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Simpli.fi Launches Nationwide Addressable Connected TV and Over-The-Top Advertising Solution

Leader in Localized Programmatic Also Launching Intent-Based Behavioral and Granular Demographic Targeting for OTT/CTV Inventory Simpli.fi, the programmatic advertising platform built for the scale of localization and personalization, announced a significant expansion of its advanced TV capabilities, including nationwide addressable targeting, intent-based behavioral targeting, and granular demographic targeting for Over-the-Top (OTT) and Connected TV (CTV) inventory. In addition to launching three unique and powerful…

RedPoint Global Launches Next Generation of the RedPoint Customer Engagement Hub

Redpoint Revolutionizes How Marketers Leverage Data and Analytics to Drive Personalized Engagement RedPoint Global, a top provider of customer data platform and customer engagement technology, announced the availability of the next generation of the RedPoint Customer Engagement Hub. The enhanced RedPoint Customer Engagement Hub provides a single point of control over data, decisions, and interactions, revolutionizing how marketers access data and analytics to drive personalized engagements across every interaction…

OpenText Enables Intelligent and Connected Customer Service in the Cloud

OpenText Qfiniti Delivers Advanced Workforce Optimization for Amazon Connect Through AWS Marketplace OpenText , a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), announced the availability of OpenText Qfiniti for Amazon Connect, a self-service, cloud-based contact center solution that enables any business to deliver better customer service at a lower cost. OpenText Qfiniti is available now on AWS Marketplace. "For the intelligent and connected enterprise, delivering premium customer service is a powerful…

Snapchat Welcomes Two More Companies to Its Mobile Measurement Partner Program

Snapchat Has Been Working Hard to Catch up in Revenues with Mobile Advertising Giants Facebook & Instagram. By Adding More Brands to Its Mobile Measurement Partner Program, Snapchat Seems Confident in Achieving Just That Snap Inc’s Snapchat will be adding Tenjin and Branch.io to its Mobile Measurement Partner Platform. This is being considered a highly strategic move by Snapchat to be at par with rivals, Facebook and Instagram. While Instagram is a part of Facebook (purchased at $1 billion in 2012 by the latter), its…

Deloitte Survey: Artificial Intelligence Delivers, but Missteps Can Yield ‘Bridges to Nowhere’

Eighty-Two Percent of Early AI Adopters Cite Positive ROI Enthusiasm for artificial intelligence is running high, with early adopters ramping up their investments, reporting substantial returns, and planning to invest in more projects, according to Deloitte's second edition of the "State of AI in the Enterprise" report, released today. Nonetheless, organizations may want to tap the brakes – if only to more skillfully navigate the inevitable twists and turns that lie ahead. In the survey of 1,100 US executives from…

Building a Business in your Consumer’s Pocket

Think about your average morning for a moment — what do you do, eat, read or think about? No matter your different responsibilities or tasks throughout a day, chances are that by 9 am, you have already used three or more mobile apps to enhance your morning routine. Apps are integrated seamlessly into most people’s day — from the moment we wake up to the moment our head hits the pillow at night — we see timelines, newsfeeds and emails full of content, nearly all of which comes by way of mobile applications. The app economy…

TechBytes with Todd Bowman, Director, SEM and Feeds, Merkle

Todd Bowman Director, SEM and Feeds, Merkle The industry now has access to more location data than ever before through data collected from apps, cell phones, etc. In this context, we spoke to Todd Bowman, Director, SEM and Feeds, Merkle, to understand the current state of location data, how Merkle works with location data technologies, and how it is disrupting the way omnichannel marketing is executed globally.Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What made you join Merkle? In my current role at…

Really Simple Systems CRM Announces the Release of Its New API

Top small business CRM vendor, Really Simple Systems, has announced the release of its latest version API, Version 4.0. The new API (Application Programming Interface) propels the company's CRM to integration to the next level, giving additional functionality, increased security and faster transactions. Really Simple Systems founder and CEO, John Paterson, remarked: "Our new API comes as a direct response to customer feedback. Our customers told us they wanted more integrations with our CRM; this new API allows us to…

G Suite’s Gmail Rolls out with New Features

G Suite’s Current Gmail Version Add-Ons Are Getting the Compose Function. The Release Will Also Facilitate a Private Bridge Between Gmail and Other Enterprise Applications Such as Box, Atlassian, Etc. Finally, Google rewards the developer community by launching its much-awaited ‘Compose’ feature. Basically, ‘Compose’ allows developers to directly integrate their applications with Gmail. This enhances ease of access for G Suite's Gmail users when accessing information from third-party sources. The announcement comes as a…

The Funnel Isn’t a Funnel: Embracing the Way Businesses Buy and the Changing Role of B2B Sales

For most B2B companies, the sales process and funnel has not changed much in the past few decades. Sure, there is a bit more sophistication around the top of the funnel with web visitors, marketing capture leads, marketing qualified leads and sales accepted leads — but the funnel still represents a linear path through a set of stages. While the funnel may not have changed, the way B2B companies actually buy has changed and today’s most effective B2B companies have revised their sales approach to match the actual process that…

