TechBytes with Katherine Kostereva, CEO and Managing Partner at bpm’online

Tell us how Customer Data Platforms and Analytics are changing CRM platforms? Customer Data Platforms pull data from various sources and make it available for other systems. While somewhat different in functionality, CDP can supplement CRM features. CDP and analytics make the customer data more sophisticated, enriched with more details that help marketing and sales professionals to make right decisions and precise estimates. Guestimates are so yesterday. Today software is capable of providing all the required information…

TechBytes with Jeff Meglio, VP of Agency Partnerships at Sovrn

Have you been to DMEXCO before? This was my 4th consecutive year attending the conference and it’s definitely changed over that period. As the industry is evolving, there was plenty to discuss and many of the conversations that took place were aimed at sourcing solutions to the obstacles companies will soon be facing. DMEXCO is always a great reminder that the ad tech space is a global community innovating together. How was DMEXCO 2019 different from all its previous editions? The crowd was certainly thinner, so the…

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 Bonnie Crater, CEO at Full Circle Insights

"It is essential to create robust knowledge bases that drive operational efficiencies, scalability and growth that can be automated through AI." Tell us a little about your vision into Technology. What drives you as a CEO of a Technology company? Well, before Co-Founding Full Circle, I was a Marketing VP and Executive at a number of Software companies in Silicon Valley. In the rise of data-driven Marketing, I saw no way for marketers, including myself, to clearly understand how their campaigns are performing and impacting…

CMOs Need to Focus on Managing Multiple Brands, Not Multiple Identities

Retailers with multiple brands are struggling to obtain a single view of their customers across their portfolio. Their siloed Marketing departments can’t connect the dots as customers shop from one brand to the next, across display, email, and in-store. The lack of visibility creates an identity crisis. Brands make the mistake of thinking about channels – and their customers – in segments, and waste their media spend confusing the customer with conflicting messages without even realizing it. While many struggle, some…

MarTech Interview with Robin Bordoli, President at RollWorks

"There is a formula I use to explain what AI is to executives that are interested in applying AI to their business. The formula is AI = TD + ML + HITL." Tell us about your interaction with the new-age technologies like AI, Machine Learning and Robotics. Before joining RollWorks, I was the CEO of Figure Eight, the leading training data platform for Machine Learning teams. Figure Eight sold its platform into the automotive, financial services, media and entertainment, retail, and technology industries supporting both Natural…

Building Your Tech Stack: 3 Reasons Marketers Should Select the ESP Committed to Email

The exploration process of building a Marketing Technology stack, whether you’re starting from scratch or replacing outdated services, can be overwhelming. For every software need, there are a plethora of options to choose from. And with so many options, it can be challenging to narrow down which technologies will benefit your strategy, while also considering your budget and other factors. When it comes to deciding on software to meet your business’s Email Marketing needs, there are two main categories to choose from:…

Splunk Decides to Buy AIOps Start-Up SignalFx for $1.05 Billion

AIOps and Log Management company- Splunk, has announced signing a definitive agreement to acquire SignalFx for $1.05 billion. SignalFx is a SaaS leader in real-time monitoring and metrics for Cloud infrastructure, microservices, and applications. With this acquisition, Splunk is expected to further enhance its leadership stance in the ITOM and an AIOps industry. SignalFx would enable Splunk developers to deliver observability and APM for organizations at every stage of their Cloud journey, starting from Cloud-native apps to…

TechBytes with Chris Bower, VP of Brand Partnerships at Fullscreen

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Fullscreen. As the VP of Brand Partnerships within the Fullscreen Brand Studio, I lead a team of branded content experts. We collaborate very closely with our integrated marketing, activations, and talent teams to deliver strategic, fully-immersive, and creative content programs for our clients such as Best Buy, MARS, P&G, HP, Mattel, and AT&T. In developing our programs, our teams utilize a suite of technology tools that enable us to: Discover…

Choosing Metrics That Matter

Whether you are a Developer, Product Manager, or CEO, it’s important that you identify, measure, and improve the right metrics. If you do, you’ll have clear understanding of when you’re adding value to customers and when you’re not. In the ideal scenario, as your metrics go up and to the right, your customer satisfaction moves in the same direction. When that’s the case, you’ll also benefit by knowing what direction to take your product and to build a roadmap that’s aligned with improving your customer experience.…

How Every Marketer Can Learn Basic Project Management Skills (And Why They Should)

