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TechBytes with Adrian Velthuis, Chief Revenue Officer, Mobile Posse

Adrian Velthuis Chief Revenue Officer, Mobile Posse The last couple of years have presented more questions than solutions for marketers hoping to cash in on the audiences that are glued to their mobile phones. How does one make subtle suggestions, target the right crowd, speak up through the noise and most importantly, compete with giants like Facebook and Google.  Adrian Velthuis, Chief Revenue Officer at Mobile Posse puts those doubts to rest.MTS: Tell us about your role at Mobile Posse and the team you handle.…

Navigating Facebook Advertising Landscape for the Holiday Season

While all channels are important for brands to consider during holiday marketing efforts, Facebook, in particular, has been a top performing option for many. However, competition for holiday spend is steep, so it’s in brands best interest to get to know the ins and outs of how to best optimize their Facebook holiday campaigns to not only achieve better ROI but also drive more online traffic. Mobile, Mobile, Mobile “Mobile-first” is our way of life. US consumers spend an average of over 3 hours on mobile and 50 minutes on…

Interview with Tyler Calder, Chief Marketing Officer, Yulio Technologies

"Whether it’s immersive storytelling, communication of complex spatial design, the showcasing of products in curated environments or virtual, ‘in-the-seat’ experiences, VR brings a heightened platform for translating ideas into experiences that people are engaged by." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be part of a VR technology company? I’ve always been attracted to organizations that are trying to cross the chasm. First, this was with Eloqua and seeing some of…

Deloitte TMT Predictions: Machine Learning Deployments to Double in 2018; Coins New Lingo #adlergic

Deloitte TMT Predictions: Machine Learning Deployments, Digital Subscriptions, Digital Subscriptions, On-Demand Content and Live Events Will Continue to Drive Growth Relentless change; stubborn continuity… The predictions on tech trends for the New Year 2018 seem to be more drastic than any of its previous editions. Deloitte has just launched its annual Deloitte TMT Predictions for 2018, and it has some serious thought-provoking recommendations for marketing and advertising agencies — focus on machine learning…

TechBytes with Chris Wareham, Senior Director, Product Management, Adobe Analytics

Chris Wareham Senior Director, Product Management, Adobe Analytics Data, data, and more data… modern marketers in 2017 are surrounded by more data types than previously known to the business group. Smart moves for data-driven marketing requires a clear distinction between audience data, customer data and B2B data… and of course, the impact they have on building intelligent automation. Rather than guessing with on-off data, top CMOs recommend marketers to rely on data management and analytics platform that provide a…

4 Questions Every Marketer Should be Asking about Device Graphs

With the proliferation of mobile devices and the increasingly complicated nature of the consumer journey, a growing proportion of marketers have adopted cross-device tactics to ensure their digital marketing is effectively reaching consumers. According to Winterberry and the IAB, last year over 50% of marketers said that cross-channel measurement and attribution was occupying the most time and resources. This sentiment has increased this year. While marketers don’t need to be convinced of the importance of cross-device…

TechBytes with Barry Pellas, Chief Technology Officer, PointSource

Barry Pellas Chief Technology Officer, PointSource A recent study by PointSource, called The Executing Digital Transformation, probed 300 decision makers in marketing, IT and operations about the challenges businesses face when trying to make improvements with the end-users in mind. Challenges include framing a digital strategy, ensuring departments work in synergy and knowing what the consumer wants. We spoke to Chief Technology Officer at PointSource Barry Pellas about how to navigate this digital transformation.MTS:…

Six Steps to Achieving Customer-Centric Marketing

Broadly speaking, being customer-centric in your marketing represents a shift from a sole focus on company objectives to a focus on customer objectives first. The thought is that happy customers will lead to the meeting of your company objectives -- sales. Significantly, it also swaps “go with your gut” marketing to data-driven marketing. That’s because such marketing relies on learning from and activating against signals (data) that your customer is giving you. Ultimately, this is about building up individual-level data…

TechBytes with Tal Kedar, Chief Technology Officer, Optimove

Tal Kedar Chief Technology Officer,  Optimove In September, relationship marketing hub announced its entry into the financial services space, unveiling its platform to all financial services entities such as banks, insurance companies, trading desks and wealth advisories. We spoke to Tal Kedar, CTO, Optimove, to understand the tech that powers their relationship hub.MTS: Tell us the about idea behind conceiving Optimove 6.0? Tal Kedar: In the past, we have focused our energy as a company — and excelled — in applying a…

TechBytes with Robin Williamson, VP Engineering, Teralytics

Robin Williamson VP Engineering at Teralytics Location data is turning out to be an important datapoint for marketers. We spoke to Robin Williamson, VP, Enginnering, Teralytics to understand the nuances of this emerging technology.MTS: Tell us about your role at Teralytics and the team you handle? Robin Williamson: As VP Engineering, I manage some of the top data scientists, software engineers and machine learning experts in the world. Our global team contains PhDs, alumni from some of the biggest tech companies and a…

