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How WhatsApp Can Optimize For Ecommerce

Think back to the days when people used to call each other on landlines that had cords long enough to allow them to walk all around the house as they spoke to their friends and family. If you’re not old enough to have experienced that era, then you’ve definitely seen it in movies. The reality is that making phone calls isn’t as popular as it used to be. Text messaging is the new preferred method of mobile communication. In the last decade, the rate of text messages sent per month increased more than 7,700%. We’re talking…

USA Today Network Announces Launch of LOCALiQ – a Next-Generation Local Marketing Partner for Businesses

LOCALiQ Brings Together USA TODAY NETWORK’s Breadth of Insights, Data Intelligence, and Marketing Solutions to Help Businesses Succeed in Reaching Customers; Launches New Service to Drive Increased ROI USA TODAY NETWORK, part of Gannett Co., Inc., announced the launch of LOCALiQ, a data-driven marketing solution designed to simplify the complexity of marketing for businesses and drive improved return on investment. LOCALiQ combines one of the largest local audiences of 120 million consumers with key platforms such as…

Red Points Launches New Online Brand Protection Solution to Monitor and Optimise Businesses’ Distribution Networks

Red Points, the Barcelona-based online brand protection specialist, launched a new Online Distributor Compliance (ODC) solution to help brands worldwide manage and optimise distribution agreements efficiently using technology. The new service enables businesses to proactively monitor online partner activities, harmonise distribution network and ultimately create more profitable relationships between product suppliers and distributors. The expansion of Red Points’ brand protection portfolio represents a key milestone for…

Outreach Recognized as Top Startup by LinkedIn

Outreach Ranked 15th on LinkedIn's Annual List Celebrating the Startups Where the World Wants to Work Now Outreach, the leading sales engagement platform, announced that it has been named one of LinkedIn's Top Startups, a list recognizing 50 of the world's best and most sought-after places to work. To compile the list, LinkedIn analyzed the behavior of its more than 500 million users to identify where professionals want to work, while also focusing on metrics such as interest in the company, engagement with employees, and…

Interview with Giuseppe Caltabiano, Head of Content Strategy, EMEA & APAC, Contently

"The modern customer experiences content that brands have aimed toward them, based on a complex profile of their habits, preferred devices and the challenges they face."Tell us about your role at Contently and the team and technology that you handle. I’m Contently’s Head of Content Strategy for EMEA and APAC, and in the role I advise B2C and B2B clients on high level content marketing strategy. What draws you to DMEXCO this year?  It’s my very first edition. I have always wished to attend and for many reasons I…

Tinder Welcomes Jenny Campbell as Chief Marketing Officer

Tinder, the world's most popular app for meeting new people, announced that Jenny Campbell has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer.  With more than 20 years of marketing experience, both in house at Nike and in leadership roles at 72andSunny and Wieden + Kennedy, Jenny has a proven track record shaping brand, marketing, and advertising strategies. "Growing our leadership  team has been a key priority since I joined  as CEO," said Elie Seidman. "Jenny Campbell is an exceptional talent and we're excited to have…

Google Unveils Smart Campaigns, a New Advertising Tool in the UK

Smart Campaigns Uses Machine Learning Technology to Create Relevant Ads Based on Information Provided by a Business https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-O_EkR7tpc&list=PL9piTIvKJnJPPiwsQjGNwiYT4IA60QCEb&index=2 Today, Google is rolling out its new advertising tool, Smart Campaigns, to all businesses across the UK. Smart Campaigns uses machine learning technology to create relevant ads based on information provided by a business, its website, and its Google My Business listing. Google is also planning to launch…

Spot Trender Launches Reimagined Brand Tracking and Ad Testing Technology

The launch of the new Spot Trender Cloud has been deemed wildly successful. In 2018, more than 80% of Spot Trender's full-service clients have adopted and migrated over to Spot Trender Cloud, which aims to be more predictive of actual sales, while being significantly faster and more cost effective than traditional competitors. According to Forbes, companies who adopt data-driven marketing are six times more likely to be profitable.  The market lacked a single solution that would enable marketers to achieve all of their…

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…

Aviso Customers Close 20 Percent More Deals with New AI-Powered Opportunity Management Solution

Innovative AI for Sales Drives Results by Putting Intelligence Ahead of Guesswork Aviso, the leading provider of AI-powered opportunity management solutions that increase revenue, announced several new AI solutions that improve win rates and lead to more closed deals. Aviso’s newest solution helps customers close 20 percent more deals per quarter with opportunity management that mines intelligence on each and every deal, delivering win scores that are greater than 90% accurate, with AI-powered insights and analysis to drive…

Microsoft Teams with OnePlaceMail for Outlook to Deliver More Effective Modern Workplace Collaboration

Move Conversations from Microsoft Outlook Email to Microsoft Teams in Office 365 OnePlace Solutions announced the launch of Microsoft Teams integration with the OnePlaceMail for Outlook App, allowing the mobile workforce to conveniently move content from Microsoft Outlook to a Microsoft Teams channel. Enabling content to easily flow from Outlook to a Teams environment drives greater organizational productivity. For organizations this means unlocking business critical data traditionally stored in personal mailboxes and…

