Interview with Mukund Ramachandran, VP Global Marketing, Dynamic Yield

"To use the technology successfully, companies are aligning marketers, product managers, and developers around a shared vision to provide better experiences for customers." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role at Dynamic Yield and how you got here. I am the VP of Marketing at Dynamic Yield. I am responsible for all aspects of marketing including brand marketing, content marketing, PR, product marketing, event marketing, and demand generation. I am a product marketer both by training and at…

Marketing Trends: Rise of the B2B Consumer

When it comes to the business-to-business (B2B) world, marketers are rarely faced with the same fast-paced change that they have come to expect when dealing with consumers. Traditionally speaking, B2B commerce has always relied on a much longer customer journey than its B2C counterpart. Whether incorporating a new business partner, investing in a new technology or finalizing a commercial deal, B2B decision makers will rarely make a purchase on a whim. For this group, the age-old marketing tactics of Product, Place,…

TechBytes with Sean Zinsmeister, VP of Product Marketing, Infer

Sean Zinsmeister VP of Product Marketing, Infer Modern marketers rely heavily on predictive intelligence and AI in building a true, single-source definition of customer experience based on data and analytics. The biggest question in a competitive AI landscape is how human factors would influence the industry. To get a clear picture on everything-AI and intelligent sales platforms, we spoke to Sean Zinsmeister, VP of Product Marketing at Infer.MTS: Tell us about your role at Infer and how you got here? Sean …

Why Video Makes Sense for B2B Marketers

Action star Jean-Claude Van Damme’s most recent career comeback wasn’t in some ultraviolent shoot-’em-up but a viral video. The video featured the Muscles from Brussels demonstrating an “extreme split” that demonstrated he was still very flexible even now that he’s into his 50s. What’s most surprising about the video though was the client: Volvo Trucks. The point of the video -- aside from providing some laughs -- was to show off a new dynamic steering system in the trucks. Volvo designed a series of splashy videos,…

TechBytes with Mark Lorion, President and General Manager, Apperian

Mark Lorion President and General Manager, Apperian Mobile app safety is a hot topic among marketers. With brands increasingly looking to leverage apps to interact with customers, it is imperative for businesses to factor in safety. We spoke to Mark Lorion, President and General Manager, Apperian, and now a part of Arxan's management team, to learn how brands should approach app security and ensure that their data and their customer's device are protected from such threats.MTS: What is the right way to start developing…

Interview with Kurt Heinemann, CMO, Reflektion

"I believe it’s artificial intelligence (AI). AI will proliferate in every element of business and consumer life. It will make consumers lives easier and require less work and thinking for businesses." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role and how you got here? I’ve always had roles with marketing technologies in some form or another, whether it was consumers or for the last 10 years to the business and marketers in the B2B SaaS space. What drives me is the challenge to simplify the technology…

TechBytes with Seth Gottlieb, CTO, Global Offerings, Lionbridge

Seth Gottlieb CTO, Global Offerings, Lionbridge In August, Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., a translation and digital communications company, was awarded the Best Global Translation Solutions Technology Provider and CV Innovation Award as part of Corporate Vision Magazine’s 2017 Technology Innovator Awards. We spoke to Seth Gottlieb, CTO, Lionbridge, to find out how they viewed the future of CMS and how to scale multi-lingual content.MTS: In your opinion, how does a strong CMS fit into the modern marketing organization?…

How Marketing Operations Affects Marketing Accountability

Describing the role of marketing today is complex.  Just think about it.  What do you call yourself?  What do you call what you do as a profession and I am not talking about your title!  Are you a marketer, a digital marketer, a demand gen marketer, a content marketer, an agile marketer, a marketing technologist, an operations marketer, a modern marketer…..what are you?  This is important because the world of marketing is changing and names have power in terms of your focus, how you are perceived in your company and your…

TechBytes with Jonathan Opdyke, President, Brand Solutions, Criteo

Jonathan Opdyke President, Brand Solutions, Criteo In May, Criteo launched the Criteo Direct Bidder, a header bidding technology that directly connects publishers’ inventory to the demand from Criteo’s extensive base of more than 15,000 clients globally. We spoke to Jonathan Opdyke, President, Brand Solutions, Criteo to understand how Criteo plans to tackle the challenges of marketing attribution.MTS: Tell us about your role in Criteo and the team you handle? Jonathan Opdyke: In 2004, I co-founded and ran HookLogic…

Interview with Christopher Lynch, Chief Marketing Officer, Cision

"Today, most marketing metrics still focus on engagement metrics for engagement metrics’ sake. In comms, the focus tends to be vanity metrics like competitive share of voice." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role at Cision and how you got here? (What inspired you to be a part of a media intelligence company?) I’m Cision’s Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for our global marketing strategy. My team is responsible for digital marketing, PR & communications, product marketing, web strategy, social…

