Prediction Series 2019: Interview with Jennifer Toton, VP of Marketing, Rollworks

What is your vision of the Marketing Technology landscape for 2019? Marketing is constantly changing as the underlying technology for many key marketing functions is innovating and enabling new insights and achievements for global marketers. Although change does not happen overnight, we still expect to see massive shifts in Marketing Technology in 2019 on both the B2B and B2C sides. This is in part driven by the increasing need to target key companies, accounts and targets with buying power in efficient, effective and…

Viamedia Expands Currency Relationship with Comscore

Comscore Will Be the Exclusive Currency in 72 of 73 Viamedia Markets Viamedia, the leading local cross-media advertising company, announced that Comscore, a trusted currency for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, will be the exclusive TV currency in 72 of its 73 Viamedia’s markets. “We have a long history of partnering with Comscore and are consistently impressed with the stability and granularity of their TV currency,” said Mark Lieberman, president & CEO at Viamedia. “It is an easy…

Comscore Expands Partnership with NBC and Telemundo Owned Stations to Full Group Deal

New Agreement Brings Comscore’s Linear TV and Local Mobile and Desktop Insights, as Well as Its Political, Automotive and Consumer Targeting Segments to All Nbc and Telemundo Owned Stations Comscore, a trusted currency for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, and NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations (NBC and Telemundo owned stations), a division of NBCUniversal that includes 40 television stations, announced they have formed a multi-year partnership. Effective immediately, all NBC and Telemundo…

Comscore Expands Currency Relationship with Gray Television

Gray Will Exclusively Use Comscore Local TV Currency in 80 of Its 91 Markets Comscore, a trusted currency for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, announced an expanded partnership with Gray Television. Effective January 1, 2019, Comscore will serve as the local linear currency for the entire legacy Gray market footprint as well as the majority of Raycom’s legacy footprint, including two of its largest markets, Cleveland and Louisville. “Through our use of Comscore in a number of markets in…

Interview with Ben Billups, CEO, Billups

"As brands look to build stronger integrated campaigns, pairing mobile with OOH and DOOH is a powerful way to increase reach, engagement, store visits and sales." Tell us about your role at Billups. What inspired you to found the agency? I founded Billups in 2003 and together with our team, have since grown the company to become the largest, independent out-of-home (OOH) technology and managed services company in the US. Our mission is to transform the out-of-home experience through data science and technology —…

Is Your Data Defined? Now Is the Time to Find Out

Whether you work in the B2B or B2C industry, now is the time to ask yourself — am I doing right by my data? It's a complicated question. At many organizations, stakeholders know they need to improve data practices. Not only that, but they clearly see the relationship between data analytics and exponential value. However, at too many organizations data considerations lack follow-through and stop after noting potential benefits. Although many organizations already use data as a gateway to more modern customer experiences…

Comscore Expands Partnership with Scripps to Full Television Station Group Deal

Comscore, a trusted currency for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, announced a groupwide agreement with The E.W. Scripps Company, one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners, expanding its local market television measurement partnership across all Scripps television markets and stations. As part of this agreement, Scripps will also leverage Comscore's advanced automotive and political demographic currencies to sell the value and relevance, rather than just the size, of its…

Gartner Indicates Seven Future CMO Spending Trends in Their Latest Survey

Gartner Surveys 600 Marketing Champions Across the US and the UK to Uncover Industry Trends for Enterprises to Prioritize Their Budgets and Allocate Funding Innovation emerges as the loudest thought in a CMO’s cognizance! About 16 percent of Chief Marketing Officers have confirmed that they spent the maximum on innovation in 2018 — two-thirds confirmed that spending on innovation will grow next year. The irony here is that marketing leaders admitted they are not very confident about how to innovate or exactly where to…

Navigating Fragmentation: The Steps CMOs Are Taking to Drive Success

The landscape in which CMOs operate today differs significantly from 10 or even five years ago. Marketing leaders now face a fragmented marketplace, a growing number of channels, and empowered consumers who expect seamless, relevant experiences across every touchpoint. The digital age has ushered in a new era of accountability, forcing CMOs to prove the value of their team and their contributions to the business. The demand for increased accountability has raised the need for effective marketing performance measurement to…

The Next Evolution of Cross-Device Shopping

Our industry is witnessing a massive shift in consumer behavior — one that’s going to entirely reshape how marketers connect and enable shoppers going forward. Just as programmatic advertising has become table stakes and marketers have started to get their arms around their cross-device strategies, it’s time to prepare for the next upheaval. Welcome to the Age of Voice Today’s consumers are increasingly embracing audio assistants. While such assistants aren’t new, consumer comfort with them has never been higher. And as…

TechBytes with Aimee Irwin, Vice President, Strategy, Experian

Aimee Irwin Vice President, Strategy at Experian People consume and absorb information through more devices and channels than ever before, including social media, mobile, television, email, and desktop. In this context, we spoke to Aimee Irwin, Vice President of Strategy at Experian, to understand how she sees trends in identity management becoming the crux of any online marketing campaign. Tell us about your role at Experian and the team/technology you handle. As Vice President of Strategy, my role is to guide…

