B2B Influencer Marketing 2017: Are You Playing the Waiting Game

“A brand is no longer what we tell the consumer it is -- it is what consumers tell each other it is.” - Scott Cook, founder and CEO of Intuit. When consumers turn into your influencers, it is a boon towards generating more output from your marketing efforts. Influencer marketing is a definitive trend on the rise acknowledged by top marketers. Traditionally used by consumer brands to tell their brand stories, marketers adopting influencers for B2B promotion is a recent phenomenon. For valuable lead generation and sales…

Portworx Joins Google Cloud’s Anthos Ready Storage Initiative

Portworx enhances enterprise readiness of data services running on Google Cloud's Anthos earning "Works with Anthos" qualification Portworx, the container storage and data management company, announced qualification of its Portworx Enterprise platform under Google Cloud's new Anthos Ready Storage Initiative for Anthos running on-premises. Portworx Enterprise is now available for Anthos running on-premises via Google Cloud Marketplace. Portworx Enterprise addresses some of the most common challenges associated with…

Are Games a Safe Place for Brands?

If I were to get brand advertisers in a room and ask them about their three biggest advertising nightmares, chances are most of them would say ad fraud, brand safety and lack of transparency. Digital advertising, particularly in the modern-day AdTech industry, has struggled with these three issues for many years now. Brand safety continues to be a serious concern for 99% of ad industry professionals surveyed this year by CHEQ and Digiday. Earlier this year, YouTube and Google found themselves in the middle of a…

GumGum Kicks Off 2020 with New Board Appointment Following Record 2019 Earnings and $22 Million Funding Round

Veteran CMO Lisa Licht brings deep marketing expertise to the AI firm as it prepares to launch disruptive contextual advertising, brand safety and video solutions GumGum, Inc., an artificial intelligence company specializing in solutions for advertising and media, announced that leading global marketing executive Lisa Licht has joined its Board of Advisors. Licht’s addition comes as the company ramps up to launch several new technologies in 2020 and on the heels of two key growth milestones––record $155M global revenue in…

Verizon Media Expands Global DOOH Leadership Position With New Opportunities

New deal with VIOOH brings JCDecaux digital out-of-home inventory into Verizon Media’s DSP Today, Verizon Media has partnered with digital out of home (OOH) marketplace, VIOOH. This deal provides Verizon Media’s demand-side platform (DSP) access, via VIOOH, to premium digital out of home inventory, including the digital assets of JCDecaux - the number one OOH advertising company worldwide.The adtech partnership will help the companies to solidify their respective leadership positions in the global media technology…

This Ain’t Your Parents’ Contextual Targeting

The digital industry is facing threats to its status quo that are forcing all stakeholders to ask whether it deserved to be the status quo in the first place. New data policies are pushing companies to change the way they handle their users’ data. Those legal pressures – combined with the complexity of targeting and measuring across platforms like Mobile and OTT – are shaking the foundation of Digital Advertising. Premium publishers are standing up for user experience that encourages user loyalty over time, while brand…

Big Game Marketing – 15 Lessons From the Field

Market Report Details Missed Engagement Opportunities by Major Ad Agencies to Maximize Reach and Consumer Interaction A new report by Chicago-based IP firm Intelliname reveals that a majority of the commercial ads featured during the Big Game this past Sunday missed major opportunities to drive positive engagements to score added points. The illustrative report provides a comprehensive look into how major advertising agencies failed to incorporate creative paths and intuitive experiences that consumers could follow to get…

Quintesse Launches Advanced Contextual Intelligence Platform to Meet Market Demand For Pro-Privacy Targeting Solutions

Rooted in Proven, Patented Contextual Technology Adopted by Some of the World’s Greatest Brands, Quintesse Advances Brand Safety, Suitability and Contextual Targeting for Brands, Agencies, and Publishers With 13 patents from 20 years of contextual technology development, Quintesse has launched as an advanced contextual intelligence platform to meet the accelerating market demand for pro-privacy targeting solutions. As a new business from Vibrant Media, Quintesse provides brands and agencies complete transparency into the…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest News, Insights, Funding and Updates

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from Perficient, Inc, Automation Anywhere, AspireIQ, Freshworks Inc.,Namogoo, Reckoon, eBay Inc and Dovetale, Inc. Perficient to Demonstrate AI-Powered Customer Intelligence Strategies at MicroStrategy World Perficient, Inc., the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, announced that it will…

Ready or Not! a Quick Guide to CCPA and How Brands Can Prepare

Consumer expectations of online advertising are rising; yet, many reports reveal brands don’t deliver on these expectations. Accenture states that over 60 percent of customers have stopped doing business with at least one company because of poor customer experience. What’s more, there have been instances of highly publicized data misuses and privacy breaches, which combined have led to an environment of consumer distrust. This loss of trust has ushered in a new era of Digital Marketing, marked by consumers’ heightened…

