Dreamforce Interview with Gary Ballabio, Director, Business Development, Cloudinary

"Consumers have come to expect that their shopping experiences will be as optimal on their phones as they are on their desktops or laptops, and no matter where they’re viewing your content."Tell us about your journey in technology and how you arrived at Cloudinary? I joined Cloudinary last summer after spending time at Akamai Technologies. My years at Akamai gave me a foundation in best practices for website design and web performance that is very relevant to the work that Cloudinary does. After seeing Cloudinary’s image…

From Infatuation To Social Media Innovation

"Spreading the Love" Through Simplified Photo Book Creation My Social Book, a unique web-based platform that quickly turns social media content into real physical books, is beginning to make its mark around the world. Fueled by a heartwarming origin story, My Social Book aims to disrupt the dated memory book space. "My Social Book is the only service that allows social media users to create a book collection that brings together all their content in just one click," stated Nicolas Cazagou, the company's Founder.…

18 Video Marketing Ideas for Every Stage of the Buyer’s Journey

Read More: Five Tips to Perfectly Time Your Webinar and its Promotion Videos have long been present in people’s lives. From TV commercials and movie trailers to shows and vlogs streamed on mobile phones, the moving picture clearly enraptures consumers. The rate at which it’s getting increasingly crucial is something marketers should pay attention to. Impact Bound cited a report where it found video marketing to be 600% more effective than print and email combined. That alone tells you that if your company hasn’t…

Alpha Group Unveils Pigeon – A Facebook Messenger App Experience for Merit-Based Content Sharing

Pigeon Exits Stealth with More Than 35,000 Users Who Have Shared More Than 60,000 Posts. Pigeon Users Spend an Average of Six Minutes per Session, Outperforming Other Top Social Media Apps With a commitment to creating an engaging social media experience that is based on the best content, not on identity or influence, Alpha Group, the in-house incubator for Advance Local announces its latest venture and unveils Pigeon. Pigeon is an anonymous, chatbot based Facebook Messenger app experience that transforms how people…

BrandTotal Raises $6 Million in Series A Round to Expand Rollout of Agile Marketing Platform

BrandTotal Marketing Intelligence Platform Shines Light on "Dark Marketing," Revealing Hidden Digital Marketing Strategies to Empower Brand Marketers BrandTotal, a New York- and Tel Aviv-based company whose agile marketing platform harnesses artificial intelligence, cyber security techniques and data science to empower brand marketers with competitive data and actionable insights by revealing the digital marketing activities of their top competitors, announced the closing of a $6 million round of funding, bringing their…

Bold Ideas Need a Bold Platform to Push Out-of-Home Advertising Forward

Out of Home (OOH) Industry Welcomes Advertising Week Attendees with Responsive, Socially Enabled #GetOutofHome Campaign The Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) and its members have initiated a national out of home (OOH) campaign designed to inspire and excite the ad industry about OOH’s power, value, and significance in today’s digital world. #GetOutofHome will run across more than 50,000 OOH sites, including 27 digital screen networks, in 30 major US markets, in the coming weeks. Recommended: Even…

Brian DiFeo Joins MWWPR As Head Of Influencer Strategy

MWWPR announced the addition of Brian DiFeo to the MWWPR Digital team as Senior Director of Influencer Strategy. DiFeo will be leading MWWPR's evolving influencer marketing services, including developing meaningful and ROI-driven influencer campaigns and evergreen programs for MWWPR's diverse stable of consumer and corporate clients. DiFeo brings over seven years of influencer marketing experience and knowledge as the co-founder of The Mobile Media Lab in 2012, and founder of the community group Instagram NYC in 2011. As…

Phrasee: AI-Powered Copywriting for Facebook Has Arrived

Wowcher Reduces Facebook CPL by 31% As Phrasee Technology Supercharges Social Campaigns Phrasee, the London-headquartered marketing technology company that uses AI to write optimised marketing copy, has launched the first product of its kind for Facebook & Instagram campaigns. Phrasee has launched the first product of its kind for Facebook & Instagram campaigns. The new product, trialled by Wowcher and three other household brand names, allows customers to test AI-generated language. The new product,…

TechBytes with Nadjya Ghausi, VP, Marketing, Prezi

Nadjya Ghausi VP,Marketing, Prezi In a startling revelation, leading Presentation Software provider - Prezi has reported that Millennials have a slightly longer attention span compared to Gen Xers' or Boomers. The report finds engaging content with cinematic effect as the "golden ticket" to build a compelling interaction with the audience. To help our readers better understand the true definition of “Attention” and how Content Marketing teams could actually measure attention from the context of marketing performance, we…

AI-Powered Conversation Bots Empower CMOs to Prove ROI

Marketers know by now that television, like most non-digital channels, is fading fast. In 2017, American TV ad spend dropped for the first time since 2009. Meanwhile, digital advertising shot up by double digits. As more consumers (especially millennials and the up-and-coming Generation Z) continue to cut the cord, television ad spending will become less and less relevant. Instead, digital ads will drive more sales in a measurable way. Not all digital advertising is created equal, though, especially in B2B circles.…

