MarTech Interview with Charmagne Jacobs, VP of Global Marketing, Adslot

"If you hire the right people to do the right work, have the right support internally, and have a clear strategy in place that is focused on the needs of the consumer, it will be a lot easier to ensure your company not only survives but also thrives in the digital economy." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. How did you arrive at Adslot? I had a few career stops before landing in digital media, however, it wasn’t until I was working in public affairs where I really started thinking about how to translate…

Interview with Mike Lane, CEO and Founder, Fluency

"If you are going to be in this space, you need to innovate and compete because tomorrow there will be something new and the deck will get reshuffled." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What galvanized you to start Fluency? My first computer was the Commodore 64. I was hooked instantly. There seemed to be unlimited potential in front of me that I couldn’t even imagine and it sparked my interest in technology. I started college as an Environmental Engineer but finished with a degree in Engineering…

The Fall of Organic Installs and the Growth of App-Install Ad Fraud

The global app economy got used to the constant growth and booming numbers of downloads, consumer spend, time spent on apps and other similar metrics. And the last year was no exception: There’s been a 60% growth in the number of global app downloads, consumer spend has more than doubled, and time spent on apps increased by 30%. Source: AppAnnie, 2017 Retrospective In the same time, despite the mass cleaning of old and abandoned apps out of the Apple App store, the overall number of apps has reached the mark of 5.8…

TechBytes with Indus Khaitan, Chief of Growth, Chargebee

Indus Khaitan Chief of Growth, Chargebee As the overall noise increases and our attention reduces, customer acquisition no longer consists of old-school techniques nor it is a choice of inbound or outbound. We spoke to Indus Khaitan, Chief of Growth, Chargebee, to understand which technologies and strategies are best suited to expand a customer base and revenue.Tell us about your role at Chargebee and the team/technology you handle. I run growth marketing at Chargebee. The growth team sits at the intersection of…

Urban Airship Expands Senior Leadership Team with VP Appointments for Sales and Product Marketing

Urban Airship Bolsters Product Management Team with Proven Executives from Enterprise Software Leaders Today, leading customer engagement company Urban Airship, announced two senior leadership appointments including Jessica Mattson as vice president of sales, Americas, and Simone Kriz as vice president of product marketing. Mattson will lead the rapid expansion of Urban Airship’s sales team and drive exceptional end-to-end customer experiences with high business value. She will report to Eric Holmen, SVP of worldwide…

Impressive 1,302% Growth Ranks DashThis in the 2018 Growth 500 List

Marketing software company DashThis’ inaugural presence in the 2018 Growth 500 shows the small Québec-based company off to an impressive start. Ranked No. 58 on the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies, DashThis showcases a 1,302% 5-year revenue growth, made all the more impressive considering their notable absence of venture capital funding. “This is such unexpected, yet appreciated, recognition for our team’s extraordinary work over the past 5 years. It really shows how our hard work enables us to…

Mobile App Optimization Techniques That Work

With the latest developments in mobile connectivity, the number of people using mobile apps and the number of uses for smartphones is increasing every day. Other than through word of mouth and promotions, people mostly discover new mobile applications directly on app stores, specifically on Google Play and App Store. As a result, the need to optimize new applications for higher rankings in these stores becomes increasingly important. The application store algorithms take into account several criteria for classifying and…

Interview with Eng Tan, CEO and Founder, Simplr

"We’ll start to see a bigger shift and need for experience management tools that help marketers better understand every aspect of how their customer is communicating to them, and at every step of the sales cycle."Tell us about your current role and about your background and how you came to found Simplr?  My role is to deliver a great customer experience for our partners and their consumers. What that looks like specifically ranges from day-to-day quality control to anticipating and understanding our partner needs, to…

Internet Marketing Agency, fishbat, Shares the Benefits of a Comprehensive Ad Campaign

In order to help businesses continue to tackle growth and expansion from multiple angles, internet marketing agency fishbat shares the benefits of a comprehensive ad campaign. When marketing a business, it can be tempting to look for the highest return on your investment and call it a day. However, in order to maximize growth, it's important to diversify a company's approach to advertising on multiple different digital platforms. Discussed below are several key services to consider when building out an ad campaign.…

CallRail Launches First-to-Market Cost-Per-Lead Solution

New Feature Aims to Help Agencies Solve Growing Attribution Problem and Better Demonstrate ROI Leading call tracking and analytics provider, CallRail, has announced the launch of a first-to-market cost-per-lead solution within the CallRail application. Marketers using CallRail can now efficiently understand how much they’re paying for a phone call lead, staying in step with businesses’ growing appetite for data and more sophisticated marketing attribution. Alongside the cost-per-lead solution, CallRail has also launched a…

