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TechBytes with Nadjya Ghausi, VP, Marketing, Prezi

Nadjya Ghausi VP,Marketing, Prezi In a startling revelation, leading Presentation Software provider - Prezi has reported that Millennials have a slightly longer attention span compared to Gen Xers' or Boomers. The report finds engaging content with cinematic effect as the "golden ticket" to build a compelling interaction with the audience. To help our readers better understand the true definition of “Attention” and how Content Marketing teams could actually measure attention from the context of marketing performance, we…

IGTV: A Window into the World of Instagram’s Mobile Users

Horizontal videos – out; vertical videos – in. The rise of Instagram TV (IGTV), Instagram’s vertical video platform sets the stage for marketers and brands to showcase their products, tapping into the format of choice for today’s consumer. New Kid on the Block Instagram’s foray on the vertical video comes as no surprise, as mobile devices garner 60% of all video views worldwide. First to take advantage of this trend was Instagram’s competitors, YouTube and Snapchat. While YouTube reigns supreme when it comes to…

Archer Malmo and Selligent Marketing Cloud Partner to Drive Consumer-First Marketing Strategies for Brands

Partnership Combines Brand Agency Experience and Creativity with Robust Technology Foundation to Deliver Unparalleled Customer Experiences Leading brand communications agency Archer Malmo and B2C marketing automation platform Selligent Marketing Cloud announced a partnership to deliver consumer-first digital marketing strategies for brands. The partnership pairs Selligent Marketing Cloud’s natively integrated marketing automation platform with Archer Malmo’s more than 65 years of experience crafting marketing campaigns to…

The Key to Good Marketing? Responsibility

This year’s DMEXCO conference had a motto for all 40,000 attendees: Take C.A.R.E. The acronym refers to four pillars of effective marketing—curiosity, action, responsibility and experience. Most marketers think about how these terms apply to their jobs, but I’d like to focus on responsibility for a moment. Because while many of us strive to take more responsibility for our work, actually doing it can be challenging. The hottest topic at DMEXCO 2018, whether through the lens of bitcoin or machine learning or GDPR, was…

TechBytes with Edward Chu, Director of Software Engineering, Bedrock Analytics

Edward Chu Director, Software Engineering, Bedrock Analytics Most CMOs would agree that the power of data intelligence and automation tools helps drive efficiencies in reporting and analytics. Edward Chu, Director, Software Engineering, Bedrock Analytics, shares his predictions about the future of Analytics-as-a-Service, and the key skills needed to succeed in the sales analytics space.Tell us about your role at Bedrock Analytics and the team and technology that you handle. I’m the director of software engineering at…

Influencer Platform and Agency ACTIVATE Launches First-to-Market IGTV Support; Hires Influencer Industry Veteran Lauren McGrath to Lead…

The Network Expands Their Offerings to Streamline Workflow for Influencers and Marketers, Onboarding Longtime Influencer Expert, Lauren McGrath to Lead Strategy and Execution Influencer marketing technology platform and agency, ACTIVATE, formerly Bloglovin', announces a set of new product offerings to their influencer marketing workflow and insights reporting suite, called ACTIVATE Collaborations, including first-to-market support for IGTV as part of broader workflow support for a variety of content types. ACTIVATE also…

Emotional vs Distress Purchases – Tapping into Customer Response

Marketers agree that understanding customer need is key to any business. Forming that understanding however can involve scrambling in the dark for insights on audiences. As companies build increasingly unwieldy datasets, the access to behaviour that the internet has allowed us can sometimes mean that overload of information is just as bad as not having enough. The good news is that there are some easy ways to tap into how your customers feel – with the context of who is buying from you and listening to their feedback.…

Interview with Kai Henniges, CEO and Co-Founder, video intelligence

"Marketers shouldn’t expect to be driving immediate sales from video, but expect to raise awareness and educate. Using it to tell strong brand stories is where it’s at its most powerful."Tell us about your role at vi and the team/technology you handle. I founded video intelligence (vi) three years ago, having run content platform Viewster for nearly a decade. With experience as a publisher ourselves, we knew the challenges, so the goal with vi was to find the best monetization platform for publishers. We now have a…

Weber Shandwick Appoints Chief Communications & Marketing Officer

Industry Expert Jill Tannenbaum Joins to Lead Global Marcom Function Weber Shandwick, one of the world's leading global communications and marketing services firms, announced that Jill Tannenbaum has joined the agency as chief communications & marketing officer. With more than 25 years of experience in building brands for a wide variety of organizations, Tannenbaum will lead global external and internal strategic communications for the firm. "We believe in the power of the story and Weber Shandwick's story –…

TechBytes with Matt Trotta, GM, North America, Playbuzz

Matt Trotta GM, North America, Playbuzz We were moved by the significant disruptions in the market for user-generated content and storytelling platforms. To understand the true definition of 'success' for marketing technology platforms in this space, we interviewed Matt Trotta, GM, North America, Playbuzz.Tell us about your journey and how you landed at Playbuzz? The majority of my career has really taken place in the branded content space. Perhaps most notable is the 6.5 years I spent at BuzzFeed, where I saw the…