Acura Ties into #LookUp with 2019 RDX Social Campaign

Acura Social Campaign Inspires Everyone - from Drivers to Artists to Influencers - to #LookUp from Their Daily Lives and Share Their Unique Views and Experiences Acura has partnered with influencers across multiple social platforms to encourage people to look up from their daily lives and share their unique views and experiences using #LookUp. The campaign is inspired by the organic use of #LookUp, which boasts nearly four million posts on Instagram alone. Acura's campaign features stunning photography of the dramatically…

Connected TV for CTV: Fresh Insights from DMEXCO 2018  

Over 40,000 visitors and 1,000+ global ad tech industry leaders gathered  in Cologne for DMEXCO 2018, so the place was literally brimming with people, ideas, and spirit of innovation. Trying to achieve greater competitive advantages today companies actively merge and explore new advertising mediums like connected TV. In-house and white label solutions were also the main zones of interest at DMEXCO as brands keep looking for a greater business independence and transparency. Read More: Even Advertisers Avoid Their Own…

Digital Marketing Company, fishbat, Discusses 4 Ways Brands Can Use IG TV to Build Brand Awareness

As part of their mission to help businesses up their social media game, digital marketing agency fishbat discusses 4 ways brands can use IG TV in order to build brand awareness. Instagram is one of the most popular social media apps in the world, and usage is especially prevalent in younger demographics. In an effort to compete with YouTube in the arena of long form video content, Instagram has launched IG TV - and it's an incredibly valuable tool for marketing. Here are four ways that a company can leverage the power…

Selfin. First Horizontal Social Media 2.0

The new rival of Facebook Mafia is launching at the end of September, and the application is called "Selfin." Selfin is going to be next social media icon, and the reason is its horizontal interface, the security and its reliability. Finally, a social media application that will not sell its users' data to the 3rd parties and give productive features to its users which Facebook Mafia couldn't provide. A jackpot for those people who want an escape from the Facebook Mafia (Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp) and want a better…

Top 5 Mobile Ad Tech Trends at DMEXCO 2018

The digital economy is evolving at breakneck speed and DMEXCO, which took place in Cologne on September 12 and 13, gathered thought leaders across the digital marketing industry under one roof. The 41,000 visitors-strong event is held annually in Germany, so the focus is both on global and European topics. This year’s motto was “Take C.A.R.E.” – a timely reminder that the digital economy is aware of users’ needs and the ad tech industry should be making a shift towards more transparent communication. With pivotal changes…

Hootsuite Announces Google Ads Integration and Premier Partner Status

Integration Offers Google Search and Social Advertising Capabilities to Customers for an Optimized Advertising Solution Hootsuite, the leader in social media management trusted by more than 16 million customers and employees at more than 80 percent of the Fortune 1000, announced the integration of Google Ads into Hootsuite. Hootsuite has also been awarded an official Google Premier Partner Badge; positioning Hootsuite as a leading Social Media Management Solution able to offer Google search and social advertising together.…

Retail Communication Crisis: New Research Shows Customers Being Alienated by Too Much Contact and Lack of Relevance

61% of UK Consumers Are Bothered When a Retailer Doesn’t Give Them Special Treatment for Being a Loyal Customer AI-powered customer marketing platform, Ometria, launches  new research into the state of retailers’ communication with UK consumers. The findings highlight the urgent need for retailers to change their marketing outreach or risk alienating their customers.  75% of people feel most retailers don't understand their interests: the few retailers that are getting this right are setting a high bar for other retailers…

Interview with Matthew Wasserlauf, CEO and Founder, Torrential

"While TV advertising will remain an important medium in the greater mix, it’s importance will diminish as millennials access video across devices."Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What inspired you to find Torrential? My role in the tech industry was born out of an epiphany I had in 1998 at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, CA. Jeff Weiner (now CEO of LinkedIn) was walking us through CityWeb; a digital product merging the worlds of Warner Bros. with Time Inc. in a never-seen-before, internet…

Salesforce Predicts That, More Purchases Will Be Made with Mobile Phones During the Holiday Season

Phones Will Account for 68 Percent of All Ecommerce Visits Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, released its new consumer insights and predictions for the 2018 holiday shopping season. Mobile will dominate the 2018 holiday season, with more orders and visits to ecommerce sites on phones than any other devices. 2018 holiday season revenue will grow 13 percent over last year, with AI-based product recommendations driving 35 percent of all revenue. Salesforce combined insights on the activity of 500 million global…

Animoto and Getty Images Partnership Addresses the Growing Video Needs of Businesses

Over 1 Million Creative Images and Video Clips from Getty Images Are Now Available Within Animoto's Marketing Video Maker Animoto, the company that makes it easy for anyone to create professional marketing videos, launched an integration with Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications. Now fortified with a robust, searchable library of Getty Images content, Animoto is making video marketing accessible to businesses of all sizes regardless of the volume or quality of the assets they may have on hand.…