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TechBytes with Jon Buss, Managing Director, Yext

Jon Buss Managing Director at Yext Yext's research highlights Electronics (39%), Groceries (35%), Books (23%) and Fashion (22%) as the most promising retail sectors for voice search in the UK. We spoke to Jon Buss, Managing Director at Yext, to understand his predictions on the voice-led e-commerce experience for 2019.Tell us about your role at Yext and the team/technology you handle. We are witnessing an unprecedented change in consumer behavior with the rise of mobile and, now, voice-based technologies. Consumers…

Yext Fall ’18 Product Release Now Available for General Access

Features Now Live in the Fall '18 Release Include Yext's Integration with Snapchat, Intelligent Review Response, and Yext Analytics Integration with Tableau Yext, Inc. the leader in Digital Knowledge Management (DKM), announced that its Fall '18 Product Release is now live for Yext customers and partners. The Fall '18 Release includes Yext's integration with Snapchat, intelligent review response, and a new Yext integration with Tableau. "AI-powered services like search and voice assistants have altered the customer…

Fireside Chat with Matthew Biboud-Lubeck

Matthew Biboud-Lubeck talks about his idea of  "Customer Engagement Strategy" and how much of it could change in the next 5 years Know My Team Tell us about your role at Amperity. My mission at Amperity is to help our existing and future customers maximize the value they derive from partnering with us. This takes shape in a few ways — directly on customer engagements, product design and roadmap, partnerships and training. The joy of spending my day within a relatively young software company is I get to work with an…

TechBytes with Caroline Hugonenc, Global VP Research and Insights, Teads.tv

Caroline Hugonenc Global VP Research & Insights at Teads.tv Brands need to brief their creative and media agency together so that they factor in the device and the platform in their creative equation. We spoke to Caroline Hugonenc, Global VP Research & Insights, Teads.tv, to understand the winning recipe for any advertiser, when it comes to building a brand-customer connection.Tell us about your role at Teads and the team you handle. I joined Teads in 2013 and am currently Global VP Research & Insights. My…

AnyClip Launches LuminousX to Build Interactive Contextual Content

Luminousx Is First-Of-Its-Kind Solution Enables Publishers to Respond to Duopoly by Transforming Any Web Page into an Endless, Interactive Contextual Content Feed AnyClip has announced the launch of LuminousX™. LuminousX  is the first end-to-end contextual video content, engagement, and monetization solution. LuminousX enables publishers to face the large technology platforms by enriching any website with an interactive feed of endless ultra-premium and automatically-matched editorial content. AnyClip has established…

TechBytes with Darren Guarnaccia, Chief Product Officer, Crownpeak

Darren Guarnaccia Chief Product Officer at Crownpeak The main point of GDPR is customers should have ownership and sovereignty over their personal data. We spoke to Darren Guarnaccia, Chief Product Officer at Crownpeak, to understand how they plan to accurately deploy their technology in the era of GDPR.Tell us about your role at Crownpeak and the team/technology you handle. As Chief Product Officer, I’m responsible for Crownpeak’s product direction and overall strategy in the business. As a part of that, I work…

Why Your Business Needs to Pay Attention to Its Social Media Analytics, from Day One

Social media analytics are more important than most businesses realize. Whether you’re a recently launched startup, or an established company with over 1,000 employees, overlooking this important analytics can mean missing out on crucial insights into the success of your campaigns, and what your target audience is really interested in seeing. Data that comes from analyzing your content’s performance and reach is integral to knowing how to maintain customer engagement, and how to strategize to expand it further. Here are…

Metrixlab Launches Avaya to Help Brands Unlock the Power of Emotions

Captures Emotional Resonance Across Eight Domains MetrixLab has launched a new tool to enable clients to understand consumers’ emotional reactions to brands and brand communications. Avaya has been designed as an add-on module to complement the company’s existing research solutions portfolio, which spans brand engagement and product innovation. To research emotions effectively it is crucial to use a projective visual technique, rather than ask consumers to rationalize how they feel. The approach must be intuitive to…

Capital One Growth Ventures Invests in Programmatic Direct Mail with PebblePost, Joins Series C Investor Round Led by Advance Venture…

New Investment Closes out Pebblepost’s $31 Million Series C Round PebblePost, the creator of Programmatic Direct Mail, announced Capital One Growth Ventures, Kickstart Seed Fund and other investors added funds to close out the company’s Series C round, which now totals $31 million. As previously announced, Advance Venture Partners (AVP) led PebblePost’s Series C round, which included prior investors RRE, Greycroft, Tribeca Venture Partners, strategic investors, and angels and pioneers in digital media. “PebblePost…

Monetate’s Five Day Global Holiday E-Commerce Analysis Reveals A Drop in Shopping Cart Conversion Rate

Increased Website Traffic Is Not Converting to Increased Purchases, as Cart Abandonment Rates Rise During Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday Monetate, the worldwide leader in personalization, released its 2018 analysis of ecommerce activity from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday. The annual analysis—derived from 2.3 billion US, Canadian and UK consumer touch points across desktop, mobile and tablet in the past five days—shows a 5.4 percent increase in cart abandonment rates across Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber…

