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Doherty Takes on New MRI Leadership Role Focusing on Data Partnerships

Becomes Liaison to Firms Leveraging MRI’s Top-Quality Consumer Data for Fusions, Modeling, Targeting, and Campaign Optimization With its gold-standard consumer data becoming a prized ingredient for targeting consumers, GfK MRI has named Maureen Doherty to the newly created role of Vice President of Commercial Data Partnerships. “Finding new ways for companies to unlock the value of our data is a key growth area for MRI” Doherty will oversee the direction and focus of MRI’s data partnership business and help develop…

Alation Appoints Steve Kennedy as Chief Revenue Officer and Bob Block as Chief Customer Success Officer; Solidifies Presence in EMEA with…

New C-Level Appointments and EMEA Presence Position Alation to Capture Enterprise Demand for Data Catalogs Alation Inc., the data catalog company, bolstered its executive leadership team with the appointments of Steve Kennedy as chief revenue officer (CRO) and Bob Block as chief customer success officer (CCSO). As CRO, Kennedy will have direct worldwide responsibility for revenue-generating teams, helping to scale sales and mature the partner ecosystem. As CCSO, Block will oversee the customer success organization, ensuring…

Catalog Launches To Simplify Custom Visual Content Creation and Support Independent Visual Artists

The Company Has Completed Pilots with Sony Music and National Geographic and Has Raised $1.5 Million in Seed Funding Catalog, a company working with artificial intelligence and independent visual artists to automate and scale custom visual content production launched with $1.5 Million in seed funding. Investors in this round include Moonshots Capital, Techstars, and Luma Launch. They join previous investors Day One Ventures, Greedy Fish Ventures, Mikhail Naumov, Eric Siu, and Jonathan Berent, Director of Global…

Say Hello to Verblio: BlogMutt Relaunches as Major Content Creation Powerhouse

Blogmutt Relaunches as Verblio on October 9, 2018 Offering an expanded array of written content solutions and a new AI-based video creation service, BlogMutt, a high-growth business focused on blog services, has completed its transformation into multimedia content creation company Verblio. "Verblio provides a complete approach to content creation for digital SEO and content marketing," said Chief Executive Officer Steve Pockross. "Our focus on SEO and digital marketing, an easy-to-use platform and engaged writers with…

Zype Simplifies Complex Workflows for Improved Video Content Management, Distribution and Monetization

VidOps teams can connect with audiences when and where they want to view content — with the sophistication of the world’s most advanced media companies Zype, the leader in video content management and distribution infrastructure, today launched new capabilities that streamline and simplify the delivery, management and monetization of on-demand and live video. New capabilities help customers reach wider audiences, automate and connect workflows, and speed the go-to-market of video content across all online and social media…

7 Tips for Boosting E-Commerce Sales with Live Chat

It’s 2018, and e-commerce is truly having a moment that is showing no signs of ending. Convenience, necessity, leisure, and the pursuit of better deals are just a handful of the factors that are attracting buyers to their devices instead of physical stores. For companies hoping to capitalize on the changing retail landscape, it is important to have the right tools in place to deliver the customer experience that buyers want. The pressure to deliver on that customer experience — which includes the ability to communicate…

CAPCOM Selects Domo to Accelerate its Business Growth Strategy and Digital Transformation Across Global Offices

Domo announced that CAPCOM Co., Ltd., the Japanese video game developer and publisher known for creating numerous multi-million selling game franchises, including Street Fighter, Monster Hunter,Mega Man and Resident Evil, has selected Domo to accelerate its business growth strategy and digital transformation across its global offices. “In today’s world, everyone has to be able to access, understand and leverage data on their own,” said Shigenori Araki, managing corporate officer and head of the eSports group at CAPCOM.…

Three Advanced TV Strategies CPG Brands Can Use to Increase Revenue

In a 2017 report by Credit Suisse, they projected that the current distinction between ‘media’ spend (TV, digital, print, radio, outdoor and cinema) and ‘below-the-line’ marketing spend (price promotions, PR, sponsorship, direct mail and telephone marketing) would continue to blur in the future of advertising. This co-branded television campaign by Tylenol and Stop & Shop targeting caregivers is a perfect example. Further, with advances in data-driven television ad buying and the scale that can now be achieved through…

Linius Launches Commercial SaaS Platform

Linius Unveils Public Self-Service Cloud Platform, Linius Video Services (LVS), Which Enables Developer, System Integrator and Business Communities Worldwide to Use Its Patented Video Virtualization Technology to Solve Challenges in the Multi-Billion-Dollar Video Industry Linius Technologies Limited  - the only cloud-based solution that transforms static video into interactive intelligent content with its world-first Video Virtualization Engine (VVE) -- has launched Linius Video Services (LVS); a Software-as-a-Service…

Connecthings Launches Augmented Location Platform to Fuel Richer User Experiences

New Survey Reveals Demand for Mobile Applications That Consider Context and Maintain a High Level of Privacy Connecthings, a leader in location-based mobile application solutions, announced the launch of Herow, an augmented location platform that provides mobile application developers and marketers with the tools and user insights needed to transform the way they deliver valuable, personalized mobile user experiences. Herow by @Connecthings provides #appdev & #marketing pros with powerful insights to fuel richer,…