Interview with Carson Conant, Founder and CEO, Mediafly

"Marketing leaders who can make decisions based on clear data, can move faster and focus on the right things because they know what works and what doesn’t."Tell us about your role at Mediafly and how you got here. I am the Founder and CEO of Mediafly, a Chicago-based provider of sales enablement technology. My objective when I founded Mediafly was to assemble an incredible team of leaders that excel in their unique areas and are passionate about their work. I focus most of my time collaborating with them on the vision…

Interview with Daniel Kravtsov, CEO, Improvado

"Talented people should not be wasting their time spreadsheeting. They should be spending their time analyzing data, optimizing campaigns, and developing new strategies."Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to co-found a technology company? I founded four companies back in Russia and had two successful exits, one in the adtech space. I moved out to San Francisco and started a trading desk with a small team. But after hundreds of meetings with digital media agencies and businesses, we discovered…

OJO Labs Raises $20.5 Million in Series B Financing to Propel its Conversational AI, OJO, to Millions of Consumers

Company's Patent-pending AI Technology Solves the Biggest Problem Plaguing the Development of Intelligent, Conversational Systems. OJO Labs has raised $20.5 million in Series B funding to supercharge the rollout of its products, which empower consumers to make better decisions. Investors in the round consist of a unique combination of real estate brokerage, financial, and home service leaders including Realogy Holdings Corp., Royal Bank of Canada, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, and ServiceMaster. This…

Interview with Tomer Tagrin, Co-founder and CEO, Yotpo

"B2B brands with a larger customer base can absolutely benefit from UGC platforms." Tell us about your role at Yotpo and how you got here. What galvanized you to start Yotpo? I came into this as a consumer, actually. I made a bad purchase of a camera online as a result of trusting fake reviews, and resolved to help others avoid the same fate. In developing Yotpo where I am CEO, my co-founder Omri and I saw the massive opportunity in going beyond just the product page and showcasing UGC across the entire buyer journey,…

Improvado.io Secures $3 Million Seed Round from Martech Brands

Improvado.io Is Aiming to Help Marketers Aggregate, Analyze and Report Cross-Channel Marketing Data Improvado.io, an early stage MarTech company that is working to simplify the way marketers and ad agencies interact with data, today announced it has closed a $3 million Seed round of funding. Early investors include executives from some of the most recognizable brands in the marketing world including Liveramp, Google, Oracle, Adroll, Pubmatic, Mediamath and many more. 15 of the biggest names in marketing invest heavily in…

DialogTech Deepens Integration with Adobe Experience Cloud

Enhanced Integrations with Adobe Analytics Cloud and Adobe Marketing Cloud Enable Digital Marketers to Use Call Analytics to Personalize Customer Experiences and Grow Revenue DialogTech, the world's leading provider of marketing analytics for inbound calls, announced a deepened integration with Adobe Experience Cloud that enables digital marketers to use deep, real-time insights on offline calls and conversations to drive higher-quality conversions, deliver more personalized customer experiences and grow revenue. The…

Interview with Jaclyn Klein, Co-Founder, Product Designer, Growlabs

"Chatbots have and will continue to have a huge impact in the online B2B space, making inbound sales teams so much more efficient and successful."Tell us a little bit about your role at Growlabs? As a co-founder, my role spans various functions of the business; however, my core focus is designing the best possible software for our customers. I’ve used my past experience in sales and marketing roles, and the pain points I’ve felt trying to source data and engage leads, to inform a lot of design decisions for the Growlabs…

To Accelerate Growth, NetElixir Expands C-Suite by Appointing Paul Wilson to New CGO Role

Apart From Wilson, Company Also Hires CTO to Head up New Product Innovation Lab Retail search marketing company NetElixir is embarking on an aggressive growth phase for 2018. To spearhead growth, NetElixir has expanded its C-Suite with digital marketing veteran Paul Wilson, who is taking on the role of Chief Growth Officer. The company has also hired a Chief Technology Officer to lead a new Product Innovation Lab in Hyderabad, India. In this newly created role, Wilson will oversee NetElixir’s revenue and lead…

DialogTech Now Tracks Call Conversions in Bing

New Integration Enables Search Marketers to View Call Data Within Bing Ads and Optimize for What Drives the Best Conversions, Online and over the Phone DialogTech, the world's leading provider of actionable marketing analytics for inbound calls, announced a new integration with Bing Ads that enables businesses and agencies to track and analyze call conversions within their Bing Ads accounts. By connecting calls from Bing search ads at the campaign and keyword level, DialogTech provides search marketers with insights to…

The Essential Audience Fidelity Framework for Search Marketing Success

In late 2015, Google first announced the rollout of Google Customer Match, giving advertisers the ability to target their known, first-party customers directly via search. As we close out 2017, some marketers are still behind the curve in adopting a full range of people-based marketing capabilities in their search strategies. Today’s marketer must approach paid search beginning with people, not a keyword. Search ads then become meaningful interactions with customers in their journey, creating brand engagement, value, and…