Influencer Platform and Agency ACTIVATE Launches First-to-Market IGTV Support; Hires Influencer Industry Veteran Lauren McGrath to Lead…

The Network Expands Their Offerings to Streamline Workflow for Influencers and Marketers, Onboarding Longtime Influencer Expert, Lauren McGrath to Lead Strategy and Execution Influencer marketing technology platform and agency, ACTIVATE, formerly Bloglovin', announces a set of new product offerings to their influencer marketing workflow and insights reporting suite, called ACTIVATE Collaborations, including first-to-market support for IGTV as part of broader workflow support for a variety of content types. ACTIVATE also…

New Content Personalization, Segmentation Tools and Insights to Be Salient Features of Nosto’s New Platform

Leading AI-Powered E-Commerce Personalization Platform, Nosto Expands Its Inventory to Deliver Targeted Shopping Experiences and Much More Nosto leads the market when it comes to personalizing the e-commerce sphere and enabling retailers with AI-powered tools. Now, Nosto is bolstering its existing platform by adding fresh capabilities like New Content Personalization, Segmentation Tools and Insights. These additions are empowering the e-commerce domain to provide targeted and unique online shopping engagements to…

Interview with Kai Henniges, CEO and Co-Founder, video intelligence

"Marketers shouldn’t expect to be driving immediate sales from video, but expect to raise awareness and educate. Using it to tell strong brand stories is where it’s at its most powerful."Tell us about your role at vi and the team/technology you handle. I founded video intelligence (vi) three years ago, having run content platform Viewster for nearly a decade. With experience as a publisher ourselves, we knew the challenges, so the goal with vi was to find the best monetization platform for publishers. We now have a…

Shareablee Adds Industry’s First Branded Content Advertiser Search to Its Monetize Suite

Partnership Explorer Provides Branded Video Ad Intelligence for Social Marketers Shareablee Inc., announced their Monetize Suite's new Partnership Explorer, a first-of-its-kind branded content planning and ranking dashboard that provides unlimited access to search advertisers individually or by industry groupings across over 5000 global categories. To date, branded video on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have grown 57% since 2017, with nearly seventy percent of engagement being driven by Sports,…

New Study: 2018 PROMO Online Video Statistics and Trends

The future of online marketing is video content. It’s the leading format for brands and advertisers, and for good reason – consumers absolutely love video content. That’s why we decided to dig deeper to find out how, when, and where people prefer to watch videos online. The team at PROMO conducted a study of more than 500 individuals of all ages. We asked about their habits and preferences when it comes to watching online videos. As a result, we learned a lot about when and how people watch video, along with some…

Spot Trender Launches Reimagined Brand Tracking and Ad Testing Technology

The launch of the new Spot Trender Cloud has been deemed wildly successful. In 2018, more than 80% of Spot Trender's full-service clients have adopted and migrated over to Spot Trender Cloud, which aims to be more predictive of actual sales, while being significantly faster and more cost effective than traditional competitors. According to Forbes, companies who adopt data-driven marketing are six times more likely to be profitable.  The market lacked a single solution that would enable marketers to achieve all of their…

Aviso Customers Close 20 Percent More Deals with New AI-Powered Opportunity Management Solution

Innovative AI for Sales Drives Results by Putting Intelligence Ahead of Guesswork Aviso, the leading provider of AI-powered opportunity management solutions that increase revenue, announced several new AI solutions that improve win rates and lead to more closed deals. Aviso’s newest solution helps customers close 20 percent more deals per quarter with opportunity management that mines intelligence on each and every deal, delivering win scores that are greater than 90% accurate, with AI-powered insights and analysis to drive…

Engagio Strengthens Executive Team with Two Marketing Industry Veterans

Both Add Valuable Marketing Expertise to Support Growth and Expand the Customer Base Engagio, a leading provider of account-based software and solutions, has expanded its leadership team with the addition of two executives with extensive backgrounds in marketing technology. Cheryl Chavez joins the company as Chief Product Officer, where she will be responsible for leading product strategy, UI/UX and the development and management of the company’s product roadmap.  Most recently, she was Group Vice President of Product…

MediaMath Announces Enhancements to Native Advertising Offering

Ad Tech Leader Makes Improving Consumer Experience Central in New Channel Release MediaMath announced enhancements to its native advertising offering with new creative management solutions and supply partnerships that fully integrate native advertising into its omnichannel DSP, empowering clients to leverage a single platform to manage a larger share of their media spend, and a creative format proven to be more engaging to consumers. The launch comes on the heels of MediaMath’s recent round of funding of $225 million and…

Unmasking the State of Influence in Men’s Grooming

Friday, August 17 this year was National Men’s Grooming Day - a day when men can focus on their appearance and when salons, hairdressers and beauty parlors can cater to men with various offers. What better time to look behind the beard, if you will, to understand the brands that are favorites in men’s grooming among influencers, and how marketers can learn from these brands to scale their own influencer marketing programs. Traackr gathered data from the top beauty influencers to find out which men’s grooming brands were…

