Why Influencers, Not Footballers Will Score for Brands During the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Influencer marketing is the most effective brand building and sales tool right now, and if brands don’t invest in it for the 2018 FIFA World Cup they will score a massive own goal. My first insight into how incredibly effective influencer marketing campaigns are was working with Cristiano Ronaldo to drive app downloads through his social network. By comparison, we achieved the same number of downloads for a sports website, Sportlobster, through a football fan page on Twitter and Facebook, because we engaged with their…

Captivate and Dstillery to Bring Data-Driven Targeting to Digital OOH

First-to-Market Audience Targeting Technology Drills Down Location Data and Browsing Behavior, Enhances Targeting and Measurement Capabilities Captivate has formed a strategic partnership with Dstillery. Captivate is North America’s leading location-based digital video network while Dstillery is an industry leader in predictive marketing intelligence. Currently, Captivate Network connects advertisers with 11 million unique monthly viewers through creative, research-driven and Nielsen-measured advertising and marketing…

Babbel Expands Horizon with Multichannel Campaigns by CupTheMarket

Babbel’s Campaign Will Feature on London Underground Advertisements, Digital Ads, Magazines, and TV Spots Today, innovative cup-based marketing company, CupTheMarket, has partnered with the leading Language Learning App, Babbel to deliver a multi-channel campaign that highlights the ease of learning a new language. Babbel – the app that helps you speak a new language like you’ve always wanted to. When learning a language, nothing is more rewarding than a real conversation. 73% of surveyed customers feel that they’d be…

Time For Better Browsing UX: Google’s Chrome 66 Puts A Vigil On Autoplays

The New Feature in Chrome 66 Blocks Autoplays on Sites Automatically For long, browsing experiences turned bitter with unwanted auto-plays on site or page visits. Internet enthusiasts can now breathe a sigh of ‘autoplay relief’. The latest Chrome browser by Google – Chrome 66, is the reason for the relief. Chrome 66 brings a much-appreciated feature in which it shuts autoplay videos on sites as it automatically blocks them. The idea surfaced in January and is now a reality. Chrome 66 has additional features apart from…

NYIAX and Rebel AI Unveil Their New Preferred Partnership

Integration of Rebel AI's Passport Into the NYIAX Marketplace Delivers Blockchain-Based Transparency and Safety Across Advertising Contract Buying, Selling and Trading NYIAX, the world’s first guaranteed advertising contract marketplace, announced its preferred partnership with Rebel AI, a technology startup focused on securing media trading between advertisers and publishers, at the Global Blockchain Summit in Denver, Colorado. Developed in partnership with Nasdaq, NYIAX combines a patented Financial Matching Engine℗…

More Creative Power To Interactive Content With Instant Magazine’s Drag & Drop Editor

Instant Magazine Introduces Interactive Drag & Drop Editor, Will This Change Adobe's Long Rule over PDF? Instant Magazine, an Amsterdam-based startup, has introduced an all-new Drag & Drop editor. The editor will provide communications and marketing professionals a choice to move out of legacy slide decks and PDFs and welcome measurable, interactive, and responsive communication assets. In the last three years, Instant Magazine has bagged some renowned brands as clients such as Volvo, Philips, KPMG, PwC, and…

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 …