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Breaking Down the Data Silo: How Social Media Data Has Crossed Department Lines to Provide Insight Throughout an Organization

Social media is more pervasive than ever and poised for further evolution. It has been reborn over the course of the past few years as a hyperfocused business tool– more targeted, simpler to use, and possibly more effective than before. Think about how social media use has transformed over the last couple of years: platforms are growing in size, the number of platforms has increased, and conversations have become more detailed and complex. Rather than being siloed to researching marketing messages and measuring the…

Interview with Mark Magnacca, President, Allego

"Sales reps need to be knowledgeable not only about the industry they are selling to but about the company and even the prospect they are meeting with, prior to picking up the phone or sending off an email." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role at Allego and how you got here? What inspired you to join a sales enablement and coaching platform? I co-founded Allego in 2013 with my business partner Yuchun Lee. The idea behind the platform was something I came up with as new technologies, such as tablets and…

Interview with Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, CEO and Chairman, Hawthorne

Jessica Hawthorne-Castro CEO and Chairman, Hawthorne "Although engagement can be measured across screens and devices, there are still limitations on the transactional conversion to a sale." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to join a marketing analytics company? I started my career on the client side as an agent for the talent agency William Morris Endeavor, and when I made the transition over to Hawthorne, I very quickly saw the huge opportunity in…

App Annie: Netflix and iQIYI Lead APAC Revenue Ranking in Online Video Apps in H1 2017

According to the global mobile app analytics and market data platform, revenue generated from top video apps in APAC has seen significant increase App Annie said in the Report on APAC Online Video Apps that the total revenue generated from the top 5 video streaming apps in China has increased by 185% compared with the same period of 2016. The report talks about the first half year of 2017, and points particularly to apps from China. This is seven times higher than that of Japan and makes China the biggest and…

ViewLift Enhances Platform Services with Artificial Intelligence Technology

Platform Provides Advanced Data Solutions and Services for Operators ViewLift, an industry leading digital distribution and monetization company, has incorporated artificial intelligence engine technology into its platform. ViewLift Intelligence (VLI) uses the latest data science and artificial intelligence technology to provide enhanced customer behavioral insights and retention tools for operators. These analytic and retention services are integrated within the ViewLift platform, allowing clients to execute targeted…

TechBytes with Timothy Sovay, Chief Operating Officer, CreatorIQ

Timothy Sovay Chief Operating Officer, CreatorIQ Influencer marketing, in 2017, is an undisputed engagement strategy for marketers to create branded stories and influence customer journeys. With a swelling hunger among brands to create and distribute user-generated content across omnichannel marketing platforms, we see a significant gap between what audiences want to see and what’s fed to them. We spoke to Timothy Sovay, Chief Operating Officer, CreatorIQ, to understand how the influencer marketing software solution…

Demandbase Unveils Next-Gen ABM Platform with Cutting-Edge AI Features

Demandbase’s Latest Release is an Easy-to-Use Platform which is the First to Unify ABM Across the Entire Funnel Demandbase, the leader in Account-Based Marketing (ABM), has announced the launch of its next-generation ABM Platform, the only comprehensive, end-to-end solution for B2B marketers. This new technology makes it simpler to set up and manage account-based campaigns across the entire funnel by combining Targeting, Engagement and Conversion solutions in one fully integrated platform. Read Also: Demandbase Unveils…

Meet the App That Just Made Augmented Reality Accessible to Everyone

Social media is being taken to the skies – quite literally – with an augmented reality app called Skrite. Skrite asserts that it is now possible to unleash the imagination on the celestial canvas through the phone's lens by leaving virtual messages, pictures, selfies and doodles in the sky for friends and fellow Skyers to see in real-time. The app is the first of its kind in bringing user-generated augmented reality to a mobile device. Skrite's application focuses on the future of social and how folks engage with each…

NetLine Corporation Releases New Predictive Lead Generation Form Technology

Reporting a Strong Increase in Content Request Rates, NetLine Continues the Advancement of the Largest B2B Content Syndication Lead Generation Network. Following their new predictive lead generation form update in September, NetLine Corporation is reporting a strong increase in content request rates across their B2B content syndication network. The update focused on streamlining the data capture experience of the forms to decrease abandonment rates and accelerate the leads generated on behalf of NetLine’s clients without…

TechBytes with Sean Zinsmeister, VP of Product Marketing, Infer

Sean Zinsmeister VP of Product Marketing, Infer Modern marketers rely heavily on predictive intelligence and AI in building a true, single-source definition of customer experience based on data and analytics. The biggest question in a competitive AI landscape is how human factors would influence the industry. To get a clear picture on everything-AI and intelligent sales platforms, we spoke to Sean Zinsmeister, VP of Product Marketing at Infer.MTS: Tell us about your role at Infer and how you got here? Sean …

