Interview with Mark Stouse, CEO, Proof Analytics

"To survive and thrive, marketers need to speak the language of business and furnish results tied to the bottom line."What led you to develop a platform that measures the impact of Marketing and Communications? For years, business leaders have demanded measurable results from marketing spend. These voices are getting louder as concerns about ad fraud and a softening economy put more pressure on the Marketing organization. To survive and thrive, marketers need to speak the language of business and furnish results tied to…

Pega Research: Fears Notwithstanding, Executives Believe AI and Robotics Could Improve Workplace

Latest Pega Study Finds Teaming Machine Intelligence, AI and Robotics With Humans Can Help Organizations Embrace a New Era of Efficient and Meritocratic Workforces Organizations believe that pairing humans alongside machine intelligence, AI and Robotics will create a more effective, engaged, and meritocratic workforce, according to a new global study released by Pegasystems Inc., the software company empowering customer engagement at the world’s leading enterprises. Read More: The Future of a Modern Workplace:…

Cognovi Labs Closes $2.3 Million Seed Funding

Graduate of Ikove Startup Nursery to Further Scale Its Emotion-Based Ai Technology, Following String of High-Profile Political Predictions Cognovi Labs, the developer of the SaaS platform for emotion-based artificial intelligence (Emotion AI), closed $2.3 million in seed funding. Columbus-based Ikove Venture Partners led the capital raise alongside HBS Alumni Angels of Greater New York, Bossa Nova Investimentos and a leading angel investor group from Europe. Cognovi leverages its Emotion AI to make predictions for…

Are Your Consumers Getting Along With Chatbots?

Businesses Should Look For Opportunities to Bridge The Gap Between Consumers and Greater Chatbot Understanding ‒ Those Who Do Will Reap The Reward, says PointSource AI’s most popular application to date – chatbots – are everywhere these days. Chances are you have interacted with them while banking, shopping or trying to find the best insurance for your car. Now that brands are convinced about using chatbots, they hope consumers as kicked. PointSource's report 'Finding Common Ground Between Consumers And Artificial…

Qualtrics Announces Speakers and Agenda for X4 Experience Management Summit 2018

Qualtrics X4 Experience Management Summit Would Witness Is an Annual Gathering of World's Most Prolific Experience Leaders Qualtrics, a leader in research and experience management, has announced the world's largest conference dedicated to the importance of experiences in business across customers, employees, products, and brands. Read Also: Pathmatics Launches First Panel-Based Paid Social Ad  The 2018 X4 Experience Management Summit™ unites experience management leaders from top organizations and influential…

The Future of a Modern Workplace: “HumAIns” are Coming

The Arrival Of HumAIns —  Would It Happen In 2022? Would A New Machine-DNA Begin To Manage The Entire Value Chain Of Man, Machine, Material, Money, And To An Extent, Mind Too? According to the latest Accenture report on the future of workplace collaborations, businesses that manage to balance human ingenuity with machine intelligence will be successful. Released just ahead of the World Economic Forum 2018 in Davos, Accenture's AI report takes a positive stance on the need to grow investments into AI and Human-Machine…

SaleScout Data Solutions Announces New Vice President of Marketing

Marketing Strategy Veteran Jean Chen Joins Executive Team at Growing Sales Intelligence Company SaleScout Data Solutions, a leading B2B sales and marketing data provider used by enterprise companies to accelerate growth and revenue, has named Jean Chen as vice president of marketing, reporting to CEO Chris Lynde. “We are very fortunate to have Jean join our executive team. I had the pleasure of working with her at MDC Partners where she was one of our brightest and most talented marketing strategists,” said Lynde.…

TechBytes with Johann Wrede, Global VP, Strategic Marketing, SAP Hybris

Johann Wrede Global VP, Strategic Marketing, SAP Hybris According to a recent SAP survey, a majority of online consumers expect prompt service, assured protection of their personal data, and best-in-class personalization from the businesses. Clearly, in 2018, winning a consumer is tougher than losing one-- and much of it depends on how marketers leverage customer data and build their omnichannel campaigns around unique behavioral intent collected from more sources than previously assumed. To understand how modern…

Interview with Thomas P. O’Regan, CEO, Madison Logic

"Today it's not about how many individuals, or how many cookies, or the reach or scale, or how many different forms of data organizations are using. I think it's how they make decisions, and how they aggregate all the data and execute for an intended result."Tell us about your role at Madison Logic, and how you got here. What excited you to be part of the B2B Martech community? I joined Madison Logic in November of 2014. I was really attracted to the company for a number of reasons. But when I looked at the business and…

Episerver Named a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms

In The Last 12 Months, The Company Added Omnichannel Campaign Management And Real-Time Personalization Capabilities Backed By AI And Customer Journey Analytics, As Well As Enhanced User-Generated Content (UGC) and Distributed Order Management System (Doms) Features To The Platform Episerver, a global provider of a single platform to smartly manage digital content, commerce and marketing in the cloud, has been positioned in Gartner's "Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms." Gartner published the report on 17…

