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Penske Media Expands Partnership with Outbrain

Outbrain Enables Penske Media Corporation to Improve Reader Loyalty and Total Revenue Following a successful test of Outbrain Engage, Penske Media Corporation (PMC) expanded its strategic partnership with Outbrain, the leader in personalized content discovery. Outbrain delivers significant revenue for publishers like PMC through sponsored content, while personalizing the editorial content for readers. Also Read: Penske Media Appoints New Vice President Of Revenue Operations PMC has been an Outbrain distribution…

Why Conversational AI is the Future of Business

A recent report showed the use of voice-activated devices has increased 129% in 2017. One-fifth of smartphone users now talk to a voice assistant at least once a month. Users are also increasingly adopting chatbots as a means for interacting with brands. Millennials, that all-powerful consumer segment, are especially willing to interact with bots first. Sixty-seven percent of them are even willing to purchase from chatbots. While customers are increasingly comfortable talking to machines, many brands still aren’t sure how…

Aeon Ads Brings AI to Marketing

Aeon Ads, an online marketing company, announced today the successful merging of digital advertising and artificial intelligence. The program was created to consult businesses on how they can engage with their audiences in a productive way. The machine learning aims at handling all of the customer's content marketing efforts to make their website more visible to users. The software relies on historical data sets to learn how to predict events by detecting patterns that can then be used to determine the outcome of an action.…

Sizmek Fortifies Transparency and Brand Safety Standards for Better AI-Enabled Ad Performance

Latest Move Reinforces Sizmek's On-Going Commitment to Empower Agencies and Advertisers With Greater Transparency, Control, and Superior Ad Performance Leading DSP provider, Sizmek has announced it will now offer full transparency across its AI-enabled platform. The decision is designed to empower and differentiate agencies and advertisers with increased visibility, control and performance over their media planning and buying. Currently, Sizmek is ranked as a leading independent buy-side advertising platform delivering…

Marketing Strategies Turn to Mobile for Data and the Role of AI in 2018

The average millennial exchanges 67 text messages per day and 95% are read within 3 minutes of being sent. Text messaging is a trend that’s not fading and companies who accelerate mobile engagement in their marketing initiatives will see an increase in sales. Although mobile tools have been at marketers’ disposal for years, most struggle to produce enough content to support actionable experiences at scale. The following predictions for 2018 address why companies will be spending their marketing and customer service…

TechBytes with Konrad Pawlus, CTO, SALESmanago

Konrad Pawlus Co-founder and CTO - SALESmanago Marketing automation tools in 2017 are more refined, accurate, and focused on building the highest customer value, directly maximizing return on investment per customer. Customer Value Marketing, a new-age marketing automation strategy that is aimed at outbound campaigns, drives its inspiration from B2C and ecommerce marketing. To understand Customer Value Marketing, and the core intricacies of the Customer LCV in B2B, we spoke to Konrad Pawlus, Co-founder and CTO,…

Why Every Marketer Needs to Focus on Conversations in 2018

Retail marketing is an extraordinarily intricate combination of art and science. Building a brand requires a powerful vision that connects with as large a portion of a highly diverse customer base as possible. Yet, driving revenue means understanding that very diversity on a very personal level, while also extrapolating predictable trends and insights around consumer behaviors, desires, and objections. Walking this complex balance has been made more difficult for physical retailers by the emergence of ecommerce. Not…

Deloitte TMT Predictions: Machine Learning Deployments to Double in 2018; Coins New Lingo #adlergic

Deloitte TMT Predictions: Machine Learning Deployments, Digital Subscriptions, Digital Subscriptions, On-Demand Content and Live Events Will Continue to Drive Growth Relentless change; stubborn continuity… The predictions on tech trends for the New Year 2018 seem to be more drastic than any of its previous editions. Deloitte has just launched its annual Deloitte TMT Predictions for 2018, and it has some serious thought-provoking recommendations for marketing and advertising agencies — focus on machine learning…

Audience Management Platform Leadspace Raises $21 Million Series C Funding to Drive AI-Enabled MarTech Transformation

Series C funding for Leadspace was led by Arrowroot Capital and JVP to support continued AI product leadership and customer growth in the US, and Israel World's leading B2B audience management platform for marketing and sales, Leadspace has raised $21 million in Series C funding, led by Arrowroot Capital and existing investor Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP). As B2B organizations increasingly use big data and AI to drive more targeted relevant engagement and faster growth, Leadspace's latest funding round would drive…

Marketers With Successful Fraud Protection Solutions Have A Competitive Edge

Mobile Ad Fraud Is Evolving So Rapidly That Most Enterprise Marketers Fail To Identify The Costliest Types. AppsFlyer Provides Recommendations to Protect Your Brand According to a Forrester Consulting thought leadership paper commissioned by AppsFlyer entitled Mobile Fraud: Marketers’ Massive Hidden Threat explores, only 1 in 5 enterprise marketers feel they are able to systematically monitor and prevent fraud. Marketers still rely heavily on legacy technologies and tools to combat mobile ad fraud and firms like an…

