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Bluewolf’s The State of Salesforce Report Reveals 77 Percent of Companies Using AI Expect to Increase Investment Over Next 12 Months

Annual Report Finds Early Adopter Confidence In Ai Drives Superior Customer Experiences And Business Impact Global consulting agency Bluewolf, an IBM Company, has released its sixth-annual The State of Salesforce report that uncovers insights and emerging trends from Sales, Service, Marketing and IT professionals who use Salesforce, the world's #1 CRM platform. Based on insights from more than 1,800 Salesforce customers worldwide, the report found that companies are encouraged by the results of early artificial…

HIRO Media Unveils New Safe SSP Platform to Extend Its Real-Time Ad Filtering Technology

HIRO’s Safe SSP Poised to Deliver Publishers a Full Set of Protections from Automated Malware, and Majority of Other Malicious Forms of Ad Behaviors Leading video advertising technology provider HIRO Media has announced the world’s first ‘Safe SSP,’ for advertisers, content owners and publishers. HIRO’s Safe SSP is branded as the only publisher-centric solution that enables publishers to block malicious advertisements in real time. The video advertising technology provider developed the Safe SSP platform in response to…

10 ABM Stats at Your Fingertips

The secret behind the growing popularity of Account-Based Marketing (ABM) is how confident and informed marketers feel while using it. While ABM remains the hottest MarTech topic for 2017, its importance has not grown overnight. While it may seem all geek to newbies, ABM offers very rewarding opportunities for marketers. According to the ABM evangelist, Sangram Vajre of Terminus, “If marketers adopt Account-Based Marketing practices, they will drive revenue in their businesses. I want to do everything I can to help make…

Interview with Aziz Rahim, CEO, SABIO Mobile

"Behavior analytics will have plenty to do with the eventual sale vs. the many proxies that are being used today like viewability and CTR (clickthrough rates)." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here. Having worked at NBC Universal, AT&T, Opera, I was exposed to content, mobile, and browsers. I saw the limitations each had in reaching the right mobile audiences, and wanted to do something about it. In addition to that, the importance of the app ecosystem vs mobile web was something…

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…

TechBytes with Niv Yemini, CTO, Bidalgo

Niv Yemini CTO, Bidalgo You can’t beat AI, but you can collaborate with it. Millions of apps are downloaded every day, but the hard fact is that most of these apps are abandoned or never used even once. A majority of users consider their apps as an integral part of their daily routine. Mobile app marketers rely on AI-based “UI miracles” to acquire new customers and retain existing ones. In 2017, AI is the most efficient way to gain a competitive advantage in mobile-app acquisition. Optimizing your mobile app can…

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 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…

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…

Interview with Tom Fishburne, Founder and CEO, Marketoonist

"We’re in the awkward adolescence of digital advertising, where powerful tools are becoming available but our mindset hasn’t quite caught up to the potential. That’s the friction I find funniest." On Marketing Technology MTS: What led you to satirize the digital advertising industry? I started parodying all things marketing because I was working in marketing and wanted to process some of the challenges I was grappling with. Digital advertising became a natural target because there is such a tremendous learning curve. I…

Interview with Gladys Kong, CEO, UberMedia

"Location intelligence is becoming easier to access and the insights are becoming more actionable. Barriers to entry are lower and will continue to ease, to the point where businesses in all verticals and at all stages of maturity will find applications for it." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to be part of a technology innovation company? I came to the US from Hong Kong when I was a teenager. I had learned English primarily from books and practiced it only in a…

TechBytes with Aditya Jami, Senior Director, Data Science & Engineering and Head, AI, Meltwater

Aditya Jami Senior Director, Data Science & Engineering and Head, AI, Meltwater B2B marketers are seeking inspiration from B2C strategies and campaign management ideas to win more customers. It is only a matter of “when” B2B marketers start connecting with their audience using brand stories, based on media intelligence platforms. Last month, media intelligence giant, Meltwater, came up with a unique report on the social media buzz created by brands to win over customers leading up to Singapore’s 52nd birthday. The…

Choozle Releases Creative Asset Library for Programmatic Advertising

Choozle, an independent and self-service digital advertising platform, released a new Creative Asset Library. The new Creative Asset Library is built for programmatic advertising and designed to help media and advertising agencies focus on campaign strategy versus the time-consuming task of uploading creative assets which was previously nine minutes for a single creative asset. Driven by customer feedback, Choozle’s Creative Asset Library boasts a slew of new features that will allow users to bulk upload, manage, and edit…

Interview with Bob Gaito, CEO at 4Cite Marketing

"Have we become so confused by the digital landscape that we actually focused on devices instead of people?  Sure, cookies and device IDs are important but only to the extent that they can be linked to a person." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? (What inspired you to be a part of a Marketing Automation company?) I am one of the company’s co-founders and have served as CEO since its inception. Prior to launching 4Cite, our management team owned and operated another marketing…

Stream Yield: How to Make (Repeatable) Video Revenue

If you’re a publisher of online videos, you probably know which story on your site had the most total-views. That’s easy enough. Almost everyone has analytics that show which story or video was seen by the most visitors that day or week or year. But the path to success, to truly optimize the value of your site’s content, involves many more steps. To create a sustainable online video publishing site, you’ll need to begin walking down that path. To start, do you know which videos were watched the most on mobile? Which ones…

Intelivideo announces Live Streaming, a Powerful New Component in Subscription Video On Demand

According to a Nielsen report, Video On Demand trends are on a rise as viewers express comfort in ordering programmable video content streaming for maximum engagement. Recognizing the power of live video for video business owners, Intelivideo has announced the newest component of its Subscription Video On Demand platform, Live Streaming. Intelivideo becomes the first On Demand platform to offer native live streaming embedded in its technology stack. This announcement comes on the heels of the $ 5.6 million funding round and…

How Key Customer Loyalty Drivers Have Changed Over the Last Decade

The HVS Global Hospitality report A New Breed of Traveler finds that rising affluence, globalization, and increased access to communication technology have impacted the values of modern hotel guests. Experiences and the feeling of “being connected” are now more desirable than traditional hotel luxuries. This new segment of traveler is no longer looking for white-linen service, bellboys to carry their luggage or a concierge. When millennial travelers look for a hotel or enter a hotel, they want to feel connected and to be…

Interview with Oliver Roup, Founder and CEO, VigLink

"Affiliate marketing is just starting to make the leap from hard-coded links to a render-time decision, and the ability to utilize data to drive performance is going to have a huge impact." On Affiliate Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role at VigLink and how you got here? (What inspired you to start an affiliate marketing company) Oliver: I was looking for a business to start and became interested in affiliate marketing, but after logging into an affiliate marketing platform, the process as it…

TechBytes with Samir Addamine, Founder and Chairman, FollowAnalytics

Samir Addamine Founder and Chairman, FollowAnalytics In March 2017, Forrester Research recognized FollowAnalytics as a leading Mobile-First Commerce and Messaging platform. The allure of mobile marketing continues to grow with marketers increasingly looking out for powerful “Mobile Moments” that satisfy customer’s desires effectively. We chatted with Samir Addamine, Founder and Chairman, FollowAnalytics, to understand the trends in the mobile marketing automation market and the importance of ‘Mobile Moments’ in marketing…