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SmartBug Media Receives Growth Investment from American Discovery Capital, Forming Strategic Partnership

Investment Reinforces HubSpot's Highest-Rated Agency Partner's Prominence as Market Leader and Sets Stage for Accelerated Growth SmartBug Media—a leading Intelligent Inbound® marketing agency that assists businesses in generating leads, increasing awareness, and building brand loyalty through inbound marketing, digital strategy, design, marketing automation, and public relations—today announced it has received a growth equity investment from American Discovery Capital (ADC), a private equity firm focused on investing in…

Signal AI Introduces the Next Generation of Artificial Intelligence With the Launch of AIQ

AIQ, the brain behind Signal AI’s media monitoring and market intelligence platform, will upgrade the organisation’s proprietary artificial intelligence Signal AI, one of the leading companies transforming how business leaders make sense of the world’s information, has announced the launch of AIQ, the next generation of AI technology powering their media monitoring and market intelligence platform. AIQ enhances the proprietary artificial intelligence underpinning Signal AI’s platform and heralds a step-change in the use…

Mediaops Offers Conference Disaster Plans Amid Growing Coronavirus Concerns

Virtual Event Capabilities Allow Event Organizers to Afford Attendees, Speakers and Sponsors a Near Identical Experience to In-Person Physical Events  Amid growing concerns over the spreading coronavirus, MediaOps, the leading global media platform for technical communities, is now offering a Conference Disaster Plan (CDP) aimed at providing conference organizers with a virtual event platform and capability that is nearly identical to the experience of an in-person physical event. MediaOps has produced more than 10…

Dentsu Aegis Network Acquires Media Storm to Elevate Merkle’s Multi-Channel Performance Media Services

Third acquisition of 2020 focuses on strategic vertical growth in the media, entertainment, and retail segments Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired Media Storm, one of the largest independent data-driven audience planning and targeting agencies from founders Craig Woerz and Tim Williams, as well as private equity firm TZP Group. The company will provide Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, with expanded capabilities across key verticals. Media Storm has deep roots in the media and…

Verizon Media Expands Global DOOH Leadership Position With New Opportunities

New deal with VIOOH brings JCDecaux digital out-of-home inventory into Verizon Media’s DSP Today, Verizon Media has partnered with digital out of home (OOH) marketplace, VIOOH. This deal provides Verizon Media’s demand-side platform (DSP) access, via VIOOH, to premium digital out of home inventory, including the digital assets of JCDecaux - the number one OOH advertising company worldwide.The adtech partnership will help the companies to solidify their respective leadership positions in the global media technology…

Amazon Generates Highest Return on Media Spend for Majority of Brands Selling on the Platform, Feedvisor Study Finds

Nearly Half of Brands Advertising on Amazon See at Least a 7x Return on Spend Feedvisor, the AI-powered optimization and intelligence platform for brands and large sellers on Amazon, unveiled its 2020 analysis on the dynamic relationships between brands and Amazon. The report, Brands and Amazon in the Age of E-Commerce, examines the goals, sentiments, and strategies of over 1,000 U.S. retail brand leaders, and outlines how they navigate and position themselves in an Amazon-led e-commerce landscape. The study found…

iHeartMedia Expands its Spanish-Language Podcast Offering

The iHeartPodcast Network serves Hispanic audiences with a slate of iHeartRadio Original Podcasts from Enrique Santos; and inks a multi-year development, co-production, distribution and sales partnership with reVOLVER Podcasts Audio Network iHeartMedia, the leading audio company in America and No. 1 commercial podcast publisher, announced two new efforts aimed at expanding the iHeartPodcast Network with more Spanish-language and Hispanic-focused offerings. With the increasing importance and size of the U.S. Hispanic…

CommerceIQ Triples Business in 2019, Expands Leadership Team To Drive Growth

Three of the Top-5 Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Companies Among Leading Brands Adopting CommerceIQ CommerceIQ, the leader in machine-based e-commerce, today announced robust year-over-year growth in its business after doubling the size of its customer base and achieving 300% growth in annual recurring revenue (ARR) in 2019. CommerceIQ’s customers account for more than $3B in annual Amazon sales and rely on the company’s machine learning and automation technology to power their Amazon business. Customers include name brands…

Eric Bosco Named Chief Product Officer At Nielsen Global Media

Nielsen Holdings plc announced that Eric Bosco will join the company as Chief Product Officer (CPO) for its Global Media division, effective Feb. 10, 2020. As head of Nielsen Global Media’s product organization, Bosco will spearhead product strategy and execution and will be responsible for every element of the division’s product framework with emphasis on designing and creating scalable products to serve Nielsen’s clients and the media industry. A central part of Bosco’s role will be shepherding a unified product…

Oasis Adds X1 Social Discovery, the Industry’s Leading Solution for Collecting Social Media and Web Data, to Its Diverse Suite of…

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) leader Oasis partners with X1 to provide clients a platform built to handle the growing need for the collection, review, and production of social media and internet data in a forensically sound manner Oasis announces its addition of X1 Social Discovery - an industry-leading solution that enables preservation, collection and analysis of web content and social media evidence. The latest addition to Oasis' suite of technology will provide partners with a valuable option for increasing social…