NeigerDesign Strengthens Marketing Arm with New Hires

Chicagoland Marketing and Design Firm Expands Team to Deliver Impactful Results for Clients NeigerDesign, a full-service strategic marketing and design agency based in Evanston, IL, has proudly announced the recent expansion of its marketing team. Stephanie Weiss, Marketing Strategist, and Austin Godwin, Digital Marketing Specialist, joined the team in 2019 to further enhance the firm's efforts to be the very best strategic marketing partner to clients. "We're in a world of growing multi-channel marketing needs, and…

Anonos to deliver keynote speech on Pseudonymisation at PrivSec London 2020

New '5th Cookie' industry-group plans also set to be announced An industry discussion on pseudonymisation is set to lead the agenda on day two of PrivSec London 2020 this week. Magali Feys, Chief Strategist - Ethical Data Use at Anonos, the leading data privacy and enablement technology provider, is set to deliver a keynote speech on Wednesday 5th February 2020 titled: It Is Possible: Maximising Data Value, Privacy & Security with Pseudonymisation. The GDPR highlights newly defined pseudonymisation, as a…

8 Truly Innovative Strategies to Generate Leads from Your Business Website

A website creates those first few precious impressions on potential customers. It’s at the heart of any digital marketing activity and a key touch-point for a business to start a conversation with its audience. Many marketers struggle to get leads from this essential online marketing channel. In a dynamic business environment, it’s critical to work on implementing the latest lead generation tools and strategies on your business website. Wondering how it all works? Here are some unique and productive ways to turn your…

TechBytes with Cristina Constandache, Chief Revenue Officer at Rakuten Viber

With Instagram testing “hiding” like counts in the U.S., what alternative approaches can businesses take to engage their customers? Obviously, with Instagram testing the removal of liking a photo, businesses must find new and innovative ways to engage with their customers. Brands can no longer rely on a high number of “like counts” to draw in more engagement. Rather, the best approach is to shift their focus to two-way engagements, digitally communicating in a conversational manner. This approach can seamlessly be…

Cross-Industry Group Proposes GDPR-Grounded Model for Compliant AdTech

Anonos, the leading data privacy, and enablement technology provider, Acxiom®, the data, and technology foundation for the world's best marketers; and the Information Accountability Foundation (IAF), the preeminent global information policy think tank, announced the formation of a '5th Cookie' working group that supports exploration of using GDPR recommended technical and organizational safeguards to enforce greater accountability and ethics across the AdTech real-time bidding (RTB) ecosystem. Legitimate Interest-Based…

Data Privacy Day: Selected Quotes and Insights from the Industry Leaders- The Conclusion

Dear readers, this is the concluding part of our Data Privacy Day coverage. We spoke to 50+ data privacy leaders, CEOs, CMOs, and research analysts to gather information about data privacy trends. Our concluding chapter on Data Privacy Data includes insights from-- Adam Solomon, CMO of Lotame Chris Babel, CEO, TrustArc Todd Tran, Chief Strategy Officer lo for Teads Vaibhav Arya, CEO of Media.net Chris Mullaney, Data Protection Officer, UJET Alex Igelsböck, CEO, Adverity Kirit Basu, Head of Product…

Cross-Industry Group Proposes GDPR-Grounded Model for Compliant AdTech

GDPR Recommended Technology Safeguards Enable Democratized Digital Marketing Anonos, the leading data privacy and enablement technology provider, Acxiom, the data and technology foundation for the world’s best marketers; and the Information Accountability Foundation (IAF), the preeminent global information policy think tank, announced the formation of a ‘5th Cookie’ working group that supports exploration of using GDPR recommended technical and organisational safeguards to enforce greater accountability and ethics across…

New Gen Z Data Brings Businesses a Critical Question: What’s Your Plan Z?

EY research uncovers five distinct Gen Z segments that employers and business leaders need to know Employers and business leaders take note: a one-size-fits-all approach to defining a generation will cost talent and customers. As Gen Z, the generation of those born between 1997 and 2007, begins to enter the workforce and flex its newfound spending power, connecting with them is critical. To do so, it is important to identify and acknowledge the differences within the generation — something many employers and…

ServiceNow to Acquire Passage AI

Acquisition will advance ServiceNow’s native AI capabilities to help work flow more smoothly across the enterprise, in all major languages ServiceNow, the company making work, work better for people, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Passage AI, a Mountain View, Calif.–based conversational AI platform company. The transaction will advance ServiceNow’s deep learning AI capabilities and will accelerate its vision of supporting all major languages across the company’s Now Platform and products,…

Figaro Media Launch Mobile Story Formats with ADYOULIKE

Figaro Media is launching three 100% mobile "story" formats with native technology platform ADYOULIKE to combine the quality of the advertising experience with Brand Safety, Contextual Targeting and Transparency Figaro Media, the leading French digital media publisher, which has 37.7M Unique Views per month*, is to launch the innovation, which allows advertisers to broadcast their Social Media Stories on the group's 13 media sites, at the heart of editorial content. These three new formats are based on ADYOULIKE &…