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Forbes Names Hootsuite Among ‘Best and Brightest’ Private Cloud Companies in Cloud 100

Hootsuite, the leader in social media management trusted by more than 16 million customers and employees at 80% of the Fortune 1000, has been recognized by Forbes as one of the top private cloud companies in its Cloud 100. This is the second year in a row that Hootsuite has appeared on the list. “We are incredibly honored and humbled to again be included in the Forbes Cloud 100,” said Ryan Holmes, CEO of Hootsuite. “It is a privilege to lead Hootsuite’s high performing team in driving industry innovation to help our…

Marketing Technology Bulletin Covering the Week Gone By

Top Picks from Martech Series. Original Martech Insights from the Week Gone By. This 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. Measuring Quality and Impact of Event Marketing on Revenue Critical to Most Businesses New Research Proves Correlation Between Events and ROI for Enterprise Companies; Finds Rapid Revenue Growth Is Fueled by Event Marketing Deloitte’s Acquisition of Magnetic’s…

Fireside Chat with Mike Cotoia

Mike Cotoia talks about how young sales professionals should train themselves to master MarTech and Adtech skills Know My Team Tell us about your role at TechTarget. How did you come to lead the company from a Sales background? I’ve been CEO here at TechTarget since 2016. However, I’ve been at the company for more time... almost sixteen years. I view my role as having three major components. These are: I need to be focused on our customers and their needs at all times. I want to be the enabler-in-chief of the…

Discourse.ai Unveils the First AI-Based System of Record for Customer Conversations, Unlocking the Value of Customer Conversation Data

The Ground-Breaking Discourse.ai Cognition™ Platform Reduces the Time and Cost to Deploy Intelligent Assistants and Drives More Informed Customer Interactions Today's CMOs and CIOs are challenged to deliver on the promise of a premium customer experience. 89% percent of companies expect to compete mostly on the basis of customer experience (Gartner). However, companies do not have a centralized System of Record for customer conversation data to identify conversation patterns and train agent assistants and…

Mel Edwards Named Wunderman’s Global CEO

Wunderman, the leading global digital agency and a WPP company, today announced the appointment of Mel Edwards as Global CEO, effective immediately. She succeeds Mark Read, who was recently named CEO of WPP. As Global CEO, Edwards will oversee 9,200 people across 200 offices in 70 markets and build on Wunderman's strengths as a leading digital agency and trusted partner for brands looking to become future ready. She will also uphold Wunderman's strong culture and pursue its vision of Creatively Driven. Data…

Vonage’s Nexmo Connect Partner Program Launches with over 100 Partners Ready to Build Innovative Solutions for Enterprise Customers

Program Enables Partners to Take Advantage of $18 Billion CPaaS Market Opportunity Vonage (NYSE : VG ), a business cloud communications leader, today announced the Nexmo Connect Partner Program (Nexmo Connect), the cornerstone for a community-based, collaborative ecosystem of Nexmo partners. Vonage built Nexmo Connect in order to better meet the needs of enterprises that require complete solutions customized to their unique requirements. Already more than 100 partners strong, Nexmo Connect is designed to help Nexmo…

Adobe Announces Innovations in Video Suite at IBC 2018

Adobe Creative Cloud adds Upgraded Features to Its Inventory to Support Video Professionals Adobe Creative Cloud’s expanded capabilities will provide faster production rates, and seamless workflows, among many other features to enable video creators to bring their ideas to life. Adobe announced the salient features of their latest Creative Cloud Release- Adobe Sensei-powered animation Intelligent audio cleanup tools Selective color grading Advanced data-driven motion graphics templates End-to-end VR 180…

Optimizely Introduces Adaptive Audiences To Personalize Digital Experiences Through Machine Learning

New capabilities automatically source and serve up highly relevant experiences at scale Optimizely, the world's leader in digital experience optimization, announced a major enhancement to its experimentation and personalization engine with Adaptive Audiences. The new capability powered by machine learning will enable brands to deliver exceptional personalized experiences for their customers at scale. According to research by eMarketer, a lack of resources is the leading barrier for global companies to achieve their…

A Beginners Guide to Positioning a Strong Online Brand

Whether you’re starting a new business or revamping your company image, establishing your online brand is key to your success. So how do you go about successfully creating a strong online brand? Think before you act Don’t jump straight in at the deep end. Before you spend time, money and effort in promoting your business online, take a step back and think about what you want to achieve. Make sure you have a clear idea of who you are as a company, what your priorities, ethics and morals are as well as what your goal is…

Five Things to Consider When Marketing to College Students

As an industry, we love to treat young people as mythical beasts whose motivations and desires must be deciphered through tea leaves. Marketing to college students is particularly crucial since they’re a generation of consumers coming into their own during an observable time in an observable place. There are 20 million U.S. college students with $44 billion in estimated buying power, so they’re an important demographic for brands to reach. These five truths are the bedrock of any effective college marketing strategy……

