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TechBytes with Jeremy Van Ek, COO at American Marketing Association

Hi Jeremy, tell us about your role/team you handle at AMA. What inspired you to join the company? As Chief Operations Officer at the American Marketing Association, my primary responsibility is the execution, enablement, and development of all Finance, Operations, and Technology within the organization. I was inspired to join the AMA because of the mission of the organization to be a thought leader and coach to marketers. Prior to the AMA, I was the Chief Financial Officer at Trisect. I bring more than 15 years of…

If You Want to Survive, Build an ROI-Focused Sales and Marketing Team Now

Downturns happen. We saw them in 2000 and 2008. Granted, this one is a little more interesting and there’s no question restarting the economy will be bumpy, but the return on investment (ROI) is a measurement that always sells. Gone are the days where sales are driven by gut feel or “nice to have.” If you want to restart strong, focus your Sales and Marketing efforts on ROI.   Strong Benefits Matter, Weak Ones Don’t Technically, there are four ways to realize benefits, from first-order (cutting a cost now) to fourth-order…

Strategies To Help Businesses Achieve Marketing Goals During Times Of Uncertainty

Organizations need to alter their approach to key markets and customers As the business community continues to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic, companies need to strategically alter their approach to promoting products and services. According to Jordan Buning, president of ddm marketing & communications in Grand Rapids, given the global impact of the situation, there needs to be an immediate shift in marketing messages. "Consumers of your products need to feel safe, they need to be informed and they want…

Optimove Recognized as a Challenger in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Multichannel Marketing Hubs

Top MarTech RADAR-listed company, Optimove has announced today that Gartner has identified it as a Challenger in its 2020 Magic Quadrant for Multichannel Marketing Hubs. This is the first year Optimove has been positioned in the Challengers quadrant and third consecutive year that it has been included in this market’s Magic Quadrant. The previous two inclusions were as a Niche Player. Gartner defines the multichannel marketing hub as a technology that "orchestrates a company's communications with and offers to customer…

6sense Integrates with LinkedIn to Enable B2B Marketing Teams to Target and Reach the Most Valuable Audiences

6sense Segments for LinkedIn ads equips revenue teams with advanced 6sense account targeting for LinkedIn advertising 6sense, the leading account engagement platform, announced a new integration with LinkedIn, the world’s largest online professional network, to enable mutual customers to leverage 6sense’s account data and insights for LinkedIn ads. 6sense’s dynamic segments can be synced to LinkedIn Campaign Manager to optimize ad targeting and spend on relevant audiences. One of the biggest challenges for marketers…

1WorldSync Appoints New Leadership in People Operations, Sales and Marketing, and General Counsel

Company CEO says strengthened team will drive new growth and transformation 1WorldSync, the leading provider of product content solutions, announced the addition of three senior leaders to the executive team. TJ Waldorf joins as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Eileen Timmins joins as Vice President of Human Resources and Administration and Jeremy Holbrook is appointed General Counsel. This new talent brings a wealth of go-to-market, legal and human resource development expertise to 1WorldSync as it scales its core…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest Marketing and Sales Technology News, Product Announcements and Insights

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from Genesys (Customer Service), Brainito (Marketing Automation), GroundTruth (Location Data), Oracle (Email Marketing), CampTek (Chatbot). Genesys Survey Finds Nearly 50% of Consumers Feel Companies Lack Empathy When Delivering Customer Service It’s a more efficient but somewhat impersonal world when it comes to customer service, according to a new survey sponsored by Genesys®, the global…

Copper Hires Carrie Shaw as Chief Marketing Officer to Accelerate Market Growth

Former Quandl CMO brings over 20 Years of marketing and product management experience to Copper Copper, the leading provider of CRM for G Suite, named Carrie Shaw as its new Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, Shaw will develop global brand positioning and the overall business marketing strategy, as well as lead Copper's demand generation, product marketing, public relations and corporate communication strategies. Prior to joining Copper, Shaw spent more than four years as the CMO at Quandl, playing an instrumental…

Britta Meyer Rock Joins Claris as New VP of Marketing

Claris International Inc., the Apple subsidiary known for its leading low-code development platform, expands its executive team by welcoming Britta Meyer Rock as its new VP of Marketing. Britta will lead all aspects of the Claris marketing strategy and execution, including brand and performance marketing, community engagement, and customer lifecycle management. "We couldn't ask for a more accomplished marketing leader to join our organization," said Claris CEO Brad Freitag. "The energy and intelligence Britta brings to…

SmarterHQ Launches Smarter Predictions, Enabling Predictive Marketing for Brands Across All Their Data Sources and Digital Channels

SmarterHQ announced the launch of Smarter Predictions, allowing marketers to execute machine learning and modeled campaigns across all of their data and communication channels. Smarter Predictions give brands the insights and ability to accurately anticipate a customer’s next move and power the most relevant, high-conversion messages directly in the SmarterHQ platform. These dynamic, self-tuning models update based on how customers interact in real time, which is especially crucial during busy holiday seasons and situations…

Oracle Named a Leader in Email Marketing Service Providers by Independent Research Firm

