Interview with Alok Kulkarni, CEO, Cyara

"Voice experience management is going to become a core competency for any marketer and represents an exciting opportunity to develop in the digital economy. " On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to start a customer experience assurance platform? I had been working in the contact center industry for over 15 years and what I loved about it was how critical customer experience was for the success for any business and how passionate our customers were about it. However,…

Ogury’s New Machine Learning Algorithm Lituus, to Offer Next Level Audience Targeting for Brands and Marketeers

Ford, One of the World’s Leading Automotive Brands and a Beta Tester of This New Solution, Has Already Achieved Outstanding Results for Its New Ford Fiesta Pre-Launch Campaign. Ogury, the mobile data platform that provides the most comprehensive view of mobile user behavior globally, is today enhancing its targeting capabilities with the launch of a cutting-edge solution for brands and marketeers. This new solution combines human intelligence and machine learning in the planning and implementation of mobile advertising…

Dotz is the fastest growing coalition loyalty program in Brazil

Partner Of Canada-Based Loyalty One, The Brazilian Company Aims To Double In Size In 3 Years Created in the online universe in 2000 and expanding to brick-and-mortar retail where customers participate in a single program whenever they make purchases at various establishments, earning the same type of points. Founded by Brazilian businessman Roberto Chade, Dotz formed an international partnership with Loyalty One, the manager of the world's largest coalition loyalty program, Air Miles. As a result of this partnership,…

Death of The 3rd Party Cookie

The digital ad industry relies heavily on third-party cookies. These little pieces of code get placed in your browser as you move from site to site, letting advertisers collect data about your interests and serve you related ads. They differ from first-party cookies because they are placed by an object on the page (e.g. an ad) that originates from a different domain than the one you are visiting. So if you visit, say, Macy’s website, Macy’s can place a first-party cookie to collect data about your visit. But if you visit a…

How to Attract Online Shoppers During The Holidays

Top Industry Experts Share Insights and Tips On How To Design A Marketing Plan For Your Customers Around The Holidays PebblePost - Celeste Giampetro, VP of Marketing Promotional windows must open up beyond single shopping days, e.g., Black Friday and Cyber Monday, in response to consumer behavior as always-on shoppers. The data point I’ll be very interested in seeing post-holidays is how millennials spend their money. Are they in fact spending more on experiences and less on tangible “owned” goods? Rent the Runway’s…

HG Data Announces Its HG Data App on the Salesforce AppExchange

HG Data Is a New Lightning Data App That Allows Customers Access to Technographics in Salesforce HG Data, a global leader in company intelligence for B2B technology marketers, announced the launch of its newly enhanced HG Data App on the Salesforce AppExchange, empowering businesses to connect with their customers, partners, and employees in entirely new ways. Techno-graphic data provides sales and marketing teams with valuable insights on the competing and complementary software and hardware products used by their…

TechBytes with Robin Williamson, VP Engineering, Teralytics

Robin Williamson VP Engineering at Teralytics Location data is turning out to be an important datapoint for marketers. We spoke to Robin Williamson, VP, Enginnering, Teralytics to understand the nuances of this emerging technology.MTS: Tell us about your role at Teralytics and the team you handle? Robin Williamson: As VP Engineering, I manage some of the top data scientists, software engineers and machine learning experts in the world. Our global team contains PhDs, alumni from some of the biggest tech companies and a…

TechBytes with Jeremy Koven, Chief Platform Officer, Needls

Jeremy Koven Chief Platform Officer, Needls After spending 10 months creating advanced filtering and a proprietary purchase intent engine needls. was born. Needls. analyzes millions of social media posts each day to identify buying signals and find actionable business opportunities. We spoke to Chief Platform Officer at needls., Jeremy Koven to understand how his team is using AI to optimize social media campaigns and budgets for SMBs .MTS: Tell us about your role at Needls, and how you got here? Jeremy Koven: I’ve…

Shipping Software Leader Pacejet Attracts New Capital to Support Rapid Growth

Pacejet's Award-Winning Software Manages Millions of Shipments for National and Global Brands Pacejet, the leading software platform bringing enterprise business shipping to the cloud, announced that it has closed a new multi-million dollar funding round led by Plymouth Growth Partners of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The new capital enables Pacejet to accelerate its growth strategy and to broaden its outreach to global businesses seeking to transform the shipping function from a necessity to a competitive advantage.…

Interview with Sydney Sloan, CMO, Alfresco

"Speed and responsiveness are the new metrics of successful companies, combined with the ability to seamlessly access information and arm people with the information that will empower them. " On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to be part of an enterprise content services company? I’ve spent my entire career working for software companies that focus on building applications that foster collaboration, communication and the automation of business processes to better…

