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Ogilvy Again Named A Leader In Gartner’s March 2020 Magic Quadrant For Global Marketing Agencies

Ogilvy, a global marketing and communications company, has been named a Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Global Marketing Agencies report for the fifth consecutive year. Gartner, the world's leading research and advisory company, evaluates vendors based on the ability to execute and for completeness of vision based on 15 distinct evaluation criteria. "We believe Ogilvy's continued recognition in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Global Marketing Agencies report is a true testament to Ogilvy's commitment of bringing…

SailPoint Extends Leadership Team to Support Global Growth and Pace of Innovation

SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc., the leader in identity management, announced three leadership appointments to support the company’s global growth and increased pace of innovation. These new appointments include: Grady Summers as Executive Vice President of Solutions and Technology; Asanka Jayasuriya as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Steve Bradford as Senior Vice President, EMEA. SailPoint today announced three leadership appointments to support the company’s global…

Epicor Software Corporation Announces Hire of New Chief Marketing Officer

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, today announced the hiring of a new Chief Marketing Officer, Paul Stoddart. In his new role, Stoddart is responsible for overseeing Epicor’s global marketing strategy, including corporate marketing, field marketing, and teleprospecting. “Paul brings a perfect mix of organizational leadership, client service experience and digital expertise that we’re looking for to significantly increase the effectiveness of…

Meetup Spins Off From WeWork

Social Media Platform for Fostering Human Connection Furthers Commitment to its 49 Million Members Across 193 Countries Meetup, one of the world's first social media platforms and the only one dedicated to groups that meet in-person or online during times of crisis, announced that the company has been acquired. The consortium of investors is led by Kevin Ryan's AlleyCorp and includes mission-driven private funds and accomplished technology executives. Ryan joins as Chairman of the board. David Siegel will stay on as CEO…

Kaizo Raises $3 Million to Accelerate Customer Support Productivity Leveraging Gamification and Artificial Intelligence for Agents Worldwide

Led by Gradient Ventures (Google's AI fund) and Partech; Christoph Auer-Welsbach, former Partner at IBM Ventures, Joins as Co-Founder Dutch startup Kaizo, formerly known as Ticketless, announces a $3 million seed round led by Gradient Ventures, Google's AI-focused venture fund, and Partech, with participation from several angel investors. Entrepreneur and investor Christoph Auer-Welsbach, former partner at IBM Ventures, also joins Kaizo as a co-founder. Kaizo was started in 2018 by Dominik Blattner, an entrepreneur with…

Forget the “Two Minute Rule” for Video – a Good Story Will Drive Engagement

Of all business videos in 2018, 73% were less than two minutes long, reflecting a 33% drop in length compared to 2017. Countless Digital Marketing studies urged marketers and advertisers to hold their videos to a two-minute maximum because attention spans are shrinking. Studies even showed that two minutes was the magic number—the length of time most likely to evoke the highest engagement. But the pendulum is swinging, and, frankly, those studies were overhyped. The content should dictate the length, not some arbitrary…

Leading Digital and Tech Platforms Join Ad Council, White House, HHS and CDC to Address COVID-19 Crisis

Digital and Technology Platforms Create Pro Bono Content, Donate Ad Space to Help Share Critical and Urgent COVID-19 Messaging In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ad Council, White House, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that they are partnering with leading digital and technology platforms, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, SiriusXM and Pandora, Pinterest, Snapchat, TikTok, Twitter and Verizon Media, among others, to extend…

N3 Hiring 200+ Technology Inside Sales Roles Amid Changing COVID-19 Landscape

Shifting Sales Strategies Creating Need for N3 Clients to Rapidly Mobilize Additional Support N3, a global leader in integrated B2B technology sales and marketing, announced that they are hiring for more than 200 Inside Sales roles across several of their global offices to support continued growth from top tier clients such as Microsoft, IBM and Cisco. Specific locations include Atlanta; Charleston, WV; Knoxville, TN; Raleigh, NC; Salt Lake City; Sao Paulo, Brazil; San Jose, Costa Rica; London, Dublin; and surrounding…

Red Hat Accelerates AI/ML Workflows and Delivery of AI-Powered Intelligent Applications with Red Hat OpenShift

AI software, NVIDIA GPU-powered AI platforms, customer deployments and open source innovation are all powered by the most-comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform for hybrid and multicloud operations Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, highlighted that more organizations are using Red Hat OpenShift as the foundation for building artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning (ML) data science workflows and AI-powered intelligent applications. OpenShift helps to provide agility,…

Marketers Faced With A Content Conundrum Lose Sight Of ROI

New CMO Council Research Finds Marketers Struggling with Content Strategy, Quality, Distribution and Measurement A new audit on the state of content marketing finds that brands churn out loads of mediocre content and take a scattershot approach to distribution. Marketers can spend a third of their budget on content yet lack the capability to measure ROI. Worse, marketers are forced to operate under a misguided content strategy driven mostly by budget, time and the whims of executives.…

N3 Holding Virtual Hiring Events to Support Growing Workforce and Changing Landscape Amid COVID-19

