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Mobile World Congress 2018: What’s Next for Industry Innovation?

Mobile World Congress 2018 (MWC 2018) has always been much more than just a launch pad for the latest handsets and gadgets, and 2018 didn’t disappoint. Of course, new cellphone models were released — including Samsung’s long-anticipated Galaxy S9 — but the focus of MWC was on major trends that are transforming the industry, and what innovations we can expect in the next 12 months. There were three key topics that stole the show: data security, the dawning of 5G, and mitigating the challenges of Artificial Intelligence…

Ford, Toyota, and Chevrolet Earned The Top Three Spots in the L2 Digital IQ Index; Auto 2018 Report

Digital Benchmarking Firm L2 Inc Releases Its 6th Annual Digital IQ Index: Auto 2018 Report. The L2 report benchmarks the digital performance of 43 Auto brands operating in the US, with a specific focus on key digital strategies and best practices for auto manufacturers to follow consumers into a mobile-first world. The Digital IQ Index methodology examines a brand's strengths and weaknesses across the four digital dimensions of Site, Digital Marketing, Social, and Mobile. Index brands are classified as either Genius,…

TechBytes with Alexei Chemenda, CRO For Apps and MD, USA, Adikteev

Alexei Chemenda CRO for Apps and MD, USA,  Adikteev Ask any inbound marketer and they will tell you that mobile marketing is the future. Wireless expressions on the small screen now hold more dollars in the ad industry than ever before. In 2018, mobile marketing and mobile advertising (learn the difference between the two in this TechBytes!) is no longer a trend. Rather, they are a staples for any business. To understand how mobile marketing is evolving, especially in the app development ecosystem, and the impact of…

DemandBridge Named Exclusive Technology/Integration Partner of New Sourcing Exchange

Launched by WebbMason Marketing, SupplyLogic, and Winbrook, the New Sourcing Exchange Will Facilitate and Strengthen Connections Between Distributors and Supplier Partners DemandBridge, an integrated business platform delivering seamless marketing solutions in the cloud, has been selected as the exclusive technology/integration partner of a new sourcing exchange. WebbMason Marketing, SupplyLogic, and Winbrook announced recently that they will be the initial founders/board members of this sourcing exchange that aggregates…

How Strong Culture Translates to Strong Partnerships

Behind every successful company, there’s a story of the culture that enabled its success. Company culture should permeate every aspect of an organization’s business -- from its internal employee interactions to its external partnerships and beyond. Stories of culture and its larger impact on businesses and their partnerships were at the heart of Performance Horizon’s Innovation Day event in Sydney, Australia, last month. At Innovation Day, over 200 partner marketers from across Australia and Asia came together to discuss…

Maestro Unveils Impact Scores: A New Metric for Interactive Live Streams

Engagement, Monetization, and Viewer Hours Join Viewership in the Rating System for the Cord Cutting Generation Maestro unveiled Impact Scores, a brand and agency-focused rating system designed for interactive live streams. "Live streams have evolved beyond simple TV broadcasts delivered over the internet. As a consequence, reach has become an insufficient metric on its own for measuring value. As cord-cutting continues and live streaming grows increasingly interactive, so too does the need for new metrics that…

Smartly.io Reaches Record Growth Rate of 100% Year-Over-Year Globally

Advertising Automation Company Fuels Momentum with Uber Partnership; Launch of LATAM, ANZ Offices; Appointment of EMEA General Manager  Smartly.io, a leading Facebook advertising automation platform, announced that the company has grown more than 100% year-over-year globally, driven by rapid expansion of its customer base, including a global contract with Uber. The ride-sharing app, along with game publisher Ubisoft and online food service Delivery Hero, join a roster of over 600 brands and agencies that rely on…

Interview with Melinda McLaughlin, CMO, Extreme Reach

"Outdated, manual, error-prone processes are holding back the promise of programmatic video advertising and negatively impacting brands, agencies, and publishers."Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be part of a video technology company? As CMO at Extreme Reach, I spearhead all aspects of the company’s global marketing and communications in addition to driving market research, product development strategy, and sales enablement. I am fortunate to have a career that has spanned the massive…

TechBytes with Josh Baumrind, SVP of Partners and Corporate Development, Evergage

Josh Baumrind SVP of Partners and Corporate Development, Evergage The 'Power of 1' in omnichannel marketing. Sounds very promising to marketers, but could be the hardest to achieve, especially when there is an ever-growing number of marketing channels to focus on in 2018. Is it merely delivering a more effective, dynamic customer experience; or does it go beyond the contemporary standards of "in-the-moment" engagements with the customers! To better understand the "Power of 1" concept by Evergage, we spoke to Josh…

Nielsen Launches Audience-Based Forecasting Solution For Linear Television

Provides Media Owners and Buyers Ability to Forecast TV Viewership for Advanced Audience Segments to Drive Media Spend ROI Nielsen recently announced the launch of its Advanced Audience Forecasting tool that will provide clients with forecasts of TV audiences defined by advanced audience segments, which have been gaining traction in the marketplace. By leveraging Nielsen's advanced audience segment definitions, media owners and marketers alike will now have the ability to accurately and more directly forecast inventory…