TechBytes with Mona Yousry, Chief Data Scientist, SABIO Mobile

Mona Yousry Chief Data Scientist, SABIO Mobile In August, Sabio Mobile hired Mona Yousry as Chief Data Scientist. We spoke to her to find out how she see the sector and where the AI/ML sector is headed.MTS: Tell us about your role at SABIO and the team you handle? Mona Yousry: My role at Sabio is to lead the ML/AI efforts to continue the development and improvement of App Science, our Predictive AI engine that is able to profile the multi-dimensional aspects of behaviors and habits. MTS: How does APEX provide…

How B2B Marketers Can Prove Their Effectiveness to the C-Suite

Business-to-business (B2B) marketers are under constant pressure to prove the impact of their investments to the C-Suite. When an organization’s sales are slumping and spending needs to be cut, marketing has historically been an easy target. But in more recent times, cuts to the marketing department have become a harder decision to make – especially when marketing and advertising efforts can be directly tied to business results and, more specifically, sales success and profitability. The more that marketers can prove…

Marketers: Here’s How to Evaluate Your Campaigns Heading into the Holiday Season

As email continues to be one of the most critical communication channels for marketers, it’s important they have the tools in place to evaluate what’s missing from their strategies. The reality is, however, marketers are more strapped than ever for time and resources: In fact, according to our 2017 Industry Report, 64% say they don’t have the time or personnel to do the marketing they would like. As a result, best practices can often slip through the cracks. As we head into the holiday season—for many, the busiest season…

Interview with Bill Magnuson, Co-founder & CEO of Braze (Previously Appboy)

"Brands should be listening closely to consumers in order to better understand how people are interacting with them and to better interpret behaviors and preferences associated with each user." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to start a lifecycle engagement platform? I am the CEO and co-founder of Braze (recently renamed from Appboy). In 2011, Jon Hyman, fellow Appboy cofounder, and I won the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in NYC, cementing a relationship that…

Interview with Steve Sachs, Chief Executive Officer, OneSpot

"CMOs need to look at the channels they are promoting content on holistically – and focus on audience interests – rather than focusing specific strategies for specific channels." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to be part of a content marketing personalization firm? I’ve had a lot of experience throughout my career working at the intersection of digital media, content, and marketing, and joining OneSpot was an opportunity to deliver to people the very best…

TechBytes with Agatha Rymanowska, SVP, Enterprise Operations, Conversant

Agatha Rymanowska SVP, Enterprise Operations, Conversant Conversant is the industry leader in personalized digital advertising and the digital media arm of Epsilon. The Conversant One-to-One Relationship Engine (Core), Conversant’s massive, continually learning engine that builds on the industry’s largest set of consumer data, was recently awarded “Best Industry Innovation” at the 2017 iMedia ASPY Awards.  We spoke with Agatha Rymanowska, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Operations, to understand how Conversant…

Interview with Michael Jaconi, CEO, Button

"Mobile is changing how brands and marketers think about their spend. For the first time in history, spending can be truly 'quantifiable'." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to start a martech company? Prior to starting Button, I had the opportunity to work under one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, Hiroshi Mikitani - or Mickey as his friends call him. In that position, I was able to learn from a leader who had built his company from a…

Marchex Announces Accuracy Enhancements to Best-in-Class Conversation Analytics

Improves Components Of Speech Analytics Accuracy By Nearly 15%, Providing Actionable Insights From Phone Conversations Between Consumers And Brands Marchex, a leading provider of call analytics that drive, measure, and convert callers into customers, today announced new enhancements to its industry leading Marchex Speech Analytics solution, including updates to their Call DNA® user interface, which now accepts user input on Artificial Intelligence (AI) predicted outcomes. The direct in-app feedback from customers will…

Interview with Mark Josephson, CEO, Bitly

"The only way major enterprises are able to achieve personalization at scale while facing today’s digital environment is by turning to data science and analytics." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to head a link management platform? I have always been a huge fan of the product and a power user. I can trace my account back to November 2008 and remember putting Bitlinks in my emails to my boss, just to see if she’d actually clicked! When the opportunity to lead…

Be The Agency Companies Lean On To Power IoT Driven Marketing Customization

If you think you’re drowning in data now, just wait. The pool is about to get a lot deeper. The much anticipated Internet of Things is here and it’s growing at a head spinning rate. The telecommunications experts at Ericcson are predicting that IoT sensors and devices are going to produce 400 zettabytes of data next year. That’s one trillion gigabytes. Even if that forecast turns out to be a bit off, there’s no denying that the IoT is deluging us with data. Without experts to analyze all that data and turn it into…