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LiiV Acquires Telmar to Bring Creative Intelligence to Life

Parent Company of Visual Content Leader Splashlight Adds Data-Driven, Intelligent Media Insights to Expand Offering of Sophisticated Marketing Tools LiiV, the parent company formed by the owners of Splashlight, announced it has acquired Telmar, the intelligent media insights company, with a 51-year track record and 25,000 users internationally. The combination of Splashlight and Telmar will bring to market the new discipline of creative intelligence, which is a breakthrough way to gather data about creative campaigns…

Tru Optik to Launch Free Privacy.TV Solution to Solve for Lack of Consumer Privacy Coordination Across Connected TV Advertising

Privacy.TV to Usher in New Era of Accountability, Transparency and Privacy Compliance Across Advanced TV Advertising Tru Optik, the most widely used audience intelligence and data-management platform (DMP) across Connected TV (CTV), announced plans to power a free privacy compliance solution for CTV and Advanced Media called Privacy.TV. The solution will roll out in Q4 2019 in beta and become commercially available in 2020, offering OTT consumer opt-out and data transparency capabilities for publishers, adtech platforms,…

Esprit Selects Salesforce to Enhance its Digital Strategy for Retailers and Consumers

International fashion brand to create connected, intelligent and personalized shopping experiences powered by Salesforce Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, announced that international fashion brand Esprit has selected Salesforce to enhance its digital strategy for retailers and consumers. The company is bringing its ecommerce and marketing on a single platform, powered by artificial intelligence (AI), to transform shopping journeys and deliver connected, intelligent and personalized shopping experiences. Marketing…

The Future of Artificial Intelligence Is Job Augmentation, Not Elimination

One of the hottest trends in technology is Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the market is set to generate $70 billion by next year. While AI is poised to transform countless industries around the globe, it has already started to generate a lot of fear from the humans who will be living and working alongside the machines. Titles like “AI overlords” and “AI hiring managers” have everyone on edge. Despite the hype, hysteria, and fears surrounding AI, automated robots are not set to bring our sci-fi-fueled nightmares to life…

The Future of Business Intelligence: Invisible Analytics and Embedded Insights

The best analytics are invisible. Now, there’s a whole industry devoted to creating compelling visualizations meant to take complex, dynamically unfolding events and making them instantly comprehensible and insightful. These visualizations are beautiful but, alas, they represent a creative workaround for technology’s inability to deliver what we really want - an answer, right when we need it. Analytical dashboards are designed to get you the answers to your pressing questions as fast as possible. No matter how well…

IPG Launches Kinesso, a Marketing Intelligence Engine Powered by Acxiom

New MarTech Company Offers Clients Highly Accountable Data-driven Products for Precision Marketing Interpublic Group announced the formation of Kinesso, a new company focused on creating applications that help marketers amplify the impact of traditional and addressable media through the better use of data. Kinesso will do so by creating new software and products that deliver data trust and security tools, data-driven campaign optimization, and precision audiences. Kinesso will be comprised of Cadreon, IPG’s addressable…

How to Succeed in Marketing to the Connected Consumer

From demographic to social and transactional, Connected Consumers are happy to offer personal data in exchange for a more personal service and experience. Relationships between brands and consumers have changed. The way we consume products, services – and even marketing messages – is not the same as it once was. The proliferation of smartphones and tablets, along with the rise in value of the subscription economy is leading this change. Consumers are now hyper-connected in ways that never existed before. Digital…

InsightSquared Acquires Olono, Answers Revenue Teams’ Call for Real-time Actionable Intelligence

Combination of Leading Revenue Intelligence Solution with Activity Data Capture and Next Best Action Sales Engine Offers Industry’s Most Complete Platform to Drive Predictable Growth InsightSquared, the leading provider of revenue intelligence solutions, has acquired Olono, a leader in sales activity management. The acquisition solidifies InsightSquared’s position as the vendor of choice for revenue operations professionals who want to equip go-to-market teams with a suite of integrated tools to help businesses make…

PlaceIQ Partners With Media Horizons And Colangelo To Help Filippo Berio Brands Reach Walmart Consumers

4X+ Open Lift in Visitation Over The Open Control Group PlaceIQ, the company building a new model of consumer behavior with location data and insights, announced results of a partnership with response marketing agency Media Horizons and brand behaviorists Colangelo which successfully helped CPG client Filippo Berio deliver highly targeted ads to visitors of select Walmart locations that carry Filippo Berio products, effectively minimizing waste and delivering a 4.09x lift over the control group. A combination of PlaceIQ…

AccuWeather Reveals How Weather Info Dictates Consumer Behavior

To enable brands and advertisers with targeted advertising opportunities, AccuWeather announced the launch of AccuWeatherIQ™. What happens to the shopping experience when it rains or snows in the US? Would a flood-like situation impact online grocery sales on weekly sales in India? What would it look like for advertisers who invested millions on targeted advertising campaigns to suddenly realize it’s going to lose because of a typhoon or a hurricane? How is the consumer behavior related to weather information, and how…

Cloudian Launches EDGEMATRIX Subsidiary for Artificial Intelligence Processing at the Edge

