MightyHive Announces Agreement to Merge with S4 Capital

On December 4, 2018, MightyHive announced its agreement to merge with S4 Capital, with an anticipated closing date as soon as practicable. The official announcement London Stock Exchange UK regulatory disclosure can be found. MightyHive is proud to join forces with S4 Capital. The merger will enable MightyHive to meet rapidly growing demand from clients and expand the opportunities that MightyHive can help our clients unlock. We are particularly excited about the impact this news will have on the global brands and…

Does Your Website Really Need a Chatbot?

A chatbot is a piece of computer software developed for the purpose of conducting a conversation in a natural language with human users. Chatbots vary in complexity from simple programs that work like “choose your own adventure” books, to sophisticated systems driven by AI under the hood. There are two basic approaches to creating a chatbot. One of them is to program them from scratch in a language such as Python, possibly in conjunction with a bot development framework such as the Microsoft Bot Framework. The other is to…

Fireside Chat with Matthew Biboud-Lubeck

Matthew Biboud-Lubeck talks about his idea of  "Customer Engagement Strategy" and how much of it could change in the next 5 years Know My Team Tell us about your role at Amperity. My mission at Amperity is to help our existing and future customers maximize the value they derive from partnering with us. This takes shape in a few ways — directly on customer engagements, product design and roadmap, partnerships and training. The joy of spending my day within a relatively young software company is I get to work with an…

AnyClip Launches LuminousX to Build Interactive Contextual Content

Luminousx Is First-Of-Its-Kind Solution Enables Publishers to Respond to Duopoly by Transforming Any Web Page into an Endless, Interactive Contextual Content Feed AnyClip has announced the launch of LuminousX™. LuminousX  is the first end-to-end contextual video content, engagement, and monetization solution. LuminousX enables publishers to face the large technology platforms by enriching any website with an interactive feed of endless ultra-premium and automatically-matched editorial content. AnyClip has established…

SiteZeus® Strengthens Platform with Social Psychographic Data Pioneer Spatial.ai

SiteZeus® announced a new data partnership with Spatial.ai that uses the power of machine learning to unlock a treasure trove of Geosocial data to better understand consumers. This new data partnership represents the first psychographic partner and first social media data partner for SiteZeus. Spatial is a location data company that creates social based consumer segmentation profiles by using billions of geotagged conversations occurring on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Meetup and other social platforms. Specifically…

TechBytes with Amanda Myers, Director, Product Growth, Personify Corp

Amanda Myers Director, Product Growth at Personify Corp Online communities provide a tremendous advantage for organizations to bring their supporters, fans and followers together in a branded online destination. We spoke to Amanda Myers, Director of Product Growth at Personify Corp, to understand how they leverage the ‘Power of Community’ with Marketing Automation and Social Media tools.Tell us about your role at Personify and the team/technology you handle. I serve as Personify’s Director of Product Growth. As a…

Influencer Marketing Platform Buzzoole Announces US $8.9 Million in Series A Funding

Funding by Tamburi Investment Partners and Vertis SGR to Drive Next Phase of Growth for Leading International Influencer Marketing Platform Buzzoole, the leading influencer marketing platform and service in Europe, announced that it has secured $8.9 million in Series A funding in a round led by StarTIP (Tamburi Investment Partners – TIP) and "Vertis Venture 2 Scaleup". Existing investors R301, Brahma AG, Impulse VC and ScaleIT Ventures also participated in the round bringing the company's total funding to date to over US …

Datawords and Assist Partner to Accelerate the Internationalization of Automated Assistant Platforms

This Partnership Will Allow Datawords to Help Clients Integrate Messaging and Voice Marketing Tools to Their Digital Marketing Strategies Datawords, the global leader in e-multicultural technologies, and Assist, the automated assistant platform for messaging and voice, announced a strategic partnership to optimize the international rollout of automated assistant platforms to support brand marketing strategies. This newly signed partnership will allow Datawords to help current and future clients integrate messaging and…

Medallia Recognized in APAC as Top Ranked, in Both Current Offering and Strategy

Medallia Named a Leader in Customer Feedback Management by Independent Research Firm Medallia Experience Cloud, the Experience Management platform, has been named as a leader and recognized for its ability to 'drive improvements at scale' among top APAC customer feedback management providers by Forrester Research, a leading global research and advisory firm. The report, The Forrester Wave: Customer Feedback Management Platforms in Asia Pacific, Q4 2018 noted the following findings: Medallia received the highest…

The 15-Minute Social Media Makeover

“I haven’t got the time to become a social media mogul overnight!” You’ve set up a blog for your business, you’ve created an Instagram account, a Facebook page and a Twitter — that’s all the boxes ticked, it should only be a matter of time before you break the internet a la Kim K, right? Unfortunately, social media success does not come that easily. Sure, 8.3 million people (the equivalent of the entire population of London in 2015) have decided that they just weren’t getting enough exposure to felines IRL and,…

nFusz Files Patent Application for Its Unique In-Video Call-To-Action Technology for Mobile Devices

