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Introducing BizSwipe – An iOS & Android Networking App for Businesses, Social Influencers, Journalists and Digital Marketers

BizSwipe, LLC announced the release of the BizSwipe app for iOS and Android mobile devices. The app matches businesses and social influencers who want to form mutually beneficial business relationships, via an intuitive swiping interface with customizable filters. BizSwipe blends a business’s social media analytics with the Google search results analytics of its website into a single unified profile. Also Read: Killing ECMs: Gartner and the Rise of Content Services – Thoughts from Generis “It’s labor-intensive and…

BMF Ushers In The Future Of Experiential Marketing As It Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Global Agency Accelerates International Expansion, Signs World Renowned Clients & Unveils Rebrand The BMF Media Group – now, simply BMF– the award-winning global integrated experiential marketing agency, announced the celebration of its 15th anniversary with a series of significant milestones. BMF was founded in 2003 with just two employees and two clients: Maverick Records, founded by pop icon Madonna and now owned by Warner Music Group, and Kiehl's, the leading naturally inspired skincare, body and haircare…

Prediction Series 2019: Interview with Jackie Palmer, GVP of Strategy and Solution Management, SAP Marketing Cloud

Tell us about your role at SAP. I lead the Strategy and Solution Management team for SAP Marketing Cloud. In this role, I am responsible for the strategic vision and direction of the product including long-term roadmap, partnerships, acquisitions, analyst and influencer interactions. I have more than two decades of experience in the marketing and customer experience space and have held various leadership positions in product management and marketing for software vendors such as Teradata, Infor and Epiphany. I was also a…

Spiceworks Study Reveals Nearly 40 Percent of B2B Tech Brands Are Increasing Marketing Budgets in 2019

By 2020, 48 Percent of B2B Technology Companies Plan to Use Purchase-Intent Targeting to Reach In-Market Buyers Spiceworks, the marketplace that connects the IT industry, announced the 2019 State of IT Marketing report examining marketing spend, trends, and challenges in B2B technology companies across North America and Europe. The survey found 37 percent of companies expect their marketing budgets to increase, 42 percent expect them to remain flat year over year, and only 8 percent expect a decline. Organizations that…

How to Harness Consumer-Driven Marketing

The success of a brand lies firmly in the hands of the people who matter the most — the consumers. Business 101: the customer is always right — an obvious statement, but in a world dominated by social media coverage and an ever-more skeptical audience, this truth is now determining the future of marketing technology. Consumers have more power than ever to determine how a brand is perceived, for good or ill. Over the past 20 years, I’ve seen the advertising and marketing industries involved in more than a little…

How Media Buyers Can Get More Bang from Their Influencer Video Buck

When Google reported that seven out of ten millennials relate more to YouTube influencers than traditional celebrities, they were foreshadowing the rise of Influencer Marketing. In the past two years, Influencer Marketing has become the fastest-growing customer acquisition method for brands. But in order to make the biggest splash, it’s best to think in terms of influencers as content producers rather than content distributors. Buying media against influencer audiences, instead of relying solely on the influencer’s reach,…

Four Best Practices for Maximizing Marketing Effectiveness

Today’s marketing technology landscape has created a number of obstacles that marketers must overcome in order to effectively reach, engage, and convert new and existing customers. Thanks to the proliferation of channels and devices, marketers must constantly develop and coordinate experiences that consumers find meaningful and trustworthy. In fact, 43 percent of marketers say understanding more about their customers and prospects is one of their most important objectives. As consumer expectations and demands continue to…

Marketing Technology Bulletin Covering the Week Gone By

Top Picks from MarTech Series. Original MarTech Insights from the Week Gone By Our staff writers compile a bulletin covering important news in the world of Marketing Technology. This bulletin is the best source of the major MarTech developments of last week. Vidoomy Launches Contextual Video Targeting Sprinklr’s Social Media Management Platform, Experience Cloud, Acclaimed by Frost & Sullivan for Helping Brands Improve Customer Engagement Sprinklr’s Platform Analyzes Data and Bridges Data Silos Across Resource…

‘Tis the Season for Marketing Attribution: Measurement Is the Key to Campaign Optimization in the New Year

The path to purchase for consumers has shifted drastically over time. Unlike 10 years ago when people headed into a store to physically examine a product before purchase, most individuals research products online — oftentimes across a multitude of devices. But that’s just the beginning of the process. It may be days and weeks before an actual purchase takes place. There might be additional research — this time it could be on a different mobile device, desktop or even an in-store visit. People engage with brands across…

Micro-Influencers, Journalism’s Comeback and Live Video Top Trends for Public Relations in 2019

Affect Releases PR and Digital Marketing Predictions for the New Year As the PR and marketing landscape continues to transform, most professionals in the industry are expanding their service offerings and adapting their communications strategies to remain innovative and results-focused. With branded content on the rise and shrinking editorial staff at media outlets, communications professionals have to get more creative as they plan campaigns for 2019 and beyond. Micro-influencers, Journalism’s Comeback and Live…

