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Twelve Trends That Will Impact Social Media in 2019

As B2B Marketers, We Know That Currently, It’s Fairly Impossible to Do Anything with Marketing without Leveraging Social Media. So, We Ought to Know Which Independent Domains Will Drive Social Media in 2019 As the year ends, we predict the twelve trends that will make a difference in how marketers leverage social media for campaigning. 1. Data Today’s entrepreneurs have realized that the success of their business depends on how well they handle data and deploy it, over social media or otherwise. No wonder then,…

SAP CEO Bill Mcdermott Named Manager of the Year

SAP CEO Bill McDermott has been named Manager of the Year by the jury of Manager Magazin, the German business magazine. The magazine said the panel chose McDermott for the award because it found “SAP’s long-lasting growth story worthy of distinction.” In an interview with the magazine after being told he had been selecting as manager of the year, McDermott described it as “my best Christmas present.” He also explained how he turned the software group into the most valuable company of Germany. And why the best is yet to…

#5FutureStates Of Content Are Here: SDL’s 2018 Content Predictions Come To Fruition

SDL Research Suggests Customers Expect Continuous Digital Experiences in Content Predictions: Global Brands can deliver this with Latest Process and Automation Innovations across the Content Supply Chain SDL, a global leader in content creation, translation and delivery, revealed that its Five Future States of Content (#5FutureStates) have become a reality, after a series of its innovations that have been incubated over the past year have begun to deliver solutions based on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine…

Six Months of GDPR — How Has It Changed Business?

Before its existence, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) brought about lots of fears within the circles of business owners and marketers. For customers or prospective clients, as that was their much awaited ‘triumph’ after the Facebook security breach. As we are aware that data and its privacy protection is as old as the advancing age of cyber technology, it took seven years of preparation before the new GDPR was implemented. Since then, we’ve been seeing its influence on almost everything from digital…

Prediction Series 2019: Interview with Grad Conn, CXMO, Sprinklr

Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be part of the MarTech company, Sprinklr? I was actually Sprinklr’s first customer — way back in 2011 — so I’ve known this crew for a long time. It was a very natural move for me to go from Seattle at Microsoft to Sprinklr in NYC for both personal and professional reasons. As a true geek, I actually started my career at Microsoft in Microsoft Research. I love playing with new, forward-thinking technology. Choosing a new career path at Sprinklr gives me…

Brand Safety Institute Names Two Dozen Industry Leaders to Help Design Brand Safety Curriculum

New BSI/TAG White Paper Recommends Closer Brand-Agency Collaboration, Increased Investment in Brand Safety Resources The Brand Safety Institute (BSI) named two dozen industry leaders as founding members of the BSI Editorial Board, which will help design the brand safety curriculum for BSI’s accreditation program for corporate executives. The new editorial board includes senior executives focusing on brand safety and related issues from top trade associations – including the 4A’s, IAB UK, IAB Tech Lab, ISBA, JICWEBS,…

Sprinklr’s Social Media Management Platform, Experience Cloud, Acclaimed by Frost & Sullivan for Helping Brands Improve Customer…

Sprinklr's Platform Analyzes Data and Bridges Data Silos Across Resource Management Systems, Helping Brands Optimize Their Digital Experience Management Strategy in the Social Ecosystem Based on its recent analysis of the North America social suites market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Sprinklr, with the 2018 North America Customer Value Leadership Award for its full-spectrum social customer experience management platform, Experience Cloud. This social media suite supports brands and marketers to enhance the customer…

Pixability Announces Key Leadership Team Hires

Matt Duffy Joins as CMO, Lata Ahuja Appointed VP, Engineering Pixability, the leading provider of insights and optimizations for video advertising across YouTube, Facebook, and Connected TV, announced a pair of strategic new hires to strengthen its executive team. Matt Duffy will be the new Chief Marketing Officer and Lata Ahuja has been hired as the VP of Engineering. Both will help Pixability maintain its strong momentum during this period of rapid growth for the company. Matt Duffy, the newly appointed CMO, brings more…

Three Influencer Marketing Practices to Leave in 2018

In the second quarter of 2018, global advertising spend on Instagram was up 177 percent year on year, according to Merkle. Marketers are shifting more of their budget than ever before into social media and the investment in influencer marketing continues to rise. It’s an effective way for brands to tap into specialised audiences, achieve wide reach and have their product seen in a different light by prospective customers. These authentic product placements can result into impressive engagement for brands who often fail to…

Interview with Eric Lam, Co-Founder and CEO, AspireIQ

"Brands can leverage our analytics dashboards to see the impact of each piece of content on different channels in real time."Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What made you start AspireIQ? I started my career in finance and got into technology after getting my MBA at Harvard. Afterwards, I joined Pocket Gems where I served as VP of Product and managed an organization of more than 60 people that generated $80 million in annual revenue. At Pocket Gems, I realized how difficult it is for products to be…

