Fireside Chat with Randy Apuzzo

Randy Apuzzo talks about his journey in setting up The Zesty.io. Zesty.io: My Journey and Our Team Zesty.io is fast-forwarding the next generation of cloud-based web content management systems (WCMS) for marketers and developers of mid-market and enterprise organizations. With its 100 percent-native SaaS content management system (CMS), global brands like Sony Electronics, Rocket League, Astroglide and Hofbräuhaus are speeding, scaling and securing global distribution and website management of digital content. Founded…

TechBytes with Sophia Broomfield, Senior Director, Product Management, Optymyze

Sophia Broomfield Senior Director Product Management, Optymyze Sales Performance Management (SPM) is in the middle of a significant evolution. With AI proliferating deeper into sales technologies, we find customers using quota management solutions benefiting the most from this evolution. Sophia Broomfield, Senior Director, Product Management at Optymyze, spoke to us about the state of Sales Performance Management technology in 2018 and her preparation for a data-rich ecosystem for better sales intelligence.Tell us about…

Merkle and Cardinal Path to Partner on Delivery of Google Analytics 360

Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, announced a formal agreement with Cardinal Path, an award-winning marketing analytics consulting firm and fellow member of the Dentsu Aegis Network, to deliver advanced Google Analytics 360. Dentsu Aegis Network’s ability to provide growth solutions and expert services that present new business opportunities across the entire customer journey is further realized when its individual agencies come together to bring their clients seamlessly…

CRM and Customized Automation Take To The High Skies with AI-Driven Sales Assistant

Zoho's Chief Evangelist, Raju Vegesna Spoke About How Zoho CRM and Their AI-Based Sales Assistant, Zia Are The Perfect Tools for Running an Entire Business You wouldn't disagree if the "C" in CRM would actually expand to 'Competition' and not 'Customer' alone. With so much happening in the industry, marketing teams are super-busy with multi-channel communication and pipeline management. Working with a CRM requires significant expertise in dealing with data and mining it, for proper orchestration, at multiple levels of the…

Facebook Upgrades Metrics for the Video

Facebook Has Announced Certain Changes to Video Metrics with the Aim of Maximizing Video Advertising Expenses so as to Balance It with User Consumption Behavior Facebook announced that its new video metrics features are going to make an entrance soon. The goal is to help businesses understand how people can respond better to Facebook videos and not limit it to only viewership numbers. The metrics which will be introduced soon to public look forward to incorporating additional information like unique video views, the…

Intercom Unveils New Code-Free Custom Chatbot Design for End-To-End Sales Acceleration

Intercom's Custom Bots Brings Messengers, Workflow Apps, and Bot Technology Together for the First Time for New Levels of Automation and Overall Business Impact Leading customer messaging app platform, Intercom, has launched a new chatbot tech designed to accelerate sales. The new chatbot design could help growing businesses to easily create their own custom bots. All this, without code! The new code-free chatbot would convert more website visitors into customers, beyond the limits of human-scale. This directly and…

Xverify Announces New Integration With Formstack

Real-Time Email Verification Tool Teams up with Popular Online Form Builder to Make On-The-Form Validation Even Easier Intelligent email verification tool Xverify announced that it now integrates with Formstack, a versatile online form solution that streamlines processes for capturing and managing information. The integration is aimed at helping businesses and organizations improve email deliverability. Undesirable emails, such as simple typos, intentional fake accounts and spambots, can easily get funneled into a…

Interview with Jason VandeBoom, Founder and CEO, ActiveCampaign

"As marketers prepare for this ever evolving landscape where the customer’s experience comes first, it’s critical they understand the entire customer lifecycle and think about how to best communicate with a customer." Tell us about your role at ActiveCampaign and how you got here. What prompted you to launch a marketing automation company? I’m the founder and CEO of ActiveCampaign. I started consulting when I was a teenager, building websites and backend processes, so I’ve always been interested in creating solutions to…

Information Security – a Major Concern for Mid-Market Leaders: Deloitte Survey

Deloitte, in Its Sixth Annual Report, Explores Technology Trends That Drive Mid-Market and Private Companies in the Us Economy In a recent survey of mid-market companies, conducted by OnResearch, Deloitte examined trends that would determine how technology influences business decisions in this market. Titled ‘Technology in the mid-market: Embracing technology’, the survey tackles the talent dimensions of IT investments. This is the sixth annual report by Deloitte Private, for which the company surveyed 500 executives…

Nielsen Launches Local Media Impact, A New Cross-Platform Media Planning Solution

Nielsen Media Impact Enables Advanced Audience Buying & Optimization in the 25 LPM DMAs Nielsen announced the launch of Local Nielsen Media Impact, a solution that makes local media planning and cross-channel optimization streamlined and efficient across local TV and Radio. Nielsen Media Impact is a powerful planning system that allows users to understand cross-media reach, frequency, and duplication on a local scale using advanced audience segments from Nielsen Scarborough. In addition, this new offering enables…

