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Crowded Cloud Partners with Verasity to Upend the Media Industry with Blockchain

Crowded Cloud's Launch Means That Entertainment Professionals Could Dismantle Hollywood's Traditional Studio Decision Making Culture In a move that stands to take blockchain's impact on the entertainment industry to the next level, Crowded Cloud, a new platform to decentralize how TV and film projects are launched and funded, has partnered with video upstart Verasity. Hollywood studios rely heavily on a narrow circle of creative artists, filmmakers, producers and production houses. Exclusion from these cliques is…

Liferay Analytics Cloud Released to Gain Complete Insights into B2B Customer Journey  

Liferay DXP 7.1, Liferay Commerce and Liferay Analytics Cloud Help Business Users and Developers Deliver Insight-Driven Experiences to Acquire and Retain Customers Liferay, Inc., which makes software that helps companies create digital experiences on the web, mobile and connected devices, announced the release of Liferay Digital Experience Platform 7.1 (DXP) and new digital commerce and analytics offerings to bolster and improve the entire customer journey. The latest version of Liferay DXP, together with the new Liferay…

TechBytes with Nipul Chokshi, VP Marketing, Lattice Engines

Nipul Chokshi VP, Marketing, Lattice Engines A Martech RADAR 2018 company and a global leader in Marketing Analytics for B2B marketing, Lattice Engines, positions itself uniquely in the ever-growing ABM spectrum. The ABM with predictive intelligence provider has carved itself a niche by enabling B2B marketers to create predictive-based winning ABM campaigns and generate revenue that directly impacts marketing and sales programs. Nipul Chokshi, VP Marketing, Lattice Engines, untangled the various facets of the company's …

Excellent Performance Earns Sales Honors for DucMeta

Outstanding Q1 Results Garner Quarterly Sales Award for Toronto-Area Marketing Premier sales and marketing firm DucMeta, headquartered in the greater Toronto area, announced that its outstanding efforts during Q1 2018 on behalf of a leading Canadian media and telecommunications client have earned the firm a coveted sales award. The team at DucMeta continues in a tradition of excellence that has led to winning the Campaign Cup quarter after quarter in recent years. The Cup is a national sales honor given to the company…

Interview with Tuval Chomut, CEO, Clicktale

"Brands that want to truly stand out will need to optimize every touchpoint along the journey – and the only way to achieve that will be by thinking about the customer experience."Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to join Clicktale? As the CEO of Clicktale, it’s my role to lead by example, be a positive mentor, and ultimately to make the decisions needed to steer the company in the right direction. That doesn’t just mean following an existing roadmap, it means defining the map and changing…

Operative Launches “Premium at Scale” Initiative To Accelerate Path For Media Companies To Manage Multi-Channel Media

Sets In Motion Strategy to Enable Media Companies to More Easily Sell Premium Content Flexibly Across Screens & Channels Through a Interoperable Framework As premium content continues to differentiate its value to advertisers relative to other media options, buyers are increasingly wanting to simplify how they execute media campaigns across platforms with simplicity at scale. This means one buy, targeting any audience, executed across digital and linear, with one performance report. Through a technology initiative…

Harte Hanks Appoints Veteran Jack Griffin as New Independent Director to its Board

Former CEO of Time Inc. and Group President of Meredith Publishing Group, Jack Griffin Joins Harte Hanks Board of Directors Harte Hanks recently announced that it has appointed John H. “Jack” Griffin, Jr. to its Board of Directors, effective July 5, 2018, to fill the seat held by William F. Farley, whose resignation was previously announced and became effective upon Jack’s appointment. Jack is currently a Managing Director at Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips, a media advisory firm. His previous media and operational experience…

Nemont Uncovers New Revenue Opportunities with Calix Marketing Cloud Behavioral Analytics

Montana-based Telecommunications Cooperative Nemont Dramatically Improves Broadband Service Tier Upgrades and Managed Wi-Fi Campaign Results Calix Inc. announced Nemont Telephone Cooperative has been using Calix Marketing Cloud to focus and streamline its marketing campaign segmentation to generate new service revenues. A leading local exchange carrier (LEC), Nemont delivers broadband to over 14,000 square miles across the Northeastern part of Montana and into North Dakota, serving varied residential and business…

Susan Thomas Honored as Entrepreneur of the Year Winner in 2018 Women World Awards

Women World Awards Win Focuses on Susan Thomas’ Commitment to Company Leadership, Community-Building, and Team Development 10Fold CEO Susan Thomas has been announced as one of the winners of the prestigious Women World Awards in the Entrepreneur of the Year category. The coveted annual Women World Awards program encompasses the world’s best in leadership, innovation, organizational performance, new products and services, and milestones from every major industry in the world. The win comes just a few weeks after 10Fold was…

DISH delivers Hands-Free TV with the Google Assistant

DISH First Major Pay-TV Provider to Offer Compatibility with the Google Assistant - Available on Hopper, Hopper Duo, Joey and Wally Set-Top Boxes DISH debuted its new integration with the Google Assistant for a Hands-Free TV entertainment experience. DISH customers with a Hopper, Hopper Duo, Joey or Wally can control their TV using just their voice when paired with an Assistant device, like Google Home, Android phones or iPhones. DISH is the first pay-TV provider to offer direct compatibility with the Assistant.…