UNIFY Launches Chatbot for Customer Service Solution

Cloud-Based Chat Software Solution Helps Businesses Reduce Cost of Contact Centers While Increasing Customer Satisfaction UNIFY a greater-Seattle based company, announced immediate availability of the UNIFY Chatbot for Customer Service Solution. The Cloud-based solution will allow businesses to be available 24/7 to customers in a responsive manner via a chat interface using bot technology developed by UNIFY. “UNIFY Chatbots will allow customers to scale up and scale down for their peak season without having to add a…

CrossInstall and Google Partner to Bring Playable Instant Demos to Google Play

Try-Before-You-Buy Technology Delivers More Engaged, Pre-Qualified Players to App Publishers CrossInstall, the leading creator of interactive mobile ads, announced a partnership with Google to bring CrossInstall’s Instant Playables to Google Play. Instant Playables, available for free as a value-added service for CrossInstall’s Creatives as a Service (CaaS) clients, allow users to try out apps and games directly on Google Play without a download, via Google Play Instant. Clicking on the ‘Try Now’ button launches a short…

20 Free Marketing Tools for Every Marketer

MarTech Series Talks About the Basic Attributes of 20 Tools for Marketers That Can Be Tried for Free Marketers today are exposed to dozens of tools that promise to make their lives easier, however, narrowing down on one is easier said than done. MarTech Series seeks to ease this process for the marketing community by featuring the best tools that can be tried for free as well as their paid equivalents. 1. Buffer Buffer is an easy to use tool to schedule posts on social media. Prior editing can be done to check post…

IgnitionOne Partners With Serenata CRM to Provide Customer Intelligence to Hospitality Marketers

Leading CRM Provider to Leverage IgnitionOne’s Customer Intelligence Platform for Real-Time Data and Personalized Marketing IgnitionOne, a leading global marketing technology and data analytics provider, announced a partnership with Serenata CRM, a leading provider of CRM solutions for hoteliers. Through this partnership, Serenata CRM will leverage IgnitionOne’s real-time customer scoring technology to enhance its existing solution that ties together all touchpoints of the guests’ journey into one central experience…

IBM Watson Marketing Releases 2019 Marketing Trends Report Focused on Emerging Trends Redefining the Profession in the Shift to AI

Top Drivers Include "the Emotion Economy," Tech-First Marketers, and AI-Powered Personalization, Supported by New Roles in Data and Agile Marketing With artificial intelligence (AI) continuing to gain usage among marketing professionals, IBM announced a new report from IBM Watson Marketing identifying a new breed of marketers coming to the forefront. Driven by a growing need to meaningfully structure data to enable actionable, real-time decision making IBM's 2019 Marketing Trends Report provides practical insights for…

In-Game Advertising Matures to Become Viable Alternative to In-App Purchases, Finds deltaDNA Study

Higher Demand for Ad Network Transparency and Campaign Data Sees Developers Remaining Loyal to Those Networks That Deliver After years of uncertain experimentation, Free-to-Play (F2P) game developers are starting to view ads as a genuine alternative to In-App Purchases (IAPs) rather than just an additional revenue bonus. In the last twelve months, the number of games owing at least 40% of total revenues to ads has increased by 15%, while the number of games generating 81 – 100% of their revenue from ads has leapt by a…

Infinity Launches UK’s First Conversation Analytics Suite

Infinity Tracking Ltd announced the launch of its Conversation Analytics suite, becoming the first UK call intelligence company to provide these services. “Due to the explosion of smartphones, the total number of calls that businesses are receiving is only going to go up” Infinity clients using Conversation Analytics will be able to analyse the speech on every call they receive, and efficiently enable companies to act on these insights at scale. This will allow them to identify calls where payments were made, when…

Neustar Media Effectiveness Study Reveals Digital Advertising Tops TV in Movie Studio Mix

Digital Media Drives Biggest Sales Impact with a 46 Percent Contribution to Box Office Revenue Neustar, Inc., the leading trusted, neutral provider of unified marketing intelligence, revealed the findings of a media effectiveness evaluation that analyzed advertising channels for 70 US. movies, representing a majority of wide-release box office sales. The analysis covered eight different marketing channels – TV, online, display, online video, paid Facebook advertising, out of home advertising (OOH), radio, print and…

Adnuntius Enriches Geotargeting Capabilities With Digital Element’s IP Intelligence Solution

Industry-Leading IP Geolocation Intelligence Implemented for Precision Targeting Digital Element, the global IP geolocation data and services provider, has announced that specialist online advertising and marketing platform, Adnuntius, has chosen its NetAcuity Pulse technology to improve targeting capabilities for its global publishing and marketing clients. Adnuntius enriches geotargeting capabilities with Digital Element’s IP intelligence solution Adnuntius provides a holistic solution for data utilisation,…

Accenture to Acquire Adaptly to Bolster Accenture Interactive Programmatic Services Offering

Addition of Digital Media Services Company Will Strengthen Accenture Interactive’s Ability to Help Clients Transform the Digital Customer Experience Across the World’s Largest Digital Platforms Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire NYC-based Adaptly, a digital media services company that enables the world’s leading brands to manage data-driven campaigns across prominent digital advertising channels and platforms. “This acquisition will help us to further reinvent today’s operating approach by…