also…

TechBytes with Veronica Buitron, Co-founder and CTO, TangoCode

Veronica Buitron Co-founder and CTO, TangoCode Digital Transformation is key to survive in this age of data-driven sales and marketing. Most companies need to relook their digital processes and adapt to the disruptive phenomenon. We spoke to Veronica Buitron, Co-founder and CTO of TangoCode, to understand how to bridge the gap between UX  and CX and the current state of digital transformation in B2B marketing firms. TangoCode builds custom software for companies in the digital marketing space.Tell us about your role at…

Gartner L2 Report Offers Brands a Roadmap to Enhance Their Mobile Marketing

Digital Benchmarking Firm Gartner l2 Releases Its Inaugural Intelligence Report: Mobile Marketing 2018 The Gartner L2 Mobile Marketing report evaluates the mobile content and marketing strategies of 400 consumer brands across 13 sectors. The report identifies several best practices and case studies for brands to optimize their mobile marketing initiatives across channels including display advertising, paid search, and email. "Mobile has expanded from a top-of-funnel awareness device to a legitimate…

Visualizing Machine Learning: How Do We Humanize The Intelligence?

These are exciting times for data science professionals. With the rapid advances being made in analytics, specifically around machine learning, deep learning and AI, researchers and practitioners around the world have started adapting these technologies for deep, human-impacting applications. The Age of Advanced Analytics Social talk is replete with conversations that have shifted gears from self-driving cars to flying vehicles, smart machines to robots that are already collaborating quietly in our homes, and chatbots to…

Unified Commerce is Here: The Customer Experience of the Future

According to a Latest Report, 73% of Customers Want Order Tracking Across all Touchpoints but only 7% of Retailers Currently Offer “Start Anywhere, Finish Anywhere” Order Capabilities Customer-centric retailing and selling are the new business models. The new model goes beyond the traditional horizon of omnichannel, breaking down the lofty walls between internal intent silos and the potent customer experience platforms. " Unified commerce and a customer experience (CX) that transcends channels are the foundation of the…

Piehole.TV Says That Mobility Will Rule Video in 2018

Piehole.tv Research Shows That Video Production and Viewing Becomes More Challenging as Goldfish Attention Span Proves Longer Than a Human's Video is set to take over the digital landscape in 2018 with an estimated 74% of internet traffic taken by video according to Priscilla Kennedy, founder and CEO of Piehole.tv, a video production company. In a recent workshop, Piehole.tv reported that its research within the industry has proven that mobile video will dominate, but that companies are still not considering it…

CMO Council Reveals How Big eCommerce Communities Are Advancing Digital Marketing Uptake By Brands

The PeerSphere Cover Story Delves Into New Research Findings Around How Online Marketplaces Bring Greater Customer Insight, Experiences and Value to Brands With global eCommerce communities now accounting for more than half of the $500 billion spent by consumers online in North America alone, marketers are being pressed to rethink how they can create richer, more customized experiences for their consumers, according to the cover story in the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council's latest edition of its quarterly …