Interview with Ryan Detert, CEO, Influential

"AI is here to stay and people should embrace it. We like to say that AI is actually augmented intelligence and we believe that the best results come when machine learning combines with human perception." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role at Influential? What inspired you to be part of an influencer marketplace? I am the CEO and founder of Influential. I was inspired to start the company because I was an influencer myself and saw a hole in the marketplace for a data-driven solution to influencer…

TiTAN Platform Inks Global Content Distribution Agreement with VUBIQUITY

Makes Content Available on TiTAN's Next-Gen Streaming Platform in the US with Intent to Roll Out to Asia Markets Including China, Korea, Singapore, India & Japan TiTAN Platform, a smart content and device company with a next-generation streaming platform launching in the U.S., today announced a content distribution agreement with VUBIQUITY, the leading global provider of premium content services. The agreement encompasses film and television content that will be available on the TiTAN Play platform.…

Year Ender 2017: The Best of MTS’ Interview Series-Part 2

A roundup of the best of our Martech Interview Series.  2017 was the year that saw some of the top names in MarTech feature in the Martech Interview Series. As part of our year end specials, we present a recap of some of the best interviews.  Luca Di Persio, Head, Global Marketing Communications, Mosaicoon on the biggest challenge that CMOs need to tackle to make marketing technology work "It’s quite simple: what matters is the power of Data. That’s true both for the strategy and for the tactic. Indeed, Mosaicoon is a…

Hitting The Spot with Location Data

A Cheatsheet of What MarTech Industry Experts Had To Say About Using Location Data To Better Serve Your Customer Base  ‘Location Data Is Tying Digital Spend To Offline’ Gladys Kong - CEO, UberMedia: Despite the rise of e-commerce, the majority of real-world business outcomes still occur in offline environments beyond the reach of digital attribution models. Mobile location data is closing that gap. In the last few years, UberMedia has released multiple innovations linking business efforts and results to actual location…

What We Learned From MarTech CEOs in 2017

Our Interview Series Has The Choicest Industry Experts Sharing Precious Insights From Their Years Of Experience. Here’s A List Of The Key Takeaways From CEOs that MTS Spoke To We did the work so you wouldn't have to. Here is a round-up of some crucial learning from the last year in MarTech Interview Series. "Bots Will Empathize" Alok Kulkarni - CEO, Co-Founder, Cyara: The very dynamic nature of providing a personalized service to the consumer with a bot can be challenging because of the vast minutiae involved with…

Eight Predictions for 2018

It is that time of year again.  As we close out 2017 and look towards the new year, what trends will emerge and take center stage in 2018?  Here are my top 8 for ’18. Direct Mail & OOH (Out of Home) Get Reinvented What is old is new again thanks to digital signals and the growing popularity of identity graphs, that can link devices and signals to individuals and/or households. New and existing providers are breathing new life into these channels with innovative solutions that allow marketers to retarget consumers off a…

TechBytes with Konrad Pawlus, CTO, SALESmanago

Konrad Pawlus Co-founder and CTO - SALESmanago Marketing automation tools in 2017 are more refined, accurate, and focused on building the highest customer value, directly maximizing return on investment per customer. Customer Value Marketing, a new-age marketing automation strategy that is aimed at outbound campaigns, drives its inspiration from B2C and ecommerce marketing. To understand Customer Value Marketing, and the core intricacies of the Customer LCV in B2B, we spoke to Konrad Pawlus, Co-founder and CTO,…

Interview with Wayne Townsend, President, Epsilon

"Those that are successfully transforming their attribution practice are measuring performance around a customer-obsessed KPI, making it more customer-oriented and indicative of the entire customer experience." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role at Epsilon and how you got here? I lead a team that combines data, predictive analytics and best-in-class technology to deliver digital marketing solutions that drive dramatic, measurable results for our Fortune 1000 clients. The global sales, client…

Year-Ender 2017: Top 7 B2B Marketing Philosophies

 The Year-Ender Series Features a Round Up Of  The Top 7 B2B Marketing Philosophies of 2017 From Leading Business and Marketing Leaders in the  Technology Ecosystem Fantastic, fantastic…and fantastic!!! 2017 has been that kind of year for B2B marketers where everything they conceived turned into gold—be it sharing ideas through content, CMO interviews, TechBytes with top Product and Technology officers, and of course, the high-octane marketing and advertising events that we covered across the globe. With barely few hours…

Navigating Facebook Advertising Landscape for the Holiday Season

While all channels are important for brands to consider during holiday marketing efforts, Facebook, in particular, has been a top performing option for many. However, competition for holiday spend is steep, so it’s in brands best interest to get to know the ins and outs of how to best optimize their Facebook holiday campaigns to not only achieve better ROI but also drive more online traffic. Mobile, Mobile, Mobile “Mobile-first” is our way of life. US consumers spend an average of over 3 hours on mobile and 50 minutes on…

