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Zaius Scoops $30 Million in Series B to Further Develop B2C Marketing Tech Ecosystem

Latest Investment Comes as B2C CRM from Zaius Replaces Siloed, Legacy B2C Marketing Technology Zaius, a leading CRM built for B2C marketers, announced that it has raised $30 million in a Series B investment round led by Insight Venture Partners. Previous investors Matrix Partners, Underscore VC, and Leaders Fund also participated in the round. Bringing its total funding to $50.8 million, Zaius will use this investment to further develop its partner and developer ecosystem, as well as expand its platform functionality.…

Soteria Intelligence Uses Deep Learning to Analyze Social Media for Business Intelligence

Soteria Intelligence Plans to Roll out More Business Intelligence Solutions in the near Future Soteria Intelligence recently announced its research and development around using the company’s revolutionary social media analytics platform powered by deep learning to deliver valuable insights that drive business decisions. The focus of Soteria Intelligence’s R&D has been on first improving the quality of information gleaned from social networks then finding out of the box ways to integrate the data alongside other key…

TwentyThree First to Support Publishing of LinkedIn Video

Video Marketing Platform, TwentyThree, Announced the Launch of LinkedIn Support For Their Platform A video is the best way to tell stories and connect with your customers. The world's best marketers need a video marketing platform to make better-informed decisions about video across the entire marketing funnel. LinkedIn recently unlocked the potential of B2B videos for advertisers on its platform. In an important announcement, TwentyThree, a leading video marketing platform, would start to support the LinkedIn Video,…

Dunkin’ Donuts Hires Veteran Marketer Keith Lusby as Vice President, Media

Keith Lusby Has Won Numerous Prestigious Marketing Awards, Including Several Effies and a Silver Cannes Lion Award Dunkin' Donuts announced Keith Lusby, as the company's new Vice President, Media. Lusby will lead Dunkin' Donuts U.S. media planning, buying and placement strategies, from traditional media programming to innovative digital and emerging media partnerships. He will report directly to Tony Weisman, Chief Marketing Officer, Dunkin' Donuts U.S. With 25 years of marketing experience, Lusby has led…

Vidyard Expands Personalized Video and Video Messaging Solutions for Marketing, Sales, Customer Support

New Capabilities Help Marketing, Sales and Customer Support Teams Deliver Personalized Customer Experiences Proven to Boost Audience Engagement Vidyard, the leading video platform for business, unveiled its latest product enhancements to help marketing, sales, and customer support teams drive greater engagement through highly personalized video experiences. With its Spring 2018 update, Vidyard has expanded its Personalized Video solution to support personalized audio tracks as well as real-time personalization of video…

Verve Study: Mobile Creative Powered by Location Drives 2X Consumer Engagement

New Verve Study Offers Insights to Ensure Advertisers Are Unlocking the Power of Various Data Sources, Including Location Insights, When Producing Their Ad Creative Where people move tells marketers a lot about what they are, and what they prefer to see and buy. The data signals from mobile devices enable marketers to create unique marketing experiences. A critical research undertaken by Verve, a location-based mobile marketing platform finds that consumers are twice as likely to interact with mobile ads informed by…

DCMN Releases DC Analytics, TV Attribution Technology to Public

DC Analytics Helps Digital Brands to Track and Attribute TV Campaigns for Free Performance TV pioneer DCMN has released its attribution technology DC Analytics to the public, offering the tool free to use and making the company's expertise in ROI-driven TV campaigns available online. Combining the latest in attribution technology with DCMN's hands-on expertise in growth marketing and media buying, DC Analytics helps marketers track and optimize their TV campaigns with a focus on ROI. It works by correlating spot data…

The Two Mobile Trends That Cannot Be Denied

In 2018, Mobile is the new reality. It’s not a trend. It’s not a channel. It’s too big to be either of those things. With nearly 80 percent of the world’s internet users now accessing the web via mobile phones — totaling more than 2.7 billion people regularly using apps and the mobile web worldwide — mobile is simply how things are now. But just as our industry once watched mobile as a trend unto itself — as an observable portion of a larger whole — we’re now seeing two massive forces rise up within…

Rakuten Marketing Survey: Global Organizations Anticipate 26 Percent Marketing Budget Loss in 2018

Rakuten Marketing Survey's Report, Identifies Marketers' Fear of Budget Waste as E-commerce Continues to Expand Globally Rakuten Marketing, the leading technology company that enables brands to increase sales through data-driven performance marketing, announced results from its newest global report. The Rakuten Marketing "What Marketers Want in 2018: Five Strategic Opportunities for 2018" survey polled over 1,000 marketers across the US United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Asia-Pacific (APAC) and found a common fear of…

Marketers Cannot Overlook Mobile Casual Gamers Anymore!