MailTime Messenger Reaches Over 7 Million Downloads, US Customers Love Messaging Over Emails

With over 7 Million Downloads, MailTime Messenger Continues to Blur the Line Between Messaging and Emailing MailTime announced that two major US carriers will preload the application onto several top Android phone lines in the US This will bring the MailTime app up to 1 million US users. Named one of the Apple App Store's Best of 2015, MailTime has hit over 7 million downloads since debuting in 2014. Compatible with any major email service, MailTime is now available for free on both App Store and Google Play.…

French Children’s Retailer ÏDKIDS COMMUNITY Chooses Oracle Retail Cloud to Make More Profitable Inventory Investments

Intuitive Planning Cloud Service Enables Retailer to Better Understand Consumer Behavior and Preferences across Brands and Store Locations Oracle announced that ÏDKIDS COMMUNITY has selected Oracle Retail Planning and Optimization Cloud Services to gain better understanding of their customers and their behaviors. ÏDKIDS COMMUNITY specializes in children garments and toys and operates retail brands including Okaidi, Jacadi, Obaibi and Oxybul through a network of over 1300 stores in 53 countries. Through the implementation…

IT Executives Balancing Tech Budgets Between Business Necessities and Innovation

2018 CIO Tech Poll: Economic Outlook Research Provides Insight into the Business Factors Impacting Tech Spending and Growth IDG’s CIO — the executive-level tech media brand providing insight into business technology leadership—released the 2018 CIO Tech Poll: Economic Outlook research highlighting tech spending patterns. This year’s survey of 240 heads of IT confirms that organizations are receptive to adopting new technologies and are continuing to expand their IT budgets. The average total annual tech budget is $121…

IMImobile Expands Digital Customer Engagement Strategy in North America

IMImobile Completes Acquisition of Impact Mobile  IMImobile PLC., a global cloud communications software and solutions provider, is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of Impact Mobile Inc., Canada's leading provider of end-to-end mobile engagement solutions from Dealnet Capital Corporation. Impact Mobile provides mobile customer engagement solutions to clients including operators, retailers, government agencies and major household brands across Canada and the United States. As mobile customer…

Kentico Positioned as Challenger in Ovum’s WEM Decision Matrix 2018-2019

Europe-based Study of Web Experience Management Looked at Company’s Premise- and Cloud-Based Offerings Kentico Software, a growing CMS vendor with offices in Europe, Asia Pacific, and North America, recently announced that it has improved its standing in the latest Ovum Web Experience Management (WEM) Decision Matrix to “Challenger”. The UK-based analyst firm based its rating on reviewing Kentico’s two major product lines — Kentico EMS and Kentico Cloud. The company continues to aggressively develop Kentico EMS...…

Pegasystems Appoints Christine Parker as Vice President and Industry Market Leader for Financial Services

Pegasystems Inc., the software company empowering customer engagement at the world's leading enterprises,  announced it has appointed Christine Parker as vice president and industry market leader of Pega's financial services business. With more than 20 years in the financial services industry, Ms. Parker will be instrumental in leading Pega's go-to-market strategy in one of its largest vertical markets. Ms. Parker's experience includes working with top banking and wealth management firms to implement business and…

Patrick Mackaronis, Brabble Founder, Announces New eCommerce Product *Star Tags

Brabble, a New York-based technology company, is pleased to announce that it is now able to enhance online sales and track customer data for companies through its new patented technology called Star Tags. "Star Tags is Brabble's most valuable feature and is something that the online marketplace has been demanding," says Brabble founder Patrick Mackaronis. "A Star Tag is a programmable link that can be embedded into any content posted online. These links can be placed inside social media networks, websites or eCommerce…

Instagram’s IGTV Competes With YouTube, Finds Takers in Influencers, Vloggers, As Well As Publishers

IGTV Allows Users To Generate Up To 60-Minute Long Videos, Allowing Content Providers To Up Their Video Content Popstar and actor Jaden Smith just released his five-track-long new album titled ‘Electric’ on IGTV! And we are now beginning to get a hang of this new platform by Instagram. Last month, Instagram announced that it has reached 1 billion users. The company also announced "a new app for watching long-form, vertical video," i.e. Instagram TV (IGTV). IGTV is available as an added feature in the app, as well as a…

Publishers Clearing House Names Andy Goldberg as Chairman and CEO

Goldberg Will Continue to Serve as President and CEO Publishers Clearing House (PCH), a leading interactive media company and a top destination for online free-to-play, chance-to-win entertainment, announced the appointment of Andy Goldberg as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Goldberg, who has been with the company for 35 years, will take over duties from longtime Chairman and former CEO Robin Smith, who will remain an active member of the board. Goldberg will continue to serve as President and CEO in addition to his…

RingCentral Selects Icertis to Enhance Contract Management Processes

Unified Communications Leader Calls on Icertis to Speed Time to Revenue Icertis, the leading provider of enterprise contract management in the cloud, announced that RingCentral, a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications and collaboration solutions, selected the Icertis Contract Management (ICM) platform to digitally transform its contract management processes. Through the ICM platform, RingCentral will enable their sales and procurement teams to scale more effectively in the fast-growing unified…