Agora.io Brings Live Video and Broadcasting Solutions with Global Scalability to IBC 2018

Agora.io, a global leader in real-time communication solutions, announced that it will showcase its high-definition, ultra low-latency voice, video, and live broadcasting solutions at the 2018 International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam from September 14-19. Agora.io team members will be on hand at IBC in Hall 14, Stand D54 to share information, hold live demonstrations, and answer questions about Agora's RTC solutions. Powered by a powerful proprietary software-defined real-time network (SD-RTN™) that boasts…

Sprinklr and Snaps Drive Human-Robot Collaboration for a New Era of Customer Care

Sprinklr, the world’s #1 social media management platform, announced its integration with Snaps, the leading conversational marketing platform. The companies are launching the Sprinklr and Snaps Agent Handoff, which helps brands easily manage the transition between an automated chatbot and a human agent for complex customer care questions in Facebook Messenger, Twitter and SMS. Now, brands can provide a personalized experience on messaging platforms while reducing customer care costs. The Challenge: Improving the Chatbot…

Forbes Names Hootsuite Among ‘Best and Brightest’ Private Cloud Companies in Cloud 100

Hootsuite, the leader in social media management trusted by more than 16 million customers and employees at 80% of the Fortune 1000, has been recognized by Forbes as one of the top private cloud companies in its Cloud 100. This is the second year in a row that Hootsuite has appeared on the list. “We are incredibly honored and humbled to again be included in the Forbes Cloud 100,” said Ryan Holmes, CEO of Hootsuite. “It is a privilege to lead Hootsuite’s high performing team in driving industry innovation to help our…

Marketing Technology Bulletin Covering the Week Gone By

Top Picks from Martech Series. Original Martech Insights from the Week Gone By. This bulletin covering important news occurring in the world of Marketing Technology. This bulletin is the best source to glance through major Martech developments last week. Measuring Quality and Impact of Event Marketing on Revenue Critical to Most Businesses New Research Proves Correlation Between Events and ROI for Enterprise Companies; Finds Rapid Revenue Growth Is Fueled by Event Marketing Deloitte’s Acquisition of Magnetic’s…

A Beginners Guide to Positioning a Strong Online Brand

Whether you’re starting a new business or revamping your company image, establishing your online brand is key to your success. So how do you go about successfully creating a strong online brand? Think before you act Don’t jump straight in at the deep end. Before you spend time, money and effort in promoting your business online, take a step back and think about what you want to achieve. Make sure you have a clear idea of who you are as a company, what your priorities, ethics and morals are as well as what your goal is…

Five Things to Consider When Marketing to College Students

As an industry, we love to treat young people as mythical beasts whose motivations and desires must be deciphered through tea leaves. Marketing to college students is particularly crucial since they’re a generation of consumers coming into their own during an observable time in an observable place. There are 20 million U.S. college students with $44 billion in estimated buying power, so they’re an important demographic for brands to reach. These five truths are the bedrock of any effective college marketing strategy……

Animoto and Getty Images Partnership Addresses the Growing Video Needs of Businesses

Over 1 Million Creative Images and Video Clips from Getty Images Are Now Available Within Animoto's Marketing Video Maker Animoto, the company that makes it easy for anyone to create professional marketing videos, launched an integration with Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications. Now fortified with a robust, searchable library of Getty Images content, Animoto is making video marketing accessible to businesses of all sizes regardless of the volume or quality of the assets they may have on hand.…

Content is The “Lion Factor” in Succeeding with ABM and Person-Based Marketing

The lion is as good as it hunts. The beauty and the strength wane as the hunt goes down. I often relate to that impressive 'Lion' factor in content marketing too! Do you? How do you measure the performance of your content, and how often? To find answers, you have to be a lion in your B2B marketing strategy yourself. Isn't it!!! Do Enterprise Decision Makers Actually Consume B2B Content? Powerful content can accelerate not just your marketing efforts, but also add more teeth to your sales. With the coming of age for ABM…

Measuring Quality and Impact of Event Marketing on Revenue Critical to Most Businesses

New Research Proves Correlation Between Events and ROI for Enterprise Companies; Finds Rapid Revenue Growth Is Fueled by Event Marketing One of the world’s oldest marketing channels—events—was erroneously labeled as unquantifiable and unpredictable, until now. A new report released by Splash, the world’s first end-to-end event marketing software, in conjunction with Harvard Business Review Analytic Services (HBR-AS), confirms a new era for event marketers; one where high-performing companies are investing more in event…

Interview with Erwin Bos, Director of Sales, Europe, Tapjoy

"Apps offer so many better and more inventive ways to integrate ads natively into the app experience, as opposed to the tiny display banner ads that run on the mobile web."Tell us about your role at Tapjoy and the team/technology you handle. I am the European Sales Director at Tapjoy, which means I am responsible for building close relationships for the company with brands and agencies and trading desks throughout EMEA. Operating an opt-in, Advertising as a Service model, Tapjoy empowers people to unlock premium content…