Interview with Kurt Heinemann, CMO, Reflektion

"I believe it’s artificial intelligence (AI). AI will proliferate in every element of business and consumer life. It will make consumers lives easier and require less work and thinking for businesses." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role and how you got here? I’ve always had roles with marketing technologies in some form or another, whether it was consumers or for the last 10 years to the business and marketers in the B2B SaaS space. What drives me is the challenge to simplify the technology…

How to Use Twitter to Find Sales Prospects and Generate New Leads for B2B Companies

By truly harnessing the power of Twitter and other social networks, B2B companies can identify new sales prospects, nurture them through direct communication, and convert them into qualified leads that have a higher chance of becoming customers. But, how can you turn Twitter followers into leads? In this article, I’ll discuss how B2B companies can use an approach of proactive social outreach to transform Twitter into a reliable source of quality leads. Demand Generation and Social Prospecting Before delving into lead…

Interview with Gladys Kong, CEO, UberMedia

"Location intelligence is becoming easier to access and the insights are becoming more actionable. Barriers to entry are lower and will continue to ease, to the point where businesses in all verticals and at all stages of maturity will find applications for it." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to be part of a technology innovation company? I came to the US from Hong Kong when I was a teenager. I had learned English primarily from books and practiced it only in a…

4 Social Media Risks You Need To Prepare For

Isn’t social media fantastic? You can reach millions of people in seconds around the world, offering unrivalled opportunities to engage on a one-to-one level with your customers. But as with all things, there’s always a dark side, ready to bite you. It’s no use ignoring it, or thinking ‘it won’t happen to me’. Instead you need to prepare for the inevitable. People share bad stuff online. All the time. We won’t touch on the ‘why’ in this blog (unless you have a few thousand hours to spare!), instead we’ve shared four of…

TechBytes with Erik A. Requidan, Vice President of Sales and Programmatic Strategy at Intermarkets

Erik A. Requidan Vice President of Sales and Programmatic Strategy at Intermarkets Marketers and publishers are driven largely by the after-effect of their content. As brands and businesses shift their focus at leveraging data science and social media analytics to drive their content marketing, it is imperative for advertising platforms to ensure that the content gets noticed and makes connection. Programmatic content is the key to delivering highly interactive and influential content for digital ‘omnivores’. We spoke…

Viafoura Releases Next Generation Audience Development Platform for Media Companies

Enhanced Solution Empowers Media Brands To Drive Subscriber Rates And Online Engagement, Demonstrating Competitive Value To Advertisers Viafoura, a leader in engagement, commenting and moderation tools, has announced the release of its upgraded Next Generation Audience Development Platform. Optimized to encourage audience participation, registration and subscription within online communities, the enhanced solution provides media brands with the tools and first-party user behavior data necessary to support their market…

TechBytes with Emre Yenilmis, Chief Product Officer at Influenster

Emre Yenilmis Chief Product Officer at Influenster Brands are increasingly relying on user-generated content (UGC) to communicate with their audiences. Earlier this month, Influenster launched a short-form video reviews feature that let users upload text and image-based reviews as 60-second videos. With new guidelines on social media marketing coming into force, it is imperative for marketers to utilize compliance tools for data capture and monitor. We spoke to Emre Yenilmis, Chief Product Officer at Influenster, to…

Snaplytics Publishes Activities’ Comparison for Instagram Stories versus Snapchat

More brand mentions on Instagram Stories vs. Snapchat among influencers according to the Snaplytics Quarterly Report Snaplytics is a marketing platform for new social channels including Snapchat and Instagram stories. This month, they are expected to launch their Brand Listening service to analyze brands share of voice among influencers and which influencers are most active on the story based platforms. According to the company, influencers are more active endorsing beauty brands through Instagram Stories than on…

Influenster App Launches Short-Form Video Reviews Feature

Influenster now allows its users to record a video when they tap on "add media" on any product page in the app Influenster, a leading product discovery and reviews platform, announced the addition of a video reviews feature that allows users to upload short-form product reviews on the app. With this update, users can add depth, context, and storytelling in addition to their text-based reviews and photo uploads. Videos Under-60 seconds Add More Value to Product Reviews Users can now record a video when they tap on…

Interview with Hernan Lopez, Founder & CEO at Wondery

"The ads work best when there is a genuine connection between the host of a show and the product they’re advertising."On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role at Wondery and how you got here? (What inspired you to be a part of a technology innovation company?) Before I launched Wondery, I was the CEO of Fox International Channels. At some point, I became convinced that smartphones were becoming the “first screen” for many people – and I wanted to create a media company that was smartphone-centered, yet in a…