Audience Management Platform Leadspace Raises $21 Million Series C Funding to Drive AI-Enabled MarTech Transformation

Series C funding for Leadspace was led by Arrowroot Capital and JVP to support continued AI product leadership and customer growth in the US, and Israel World's leading B2B audience management platform for marketing and sales, Leadspace has raised $21 million in Series C funding, led by Arrowroot Capital and existing investor Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP). As B2B organizations increasingly use big data and AI to drive more targeted relevant engagement and faster growth, Leadspace's latest funding round would drive…

Interview with Jen Spencer, VP, Sales and Marketing, SmartBug Media

"The lines between content marketing and sales enablement are blurring daily, but a piece of sales enablement material should bridge the customer’s marketing to sales experience. " On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to be a part of an inbound marketing agency? As Vice President of Sales and Marketing, my role involves leading SmartBug’s sales, marketing, and brand strategy; extending the company’s leadership among the HubSpot partner ecosystem; and providing a…

Five Smart Campaigns To Make The Most Of GeoLocation

It’s a truth so self-evident that sometimes it is overlooked: For marketers a key benefit - maybe THE key benefit - of mobile adoption is the ability to know where customers are at any time. Or at least, the ability to deliver campaigns and experiences based on the customer being present in a specific location. That knowledge has led to some pretty poor marketing. “Hey, let’s send an untargeted push notification to everyone within five miles of our store telling them we have a sale on!” are words unlikely to be taking up…

Marketers With Successful Fraud Protection Solutions Have A Competitive Edge

Mobile Ad Fraud Is Evolving So Rapidly That Most Enterprise Marketers Fail To Identify The Costliest Types. AppsFlyer Provides Recommendations to Protect Your Brand According to a Forrester Consulting thought leadership paper commissioned by AppsFlyer entitled Mobile Fraud: Marketers’ Massive Hidden Threat explores, only 1 in 5 enterprise marketers feel they are able to systematically monitor and prevent fraud. Marketers still rely heavily on legacy technologies and tools to combat mobile ad fraud and firms like an…

TechBytes with Peggy Chen, Chief Marketing Officer, SDL

Peggy Chen CMO, SDL Personalized content provides more value to marketers through highly influential brand messaging and consistency achieved via reusable and scalable content. Multi-channel content that matches customer buying patterns and behavioral information help in establishing a real-time personalized connection with powerful web experience management. To understand how marketers can create a mix of marketing, commerce and product content in a programmatic manner for contextual consistency, we spoke to Peggy…

Is Data Slowing Down Your Sales Rep?

People don’t like it when their time is taken up by trivial tasks. That sentiment fuels every facet of a salespersons’ mindset concerning data entry and is a key reason why a CRM works against them. Sales teams stuck with a traditional CRM find themselves facing an uphill battle. The average sales rep spends 4 hours per week updating data in a CRM. That’s 208 hours a year lost to entering information, most of which is irrelevant or misleading. Such mundane tasks often leave team members feeling uninspired, which…

Interview with Christopher McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer, Nuxeo

"Brand ecosystems are driven by compelling, relevant content, which - increasingly - includes rich media assets like video. " On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to be part of a Content Services Platform provider? At Nuxeo, I am responsible for both marketing and products. It’s really an ideal role, where I can shape our longer-term product and go-to-market strategy based on the needs of the market and then drive our roadmap to take our vision and make it a reality.…

Influencers Who Work Harder Deserve Deeper Rewards

As we enter 2018, influencer marketing is going through a bit of a renaissance as marketers form stronger ties with influencer partners than ever before in a bid to create the most engaging, authentic content for their target audiences. But as budgets rise, the number of influencers vying for revenue continues to grow. I met one company recently that claimed connections with a staggering 12 million influencers worldwide. No wonder then that ROI is such a hot topic. A 2017 report by Linqia into the state of influencer…

TechBytes with Gil Klein, Managing Director, Mobfox

Gil Klein Managing Director,  Mobfox Mobfox, a mediation platform, caters to 175+ DSPs across the globe. We spoke to Gil Klein, Managing Director, Mobfox, to understand  how he views the future of programmatic advertising.MTS: Tell us about your role at Mobfox and the team you handle. Gil Klein: As the Managing Director, I am responsible for leading Mobfox and our in-app audience-based programmatic advertising platform, which provides publishers with the tools they need to optimize their ad serving, data layers, and…

Tailor Direct-Marketing Efforts and Up Consumer Engagement with Mobile Marketing

Heard the one about the digital business that turned its back on conventional marketing and trebled engagement rates with their customers as a result? If you’re in mobile - to any extent - you should probably pay attention. Icelolly.com, a fast-growing UK-based travel comparison site, has put big data to good use, delivered the kind of mobile experience that users expect, and seen plenty of benefits from that approach. Setting The Scene I recently spoke to Darren Kunar, CRM Communications Manager with icelolly.com - the…