Conversational Marketing Platform Drift Acquires Email Marketing Automatikon Tool Siftrock

Drift, the world’s leading conversational marketing and sales platform, introduced new products and partnerships built to connect businesses with customers now, not later, at HYPERGROWTH 2018. The company announced Conversational Advertising, Drift Assistant, the acquisition of Siftrock and partnerships with Marketo, Demandbase and Outreach. “The last decade in B2B sales and marketing was all about the business following up later,” said David Cancel, Drift Founder & CEO. “But today, B2B sales and marketing has to be…

Why Advertisers Can’t Ignore the Amazon Opportunity

In the ad world, Amazon isn’t in the same league as Facebook and Google. That’s because Amazon is in a league of its own. Facebook and Google are where consumers often hear about brands and products, but Amazon is where they buy them. That’s a crucial distinction for advertisers. Some 75 percent of online consumers now shop at Amazon most of the time. That means the company has an unmatched trove of consumer purchasing data. Such data combined with Amazon’s impressive reach has made Amazon become a burgeoning…

FatTail and RSG Announce Plan to Build New Tool to Tackle Linear and Digital Convergent Buys

FatTail Inc. and RSG Media announced their plan to build an advertising sales enablement platform that will allow for seamless buys of publishers' Digital and Linear inventory. Named the Advanced Planning Tool (APT), this new platform will enable sellers to build and track a single convergent plan, while integrating to most publishers' traffic and order management systems to execute the buy downstream. "We are very excited about the approach we are taking because it addresses a significant market need without requiring…

Rivet Works Partners with BigCommerce to Automate the Use of Consumer-Generated Content Across All Digital Properties

Rivet Works’ Platform Allows Direct-To-Consumer Businesses to Easily Generate and Organize Visual Content for Immediate Use in Commerce and Digital Marketing Rivet Works, the market leader in software that powers the direct-to-consumer revolution, announced it has been named a BigCommerce Certified Technology Partner. Through Rivet Works, any BigCommerce customer can now automatically generate and display customer-created content in any channel to deepen customer relationships and lift online sales with little or no manual…

Marketing Technology Bulletin Covering the Week Gone By

Top Picks from Martech Series. Original Martech Insights from the Week Gone By Our staff writers compiled a bulletin covering important news occurring in the world of Marketing Technology. This bulletin is the best source to glance through major MarTech developments last week. AdTheorent Launches High-Quality Social Advertising AdTheorent, a New York-based AdTech Firm Launches an Innovative Method to Target In-Market Individuals and Their Social Groups Klear Introduces Automated Tracking for Influencer Marketing…

Vertical Video is Spectacularly Misunderstood

Just when you thought vertical video might go away, it reappears with more verve than before. After turning heads on predecessors like Snapchat and Vine, Musical.ly and Instagram’s IGTV have resurrected the discussion on whether it’s truly safe to ignore vertical video in your strategy, or if it should be foundational to your plans. The media industry will tell you vertical video’s popularity is intuitive. We hold our phones vertically to complete most tasks, like typing, reading, and shopping. Why should watching video…

Mitel Introduces CCaaS Solution to Enable Businesses to Provide More Intelligent Customer Experiences

Launches MiCloud Engage Contact Center and Newest Version of MiCloud Flex Mitel is giving businesses more ways to keep up with ever-rising customer expectations through the introduction of MiCloud Engage Contact Center, a highly-insightful Contact Center-as-a-Service (CCaaS) platform, and the latest release of MiCloud Flex, a Mitel flagship UCaaS solution. Entirely over-the-top with no software or equipment to deploy, MiCloud Engage Contact Center works with any call control platform and integrates with a wide range of…

Kaltura Launches Targeted TV Solution for Revenue Generating, Tailored Cloud TV Experiences

New Kaltura Targeted TV Solution Leverages AI and Machine Learning to Balance the Cloud TV Operator’s Commercial Goals with the Interests and Preferences of Each User Kaltura, the leading video technology provider (IBC 2018 Stand 2.B41), announced the availability of Kaltura Targeted TV, its new solution which extends the capabilities and operator benefits of Kaltura’s leading Cloud TV Platform. Kaltura Targeted TV uses AI to segment TV audiences and offer users tailored experiences that will increase content usage and…

Optmyzr Launches Bing Shopping Ads Campaign Management Integration

Pay-Per-Click Pros Can Now Manage Google and Bing Shopping Ads Programs from the Same Optmyzr Interface, Streamlining Campaign Management from Inception to Reporting In the battle for search engine supremacy, Google still is the reigning champ in search volume, ad revenue and overall market share. Over the last few years, however, Bing has mounted a steady offensive to secure an increasing slice of the overall search pie. For pay-per-click (PPC) professionals, Bing's growth has presented opportunity to diversify their…