Interview with Santi Pierini, President and COO, CAKE

"Our goal is to give marketers a detailed picture of how all the elements of their campaigns are contributing to the end result."Tell us a bit about your role at CAKE. Currently, I oversee CAKE’s business operations, plus our global technology and corporate strategy. As a marketing technology provider, our main focus is marketing intelligence. We build SaaS solutions that deliver accurate and granular insights about marketing campaign performance. Today’s marketers have so many options when it comes to where and how to…

TechBytes with Andrew Barrett, Director, Email Deliverability, Compliance, & ISP Relations, Braze (formerly Appboy)

Andrew Barrett Director, Email Deliverability, Compliance, & ISP Relations at Braze The performance of Email Marketing campaigns can be measured in many ways. One of them is to  check if your emails are actually landing in the desired inbox. To understand the trends in Email Deliverability, we spoke to Andrew Barrett, Director - Email Deliverability at Braze (formerly Appboy).Tell us about your role at Braze and the team/technology you handle. At Braze (formerly Appboy), I provide consultative services to…

MarketSource Selects Phobio as a Key Technology Partner and its Rodio Workforce Communication Platform to Transform Communication and…

MarketSource and Phobio Utilize Analytics and Artificial Intelligence to Provide the Capability to Engage Retail Employees More Effectively Phobio, a leading provider of software and services that empower the retail industry, announced that MarketSource, the proven alternative to outsourcing sales, with a proprietary process that drives better sales, has selected Rodio to help build its Representative Engagement Platform (REP) and to drive workforce communications, engagement, and execution across tens of thousands of…

How MarTech Can Help You Step Up Your Multicultural Marketing Game

You’ve seen the data. The demographics show more dots on the map and purchasing power is tipping the scale. Your company, however, is still struggling to get a real multicultural marketing strategy off the ground. But, you’re not alone. Out of the 88 billion dollars spent in digital advertising this past year, less than 10%  went to the largest minority group in the U.S., Hispanics, who make up almost 20% of the population. Given the fact that by the year 2045 the U.S. will be a minority-majority nation, marketers are…

Ooyala and ODMedia Collaborate Streamlining Video Processing and Global Delivery

This alliance ensures channelizing global content distribution through a single source ODMedia and Ooyala strategically partner to be the one-stop solution for video content distribution that is tailored for every demographic location. ODMedia's video localization and delivery attributes will integrate with Ooyals's video monetization capabilities. Content owners will benefit the most through this partnership as they can now distribute their content globally generating more revenues. The combined force of ODMedia’s…

Impact Announces the Acquisition of Mediarails

Acquisition of CRM and Marketing Automation Platform for Discovery, Recruitment and Engagement of New Digital Marketing Partners Complements Existing Partner Marketing Platform to Further Accelerate Revenue for Customers Impact, a natively-integrated suite of products for fraud protection, marketing attribution and analytics, and performance partnership management and optimization, announced the complete acquisition of Mediarails. The acquisition adds full CRM and marketing automation capabilities to the Impact service…

New Research Reveals Importance of Site Search to Ecommerce and Digital Retailers’ Performance

The Latest 2018 KPIs & Site Search Survey from Algolia and Internet Retailer Shows 88 Percent of Respondents Prioritizing Site Search to Advance Performance Metrics Algolia, the leading Search and Discovery API for websites and mobile apps, released the findings of a new survey that evaluates the impact of site search on performance metrics for e-commerce and digital retail businesses. Data shows the search function is a critical component to revenue metrics, but 70 percent of companies continue to struggle with budget…

TechBytes with Bobby McFarland, President at CrossInstall

Tell us how your role, as President and Co-Founder, at CrossInstall and your technology has grown to meet the company and the ad industry’s changing needs. When we founded CrossInstall six years ago, our core business was focused on our Demand-Side Platform (DSP). As the first-to-market with a playable ad unit, we worked on getting our bearings to run those ads through our DSP. Now, we’ve built and optimized thousands of playable ads helping us learn how to be a better partner in playable production. CrossInstall is…

SDL and Alibaba Cloud Partner to Help Brands Develop Across Asia

Web Content Management, Translation and Hosting Platform Available to SDL Customers Aspiring to Move into China and Asia SDL, a leader in global content management, translation and digital experience, announced a strategic partnership with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, to launch a co-developed solution designed to help global brands launch and grow their digital business across the China and Asia markets. China, which represents the globe’s largest retail economy, holds enormous potential…

IBM Watson Media & IRIS.TV Team up to Launch AI-Powered Video Recommendations

New Solution Helps Publishers Better Engage Audiences, Increase Video Views, and Optimize Yield on Owned and Operated Sites IBM Watson Media and IRIS.TV, a cloud-based personalized video programming system, announced the launch of Video Recommendations, a new AI content personalization engine designed to help publishers boost viewer engagement through highly relevant video programming recommendations. By combining viewer data with a deep understanding of specific elements within video, publishers are better able to…