New Benchmark Report Confirms the Power of Localized Social Marketing in Franchise Brand Growth

Top franchise brands that are succeeding in localized social marketing grow three times faster than competitors Local Search Association (LSA) and SOCi, launched the first-ever Localized Social Marketing Benchmark Report (LSM Benchmark Report). The collaborative research was designed to help marketers understand the impact of localized social marketing (LSM) to their respective businesses while providing good examples of what effective LSM looks like to help set a benchmark of success for practicing marketers. The…

Agency Veteran Joao Machado Joins as Sabio’s SVP of Product Marketing

Sabio, the media and technology company behind App Science, a proprietary machine learning platform that pairs observations of consumer behavior to corresponding data to inform marketing decisions, announced today the appointment of Joao Machado to the position of SVP of Product Marketing. In this newly created position, Machado will be responsible for developing compelling go-to-market initiatives and sales enablement programs and productizing Sabio's solutions. He will report directly to Sabio's CEO, Aziz Rahim.…

MarTech Interview with Chris Roebuck, CEO and Founder, Clicktivated

"It is essential to create robust knowledge bases that drive operational efficiencies, scalability and growth that can be automated through AI." Tell us about your role and journey into Marketing Technology. What inspired you to be part of Clicktivated?  Marketing has been a part of my DNA for years. After college, where I received my degree in Advertising, I started my professional career working for an agency in Detroit. After a few years of identifying countless opportunities for improvement within the marking space, I…

Gartner Reveals Three Key Strategies for Marketers to Uncover Target Audiences

Experts Discuss the Growing Challenges of Audience Segmentation and Advertising Strategy at Gartner Marketing Symposium/Xpo, Taking Place April 29-May 1, in San Diego While marketers today are faced with ever-growing challenges when it comes to uncovering and targeting key audiences, Gartner, Inc. has identified three strategies for marketers to better identify and engage their target audiences. Gartner analyst Eric Schmitt explains the growing challenges of audience segmentation and advertising strategy at Gartner…

TechBytes with Mykolas Rambus, General Manager at Equifax

Tell us about your role at Equifax and the team/technology that you handle? The group I look after at Equifax is data-driven marketing, which is a combination of capabilities that Equifax has had for many years. One capability is our credit marketing services business. Let's say you receive a credit card, home or auto financing offer in the mail or by email. You would know that as credit marketing. We also acquired a business in 2009 called IXI, which operates the IXI Network, a wealth data exchange of anonymized…

Comscore Expands Partnership with Lockwood Broadcast Group to Exclusive Measurement Deal

New Long-Term Agreement Adds Four Newly-Acquired Lockwood Stations to Comscore Partnership, and Renews a Fifth Comscore, a trusted currency for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, and Lockwood Broadcast Group, a local broadcast television company based in Hampton Roads, Va., announced a long-term agreement for Comscore to exclusively provide measurement services to their television stations in Knoxville, Tenn., Wichita, Kan., Augusta, Ga., Dothan, Ala., Panama City, Fla. and Sherman-Ada-Ardmore,…

TechBytes with Audelia Boker, Global VP Marketing at Glassbox Digital

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Glassbox Digital. As Global VP Marketing, I’m in charge of all the strategic, marketing and communications initiatives at Glassbox Digital. My team works very closely with key internal departments such as research and development, product, sales and customer success, as well as with external stakeholders such as media, analysts, partners and customers. Glassbox Digital offers customer experience analytics solutions that don’t just tell you what a customer is…

TechBytes with Roland Gossage, CEO, GroupBy

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at GroupBy. At GroupBy Inc., I work with a highly motivated team of technology minds to transform the way retailers interact with their consumers online through data-driven commerce, media and knowledge management software solutions. We are a company rooted in doing things differently – removing the technology burden from retailers, developing best-in-breed solutions across the entire consumer journey and creating a new engagement model between retailers and their…

PDI Launches PDI Marketing Cloud Solutions to Broadly Serve Needs of Convenience Retailers and Petroleum Wholesalers

PDI, a leading global provider of enterprise software solutions to the convenience retail, petroleum wholesale and logistics industries, announces PDI Marketing Cloud Solutions, adding world-class marketing and loyalty capabilities to PDI’s leading ERP, Logistics and Fuel Pricing portfolio. Customers gain a complete, end-to-end solution that combines the secure and scalable PDI Marketing Cloud Platform with the industry knowledge and first-hand expertise of PDI’s growth strategy is to deliver holistic software solutions…

6 Hot Retail Trends for 2019

Nowadays, consumers expect to access and buy products and services at anytime and anywhere. They switch easily from smartphone to tablet to desktop multiple times in a day, engaging with brands through emails, social media, online chat and customer service. Staying up on consumer behaviors and current trends is a must for today’s marketer. Here are six trends you should know about to help you develop and evolve a winning strategy: Subscription Model A 2016 Hitwise Retail 500 study reported that visits to subscription…