New York Website Design Company, Lounge Lizard, Talks About Designing an Engaging User Experience

Lounge Lizard is globally recognized as a New York website design company within the web design and development industry. Lounge Lizard's brandtenders are creative, tech-savvy, and passionate in developing innovative strategies that drive conversion for both startup and established clients of all industries, making them the "best of breed since 1998." How do you craft the type of website that captures the user's attention and keeps them engaged? Crafting an engaging user experience isn't accidental; it takes planning and…

Interview with Arron Shepherd, Co-Founder and Chief Storyteller, The Goat Agency

"The most effective influencers have built their following slowly through creating amazing content that resonates with their engaged following."Tell us about your role at The Goat Agency and how you got there. What inspired you to start the company? I am one of the co-founders of Goat and the Chief Storyteller here. My two co-founders and I founded Goat after working together to promote an app, we had spent thousands and thousands of pounds on every marketing channel imaginable. From sponsorships to celeb endorsements,…

Domo Named to the 2018 SaaS Awards Shortlist

Domo, Inc., the leading cloud-based platform company, announced that it has been named a finalist in the 2018 SaaS Awards program in the Best SaaS Product for Business Intelligence or Analytics category. This latest recognition builds on the growing 2018 list of accolades Domo has received for its break-through product offering, including the Dresner Advisory Services’ Wisdom of Crowds Industry Excellence Award, a number one ranking in both Dresner’s 2018 Collective Insights Market Study and its Cloud Computing and Business…

SAS Survey: A Quarter of UK and Ireland Consumers Have Already Exercised GDPR Rights

Social Media Companies and Retailers Will Receive the Most Requests from Customers to Access, Delete Personal Data Only two months after the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a SAS survey showed that a significant number of UK and Irish consumers are activating their new personal data rights, and faster than expected. The survey of almost 2,000 consumers in both countries found that more than a quarter (27 percent) of survey participants have already exercised their GDPR rights over…

Interview with Dhruv Ghulati, Founder and CEO, Factmata

"We need to clean up the ecosystem so that consumers want to engage with online content and can easily find trustworthy content."Tell us about your role at Factmata and how you got here. What inspired you to start the company? I’m the Co-Founder of Factmata, an artificial intelligence startup solving the problem of factual misinformation on the internet. I like open information, transparency, the future of the web, artificial intelligence and building highly technical data products. I started my career as an investment…

Less Work, More Sales with Funnel CRM, Launched This Month

Funnel CRM Officially Launched This Month - Funnel Is an Intelligent CRM for Smart Teams. With Features That Will Make Your Sales Workflow Better Long-Awaited Funnel CRM launches in the US The cloud-based customer relationship management software is designed to help small-medium businesses, startups, agencies, and freelancers close more deals without using complicated solutions. The COO of the project, Irsa Chaudhry said on this occasion, “Two years ago, we channeled our efforts into a field that is close to our hearts. We…

Eight Psychological Pricing Techniques to Test on Your E-Commerce Store

Psychological Pricing Is a Strategy Which Is Based on the Idea That Prices of Certain Products Create a Greater Psychological Impact in the Mind of a Consumer. Pricing Strategies Are Important Components of Growing Your E-Commerce Business and Increasing ROI Warren Buffett had quipped, “The single most important decision in evaluating a business is pricing power. If you’ve got the power to raise prices without losing business to a competitor, you’ve got a very good business. ” Pricing strategies are important for any…

Fireside Chat with Sandie Overtveld

Sandie Overtveld talks about how sales professionals should train themselves to master sales automation, reporting and intelligence tools Know Me Please tell us about your role at Zendesk and about your career journey. I lead Zendesk's Asia Pacific & Japan Go-To-Market teams, helping our clients transform their customer service into meaningful customer engagement with beautifully simple solutions. Prior to Zendesk, I was at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services, where I led the Microsoft Dynamics Service Line for…

Apester Launches a Story Suite for Online Publishers and Businesses

Apester, the interactive storytelling platform, has launched a suite of story features that grants online publishers and businesses innovative engagement experiences inspired by social networks. With the new Story suite, online brands are now able to produce Instagram-like stories in minutes and seamlessly blend them into their sites without any need for a designer. Brands can distribute their stories across their online properties with the Story Strip, a carousel of your site's live Stories, located at the top of an…

Interview with Manny Medina, CEO and Co-Founder, Outreach

"Technology innovations aren’t about replacing human analysis and decision making — the focus should be on amplifying it."Tell us about your role at Outreach and how you got here. What’s the most fascinating aspect of leading a Sales Engagement software platform? I’m the CEO and co-founder of Outreach. My job is to make our customers successful by hiring the best talent around and uniting them to further our mission. Some days, that means diving into strategy with my product team; other days, it means digging into the…