Stop the Bleeding: Retailers Losing Millions in Unprofitable Promotions

Revionics-Commissioned Analyst Study and Promotion Performance Analysis Reveal Why Science-Based Pricing, Promotions and Markdowns are Must-Haves for Retailers Recent results from a Revionics-commissioned global shopper study by Forrester Consulting revealed that 52% of the weekly or monthly promotions retailers offer to go to customers who would happily have paid full price – a stunning cause of lost margins that retailers can ill afford. Revionics experts will engage with leading retailers at Shoptalk 2018, March…

Now, You Have LiveRamp IdentityLink for TV

LiveRamp IdentityLink for Television Is Aimed at Transforming The World's Largest Marketing Medium; Brands, Agencies, Programmers, and Technology Platforms Can Now Execute People-Based Marketing at Scale in $224 Billion Television Industry LiveRamp, a leading provider of Omnichannel Identity Resolution and a MarTech RADAR 150 Company, announced the extension of its IdentityLink™ platform to television. For the first time, brands, agencies, programmers and technology platforms will be able to execute people-based TV media…

Mapbox Launches Global Reality-Grade AR Location Platform

Mapbox Builds Unique Location Experiences Leveraging Highly Customizable Open Source Buildings Blocks and Flexible Licensing of High-Quality Location Data As static 2D maps fade away with the bezels of mobile phones, the future interfaces for navigation and gaming exist in augmented reality. App developers need new frameworks and reality-grade location data to build the next generation of spatially-enabled augmented reality experiences. Mapbox AR is the first comprehensive toolkit combining AR rendering software with…

Interview with Jocelyn Brown, VP, Customer Success, Allocadia

"I think there is going to be more tech (possibly soon followed by less,) a greater need for strong operations to support the explosion of tools and data, a focus on enablement as buyers require insight and intelligent discourse."Tell us a little bit about your role at Allocadia. I am the VP of Customer Success at Allocadia. The mission of my team is to make Marketing Performance Management real for our customers. That means working right alongside every customer as they move through their journey from purchase, to…

Toluna Announces Global Growth Driven by Continued Digital Innovations

Toluna's Growth Is Underpinned by a Vision to Transform and Expand The Market Research Industry Toluna, a leading provider of on-demand, consumer insights, announced several significant business milestones recently, The announcements included double-digit revenue growth, year-over-year, driven by more than 40% percent revenue growth from its leading on-demand, automated consumer insights platform. The company further cemented its growth with the acquisition of KuRunData by parent company ITWP in January 2018, boosting its…

TechBytes with Zackary Cantor, Director, Decision Sciences, GlobalWide Media

Zackary Cantor Director, Decision Sciences, GlobalWide Media As audience-based advertising strategies continue to draw a sizeable amount of ad dollars into the tech industry, the definitions of “Digital Transformation’ and “Digital Innovation” have begun to converge for businesses. Brands are now focusing on creating personalized ads that match up to the modern customer experience standards. To know more about the state of adtech in 2018 and the major pain points that advertisers should get rid of, we spoke to Zackary…

Interview with Marc Guldimann, Founder and CEO, Parsec

"Real-time personalization is still nascent. It’s never been about a lack of data science or analytics, rather the biggest factor slowing customization down is an outcome to optimize towards."What inspired you to launch a mobile advertising technology platform? I’ve been in digital advertising for a little over 10 years. My first company, Spongecell, pivoted into display advertising after raising money from IPG and I’ve been fascinated with the industry ever since. What are the core tenets of time-based advertising in…

TechBytes with Guillaume Marcerou, Global Privacy Director, Criteo

Guillaume Marcerou Global Privacy Director, Criteo Recently, Criteo released its GDPR Checklist for the upcoming disruption that is seen as one of the biggest challenges for data marketers in 2018. To understand the deeper aspects of GDPR and its impact on the ‘Sensitive’ and ‘Non-sensitive’ data, we spoke to Criteo's Global Privacy Director, Guillaume Marcerou.Tell us about your role in Criteo and the team you handle. My role is to manage the risks and business impact of privacy laws and regulation, thus protecting…

Confirmit Promotes Claire Sporton to SVP, Customer Experience Innovation

Industry Expert Claire Sporton Expands Role to Drive the Discipline of Customer Experience Management Confirmit has announced the promotion of Claire Sporton to the role of SVP, Customer Experience Innovation. In this newly-created position, Sporton will be responsible for ensuring that the company continues to deliver the market-leading expertise and technology that businesses need to support their CX programs. Sporton has worked closely with Confirmit's clients since she joined the company in 2011, helping to…

Amplitude Launches Program To Help Startups Achieve Product Market Fit

Company to Offer Product Analytics Scholarship for Seed Stage Businesses Amplitude, a product analytics company, has announced a new program that offers seed stage startups a substantial scholarship for the company’s advanced product analytics platform. Using Amplitude, startups can better understand what features and user actions drive important metrics such as engagement and retention. Read More: What Every Sales Leader Should Know About Conversation Intelligence Technology The new scholarship program offers seed…