Interview with Gustav Mellentin, CEO, Adform

"Data Management and Customer Data Platforms are like a super sports car. They are beautiful, but if they are only parked in a garage, you are not getting what you have paid for." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to start an open, full stack adtech company? We got started in 2002 when the ad industry was on the cusp of a significant change and that created a series of incredible opportunities. At the time the ad industry was a $500 million-dollar industry that…

Interview with Jeremy Fain, CEO, Cognitiv

"The biggest challenge for a CMO to create a comprehensive marketing solution is the walled-garden social platforms themselves. " On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role at Cognitiv and how you got there. What inspired you to start a deep-learning company? I am the CEO and Co-Founder at Cognitiv. My partners and I are lucky to have strengths in mutually exclusive areas that make us a very effective team. We've also been close friends since we were 10.  We all started as computer science guys in middle and…

TechBytes with Ted Jaffe, Senior Product Manager, RingCentral

Ted Jaffe Senior Product Manager, RingCentral RingCentral, the leading provider of Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) recently announced an AI-powered extension to its workplace communication technology suite. The UCaaS leader already offers advanced AI-driven integrations for Glip team collaboration with Salesforce Alert Bot, Kore.ai, and Gong.io. Unveiled at the ConnectCentral 2017, the new bot integrations provide advanced artificial intelligence automated workflows for calls, tests, and video meetings. Ted…

Interview with Ryan Phelan, Vice President, Marketing Insights, Adestra

"An intelligent data platform needs intelligent operators. Many marketers lack the sophistication and training to set up the kinds of complicated integrations that hyper-personalization often requires." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be a part of a MarTech innovation company? I've been in the email space for 18 years, and I've worked for a lot of different email companies on both the client and vendor sides. I've seen this industry mature over that time.…

Interview with Guy Weismantel, EVP Marketing – Marchex

"Give credit, take responsibility."On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role and how you got here. I’m currently the Executive Vice President of Marketing at Marchex, a leading mobile advertising analytics company that connects digital marketing online to real-world, offline actions. I have over 20 years of marketing and financial leadership in companies such as Expedia and Microsoft, as well as going through the start-up grind and mid-sized PE companies. Throughout that time, I’ve really tried…

A Marketer’s Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, I’d like to take an opportunity to show immense gratitude for the many gifts that we marketers have received this year. First and foremost, I am thankful for an opportunity to have a direct, one-to-one conversation with our customers. Previously, we did not have the tools to do that. We had to resort to inferior tools to communicate with our customers. It started with print and TV ads, and got a little better with search and social media ads. However, messages were still targeted at broad customer…

Interview with Bill Magnuson, Co-founder & CEO of Braze (Previously Appboy)

"Brands should be listening closely to consumers in order to better understand how people are interacting with them and to better interpret behaviors and preferences associated with each user." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to start a lifecycle engagement platform? I am the CEO and co-founder of Braze (recently renamed from Appboy). In 2011, Jon Hyman, fellow Appboy cofounder, and I won the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in NYC, cementing a relationship that…

Interview with Steve Sachs, Chief Executive Officer, OneSpot

"CMOs need to look at the channels they are promoting content on holistically – and focus on audience interests – rather than focusing specific strategies for specific channels." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to be part of a content marketing personalization firm? I’ve had a lot of experience throughout my career working at the intersection of digital media, content, and marketing, and joining OneSpot was an opportunity to deliver to people the very best…

The “New” Path to Scale

In today’s media world the big keep getting bigger, Google/YouTube and Facebook/Instagram count their users in the billions while traditional media companies continue to consolidate into massive platforms – think Comcast/Universal/NBC. Scale is a prerequisite for any meaningful marketing discussion. As a basic ingredient in the proverbial marketing soup of any brand marketer, scale is no longer a point of differentiation, but rather a starting point. Also Read: Why the Tug-of-War Will Continue in 2018 Social Marketing…

Tact.ai Accelerates Sales Transformation at Fortune 500 Customers by Bringing CRM to the Intelligent Edge

First omnichannel AI-powered assistant for sales teams named 2017 Digital Innovation Award Winner by Ventana Research Tact.ai, the sales experience platform for the intelligent edge, announced further expansion of the Tact Sales Assistant among its Fortune 500 customers. The company furthered its integration with LinkedIn, becoming the first omnichannel AI-powered assistant on the new LinkedIn Sales Navigator Application Platform. Tact.ai was also selected over 27 companies spanning 9 different categories as the…