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The digital advertising industry is facing serious challenges as we enter the final months of 2018. Never before has distrust on all sides pervaded our industry to such an extent, with questions about how every element in the chain is making money, where ads are appearing and whether they are actually viewable. The ANA report in the USA tipped many clients into deciding that they were no longer sure of the value or transparency of their agency. Recently, it was reported that 64% of brands in the US now have some form of…

Prediction Series 2019: Interview with Noah Jacobson, VP, Corporate Development, TapClicks

What are your predictions for small businesses in 2019? For the last century, the marketing abilities of small businesses have paled in comparison with what large, well-established companies could achieve. Big brands have always had access to more comprehensive marketing tools and could create more targeted, more “intelligent” ads that used data and insights simply out of reach for cash-strapped SMBs. 2019 will see this trend change as the barrier of entry for intelligent advertising will finally begin dropping so that…

Course5 Intelligence Launches Digital Experience Center to Accelerate Innovation and Envision Business Transformation

Course5 Intelligence has launched their state-of-the-art Digital Experience Center (DEC) at its Redmond, Washington(USA) and Airoli, Maharashtra (India) to enable their global clients to experience digital transformation, accelerate innovation, and envision the future of their business. The Experience Center enables Course5 clients to experiment with and visualize new ideas, solutions, and applications of Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Insights to meet their business needs on driving digital transformation…

Ve Global Make First Major Acquisition as Company Continues to Grow

Ve Global has announced its first acquisition in the form of international technology company Divvit which operates at the forefront of analytics, insights and revenue attribution in digital marketing, marking a significant milestone for the fast-growing ad and martech business. The UK-founded tech company is now the majority shareholder in Divvit and has already made a financial commitment of approx. £500k to incorporate its advanced analytics and attribution solutions to Ve’s existing product offering. The deal,…

Wrench.Ai Integrates With Iterable To Simplify The Path To Personalization

Marketers Can Deliver Meaningful Personalization at Scale by Automating and Distilling Customer Data into Easy-To-Apply End User Insights and Preferences Marketers using Wrench.Ai’s AI-enabled platform can integrate natively within the Iterable application to deliver meaningful personalization at scale. Wrench.Ai empowers marketers to automate and distill hours of client research into easy-to-apply end user insights and personalization preferences, using deep learning and semantic analysis. The technology allows teams to…

Innovid Receives $30 Million in Funding from Goldman Sachs

Leading Video and Connected TV Advertising Platform Will Use Investment to Connect Publishers and Advertisers, Creating the Only End-to-End CTV Solution Innovid, the world’s leading video advertising platform, announced it has secured $30 million in pre-IPO funding from Goldman Sachs’ Private Capital Investing group. Innovid will use the additional capital to further its innovation and leadership in the connected TV (CTV) advertising technology market, as well as to expand its global footprint. .@Innovid Receives…

How to Harness Consumer-Driven Marketing

The success of a brand lies firmly in the hands of the people who matter the most — the consumers. Business 101: the customer is always right — an obvious statement, but in a world dominated by social media coverage and an ever-more skeptical audience, this truth is now determining the future of marketing technology. Consumers have more power than ever to determine how a brand is perceived, for good or ill. Over the past 20 years, I’ve seen the advertising and marketing industries involved in more than a little…

Prediction Series 2019: Interview with Melodye Mueller, VP Marketing and Strategic Alliances, CloudHealth Technologies

Tell us about your role at CloudHealth and how you got here. What inspired you to join the company? I lead Marketing for CloudHealth Technologies. I started in April 2013, joining the founding team as they Secured series A funding. Our CEO at the time had pulled together an executive leadership team and two senior engineers to build a cloud management business that leveraged the emerging public cloud market. Why did I join? It was the people. After speaking with the CEO and Co-Founder, I got excited about the…

VRtuoso Makes Virtual Reality Learning Real for US Businesses

Virtual Reality (VR) Immersive Learning Specialist Launches in North America at CES 2019 VRtuoso, the creators of an innovative VR presentation platform, has announced its immediate availability in North America. VRtuoso is the first enterprise product to enable anyone in a company to quickly and easily create VR presentations. The enterprise VR training market is expected to grow to $6.3 billion by 2022 from $216 million in 2018, according to ABI Research. Despite immersive learning emerging as a better way to…

Videolicious Expands the Sales and Marketing Technology Landscape with New Category: Video Automation

Videolicious Bridges Gap Between Sales and Marketing Automation with End-to-End Video Solution; Creates, Delivers and Measures Personalized Video Communications at Scale Videolicious, the pioneer of video automation for enterprise b2b sales and marketing organizations, announces the introduction of a new market category into the sales and marketing technology stack: video automation. Until now, video’s representation in the marketing tech stack has been limited to single-use video tools. Videolicious’ end-to-end platform…

Synamedia Makes CES Debut, Offering Pay-TV Providers Frictionless Cloud Migration Strategies, New Revenue Opportunities