TechBytes with Jessica Ortega, Web Security Research Analyst, SiteLock

Jessica Ortega Web Security Research Analyst, SiteLock On an average, websites are attacked 58 times per day. A single successful attack can have devastating consequences for an online business. We spoke to Jessica Ortega, Web Security Research Analyst, SiteLock, to understand the malware trends that are currently in play and which websites are more prone to security infringements.Tell us about your role at SiteLock and the part you played in curating the report — The SiteLock Website Security Insider Q2 2018. I’m a…

New Searchmetrics Study: Google Now Wants Brands to Get Niche-Specific

Google Ranking Factors Study Highlights Big Variations in Search Strategies for Different Niches − from ‘Weight Loss’ to ‘Furniture’ and ‘Financial Planning’ Brands’ organic search strategies on Google should now be tightly tailored to the niche they operate in, according to the latest research by Searchmetrics. That’s because Google’s use of technologies such as AI and machine-learning are helping it pin-point, more clearly than ever, the specific factors that satisfy search queries in different niches and contexts.…

TechBytes with Alexandre Schont, VP Strategic Partnerships, TabMo

Alexandre Schont VP Strategic Partnerships, TabMo More than 80% of the mobile ads that TabMo receives on its DSP come from mobile applications, rather than (mobile) browsers. In this context, we spoke to Alexandre Schont, VP Strategic Partnerships, TabMo, to understand precision advertising in mobile and the technologies that come together in delivering these campaigns. Tell us about your role at TabMo and the team/technology you handle. TabMo is a mobile-first demand-side platform (DSP) that is available as a…

Panopto Delivers Best-In-Class Live Video Analytics Powered by Hive Streaming

Panopto, a leading enterprise video platform provider, and Hive Streaming, a leader in enterprise video distribution, announced a strategic distribution agreement. Through the agreement, Panopto customers will have access to Hive Insights, a video analytics dashboard that provides network, application and video production teams with actionable reports on live event performance, quality of experience, and network load. Starting today, Hive Insights will be included with Panopto at no additional cost to Panopto customers.…

DemandBridge Announces Strategic Alliance

DemandBridge, a dominant Marketing Automation Platform provider to approximately 600 Marketing/Print Services firms, announced that they have signed a letter-of-intent with The Ampersand Group, agreeing in principle to forge a strategic alliance to provide an array of business services associated with on-boarding, implementation and operating the DemandBridge suite of products. The Ampersand Group, located in Akron, Ohio, has a national network of entrepreneurial business owners who use Ampersand's back office services and…

Global Sales Enablement Momentum Spurs Triple-Digit Growth for Seismic

Seismic, the recognized leader in sales and marketing enablement, announced 109 percent year over year organic growth in the recurring revenue base to end the third quarter. Consistent customer satisfaction continues to be a major factor in the company's success: Seismic posted year over year 97 percent gross retention to end the quarter. "The top trend we've seen thus far this year is large enterprises redefining the scope and potential of their sales enablement strategies," said Doug Winter, Seismic CEO. "They have…

Bringing Collaboration to the Midmarket

Content collaboration remains a relatively new process following the advent of cloud computing and storage. While for years, we have heard about digital transformation, cloud storage and the development of online file sharing solutions, many individuals still store files locally on personal computers by default. Although this practice is beginning to change, there is a steep learning curve around the issues the midmarket contends with. Midmarket organizations struggle with secure collaborative content practices. While…

TechBytes with Jay Wells, Senior Director, Strategy and Planning, Merkle

Jay Wells Sr. Director, Strategy & Planning, Merkle The explosion of OTT publishers in the last 2 years and the acceleration of cord-cutting behavior is beginning to shift the dynamic between large national advertisers and media agencies. We spoke to Jay Wells, Senior Director, Strategy & Planning, Merkle, to learn about the key events in OTT and Programmatic Advertising industry that have made the biggest impact on the business.Tell us about your role at Merkle and the team/technology you handle. I help…

Why is Delivering Online Customer Experience Actually Harder to Measure than Anticipated

Most online businesses are scurrying to find the best definition to Customer Experience. Without fully understanding the benchmark of Customer Experience and related analytics, marketing teams often miss their own objectives of delivering relevant personalization. Whether it's Instagram advertising or a transactional email newsletter, your customers expect consistent branding and messaging that further strengthens the brand-individual relationship. We spoke to Ben Jabbawy, Founder and CEO of Privy.com, the leading…

Hubb Secures $6.3 Million in Series B Funding

Five Elms Capital Leads Latest Round for Enterprise Event Tech Startup Hubb, a developer of cutting-edge event management technology, announces that it has raised a $6.3 million Series B funding round. The round was led by Five Elms Capital and includes follow-on investment from Oregon Venture Fund and Elevate Capital. Hubb's event management solutions and powerful business intelligence tools bring innovation and data-driven decision making to the events industry. The company works with key clients such as Microsoft,…