Interview with Dave Gullo, Co-Founder and CTO, VideoAmp

"Existing viewability metrics are a reaction to an industry that got too cozy with low quality and often fraudulent traffic sources. In the next two years, more Video will be bought directly, using automation and data." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to start a video advertising technology innovation company? I am the technical co-founder at VideoAmp. VideoAmp Co-Founder and CEO Ross McCray was originally my client at my past company, which was doing high-level…

A Marketer’s Guide to Measuring Social Success

How far would you agree with the statement that everything is taken more seriously when there are measurable and specific outcomes? In order to gain budget and confidence from others in your marketing strategies, you need to prove how your efforts contribute to the organisation’s business goals. Social media, like other channels, must prove its return on investment. Of course, that’s easier said than done. Whether you use social media to drive awareness, revenue, customer satisfaction, increase traffic or even generate…

TechBytes with Dr. Mark Grether, CEO, Sizmek

Dr. Mark Grether CEO, Sizmek Dmexco 2017 witnessed a confluence of digital professionals, marketing leaders, and data science experts from all over the world. The message at the event was clear:  Explore new opportunities within the realm of advertising and focus on transparency independently. Following Sizmeks’ recent acquisition of Rocket Fuel, the programmatic landscape now boasts of a formidable force that delivers a unified integrated, full-funnel solution for agencies and their brands. Sizmek customers can now…

Interview with Chaitanya Chandrasekar, Co-Founder and CEO at QuanticMind

"Customer experience has become mission-critical in marketing. The advertisers that succeed will be the ones that deliver the right message to the right customers over the right channel at the right time." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to start an AdTech innovation company? I’ve been obsessed with data and the insights they provide for as long as I can remember. In particular, I love the the immediate gratification of being able to drive results &…

TechBytes with Rajit Joseph, VP Product, People.ai

Rajit Joseph VP Product, People.ai Marketing and sales teams continue to find themselves skirting through the challenges of leveraging automation technologies to their fullest potential. Often considered as the ‘Black box” of the business, sales conversations powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) has a significant impact on the performance of sales teams. In May, predictive intelligence platform for sales, People.ai raised $7 Million Series A funding. We interviewed Rajit Joseph, VP Product, People.ai to dive deeper…

How to Use Twitter to Find Sales Prospects and Generate New Leads for B2B Companies

By truly harnessing the power of Twitter and other social networks, B2B companies can identify new sales prospects, nurture them through direct communication, and convert them into qualified leads that have a higher chance of becoming customers. But, how can you turn Twitter followers into leads? In this article, I’ll discuss how B2B companies can use an approach of proactive social outreach to transform Twitter into a reliable source of quality leads. Demand Generation and Social Prospecting Before delving into lead…

TechBytes with Wulfric Light-Wilkinson, CCO, Quill

Wulfric Light-Wilkinson CCO Quill Quill is a leader in Primary Content production, who with their latest round of investment have raised a total of £10 million. We covered how the investment will fuel development of its proprietary cloud technology platform and further expand its network of freelance content creators and to continue to roll out the Quill Quality Score, an industry standard benchmark for the ecommerce content quality. We caught up with Quill’s CCO, Wulfric Light-Wilkinson, to get his point of view on…

TechBytes with Katie Bullard, Chief Growth Officer, DiscoverOrg

Katie Bullard Chief Growth Officer, DiscoverOrg In 2017, better data drives marketing and sales ROI. However, when your B2B data decays at 70% year-on-year, how should CMOs justify investing in data management platforms (DMPs) and expect their CRMs to run accurately each quarter? Apart from data collection and management, it is equally important to cleanse data regularly. DiscoverOrg’s Marketo Connector puts your data cleansing and enrichment on auto-pilot , enabling Marketo users to build and leverage the world’s most…

Interview with Chris Dobson, CEO, The Exchange Lab

"As tech capability grows, brands may view machine learning as the answer to — and reason for — industry issues such as poor transparency and fraud even though all media has had its share of challenges in this area since advertising began." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role at The Exchange Lab and how you got here.? (What inspired you to be part of a programmatic AdTech company?) My media career has spanned client, agency, TV and digital, always seeming to move on, as consumers do, into new media…

TechBytes with Steve Norall, Chief Product Officer, SurveyMonkey

Steve Norall Chief Product Officer, SurveyMonkey SurveyMonkey recently unveiled its new People Powered Data platform that enables businesses to turn voices and opinions into actionable data. We spoke to Steve Norall, Chief Product Officer, SurveyMonkey, about how their new platform enables B2B marketers to engage with their customers.MTS: Tell us about your role at SurveyMonkey and how you got here? Steve Norall: I’m the Chief Product Officer at SurveyMonkey, overseeing product, growth marketing, and product…