Nimble, PieSync Announce Contact Unification and Social Enrichment SaaS Apps

Nimble's Signature Social Business Profiles, Contact Discovery Engine and Smart Segmentation Enhance the Value of 90 SaaS Applications Nimble, the leading social sales and marketing contact relationship platform, today announced in-the-box integration with PieSync. The B2B cloud integration platform extends Nimble’s social business profiles, contact data discovery engine, and smart segmentation to more than 90 SaaS applications, including G Suite, MailChimp, Hubspot, Salesforce, and Quickbooks. Based on the premise…

Interview with James Gilbert, Head of Marketing, APAC, Hubspot

"One advantage we had while building our CRM was that we were able to look at what other CRMs had done before. What worked, what didn’t, and designs we thought would be effective and enjoyable for the end user." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role at HubSpot and how you got here? I head the APAC marketing team. We’re split between an office in Sydney and one in Singapore. HubSpot is reasonably new to the region - we opened up the Sydney office about 3 years ago. It’s a really exciting time in…

Interview with Bill Magnuson, Co-founder & CEO of Braze (Previously Appboy)

"Brands should be listening closely to consumers in order to better understand how people are interacting with them and to better interpret behaviors and preferences associated with each user." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to start a lifecycle engagement platform? I am the CEO and co-founder of Braze (recently renamed from Appboy). In 2011, Jon Hyman, fellow Appboy cofounder, and I won the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in NYC, cementing a relationship that…

Interview with Javier de la Torre, CEO, CARTO

"Location intelligence technology needs to be more accessible and closer to the specific areas of expertise professionals understand already." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role at CARTO and how you got here? What inspired you to start a location data intelligence company? I am the Founder and CEO at CARTO. While I do a bit of everything, I particularly focus on the long term strategy for the company and staying close to our customers, ensuring we are understanding market needs that drive the future of…

Interview with Gregg Johnson, CEO, Invoca

"Once marketers include offline data in their attribution they can get the full picture of how search is performing to better optimize their search marketing." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be part of a MarTech company? In 2016, I joined Invoca as CEO. After working in product management for over nine years at Salesforce, a company that disrupted the enterprise software industry, I wanted the opportunity to join a smaller company and try to have a similar…

Interview with Jesse Moeinifar, CEO, Viafoura

"When it comes to audience development, prioritizing engagement opportunities is critical to any strategy, but efforts should be focused on the value brought to your audience." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to conceive an Audience Development Platform? As founder of Viafoura, I developed the concept for an audience development platform that embraces engagement as a means of building, growing and discovering your audience, and I also set the strategic direction…

Interview with Jim Kaskade, CEO, Janrain

"Brand marketers pay a lot of money to drive unique visitors to their digital properties, only to see more than 95 percent of them go away and 5 percent or less register. Then of those 5 percent registered, less than 15 percent remain active." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to join a Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) company? I was on a hike with John Kim, managing partner at HighBar Partners, just before New Year’s 2015. John was very excited as…

Bigtincan Unveils Bigtincan Hub, a Unified AI-Driven Sales Enablement Automation Platform, at SD Summit Europe

Bigtincan Extends Market Leadership by Unifying AI-based Sales, Marketing and Learning in New Sales Enablement Automation Platform Release  Bigtincan, the leader in mobile AI-powered sales enablement, has announced a major release of Bigtincan Hub, its Sales Enablement Automation Platform, empowering sales, marketing and service teams to work smarter and faster. With new AI-driven features, and automation that supports each phase of the sales and marketing lifecycle, Bigtincan Hub delivers a better customer experience,…

Interview with Shira Abel, CEO and Lead Strategist, Hunter & Bard

"Every significant piece of content should be repurposed in multiple ways to get the most bang for your buck. A good way of thinking about any large asset piece is to create a content waterfall." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here. (What inspired you to be part of a technology innovation company?) I’m the Advising CMO at Folloze and also CEO of Hunter&Bard. I spend my time strategizing on the best ways to promote and grow awareness for Folloze in enterprise Account Based…

Interview with Dave Gullo, Co-Founder and CTO, VideoAmp

"Existing viewability metrics are a reaction to an industry that got too cozy with low quality and often fraudulent traffic sources. In the next two years, more Video will be bought directly, using automation and data." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to start a video advertising technology innovation company? I am the technical co-founder at VideoAmp. VideoAmp Co-Founder and CEO Ross McCray was originally my client at my past company, which was doing high-level…