Horizon Media Launches New Company, Night Market, a Dedicated Data Intelligence Commerce Business

Horizon Media Hires AI Leader Randy Browning as President to Lead Night Market Horizon Media, a leader in driving business-based outcomes for marketers, announced that it has launched a new data intelligence company, Night Market. Night Market is designed to provide brands with unique insights into consumer purchase behaviour within the walled gardens of Amazon, Google and Facebook, thus giving brands unprecedented control of the consumer e-purchase journey. Night Market will be led by a leading AI and data intelligence…

ZypMedia Expands Product and Engineering Leadership Team

Names Tushar Patel as Senior Vice President, Engineering and Sridhar Guthula as Senior Vice President, Product Management ZypMedia, the programmatic OTT platform built for local advertisers to reach their audiences across all digital screens, strengthens its product and engineering team with the addition of Tushar Patel as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Engineering and Sridhar Guthula as SVP of Product Management. Both Patel and Guthula will report to Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder Ramandeep Ahuja. "ZypMedia's…

Wise Public Relations Taps Three-Time SURVIVOR Player Aubry Bracco as VP of Social Media & Digital Marketing

Proven Digital Content Producer And Creative Strategist to Lead Social Media And Marketing Practice Area For Fast-Growing Independent Marketing Agency Wise Public Relations, Inc., the integrated marketing agency, announced that three-time SURVIVOR player and digital content guru, Aubry Bracco, has been named Vice President, Social Media & Digital Marketing. In this role, Bracco will lead the agency’s growing social media and digital marketing division to deliver strategic brand content and community management,…

Digital 2020: Social Media Use Spans Almost Half Global Population

Social animals: Nearly half of the world’s population (3.8 billion people) now uses social media Hootsuite, the global leader in social media management and We Are Social, the socially-led creative agency have released Digital 2020, their latest annual report on social media and digital trends. The report presents data from every country around the world, with key findings including an ongoing gender gap in social media use, global growth in the use of voice interfaces, and concerns around personal data security.…

AspireIQ Meets Growing Demand for Pinterest Engagement With New Search Functionality

AspireiQ Empowers Brands to Combat Content Fatigue by Discovering Influencers and Running Campaigns on the Visual Discovery Engine AspireIQ, the leading influencer marketing platform for enterprise brands, released Pinterest Influencer Search, a solution that opens the door to brands focused on influencer marketing on Pinterest. Brands using this product can discover Pinterest influencers who align with their brand values, view Pinterest-specific engagement metrics, and engage those influencers in long-term relationships.…

Global Survey Reveals 85% of PR Practitioners Are Missing out on Effective PR Tools and Techniques

80% of PR Corporate Positioning for Senior Executives Globally Is Not Driven by Social Media Analytics Key areas where PR professionals can unlock a competitive advantage in 2020 have been highlighted in new research released. Leading social listening and analytics platform, Talkwalker, joined forces with global market research and data analytics firm, YouGov, to gather data from 3,700 marketing and communications professionals based in Europe, USA, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East to release new…

Comscore and REVOLT Media and TV Announce a Multi-Year Renewal for its Partnership for Digital Measurement

Partnership Will Advance Innovation Across Digital Measurement Platforms Comscore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media, and REVOLT Media and TV, a music-oriented digital cable content provider owned by Sean "Diddy" Combs, announced a multi-year renewal for the use of Comscore's Digital audience measurement for REVOLT's audience across desktop and mobile. The agreement continues a longstanding partnership between the two companies. REVOLT utilizes Comscore digital data to understand the size…

5WPR Survey Reveals Facebook is the Most Used Social Media Platform among American Millennials

5W Public Relations, one of the top 15 independently-owned PR agencies in the U.S., has determined that Facebook is the most used social media platform in the nation across all age groups, including Millennials. As part of 5WPR's 2020 Consumer Culture Report, the respondents were asked which social platform they check, post, comment or otherwise view daily. The results across all generations are as follows: Facebook 65%YouTube 39%Instagram 37%Twitter 32%Snapchat 22%Pinterest 21%Reddit 18%TikTok 13% When broken down…

TechTarget Priority Engine Email Alerts Help Sales Teams Take Immediate Action on the Best Opportunities in Their Territory

New alerts now make it even easier for reps to access TechTarget’s purchase intent insight to close more deals faster TechTarget, Inc., the global leader in B2B technology purchase intent data and services, announced the release of IT Deal Alert Priority Engine Email Alerts to help enterprise technology sales teams quickly identify and take action on the best opportunities in their territory. Priority Engine, a 2019 CODiE award winner for Best ABM and Best Sales & Marketing Intelligence Solution, is a SaaS-based…

MRI-Simmons and FourthWall Media® Partner to Provide Custom TV Audiences

MRI-Simmons Audience Segments Now Available as Reveal ™ Audiences for Targeting, Planning, and Analysis of TV Campaigns FourthWall Media, a leader in television analytics, and MRI-Simmons, the leading provider of insights on the American consumer, announced a unique partnership that allows marketers in the television ecosystem to incorporate trusted MRI-Simmons audiences in advanced TV campaigns.This dynamic audience solution will use FourthWall's Reveal™ analytics platform and Reveal Connect™, its secure household…