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Standard Cognition Raises $40 Million in Series A Funding to Expand Autonomous Checkout Footprint Worldwide

Round Led by Initialized Capital, with Continued Participation from CRV and New Investors Including Draper Associates Standard Cognition, which provides the most flexible AI-powered autonomous checkout solutions for brick & mortar retailers, announced that it has raised $40 Million in Series A funding. The round was led by Initialized Capital, with continued participation from CRV and Y Combinator, and new investors including Draper Associates. This financing round brings the total amount raised to date by Standard to…

Talkwalker, the World’s Leading Social Listening Company, Continues Global Expansion with New Office Opening in Singapore

Talkwalker Announces the Opening of Their New Office in Singapore, to Develop Social Listening Capabilities Across Asia Pacific Talkwalker, the leading social listening and analytics platform, has opened a new office in Singapore. Founded in 2009, Talkwalker had already shown exponential growth across Europe and the US, with offices in Luxembourg, New York, San Francisco, and Frankfurt; serving over 2,000 global brands and agencies as clients. This new office will help develop the social listening and analytics industry…

Affinio Appoints Jon Baron CRO

Ad- and Mar-Tech Veteran Set to Accelerate Growth and Develop New Markets for Affinio Affinio, the leading marketing strategy platform offering visualization for cross-channel behavioral, insights data and cultural intelligence for brands, announced that Jon Baron has joined its executive team, serving as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), reporting directly to Tim Burke, CEO. Mr. Baron brings a wealth of senior-level experience in revenue acceleration, marketing cloud innovation and entrepreneurship to Affinio. He…

district m Ranked in Deloitte Technology Fast 500

Company Celebrates Exceptional Growth, Announces New Chief Revenue Officer, Rémi Fournier district m, a Montreal-based leading advertising technology company was accoladed on both sides of the border for its exceptional growth and innovation ranking #123 and #25 in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 North America and Fast 50 Canada respectively having achieved 926% revenue growth between 2014 and 2017. With this growth, the company also announced the recent appointment of Rémi Fournier to the role of Chief Revenue Officer…

Jivox Named a Leader by Independent Research Firm—Citing Its Experience, Maturity with Highest Score Possible in Product Vision

Report Says “Large, Global Brands” Should Consider Jivox Jivox, the personalized digital marketing technology leader, announced that its experience, maturity, and product vision has been recognized in The Forrester Wave: Creative Advertising Technologies, Q4 2018 report by Forrester Research, Inc. “Jivox Corporation offers experience and maturity relative to competitors,” the Forrester report states. “ has experience with both direct-response and brand-focused customers, which isn’t universally true among evaluated…

Nearly Two-Thirds of Businesses Say They Actively Implement Feedback From Mobile App Reviews

User Reviews Are Essential to Creating a Desirable Mobile App, and Companies Use a Variety of Channels to Gather These Reviews, According to a Survey of 301 App Developers and Marketers Nearly two-thirds of businesses (63%) actively collect and implement feedback from reviews into their apps, according to a new survey by The Manifest, a business news and how-to website. Meanwhile, 25% read reviews and only sometimes implement feedback, and just 10% read reviews and never implement feedback. The Manifest surveyed 301…

OpenText Brings Enterprise-Grade Customer Communications Management to Salesforce AppExchange, the World’s Leading Enterprise Apps…

Companies Can Now Streamline Customer Communication Management with OpenText Exstream on Salesforce AppExchange OpenText, a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), announced that OpenText Exstream for Salesforce is now available on Salesforce AppExchange, offering users a powerful solution for personalized, consistent customer communications management. "Customers demand personalized, authentic, and creative interactions with the brands they love. Delivering engaging experiences is a key competitive…

Pega Receives Highest Scores in Three of Four Use Cases in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for the CRM Customer Engagement Center…

Pegasystems Inc., the software company empowering digital transformation at the world's leading enterprises, announced it received the highest scores in three of the four analyzed use cases in Gartner's 2018 Critical Capabilities for the CRM Customer Engagement Center  report. Pega ranked highest in the global, business-to-business, and complex processes use case categories and placed third in the business-to-consumer use case. Gartner evaluated 13 CRM vendors as part of the Critical Capabilities report — a companion…

Apt2B Sales Soar, Web Traffic Skyrockets with Brand Networks

Apt2B Partners with Brand Networks; Doubles Monthly Purchase Volume Brand Networks, the advertising optimization platform and cross-channel managed media services provider, announced that online furniture site Apt2B doubled its monthly purchase volume and tripled monthly website traffic through social advertising with Brand Networks. Apt2B knew the value of Facebook’s advertising ecosystem, and looked to Brand Networks to scale its digital advertising efforts for performance and cost-efficiency. With Brand Networks Media…

SummitSync Secures $4.8 Million in Series A Funding and Announces Executive Leadership Appointment

The Industry-Leading Meeting Automation Platform Plans to Use the Funding to Grow Its Staff, Further Product Development, and Continue Transforming the Martech Space SummitSync, a meeting automation platform that helps B2B companies drive more revenue and schedule more meetings at conferences and trade shows, recently announced that it has secured $4.8 million in Series A funding from Loeb Enterprises, and welcomes the addition of Jimmy Chin as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Each year, $570 Billion is spent…

