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TechBytes with Anudit Vikram, SVP of Audience Solutions, Dun and Bradstreet

Anudit Vikram SVP of Audience Solutions, Dun and Bradstreet GDPR is now perceived as a very positive development for data management, even as it continues to force marketing and advertising teams to count their ducks before attempting to coax customers and online visitors into sharing their private data. That's encouraging and marketing teams would eventually get a hang of staying within the GDPR boundaries. Anudit Vikram,  SVP of Audience Solutions at Dun and Bradstreet, spoke to us about the direct implications of GDPR…

Episerver Named a Visionary in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Personalization Engines

Company Positioned Furthest on the Completeness of Vision Axis Overall by the Leading Research and Advisory Firm Episerver, the company transforming digital experiences, announced its recognition as a Visionary in Gartner's 2018 "Magic Quadrant for Personalization Engines."  Gartner analyzed Episerver among 17 other vendors. The company was placed the furthest on the completeness of vision axis overall. The report, which is the first of its kind from Gartner, states that "marketing leaders can use this research to…

PR Tech Leader Cision Acquires Visual Content Technology from ShareIQ

Cision Communications Cloud Becomes First Earned Media Platform to Measure, Analyze and Optimize Performance of Visual Content Across All Channels After completing the acquisition of PRIME Research in January this year, leading media intelligence and PR tech company, Cision has announced it has acquired the technical assets of Berlin-based ShareIQ. The ShareIQ platform is based on patent-pending technology that discovers, analyzes and indexes original pieces of visual content, as well as shared and republished copies of…

Bidalgo Brings Artificial Intelligence to Digital Ad Creative With the Launch of Creative AI

Machine Learning, Video and Image Recognition Helps Advertisers Produce the Highest Performing Ad Creative Bidalgo, a leading provider of ad creative automation software and services for app marketers, announced the launch of Creative AI, the first Artificial Intelligence-based technology to help advertisers design high-performance ad creative. An integrated part of Bidalgo’s self-serve ad automation platform, Creative AI uses image- and video-recognition technology to analyze every component of an advertiser’s creative,…

Interview with Tom Pallack, CEO, SITO Mobile

"Location is a critical part of the customer journey and mobile platforms are the catalyst for bringing those insights to life."Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be a part of SITO Mobile? As CEO of SITO, I am working day-in and day-out to solidify the company’s position as the premier partner for location-based data. I work with the amazing team here to develop our emerging technology, craft breakthrough initiatives and drive continual growth. My road to SITO involved more than thirty…

Interview with Michele Pilgrim, VP, Integrated Marketing, Delphix

"There is a huge amount of convergence between sales, marketing and advertising with how buyers engage with a brand."Tell us a little bit about your role at Delphix? As Vice President of Integrated Marketing at Delphix, my focus is revenue-based marketing, which encompasses demand generation, integrated marketing and sales in a way that is interlocked with all other aspects of the Delphix business. Ultimately, it’s my goal to build a brand that customers want to interact with and to make those engagements feel seamless.…

Marketing Architects Meets Massive TV Demand with New Hires

Ad Agency Increases Staff by 12% to Support Its Rapid Growth of Tv Advertisers More digital marketers are seeing firsthand what TV advertising can do. With the right strategy, a single TV spot can cause a dramatic lift in every relevant online marketing metric. Minneapolis-based Marketing Architects, the broadcast advertising agency, has refined their attribution models to quantify TV’s online impact, allowing advertisers to confidently grow budgets. Marketing Architects announced four new hires to keep up with demand for…

Google Selects IRI to Join New Measurement Partners Program

IRI to Provide Marketing Mix Analysis Solutions That Boost Return-on-Marketing Investment by as Much as 12 Percent Google has selected IRI as a partner for marketing mix analyses as part of the new Google Measurement Partners program. Google designed the program to provide top quality and choice to its advertisers across seven specialization areas. IRI’s selection is the latest advance in its ongoing relationship with Google to provide high-quality data and analytics services to Google advertisers. “Google chose IRI to…

Epiphany Selects Amobee for Ad Tech Collaboration

Partnership Leads the Way for Transparency in Display Advertising Epiphany, Jaywing’s search agency, has appointed Amobee, a global digital marketing technology company, as an ad tech partner, following a review of solutions in the programmatic and paid social marketplace. The collaboration will enhance Epiphany’s media offering to clients through a transparent audience buying model across programmatic display and social. Epiphany appoints Amobee EMEA as an ad tech partner, empowering Epiphany’s media planning and…

Ada and Zendesk Unite to Improve Chatbot Experience for Customer Service

Ada and Zendesk Will Bring New Functionality to Chatbot and Live Chat Services to Improve Customer and Agent Experiences Ada, the leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) customer service chatbots, along with Zendesk, a customer service and engagement platform, announced a deep integration that will greatly improve customer and agent experiences by enabling a symbiotic relationship between AI and human agents. Ada brings value as a chatbot provider with: Simple user experience - Ada's intuitive authoring…