Advancing Amazon Connect Implementation Success in United Kingdom

Voicefoundry, Leading Consulting Services Provider for Amazon Connect, Expanding into the United Kingdom VoiceFoundry, a principal provider of enterprise cloud-based contact center solutions with a unique focus on customer experience and automation in North America, Australia and New Zealand, announced that it is expanding consulting services for Amazon Connect to the United Kingdom. VoiceFoundry continues to gain momentum in the delivery of Amazon Connect deployments, supporting innovative contact center…

Codewise Presents Revolutionary Traffic Distribution Automation Technology

Digital Marketers Can Now Leverage AI More Than Ever to Scale Their Advertising Efforts and Maximize ROI Codewise, the industry's first provider of AI-powered online ad measurement and management solutions for digital marketers, recognized by the Financial Times as one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe, announced that it has enriched its Voluum tracking platform technology with an additional component to its AI-powered set of tools, known as Traffic Distribution AI. The Traffic Distribution AI technology…

Bazaarvoice Hires Fritz Hesse as Chief Technology Officer

Bazaarvoice, Inc., announced that Fritz Hesse has joined the company’s executive leadership team as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Bringing more than 20 years of experience leading enterprise technology operations, Hesse will oversee Bazaarvoice’s global engineering teams and be responsible for the design, development, quality and deployment of the company’s innovations in e-commerce software. “The digital shopping landscape is continuously evolving, and brands and retailers are challenged with keeping pace with changing…

Study Finds Retailers See Over 20% Traffic Lift from Radio Ads

TagStation Releases New Findings in Conjunction with the Radio Advertising Bureau TagStation LLC, owner of the Dial Report radio measurement platform, announced at Radio Show key findings from its new brand study that show radio ads, on average, drive 22 percent traffic lift for retailers. The study analyzed 1.5 million radio spot plays for 10 brands in the top 100 US markets, collecting listener data from April through June 2018. Utilizing the Dial Report's proprietary radio attribution capabilities, researchers…

Partnership TechBytes with Brightline’s Rob Aksman and Cuebiq’s Lawrence Chan

(Left) Rob Aksman Chief Strategy Officer at BrightLine (Right) Lawrence Chan SVP of Innovation & Strategic Partnerships at Cuebiq Over a course of the last eighteen months, the location data technology has evolved significantly. Marketers have a keen eye on how the world uses location data to amplify Mobile Marketing reach and real-time analytics. We spoke to Brightline’s Rob Aksman and Cuebiq’s Lawrence Chan to understand how Location Data could be used to improve the customer journeys.Tell us about your roles at…

Marketing Vetaran and Brand-Builder Sarah Hofstetter to Join comScore as President

Sarah Hofstetter Has Advised Marketing Executives From Coca-Cola, Mondelēz International, MINI, NBCUniversal, Nestlé, and Pernod-Ricard Today, comScore announced that Sarah Hofstetter, former CEO of the award-winning marketing agency 360i from 2013 to 2018 and Chairwoman since May, will join the company as President, effective 4 October. Reporting to CEO Bryan Wiener, Sarah Hofstetter will be responsible for the company's commercial strategy, including marketing and sales, as well as the continued advancement of its…

Study: Holiday Marketing Emails Generate, on Average, Higher Conversions Than Business-As-Usual Emails

Themed Campaigns That Reference Specific Holidays See Lower Open Rates, but Generate More Conversions Than BAU Messages Holiday emails sent in Q4 of last year often drove higher conversion rates than business-as-usual (BAU) emails, despite generating 16.8 percent lower open rates, indicating the importance of message theme, type of offer and time of deployment when it comes to capturing subscriber attention and maximizing share of wallet. In its 2018 Holiday Marketing Guide, Yes Lifecycle Marketing analyzed almost 8…

Experian Grows MarTech Community to Enhance Brand-Audience Connectivity

New Partner Program Makes It Easier for Brands to Onboard Customer Information, Build Audience Segments and Deliver Relevant Messages Experian has announced the Experian activation partners program, which is designed to help advertisers create and deliver campaigns that better resonate with audiences across all marketing channels. The program aims to help advertisers connect them with people through various media channels. The Program Helps Marketers Remain Compliant with Privacy Standards and Protect Consumer Information…

How Can Event Data Help Enterprises Build Customers?

Globally, business models are shifting towards delivering a positive customer experience across all touchpoints. A satisfied customer is a critical differentiator in the success story of any business. How does Event Data lead to building satisfied customers?  One can’t argue with the fact that the Internet is a throbbing global virtual marketplace for businesses, new and old, big and small. In short, the internet can cater to most demands a person has. Be it shopping, Social interactions or finding information in general,…