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Instagram Now Attracts a Larger Audience Than Facebook Among Top Brands According to New Report From Socialbakers

Among top 50 brand profiles, Instagram has a larger audience and nearly 20X more interactions than Facebook, according to Socialbakers' new Q4 2019 Trends Report Socialbakers, the unified marketing platform for social media marketers, released a comprehensive report on Social Media Trends for Q4 2019. Key insights from the report include Instagram overtaking Facebook in audience size, the relative decline in engagement during the holiday season, the popularity of vertical videos, the dominance of women among fans and…

Popular Pays Announces Partner Program and Collaboration with Group RFZ

Paving the Way for Influencer Marketing Data Beyond Likes, Reach and Engagement Leading influencer marketing and social content creation SaaS platform, Popular Pays, is excited to announce Group RFZ, a digital measurement firm helping clients understand and demonstrate the impact of influencer and content marketing on top-of-the-funnel or brand building efforts, as the first organization in their new Partner Program. The Popular Pays Partner program adds a layer of service and insight to their clients to lead the industry…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest News, Insights, Funding and Updates

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from Perficient, Inc, Automation Anywhere, AspireIQ, Freshworks Inc.,Namogoo, Reckoon, eBay Inc and Dovetale, Inc. Perficient to Demonstrate AI-Powered Customer Intelligence Strategies at MicroStrategy World Perficient, Inc., the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, announced that it will…

AspireIQ Meets Growing Demand for Pinterest Engagement With New Search Functionality

AspireiQ Empowers Brands to Combat Content Fatigue by Discovering Influencers and Running Campaigns on the Visual Discovery Engine AspireIQ, the leading influencer marketing platform for enterprise brands, released Pinterest Influencer Search, a solution that opens the door to brands focused on influencer marketing on Pinterest. Brands using this product can discover Pinterest influencers who align with their brand values, view Pinterest-specific engagement metrics, and engage those influencers in long-term relationships.…

Global Survey Reveals 85% of PR Practitioners Are Missing out on Effective PR Tools and Techniques

80% of PR Corporate Positioning for Senior Executives Globally Is Not Driven by Social Media Analytics Key areas where PR professionals can unlock a competitive advantage in 2020 have been highlighted in new research released. Leading social listening and analytics platform, Talkwalker, joined forces with global market research and data analytics firm, YouGov, to gather data from 3,700 marketing and communications professionals based in Europe, USA, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East to release new…

5WPR Digital Division Granted Google Partner Specialization for Google Shopping

5W Public Relations, one of the 15 largest independently-owned PR firms in the U.S., is pleased to announce that its Digital Practice now carries two specializations within Google's Partner Program. 5WPR's award-winning digital division has been granted a Google Shopping specialization, in addition to the Google Search specialization previously held. Google's Partner Program is an exclusive and prestigious program, bestowed on agencies by Google for demonstrating AdWords best practices, skill and expertise, successfully…

MGI Acquires Verve Wireless To Advance Its Market Position In Programmatic Mobile Location Display And Video Advertising

Media and Games Invest or MGI announced that its subsidiary gamigo AG agreed on acquiring Verve Wireless, Inc.'s business. Verve is a leading North American Mobile Location data platform for location-based programmatic video and display marketing. Technology is actively used to create efficiency improvements and competitive advantages within the group. Synergy and integration potentials are important criteria for the expansion of the portfolio. MGI is a fast and profitably growing company focusing on a "buy,…

Deploy Wisely and Automation Is Your Friend in Sales, Not Your Foe

Those that know me, know that I am long robots. I’m of the opinion that eventually, robots will take many of our jobs and that we will live, not in a dystopian future, but in a future that is significantly altered by their proliferation. And perhaps it’s a future where many of us can pursue our own interests. We can be artists or makers or semi-professional golfers or simply do whatever we want to do with what was once just an “8-10 hour” workday. Recently, I had a conversation with a friend about whether robots will take…

4 Evolving Technologies That Are Empowering Chatbots

Chatbots are already transforming industries across the board—and they’re only going to become more impactful as technology evolves. A chatbot is a piece of software that can communicate with users in a back-and-forth, conversational way. All kinds of different businesses and organizations are starting to use them because they can: Automate and scale routine support functions Provide education and information in a friendly, digestible style Guide shoppers to boost e-commerce sales Generate and qualify leads…

Personalization, Customization, Configuration: An Intro for E-commerce Marketers

In 2015, Deloitte predicted the rise of made-to-order mass personalization. Its research showed that brands that offer personalization opportunities – and do it well – can expect an ROI on Marketing spend of 500 to 800 percent. In the four years since then, brands interested in enjoying such ROI have faced two major problems: first, one of definitions. While Deloitte writes about “Personalization,” what the study describes is a blend of personalization, customization, and configuration. The difference between these is…