Adds Chad Thomas as Chief Technology Officer nFusz, Inc., a leader in business-focused interactive video, and the pioneer of Augmented Sales Intelligence software, announced it has filed a patent application for its unique interactive video technology, and also expanded its senior management team with the addition of new Chief Technology Officer, Chad Thomas. The patent application covers the use of in-video, clickable calls-to-action (“CTAs”) displayed on mobile devices, particularly, devices utilizing Apple’s IOS…

Native’s Three Key Problems: Scale, Engagement, Retention

There’s no denying the power of native advertising. According to a recent Collective Bias survey, a third of millennials have made purchases as a direct result of sponsored content. Another study shows that consumers will interact with native ads 53 percent more frequently than traditional display ads. Yet despite its benefits, the growth of native advertising has flattened. Here are the challenges that must be met for native advertising to reach its full potential: Native Isn’t Easily Scalable Scale has long been the…

5 Gold Stars to Mobile Video, China’s Best Ad Format

As digital ad growth plateaus in much of the world, there is one region — and one country in particular — that is still on a tear. China is booming, and not just a little. Digital ad spend leaped 27 percent this past year, reaching just over $50 billion. Within that, video is a growing presence. Video ad spend is projected to jump nearly 36 percent in the coming year; add in the lightning growth of mobile users in the country, and it’s no wonder that the fastest-growing medium in the country is mobile video (22 percent).…

Interview with Jerrid Grimm, Co-Founder, Pressboard

"User-generated content is amazing from an organic perspective, but when it comes to Marketing Content, using professional organizations with a level of quality reduces the risk without reducing the effect." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What made you start Pressboard? To take you way back, I fell in love with marketing when I was 10 years old. My favorite sitcom was a show called “Who’s the Boss” and the lead character, Angela Bower, was starting up her own ad agency. I thought it was amazing that…

Introducing TigerGraph Cloud: The Fastest and Most Complete Graph Database-As-A-Service for Everyone

The Simplest and Most Cost Effective Way to Run TigerGraph’s Distributed, High Performance Graph Database as a Service in the Cloud to Support AI and Machine Learning TigerGraph, the world’s fastest graph analytics platform for the enterprise, introduced TigerGraph Cloud, the simplest, most robust and cost effective way to run scalable graph analytics in the cloud. Users can easily get their TigerGraph service up and running, tapping into TigerGraph’s library of customizable graph algorithms to support key use cases…

20 Hot Brands on the Social Media Monitoring RADAR – Part I

MarTech Series Features 20 Brands That Are Helping Businesses Maintain Their Social Media Footprint Brands are getting keener to know what is being spoken about their products and services on the World Wide Web. We are talking about a global platform (the internet in entirety) and fragmented enterprise data scattered across multiple channels! Further, brands would ideally like this data to be collated to harbor rich insights and assess their brand’s value on a macro level. Impossible, right? Not anymore. Thanks to…

Interview with Thomas Owadenko, President and Founder, Octoly

"The most impactful disruption will probably come from brands taking even more advantage of the relationship influencers have with consumers to reinvent the entire value chain."Tell us about your role and journey into technology. How did you arrive at Octoly? I’ve spent nearly my entire career in and around video in some capacity — even before YouTube launched — so when I founded Octoly formally in 2015, it was a natural next step for me. I watched the rise of early YouTubers such as Michelle Phan and knew I wanted to…

Interview with Scott Ferber, Chief Innovation Officer, Amobee

"I would caution that AI isn’t a cure-all solution — it must be backed up by strong products and strong people building those products."Tell us about your role and journey into technology. My journey into technology began at a very young age. I grew up in a house that appreciated technology; it’s hard to believe since this was the 80s, but my brother was a domain master when he was 8 years old! We were always talking about ways that technology would change the world, so even back then, I understood its importance and knew…

‘Tis the Season to Be Personal

It may feel like we have only just said goodbye to summer, but for marketers, we’re already counting down to Christmas (less than 100 sleeps to go)!  Not only is it the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ but for brands and marketers, it’s also the most competitive. While most marketers will have already written their strategy list, for those needing to get a ‘jolly’ good move on, there is still time. Last year, the average consumer spent an eye-watering average of £821.25 on gifts over the festive period, and £4.6bn was…

20 CMOs to Follow on Twitter

MarTech Series Is Jotting down 20 Chief Marketing Officers That Leverage Twitter to Talk About a Variety of Topics And, of Course, Promote Their Brand Being a CMO is a tough job! As business atmosphere rapidly changes all over the world, its the CMO who needs to be on the toes, all the time and adapt continuously. This compels the CMO to develop certain qualities that help deliver on business expectations. So, what are these qualities? We recently did a piece on must-have qualities for the twenty-first century CMO.…