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Rich Messaging Will Transform the Customer Journey

New technologies like 5G and Rich Messaging are turning 2019 into a pivotal year for mobile marketing. Arguably, the industry has not seen such innovation and change since the launch of the smartphone. 5G promises to make the smartphone faster and more powerful, while Rich Messaging will bring both enhanced and totally new features to messaging. Messaging apps are already one of the most frequently used mobile apps and the introduction of Rich Messaging will make it the undisputed killer app. So, what is Rich Messaging? If…

“Jump Start” for 5G Era is not Limited to Fast Speed, And China Mobile MIGU Aspires to Emerge as 5G+ UHD Ecosystem Booster

MWC 2019 officially closed the curtain in Shanghai. This was not only the first industry-wide event after 5G license is officially issued in China, but also a technology carnival with full coverage of the world's largest 5G network. Three major Chinese operators, domestic and international mainstream communication equipment manufacturers and headphone brands showcased their latest technologies and products. UHD will be such an industry that launches a thorough transformation in the wake of 5G Era, which is also closely…

New Study: “Digital Natives” Value Brick and Mortar Stores More Than Their Parents or Grandparents

Global Study Highlights the Varying Shopping Expectations of Different Generations and the Role of Technology in Personalizing Retail Despite clear differences in expectations among shoppers of different generations, almost half of retailers (44 percent) have made no progress in tailoring the in-store shopping experience according to a recent study conducted by Oracle NetSuite, Wakefield Research and The Retail Doctor. The global study of 1,200 consumers and 400 retail executives across the US, UK and Australia dispelled…

Why Personalization Matters Most in Mobile

Recent research by Infogroup found that 93 percent of consumers have received marketing communications that are not relevant to them. The importance of that statistic becomes all the more obvious when you consider the consequences: 44 percent of consumers are willing to switch to brands that better personalize their communications. Personalization is now table stakes for marketing organizations, and nowhere is this truer than in the mobile space. It’s become something of a cliché to say that consumers view their mobile…

Connected TV is Transforming the Digital Advertising Ecosystem: Extreme Reach’s Latest Video Benchmarks Report Shows 49% of Video Ad…

Impact of CTV's Surging Popularity Includes Highest-Ever Completion Rate and Longer Ad Length With impressions increasing nearly 60 percent year over year, connected TV (CTV) advertising now accounts for nearly half of impressions served, reveals the latest Video Benchmark Report from Extreme Reach (ER), the complete creative asset management solution for the ad industry. Based on Q1 2019 performance metrics from the company's platform, AdBridge, and specifically its proprietary video ad server, the report highlights the…

MarTech Interview with Jeanne Hopkins, CMO at Lola

"The #1 pet peeve of finance leaders is late expense reports." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What inspired you to start at Lola.com? I started at a self-funded start-up technology company in 2000, where I was running an inside sales team and building digital properties to generate leads. I moved from print ads to digital and created targeted blogs for the various corporate divisions. Fast forward to online marketing research with MarketingSherpa, then HubSpot, SmartBear, Ipswitch (now Progress…

TechBytes with Abi Jacks, Senior Director of Marketing, Europe, at Rakuten Marketing

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Rakuten Marketing. I am the Senior Director, Marketing for our European region which involves working with leadership across our European offices to make sure that marketing activity supports new business growth and client revenues. Key to the role and team is the ability to show growth in mature countries within Europe and to efficiently expand into new territories when required. The European team sits across core countries including the UK and Central Europe…

Aprimo Recognized as Winner for 2019 Microsoft Media & Communications Partner of the Year

Aprimo, the leading provider of technology solutions for content, operations, and performance that enable  enterprises to optimize their brand experiences and the resources they use to deliver them, announced it has won the 2019 Microsoft Media & Communications Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. As a member of the Microsoft Partner Network,…

Diary Entry from Cannes Lions 2019: Why Everyone Was Talking About ‘Connectivity’

Consumers are more discerning than ever about sharing their data. According to a DoubleVerify study released at Cannes Lions, 71% of consumers share less data with brands today than they did a year ago. Everything from fake news to data scandals from walled gardens like Facebook have compelled audiences to become savvier, smarter and stingier about providing data online. As a result, companies like Apple, Mozilla and Google are prioritizing privacy controls for their browsers. At Cannes Lions, this is something every…

Evolution Digital and Vast Broadband Announce Agreement for Full App-Based TV Offering with eMERGE User Experience

Evolution Digital announces an agreement with Vast Broadband ("Vast") to be its full end-to-end IP video platform provider for its application-based video offering. As Vast migrates to IP video delivery with Evolution Digital's eVUE-TV content delivery platform, the app will feature 300+ linear channels, Video on Demand, network DVR, pay-per-view and catch-up/start-over content on the operator-customizable, feature-rich eMERGE user experience. The streaming service will be available to more than 57,000 residential and…