Top 8 Use Cases of RPA in Retail

The crisis of the retail industry is known to us all. The traditional method of retail, as we knew it a decade ago, is now not applicable in the market. With the increasing complexity of every industry, retail is facing a challenge because of changing customer demands and growing requirements of high user satisfaction. Robotic Process Automation or RPA is an optimum solution that can be utilized to complement unparalleled growth and the complexities attached to it. RPA in retail can automate and seamlessly improve the…

8 Cybersecurity Risks in Android’s VoIP Components

A team of Chinese researchers has recently revealed the findings of a ground-breaking investigation into Android’s voice-over-internet-protocol (VoIP) components. The team from OPPO ZIWU Cyber Security Lab, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Singapore Management University, found no fewer than eight vulnerabilities. Cybercriminals minded to exploit those vulnerabilities could do any of the following: Transfer calls without the recipient’s knowledge Spoof caller IDs Crash VoIP devices Run malicious code…

Employee Experience Software – Top Key Industry Players

Employee experience software enables enterprises to gather continuous data on their work culture and environment through staff surveys that provide feedback on the organization. This solution differs from performance management tools that firms use to track company, division, group, and individual goals. Employee satisfaction software has become popular because it has companies that need to retain their staff as attrition costs are enormous. Therefore, it has become imperative for organizations to boost employee retention…

IRI and Influential Team Up for First-to-Market Launch of Social Campaign Conversion Feed

IRI®, a global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, CPG, retail and media companies, and Influential, the leading AI influencer technology Social Intelligence firm and IBM Watson Developer Partner, announced an upfront to launch a first-to-market product for influencer marketing, utilizing IRI Campaign Conversion Feed (CCF) on social platforms. Influential will be able to run in-flight optimizations on social branded content campaigns, linking weekly purchase data and offline conversions to ad exposures.…

IDTechEx Research: The AR, VR and MR Market is Estimated to Be Over $30 Billion by 2030

New IDTechEx report on AR, VR and MR products by Technology Analyst Dr. Charlotte Coles discusses the technology, market, and players of the past, present and future XR, or extended reality, products are at the forefront of technological change. Virtual reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR). With so many different XR products now available for a variety of use cases, it is important to understand how the different technologies are used, and companies which create them. IDTechEx Research have recently…

Crystal Gazing AI Trends: 20 Reasons Why 2020 Will Herald the Age of Intelligent Conversations

A Reflection on My Two Years of Journey Working in the Area of Conversational AI A spate of recent developments promises to drive great changes in the global economy. Technologies such as Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML) have advanced to the extent that the world is ripe for a great leap into the age of intelligent automation. What does this intelligent automation portend, and why is this different from the earlier eras? For one, robots and computers of today can perform most routine…

iQIYI Announces its 2020 Strategy of the iQIYI Knowledge App, Focusing on Educational Videos and IP-based Content

iQIYI, Inc., an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, announced its 2020 strategy for the iQIYI Knowledge App (the "App") at the iQIYI Knowledge Ceremony (the "Ceremony") held in Beijing on December 18th, 2019. At the Ceremony, industry experts and partners including Liu Tianchi, founder of Liu Tianchi Performance Workshop, Guo Liang, Vice President of Qingting FM, John Gray, world master of marriage relationship, etc. gathered to discuss development trends of paid knowledge in 2020.…

Limpid Receives TAG Certified Against Fraud Seal, Continues Commitment To Fight Ad Fraud

Limpid, the data-driven advertising technology platform, announced today it has been “Verified by TAG” and approved for listing in the TAG Registry of known and trusted players in the digital ad ecosystem TAG is an advertising initiative created to fight criminal activity across the digital advertising supply chain and provides a variety of certifications and resources to support this goal. Also Read: 75 Inspiring Martech Leaders Who Are Prepared for 2020 The TAG Registry is enabling companies to feel confident that…

Amazon Continues Investment in Florida with Deltona Fulfillment Center

New facility will total more than one million square feet and create 500 new, full-time jobs Amazon announced plans to open a fulfillment center in Deltona, Florida, creating more than 500 new, full-time jobs with industry-leading pay of $15 an hour and up, and comprehensive benefits starting on day one. Employees at the more than one million-square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship large customer items, such as sports equipment, patio furniture, fishing rods, pet food, kayaks, bicycles, and larger…

The Rise of the New CMO

Marketing, like most business functions today, is undergoing a profound change. A proliferation of new and accessible digital technologies, the explosion in availability of consumer and consumption data, combined with rapidly changing consumer demands and expectations, are flipping previously highly effective models on their head. New entrants are capturing outsized bites of the market by proving, time and again, they can deliver the most relevant, the most engaging customer experiences. Among some incumbent companies,…