TechBytes with Holly Carter, Director, Product Marketing, Confirmit

Holly Carter Director, Product Marketing, Confirmit Advertising online to Gen Z is a hurdle that most brands have to overcome. Confirmit's recent survey has unveiled the trends in marketing to this generation. We spoke to Holly Carter, Director, Product Marketing, Confirmit, to understand the nuances of enhancing the user experience for Gen Z.Tell us about your role at Confirmit and the team/technology you handle. I am the Product Marketing Director at Confirmit. My role is to ensure researchers and corporations…

iQIYI Launches New System for Analyzing Video Popularity, Emphasizing Focus on Highest Quality Content

iQIYI  Will No Longer Show Total Numbers of Views for Videos on Its Platform, Reflecting Company's Commitment to Content Quality and Combating Fraudulent 'View Buying' iQIYI Inc., an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, announced the launch of a new system for evaluating the popularity of videos on its platform, taking into account diverse measures of viewer behavior including user interaction and sharing. As a result of the industry leading move to underline the company's commitment to the…

Marketing Technology Bulletin Covering the Week Gone By

Top Picks from Martech Series. Original Martech Insights from the Week Gone By Our staff writers compiled a bulletin covering important news occurring in the world of Marketing Technology. This bulletin is the best source to glance through major MarTech developments last week. AdTheorent Launches High-Quality Social Advertising AdTheorent, a New York-based AdTech Firm Launches an Innovative Method to Target In-Market Individuals and Their Social Groups Klear Introduces Automated Tracking for Influencer Marketing…

Vertical Video is Spectacularly Misunderstood

Just when you thought vertical video might go away, it reappears with more verve than before. After turning heads on predecessors like Snapchat and Vine, Musical.ly and Instagram’s IGTV have resurrected the discussion on whether it’s truly safe to ignore vertical video in your strategy, or if it should be foundational to your plans. The media industry will tell you vertical video’s popularity is intuitive. We hold our phones vertically to complete most tasks, like typing, reading, and shopping. Why should watching video…

PeerLogix Expands Team, Prepares for Q4 Growth

PeerLogix, Inc., the established standard for tracking Over-the-Top viewership data on Smart-TV, desktop and mobile, has announced its engagement of digital media consultancy, JTG Ventures, to assist with Business Development and Marketing/Communications. The announcement comes as the company prepares to engage a growth-focused Q4, coming off a 12-month period of significant channel partner expansion. Since Q4 2017, PeerLogix has focused on partnering with the industry’s most high profile advertising platforms, empowering…

Phrasee Lands $4 Million Series A Funding to Take AI-Powered Copywriting to America

Albion Capital Backs AI Marketing Tech Leader in Latest Funding Round Phrasee, the London-headquartered marketing technology company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to generate optimised marketing copy, has closed a $4 million Series A funding round. The investment will fuel Phrasee’s international growth plans, including scaling up its new US operation in San Francisco and the recently announced expansion of its UK team. Albion Capital Group LLP led the round, with follow-on funds from existing investors…

Catapult PR Adds Zype, Video Content Management and Distribution Infrastructure Company, to Its B2B High Tech PR Roster

Catapult to Help Zype Create a New Strategic Narrative and Category in the Fast-Growing Streaming Video Market Catapult PR-IR , a high-tech public relations and Strategic Narrative Marketing agency, announced it has been retained by Zype, a New York-based video content management and distribution company, as its public relations agency. Catapult will employ its Strategic Narrative Marketing approach to help position Zype as a market category owner in the rapidly growing direct-to-consumer streaming video market. "We're…

Intercom Makes Business Messaging Personal with Interactive Video Bots

Automated Video Business Messaging Interfaces Could Further Help Sales and Marketing Teams Capture Audience Attention, Automate Actions, and Accelerate Sales Leading customer messaging platform for sales, marketing and support teams, Intercom, has launched Video Bots. Intercom Video Bots deliver video messages designed to capture website visitors attention and accelerate sales by combining the personality of video with the automation of bots. With this launch, Intercom is the first and only business messaging platform to…

Neustar and Thunder Join Forces to Deliver Better Customer Experiences, Powered by People-Based Intelligence

Thunder Experience Cloud, the leader in people-based ad serving, and Neustar Marketing Solutions  the leading unified marketing intelligence platform for marketers, announced the integration of Thunder’s people-based ad server with the Neustar Identity Data Management Platform (IDMP) and the Neustar MarketShare solution. The partnership will enable brands and agencies to quickly customize ad creatives to each customer, as well as measure performance for real-time optimization. Thunder's dynamic creative optimization (DCO)…

digi.me Launches “iTunes Of Personal Data”

New App Ecosystem Gives Consumers Unprecedented and Unrivaled Control Over How Apps Access and Use Individual Data digi.me is announcing the launch of a new platform that will radically change the way that we view data online and provide unprecedented levels of privacy to consumers concerned about how their data is being used. Using the digi.me platform, consumers can connect with more than 15,000 sources of personal data – including social media, credit cards, banks, fitness wearables, music history, and health…