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Why Google’s Zero-Click Searches Equal Zero-Sum Game for Marketers

In many ways, Marketing is survival of the fittest. It is an industry of eat or be eaten. And, in recent years, Google has been making it harder and harder for digital advertisers to eat. The search engine’s algorithm is smarter than ever before, and this means it is learning to deliver user search results without the need to click through to any given website. Featured snippets, calculators, definitions, news briefings, weather: Google is simply getting better at providing what the user wants directly from the search…

Verizon Media Expands Successful Native Ad Format with AR

Extends Suite of Experiential Offerings to Moments Ad Format Verizon Media announced that it is extending its experiential and extended reality (XR) offerings to include new augmented reality (AR) features for one of its most engaging and valued ad formats, Moments, a premium, full-screen native format that drives consumer relevance and engagement through commerce, utility and content. The rollout follows the company’s successful debut of AR on Yahoo Mail, seeing unprecedented user engagement, including average dwell times…

TechBytes with Erik Rind, CEO at ImagineBC

How would you best describe your journey through technology? A long and winding road. As a Graduate from The George Washington University with a B.A. in History you would not think that I would end up following the path of a technology entrepreneur. After a very brief stint working for the Urban Institute, I was lucky enough to land a job working as a technology consultant inside the Office of Government Services at Price Waterhouse. Yes, Price Waterhouse not PWC. When I started with Price Waterhouse, there were still 8…

ITP2.1 and the Future of Data as We Know It

In February, Apple released ITP2.1, the latest iteration of its intelligent tracking prevention technology integrated into the widely used Safari browser. First released in 2017, the technology aims to reduce the ability of ad tech providers, and by extension marketers, to track consumers around the web. This latest version of ITP accomplishes that goal by restricting the use of first-party cookies as well as the third party cookies restricted by previous versions. That’s bound to create challenges for digital marketers who…

MarTech Interview with Ezra Doty, CEO and Co-Founder at Quorum

"Machine Learning takes the heavy lifting out of optimization, increasing effectiveness and reducing manual labor costs." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start at Quorum? My entire career has revolved around Media and AdTech, and I’ve seen several stages of evolution in the industry. As AdTech has become more sophisticated, I noticed that Out of Home physical advertising was booming, and simultaneously mobile location data has become more abundant and more accurate. It made me…

MarTech Interview with Jon Perera, CMO at Highspot

"AI and Machine Learning are boosting sellers’ productivity and effectiveness - and show no sign of slowing down." Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at the Company.
 I’m Highspot’s CMO, and I lead our Marketing, Community, and Business Development. My work encompasses everything from our rapid global expansion and brand evolution, to partnering with leaders across our company in delighting customers with an unparalleled experience. Which Sales titles would most benefit from SmartPage Technology?…

Zadarma Introduces Its New Free CRM System and Adds German Language to Its Interface

Cloud Telecommunications Company Zadarma Has Launched Their Newest Product - Customer Relationship Management System - and Introduced Another Language to Its Interface - German Zadarma, a cloud telecommunications provider established in 2006, announced the official launch of ZCRM – its latest addition to their extensive line of telecom services. Their CRM system offers a comprehensive and user-friendly solution for teams and departments of various sizes. Zadarma new Customer Relationship Management system is fully…

Inference Solutions Enables Conversational AI for Cisco’s On-Premise Platforms

Enterprises Using Cisco’s UC and CC Offerings Can Upgrade Their IVRs to Intelligent Virtual Agents Without “Ripping and Replacing” Existing Software and Equipment Inference Solutions, a global provider of Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVAs) for sales and service organizations, launched new solutions that  extend the self-service capabilities of Cisco Unified Communications Manager (UCM), Unified Contact Center Enterprise and Unified Contact Center Express (UCCE/X). Enterprises using these on-premise solutions can now easily…

Hootsuite Expands LinkedIn Integration to Help Businesses Maximize Impact

Customers can promote organic LinkedIn Pages posts as Sponsored Content directly from the Hootsuite dashboard to reach a larger audience of professionals Hootsuite, the leader in social media management, announced a deeper collaboration with LinkedIn Marketing Solutions. The collaboration will provide customers with the ability to promote LinkedIn Pages content directly within the Hootsuite dashboard. The added capabilities will help customers save time, reach new audiences, gain quality leads, and ensure their return on ad…

Leveraging the Content Lifecycle to Maximize ROI

Organizations continue to place a strong value on content, serving as the catalyst for educating audiences about solutions and trends, as well as elevating thought leadership within their respective industries and beyond. When done correctly, content can become the greatest resource for driving business objectives and enabling success. However, many Marketing teams continue to struggle with understanding how to maximize content ROI, churning out high volumes of mediocre collateral with no clear roadmap for how to optimize…

