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Sprout Social Acquires Social Analytics Leader Simply Measured

Purchase Unites Social Engagement, Listening and Analytics Providers to Offer Reliable, Scalable Social Solutions to More Than 21,000 Brands Globally Sprout Social, a global provider of social media management, analytics and advocacy solutions has acquired industry-leading social analytics firm, Simply Measured. Grounded in full-funnel analytics, Simply Measured gives social teams better intelligence to reach the right people, content marketers insight to create more relevant materials and digital agencies…

TechBytes with Tal Kedar, Chief Technology Officer, Optimove

Tal Kedar Chief Technology Officer,  Optimove In September, relationship marketing hub announced its entry into the financial services space, unveiling its platform to all financial services entities such as banks, insurance companies, trading desks and wealth advisories. We spoke to Tal Kedar, CTO, Optimove, to understand the tech that powers their relationship hub.MTS: Tell us the about idea behind conceiving Optimove 6.0? Tal Kedar: In the past, we have focused our energy as a company — and excelled — in applying a…

Identity Is The Next Competitive Battleground: Signal’s 2018 Prediction

An Increasing Number of Identity-Driven Marketers Will Invest in Building and Maintaining Customer Data Graphs That They Own And Control Says Signal About the Coming Year Customer data continues to separate winners and losers across every sector, from retail to publishing to politics. In 2018, this trend will accelerate even further as brands look to develop direct relationships with their customers in order to thrive in increasingly competitive business landscapes. This forecast is among the findings outlined in Signal’s…

Socialbakers Launches Video Performance Benchmark for Social Networks

Video Performance Benchmarks Gives Marketers A Deeper Look At Their Overall Video Content Performance Within A Competitive Context Of Industry, Region Or Country Socialbakers, the leading AI-powered social media marketing platform, announced the addition of the world's first video performance benchmarks for social networks to its Socialbakers Suite. Socialbakers video performance benchmarks let marketers view their video performance metrics in a competitive context against industries, countries and regions. These…

Monetate Partners with WBR Insights for Personalization Development Study

Marketers Overcome Organizational Hurdles to Personalization and Now Cite Data Quality as Number One Challenge Monetate, the worldwide leader in personalization, announced the availability of the second annual Personalization Development Study, a report that provides insight into the challenges, benefits, and best practices of personalization. The 2017 report, developed through a partnership with WBR Insights and based on input from more than 500 marketers in North America and the UK, found that a majority of those who…

TechBytes with Jeremy Koven, Chief Platform Officer, Needls

Jeremy Koven Chief Platform Officer, Needls After spending 10 months creating advanced filtering and a proprietary purchase intent engine needls. was born. Needls. analyzes millions of social media posts each day to identify buying signals and find actionable business opportunities. We spoke to Chief Platform Officer at needls., Jeremy Koven to understand how his team is using AI to optimize social media campaigns and budgets for SMBs .MTS: Tell us about your role at Needls, and how you got here? Jeremy Koven: I’ve…

Delmondo and Uru Announce Partnership

Partnership will Bring First-To Market Capabilities To Monitor Brand Safety, Prove Value Of Influencer Marketing Campaigns and Branded Integrations In Social Video, OTT and Digital Video Formats Delmondo, a leading social video analytics and sponsorship reporting software and Uru, an AI and computer vision company that generates brand insights for digital video, announced that Delmondo will integrate Uru’s Brand Recognition and Brand Safety Artificial Intelligence technologies into its platform. The partnership will bring…

Interview with Sydney Sloan, CMO, Alfresco

"Speed and responsiveness are the new metrics of successful companies, combined with the ability to seamlessly access information and arm people with the information that will empower them. " On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to be part of an enterprise content services company? I’ve spent my entire career working for software companies that focus on building applications that foster collaboration, communication and the automation of business processes to better…

dotCMS Hires Stefan Schinkel as New Chief Sales Officer

Stefan Schinkel's Experience in Another CMS Company in San Francisco Will Help DotCMS Accelerate Growth in Digital Marketplace dotCMS, a leading-edge, open source, Java Content Management System and Digital Experience Platform software company, announced that Stefan Schinkel has joined the company as Chief Sales Officer, effective December 1, 2017. Schinkel will report to Timothy Prince 'Tim' Brigham, and become one of the senior executives within the company. Tim Brigham, CRO of dotCMS, said, "We are very pleased…

How will AI Feed Account Based Marketing?