If you’re a marketer, then at some point, you’ll need to manage a project. This can be an intimidating prospect if you’ve never taken the lead on a project before. However, developing basic project management skills can be invaluable no matter where you’re at in your career. This is true whether you’re a Manager guiding your team, a middle-Manager taking your first steps toward leading campaigns, or an entry-level staffer looking for a way to move up. You don’t necessarily need to become an expert in this area. You…

MarTech Interview with Abhi Yadav, Founder and CEO at Zylotech

"Using AI and ML to improve and make the customer experience more exciting and personal is intriguing." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start at Zylotech? My Co-Founder, Iqbal Kaur and I spent years building analytics software and innovation engines for enterprise brands. We were both struck by how difficult it was for businesses to manage and consume their customer data. Despite heroic efforts to plan data discovery, schemas, build connectors, transform data, and do advanced…

MarTech Interview with Dave Fall, CEO at Brand Networks

"Digital advertising has been one of the most disruptive and exciting spaces in technology over the last few decades." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start at Brand Networks?  Digital Advertising has been one of the most disruptive and exciting spaces in technology over the last few decades. It’s changed the way business gets done in every category. I have been in the space for 20 years and first started my Digital Advertising career with NetGravity in 1999. I felt that Brand…

Stepping up Domain Security in the Battle for Online Brand Protection

While locks, security, and CCTV can help deter attacks on physical premises – attacks on a brand’s online domain can be harder to guard against. A new global report commissioned by MarkMonitor shows nearly one-quarter of the world’s domains (23%) experienced a cyber attack in the last 12 months. Brand Infringement is also a growing challenge, with almost half (46%) of 700 IT, Legal and Marketing decision-makers from international organizations reporting a rise. In recent years, the creative and commercial evolution in…

Anti-Tracking Spirals on the Horizon: Get Ready for the Next Episode

There is no doubt that a battle between tracking solutions and anti-tracking algorithms is ongoing. Even though cookies are very useful for online retailers, we live in a world where privacy has become pivotal and the center of attention for browser developers. In fact, this spring Safari, Firefox, and Chrome presented some changes in this domain. Possibly, we saw that coming. But what are these changes and how will they affect affiliate tracking? Let’s analyze it. Is tracking prevention a fact of life now? Late April,…

Spotlight on Podcasting as a Viable Marketing Channel for Business

While podcasts have been around for quite some time, 2019 appears to be the year they will gain more traction as a viable marketing tool – for any size business. One of the chief advantages of a podcast, aside from the relatively inexpensive entry threshold, is that there’s plenty of whitespace in podcasting to become an authoritative voice in your business’s industry. That’s because, to date, most businesses have failed to invest in podcasting as part of their social media toolkit, leaving the playing field wide open for a…

Important Things to Consider to Include SMS to Your Business Marketing Strategies

The first digital short text was over 25 years ago. Neil Papworth who was a Developer sent a message as “Merry Christmas” to the Vodafone director Richard Jarvis. This simple message is believed in giving rise to mobile communication technologies that we see now. SMS is present for more than a couple of decades now and it seems to stay even when the most advanced social media platforms and internet messaging applications like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp etc. are there to compete. As per the latest research, almost 95% of…

MarTech Interview with Brad Agens, Founder at Glocally

"As visual recognition improves and offers more relevant results, AI will be able to identify better content creators for brands to partner with." How exciting is the current Social Content ecosystem today? Exciting is an understatement. There are literally changes and enhancements happening on a daily basis. These changes are not only happening within the big platforms like Facebook, Snap, WhatsApp, and Pinterest, they are happening on the consumer front as well. I can’t think of a better time to be in space. That said,…

4 Tips for Using Stock Photos in Marketing

Many teams aren’t aware when and when not to use stock photography for marketing purposes. Here are 4 easy tips marketers should consider when implementing stock photos in their strategy. 1. Do your research Use the right imagery for your audience. One of the advantages of stock photography is that it can be sold for a long time to a wide audience. But that’s also its biggest disadvantage. When choosing imagery, pay attention to clothes, demographics, props, locations and everything in between. If you’re selling in…

Import.io Hires Industry Leaders to Meet Web Data Integration Market Expansion with Enhanced Engineering, Sales and Delivery

Web Data Integration leader brings on tenured team leads to drive Import.io’s market share in burgeoning industry Import.io, the leading Web Data Integration solution provider, announced the hiring of three key team members to meet the demands of the rapidly expanding Web Data Integration market. The company brought on a new VP of engineering, VP of worldwide sales and a VP of delivery and managed services to drive annual recurring revenue (ARR) in this multi-billion-dollar market. Import.io hired Masa Karahashi as its new…