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Eight Trends in Commerce and Digital Marketing to Look Forward to in 2018

Criteo is Asking Marketers To Make Friends With Alexa, And Explaining Why More Brands Are Looking To Share Data Criteo's direct relationship with advertisers and publishers enable them to keep a track on the changing pulse of the commerce and digital marketing industry. They share their 8 big predictions of 2018: The Battle for Video Possibilities for new programmatic video ad inventory will emerge as ad breaks are inserted into more content. The Rise of Voice Shopping Brand managers believe that voice-activated…

TechBytes with Gil Klein, Managing Director, Mobfox

Gil Klein Managing Director,  Mobfox Mobfox, a mediation platform, caters to 175+ DSPs across the globe. We spoke to Gil Klein, Managing Director, Mobfox, to understand  how he views the future of programmatic advertising.MTS: Tell us about your role at Mobfox and the team you handle. Gil Klein: As the Managing Director, I am responsible for leading Mobfox and our in-app audience-based programmatic advertising platform, which provides publishers with the tools they need to optimize their ad serving, data layers, and…

Interview with Andrew Yates, CEO, Artesian

"The key is to select the tools and technologies that can streamline the analytics process, discover efficiencies within a business, and a cost-effective capacity to derive meaning and insight from data." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to be a part of a customer intelligence platform? Artesian Solutions was conceived over dinner with my co-founders Mike Blackadder and Steve Borthwick.  Dreaming big, we believed we could create a software company that would have…

G2 Crowd Appoints Ryan Bonnici as Chief Marketing Officer

Seasoned Marketing Executive with Experience Leading Marketing at Hubspot, Salesforce, and Microsoft Joins G2 Crowd to Lead Global Marketing Strategy G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business solutions review website, announced the appointment of Ryan Bonnici as Chief Marketing Officer. Bringing more than a decade of experience developing cutting-edge sales and marketing programs for some of the world’s leading enterprise technology companies, Bonnici will serve a key role as a member of G2 Crowd’s executive team, focused on…

TechBytes with Jay Stocki, SVP, Data and Product, Experian

Jay Stocki SVP, Data and Product, Experian A majority of online shoppers consider consistency as a very important aspect of their buying experience. Marketers that offer a personalized shopping experience create a noticeable influence on buyers who prefer consistent branding along the journey. Now, customer data is critical to driving consistent branding across all marketing and advertising channels. To understand how marketers should use data to enhance customer experience and improve engagement, we spoke to Jay…

TechBytes with Guillaume Clement, Chief Product Officer, Dailymotion

Guillaume Clement Chief Product Officer, Dailymotion By the end of 2017, 2.6 billion social network users will have been exposed to an average of 32 videos. By 2020, mobile video will generate more than 75% of mobile data traffic by 2021. However, video marketing and advertising technologies haven’t evolved much in the last two years, even as programmatic and intelligent content discovery platforms continue to grow at scale. Increasingly stringent brand safety and transparency standards to protect advertiser interests…

TechBytes with Cynthia Knapic, Head, Animoto for Business

Cynthia Knapic Head, Animoto for Business In May, online video creation platform Animoto was selected as a Facebook Marketing Partner to enable businesses to easily connect and manage their creative expertise successfully. Though the popularity of video marketing hasn’t come as a surprise for marketers, the challenges to successfully leverage technology remain unconquered. To understand how the company is upping their ante to effectively close the gap between branded and user-generated content for better video…

Don’t Be Late for the Party: Holiday Planning Starts Now!

With the kids back in school and summer behind us, it can only mean one thing—time to start planning for the holidays! “Wait! But the leaves only just started to change?” you might be thinking. I know, it seems early. But an early start can mean the difference between using the same-old, ho-ho-ho-hum specials and décor from last year and developing a truly unique and differentiated experience that surprises and delights customers—and keeps them coming back long after the holidays are over. A well-planned holiday event…

TechBytes with Christopher Golec, CEO, Demandbase

Christopher Golec CEO, Demandbase Demandbase recently launched the new-generation ABM platform, enabling B2B marketers to execute Account-Based Marketing effectively and easily. Promoted as a comprehensive, end-to-end ABM platform that lets you easily manage audiences of target accounts, measure the progress of those accounts and act on them across the entire funnel, the next-generation of Demandbase ABM has an Artificial Intelligence (AI) layer, which ensures an improvement in account identification rates. To dive…

Interview with Alberto Sutton, SVP, Marketing, Onvia

"In those days, programming AI meant predicting as many possible outputs and linking some response or action to each. Nowadays the paradigm has shifted to programming of neural networks, where the machine learns over time through the exposure to data, patterns and events." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role at Onvia and how you got here? I joined Onvia as Senior Vice President of Marketing in February 2016. I was attracted by the company's unique position to resolve the friction in the…

Are Creative Marketplaces and Dynamic Creative Optimization the Future of Online Advertising?

Machine learning and creative marketplaces are impacting the online advertising industry in noticeable ways. Facebook and Google are drastically changing the face of online advertising with machine learning algorithms that simplify the process of acquiring high-value users. They simplify user acquisition management by automatically optimizing placement, audience targeting, bids and budgets. Facebook’s Dynamic Creative allows advertisers to further automate creative testing workflow and performance by dynamically…

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…