Social Commerce Will Supercharge Holiday Sales, Smartly.io Research Reveals

48 Percent of U.S. Consumers Are Considering Purchasing Products Seen in Social Media Ads for Holiday Gifts Smartly.io, the leading social media advertising automation platform, announced new research outlining where and why consumers engage with social media ads to make holiday purchases. Based on 1,000 U.S. consumer responses from a Dynata survey, the results indicate that consumers not only recognize that social media presents a new way to shop for holiday gifts, they are also more likely than ever to purchase those…

Sharethrough Announces General Availability of Enhanced Banners Product

Today, Sharethrough announced the general availability of a new Enhanced Banners product line to help advertisers improve the performance of standard banner campaigns using their existing creative and workflow. The standard banner market is still a $17B market in the US but has seen very little innovation or disruption since programmatic buying became the standard. Most buyers use the same creative formats and DSP workflow they have used for nearly a decade. Through proprietary templating technology, Sharethrough…

Comcast Spotlight Rebrands as Effectv, Launches New Solutions to Drive Better Performance in The New TV Landscape

Announces Two New Products to Bring Greater Addressability to TV Advertising Comcast Spotlight, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, announced that it has rebranded as Effectv (e-FEC-tiv), emphasizing its commitment to delivering measurable results for its clients. This name change follows a notable evolution of the company over the past year, including the rollout of new data-driven TV advertising strategies, targeting and attribution products, cross-screen capabilities and a self-service buying platform for…

Tinuiti Wins Google Premier Partner Award for Video Excellence

Agency Recognized for Expertise and Innovation with Google Video Ads Tinuiti, North America's largest independent performance-based digital marketing agency, announced that it has won the prestigious Google Premier Partner Award for Video Excellence. The honor recognizes Google's Premier Partners that have demonstrated expertise and innovation with Google Video Ads to drive business results. Tinuiti was also awarded as a finalist in the "App Excellence" category. Tinuiti earned the top honors by highlighting how it has…

InfoSum launches Pioneering First-Party Data platform, Discovery

Telegraph Media Group, Infectious Media and Immediate Media Sign up to Technology That Solves the ‘Cookie Problem’, Making Audiences ‘Discoverable’ Without Sharing Customer Data InfoSum announced the launch of its Discovery platform, which enables media owners to make their audiences available for powerful privacy-safe insights, planning and activation in a cookieless world. Tougher data laws and increased restrictions from web browsers herald the imminent demise of the third-party cookie as a way of tracking consumer…

PitchBook Releases New Emerging Technology Research

New Reports Expand Investor-Targeted Coverage of Disruptive Technology Sectors PitchBook, the premier data provider for the private and public equity markets, will release nine Emerging Technology Research reports in Q4 2019 to expand coverage of new sectors, including healthtech, IoT, information security and supply chain tech. Launched in May 2019 with investors and advisors in mind, PitchBook's premium Emerging Technology Research provides original, comprehensive assessments of company and investor landscapes in…

Kubient Announces Acquisition of Fidelity Media, LLC

Deal Adds SSP Capabilities and Private Marketplace Reach To Kubient's OpenRTB, End-to-End Audience Cloud Marketplace Kubient, a full-stack digital audience marketing platform, announced today their acquisition of Fidelity Media, LLC (Fidelity), a programmatically driven supply-side platform (SSP) and publishers' yield-optimization platform, enhancing Kubient's ability to sell digital advertising inventory and expanding their supply-side marketplace offerings with direct publishers, display ad capabilities, and proprietary…

Discovery, Inc. and Comscore Announce Broad Strategic Partnership Across Measurement, Targeting and Segmentation

Partnership Accelerates Innovation Across New Generation Video Measurement Platforms Discovery, Inc. and Comscore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media, announced a number of multi-year strategic agreements for the use of Comscore's audience measurement and consumer insights tools, as well as for a deeper partnership that will innovate the next generation of measurement capabilities. The agreements expand the partnership between the two companies and further integrate Comscore's suite of…

Northern Light Launches AI-Based Tool for Twitter Analysis, Research, and Planning

Northern Light Social Analytics Helps Marketers Automatically Identify Meaningfully Connected Terms Within Social Media Posts to Optimize AD Spend, Target Social Media Posts, and Analyze Competitors' Business Strategies Northern Light announced Northern Light Social Analytics, the first enterprise class, AI-enabled tool that can automatically identify thousands of closely correlated Twitter keywords, hashtags, and authors to guide social media marketing and inform a company's competitive intelligence (CI) and market…

Salesforce Clubs AI and Creativity to Transform Email Marketing Automation; Delivers Enhanced Interactive Features

Email Marketing is the most reliable investment that CIOs and CMOs make for their organizations. We often hear from our CMO guests during the Martech interview series how email marketing helps to connect with the customers and amplify sales through effective messaging. However, email marketing can certainly be better, especially when we are chasing the new definitions of Customer Experience everywhere else! In marketing, sales and customer service, email messaging with a personalized touch can help marketing teams to build a…