TechBytes with Gil Klein, Managing Director, Mobfox

Gil Klein Managing Director,  Mobfox Mobfox, a mediation platform, caters to 175+ DSPs across the globe. We spoke to Gil Klein, Managing Director, Mobfox, to understand  how he views the future of programmatic advertising.MTS: Tell us about your role at Mobfox and the team you handle. Gil Klein: As the Managing Director, I am responsible for leading Mobfox and our in-app audience-based programmatic advertising platform, which provides publishers with the tools they need to optimize their ad serving, data layers, and…

Poor Personalization and Lack of Trust Cost US Organizations $756 Billion Last Year

Accenture Study Finds that 44% Consumers Are Frustrated When Companies Fail To Deliver Relevant, Personalized Shopping Experiences, 49% Are Concerned About Personal Data Privacy US consumers are locked in a vicious circle with brands over customer experience, according to new research from Accenture. While 44 percent are frustrated when companies fail to deliver relevant, personalized shopping experiences, nearly half (49 percent) are concerned about personal data privacy as they subscribe to intelligent services designed…

TechBytes with Daniel Waas, Director of Marketing, LogMeIn

Daniel Waas Director of Marketing - LogMeIn Webinar marketing has become a buzzword of sorts in martech.We spoke to Daniel Waas, Director of Marketing, LogMeIn to understand the nuances of webinar marketing.MTS: Tell us about your role at LogMeIn and the team you handle? Daniel Waas: Here at LogMeIn I serve as the director of product marketing for GoToWebinar. My background is in demand gen. I used to run the marketing for the GoTo products in EMEA. Back in Europe, I had three teams. One each in the UK, Germany, and…

Radial and Blue Ridge Partner to Get Inventory Closer to Customers

With Improved Forecasting and Logistics, the Partnership Helps Minimize Overstocks, Understocks and Time in Transit Radial, the leader in omnichannel commerce technology and operations, announced that they have partnered with Blue Ridge Global, a provider of cloud-native supply chain planning solutions. Combining operational and logistics expertise with advanced machine intelligence, the partnership allows retailers to intelligently place inventory across locations and more accurately match supply with demand. Radial…

Iconosquare launches new Facebook analytics tools

Iconosquare, Best Known for Its Instagram Analytics Platform, Expands to Facebook Iconosquare, the social media analytics platform, has launched a new suite of Facebook analytics for social media marketers. Iconosquare for Facebook will allow marketers to track the performance of their Facebook Page metrics and Instagram marketing efforts from a single analytics hub. Iconosquare is best known as a market leader in Instagram analytics, where its platform of advanced and user-friendly analytics software has helped it…

Dailymotion Expands Distribution with Google’s Android TV

Following Global Relaunch, Vivendi-Owned Video Platform Dailymotion Brings High-Profile Publisher Partnerships to Google’s Smart TV Product Dailymotion, the leading destination for video discovery and exploration, has expanded its distribution to Google’s smart TV platform, Android TV. Dailymotion on Android TV allows users to discover the web’s best video content based on their expressed interests and curated feed of trending topics and channels. The arrival of Dailymotion on Android TV follows a major global relaunch…

The New Disruptor-Conversational Marketing and its Practices

Would You Like To Understand What Customers Really Want And How To Give It To Them? Then Start Conversations! Conversational Marketing Is The Latest Buzzword In Marketing Conversational marketing is a unique and emerging marketing methodology through which brands use one-to-one conversations that are personalized in order to learn and remember customer interests through automated technology. In short, conversational marketing is a distinctive interaction of ‘You tell me and I’ll listen’ instead of I’ll tell you and you…

Unifi Software Earns Frost & Sullivan Recognition as a Leader in Customer Value in the Big Data and Analytics Industry

Unifi's Easy To Use Self-Service Data Platform Significantly Lowers Overhead Spent On Business Analysts and IT Teams Based on its recent analysis of the Big Data and Analytics industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Unifi Software (Unifi) with the 2017 North America Customer Value Leadership Award for its self-service data platform that reduces overhead associated with data acquisition, preparation, and data governance. The award also recognizes the company's ability to deliver a clear, demonstrable return on…

TechBytes with Tal Kedar, Chief Technology Officer, Optimove

Tal Kedar Chief Technology Officer,  Optimove In September, relationship marketing hub announced its entry into the financial services space, unveiling its platform to all financial services entities such as banks, insurance companies, trading desks and wealth advisories. We spoke to Tal Kedar, CTO, Optimove, to understand the tech that powers their relationship hub.MTS: Tell us the about idea behind conceiving Optimove 6.0? Tal Kedar: In the past, we have focused our energy as a company — and excelled — in applying a…

When Will Bots Have Their ‘Mobile Moment’?

In 2017, we finally began to see chatbots break into more mainstream usage among consumers. There are a number of factors propelling this usage, from the rising influence of messaging services over social networks to businesses finally committing to an AI future where bots and automated assistants will play an increasingly important role. Consumers are also becoming more comfortable with bot interactions, perhaps the most important element of driving actual value from their deployments. Amazon’s Alexa and the continued…