MPP Global and Dynamic Yield Partner to Automate Personalized Customer Experiences

MPP Global, the world’s smartest subscription platform, and Dynamic Yield, the world’s first personalization technology stack, announced a partnership to help clients automate individualized experiences that maximize customer lifetime value. The marriage of MPP Global’s eSuite platform and Dynamic Yield’s machine learning powered personalization engine will provide media and retail companies with a personalized and tailored subscription marketing and management solution that integrates seamlessly. Also Read: Eight Ways…

Predictions Series 2018: Marketo Accelerate Community and their Idea of Martech Disruptions

Innovate and Accelerate-- 2017 was a year that witnessed technology makers achieve phenomenal pace in their innovations. So, why should 2018 be any different! What better way to understand the martech trends in 2018 than letting the Unicorns speak about the tech-trends themselves. “The Butterfly Effect”: Rich Data & AI for Richer Personalized Customer Experience in 2018 In Part Eight of the Predictions Series 2018, we unravel the disruptions that could hugely influence martech stacks in 2018. The participants in…

Kantar TNS and Qualtrics Join Forces to Form Global Customer Experience Powerhouse

The Partnership Aims to Close the Experience Gap for Organizations at a Time When Connectivity Is Rapidly Reshaping the Brand and Customer Experience Landscapes Kantar TNS, one of the world's largest research agencies, and Qualtrics, the leader in experience management, announced a global partnership to help organizations put customers at the heart of their business. The strategic alliance brings together Kantar TNS's worldwide network of customer experience research, end-to-end platform implementation, smart analytics…

TechBytes with Wayne St. Amand, Chief Marketing Officer, Visual IQ

Visual IQ Wayne St. Amand CMO, Visual IQ Marketing Intelligence is a critical part of any Martech stack today. In this TechByte, Visual IQ's CMO Wayne St. Amand take us through the nuances of multi-touch attribution, channel optimization and ad fraud and how a marketing intelligence platform benefits marketers.Tell us about your role at Visual IQ and the team you handle. As the CMO of Visual IQ, I oversee the global marketing strategy for our Marketing Intelligence Platform and work closely with sales leadership to…

Interview with Ben Harris, CEO, Decibel Insight

"This decade will be seen as the rise of the impatient customer. The power is finally in the hands of the buyer, literally."Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to start a digital customer experience analytics company? I come from a long line of entrepreneurs, so my aspirations to start a business began at a young age. Upon graduating with a business degree from The University of West England, I worked for a few years in business development (then known as Price Waterhouse) and at digital…

Top Mobile Marketing Trends and Influencers to Watch for 2018

Remember when app indexing, native ads, and mobile website optimization were a big deal? Responsive design and page speed are now expected. Mobile marketing trends change just as fast as mobile technology does. So where’s mobile marketing heading in 2018? What do you need to know to stay ahead of the curve? We list 5 must-watch trends you need to know for 2018, along with the experts who can give you tips and best practices for each. Trend #1: Proximity Marketing Proximity Marketing is the localized wireless…

FreshAddress Launches Free Email List Cleaning Tool

Free List Check Lets Marketers Scan Their Email Lists For Spamtraps & Other Deliverability Threats FreshAddress, Inc. the leader in email marketing database services, announces the release of Free List Check, a health scan for your email addresses. Free List Check is a new email hygiene tool that lets marketers quickly assess the health of their email lists. Marketers can use it to check their email lists for problems that ruin their email marketing ROI. The process is fast, easy, free, and 100% secure. No costs, no…

Adobe Flies High, Named As Leader In Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms

Adobe has announced it has been named by Gartner as a Leader in the 2018 “Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms” research report. This report evaluated 21 vendors, and Adobe was among four vendors in the Leaders quadrant, based on the ability to execute and completeness of vision. Adobe Experience Cloud Ties in All The Contemporary Standards Expected from the Digital Experience Platforms Of all the vendors evaluated, Adobe was furthest to the right for completeness of vision, where evaluation criteria include…

Interview with JC Ramey, CEO, DeviceBits

"Artificial Intelligence with the ability to better predict what the customer wants and needs by studying, tracking and analyzing previous interactions and behaviors will truly help set the course for marketing automation moving forward."Tell us about your role at DeviceBits and how you got here?  With a career that began in enterprise software and telecommunications, I started in research and development of 3G and 4G wireless networks at Bell Labs, and I moved my career to the executive ranks of both private and publicly…

AdMaster 2018 Digital Marketing Trends Report: 70% of Advertisers Continue to Increase Digital Marketing Budget

The Marketing Industry Is Undergoing an Evolution. In the Next Few Years, Data and Intelligent Technology Will Be Key, Reports AdMaster As new focal points emerge daily in the ever-changing world of digital marketing, advertisers are constantly searching for new ways to excite and engage customers. From short videos to branded mid-roll ads, from marketing cloud to news feed advertising and audio marketing, the industry in 2017 has been keeping up with changes in the environment and the consumers by constantly reshaping…