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Tableau Expands Relationship with Amazon Web Services, Launches Modern Cloud Analytics Program to Accelerate Customers’ Cloud…

Modern Cloud Analytics Partners InterWorks, Slalom and TEKsystems Showcase New Offerings during AWS-Sponsored Cloud Day at Tableau Conference 2019 Tableau Conference 2019, Tableau Software, a leading analytics platform, expanded its strategic relationship with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), announcing Modern Cloud Analytics (MCA), a new initiative designed to help customers unlock the power and flexibility of self-service analytics in the cloud. MCA leverages the analytics and cloud expertise of two industry pioneers and…

Senior Amazon Advertising Executive Joins Teikametrics

Teikametrics, the Retail Optimization Platform (ROP) that helps brands and sellers accelerate profitable sales growth on Amazon, announced that it has hired Srini Guddanti, a veteran Amazon executive who helped grow the retail site’s digital advertising operations into a $10+ billion business, as its new chief product officer (CPO). “Srini played a pivotal role in turning Amazon’s Sponsored Ad business into the company’s second fastest-growing business unit” Throughout his 14-year tenure at Amazon, Guddanti held leadership…

Kaizen Ad Joins Amazon’s Service Provider Network to Drive Video Ad Creative Excellence

Kaizen Ad, a global video ad creative leader, announced that it has joined the Amazon Service Provider Network as a provider specializing in video ad creative production. “Great video service! Followed brand direction & saw awesome results” “We’re excited to join Amazon’s Service Provider Network and drive mobile-first video ad creative excellence with businesses that sell on Amazon” said Kenji Sudo, Kaizen Ad’s founder and CEO. “As marketers shift their attention towards creative optimization, many still suffer from…

Teikametrics Appoints Srini Guddanti to Accelerate Growth in Amazon Advertising Ecosystem

Teikametrics, the Retail Optimization Platform (ROP) that helps brands and sellers accelerate profitable sales growth on Amazon, announced that it has hired Srini Guddanti, a veteran Amazon executive who helped grow the retail site’s digital advertising operations into a $10+ billion business, as its new chief product officer (CPO). Throughout his 14-year tenure at Amazon, Guddanti held leadership roles across every crucial function of the company’s ecommerce ecosystem, from retail finance, to Amazon Prime, to Fulfillment…

Amazon Announces Amazon Small Business Academy

Amazon Small Business Academy to help thousands of entrepreneurs gain digital strategy and brand building skills to make their ambitions reality, through free in-person seminar events and live webinars, as well as community college classes across the country Amazon announced a range of Amazon Small Business Academy programs to help small businesses harness the power of the internet to reach more customers, build their brand, and grow sales. The initiatives includes in-person seminars, community college courses, and…

Amazon Business and Business Prime Launch for Canada, Offering Customers Convenience, Selection and Value with Additional Benefits Tailored…

Amazon Business Brings the Shopping Experience Customers Enjoy on Amazon to Canadian Business Customers, from Sole Proprietors to Enterprises, with the Procurement Features Needed to Save Time and Money Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Can Thrive on Amazon Business, Instantly Reaching Business Customers Across Industries in Canada and Around the World Also Launching Today Is Business Prime for Amazon Business Customers Offering Tools to Analyze Purchasing Trends, Set Procurement Policies, and Simplify Business Delivery…

P&G, Amazon and WPP Vet Laurent Burman Drives DTC Success as New SoundCommerce CCO

Ecommerce and Digital Agency Exec to Lead Go-to-Market and Customer Success for VC-Backed Data Platform Provider Operations data platform provider SoundCommerce announced the appointment of CPG, ecommerce, and digital agency veteran Laurent Burman as the company's new Chief Commercial Officer responsible for the company's marketing, customer success, and new business development. Burman is a veteran consumer brand, SaaS software and digital commerce executive with tenure at Procter & Gamble; Amazon.com where he led…

Amazon to Overtake Walmart by 2022, Forecasts New Packaged Facts Report

Amazon Will Account for Almost Half of US Ecommerce Sales in 2022, but Walmart Will Continue to Find Success with Unrivaled In-Store Services Amazon is set to become the largest retailer in the United States. While Walmart is currently the largest retailer, its reign may end in 2022, at which time market research firm Packaged Facts forecasts that Amazon will surpass Walmart, based on the expectation that Amazon sales will continue to grow at a much faster rate. Packaged Facts made the prediction in the brand new…

Paymentus and Amazon Team up to Provide an Easier Way for Customers to Manage their Bills with Alexa

Alexa and Amazon Pay capabilities will be available to utility billers on the Paymentus Instant Payment Network Paymentus Corporation, a leader in customer engagement and bill payment technology, announced that billers on the Paymentus Instant Payment Network can soon offer customers a more intuitive way to interact with and manage utility bills via any Alexa-enabled device. With this announcement, customers of participating billers will soon be able to link their utility account to Alexa so they can simply ask for…

Amazon Consolidates its Tech Behemoth Title Raking $70B Sales; Promises One-Day Delivery for Prime Customers

Multi-technology provider and retain giant, Amazon has announced the Q3 2019 Sales figures. It stood at $70 billion, growing the net sales by 24%, compared with $56.6 billion in third-quarter 2018. Amazon dominates the Retail, Cloud, Data storage and Voice commerce segments in the tech industry. Recently, Amazon also announced the acquisition of eHealth startup- Health Navigator – all these augurs well for Amazon partners and stakeholders. One-Day Delivery on the Cards For Jeff Bezos, CEO and Founder of Amazon, the Sales…

How Well Does Amazon’s MarTech Understand Its Customers?