Oracle Responsys continues industry leadership, scoring highest in strategy category and achieving the highest possible score in the artificial intelligence, analytics, and vertical capabilities criteria Oracle today announced that it has been recognized as a Leader in the Forrester Research, Inc. May 2020 report, The Forrester Wave™: Email Marketing Service Providers, Q2 2020. This year's report evaluated 13 email marketing service providers based on 23 criteria, which are split into three categories—current offering,…

Ascend Technologies Launches Salesforce Partnership Extending Sales, Marketing And Operations

Remote workforce and back-to-office considerations a priority for mid-market and enterprise clients looking to keep engagement with clients active while navigating the new corporate work environment in the wake of the pandemic ASCEND TECHNOLOGIES LLC, a leading Midwest managed services provider founded on a commitment to using innovation and technology to enable business growth, today announced it has become a Salesforce Partner. Having worked with sales, marketing and operations leaders for more than a decade to…

Steven Ridzyowski, Founder of Ecommerce Marketing Agency Is Reporting Online Shopping Trends

Even though the media buying space is peaking despite the pandemic, many industries are left behind. Steven Ridzyowski, Founder of Ecommerce Marketing Agency, shares a few key strategy points to deploy to remain relevant during an economic downturn Steven Ridzyowski, Founder of Ecommerce Marketing Agency (EMA), is reporting that from a media perspective, present-day numbers commensurate to that of Q4 at the peak of the holiday season when shopping is at its highest. Ridzyowski is attributing this shopping frenzy to the…

Businesses Rejoice: Brainito Delivers DIY Marketing Strategies, Driving Results and Boosting ROIs

The newly launched marketing firm seeks to solve business owners’ biggest marketing headaches by arming them with proven, easy-to-employ DIY marketing strategies Brainito, an exciting collective of entrepreneurs who deliver winning marketing solutions to businesses across the globe, recently opened its virtual doors for business. The solution-driven firm’s mission is to arm businesses with the tools needed to help them see prolific marketing results by solving customers’ biggest problems. Brainito’s suite of services and…

SEOHost.Net COO: Interactivity in Content Marketing is a Must for Relevancy

SEOHost.net, a leading domain registration, SSL service, and SEO hosting provider, announced today that interactive content will soon become a cornerstone of content marketing SEOHost.net, a leading domain registration, SSL service, and SEO hosting provider, announced today that interactive content will soon become a cornerstone of content marketing. “Ultimately, interactive content is about differentiating your marketing from that of your competitors,” said Terry Cane, COO of SEOHost.Net. “It’s common knowledge by this…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest Marketing and Sales Technology News, Product Annoucements and Insights

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from Shutterstock (Content), Contentsquare (Analytics), Draper (Digital Marketing), FunnelAI (customer acquisition), and Zoho Corporation (CRM). Introducing Asset Assurance, a Safeguard for Brands using Powerful Editorial Imagery in Campaigns Shutterstock, Inc, a leading global technology company offering a creative platform for high-quality content, tools and services, introduces Asset…

Traackr Releases Budget Optimization Tools to Demystify Influencer Marketing Investments

Influencer marketing spend was expected to reach as much as $15 billion by 2022. But, as budgets are drastically reduced due to the global pandemic, marketers are under intense pressure to accurately track spend, optimize budgets, and properly measure return on their investments. Today Traackr, a leading influencer marketing platform, announced the release of a Budget Optimization toolset for marketers to better analyze spend and increase ROI. Traackr's new capabilities enable brands to take control of their influencer…

Affle Strengthens Its Leadership Team by Appointing Sujoy Golan as Chief of Marketing & Omnichannel Platforms

Affle (India) Limited, the leading consumer intelligence technology company, announced the appointment of Sujoy Golan as Chief of Marketing & Omnichannel Platforms to strengthen its leadership team. Sujoy will lead the marketing function and help drive the business growth for Affle’s omnichannel platforms on Software/Platform-as-a-Service business models. Sujoy Golan joins Affle with 14+ years’ experience in driving and scaling high-growth businesses across Fintech, SaaS, AdTech, and e-commerce industries. He has been a…

Gabriel Marketing Group Wins 2020 Communicator Award of Excellence for Its User1st B2B Integrated Campaign for Digital Accessibility

2020 Communicator Awards select GMG’s integrated digital advertising, marketing and PR campaign for User1st about digital accessibility from more than 6,000 entries Gabriel Marketing Group (GMG), the industry’s leading digital marketing and public relations agency for high-growth technology companies, today announced it has won a 2020 Communicator Award of Excellence for best B2B integrated digital advertising, marketing and PR campaign. Selected from more than 6,000 entries, GMG’s award recognizes its strategic…

Salt Lake City UT SEO Google Ranking Expert Digital Marketing Services Launched

A digital marketing company based in Draper, Utah launches their search engine optimization services for Salt Lake City businesses interested in finding more leads and customers online PinPoint Local @ Silicon Slopes launches their SEO services for businesses looking to leverage the power of search engines to secure new leads and customers online. Headquartered in Draper, Utah, the digital marketing agency is particularly equipped to handle the requirements of clients in various suburbs of Salt Lake City, including…