Credentials Sharing Insight Premieres Alongside Other Demos, Showcasing Synamedia's Expanded Video Security Portfolio Synamedia, the largest independent video software provider, will bring its newest solutions to CES 2019, illustrating how pay-TV providers can migrate to the cloud at their own pace, and seamlessly.  The company also unveiled new security software that combats the rapid rise in account sharing between friends and families, turning it instead into a new revenue-generating opportunity for operators.…

WebEngage’s EngageMint Opens New Avenues in Retention Marketing

WebEngage’s Retention Marketing Conference EngageMint Recently Concluded Its Hugely Successful Second Edition at Taj West End, Bengaluru Marketing teams have to deal with two types of challenges in their ROI meetings – How many customers did they acquire? How many customers could they retain? In the era of hyper-scale personalization and targeting, Retention Marketing has its own niche in the ecosystem for Marketing Technology. Improving the customer retention rate is a massive kick to any business that directly impacts…

How Media Buyers Can Get More Bang from Their Influencer Video Buck

When Google reported that seven out of ten millennials relate more to YouTube influencers than traditional celebrities, they were foreshadowing the rise of Influencer Marketing. In the past two years, Influencer Marketing has become the fastest-growing customer acquisition method for brands. But in order to make the biggest splash, it’s best to think in terms of influencers as content producers rather than content distributors. Buying media against influencer audiences, instead of relying solely on the influencer’s reach,…

Manthan Advances Real-Time Interactions on Its Comprehensive Customer Marketing Platform

Enhanced Journey Builder and Mobile App Marketing Capabilities Add Value to Customer Interactions Manthan, a leading AI and Analytics company, announced an upgrade to its cross-channel campaign management and personalization solution, TargetOne. Retail marketers can now accomplish more with best-in-class journey marketing and mobile app marketing capabilities that together power real-time, contextual customer interactions. “With a complete loop of plan, design, preview, execution, tracking and reporting capabilities…

Cision Acquires Leading Social Media Company Falcon.io

Acquisition Enhances Company's Earned Media Management Vision with Modern Social Marketing Capabilities Cision announced it has acquired Falcon.io, a leading social media company with offices in New York, Copenhagen, Sofia, Berlin, Melbourne and Budapest. Falcon.io provides brands with insights into their global content strategy and the management of comprehensive social media marketing programs through publishing, engagement, listening, advertising and measurement. The addition of Falcon.io further solidifies Cision’s…

New Platform Brands.Buzz Digitalizes Word-Of-Mouth Enabling Consumers and Businesses to Directly Support Each Other

Technology Platform Delivers Viral Marketing Results Through Instant Digital Access to Small Family and Friends' Networks. Businesses Grow While Directly Supporting the Consumers A new technology platform Brands.Buzz launches January 3rd. The patent pending concept digitalizes word-of-mouth by enabling everyday people to post marketing content to their social networks. This allows businesses access to micro networks where they can market their products in highly engaged groups. Both consumers and businesses stand to…

Marketing Technology Primer on “What is Sentiment Analysis”

This is Part One of the Marketing Technology primer on “Sentiment Analysis” and features the top definitions from the industry A lot has changed in the way brands market their products to their customers. However, the biggest challenge continues to haunt every marketer even in the New Year — Do I know the exact emotion or sentiment of my buyers’ group? To answer that, marketing teams are hugely focused at relying on the current crop of Marketing Technologies for Sentiment Analysis. A Quick Overview of Sentiment Analysis…

Prediction Series 2019: Interview with Kerry Bianchi, President and CEO, Visto

How can businesses up their customer engagement game in 2019? Make 2019 the year you focus on omnichannel. Unlike message-based multichannel campaigns, true omnichannel campaigns are customer-centric. Instead of repeating the same message in every marketing channel, tell a multi-faceted story — one that unfolds as customers continue on their journey with your brand at different touchpoints and different stages of discovery. It’s more personal and relevant and will deepen the relationship in the end. What were the AdTech…

From Tricky to Sticky: How Customer Retention will be Your Business’s New Growth Lever in 2019

Attracting and retaining customers has always been a tricky situation, but today’s fragmented climate of digitally native brands, direct-to-consumer brands, and, well, Amazon, have made the landscape more perilous than ever for enterprise brands. Many enterprise brands have chosen to pursue a digital transformation strategy to elevate customer experience and improve competitive execution. A major tenet of this strategy is to move customers from face-to-face or human-assisted engagements to primarily mobile- and digital-led…

The Year in Messaging and Conversational Experiences

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s a good time to take stock of the year in the world of messaging and conversational experiences. Unlike prior years, this one is characterized by less hype and more progress. Developers have been quietly working away, far from the madding crowd, as messaging volumes grow massively and conversational experiences continue to pervade every aspect of human existence. Over the last few years, mobile messaging usage has exploded. It now dominates smartphone usage. While consumer communication grew…