Former IBM & Kony CTO Joins rewardStyle, the Leading Influencer Marketing Company

rewardStyle, the pioneer and leader in global influencer marketing, and company behind LIKEtoKNOW.it, the first-of-its-kind influencer-driven shopping app, is excited to announce the appointment of Bill Bodin as rewardStyle's Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Bodin will play a key role in leading rewardStyle's innovative engineering endeavors and shaping rewardStyle's technological vision and future product roadmap. He will work with rewardStyle's exceptional line up of current engineering leaders to grow the…

SproutLoud Named Best Marketing Platform by Street Fight

"Being Recognized as an Industry-Leading Innovator by Street Fight, for the Second Year in a Row, Validates the Tremendous Amount of Investment, Resources and Commitment That We Dedicate to Helping Brands and Their Channel Partners or Locations Compete and Win in Local Markets." - Gary Ritkes, President of Sproutloud SproutLoud, the leader in Through Channel Marketing Automation, received the 2019 Street Fight Innovator Award for Best Marketing Platform. This is the second consecutive year that SproutLoud has won a top…

SOCi Launches Customer Advisory Council Committed to Addressing Critical Social Marketing Needs for Multi-Location Businesses

Unites 15 Top Brands to Focus on the Future & Growth of Localized Social Marketing SOCi, the leading platform for social media and reputation management for multi-location brands, has formed a new Customer Advisory Council. This council is dedicated to addressing the critical needs of highly visible digital marketers who are challenged to create and manage the digital presence and online reputation of hundreds to thousands of local locations across top social and search sites. Announced at SOCi’s recent 2019 Summit,…

Matchmade Expands Its Influencer Marketing Platform to Help Millions of App Marketers, TikTok and Opera Amongst First Clients to Sign Up

The intelligent, data-driven influencer marketing platform continues its ambitious growth plans as it moves beyond games and gives app owners access to over 2 million influencers Matchmade, the intelligent influencer marketing platform announced that it has stepped beyond games and has opened its platform to app marketers. This new move means that 7 million apps on the App Store and Google Play will now have access to over 2 million new non-gaming channels on YouTube via Matchmade's platform. As part of this latest move,…

Microsoft Azure Tapped as Public Cloud Provider for Salesforce Marketing Cloud

‘By Bringing Together the Power of Azure and Microsoft Teams with Salesforce, Our Aim Is to Help Businesses Harness the Power of the Microsoft Cloud to Better Serve Customers,’ Says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Salesforce has chosen Microsoft Azure as its public cloud provider for its Salesforce Marketing Cloud and announced a new integration to connect the Salesforce Sales and Service Clouds with Microsoft Teams. Moving its Marketing Cloud to Microsoft Azure will allow Salesforce to optimize its performance as…

Never Let Marketing Write a Sales Email. Here’s Why

You crafted the perfect email. Or so you thought. It was clever, brimming with helpful data, and funny, too. But click-through rates were poor. And response rates? Abysmal. What did you do wrong with the sales email? The answer? Probably not much. But a few key things you did (or didn’t do) tanked your engagement metrics. Increasing sales email engagement remains a perennial issue for marketers. And while we haven’t found all of the answers, we have found what’s working best right now. To combat email marketers’…

ADARA Releases Results of Travel Marketing Personalization Study With Skift

ADARA, the world’s travel data co-op and leading provider of traveler intelligence, in partnership with Skift, announced new research detailing travel marketer use of advanced marketing tactics for personalization entitled "Getting to Peak Personalization". The study, which included responses from close to 500 US-based travel marketers, finds that few travel brands have employed the most advanced tactics such as AI-driven prediction and dynamic use of data across channels, but that many plan to do so in the next year.…

Octane11 Launches Full-Stack Platform For Multi-Channel B2B Digital Marketing

Launch Integrations Include MediaMath, Oracle Data Cloud, Intersection, Bombora and EverString; Initial Funding from MathCapital and More Than a Dozen Marketing and Technology Industry Executives Octane11 announced the launch of its full-stack digital marketing platform focused exclusively on the needs of Business-to-Business marketers. Incubated by MathCapital – the early-stage venture capital firm focused on the digital transformation of marketing and media – Octane11 helps Business-to-Business (B2B) marketers leverage…

NetApp Appoints James Whitemore as SVP and Chief Marketing Officer

Cloud veteran promoted to CMO after successful interim leadership NetApp the data authority for hybrid cloud, announced the appointment of James Whitemore as senior vice president and chief marketing officer (CMO) at NetApp, reporting to CEO George Kurian. Whitemore has been a key team member of the marketing organization since 2016 and served as interim CMO since July of 2019. His focus on increasing digital engagement will advance NetApp’s global marketing strategy to reach new customers and new buyers and strengthen…

Gartner Reveals the Top Three Barriers to Innovation in Marketing

Marketing Leaders Report They Struggle With Risk-Averse Corporate Cultures, Measurement and Talent Despite commanding 16% of marketing budgets and maturing as a core discipline, significant challenges remain for marketing innovation execution and effectiveness, according to Gartner, Inc. The Gartner Brand Strategy and Innovation Survey 2019* report shows the top three barriers to marketing innovation are risk-aversion, an inability to measure impact and limited talent (see Figure 1). “The nature of true innovation is…

