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Why Advertising Personalization is Headed Into Video Games

Virtual Louis Vitton? Free Pizza for Advancing Levels? I’m Game! The Current State of Personalization I don’t know about you, but I love getting customized recommendations on Spotify. Sometimes I feel like they know me better than I know myself! And that’s the point exactly. In recent years, the personalization phenomenon has transformed consumer experiences. From algorithms that predict shows you are likely to watch and enjoy on Netflix, to custom product recommendations on Amazon (yes, that’s how I found that new book…

Como and Revel Systems Announce Como Essentials Easy-to-Use Loyalty Solution

New offering allows small and midsize businesses to leverage premier customer engagement tools for retention and increased profits Revel Systems, a leading provider of a cloud-based point of sale (POS) and complete business management platform, and Como, the global leader in customer engagement and marketing solutions,  announced Como Essentials, a new, out-of-the-box engagement and loyalty solution. Tailored for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) interested in customer engagement solutions but deterred by cost and…

vPromos Launches Bundled Loyalty, Text Messaging and Processing Solution for SMBs

vPromos, Inc., a provider of innovative loyalty and customer engagement solutions, announced the launch of vLoyalty SMB. Loyalty, text messaging and free payment processing are bundled into an intuitive, easy-to-use solution that helps small and midsize businesses drive repeat visits and sales. vLoyalty SMB is a simple and affordable way for business owners to enroll, engage, know and reward their customers to drive more revenue. Initially available in Dallas and Atlanta markets, nationwide rollout of vLoyalty SMB will take…

TapClicks Introduces Local SEM Monitoring Capabilities into iSpionage Marketing Intelligence Solution

New Features Help Monitor Local Paid Search Competitors and Visualize Conversion Path TapClicks, the leading marketing solution for intelligence, analytics, reporting, workflow and orders management, announced its new local SEM monitoring feature, Local SEM Campaign Watch, for iSpionage, TapClicks’ competitive marketing intelligence solution for advertising, search marketing, and SEO. Local SEM Campaign Watch allows users to monitor paid search competitors in any country, state, county, city and zip code. “iSpionage’s…

Restaurants Get Ready: Sales Increase 65% on Valentine’s Day, but Servers Want the Night off

Upserve and 7shifts have collaborated on a Valentine's Day guide filled with data and insights to help restaurateurs make better business decisions during this restaurant-centric holiday. Upserve's data team pulled the numbers on Valentine's Day's most ordered items, table turn times, ticket sales, and more. Understanding what guests are looking for in a Valentine's Day experience will help restaurant owners, managers, and chefs craft the perfect menu, create an ideal customer experience, and bring in more guests.…

6 AI Tools to Scale Up Your Content Marketing Efforts

Amidst a competitive Content Marketing landscape, most marketers find it hard to get real results. The biggest challenge is to manage both quality and scale. In 2018, 47% of B2C, and 54% of B2B content marketers reported that the metrics they're tracking are often not well-aligned with their overall goals. Why should you be a part of the struggling herd? Artificial Intelligence can help you pace up and stay on top of your game. Here are some AI tools that can play a game-changing role for content marketers looking to…

Best Christmas and New Year Mobile Apps of 2019

Holidays are here, and whether you are at home, at work or shopping at your favorite retail outlet, there are countless ways you can prepare for Christmas and the New Year. US retailers and online e-commerce companies offer exciting discounts to smartphone users who download and make payments through mobile apps, e-wallets, and social media links. But, it's not always about finding a great deal on New Year Mobile Apps. What drives consumers to search and download Christmas and New Year mobile apps for the holiday season also…

Brex Launches Ecommerce Marketing Agency Directory

Brex Bolsters its Ecommerce Offering to Connect Brands with Digital Marketing Resources Brex, the financial technology company that helps ambitious companies scale, launched its marketing agency partner program, including a directory to help its customers find outsourced marketing services that best fit their needs. “Ecommerce has fundamentally changed retail, and as a result, financial providers must evolve and help their customers navigate both the financial and operational challenges of the new landscape” This is a…

MarTech Interview with Hugh Fletcher, Global Head of Consultancy and Innovation at Wunderman Thompson Commerce

"B2B marketers must be more knowledgeable about their customers as they must target them as workers, decision-makers, and consumers" Could you tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at your company? When it comes to the future of commerce, many organizations are just not thinking far enough ahead – they are too ‘heads-down’ thinking about this week’s, this month’s or maybe this year’s figures. But while they are ‘heads-down’, some major players in the market are very much ‘heads up’ – and are defining …

The Door Expands National Footprint with Launch of Miami Office

The Door, the lifestyle, culinary and hospitality public relations and marketing agency that was acquired last year by Dolphin Entertainment, Inc., announces the expansion of its national footprint with the formation of a new South Florida-based location in Miami, Florida, which is also home to Dolphin Entertainment's headquarters. The Door's primary office is based out of New York City and the agency also has locations across the country in Chicago, Los Angeles and Nashville. The Door is a subsidiary of Dolphin…

eBay Releases Top Retro and Right Now Toys Trends for the Holidays; Will Unveil Digital Toy Book