MarTech Interview with Akhilesh Tiwari, VP and Global Head, Enterprise Application Services, Tata Consultancy Services

"For enterprises looking to drive rapid growth, there’s only one answer — enterprise-wide commitment, investment, and focus on digital transformation journeys." Tell us about your role and journey into Enterprise Technology. What inspired you to be part of Tata Consultancy Services? In my current role, I work closely with a team of business consultants and technology experts who help clients set up and build on their foundation of enterprise applications to become agile enterprises, poised for growth and innovation. We…

Demand Gen Demands Data Visualization, Interactivity, and Storytelling

If I told you marketing departments were projected to spend loads of money in 2019, you wouldn’t be surprised. It’s true: Spending is what marketing departments do; it’s what marketing departments have always done. But this year, the allocation looks a lot different than what most of us are used to — and for humble demand gen professionals like me, it’s a very exciting time. According to the 2019 Demand Generation Benchmark Survey Report, marketing spend is going to shift to demand gen initiatives in a big way. Close to…

Experian Ascend Technology Platform Helps Businesses Deliver Faster, More Informed Decisions

Financial Leader Onemain Financial Reduced Development Time by Seventy-Five Percent and Calls Experian Ascend a "Game Changer" Today's successful businesses rely on the latest market intelligence and the most up-to-date consumer insights. Since launching less than eighteen months ago, the Experian Ascend Technology Platform has been helping businesses, including 15 of the world's top financial institutions, stay ahead of rapidly changing consumer behaviors by leveraging the power of data, artificial intelligence and…

TechBytes with Georgie Charlish, Managing Director, AUNZ, Adstream

Tell us about your role at Adstream and the team/technology that you handle. I have been working at Adstream for over 10 years, most recently leading the Australia and New Zealand business. Adstream is in the marketing and advertising business, helping brands and agencies manage and deliver content quickly and efficiently. We help them track, control, distribute, collaborate and report on their content, daily. What is the overall state of AdTech in the advertising Industry? AdTech is in a constant state of innovation…

SITO Mobile Launches New Performance Guarantee

New Offering Empowers Marketers to Execute Media Buys Based on Business Results SITO Mobile, Ltd. the Consumer Behavior and Location Sciences company, announced the introduction of the SITO Performance Guarantee. This new assurance provides marketers with a risk-free offering to leverage SITO’s superior location data, ad serving technology and managed services to execute media buys based on quantifiable performance metrics that go beyond impression-based CPM. With the new assurance guarantee, SITO will develop, plan and…

TechBytes with Daniel Dawson, CCTO, Grand Visual

Tell us about your role at Grand Visual and the team/technology you handle. I head up all creative technology projects at Grand Visual and I am lucky to have a diverse team with a broad spectrum of creative, technical and coding backgrounds to work with. Besides working on our own AdTech platforms and systems, we also explore, implement, and hone a whole range of innovative engagement techniques such as Augmented Reality, Touch & Gesture, Face Tracking, Video, and Mobile to drive interactions. Engaging stories…

Shifting Trends for B2B and B2C Marketers: A Look Forward

Marketing is constantly changing as the underlying technology for many key marketing functions is innovating and enabling new insights and achievements for global marketers. Although change does not happen overnight, we still expect to see massive shifts in marketing technology in 2019 on both the B2B and B2C sides. This is in part driven by the increasing need to target key companies, accounts and targets with buying power in efficient, effective and measurable ways — increasing revenue for companies, while decreasing cost.…

Prediction Series 2019: Interview with Jennifer Toton, VP of Marketing, Rollworks

What is your vision of the Marketing Technology landscape for 2019? Marketing is constantly changing as the underlying technology for many key marketing functions is innovating and enabling new insights and achievements for global marketers. Although change does not happen overnight, we still expect to see massive shifts in Marketing Technology in 2019 on both the B2B and B2C sides. This is in part driven by the increasing need to target key companies, accounts and targets with buying power in efficient, effective and…

Viamedia Expands Currency Relationship with Comscore

Comscore Will Be the Exclusive Currency in 72 of 73 Viamedia Markets Viamedia, the leading local cross-media advertising company, announced that Comscore, a trusted currency for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, will be the exclusive TV currency in 72 of its 73 Viamedia’s markets. “We have a long history of partnering with Comscore and are consistently impressed with the stability and granularity of their TV currency,” said Mark Lieberman, president & CEO at Viamedia. “It is an easy…

Comscore Expands Partnership with NBC and Telemundo Owned Stations to Full Group Deal

New Agreement Brings Comscore’s Linear TV and Local Mobile and Desktop Insights, as Well as Its Political, Automotive and Consumer Targeting Segments to All Nbc and Telemundo Owned Stations Comscore, a trusted currency for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, and NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations (NBC and Telemundo owned stations), a division of NBCUniversal that includes 40 television stations, announced they have formed a multi-year partnership. Effective immediately, all NBC and Telemundo…