How VoIP System can be Used to Improve Your Marketing Strategy

VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) is a technology with a rapidly rising stock. In the UK alone, over three million businesses subscribe to a VoIP system. In the last few years, Sales of VoIP systems have been up by around 21% per year and this trend shows no sign of slowing. And while VoIP isn’t exactly a new technology, it’s only in recent years that it’s evolved into a truly viable communication system and a genuine alternative to traditional telephone systems. Business Benefits of using Voice Over IP Companies…

ClickDimensions Launches Intelligent Dashboards, Powered by Sweetspot

New Marketing Analytics Offering Brings Enterprise-Quality Reporting Capabilities to Businesses of All Sizes That Utilize Microsoft Dynamics ClickDimensions, the leading marketing technology and services provider for Microsoft Dynamics, announced that the company has launched ClickDimensions Intelligent Dashboards. ClickDimensions acquired Sweetspot, a marketing intelligence platform, in the first quarter of 2019 and is now launching a groundbreaking marketing analytics solution which democratizes this technology, making…

Relative Insight Secures $5 Million Series A, Boosting US Expansion Strategy

Language Understanding Platform to Open First North American Office to Support Growing Client Base Relative Insight, a language understanding platform, has completed its Series A, securing a $5 million investment from Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”), one of the UK’s leading private equity and alternative asset managers. With the funding, Relative Insight will open its first U.S. office in New York City and continue development of its AI-driven platform. “Relative Insight has developed an innovative, industry leading…

MarTech Interview with Marcel Hollerbach, CMO at Productsup

"Personalization is a great way for marketeers to still capture the attention of consumers and actually deliver them a valuable experience and service." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start at Productsup? At heart, I’ve always been a nerd. I started to teach myself coding in Pascal and Delphi and later PHP and HTML when I was 14. After studying IT Business the regular career path for me would have been to start working as an SAP consultant. However, I was lucky to meet my college…

Flashtalking Continues to Lead as a Top Independent Primary Ad Server

Flashtalking, the leading global independent primary ad server and analytics technology company, announced over a dozen new primary ad serving wins -- including McDonald’s and Shutterfly -- as the company continues to build its global leadership. The flurry of wins takes hold following a strong 1H 2019 in which the company deepened its partnership with Adobe Advertising Cloud, among other integrations, sealing its reputation as the only credible global primary ad serving alternative for sophisticated marketers and their…

Invoca Raises $56 Million to Help Marketers Turn Conversational Insights into Revenue

The company is experiencing 75% year-over-year growth with blue-chip customers including Dish Network, Dignity Health, and U.S. Bank Invoca, the leader in AI-powered call tracking and conversational analytics, announced it has raised $56 million in new capital, bringing the company's total financing to date to $116 million. The financing was led by existing investor Upfront Ventures and new investor H.I.G. Growth Partners, with participation from other investors including Accel and Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment…

Time To Get Social: Prioritizing Social Marketing Strategies

Raise your hand if you are on social media – anyone? Odds are most people have some sort of online profile – 79% of the US population to be exact – but does your real estate business have one? If not, 88% of businesses are beating you for your audience’s attention. Simply put, a mix of smart digital advertisements on strategically placed platforms allow real estate marketers to reach prospective customers and corporate decision makers where they are – social media. Developing a strong social media strategy gives real…

Terminus Unveils AI-Driven Account-Based Marketing Platform Updates to Transform Account Targeting and Engagement

New dynamic ad automation, native intent, and advanced conversion tracking features evolve account-based marketing to become the new B2B marketing standard Terminus, the #1 rated account-based marketing (ABM) execution platform and leader of the ABM movement, announced the release of its latest ABM platform update, which is focused on enabling B2B marketers to tie together more data sources, automate outreach more easily, and improve Terminus’ already best-in-breed account-based reporting capabilities. New features…

How to Translate Your Content for a B2B2C Approach

The internet has changed the way entire industries do business and engage with their customer bases. B2B companies are a prime example. Many companies are branching out from doing business exclusively with buyers and distributors, and at least 60% of manufacturers and wholesalers now leverage e-commerce platforms that let them sell directly to consumers, too. Adopting best practices from B2C helps B2B companies remain innovative and competitive. Engaging markets with “B2B2C” experiences online—such as transactional…

Bidstack Reaches New Checkpoint with Latest Senior Hires Nina Mackie and Charlotte Cook Join London HQ as Senior Director of Global Agency…

Bidstack, the in-game advertising platform is excited to announce two new appointments – Nina Mackie, Senior Director of Global Agency Partnerships and Charlotte Cook, Account Director of Games. Nina has enjoyed a 22-year career in advertising; initially starting in print advertising in Scotland, before progressing into digital. Her breadth of knowledge spans from editorials in the Trinity Mirror to digital ad platforms across mobile, WIFI, DOOH and programmatic. Commenting on her appointment, Mackie said, “46% of all…