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MarTech Primer: Types of Marketing Data

In 2020, Marketing leaders understand the evolving nature of Data Management Platforms. Yet, a majority of these leaders have a tough time executing their strategies. This is largely attributed to three factors - Lack of Time Inadequate tools and processes Talent Attrition Even for Marketing teams who manage to tackle these challenges have to face a serpentine task to justify their increased data and analytics budget. It’s new, but a straightforward priority - it’s ‘Privacy’. To better understand the…

MarTech Interview with Shashi Seth, SVP at Oracle Marketing Cloud

"Data Science is pushing the effectiveness of email marketing in new directions, bringing us closer to human interaction." From eBay to Google to Oracle, tell us about your journey in product innovation. My journey in Product Management started at eBay, during a time when Product Manager roles hadn’t been fully defined. I was the first Technical Product Manager hired at eBay to lead the establishment of a developer program, as well as set the strategic vision for their development platform. It was interesting to work…

Terminus Expands Account-Based Platform with New Web Personalization Capabilities and Enhancements to Account Data Management

Terminus launches product capabilities that enable marketers to manage full-funnel ABM in a single solution Terminus, the #1 rated account-based marketing (ABM) execution platform and leader of the ABM movement, announced several product updates, affirming Terminus as the most complete B2B marketing solution available. These updates and features make full-funnel marketing easier, smarter and more impactful through a single platform. New offerings supply marketers with additional engagement opportunities, better data and…

Digital Experience Strategy Critical for B2B Marketing Success Finds Report by ON24

Survey of high-performing B2B marketing teams uncovers that online audience engagement is imperative for revenue growth The highest-performing B2B marketing organizations all have one thing in common: an unrelenting focus on digital experience. That's the major finding in the newly released report, "Experiences Everywhere," based on research by ON24 and Heinz Marketing. Marketing Technology News: Ricoh Spins out Vecnos to Focus on Consumer 360-Degree Camera Segment "Now more than ever before, businesses with the…

MarTech Interview with Neha Sampat, CEO at Contentstack

"CMS products should be architected to take advantage of any and all AI as they become useful and emerge as best-in-class for a particular domain." What inspired your journey into technology? One of my life mantras is to “never be boring.” This is why I believe I didn’t find tech; tech found me. At university, I majored in French and Mass Communications. Outside of being a math and data nerd for most of my life, I didn’t really have any exposure to STEM and what STEM meant for me. I started my career in Public…

mParticle Raises $45 Million Series D and Debuts New Audience Reach Extension Capabilities

mParticle announces new funding and the launch of new capabilities, featuring a LiveRamp partnership to help brands deliver privacy-friendly personalization at an unprecedented scale mParticle, the Customer Data Platform (CDP) of choice for multi-channel consumer brands, announced it raised $45 million in Series D funding led by Arrowroot Capital with participation from existing investors to accelerate the growth of its platform. With the round, Matthew Safaii, Managing Partner at Arrowroot Capital, will also join the…

Thunderhead Announces Thunderbay – The First Comprehensive AI for Journey-Driven Engagement

Thunderhead, the global leader in enterprise technology for customer engagement and journey orchestration, announced , at the Constellation Ambient Experience Summit (#AXS2020), the impending launch of a new suite of journey-based AI capabilities named ThunderBay. Speaking at the event, Thunderhead’s Chief Product Officer, Ray Gerber, revealed that over the past three years the company has been investing heavily in its AI strategy and has developed a new set of ground-breaking journey and customer behavior analytics for…

Three Ways Brands Can Build an Engaged Social Audience in 2020

Social Media has transformed the relationship between brand and customer. It has bought shoppers closer to the brands they love and allowed for faster, more frequent interactions. On Instagram, 90 percent of the platform’s billion users follow a business. That’s a huge number, welcoming branded content into their social feed. It’s a remarkable shift in a short amount of time. Consider fashion brands, who ten years ago would have communicated with their customers seasonally. Executing a big brand campaign to set the tone…

PUMA Sets Sights on New Personal Best for Customer Engagement With Emarsys

Global Sports Brand Harnesses New AI-Powered Marketing Platform to Connect the Customer Journey Across All Channels PUMA, one of the world’s leading sports brands, has announced a global partnership with Emarsys, the world’s only omnichannel customer engagement platform built to accelerate business outcomes, to enhance its delivery of uniquely personalized communications to customers across multiple channels and points of sale. Using Emarsys’s fully integrated customer data platform, PUMA will be able to unify data…

Keys to Success in the New Data Economy

Every day there are hundreds of chances to engage with customers digitally. But research into data-driven marketing maturity by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Google finds only two percent of businesses use insights and technology to create useful, relevant experiences at multiple moments across the purchase journey. We are now at a tipping point where data can drive strategy and creative. Where we can use data to better understand what we say, how we say it and to whom we say it to. Understanding the relationship of…