Mobile ‘App Marketing Agency of the Year’ Spent Exclusively on Paid Social and Google

Bamboo, the San Francisco based advertising agency with a focus on paid social, has been named "App Marketing Agency of the Year" in the 2017 App Growth Awards. The winners were selected by an independent panel of industry experts and announced at App Promotion Summit in Berlin. The awards aim at facilitating and celebrating progress within the global app marketing and growth ecosystem. Also Read: Google Credits StubGroup for Helping Online Retailer SuperBiiz See “Massive ROAS Growth” "It's our…

A Multi-Step Plan to Combat App Install Fraud

Every day, marketers’ concerns about the billion dollar mobile ad fraud problem increase. Like a chess game, it is imperative for marketers to stay steps ahead of fraudsters with built-in deterrence. Once fraud occurs, it is usually too late to do much about it, and the best a marketer can do is put a proverbial band-aid on a budget-eating wound. The only way for marketers to combat fraud is to make a multi-step plan of action to prevent it before it ever happens. Even with built-in fraud prevention mechanisms,…

Ogury’s New Machine Learning Algorithm Lituus, to Offer Next Level Audience Targeting for Brands and Marketeers

Ford, One of the World’s Leading Automotive Brands and a Beta Tester of This New Solution, Has Already Achieved Outstanding Results for Its New Ford Fiesta Pre-Launch Campaign. Ogury, the mobile data platform that provides the most comprehensive view of mobile user behavior globally, is today enhancing its targeting capabilities with the launch of a cutting-edge solution for brands and marketeers. This new solution combines human intelligence and machine learning in the planning and implementation of mobile advertising…

Canvs & Ampsy Partner To Bring Audience Emotion Measurement To Live Events

Partnership Unlocks Granular Location-Centric Audience Emotion Insights for Biggest Brands in Music, Sports, Retail, Travel and Conferences While Digital can’t compete with the physical magic of live events, that doesn’t stop people from live-sharing their real-world experiences across social platforms. Enter the emotion measurement leader Canvs who has partnered with the hyperlocal live events analytics company Ampsy to deliver location-centric audience emotion insights at events for the biggest brands in music, sports,…

Interview with Julie Lyle, Chief Marketing Officer, DemandJump

"CMOs should have a clear understanding of the business challenges they are trying to solve and/or the customer value they are trying to deliver and use these factors to invest in prescriptive intelligence platforms. " On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to be part of an AI-based marketing intelligence company? My role at DemandJump is a hybrid between Chief Revenue Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, and Advisor. In fact, I became an investor in DemandJump after I…

Death of The 3rd Party Cookie

The digital ad industry relies heavily on third-party cookies. These little pieces of code get placed in your browser as you move from site to site, letting advertisers collect data about your interests and serve you related ads. They differ from first-party cookies because they are placed by an object on the page (e.g. an ad) that originates from a different domain than the one you are visiting. So if you visit, say, Macy’s website, Macy’s can place a first-party cookie to collect data about your visit. But if you visit a…

Tapjoy Adds Custom Exchange Rates and Permanent Currency Sales to Offerwall Plus

New Features Empower App Developers To Better Segment Users And Customize Their Monetization Strategies To Maximize Revenue Tapjoy, the Maximum Impact Platform for mobile advertisers and app developers, announced the launch of two innovative features to its industry-leading advertising offerwall: Custom Exchange Rates and Permanent Currency Sales. The new features expand upon the already sophisticated capabilities of Tapjoy’s Offerwall Plus and enable app developers to maximize ad revenue by customizing their monetization…

TechBytes with Daniel Waas, Director of Marketing, LogMeIn

Daniel Waas Director of Marketing - LogMeIn Webinar marketing has become a buzzword of sorts in martech.We spoke to Daniel Waas, Director of Marketing, LogMeIn to understand the nuances of webinar marketing.MTS: Tell us about your role at LogMeIn and the team you handle? Daniel Waas: Here at LogMeIn I serve as the director of product marketing for GoToWebinar. My background is in demand gen. I used to run the marketing for the GoTo products in EMEA. Back in Europe, I had three teams. One each in the UK, Germany, and…

Informa Engage Identifies Key B2B Marketing Trends in 2018

Based on a Direct Survey of Companies in Sectors Like Automotive, Technology, Aviation, Manufacturing, Infrastructure, Wealth Management and Others, Informa Engage Compiled an Incisive Look at What's on the Minds of B2B Marketers  Informa Engage, the global leader in marketing services, releases a new “B2B Marketing Trends Report,” which examines the key trends, challenges, and priorities facing B2B marketers in 11 high-growth markets. Results show that marketers’ priorities differ by industry. For example, the…

Interview with Peter Friedman, CEO, LiveWorld

"The advancement of AI solutions is a powerful tool for a company to better understand customer data and the effectiveness of a company's operations." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to start a content marketing company? I’m the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of LiveWorld, which is a social customer experience company. We believe the most compelling content is the conversations with and among customers. My career has been centered around developing online and social…