Shareablee Adds Industry’s First Branded Content Advertiser Search to Its Monetize Suite

Partnership Explorer Provides Branded Video Ad Intelligence for Social Marketers Shareablee Inc., announced their Monetize Suite's new Partnership Explorer, a first-of-its-kind branded content planning and ranking dashboard that provides unlimited access to search advertisers individually or by industry groupings across over 5000 global categories. To date, branded video on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have grown 57% since 2017, with nearly seventy percent of engagement being driven by Sports,…

New Study: 2018 PROMO Online Video Statistics and Trends

The future of online marketing is video content. It’s the leading format for brands and advertisers, and for good reason – consumers absolutely love video content. That’s why we decided to dig deeper to find out how, when, and where people prefer to watch videos online. The team at PROMO conducted a study of more than 500 individuals of all ages. We asked about their habits and preferences when it comes to watching online videos. As a result, we learned a lot about when and how people watch video, along with some…

Interview with John Dahl, CEO, Co-Founder at Mux

"For some online video platforms, the most profitable form of monetization isn't advertising - it's sponsored content. An interesting sponsored video is a lot more engaging than a traditional pre-roll ad." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What inspired you to found Mux? I got into software accidentally. I actually studied philosophy in college and theology in graduate school and started doing some freelance programming when I needed a job, since the market for professional philosophers is a bit thin.…

Josh Allen Joins Drift as Company’s First Chief Revenue Officer

Conversational Marketing Leader Adds Former CarGurus and LogMeIn Sales Leader to Executive Team Drift, the world’s leading conversational marketing and sales platform, announced that Josh Allen has been appointed the company’s first Chief Revenue Officer. Josh Allen Joins Drift as Company’s First Chief Revenue Officer As CRO, Allen will be responsible for building and executing Drift's long term go-to-market sales strategy as the company strives to transform businesses’ sales and marketing into the now. He joins…

Crimson Hexagon Announces Cutting Edge Reverse Image Search Capability

Allows Market Researchers to Uncover a Full Range of Consumer Sentiment and Reactions to Image-Based Content Crimson Hexagon, the leading provider of AI-Powered Consumer Insights, announces new reverse image search capabilities. The first in the industry to offer this advanced feature, Crimson Hexagon extends its technology leadership in AI and image analytics, allowing analysts to search by picture, instead of text, across Crimson Hexagon’s data library. Results include exact matches, visually similar images, and a full…

Six Ways You Should Be Using Market Intelligence

Apply Insight, Not Hindsight, to Boost B2B Marketing Success With buyer data at an all-time high, it’s ironic that many B2B marketers still rely on gutfeel and hindsight over knowledge and insight. We’ve found that many brands are essentially gambling on six of the most important aspects of strategy development and implementation. But it would be much better to apply market intelligence and get more scientific with marketing spend. Here’s how. Product roadmaps: Where are you going? The intuition and vision of product…

Video for All: Why Vidyard Chose INBOUND 2018 to Make Big Marketing Technology News

Say it all with a video. Yes, that's what Vidyard has done to the video marketing ecosystem in 2018. With a flurry of exciting new releases and tech integrations, the landscape is brimming with optimism. At INBOUND 2018, Vidyard has announced that HubSpot Video, is now available free to all HubSpot Marketing, Sales, and Service Hub customers. MarTech RADAR 2018: Top 150 B2B Technology Companies We sat down with Tyler Lessard, VP Marketing at Vidyard, to understand what makes video the most exciting Marketing…

Lyft Business Reimagines Transportation with Salesforce

With Salesforce Pardot and Sales Cloud, Lyft Business Will Be Able to Drive Customer Engagement and Loyalty Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, announced that Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the US, is using Salesforce Pardot and Sales Cloud to identify the best prospects, convert more leads and drive customer loyalty. Lyft Business designs transportation experiences and programs that make the ride matter—by driving business forward, rewarding people, and ultimately, upgrading the transportation…

Interview with David Mason, CEO and Founder, StudioNow

"Brands and agencies do not have much data to help determine how much to spend on creative and production because they never really know how the content is going to perform."Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What made you start StudioNow? I have been an entrepreneur for the past 25 years. Along the way, I have dabbled with having a normal job here or there, but always found that my passion was to create ideas and companies from scratch. My key ingredients have always been to identify a large-scale trend…

AI-Powered Audio Transcription Company, Trint Expands Operations to North America

Toronto-Native News Veteran Returns Home as Global Technology Entrepreneur with New Office in Toronto Trint, the pioneer of AI-powered speech-to-text transcription, announced its operational expansion to North America, with the opening of a new office in downtown Toronto, Canada to promote further growth in the region and tap into the city’s wealth of technology talent. Currently, Trint goes beyond transcription to provide the world’s most collaborative and innovative platform for searching, editing and getting the most…