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Ready to Hire a PR Agency? Here’s How to Sell It to Your CEO

As the marketing leader at a growing SaaS business, you have influence over your marketing budget — but dollars are tight and significant allocations still likely need the buy-in from the CEO or founder. When it comes to marketing spend, you may have made the case for additional team members and are able to get approval for direct ROI-driving initiatives like paid media or trade shows. Today, however, you are ready to add more top-of-the-funnel tools to the marketing toolbox, including the hiring of an experienced PR agency…

Interview with Álvaro Verdoy, CEO, Sales Layer

"Better integrations, faster setups, Machine Learning and AI — this distribution model can bring lots of benefits to your daily work."Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What made you join Sales Layer? I was a technology consultant for 10 years, and found the same problem in every company: managing thousands of images, descriptions, specifications… in a growing number of sales channels. How do you see SaaS landscape evolving with better automation and analytics platforms? Better integrations,…

Why Your Business Needs to Pay Attention to Its Social Media Analytics, from Day One

Social media analytics are more important than most businesses realize. Whether you’re a recently launched startup, or an established company with over 1,000 employees, overlooking this important analytics can mean missing out on crucial insights into the success of your campaigns, and what your target audience is really interested in seeing. Data that comes from analyzing your content’s performance and reach is integral to knowing how to maintain customer engagement, and how to strategize to expand it further. Here are…

Matchmade Receives $4.8 Million in Funding for Business Expansion

Matchmade Is Backed by Korea Investment Partners That Has so Far Released Global Funding Worth a Whopping $1.7 Billion Matchmade will now be able to confidently invest in emerging technologies and explore new markets for the outreach of their products. The company hosts an Influencer Marketing Platform for gaming and is ambitious in its expansion approach. They will be inaugurating a new office in San Francisco and have taken on-board an early Twitch employee as their General Manager. “Korea Investment Partners is…

Interview with Victor Zabrockis, Chairman, JET8 Foundation

"We democratize influence by shifting the power from big market players and enabling everyday users to earn and benefit from their content." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What galvanized you to start JET8? I've always been excited by the blending of design, creativity and technology. In the 90s, I created innovative websites for the fashion industry in Brazil, but having grown up in a country with such disparity between the rich and poor — I wanted to apply my passions to something more worthwhile.…

3 Ways Marketers Can Use Machine Learning

Segmentation Gain insights on audience segmentation Social media matrix is not something that is foreign to digital marketers. However, with Machine Learning, it is a twist to how marketers could gain insights through audience segmentation. By analyzing social media conversations, brand marketers could detect similar patterns and cluster audience based on psycho-graphic and characteristics such as interest, lifestyle, and attitudes. What this means is that marketers could easily identify which audiences would best match…

20 Hot Brands on the Social Media Monitoring RADAR – Part I

MarTech Series Features 20 Brands That Are Helping Businesses Maintain Their Social Media Footprint Brands are getting keener to know what is being spoken about their products and services on the World Wide Web. We are talking about a global platform (the internet in entirety) and fragmented enterprise data scattered across multiple channels! Further, brands would ideally like this data to be collated to harbor rich insights and assess their brand’s value on a macro level. Impossible, right? Not anymore. Thanks to…

Why You Should Reconsider Inviting a YouTuber to Live Stream Your Event

Marketers are increasingly turning to live streaming to broadcast events and promote their brands. It’s what viewers want. Cisco predicts that live internet video will account for 13 percent of Internet video traffic by 2021, growing 15-fold from 2016 to 2021. But live streaming alone won’t necessarily draw an audience. For optimal results, brands are hiring influencers in hopes that they will boost digital engagement. Recentl0y Formula E announced that it will be inviting popular YouTube content creators, often…

Interview with Thomas Owadenko, President and Founder, Octoly

"The most impactful disruption will probably come from brands taking even more advantage of the relationship influencers have with consumers to reinvent the entire value chain."Tell us about your role and journey into technology. How did you arrive at Octoly? I’ve spent nearly my entire career in and around video in some capacity — even before YouTube launched — so when I founded Octoly formally in 2015, it was a natural next step for me. I watched the rise of early YouTubers such as Michelle Phan and knew I wanted to…

Measuring eClub Performance – Is It Really Driving Sales?