From L.O.L Surprise Dolls to LEGO Star Wars and nostalgic Pokémon cards, eBay's Toytopia offers a unique selection for kids of all ages Make your lists and check them twice!, eBay, the world's most dynamic marketplace, reveals their second annual definitive list of the top toys and trends for the 2019 holiday season. New to this year's lineup are the most in-demand nostalgic and retro toys in addition to the season's hottest new picks, all based on the marketplace's team of experts and global and US toy data.…

Interview with Megan Yelaney, Life and Business Coach

"Seeing women into their power, up-level in their beliefs in themselves, and truly go after goals and dreams they never thought possible is the most rewarding feeling as a coach." Could you tell us about your role and journey as an entrepreneur? What inspired you to start as a Wellness coach? My journey as an entrepreneur began back in 2011 when I signed up to be a distributor for the Network Marketing company that helped me focus on my health. I was so inspired to become a wellness coach because prioritizing my health…

Is Your Personalization Strategy Providing Value or Just Pushing Boundaries?

Sometimes it seems like there’s a disconnect between the world of marketers and the one everyone else inhabits. If you’ve spent any amount of time on the Marketing conference circuit this year, you’ve heard the word “Personalization” more times than you care to count. It seems that everyone in the industry is fired up about the potential of reaching consumers with messages customized to their needs and interests. However, outside the hallowed halls of Advertising Week, consumers seem a little less sanguine about marketers…

TechBytes with Chris Hauca, General Manager at SAP Commerce Cloud

You have a long track-record of successfully working in and managing diverse commerce teams. How did you arrive at SAP and what attracted you to the commerce ecosystem? I joined SAP in August 2018 as Head of Strategy and GTM for SAP Enterprise Commerce within the SAP Customer Experience business unit, but prior to joining SAP, I was the Managing Director and Partner in the Commerce practice at Accenture. It was during my four-year tenure that I built a commerce practice in Europe and managed the global relationship with…

10 Reasons to Ditch Your Old Office Phone Systems

Traditional landline phones have been our comrade in thick and thin, for centuries. It was admittedly one of the greatest human-made inventions in the books of history whose contribution in the human race’s upliftment can’t be disregarded. However, as time progresses, some new inventions like VoIP in the world of telecommunication have transcended this old-school means of communication. The VoIP-based office or business phone system is capable of doing more than you could ever imagine with the traditional landline-based…

An Overwhelming Percentage of Americans Think Money Drives Google’s 1st Page Ranking

If you are struggling to get to the first page of Google Search results, you must read what IronMonk Solutions just found out in its survey of 2000+ American respondents. An astonishingly high percentage of Americans feel that Google Page Ranking is a monetized game. 50.6% of respondents believe that it is most likely that websites would pay Google to rank on the first page during a search for a product or service. The survey results appear to highlight an increasing distrust that the average American has towards big tech…

Wpromote Announces Technology Veteran Paul Dumais as Chief Technology Officer

Dumais Brings Deep Product, Software Development, and Team Building Experience from Across Industries Wpromote, the nation's leading performance marketing agency, announced the hire of Paul Dumais as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Dumais, who joined the company on October 14, 2019, will lead Wpromote's technology initiatives including automation, product engineering, attribution, and database management. Dumais was most recently SVP of Product Development and CTO at SaaS tracking and attribution…

Ripples Launches Revolutionary Media Platform Leveraging Big-Data Capabilities to Increase Beverage Sales and Consumer Engagement

Ripples introduces a new set of big-data analytics to its platform creating a new category for food and beverage marketers, called Beverage-Top Media. The new big-data analytics allow brands to gauge the social media impact of different content delivered on top of beverages, as well as provide businesses with content-based recommendations to increase sales at the point of consumption. Customers including Chandon, Cupcake Vineyards and Coffee Cartel have already leveraged Ripples’ technology to engage with consumers,…

Accessory or Necessity? Here’s Why You Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Influencer Marketing

With media figureheads like Lynne Franks recently speaking out about the ‘burn-out’ in the Influencer Marketing world, many brands are being cautious about embracing the industry’s potential. But with predictions that this rapidly-growing sector could be worth $10 billion by next year and 82% of consumers saying they were ‘very likely’ to act on the recommendation of an influencer they follow, can we really afford to ignore this ever-evolving age of Marketing? Brands who don’t see influencers as a necessary Marketing…

Top Brand Agency Champions (UK) Plc Celebrates an Incredible 2019

A leading East Midlands brand agency is celebrating after recruiting its 50th new member of staff this year and being recognised for its astonishing growth. Champions (UK) plc’s expansion plans continue to go from strength to strength in the face of the country’s ongoing political uncertainty. The family-owned firm has made an incredible leap in the list of the top 200 fastest-growing businesses in the East Midlands moving from 197th place last year to 12th this year. The report by accountancy experts Grant Thornton…