How Web Hosting Can Make or Break Your Marketing Efforts

There are hundreds of website hosting options on the market, and many seem very, very similar. It can get overwhelming to compare the different features, the dozens of acronyms, and the 'free' addons. Site builder or no site builder? Does SSD matter? Is unmetered the same as unlimited bandwidth? (Spoiler: no, it isn't) I have spent years researching and writing about the different website hosting options, and here is one thing I have noticed: When looking for the right host, many business owners look at features or…

Marxent Joins Khronos 3D Commerce Working Group

The leader in 3D asset management for ecommerce is now a part of the member-driven consortium for open standards for 3D content, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and more Marxent, the leader in 3D asset management for ecommerce, is proud to announce that it has officially become a member of The Khronos Group 3D Commerce Working Group, a Working Group formed within Khronos to develop specifications and guidelines to align the 3D asset workflow for online retail from product design to manufacturing, so that 3D…

MarTech Interview with Allyson Kapin, Co-Founder at Rad Campaign and Founder at Women Who Tech

"The Women Startup Challenge Europe has one core goal — to showcase and fund the best early-stage women-led startups." Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be part of the tech landscape? I have two key roles. I’m the Co-Founder of the social change web agency Rad Campaign and I’m the Founder of the non-profit Women Who Tech, which we incubate inside of our web agency Rad Campaign. I Co-Founded Rad Campaign to work at the intersection of web and app development and digital strategy to…

PanTerra Adds Another Cloud CRM to Out-of-the-Box Streams Integration

PanTerra Networks, a leading provider of unified cloud services for mid-market enterprises, announced expanded out-of-the-box integration with customer service and engagement platform, Zendesk.  Zendesk integration includes seamless click-to-dial from within Zendesk, instant in-coming call matching to existing client records, and support ticket creation on both in-coming and out-going calls from within the Zendesk interface. The application is currently available in the Zendesk Marketplace.  With our recent releases of other…

How To Optimize Native Advertising To Grow A Business, According To New Report From DesignRush

Studies Show That Just 3 Percent of Marketers Are Truly Familiar with Native Advertising DesignRush.com, a B2B marketplace connecting brands with agencies researched exactly how to execute successful native advertising content that fosters business growth. The top 5 native advertising tips that drive results in 2019 include: 1. Properly Label Native Ads Businesses should not mislead consumers by engaging in native ads but not identifying them as such. Instead, they need to build trust by honestly labeling native ads as…

Conviva Launches Content Insights, Introduces New Standard for Streaming Media Strategy, Promotion and Monetization Decisions

Conviva Content Insights and next generation Conviva Experience Insights expand integrated intelligence portfolio and deepen viewer journey and quality of experience optimization capabilities Conviva, the global leader in streaming media intelligence, announced the launch of Conviva Content Insights and the next generation of Conviva Experience Insights, the latest innovations in the Conviva Insights Portfolio. Conviva Content Insights introduces a new industry standard for…

Don’t Shoot the Messenger: How Chat Apps Became Political

During the recent protests in Hong Kong, organizers looking to avoid government surveillance turned to Telegram. The encrypted messaging app soon became one of the most downloaded apps in Hong Kong. Then its servers were hit by a cyberattack that its founder said came “mostly from China.” In the wake of Sri Lanka’s Easter bombings, the government blocked residents from accessing the country’s most popular social media and messaging apps, including Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, and Viber. According to officials, the…

Headless Commerce: A ‘Best of Both Worlds’ Approach for Manufacturers

Customer Experience (CX) today is as important a differentiator for manufacturers as product quality and price. Interactions on any level of business impact customer perception and their decision to keep coming back or not. In these times, where digitization shapes how buyers think and what they expect, relying on just traditional stores or distributors to reach end-customers is no longer enough. Manufacturers need a way to deliver the same level of the personalized customer experience through online channels that…

MGS Canada 19 Grows Audience, Breaks New Ground

Mobile Growth Summit’s Toronto Event Growing by Leaps and Bounds After a Successful Event Featuring Keynote Speaker George Alafoginis, Global Gaming Client Partner at Facebook Mobile Growth Summit (MGS) the world’s largest mobile growth conference is excited to announce its MGS Canada 19 event exceeded expectations. MGS Canada 19, which took place in Toronto on August 15, 2019, grew its audience by around 14%—with 271 of the mobile marketing industry’s best and brightest in attendance at this year’s event (up from 238…

The Top 4 Challenges Plaguing B2B Marketers in the Digital Age

Compared to their B2C brethren, B2B marketers have historically lacked scalable solutions that enable them to unlock the value of their first-party data and leverage third-party data to power their Marketing initiatives. Furthermore, navigating B2B data and measurement is complex and comes with unique nuances, such as finding the right data at scale globally, creating custom audiences, and measuring impact at the account level. eMarketer forecasts B2B digital spend will top $6 billion in the U.S. alone in 2019. As B2B ad…