TechBytes with Mindy Pankoke, Product Manager, Consumer Marketing Data Solutions, Experian

Mindy Pankoke Product Manager, Consumer Marketing Data Solutions, Experian Good data can drive great customer experience. With changing expectations on customer experience, there has never been an accurate estimation of what the best “Customer Experience’ feels like. While modern marketers aggressively approach a customer-centric model to build experience programs across channels, an ideal experience could either be an everlasting moment or one that is forgotten in the blink of an eye. To better understand how brands…

TechBytes with Marc Ginsberg, VP-GM Amex Advance, American Express

Marc Ginsberg VP-GM Amex Advance,  American Express Last month, American Express launched Amex Advance Personalization Services which leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to deliver personalization services. These services will enable marketers to customize their target audiences, personalize customer experience and measure marketing campaign performance. To understand more about how machine learning capabilities drive Amex’s Advance Personalization and how the data-driven business leverages…

Interview with Wendell Lansford, Co-Founder, Wyng

"Given the widespread use of bots to inflate engagement, we’ll likely see marketers dial back their influencer spending until they are able to have reliable metrics." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to start a digital marketing platform? I’ve always had a passion for entrepreneurship and I first began developing software in middle school. I started my formal career in software development in the early ‘90s, when the internet was first being commercialized. My…

Create Deeper Connections to Drive Conversion, Close Deals with End-to-End Personalization

A recent EConsultancy Conversion Rate Optimization Report found that 96% of organizations rated marketing personalization as a “highly” or “quite” valuable method for improving conversion rates. The shift from simply discussing the possibilities of personalization to real-world deployments has been especially pronounced in the B2B marketing world, given the increased investments and emphasis on areas such as account-based marketing (ABM) and persona-based marketing. B2B marketers are using new tools, data and tactics…

The Flow Bot Builder: An Uncompromising Approach To Bot Building

With the ubiquity of mobile devices consumers want to be able to reach business anytime, anywhere. Also, they don't want to have to tinker with browsers and apps; they just want to be able to have a quick chat with someone right now that can answer their specific queries. Shoppers want the right answers to their questions and find what they need quickly. Buyers will want to make a purchase instantly. And customers will want their problems resolved quickly by customer support teams. This requires businesses to have the…

TechBytes with Chris Wareham, Senior Director, Product Management, Adobe Analytics

Chris Wareham Senior Director, Product Management, Adobe Analytics Data, data, and more data… modern marketers in 2017 are surrounded by more data types than previously known to the business group. Smart moves for data-driven marketing requires a clear distinction between audience data, customer data and B2B data… and of course, the impact they have on building intelligent automation. Rather than guessing with on-off data, top CMOs recommend marketers to rely on data management and analytics platform that provide a…

Audience Management Platform Leadspace Raises $21 Million Series C Funding to Drive AI-Enabled MarTech Transformation

Series C funding for Leadspace was led by Arrowroot Capital and JVP to support continued AI product leadership and customer growth in the US, and Israel World's leading B2B audience management platform for marketing and sales, Leadspace has raised $21 million in Series C funding, led by Arrowroot Capital and existing investor Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP). As B2B organizations increasingly use big data and AI to drive more targeted relevant engagement and faster growth, Leadspace's latest funding round would drive…

Interview with Jen Spencer, VP, Sales and Marketing, SmartBug Media

"The lines between content marketing and sales enablement are blurring daily, but a piece of sales enablement material should bridge the customer’s marketing to sales experience. " On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to be a part of an inbound marketing agency? As Vice President of Sales and Marketing, my role involves leading SmartBug’s sales, marketing, and brand strategy; extending the company’s leadership among the HubSpot partner ecosystem; and providing a…

5 Things You Gain by Closing the Marketing Operations Gap

Historically marketing focused on local and static connections through three major channels: print, TV, and radio. Brands dominated the conversation and customers were just recipients of this messaging. Those days are long gone. With the explosion of digital touchpoints, marketers today manage an average of 23 channels.Customers are demanding a more personalized, relevant experience brought to them on each of their chosen channels and who knows what tomorrow will bring, with the emergence of new channels like IoT and…

TechBytes with Peggy Chen, Chief Marketing Officer, SDL

Peggy Chen CMO, SDL Personalized content provides more value to marketers through highly influential brand messaging and consistency achieved via reusable and scalable content. Multi-channel content that matches customer buying patterns and behavioral information help in establishing a real-time personalized connection with powerful web experience management. To understand how marketers can create a mix of marketing, commerce and product content in a programmatic manner for contextual consistency, we spoke to Peggy…