Androvett Legal Media & Marketing Hires April Arias as Public Relations Manager

Androvett Legal Media & Marketing, a full-service marketing and public relations agency based in Texas, is pleased to announce the addition of April Arias as public relations manager. Ms. Arias, who will be part of Androvett's Houston office, joins the company with more than six years of media and public relations experience, along with nearly 18 years as an award-winning broadcast journalist. "Androvett has long been a respected leader in the industry, so to join this incredible team…

Casted Secures $2.35 Million Seed Funding, Launches First Marketing Platform for Branded Podcasts

High Alpha Capital, Elevate Ventures, and SaaS industry leaders infuse Casted with growth capital for category-leading podcasting platform Casted, the first SaaS (software-as-a-service) marketing platform for branded podcasts, today announces $2.35 million in seed funding as it launches from the High Alpha venture studio. The round included institutional and individual investors, including High Alpha Capital, Elevate Ventures, Tappan Hill Ventures, and other leading SaaS angel investors. “In recent years, we have all seen…

Scala Announces Marketing Technology and Digital Signage Hardware Solutions On Display at ISE 2020

Solutions featured in the booth include full range of Scala-branded hardware and preview of cloud-based Scala Designer digital signage software Scala will debut marketing technology that modernizes physical spaces and increases consumer engagement at "the largest AV and systems integration show in the world," Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2020. Solutions from Scala's full scope of marketing technology including software, hardware and sensor-based insights will be on display, highlighting how physical spaces can be…

Data Science & Strategy Firm Schireson Acquires Stun Creative & Blackbird To Form “Known” — A New Breed Of…

ADVANCED ADVERTISING PIONEER KERN SCHIRESON TO LEAD TEAM OF 220 ACROSS SCIENCE, STRATEGY & CREATIVE DIVISIONS IN NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, BOSTON, AUSTIN, SEATTLE, SAN FRANCISCO Marketing and data strategy firm Schireson Associates announced that it has acquired two leading independent creative and brand strategy agencies, Stun Creative and Blackbird, to form "Known," a new marketing company engineered for the unprecedented challenges and opportunities facing marketers today. The combination of these companies already…

YouAppi Grows Marketing and Asia Teams in Q4 2019

The Mobile App Marketing and Retargeting Platform welcomed Nancy Do Roberts as CMO and Ashley Schmitt as Senior Marketing Manager, both in San Francisco, and Youngho Hahm as VP and GM, Korea YouAppi, a leading performance-based mobile app marketing, and retargeting platform closed 2019 with additions in Marketing and Asia as the company prepares for 2020 to support the recently announced ReAppi App Retargeting technology solution. Nancy Roberts joined YouAppi to lead global marketing as the company’s CMO, bringing…

International Search Engine Optimization Expert Chris Raulf of Boulder SEO Marketing to Speak at XTM LIVE Silicon Valley on 19 March 2020

The 20-minute TED-style talk focuses on the impact that artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotic process automation have on global digital marketing Boulder SEO Marketing, a provider of affordable SEO packages and full-service digital marketing solutions to companies around the globe, announced today that its founder and president would present a talk entitled Global Digital Marketing and Artificial Intelligence: Are You Missing the Boat? on March 19, 2020, at 12:10 pm Pacific Time at XTM LIVE Silicon…

Attorney Marketing Has Changed, Your Paradigm Needs to Change in 2020

In 2020 and beyond, attorneys need a website that converts leads into quality cases Dallas, TX — Nationally recognized digital marketing expert Qamar Zaman shares an open letter addressing the essentials to predictable growth for law firms from Google SEO, Instagram & Facebook audience targeting. In 2020 and beyond, attorneys need a website that converts leads into quality cases. “If your 2019 results were shabby,” he writes, “you need an agile consultant who can think beyond SEO.” Marketing Technology News:…

Retina Announces $5 Million in Total Funding to Stem the Tide of Wasteful Marketing Spending to Acquire and Serve their Worst Customers

Growth round led by Crosscut Ventures, one of the largest early stage investors in Los Angeles Retina, the customer data science company that predicts future lifetime value and customer behavior, announced it has raised $5 million. The raise supports the company’s fast growth and was anchored by a former investor, Crosscut Ventures, which partners with early-stage founders to build extraordinary high-growth tech companies. Retina’s goal is to serve any business that has repeat customer purchases-- including e-commerce,…

A Look at the AI Tools Helping to Improve Marketing Productivity

Marketing agencies continuously strive to improve internal Productivity. One way to do this is by utilizing technology to help employees work better and smarter. Whereas once only large companies used Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools, the cost of this technology is much lower, putting it in the hands of the masses. AI has many uses, and one that teams are capitalizing on now is Productivity. In an AI study,  44% of executives said that the most beneficial aspect of AI is “automated communications that provide data that…

How Transparent Are Digital Firms and Marketing Agencies?