New Company Will Build on Cloudian’s Innovation With $9 Million in Series A Funding Cloudian announced the creation of EDGEMATRIX, a majority-owned subsidiary led by Hiroshi Ohta, Cloudian co-founder. The new company will provide solutions for Artificial Intelligence (AI) processing of large-scale data sets at the edge, building on the innovation and momentum Cloudian has demonstrated in the Japanese AI market. EDGEMATRIX has raised $9 million in Series A funding from strategic investors NTT DOCOMO, INC., SHIMIZU…

IRI and PlaceIQ Enter Next Phase of Alliance to Deliver Unparalleled Insight Into Consumer Path to Purchase

Solution Now Provides PlaceIQ’s Enhanced Location Intelligence into IRI’s Liquid Data Platform IRI, a global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and media companies, and PlaceIQ, the company building a new model of consumer behavior with location data, announced the release of PlaceIQ’s anonymous foot traffic data within IRI’s unparalleled loyalty card and point-of-sale data assets. Integrating these two best-in-class data sets on the industry-leading IRI Liquid Data platform allows brands…

Blis Launches New Research Series on Global Consumer Behaviour, Drawing on Data from More Than 2.5 Million Consumers in 133,000 Locations

Report is first in research series that will form the cornerstone of Blis’ evolution to delivering  real-world intelligence that provides real, actionable insights for businesses to deeply understand their customers Blis, the global leader in real-world intelligence, launched the first of its quarterly insights series, ‘Real-world intelligence: how the world eats’. The series, powered by the Blis Smart Platform, examines the patterns of behaviour from over 2.5 million consumers in 133,000 locations globally. The ‘How the…

Nielsen and AI4ALL Announce Collaboration to Expand Diversity and Impact Through Artificial Intelligence

Nielsen announced it has signed on as a sponsor for AI4ALL, a nonprofit focused on opening doors to artificial intelligence for underrepresented talent through education and mentorship. "I have admired the work of AI4ALL since it started, and I am very proud for Nielsen to join this movement," said David Kenny, CEO and Chief Diversity Officer, Nielsen. "Nielsen data is increasingly turned into AI-enabled decisions for our media, retail and consumer goods clients. It is essential that both the data and models reflect…

IDology Announces the Addition of Powerful Address Intelligence Data to Its Flagship Identity Verification Platform, ExpectID

Precision Address Certification from Loqate, a GBG Solution, Accelerates Identity Trust, Cuts Costs and Drives Operational Efficiency IDology, a GBG company, announced that ExpectID, the industry's leading identity verification and anti-fraud platform, will integrate leading-class address verification intelligence from Loqate, the premier provider of global address verification and geocoding technology. Bringing together Loqate's high-quality address verification data with ExpectID will give customers the improved ability…

VSE and Bidgely Pioneer Artificial Intelligence Solutions for Slovakian Customers

97 Percent of Customers Want the AI-Powered Services to Continue, Found It Useful Bidgely and Slovakia’s leading utility Východoslovenská energetika a.s. (VSE) have introduced an AI-powered customer engagement and energy efficiency offering that delivers a simplified and more transparent energy experience to VSE customers. The comprehensive UtilityAI services delivered through email, web, VSE call center and field energy advisors are creating new value from customers’ recently-installed smart meters and helping to ensure…

As the Holiday Shopping Season Extends, Convenience Drives Consumer Purchasing

43 Percent of Consumers Plan to Kick off Holiday Shopping Before Black Friday, over Half Want It to Be More Convenient. Bazaarvoice, Inc., the provider of product reviews and user-generated content (UGC) solutions, announced the results of its newest global study, exploring the holiday shopping habits of consumers in the United States and Europe during the busiest retail season of the year. As the holiday shopping season continues to evolve with the prominence of online shopping, the emergence of new shopping events, and…

Kezzler Announces Industry’s First Grass-to-Glass Traceability & Consumer Engagement for Infant Formula Brand, FRISO

Kezzler Enables FrieslandCampina to Reinforce Transparency and Build Trust with Chinese Consumers  Kezzler was selected by one of the world's largest dairy companies, FrieslandCampina, to provide global traceability services for their top infant formula brand, FRISO. Industry-first and only smart packaging solution TrackEasy, was launched in Hong Kong during August and is currently being rolled out in mainland China. The project involves the application of unique, secure and…

Mitsubishi Motors Extends “Small Batch” Marketing Initiative With Innovative Consumer Brand Experience Pilot

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA), the fastest-growing Asian brand in the U.S. for the second consecutive year*, announced an expansion of its "Small Batch" marketing effort with a new direct-to-consumer test-drive pilot program called the Small Batch Drive Experience. Powered by BirdDog, the first-of-its-kind tour combines the power of experiential marketing with advanced targeting technology to deliver a relevant, convenient and curated brand experience for consumers.…

Experian Makes Strategic Investment In PlaceIQ’s Location Intelligence Products and Capabilities

PlaceIQ's Location Intelligence Products and Capabilities Become Complementary Elements for Key Initiatives Across Experian's Marketing Division PlaceIQ, the company building a new model of consumer behavior with location data, announced a comprehensive strategic partnership with Experian, which includes a financial investment from the global information services company. This investment represents a growth round of financing for PlaceIQ, enabling the company to continue its strong forward market momentum by scaling its…