Vendasta Among Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Companies

Saskatoon-Based Software Company Receives Honour on North American Ranking Vendasta is pleased to announce it’s been listed among the fastest growing technology companies in North America on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500. Vendasta ranked #351 for its rapid revenue growth, entrepreneurial spirit, and bold innovation. The award distinguish the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech companies with the highest revenue-growth percentage over the past four years. Vendasta…

ThoughtSpot Announces SearchIQ, New Voice-Driven Analytics for the Enterprise

ThoughtSpot 5 Includes a New Voice-Driven Analytics Interface, Along with New Capabilities for Search & AI-Driven Predictions ThoughtSpot, the leader in search and AI-driven analytics for the enterprise, announced the release of ThoughtSpot 5, which includes multiple industry-first features. Notably, ThoughtSpot 5 includes SearchIQ, which empowers business users to search their data—and get instant and predictive results—from anywhere, with just their voice, and a new suite of advanced analytics tools that bring data…

Thunderhead Named A Leader in Journey Orchestration and Visioning By Independent Analyst Research Firm

Thunderhead’s ONE Engagement Hub Has Highest Score in Current Offering Category in Orchestration Report and Highest Possible Score for Strategy Thunderhead, the global leader in customer engagement and journey orchestration, has been named as a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Journey Visioning Platforms, Q4 2018, and The Forrester Wave: Journey Orchestration Platforms, Q4 2018. The Wave research identifies the most significant platforms, evaluating current offering, strategy and market presence. In both reports,…

Vendasta Adds Constant Contact to Marketplace

Vendasta, a white-label software platform driven by professional marketers for delivering solutions to local businesses, announced a technology partnership with Constant Contact , giving access to the industry-leading email marketing platform through the Vendasta Marketplace . “This is the number one most requested product type by our customers, and we’re so fortunate to be bringing Constant Contact to them,” said Ed O’Keefe, Executive VP of the Vendasta Marketplace. “The company is a powerhouse for email marketing…

MIT Global Survey: 90% of Companies Deploy Artificial Intelligence in the Customer Journey

New MIT Technology Review Insights Report Sponsored by Genesys Finds Global Brands Using AI Benefit from Increased Efficiency, Greater Brand Loyalty, and Notable Gains in Revenue A global survey of nearly 600 executives across 18 countries reports nine out of ten firms use artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to improve the customer journey. Additionally, large companies with more than 30,000 employees were over 50% more likely to have made major investments in AI for front-line customer interactions and analytics.…

Hermes Digitally Enhances Parcel Delivery Experience with IMImobile

Parcel Delivery Provider to Use IMImobile’s Communications Platform, Imiconnect, to Orchestrate Digital Customer Engagement Global cloud communications software and solutions provider IMImobile PLC, has been chosen by Hermes for the implementation of its new parcel notifications strategy as part of the company’s ‘Digital Futures’ programme. Hermes will be using IMImobile’s enterprise cloud communications platform, IMIconnect, to power millions of delivery notifications each month on behalf of their retail customers.…

Interview with Shafqat Islam, Co-Founder and CEO, NewsCred

"Content Marketing has to drive measurable business results and like the rest of the marketing organization, contribute to the revenue engine of their companies in order to continue to justify budgets and spend."Tell us about your role and journey into technology. How did you start NewsCred? I spend most of my time managing the strategic growth of the company and learning from our customers about how our platform can help marketing organizations work better together to increase their performance. In college, I was a…

Gartner Says CMOs Remain Confident Amid Leveled Off Budgets and Uncertain Times

Marketing Leaders Under Increased Pressure to Show Business Value, According to 2018 CMO Spend Survey Marketing budgets have remained steady for 2018 (11.2 percent of company revenue), but 63 percent of chief marketing officers (CMOs) expect their budgets to increase in 2019, according to the latest CMO Spend Survey by Gartner, Inc. The report reveals CMOs are growing ever more confident in their investments in marketing technology, innovation and personalization. Gartner's CMO Spend Survey 2018 results are in!…

ItaQuod Launches The World’s First And Only Structured CRM Platform

ItaQuod Helps Team Members Capture, Consume and Collaborate on Information in up to 80% Less Time ItaQuod, the world's first and only Structured CRM platform for easily capturing, consuming and collaborating on information, announced that it has released its revolutionary solution that -- unlike traditional, legacy CRM -- provides an embedded data structure for both demographic and learned information that crystallizes WHAT information to capture, provides guidance on HOW to capture it and clarity for WHERE to put it. The…

Kitewheel Positioned as a Leader in Customer Journey Visioning and Orchestration Reports by Independent Research Firm

Kitewheel Also Listed Among Six Providers in the Large Market Presence Segment for Journey Management Kitewheel, provider of the leading Customer Journey Management Hub, announced that Forrester Research, Inc. has placed its platform in the “Leaders” category in The Forrester Wave: Journey Visioning Platforms, Q4 2018; The Forrester Wave: Journey Orchestration Platforms, Q4 2018 reports. The company’s Wave rankings included the highest scores possible in the strategy and technology criteria in both reports, and for…