Interview with Ray Kingman, CEO and Founder, Semcasting

"The challenge of current digital attribution solutions is that they are built on datasets that force marketers to forecast a conclusion from a relatively small sample of data." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to start a technology innovation company? We started Semcasting in 2009 to improve the fundamental quality and depth of data available to marketers for online and offline audience targeting.  Much of the data available then, and even now, is based on old…

Interview with Elle Woulfe, VP of Marketing at LookBookHQ

"AI is like any other innovation; it’s not a panacea for poor or neglected processes, nor it is a solution for everything." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? (What inspired you to be a part of a content management company?) I’m the VP of Marketing at LookBookHQ and my background is in demand generation. In my heart, I’m a big marketing nerd and I really love working in marketing tech because it allows me to stay really close to the problems we’re solving for our customers first…

Sigstr Secures $5 Million Series A Funding to Build Next-Gen Marketing Platform

Hyde Park Venture Partners And Battery Ventures Invest In Sigstr To Fuel Hiring, Product Innovation And Sales Growth Sigstr, a leading cloud platform for employee email personalization, announced that it has secured $5 million in Series A funding. The round, which will be used to fuel product innovation and hiring, was led by Hyde Park Venture Partners and included participation from Battery Ventures, HubSpot, Grand Ventures and High Alpha Capital. The Series A funding will allow Sigstr to grow its product, sales and…

Interview with Oliver Roup, Founder and CEO, VigLink

"Affiliate marketing is just starting to make the leap from hard-coded links to a render-time decision, and the ability to utilize data to drive performance is going to have a huge impact." On Affiliate Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role at VigLink and how you got here? (What inspired you to start an affiliate marketing company) Oliver: I was looking for a business to start and became interested in affiliate marketing, but after logging into an affiliate marketing platform, the process as it…

Interview with Bastiaan Janmaat, CEO and Co-Founder, DataFox

"We set out to use Artificial Intelligence to help people make better decisions for their business."On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a bit about your role at DataFox and how you got here? (What inspired you to co-found DataFox?) I’m the CEO and Co-Founder of DataFox. My three co-founders and I were inspired to build DataFox four years ago. We saw first-hand how the explosion of information available to people working in sales, marketing, and investing jobs was making it difficult to be productive at work. We set out…

The Three Best Prospecting/List Building And Automation Tools

Aside from the message itself, cold email campaigns live or die by the prospect list. If you aren’t reaching out to the right type of people you might as well just pack it up and go home. Building a prospect list isn’t as simple as finding a bunch of email addresses and sending them emails. It takes quite a bit of patience and research to find the lead most likely to respond to what you’re selling. Here are 3 of the best tools on the market to build a prospect list and deliver them the perfect campaign. ProsperWorks…

Interview with Doug Bewsher, CEO at Leadspace

"I think that the change in user interactions is going to fundamentally change our way of interacting with one another."On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a bit about your role at Leadspace and how you got here. After holding the position of CMO at many companies, including Salesforce.com and Skype, I am now CEO at Leadspace - helping marketers be more effective, in contrast to being one myself! Having lived and breathed B2B Marketing for so long, and seeing how people actually use Sales and Marketing Automation,…

Interview with Gareth Davies, Founder & CEO at Adbrain

"AI has the power to create immense value out of both structured and dark data but the biggest beneficiaries will be people."On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role Adbrain and how you got here? I’m the founder and CEO of Adbrain, a company specializing in AI for identity. I founded Adbrain with the core belief that companies that truly understand their cross-device customers can create a strategic advantage out of customer data, with positive consumer and societal impact as a result. I was…

“Social media is a database that can help marketers understand their target audience”

"Social media networks are databases of user-generated content that can help marketers understand their target audience."On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role at Socedo and how you got here. I am the co-founder and CEO of Socedo. At Socedo, our mission is to help B2B marketers better engage and communicate with their audiences by leveraging intent data from the social web. I’ve been in the social media marketing space for 10 years. My journey as an entrepreneur started out when I was a…

Match Rate Challenge: What Every Marketer Should Know

Match rates have been one of the hot topics in the ad tech world for some time now and still comes up frequently in conversations with digital marketers. The topic continues to perplex because match rates are a widely misunderstood metric that are not entirely useful on their own. In some ways, this is understandable. Match rates are an easily digestible metric by which a marketer can determine how well two distinct systems overlap with data, be it a DMP, a DSP, or an identity resolution service. It’s not dissimilar to…