TechBytes With Kevin Dean, President of Marketing Services at Experian

Tell us about your role at Experian and the team/technology you handle. Many brands strive to have more relevant conversations with their customers – and data and technology are core components to achieving that objective. As president of Experian’s Marketing Services, much of my focus is ensuring brands have the necessary data, linkage, audience activation and measurement capabilities to better understand their customers and create an improved customer experience across all marketing channels. What makes Experian’s…

The 3 A.I. Scenarios: Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Intelligence, and Intelligent Automation

Digital transformation by harnessing AI and Intelligent Automation is the most obvious path to sustain businesses to prepare for future New-age Digital Transformation journeys are hinged on AI capabilities. While most businesses automatically relate to AI for Artificial Intelligence, there are two more AI scenarios that you should be aware of. In this article, we will tell about these three A.I. scenarios that involve Cognitive Learning and Intelligent Automation — Artificial Intelligence Augmented Intelligence…

MarTech Interview with Sarah Kennedy, CMO at Marketo

"Savvy marketers should focus on finding opportunities or new challenges where AI can uniquely provide a new type of solution or answer." Tell us about your role and journey into Marketing Technology. What inspired you to be part of Marketo? Marketo was always 'the' dream job for me, or really any CMO who grew up in B2B marketing and technology as I did. It was the biggest shock and blessing to have the opportunity to join such an incredible company, brand, team, and a community filled with so much passion for the product…

TechBytes with Jacob Ross, President at PebblePost

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at PebblePost? I joined PebblePost as President, in April. In my new role, I’ll partner closely with CEO Lewis Gersh and the team to drive growth and innovation for the company’s digital-to-direct mail marketing platform. I have been in the AdTech and MarTech space for many years, and have been fortunate enough to be on the cutting edge of digital marketing becoming more addressable, performance-driven and also accountable (although the latter is very much a…

How to Increase Your Productivity with Proper Time Management?

Do you feel the need to become more organized and productive? Are you spending your day in some dizzy activity and then think why you haven't accomplished much? Well, then you strongly need to have proper time management strategies that help you to handle the work which is assigned to you. With the poor planning and time management, it may be tough to fit and xi everything within the desired deadlines. In this article, we will be discussing some smart hacks related to time management which can help you better plan your…

TechBytes with Keith Fenech, VP, Software Analytics at Revulytics

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Revulytics. As Vice President of Software Analytics, I am in charge of the business strategy and product roadmap for the Usage Analytics side of the business. I spend a good amount of my time in our European office working with the engineering team that handles the R&D related to the analytics engine and our SaaS portal. Most of the work we do involves building big-data technologies to collect, analyze and visualize data supporting customers with millions…

From One Marketer To Another: 4 Tips for Getting Started with Data Activation

All marketers know that 1 to 1 personalization, today’s holy grail of marketing, starts with data. But actually achieving personalization is another story. It’s common to start out thinking something like, let’s track everything and figure out how to use it later, but that approach rarely works. It’s messy, disorganized, and if you aren’t sure what you’re looking to track or don’t have a mapped plan for how you’re going to use the data you collect, you’ll end up creating piecemeal experiences. And no customer wants that.…

Translation and Localization: Options for Getting into More Markets Faster

Speaking the language of a target audience is key to market penetration and success. A new batch of Translation and Localization tools automates the process and expedites penetration into new markets. But do they successfully achieve the quality language that native speakers expect? Even the world Localization is a case in point. In the US you would use a “z” while in Europe you would use an “s” – and say “whilst.” So you are constantly making localized, or localized, choices – even within the same language. All can agree…

WebEngage Partners with Kenscio’s Email Management Solution

WebEngage Expands Its Burgeoning Partner Portfolio With the Inclusion of Kenscio's Email Infrastructure & Deliverability Management Solution Intelligent retention marketing platform WebEngage announced an expansion of their ESP portfolio via a strategic partnership with Kenscio Digital Marketing. WebEngage is a cloud-based Marketing Automation solution that offers cross-channel user engagement via Email, SMS, Mobile and Web Push, In-App Messages, and Web Messages, IVR & Facebook. The email medium has been a…

MarTech Interview with Paul Heald, CEO and Co-Founder at BrightTALK

"As Customer Experience and Automation technologies have matured, we’ve seen more of our customers valuing personal and authentic connections with people and businesses achieved with live talks." Tell us about your role and journey into Marketing Technology. What inspired you to launch BrightTALK? When the Internet took off in the late 1990s, we began to see a new knowledge economy emerge, one in which professionals trade their skills and expertise, freely supported by the free flow of information and know-how available…