One of the most common marketing tools used in the restaurant industries is an eClub. Customers are enticed to give their email address and birthdate in exchange for discounts and the predictable birthday treat (Isn’t it great receiving 30 different “free appetizer” offers at the same time each year??). But is your eClub really driving sales? Here is a typical post-campaign meeting: Marketing Manager – How did the campaign perform? Digital – We sent 500,000 emails, had an open rate of 16%, which is lower than…

Vamp Continues to Amplify Its Business Growth in the UK

Global content and influencer marketing platform, Vamp, has announced its remarkable growth in the UK market since its expansion and launch in November 2017. Vamp solves the key challenges faced by brands when implementing high quality creative content in a fast, cost-effective and scalable way. Its invite-only platform ensures a network of trusted creators to lend unparalleled credibility and value to brands, which ensures ongoing customer loyalty and engagement within brands campaigns. Since its launch in the UK,…

nFusz Adds Industry Leaders to Its Distinguished Advisory Board

nFusz, Inc., a leader in business-focused interactive video and the pioneer of Augmented Sales Intelligence software, named two additional members to its advisory board, increasing membership to five. Erik Nielsen, Senior Director, Marketing Strategy, Southwest Airlines. Chuckie Reddy, Managing Director at Top 20 Fortune 500 global investment bank. Mr. Nielsen and Mr. Reddy have joined a distinguished nFusz advisory board that includes: Jim DuBois, former CIO at Microsoft; led Microsoft in CIO and Chief…

Digital Authority Partners and Mixpanel Announce Partnership: Improving Business Through Advanced Analytics Strategies

Digital Authority Partners, a full-service digital agency, has announced a strategic, certified partnership with Mixpanel, the world's leading product analytics platform. Together, Digital Authority Partners and Mixpanel will bring even more robust analytics solutions to enterprise clients across industries. This newly announced partnership is another prime example of Mixpanel's commitment to its customers. By joining forces with Digital Authority Partners, Mixpanel's customers will reap the benefits of an expanding…

AI-Fueled Anti-Phishing Start-Up Emerges from Stealth as Almost Half of Phishing Emails Pass Traditional Anti-Spam Filters

INKY Releases INKY Phish Fence to Protect Enterprises from Widespread Phishing, Spear Phishing and Extortion Attacks INKY, an email protection startup that leverages the power of unique computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI) is announcing the release of INKY Phish Fence, the company's flagship anti-phishing solution. INKY Phish Fence is equipped with anomaly detection algorithms to identify and block brand forgery emails, spear phishing attempts and extortion attacks, while also alerting employees with helpful…

Hootsuite Advances Market Leadership by Helping Enterprises Succeed with Paid Search & Social Advertising

Enterprises Look to Social Media and Hootsuite to Achieve Business Objectives Across the Funnel Hootsuite advanced its position as the leader in social media management in Q3 by helping customers achieve their business objectives via paid search and social advertising. Hootsuite enhanced its paid advertising features and announced a new integration with Google Ads that brought paid search and social advertising together in one platform. As a result, Hootsuite was awarded official Google Premier Partner certification…

Ipsos Acquires Synthesio Adding Social Listening Capabilities to Their Global Business

Ipsos Is a Seasoned Market Research and Opinion Business Worldwide. The Acquisition of Synthesio Gives the Company a Strong Edge in Producing Finer Market Reports The internet today is a global medium acting as the primary source of information on, well, almost everything. A visible global shift in branding through digital mediums has only been made possible due to the excessive reach of the World Wide Web. With so many users and brands exchanging information internally across several platforms, brand chatter is becoming…

Hootsuite Advances Market Leadership by Helping Enterprises Succeed with Paid Search & Social Advertising

Enterprises Look to Social Media and Hootsuite to Achieve Business Objectives Across the Funnel Hootsuite advanced its position as the leader in social media management in Q3 by helping customers achieve their business objectives via paid search and social advertising. Hootsuite enhanced its paid advertising features and announced a new integration with Google Ads that brought paid search and social advertising together in one platform. As a result, Hootsuite was awarded official Google Premier Partner certification…

Social Beat Launches ’22 Languages’ Platform

By 2021, 9 out of 10 Internet users in India will be an Indian language user. Without a strong vernacular marketing strategy, brands will be unable to tap into the limitless potential of India's next billion Internet users. In light of the growing importance of a multilingual approach, Social Beat is excited to announce the launch of its new platform, 22 Languages . Suneil Chawla, Co Founder, Social Beat spoke during the launch, "Through our innovative platform, brands can create content in multiple languages that resonates…

Oracle OpenWorld 2018 Launches Next Era of Cloud

Annual Technology Conference Ushers in the Autonomous Future Oracle OpenWorld — Oracle welcomes more than 60,000 customers and partners from 175 countries and 19 million virtual attendees to Oracle OpenWorld 2018, the world's most innovative cloud technology conference. At the annual event, Oracle Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison will talk about the latest-and-greatest technologies being incorporated into Oracle's next-generation cloud that will make data an even more…

Global Software Vendors Reap Rewards with Oracle Cloud

Leading Brands FICO, FireEye and Others Tap Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to Power Business Innovation Oracle OpenWorld — Oracle announced that Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) around the world are rapidly adopting Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to run enterprise and cloud-native applications with mission-critical performance and core-to-edge security. Spanning multiple industries, leading brands, including FICO, FireEye, KNAPP, and Manhattan Associates have selected Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to power their market leading…