Top 5 Adobe Marketo Updates for Every CRM Specialist

It was on 20 September 2018 when Adobe announced that it is acquiring a B2B martech company - Marketo. In the last eighteen months, numerous Adobe Marketo updates have transformed martech offerings to better match Adobe's larger vision of delivering unified, real-time, and hyper-personalized customer experience. The unique amalgamation of CRM expertise and data science sits right at the center of Adobe's industry-leading Experience Cloud. And, that's why we decided to take a magnified look into some of the recent Adobe…

Pepperjam and RevLifter Partner to Deliver the Affiliate Industry’s Leading Turnkey Content Personalization Solution

Market-Leading Ascend Affiliate Cloud Platform Integration Makes Onsite AI-Personalization Effortless for Growth Marketers Pepperjam, a leading affiliate marketing technology and services provider, announced an integrated partnership with RevLifter to bring turnkey AI-personalization to the affiliate channel on a performance-based payment model. The real-time personalization technology provider joins the company’s partner ecosystem, which collectively delivers best-in-class capabilities and rapid integration for growth…

Acquia Names Chris Doggett Chief Revenue Officer

Industry Veteran Joins Company at Pivotal Growth Point as Demand for Digital Experience Solutions Skyrockets Digital experience company Acquia announced the appointment of Chris Doggett as chief revenue officer. Formerly the chief sales officer at Fuze, Doggett will work directly with field sales, account management, business development and the partner organization, overseeing all Acquia revenue-generating activities. Doggett’s appointment comes on the heels of Acquia’s 2019 growth—closing three significant…

Valassis Research Identifies Factors That Influence Consumer Shopping

Brands Need to Pivot Based on What Consumers Shop For; Insights Drive Purchase Intent Valassis, the leader in marketing technology and consumer engagement, shared additional insights from “The Future of How People Shop” research, delving into how consumer shopping behavior varies across categories. Based on responses from 1,000 U.S. consumers and conversations with industry leaders, the Valassis survey – conducted in partnership with Kantar – uncovers shopping behaviors, the triggers that influence consumers and the…

Growing Businesses Turn to DIY Video Content to Scale Faster and Optimize Revenue Growth

Marketing, sales, and customer service teams embracing new approaches to using video content to cut through the noise, book more meetings, and accelerate revenue growth Growing businesses continue to look for new ways to stand out from larger competitors and efficiently scale their revenue in a digital-first world. Recent innovations in the tools available to create, host, and share custom videos quickly and easily have revolutionized the content format for brands. Many businesses are now turning to on-demand and one-to-one…

MarTech Interview with Richard Jones, CMO, Cheetah Digital

"Customers don’t want brands snooping on them and inferring what they like. Brands must adapt to a new, non-invasive way of reaching consumers." Journey into Tech  Hi Richard, tell us about your role and journey into technology. What inspired you to take up the role at Cheetah Digital? Before Cheetah Digital, I started my career in Sales. Over time, success in Sales led me to other avenues of business including Marketing and Strategy. Learning from these experiences gave me the background and knowledge I needed to…

e-Spirit Hybrid CMS Experience Accelerator Dramatically Quickens Time to Value

New FirstSpirit Experience Accelerator helps companies looking to differentiate with omnichannel experiences get to market faster e-Spirit, maker of the industry-leading FirstSpirit Digital Experience Platform (DXP) powered by a hybrid CMS, today introduced the FirstSpirit Experience Accelerator that leapfrogs CMS project implementation times ahead by up to 75%, dramatically accelerating time to revenue. Marketing Technology News: Intuiface Unveils BrightSign Support The FirstSpirit Experience Accelerator shortens…

Upland Software Acquires Localytics, Raises Guidance

Accretive acquisition adds $20 million in annualized revenues and leading mobile app personalization technology to Upland’s Customer Experience Management Cloud Upland Software, Inc., a leader in cloud-based enterprise work management software, has acquired Localytics, a leading provider of mobile app personalization and analytics solutions. With Localytics, Upland’s Customer Experience Management (CXM) Cloud sets the bar for rich mobile experiences, personalization, and real-time sentiment analysis across every digital…

Strengthening the Partnership: 3 Ways Agencies Can Better Guide Their Clients

Marketers today have more of everything: more consumer touchpoints, more platforms, more data—and consequently more pressure to deliver short-term results. As a result of these converging forces, we’ve seen an appreciable swing in recent years away from established principles of brand growth and toward short-term thinking and decision-making that is counter to what will truly build a brand. For agencies, charged with the thoughtful stewardship of their clients’ brands, a shift away from proven Marketing principles and to a…

Laying the Foundations for Successful Online Personalization

Rising to the Challenge Personalization is an increasingly important tool for marketers, with Forbes predicting it will be a top marketing trend in 2020. With 77% of consumers have chosen, recommended, or paid more for a brand that provides a personalized service or experience, it is clear that users favor personalized content over traditional. So, why isn’t every brand using it? The truth is that many companies simply don’t know-how. More than half of marketers (59%) agree that they find it difficult to personalize…