Account Based Marketing (ABM) is a powerful technique to deliver targeted and personalized engagements to customers in key accounts.  ABM Leadership Alliance’s recent research report shows that B2B marketers who adopt ABM can expect a 171% uplift in annual contract value - so perhaps it’s no wonder that according to data by Constellation Research, 92% of companies plan to implement an ABM strategy in 2017. Also Read: Coolfire Solutions Delivers Actionable Intelligence to Meet Data Challenges However, according to the…

TechBytes with Yuri Khidekel, CEO, Artsai

Yuri Khidekel Founder & CEO - Artsai We are in that phase of utilizing technology where marketers are flooded with various automation solutions for omnichannel successes. From building a performance marketing suite to enhancing overall vision into customer journeys, modern marketers can leverage adaptive marketing solutions for better communication with billions of consumers. To understand how adaptive marketing can transform your programmatic strategies, we spoke to Yuri Khidekel, CEO, Artsai.MTS: What's the idea…

TechBytes with Jay Stocki, SVP, Data and Product, Experian

Jay Stocki SVP, Data and Product, Experian A majority of online shoppers consider consistency as a very important aspect of their buying experience. Marketers that offer a personalized shopping experience create a noticeable influence on buyers who prefer consistent branding along the journey. Now, customer data is critical to driving consistent branding across all marketing and advertising channels. To understand how marketers should use data to enhance customer experience and improve engagement, we spoke to Jay…

Understanding Customer Sentiment at Scale: The Secret to Digital Maturity

Today’s businesses no longer compete on product, price and advertising space alone. The experience they provide to customers has become a leading differentiator, and deterrent, in purchase decisions. Poor customer experiences cost U.S. businesses $62 billion in 2016, up $20 billion from 2013. In an effort to reduce lost revenue, Gartner predicts that 50 percent of product investment projects in 2018 will be redirected to customer experience innovations. Now that business is often conducted online, optimizing websites…

TechBytes with Guillaume Clement, Chief Product Officer, Dailymotion

Guillaume Clement Chief Product Officer, Dailymotion By the end of 2017, 2.6 billion social network users will have been exposed to an average of 32 videos. By 2020, mobile video will generate more than 75% of mobile data traffic by 2021. However, video marketing and advertising technologies haven’t evolved much in the last two years, even as programmatic and intelligent content discovery platforms continue to grow at scale. Increasingly stringent brand safety and transparency standards to protect advertiser interests…

Interview with Ryan Phelan, Vice President, Marketing Insights, Adestra

"An intelligent data platform needs intelligent operators. Many marketers lack the sophistication and training to set up the kinds of complicated integrations that hyper-personalization often requires." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be a part of a MarTech innovation company? I've been in the email space for 18 years, and I've worked for a lot of different email companies on both the client and vendor sides. I've seen this industry mature over that time.…

Interview with Guy Weismantel, EVP Marketing – Marchex

"Give credit, take responsibility."On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role and how you got here. I’m currently the Executive Vice President of Marketing at Marchex, a leading mobile advertising analytics company that connects digital marketing online to real-world, offline actions. I have over 20 years of marketing and financial leadership in companies such as Expedia and Microsoft, as well as going through the start-up grind and mid-sized PE companies. Throughout that time, I’ve really tried…

Interview with Bill Magnuson, Co-founder & CEO of Braze (Previously Appboy)

"Brands should be listening closely to consumers in order to better understand how people are interacting with them and to better interpret behaviors and preferences associated with each user." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to start a lifecycle engagement platform? I am the CEO and co-founder of Braze (recently renamed from Appboy). In 2011, Jon Hyman, fellow Appboy cofounder, and I won the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in NYC, cementing a relationship that…

Interview with Steve Sachs, Chief Executive Officer, OneSpot

"CMOs need to look at the channels they are promoting content on holistically – and focus on audience interests – rather than focusing specific strategies for specific channels." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to be part of a content marketing personalization firm? I’ve had a lot of experience throughout my career working at the intersection of digital media, content, and marketing, and joining OneSpot was an opportunity to deliver to people the very best…

The “New” Path to Scale

In today’s media world the big keep getting bigger, Google/YouTube and Facebook/Instagram count their users in the billions while traditional media companies continue to consolidate into massive platforms – think Comcast/Universal/NBC. Scale is a prerequisite for any meaningful marketing discussion. As a basic ingredient in the proverbial marketing soup of any brand marketer, scale is no longer a point of differentiation, but rather a starting point. Also Read: Why the Tug-of-War Will Continue in 2018 Social Marketing…

Interview with Chris Rothstein, CEO, Groove

"If you’re able to provide a customer with a solution, you should be engaging with them until they are able to see the value your solution can provide as well." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to join a sales engagement platform? I am the co-founder and CEO of Groove.co. Before founding Groove, I was managing sales teams at Google. I worked with some of the best and brightest folks in the industry. I learned a lot during this time and had a great team that was…