Leader in Technology sales hiring 80+ sales agents in Charleston WV N3, a global leader in integrated B2B technology sales and marketing, announced today they will hold virtual hiring events for interested candidates in Charleston, WV, and surrounding areas, to support continued growth from top tier clients such as Microsoft, IBM and Cisco. Marketing Technology News: Xebec Provides Update on Coronavirus Impact on Global Operations N3’s shift to virtual hiring events is in response to the rapidly changing workplace…

MarTech Interview with Barbara Lawler, Chief Privacy and Data Ethics Officer at Looker

"Data ethics is doing the right thing with data, considering the human impact from all sides, and making decisions based on your brand values." Hi Barbara. Tell us about your journey into data protection and how you started at Looker. My journey into data security and privacy began more than two decades ago, where I previously served as Chief Privacy Officer for Intuit, Inc. and the Hewlett-Packard Company. In fact, I was Hewlett-Packard’s first-ever CPO, where I led a global team that drove global privacy policy and…

Enterprises Turn to Digital Business Providers to Deliver Hyper-Personalized Services

ISG Provider Lens report sees enterprises focusing on providing more targeted services to both employees and customers Enterprises across the globe are forming new partnerships with digital business service providers as they seek to deliver hyper-personalized services to customers and employees, according to a new report published by Information Services Group (ISG), a leading global technology research and advisory firm. The 2020 ISG Provider Lens™ Digital Business – Solutions and Service Partners Archetype Report…

Thought Industries Announces the Appointment of Robin Wadsworth as President

Wadsworth Brings Long-Standing Track Record of Business Growth, and Attracting and Retaining Loyal Employees and Customers Thought Industries, the world's leading B2B customer training platform provider, announces that Robin Wadsworth has joined the company as president, based in the Boston office, reporting to Barry Kelly, CEO. A highly successful executive, Robin joins the leadership team with more than 25 years of experience focused specifically on high growth technology companies. Prior to joining Thought…

Adjust Strengthens Agency Partnerships And Enterprise Sales With Appointments Of Industry Veterans Kelly Mullins And Bill Gerber

As the U.S. market becomes increasingly mobile-first, Adjust continues to invest in simplifying agency partner integrations, while offering brands long-term solutions to improve marketing performance  Adjust, a global B2B SaaS company, announced the appointments of two seasoned leaders to strengthen its agency partnerships and enterprise sales practices in the U.S. With US advertising spend on pace to reach nearly $390 billion this year, Adjust is ramping up its investments in the increasingly mobile-first region to help…

AdLedger, MadHive Release ‘State Of AdTech Study’, Additional Analysis From Meredith

Only 6% of Brands, Agencies, Publishers Are Satisfied With Current Digital Ecosystem; 92% Believe There Is Need for Industry-Wide Standardization; 83% Believe Cryptography Can Be Used To Create Transparencies And Efficiencies AdLedger, the research consortium developing the global standards for the application of innovative technologies in digital media, released a study showing only 6% of brands, agencies, and publishers are satisfied with the current digital advertising ecosystem. Additionally, 92% of respondents believe…

Zix Corporation Adds Marcy Campbell to Board of Directors

Zix Corporation, a leading provider of cloud email security, compliance and productivity solutions, announced that Marcy Campbell, vice president and general manager North America and Australia sales and head of global sales operations for PayPal, has been elected to Zix’s board of directors. Marketing Technology News: Sense Rolls Out Partner Program for Cooperatives at TechAdvantage 2020, Booth 2421 “Marcy is a valuable addition to Zix’s board as the company continues to evolve and grow," said David Wagner, CEO of…

Autosoft Wins Three 2020 Stevie Awards for Excellence in Customer Service

Auto dealer technology provider scores wins amongst a stacked field that included IBM, Dell, Intuit, and DHL Autosoft was presented with three Stevie Awards in customer service, customer satisfaction, and contact center categories at the 14th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Autosoft was awarded a Silver Stevie Award for "Best Use of Technology in Customer Service – Computer Industries," another Silver Stevie Award for "Best Customer Satisfaction Strategy," and a Bronze Stevie Award for "Contact …

New Research Confirms Blockchain’s Effectiveness for Improved Data Sharing in the Retail Industry

Auburn University RFID Lab Partners with GS1 US and Industry to Explore the Use of RFID and Blockchain to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency The Auburn University RFID Lab, in collaboration with GS1 US, completed a proof-of-concept that demonstrates the effectiveness of blockchain and radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies to improve serialized data sharing in the retail industry. Participating companies included: Nike, PVH Corp., Herman Kay, Macy's, Kohl's, Mojix, Avery Dennison, SML, IBM and Collaboration, LLC.…

Octopai Announces Support of Tabular on Azure Analysis Services, Netezza and Vertica

Automated Data Lineage Capabilities Provide Organizations With Complete Visibility of the Data Flow Octopai, a leader in metadata management automation for BI & Analytics, announces that the company has added support for Tabular on Azure Analysis Services, IBM’s Netezza, Vertica, and has expanded its support of OLAP cubes to enable organizations to understand their complete data flow to get full control over their data assets through automated data lineage and discovery. With approximately 35% of enterprise reports…