TechBytes with Katie Ford, Chief Client Officer, Amobee

Katie Ford Chief Client Officer at Amobee Marketers are constantly under pressure to do more with less, across channels and devices. We spoke to Katie Ford, Chief Client Officer at Amobee, to understand the biggest challenges for technology platforms in meeting the needs of customers.Tell us about your role at Amobee and the team/technology you handle. In my role as Chief Client Officer, I oversee Amobee’s strategic agency and brand solutions, helping solve challenges for marketers who are under increased pressure…

Dreamforce Interview with Jason Jue, CMO and Co-Founder, Triblio

"Different solutions offer different sets of channels, but what’s absolutely necessary for coordinating ABM is the ability to take in and act on information about target accounts." How has the MarTech landscape changed since the last time you spoke to MarTech Series? This year, when you look around at a trade show, you realize that everyone’s claimed they’re an ABM platform. Marketers are looking at widespread ABM jargon and asking, “so, what do you really do?” The market is forcing vendors to clarify which specific…

ON24 Expands Footprint as Marketing’s Need for Actionable Data Goes Global

Company Sees Rapid International Growth - Opening Offices, Increasing Revenues and Bolstering Presence As the world grows more connected, marketing, too, must evolve and operate as a center for driving global demand. Getting to that level of scale requires marketers to operate with extreme efficiency, prioritizing the marketing channels proven to have the greatest return on investment and optimizing every touchpoint within them. At the same time, brands need to personalize customer experiences to meaningfully engage…

Glassbox Raises $25 Million to Strengthen Its Position as the Leading Digital Customer Management Platform

Glassbox announced the closing of a $25 million round of financing led by Updata Partners, a leading software-focused growth equity firm based in Washington, D.C., and joined by Ibex Investors, CEIIF, the venture arm of CreditEase, and Gefen Capital. This takes its total capital raised since inception to $32.5 million. The investment will fuel Glassbox's hyper growth globally while accelerating product development efforts related to its automatic insight capabilities. "While successfully serving some of the largest and…

botique.ai Sets in Motion Its AI-Driven Chatbot Platform for Customer Experience Management

Brands Can Now Automate and Facilitate Round-the-Clock Customer Service Through Popular Applications Such As Facebook Messenger  botique.ai, an enterprise that specializes in Conversational Artifical Intelligence, is helping companies bolster their customer engagement channels. The company announced the launch of their brand-new AI-Powered ChatBot Platform, empowering brands to add intelligence and conversational features in their customer satisfaction initiatives. One of the key features of botique.ai’s platform is its…

TechBytes with Manny Medina, CEO, Outreach

Manny Medina CEO, Outreach We are engaging with industry leaders in order to obtain first-hand information about Salesforce's Annual Extravaganza. As Dreamforce'18 concludes, we reached out to attendees to understand the core tenets of this event. As a part of an ongoing series, we spoke to Manny Medina, CEO, Outreach to understand the latest trends in Sales Enablement and what drew him to the event.Who are you keen to meet and huddle at the event? Our focus at Dreamforce was meeting with our incredible customers as…

Zendesk Releases Benchmark Guide for Enterprise Reports

New research offers insights to help large companies improve the customer experience  Zendesk, released the Zendesk Benchmark Guide for Enterprise. The new research reports feature insights and best practices for two different types of large companies: Digital Natives that have been considered digital since their founding, and Digital Transformers, more traditional companies that are in the process of modernizing their approach to customer support. The report details what sets companies with the most sophisticated…

Braze Raises $80 Million in Latest Funding Round, More Than Doubling Valuation to $850 Million

The Braze Human Approach to Customer Engagement Continues to Disrupt Legacy Cloud Players Today, Braze (formerly Appboy), the leading global customer engagement platform that delivers personalized messaging experiences across push, email, apps, and more, announced an $80 million Series E round of funding led by Meritech Capital Partners, a venture capital company with investments in leading technology brands such as Facebook, MuleSoft, and Salesforce. This latest infusion of capital brings Braze to $130 million raised in…

Blockchain and Adtech: First Things First

Let’s not get way out ahead of ourselves. Yes, blockchain will solve many of digital marketing’s longstanding structural challenges. Far better, it will usher in a new wave of innovation. Publishers, marketers and their customers will benefit greatly, with more meaningful interactions that engender trust and loyalty—and produce better results at lower cost. But first things first. Read More: SendGrid Taps Carrie Palin as Chief Marketing Officer The mere availability of better technology does not yield the…

Capgemini Se : Capgemini Expands Its Digital Marketing Consulting Expertise with the Acquisition of June 21 in France

Capgemini expands its digital marketing consulting expertise with the acquisition of June 21 in France Capgemini announced today the acquisition of June 21, a consulting firm specializing in digital marketing. With expertise in supporting the C-Suite on their data-driven digital transformation, June 21 will reinforce, notably in France, Capgemini Invent, the Group's recently launched digital consulting, innovation and transformation Global Business Line. This bolt on acquisition enables Capgemini to further meet growing…