There is absolutely no doubt that Amazon is one of the most innovative and successful companies in modern history. Nearly 60% of all Americans have an Amazon Prime membership and, unsurprisingly, the retailer has the highest number of Online Sales in the country. Much of Amazon’s high Sales and Retention numbers can be attributed to the Marketing Technology they have in place. While Amazon has not revealed the actual statistics, it is estimated that around 35% of their revenue comes directly from data-driven Product…

UPS Sends Warning Shot to Amazon with its Newly Approved Drone Delivery Fleet, Says GlobalData

Mike Vousden, Automotive Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on this home delivery development: “This remarkable development heralds a new era of parcel logistics. It is a clear indicator of how UPS will provide coverage on critical ‘last mile’ of parcel delivery – the distance between the delivery van or local hub, and the front door of the intended recipient. “UPS is the largest package delivery company in the world, handling 5.2 billion deliveries in 2018, and already…

Gradient.io Launches First Tool to Measure Brand Health on Amazon

Gradient Score Delivers Competitive Insights to Enable Intelligent, Real-Time Action Gradient.io, an intelligent insights platform for Amazon, announced Gradient Score, the first tool to measure performance on the "Amazon Digital Shelf," allowing brands to see how they compare to their competitors. "For many brands, Amazon feels like a black box full of algorithms. They need to measure their performance, but they don't know exactly how or what to optimize for," said Founder & CEO Bobby Figueroa. "With Gradient…

Alexa and Amazon Echo Now Available in Brazil

Hundreds of Skills Available for Brazilian Customers, Including Show Do Milhão, Porta Dos Fundos, UOL Esporte, iFood, Leite Ninho, Cinemark, Uber, and More Brands Such as Bose, LG, Sony, JBL, Yamaha, Intelbras and Positivo Are Releasing Devices That Work with Alexa or Have Alexa Built-In Amazon announced that Alexa now speaks Brazilian Portuguese and is available for customers in Brazil. This new Alexa experience is built from the ground up for Brazil, and developers around the world are already creating skills and…

AWS Announces Amazon Web Services IQ

New Service Makes It Easier and Faster for Customers to Connect and Collaborate with AWS-Certified Third Party Experts Amazon Web Services Inc., an Amazon.com company, announced the general availability of AWS IQ, a new service that helps customers quickly find, engage, and do business with AWS-Certified third party experts for on-demand project work. AWS IQ offers the tools and workspace for more secure collaboration, streamlined project tracking, and integrated billing. To get started, customers simply log into AWS IQ…

Nielsen Connect Partner Network Welcomes Amazon Activation Platform CommerceIQand Wellness-Focused Data Company Spins

Nielsen announced an expansion of its Connect Partner Network. As the industry’s largest curated community of partners for consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers and retailers, Nielsen’s open ecosystem has sustained significant year-over-year growth, reflecting a roster increase of nearly 40% since August 2018. Showcasing the company’s strategic strength in e-commerce and wellness trends, Nielsen welcomes two new innovators in these spaces: Amazon automation and insights company CommerceIQ and wellness-focused data…

Bold Retail Offers A “Marketplace Makeover” To Amazon Vendors

Bold Retail, Inc. launched Marketplace Makeover, a new service built to help Amazon 1st party sellers effectively harness the power of Amazon's rapidly growing 3rd party eCommerce marketplace. "Today's fastest growing brands use Marketplace selling to win and, as a result, the Marketplace now represents the majority of Amazon's sales," according to Bold Retail CEO Allan Peretz. "We've helped companies of all sizes navigate how to win in this space – our new service combines everything we've learned into a streamlined,…

TIBCO Brings Integration and Advanced Analytics Solutions to Amazon Web Services

Latest Features for Connecting, Unifying, and Augmenting Intelligence Now Available to AWS Customers TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration, API management, and analytics, announced a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to connect and intelligently deploy more than 20 TIBCO products on AWS, with full 24/7 support. As an Advanced Technology Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN), TIBCO has achieved both AWS Machine Learning Competency and AWS Data and Analytics Competency status. TIBCO provides…

Amazon Is Moving Aggressively to Expand Alexa Beyond the Home, Says GlobalData

Following Amazon’s 2019 hardware launch event on Wednesday 25th September; Anisha Bhatia, Senior Technology Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view on Amazon’s expanding product range: “The buzzword at Amazon’s event was, predictably, Alexa. Amazon is moving aggressively to expand Alexa beyond the home, where the popular voice assistant has so far had the most impact. Amazon wants Alexa to become an integral part of its customers’ lives everywhere, within reach, including when they’re…

Amazon Introduces 8 New Echo Devices

There Are Now Even More Ways to Access Alexa at Home with the All-New Echo, Echo Flex, Echo Dot with Clock, and Echo Show 8 Amazon introduced an all-new line-up of Echo devices that give you even more ways to add Alexa to your daily life—whether at home or on-the-go. Amazon also announced new Alexa features, smart home experiences, developer tools, and devices and services from eero, Ring, and other Alexa device makers. New Echo devices include: All-new Echo: Featuring an updated fabric design and even better…