Capacity Management, Resource Utilization, Billability – Digital Agency owners and Senior Leaders wring their hands over such terms. And rightly so, as there’s a growing need to operate more cost-effectively and prove value. Karl Sakas, the global agency consultant, reveals in his latest Agency trends report that CMOs need revenue attribution to help with pressure from their CEOs and CFOs. According to IDG Connect, 70 percent of marketers struggle with cost justification. Adding to this is the stress of clients…

SproutLoud and Acoustic Announce Strategic Go-to-Market Partnership for Distributed Marketing

SproutLoud, a leading Distributed Marketing platform, and Acoustic, a leading marketing cloud platform provider, announced their strategic go-to-market partnership to offer premier, purpose-built Distributed Marketing solutions on an open marketing platform. “After thorough research and evaluation of the Distributed Marketing competitive landscape, Acoustic chose SproutLoud,” says Jay Henderson, Senior Vice President Product Management, Acoustic. Tweet this “After thorough research and evaluation of the Distributed…

SOCi Adds Localized Marketing Pioneer Chad Jordan to the Team

The Former Director of Digital Marketing at Sport Clips Will Leverage His Franchising Expertise to Help Other Brands Scale Localized Marketing Programs SOCi, Inc., the leading social and reputation management platform for multi-location businesses, has appointed Chad Jordan as the Vice President of Business Development, Brands. In this new position, Jordan–who recently oversaw digital marketing for national haircut chain Sport Clips–will work closely with national franchises and multi-location brand customers of SOCi to…

Big Game Marketing – 15 Lessons From the Field

Market Report Details Missed Engagement Opportunities by Major Ad Agencies to Maximize Reach and Consumer Interaction A new report by Chicago-based IP firm Intelliname reveals that a majority of the commercial ads featured during the Big Game this past Sunday missed major opportunities to drive positive engagements to score added points. The illustrative report provides a comprehensive look into how major advertising agencies failed to incorporate creative paths and intuitive experiences that consumers could follow to get…

Plannuh Raises $4 Million To Expand AI-Driven Marketing, Budgeting and Planning Platform

Seed Round Co-Led by Glasswing Ventures and Google's AI-focused Fund, Gradient Ventures, Will Be Used To Supercharge R&D and Support Customer Success Plannuh, a startup transforming the way marketers plan and budget, announced a $4 million seed round co-led by Glasswing Ventures and Gradient Ventures, Google's AI-focused venture fund. The new funding will be used to accelerate Plannuh's R&D initiatives and support teams as the company continues to expand its customer base. Peter Mahoney, founder and CEO of…

OutboundEngine Launches ‘Harmony,’ The Platform To Unify Marketing Across Franchise And Agent Networks

Franchise, Real Estate, Insurance, and Other Network Businesses Gain Automation, Consistency, and Insight for Critical Local Marketing Strategies Leveraging the proven power of OutboundEngine’s marketing automation suite, Harmony gives local brand representatives a simple yet powerful suite for email, social, reputation management, and more, while arming themselves, their peers, and their partners at the brand headquarters with the ability to identify & share best-practices. Unlike the “report card” dashboards offered…

xiQ Receives the Highest Customer Satisfaction Ratings for Account-Based Marketing

xiQ, the leading AI-powered Account-Based Marketing (ABM) and Sales platform, has been recognized as the 2020 ABM High Performer by G2, the leading business solutions review site. xiQ's AI-powered platform is catalyzing the B2B Sales Intelligence and Account-Based Marketing landscape. xiQ has been recognized as an ABM high performer for receiving the most 5-star reviews amongst all ABM solutions reviewed on G2. xiQ received the highest ratings for: Meeting requirements - (9) Product direction - (10) Ease of use…

Oatey Co. Promotes Lehtinen to Vice President, Leading Brand and Digital Marketing Strategies

Oatey Co., a leading manufacturer in the plumbing industry since 1916, announced the promotion of Katherine Lehtinen to Vice President, Brand and Digital Marketing. “I am confident that she will further drive Oatey’s growth through market-leading brand and digital strategies.” Lehtinen joined Oatey in 2017 as Director of Marketing, bringing nearly 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and brand management. As Oatey continues to expand its family of brands and product offerings, Lehtinen will be accountable for…

PMG and Bidtellect Partner to Expand PMG’s Centralized Data Within Alli, PMG’s Marketing Intelligence Platform

With Bidtellect, Pmg Is Doing More to Consolidate Data From Disparate Channels, Giving Customers One Source of Truth and the Tools Necessary to Run Better Ad Campaigns PMG, an independent digital company that is one of the fastest-growing in the global advertising industry, today announced a partnership with Bidtellect, a leading content distribution demand-side platform for native advertising. The partnership will seamlessly integrate Bidtellect’s capabilities and data into PMG’s marketing intelligence platform, Alli,…

Wise Public Relations Taps Three-Time SURVIVOR Player Aubry Bracco as VP of Social Media & Digital Marketing

Proven Digital Content Producer And Creative Strategist to Lead Social Media And Marketing Practice Area For Fast-Growing Independent Marketing Agency Wise Public Relations, Inc., the integrated marketing agency, announced that three-time SURVIVOR player and digital content guru, Aubry Bracco, has been named Vice President, Social Media & Digital Marketing. In this role, Bracco will lead the agency’s growing social media and digital marketing division to deliver strategic brand content and community management,…

Miva, Inc. Partners with Sendlane to Help Online Sellers Drive Revenue with Email Marketing Automation

Partnership between eCommerce Platform and Email Marketing Automation Provider to Help Merchants Improve the Effectiveness of Their Email Campaigns. Miva, Inc., ecommerce software and service provider for mid-size and enterprise merchants for 21 years, and Sendlane, behavior-based email marketing automation for eCommerce stores, announced that they have partnered to integrate Sendlane’s email marketing automation into the Miva ecommerce platform. While email marketing is a significant revenue driver for some online…