IoT Agency Sharpend Announces Capital Injection From Guala Closures to Scale Connected Packaging

SharpEnd, the London-based Agency of Things™, has signed a strategic partnership with Guala Closures Group, a world-leading manufacturer of closures for spirits and wine, and pioneer in connected caps. The deal consists of the initial acquisition of 20% of shares of SharpEnd by Guala Closures, with potential further capital injections in the company. Guala Closures will remain a minority investor while Cameron Worth, SharpEnd’s founder and current sole shareholder, will retain the majority of the company’s shares. Guala…

BIGtoken’s Holiday CPG Campaign Exceeds Client Goals, New Case Study Details

A major CPG company generates 6 to 1 return on ad spend (ROAS) and 4.5% incremental sales lift using BIGtoken's opt-in panels SRAX, Inc., a digital marketing and consumer data management technology company, released a new case study, illustrating results when one of the largest global food and beverage companies, activated BIGtoken to drive sales during the 2019 holiday season. Marketing Technology News: Connatix Research Shows Gen Z Prefers Multifaceted Content Experiences This campaign featured opt-in panels and…

TechBytes with Vanya Cohen, Machine Learning Engineer at Luminoso

Hi Vanya, from spending your time in Seattle to joining an NLP and AI technology company - what inspired you to make this journey? Growing up in Seattle, I was exposed to tech at a pretty young age. Most of my friends’ parents worked for Microsoft. I spent a lot of my free time working on little coding projects, and even started my own business developing Video game mods in high school. Movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey captured my imagination, and gave me a sense that AI was going to be an important part of the…

Retailers See Phenomenal Returns With Zappix Visual IVR During Peak Holiday Season

Retailers and eCommerce companies leveraged the leader in Digital Self-Service Solutions to transform the customer journey during the busy holiday season with Visual IVR Zappix Visual IVR customer self-service solutions contained over seventy-five thousand retail and eCommerce calls and saved retailers over a hundred thousand dollars during 2019 holiday peak season through its industry-leading digital customer service automation and visual communication. Zappix Visual IVR and On-Demand App solutions have​ helped its…

Wipro Digital Acquires Rational Interaction, Enhancing Customer Experience Offerings and Boosting Digital Marketing Capabilities

The expanded business to provide scalable, effective solutions for today's CMO Wipro Digital, the digital business unit of Wipro Limited announced that it has acquired Rational Interaction, a full-service digital customer experience (CX) company. The acquisition will scale Wipro Digital's offering for Chief Marketing Officers, connecting Rational Interaction's ability to map and orchestrate the customer journey with Wipro Digital's ability to design and build experiences at global scale. Together, the companies will…

75 Inspiring Martech Leaders Who Are Prepared for 2020

The year 2019 has been a year full of surprises that saw path-breaking mergers and acquisitions, unique product innovations, mega-funding rounds, and start-up growth. As we approach the end of a phenomenal year for martech companies, the stage is already set for the New Year 2020. We have picked 75 leaders from the ever-growing martech community who we think are a step ahead in envisioning the future and preparing themselves and others with their knowledge, skills, and team collaborations. You can subscribe to our resources…

Mobile CRM: Definitions and Industry Trends

A Mobile CRM is defined as a version of your CRM solution which can be accessed from a mobile device, smartphone, and tablet. Using CRM, you can access updated information about your customers and potential customers in real-time. All thanks to a mobile CRM app that helps your Sales-force work smarter and faster. With a mobile CRM application, you can update, synchronize and share information with all the departments in the company. With mobile CRM, you can access your business data on the go. In simple words, a mobile…

Clevertouch Marketing Listed in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 2020

Clevertouch Marketing, Europe’s most respected Marketing Technology consulting and service provider has been listed in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 2020 for the second year running. This follows the announcement of its three-star status in the Best Companies Accreditation Programme 2019 for its ‘extraordinary’ levels of workplace engagement just three months ago. At a time of rapid business expansion, this notable achievement follows Clevertouch’s 10th anniversary year. Adam Sharp, CEO and Co-Founder of…

Keys to Success in the New Data Economy

Every day there are hundreds of chances to engage with customers digitally. But research into data-driven marketing maturity by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Google finds only two percent of businesses use insights and technology to create useful, relevant experiences at multiple moments across the purchase journey. We are now at a tipping point where data can drive strategy and creative. Where we can use data to better understand what we say, how we say it and to whom we say it to. Understanding the relationship of…

MarTech Interview with Amy Barzdukas, CMO at Poly

"Voice and Video technology have reached the point where it’s no longer mandatory to require everyone to be in the same office." Journey into Tech Hi Amy, please tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to take up the role at Poly? It was an interesting route. For about 16 years I held various Marketing positions at Microsoft, eventually becoming a General Manager in their Server and Tools Marketing Group. I spent a couple of years as a Vice President at HP. Then in 2015, I began a…