How Brands Can Leverage Influencers With Instagram Polls

Since Launching in Early October, Instagram Polls Have Been Intensely Popular for Users — Particularly Among Brands and Influencers It may have taken the public a while to realize that Instagram polls weren’t anonymous, but it didn’t take long for the new feature to garner much excitement from users. Since launching in early October, Instagram Polls been intensely popular for users — particularly among brands and influencers. How Influencers Engage Their Followers with Polls Bloglovin’ polled their 87K+ follower base of…

Limitless and Daily Mail Group Crowd Service Programme Celebrates Best Innovation Win at the Engage Awards 2018

Crowd Sourcing Partnership Wins Accolades for Innovative Gig-Based Service Model Which Has Boosted Customer Experience While Reducing Costs by 35% Limitless, the UK-based inventor of a SaaS platform offering AI and crowd sourced customer service solutions, has won ‘Best Innovation in Customer Engagement’ at the 2018 Engage Awards for its successful partnership with Daily Mail Group. The award comes hot on the heels of Limitless being named as a Rising Star at the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 programme. Limitless’…

Interview with Victor Zabrockis, Chairman, JET8 Foundation

"We democratize influence by shifting the power from big market players and enabling everyday users to earn and benefit from their content." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What galvanized you to start JET8? I've always been excited by the blending of design, creativity and technology. In the 90s, I created innovative websites for the fashion industry in Brazil, but having grown up in a country with such disparity between the rich and poor — I wanted to apply my passions to something more worthwhile.…

A Bold New Visual World: Why The Future of Advertising is Images

The popular idiom “A picture is worth a thousand words” is no offhanded or inflated saying. Variations of this timeless and still-relevant concept date back to advertising copy from the early 1900s, and in some cases its origins are attributed to an unknown Japanese philosopher or a Chinese proverb. No source is certain, but image-based advertising has been around for a very long time, not just for its capacity to effectively distill complex messaging into visual essence, but because visual over text-based targeting is now a…

20 Hot Brands on the Social Media Monitoring RADAR – Part I

MarTech Series Features 20 Brands That Are Helping Businesses Maintain Their Social Media Footprint Brands are getting keener to know what is being spoken about their products and services on the World Wide Web. We are talking about a global platform (the internet in entirety) and fragmented enterprise data scattered across multiple channels! Further, brands would ideally like this data to be collated to harbor rich insights and assess their brand’s value on a macro level. Impossible, right? Not anymore. Thanks to…

Albert Names Mark Kirschner, Former CMO of eBay Enterprise, The Trade Desk and Rakuten, Its New Chief Marketing Officer

E-commerce, MarTech and AdTech Veteran Joins the Artificial Intelligence Company to Scale Growth; Drive Enterprise and Agency Adoption Albert Technologies, the world’s first and only fully autonomous AI-as-a-service platform for marketers, announced Mark Kirschner its new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Kirschner joins Albert after serving as CMO of eBay Enterprise and The Trade Desk, and Vice CMO of Global Marketing at Rakuten, an $18 Billion global ecommerce marketplace based in Tokyo. As CMO, Kirschner will focus on…

ON24 Announces Webinar World 2019: Engage for Action

NPR's Scott Simon Headlining Event Focused on Turning Digital Engagement into Results With 49 percent of consumers saying they will disregard a brand that sends them too many ads or irrelevant content, every brand needs to stop interrupting, and start genuine conversations that uncover insights about the person on the other end. That's why ON24, the technology leader helping companies drive human engagement and deliver actionable insights through digital experiences, announced that its annual flagship conference, Webinar…

Infiniti Research Reveals the Top Three Digital Content Strategies That Will Help Boost Conversions – Request a Free Proposal Today!

Infiniti Research, a world-renowned market intelligence solutions provider, has announced the completion of their latest article on the top digital content strategies that will help boost conversions. Companies need to invest in #digitalstrategies and gauge the wider market to capitalize on the potential market opportunities: https://goo.gl/N78shA Digital marketing is an ever-changing field and needs an innovative, up-to-date, and strong digital content strategy to ensure conversions. Latest technological innovations…

How to Be Effective at Holiday Marketing Across Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest

As we close November and are about to move into December — the peak of the holiday season — it’s now crunch time for brand marketers to attempt to capture the interest of new and returning shoppers. Where better to look than on the core social platforms: Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest? While many e-commerce brands may already be spending a chunk of their budgets on these platforms, the key to success lies in understanding how to differentiate content and adapt it to each platform. What works in an ad for one platform…

Machine Learning on the Mobile App Install Market — The Real Value of “Smart”

The birth of the field of AI in the 1950s predetermined a new milestone in scientific thought: Since then, it became possible to use computer programs for solving mathematical, economic and other problems, which were relying before on human intelligence. The further development of programs and their growing complexity required more work on code, rules and decision-trees. At that point, realizing the need for more advanced data processing approach, researchers came to what is known today as “Machine Learning” — the ability of…