How to Leverage AI and Hyper-Personalization to Transform Mass Marketing to Precision Marketing

While over 80% of marketers have used AI in some way, only 15% are using it effectively. Personalization, powered by AI, is critical to B2B Marketing - it enables deeper engagement, stronger relationships, and better ROI. AI in a vacuum, however, is not effective - it must be aligned to a Business problem or Marketing challenge. There are two keys to activating AI. First, make data actionable - by creating hyper-personalized experiences across the entire customer journey of Marketing and Sales touchpoints. Second,…

Research Findings: The Ill Effects of Data Pollution Are Skyrocketing in Marketing Organizations

Over the past decade, marketers have embraced the concept of “Big Data.” Unfortunately, they’ve found that bigger is not always better—not if size comes without the requisite level of control, that is. As a result of the recent uninhibited data land grab, today’s marketers are being forced to confront an inconvenient truth of their own: data pollution. According to a recent Forrester Consulting study, commissioned by Infogroup, “Marketers Need To Confront The Inconvenient Truth Of Data Pollution,” the vast majority of…

MarTech Interview with Todd Goldman, VP of Marketing at Infoworks

"Volume of data is important, but it is more important to be able to add new analytics use cases quickly" Could you tell us about your journey into Marketing Technologies and how you started at Infoworks? I was trained as Engineer years ago but was curious about how the product feature sets were defined so I moved into Product Management. I liked talking to customers and doing public speaking so I moved into Product Marketing and from there, things just evolved as I moved into more executive-level positions. I joined…

The Value of Integrating Marketing Automation With Email Marketing

Email Marketing is one of the strongest and most efficient ways to reach your customers. In fact, the average person checks their email about 15 times per day. With an estimated 293.6 billion emails anticipated to be sent worldwide in 2019, it’s safe to assume that your customers are getting their fair share of email communication. So, how can your small or midsized business (SMB) make sure your email marketing stands out? Integrating Marketing Automation with your Email Marketing campaigns is absolutely essential to give…

Omnicom Precision Marketing Group’s Credera Opens New Chicago Office

Credera, a digital consulting firm focused on innovation, transformation and efficiency, has announced the opening of a new office in Chicago to support client growth. Credera is part of the Omnicom Precision Marketing Group (OPMG). "Credera's new Chicago office is launching at a key time of growth for the firm," says Justin Bell, President & CEO of Credera. "As evidenced by our recent new office in New York City, we are expanding quickly to partner with our new clients along with other OPMG agencies. This growth will…

One North brings AI to Professional Services Content Marketing

Digital agency One North recently developed a new artificial intelligence tool, the Relevance Engine, to guide visitors of professional services websites toward strategic content marketing and enhance their user experience. The proprietary technology analyzes a website's thought leadership and other long-form content and recommends additional, hyper-relevant website content, which encourages customers and prospects to explore the website further and improves its search engine optimization. Marketing Technology News:…

Popwallet Raises $4 Million for Mobile Wallet Marketing Automation

Popwallet, the world's only mobile wallet marketing automation platform, announced Series Seed funding of $4 million led by Stout Street Capital. Additional investors include Loeb.nyc, 3Lines Venture Capital, IrishAngels, Cultivation Capital, MATH Venture Partners, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, and angels from the marketing technology community. The Popwallet platform enables brand marketers to deliver personalized and connected experiences to people through mobile wallets like Apple Wallet and Google Pay. These…

How to Use Chat Marketing for the Holidays

With pumpkin spice and everything nice in full effect, it’s hard not to think about the holiday season. And with Halloween just around the corner, the holidays will creep up right before our eyes — and EVERYTHING will be about Holiday Marketing Campaigns. ?‍♀️ With all the ads, emails, commercials, songs, and more, it might seem out of control. However, when done smart, a seasonal Marketing campaign can actually be effective — even memorable. This holiday season, branch out of your normal Marketing efforts. From automated…

Fastest-Growing Digital Marketing Company in Washington Announced

Conversion Logix Wins PSBJ's 5th Fastest-Growing Private Company Award Conversion Logix, a digital marketing and technology company, was named the 5th fastest-growing private company in the state of Washington in 2019. The announcement came at the Puget Sound Business Journal's annual top 100 countdown of the state's fastest-growing private companies. This is the sixth time that Conversion Logix has appeared on this list; a feat that few companies have achieved. Marketing Technology News: TTEC to Celebrate Grand…

MarTech Interview with Terri Herrmann, VP of Marketing at Modern Hire

"Our MarTech stack continues to evolve as we look to become more targeted and personalized in our touchpoints with potential customers." Could you tell us about your journey into HR Technology? As a marketer, I’ve always been drawn to purpose-driven, mission-based organizations. With each leadership role I have taken on, I have always felt a connection to the people and purpose of the organization. My love for HR was born from spending nearly 13 years at ManpowerGroup, where our goal was to connect the potential of people…