Interview with John Dahl, CEO, Co-Founder at Mux

"For some online video platforms, the most profitable form of monetization isn't advertising - it's sponsored content. An interesting sponsored video is a lot more engaging than a traditional pre-roll ad." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What inspired you to found Mux? I got into software accidentally. I actually studied philosophy in college and theology in graduate school and started doing some freelance programming when I needed a job, since the market for professional philosophers is a bit thin.…

ICX Media Expands Leadership Team to Support Growth and Scale

Announcing Spotify Veteran Parbinder Dhariwal as First National Head of Sales, Daniel Jolicoeur as CTO, and Alex Mitchell as CPO Following ICX Media, Inc.’s first acquisition earlier this summer, the growing video intelligence company announces three strategic leadership additions poised to enhance the company’s national standing and continue to evolve their service offering. “As we continue to develop best-in-class video data technology, we’re also looking to establish strong partnerships among leading brands and…

Wildmoka and Wochit to Launch New Integration to Give Users Even Better Live Video Editing Powers

Wildmoka and Wochit will unveil the integration of their respective leading digital & video production platforms at IBC2018 in Amsterdam from 14th to 18th September Wildmoka and Wochit are true corporate soul mates - two organizations with a shared vision, mission, and passion: to propel professional video production into the future by making it easier and more cost-effective than ever for publishers to produce professional grade video content that meets the demands of today’s digital native, social…

Marketing Vetaran and Brand-Builder Sarah Hofstetter to Join comScore as President

Sarah Hofstetter Has Advised Marketing Executives From Coca-Cola, Mondelēz International, MINI, NBCUniversal, Nestlé, and Pernod-Ricard Today, comScore announced that Sarah Hofstetter, former CEO of the award-winning marketing agency 360i from 2013 to 2018 and Chairwoman since May, will join the company as President, effective 4 October. Reporting to CEO Bryan Wiener, Sarah Hofstetter will be responsible for the company's commercial strategy, including marketing and sales, as well as the continued advancement of its…

Overcoming Perceptual Vigilance & Harnessing Disruption to Capture Attention

Attention spans are short, and they’re getting shorter. Consumers today are bombarded with editorial, commercial and social messages through more devices and sources than ever. As a video platform we’re acutely aware of the challenges brands face when trying to engage consumers, and are especially conscious of the damage that irrelevant messages can do - to both brands and publishers. At video intelligence we firmly believe that context is the key to capturing and keeping a consumer’s attention. By delivering content…

TechBytes with Neta Agmon, Director of Product, Cloudinary

Neta Agmon Director of Product, Cloudinary Video and visual storytelling are inter-connected and make personalization campaigns more effective. There are many vital components in delivering a flawless video experience across channels. Neta Agmon, Director of Product, Cloudinary, reveals more about Video Management and her team's work with Digital Asset Management.Tell us about your role at Cloudinary and the team and technology that you handle. I’m a director of product at Cloudinary, managing our newly launched…

Survey Finds Attention Spans Aren’t Shrinking–They’re Evolving

Attention spans are not shrinking, rather they are evolving to be more selective, according to a new research study from Prezi, the presentation platform that helps people connect more powerfully with their audiences and customers. The 2018 State of Attention Report, which measured the effectiveness of content and presentations and how they resonate with business professionals across demographics, including Millennials, Generation X, and Boomers, found that the key to engaging content is a compelling narrative combined with…

KARE 11 Announces Changes to News Leadership

KARE 11 Announces News Leadership Restructure “We are launching a unique News leadership structure at KARE 11,” said John Remes, General Manager.  “Creating a News Triad of content leaders which will help us more completely serve our customers and meet them online, on-air and socially.” Effective September 24, 2018, Stuart Boslow will be joining KARE 11 News in the newly created role of Director of Content.  Boslow, former Executive Producer at TEGNA sister station KSDK in St. Louis, will oversee vision, strategy,…

Cloudinary Announces New Integration with Salesforce Commerce Cloud

Cloudinary to Help Commerce Cloud Customers Realize the Full Potential of their Media Assets and Deliver Personalized and Optimized Shopping Experiences Cloudinary, the end-to-end media management solution for many of the world’s top brands, has launched a new integration with Salesforce Commerce Cloud, the fastest path to unified commerce. Commerce Cloud enables brands to provide personalized experiences for shoppers that span web, mobile, social and in-store. And now, as part of the world’s #1 CRM platform – Salesforce…

CIO Summit: The CIO as Digital Change Agent Will Capture the Conversation at HMG Strategy’s Boston CIO Leadership Conference

As organizations move forward with their digital strategies, the CIO is ideally positioned to navigate how the various moving parts must be orchestrated to achieve optimal transformational success. The courageous leadership qualities required by CIOs to foster a culture of innovation and power the company into the future will drive the discussion at the 2018 Boston CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on September 13, 2018 at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center in Boston. "For CIOs to…