Perception is the reality when it comes to marketing, and perception is challenging to alter once it is formed. For example, even though 203 million Americans will play mobile games regularly in 2018, most Americans do not identify themselves as gamers. Industry data proves that people of every age, demographic and household income play mobile games. Interestingly, over 20 percent of gamers in a recent study were older than 55. While 60 percent of women in another study said they play mobile games daily, 72 percent of women…

Toluna Announces Global Growth Driven by Continued Digital Innovations

Toluna's Growth Is Underpinned by a Vision to Transform and Expand The Market Research Industry Toluna, a leading provider of on-demand, consumer insights, announced several significant business milestones recently, The announcements included double-digit revenue growth, year-over-year, driven by more than 40% percent revenue growth from its leading on-demand, automated consumer insights platform. The company further cemented its growth with the acquisition of KuRunData by parent company ITWP in January 2018, boosting its…

SAP Cloud Platform Delivers Next-Gen Customer Innovation for Intelligent Enterprises

Latest Updates from SAP Cloud Platform  Span the Business Model and Mobile Capabilities; New Deliveries Help Customers Become "Intelligent Enterprises" SAP SE has announced a new consumption-based commercial model for customers to easily acquire and engage SAP® Cloud Platform, the company's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Additional updates include the next-generation SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS, which allows customers to easily extend enterprise apps and processes to mobile devices. The announcement was made at the…

DialogTech Conversation Insights Pro Launched as an Easy-To-Deploy AI Call Scoring Solution

New DialogTech Conversation Insights™ Pro Makes It Easy for Any Business That Values Inbound Calls to Harness the Power of AI to Analyze and Score Conversations for Insights to Immediately Improve Marketing and Sales Performance DialogTech, the world's leading provider of actionable marketing analytics for inbound calls, announced the release of Conversation Insights Pro, a revolutionary new solution that makes DialogTech's industry-leading AI technology easily accessible to any business that values calls. Simple to…

“The Butterfly Effect”: Rich Data & AI for Richer Personalized Customer Experience in 2018

In Part Seven of Our Predictions Series 2018, We Explore How the 'Butterfly Effect' Is Going to Disrupt the Martech Community Small drops, big oceans... Minor flutter, gigantic tornado!!! In our scientific parlance, the "Butterfly effect" within martech demonstrates a great metaphorical effect on the way B2B technology ecosystem is shaping up in 2018. An extension of the Chaos Theory, the butterfly effect is "the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic …

Social Media Marketing Moves from Megaphone to Targeted Conversations

The emergence of social media in marketing has drastically revolutionized the ways marketers and brands engage with consumers. Moving away from more traditional digital tactics, brands have started leveraging influencers to amplify their messaging, assist with reaching out to new and existing audiences, and, ultimately, to aid in driving increased sales. A recent study conducted by Demand Gen Report suggests that 87% of B2B buyers give more credence to content with influencers. Yet, many brands are not fully embracing…

TechBytes with Marcin Karnowski, Director, SMB Marketing-EMEA, Google

Marcin Karnowski Director, SMB Marketing-EMEA, Google Google recently announced the updated version of its Test My Site tool. Google's Test My Site was launched last year and promoted as a business-friendly site scoring tool. In its latest edition, Test My Site would let website publishers gauge the time it takes the mobile site to load. However, it's the competition analysis of different mobile sites that are making most news. Apart from seeing how many visitors you lose with a low mobile site, Test My Site also…

TechBytes with Enriko Aryanto, Co-Founder, QuanticMind

Enriko Aryanto Co-Founder,  QuanticMind Last month, QuanticMind secured $20 million in Series B that was followed by the data platform for intelligent marketing announcing an AI-powered solution for Google shopping. To understand how the new machine learning-based solution integrates with the existing predictive advertising platform, we spoke to QuanticMind Chief Technology Officer, Enriko Aryanto.MTS: What are the key components of QuanticMind’s predictive advertising platform? Enriko Aryanto: QuanticMind’s key…

TechBytes with Brian Lovett, Director, Product, VigLink

Brian Lovett Director, Product, VigLink Viglink's survey, released earlier this year, found that affiliate marketing was ahead of display advertising in revenue generation. We spoke to Brian Lovett, Director of Product, VigLink, to find out how affiliate marketing works and how this sector would evolve in the years to come.MTS: Tell us about your role at VigLink and how you arrived at this position? Brian Lovett: I am the Director of Product at VigLink. Before my current role, I was the CEO of a company in the same…

Interview with Chaitanya Chandrasekar, Co-Founder and CEO at QuanticMind

"Customer experience has become mission-critical in marketing. The advertisers that succeed will be the ones that deliver the right message to the right customers over the right channel at the right time." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to start an AdTech innovation company? I’ve been obsessed with data and the insights they provide for as long as I can remember. In particular, I love the the immediate gratification of being able to drive results &…

Influencer Marketing is the Fastest-Growing Online Customer Acquisition Strategy

Influencer Marketing is the Fastest-Growing Online Customer Acquisition Strategy Google Trends shows how Influencer marketing has steadily climbed the charts to displace print advertising. Sneaking close to video advertising, influencer marketing industry is on a trailblazer mode, bringing together the various cogs of the social media and branded content within the ‘sales’ flywheel. Influencers are ruling the roost for brands across online channels. Dwarfing the company’s owned social media campaigns, influencer…