Interview with Mark Bunting, CMO, Rackspace

" Both CMO and CTO are considered key stakeholders and the relationship between the two departments is no longer siloed, but very much collaborative."Tell us about your role at Rackspace and how you got here. What made you join a cloud computing company? While I previously served in an interim CMO role with Rackspace, I threw my name in the hat to be considered for the fulltime position after falling in love with Rackspace’s incredible talent and company culture, broad portfolio of technology solutions and 20 year legacy…

New Survey Identifies Major Gaps in Fast Data Use Despite Large Corporate Investments

Findings Highlight Overwhelming Recognition by Enterprises That How Quickly They Can React to Data Is Critical to Their Success Streamlio, the intelligent platform for fast data, announced results of a new “Speed of Data” survey conducted with Dimensional Research. The survey of hundreds of corporate decision makers worldwide found near universal agreement about the criticality of faster data processing, along with a huge gap between where companies need to be and where they are today. Specifically, while 99 percent of…

TechBytes with Didrik Fjeldstad, VP Brand Marketing, SAS

Didrik Fjeldstad VP Brand Marketing, SAS Didrik Fjeldstad, VP Brand Marketing, SAS, tells us about the key drivers of their business and how they allocate marketing spend, especially when they have a partner like Neustar involved.Tell us about your role in SAS and the team/technology you handle. I head up SAS' global Brand and Marketing team responsible for brand strategy, media, digital, creative development, content strategy, customer analytics & CRM, and personalization. All mar-and ad-tech technology is…

Interview with Bryan Gernert, CEO, Resonate

"Marketers need to engage in an intimate conversation with customers to build those longer-term relationships which will drive results both today and in the future."Tell us about your role at Resonate and how you got here. What prompted you to launch Resonate?  Resonate was started with one simple but powerful idea: understanding people. From Day 1, we’ve been on a quest to understand people at a deeper level than any other company in the marketplace. A lot of companies today talk about being “customer-centric.” But at…

Figure Eight Enters Into New Collaboration with Google Cloud

Figure Eight's Human-In-The-Loop AI Platform Integrates with Google Cloud AutoML to Help Accelerate the Accessibility and Adoption of Artificial Intelligence in the Real World Figure Eight, the Human-in-the-Loop artificial intelligence (AI) platform for data science and machine learning (ML) teams, announced a new collaboration with Google Cloud making Figure Eight a data annotation launch partner for Google Cloud AutoML. AutoML is a suite of Machine Learning products that enables developers with limited machine learning…

Helpshift Moves Into New San Francisco Office Space to Accommodate Accelerated Growth — and More Community Events

New Space Will Foster a Highly Collaborative Environment, Make Room For New Hires and Provide a Rooftop Venue for Social Events Helpshift, the company revolutionizing the customer service industry through its AI-powered conversational messaging platform, announced that it has moved into a new office space in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district. The new office will provide the company with space for its continued expansion, a more collaborative environment, and a rooftop venue with a peekaboo view of the San…

Rakuten Marketing Powers Programmatic Prospecting Ad Solution with New Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Technology

Predictive AI Helps Brands Discover New, Previously Untapped Customers Who Are Ready to Buy Rakuten Marketing has released a new edition of its high-performing programmatic Prospecting product, taking online advertising to an all new level of performance by connecting brands with relevant, in-market audiences they wouldn't have otherwise found. This new, market-leading edition of Rakuten Marketing Prospecting is powered by proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technology, and unique Rakuten…

ironSource Launches In-Ad Data Platform

New Dashboard in Beta with Top Partners; Gives Advertisers Previously Inaccessible Insight into In-Ad Performance and Creative-Level Reporting Leading mobile monetization and marketing company ironSource has released its In-Ad Data Platform, giving advertisers access to previously unavailable analytical data on how their ads are performing beyond the impression and the click. Currently, in a closed beta with selected premium partners, the platform also allows advertisers to access performance data at the level of a specific…

Interview with Mark Robinson, Founder and CEO, deltaDNA

"Increased player engagement with certain ad formats does point to innovation and progression in ad tech, but it also reflects a change in audience behaviors and attitudes."Tell us about your role at deltaDNA and how you got here. What galvanized you to start a Player Relationship Management platform for the Games Industry? Before starting deltaDNA in 2010, I was heading-up a data mining consultancy where I used to help brands like Heineken and Office Depot to harness their customer data and use it to create more…

Retail AI Leader Rubikloud Expands Senior Management Team and New Global Offices

Rubikloud Achieves 50% Women Executive Ratio; Adds Top Enterprise Veterans to Its C-Suite to Manage Rapid Growth Across Three Continents Rubikloud Technologies, a global leader in retail artificial intelligence (AI), announced both the expansion of its senior management team and growth of its global sales and client teams to the UK & Ireland, Texas, and Hong Kong. With over 100 employees, this growth marks Rubikloud as one of the largest enterprise AI companies in the world. Enterprise AI is the biggest market…