Account-Based Marketing vs. Inbound Approach: 7 Differences to Keep in Mind

Is there a middle way to deal with the two marketing approaches? Many marketers believe that the two approaches cannot coexist in a single company as it would be hard to implement them due to their various differences. On the other side, some believe that one does not exclude the other since each can benefit the company in its own way. The simplest mode to get an idea regarding the difference between inbound and account-based marketing is simply by comparing their sales funnels. Two opposite sales funnels. Despite…

5 Digital Marketing Myths Debunked

Digital marketing has become just “marketing” — it’s the norm for modern businesses, while traditional marketing, although still present and necessary, has inevitably taken the back seat. Being a powerful driving force for growth, it’s not exclusively a concern of the marketing team. In a well-integrated strategy, customer service and sales teams primarily need to have some insight into the facets of digital marketing, but there’s usually a lot of outdated information or prevailing myths concerning it. This can only…

Marketing Technology Bulletin Covering the Week Gone By

Top Picks from MarTech Series. Original MarTech Insights from the Week Gone By. Our staff writers compile a bulletin covering important news in the world of Marketing Technology. This bulletin is the best source of the major MarTech developments of last week. Hootsuite Completes A Decade Of Continuous Innovation and Customer Success Fast Fact: 3 Billion People Regularly Use Some Form of Social Media. Hootsuite Plays a Big Role in Social Media Management for B2B and B2C Marketing Teams, and Influencers Accenture…

5 Restaurant Marketing Hacks You Can Benefit From Today

Restaurants like to think that great food and ambiance are all that’s needed to sell their experience. However, getting that message across in the jungle of social media and online adverts can lead to a confused marketing and social approach. Follow these sensible, practical and accessible strategies to promote your eatery successfully: Location, Staff, Signature Dish The three things that will win any restaurant business are the keys to any good marketing. First, sell the location of the restaurant. Focus on local…

Hypetap Launches AI Tool to Help Brands Connect with Influencers

Hypetap Has Created an AI Tool That Helps Connect Brands with the Relevant Influencers Influencer marketing agency Hypetap has created an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that helps brands connect with the most relevant influencers. Using Amazon’s image recognition service, Amazon Rekognition, Hypetap’s new AI offering will help brands identify objects, people, scenes and activities in social media content. The image search tool hunts influencers based on specific objects posted in their social posts to identify…

Marketing Technology Bulletin Covering the Week Gone By

Top Picks from MarTech Series. Original MarTech Insights from the Week Gone By Our staff writers compile a bulletin covering important news in the world of Marketing Technology. This bulletin is the best source of the major MarTech developments of last week. NexTech to Transform E-Commerce with Web-Enabled Augmented Reality Cloudinary to Showcase New Media Management Capabilities at AWS Re: Invent 2018 E-Commerce Customer Fathead to Share Insights on Bringing Visual Content to Life Shutterstock Partners with…

Matching Marketing to the Modern Consumer: 5 Ways to Rethink Qualitative Research

Today’s consumers are evolving faster than ever before, but brands, and specifically consumer research, are struggling to keep up. A recent study from Engine CARAVAN suggests that Americans are spending more time on their devices than ever before. Research showed that this group spends 4.5 hours a day on their smartphone on average. This means that brands and researchers have a lot of opportunities to reach billions of users around the globe in a matter of seconds. If the opportunity to connect is this instantaneous, why…

How Brands Can Leverage Influencers With Instagram Polls

Since Launching in Early October, Instagram Polls Have Been Intensely Popular for Users — Particularly Among Brands and Influencers It may have taken the public a while to realize that Instagram polls weren’t anonymous, but it didn’t take long for the new feature to garner much excitement from users. Since launching in early October, Instagram Polls been intensely popular for users — particularly among brands and influencers. How Influencers Engage Their Followers with Polls Bloglovin’ polled their 87K+ follower base of…

7 Sure Shot Content Marketing Trends

Content marketing is a critical stage in your company's advertising approach. In order to connect with your target audience, you need to mold your marketing material to not only meet the needs of a key demographic but to stand out from other advertising content put out by your competition. To elevate your content you need to understand what is currently trending and what stands out. To help, here are seven sure shot content marketing trends to take advantage of and to assist with your Breakthrough Advertising. Original…

Online Marketing Agency, fishbat, Discusses The 3 Ways Instagram Stories Help Build Your Brand

As part of their mission to provide businesses with a multitude of avenues for growth, online marketing agency, fishbat, discusses 3 ways Instagram Stories help build your brand. The idea of using ephemeral content to grow a brand might seem counterintuitive at first, since the postings are only available for a limited amount of time. However, with their massive popularity comes massive potential for raising awareness of a company and what they have to offer. Marketers have started to realize the returns that effective…