Booking.com Predicts the Top Travel Trends for 2020

Drawing on its expertise as a leader in travel and technology, Booking.com predicts 2020 will be a year of travel exploration like never before, fueled by technology as well as a growing sense of responsibility and deeper connection with the people and places we visit. Marketing Technology News: Syncsort Recognizes Excellence in Maximizing the Value of Data and Customer Engagement Here are the top travel trends as revealed by Booking.com for the year ahead: The rise of the 'second city' traveler Second-city travel -…

LinkedIn Marketing Trends and Standards

The majority of people still use LinkedIn as a resume and job posting platform. However, this is no longer the truth and LinkedIn is gradually turning into a powerful lead generation platform. According to the recent statistics from LinkedIn lead generation: LinkedIn has more than 500 Million registered users, with more than 260 Million of them signing-in at least once a month. More than 80% of B2B leads that are socially generated, come directly from LinkedIn. Around 80% of total business leads come from LinkedIn…

Lytics Integration to Google Cloud BigQuery Breaks Down the Barriers to Collecting and Analyzing Customer Data at Scale

Lytics customers can easily access and analyze massive amounts of data in Google Cloud’s secure, scalable data warehouse environment Lytics, the real-time Customer Data Platform (CDP), announced today a built-in integration with Google Cloud BigQuery that will allow Lytics customers to move massive amounts of customer and raw data into Google’s cloud-based data warehouse environment for real-time analytics. Marketers now have a fast, simple way to aggregate data from a wide variety of sources and stage it in a secure,…

ZoomInfo Names Smartsheet CEO Mark Mader and RingCentral CFO Mitesh Dhruv to Board of Directors as Independent Technology Leaders

Dhruv to Chair the Audit Committee ZoomInfo, the global leader in go-to-market (GTM) intelligence solutions, announced the addition of two new independent directors: Smartsheet CEO Mark Mader and RingCentral CFO Mitesh Dhruv. “Mark and Mitesh bring a wealth of deep, relevant experience as seasoned software executives whom we expect to bring immediate value to ZoomInfo,” said Henry Schuck, Founder and CEO of ZoomInfo. “Their capital markets experience as well as expertise in growing global technology companies will be…

MarTech Interview with Itamar Benedy, Co-Founder and CEO at Anzu.io

"As AdTech grows, we will see an enhanced focus on not just placing an ad, but also knowing what is happening on the other side." Tell us about your Journey in Technology? What inspired you to start Anzu.io? Since I first dipped my feet into the AdTech industry, I was hooked. I saw in AdTech, a wide-open canvas for innovation and meaningful advancements. My mission was - and is - to create breakthrough products that have the power to change the way humans and advertisements interface with one another. A core…

Whatfix Raises $32 Million in Series C Funding to Empower Enterprises to Drive Digital Adoption and Prepare for the Future of Work

Led by new investor Sequoia Capital India, and with participation from existing investors, Whatfix joins the family of tier-one B2B enterprise SaaS leaders funded by premier VC firms Whatfix, the leader in Digital Adoption Solutions (“DAS”), announced it has secured $32 million in Series C funding. Sequoia Capital India led the round, with participation from existing investors Eight Roads Ventures-a global proprietary investment firm backed by Fidelity, F-Prime Capital, and Cisco Investments. Whatfix plans to use the…

BlueVenn Launches a New CDP-powered Email Channel Within its Omnichannel Marketing Hub

BlueVenn, the award-winning Customer Data Platform (CDP), has launched a new email marketing channel within its multi-channel marketing automation engine, enabling its users to design, execute and automate more targeted and personalized email communications and combine email marketing with other online and offline channels for a true multi-channel marketing approach. BlueVenn already integrates with the majority of the world's email marketing platforms through bi-directional connectors and API integrations that allow the…

Divisions Between IT and Business Could Impact Customer Experience, Says Pega Research

Study highlights lack of investment in areas most likely to have a positive CX impact Organizations must tear down the walls between IT and the business and make more customer-centric investments if they are to improve customer experience (CX), according to new research from Pegasystems Inc., the software company empowering digital transformation at the world's leading enterprises. Pega's 2020 Global Customer Experience Study was conducted among decision makers spanning 12 countries and seven different industries by…

Ad Threat Attacks Are Evolving: How Your Strategy Needs to Shift

In the era of digital transformation, every company needs a CISO. In the ongoing war against ad threat attacks, there’s good news and bad news. The good news: Between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday in 2019, the rate of digital ads containing lower-risk malvertising declined to .07 percent compared to 1.25 percent in 2018. The bad news: More than 60 percent of holiday ad threat attacks were far more malicious exploits. Now more than ever, publishers and advertisers must remain vigilant to combat online security threats that…

Top 5 Adobe Marketo Updates for Every CRM Specialist

It was on 20 September 2018 when Adobe announced that it is acquiring a B2B martech company - Marketo. In the last eighteen months, numerous Adobe Marketo updates have transformed martech offerings to better match Adobe's larger vision of delivering unified, real-time, and hyper-personalized customer experience. The unique amalgamation of CRM expertise and data science sits right at the center of Adobe's industry-leading Experience Cloud. And, that's why we decided to take a magnified look into some of the recent Adobe…