V12 Data Appoints Heather Lockhart as Chief Marketing Officer

Prior to Joining V12 Data, Lockhart Served as Vice President of Marketing of AvidXChange, a Leading Saas-based AP automation provider People-based audience provider, V12 Data, announced the appointment of Heather Lockhart as Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, Lockhart will be responsible for leading brand strategy and the integration of all marketing and communications initiatives. "With over 20 years of experience in building and leading high performing marketing organizations in both B2B…

Nucleus Research Recognizes Infor in CRM Value Matrix

Infor CRM Noted for Mobility, Industry Accelerators, and Social Selling Capabilities Infor, a leading provider of business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, announced that Infor has once again been recognized as a Leader in Nucleus Research's latest Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Technology Value Matrix. The CRM Value Matrix for the second half of 2017 reflects the advances vendors have made in those areas with leaders differentiating themselves on mobile, industry accelerators and…

TechBytes with Agatha Rymanowska, SVP, Enterprise Operations, Conversant

Agatha Rymanowska SVP, Enterprise Operations, Conversant Conversant is the industry leader in personalized digital advertising and the digital media arm of Epsilon. The Conversant One-to-One Relationship Engine (Core), Conversant’s massive, continually learning engine that builds on the industry’s largest set of consumer data, was recently awarded “Best Industry Innovation” at the 2017 iMedia ASPY Awards.  We spoke with Agatha Rymanowska, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Operations, to understand how Conversant…

TechBytes with Bartłomiej Romański, Chief Technology Officer, RTB House

Bartłomiej Romański Chief Technology Officer, RTB House In November,  RTB House, a global retargeting technology provider for top advertisers, announced the release of another deep-learning based breakthrough for marketers, which provides them with an ultra-precise way to estimate potential clicks on ads, yielding stronger ROI.We spoke to RTB House CTO Bartłomiej Romański, to find out the implications of this release.MTS: Tell us about your role at RTB House and the team you handle? Bartłomiej Romański: As Chief…

Millennials Are Causing a Sales Revolution

I’m a millennial, and I’m proud of it. If you haven’t noticed, there are a lot of us out there. According to Nielsen, millennials now make up one-quarter of the US population with a total of 77 million. We’re starting to take over the workforce as well with an estimated 35 percent of the workforce being millennials by 2020. We’re here to stay. I’ll be the first one to admit we bring some good qualities and some bad qualifies. One thing is for sure—millennials don’t put up with crap. Some people think we’re lazy, but it…

Unveiling Artsai, The First Artificial Intelligence Solution to Consolidate the Marketing Stack

Self-funded by Serial Entrepreneurs and ex-NativeX exec, The Already-Profitable Company Uses Artificial Intelligence To Learn Across Platforms And Eliminates The Need For Disparate Marketing Vendors Artsai has announced that it is coming out of stealth mode to unveil the first and only platform that uses artificial intelligence technology to consolidate the marketing stack for brands and publishers so they can leverage previously siloed data insights and optimize the entire customer lifecycle journey for dramatically…

Don’t Be Late for the Party: Holiday Planning Starts Now!

With the kids back in school and summer behind us, it can only mean one thing—time to start planning for the holidays! “Wait! But the leaves only just started to change?” you might be thinking. I know, it seems early. But an early start can mean the difference between using the same-old, ho-ho-ho-hum specials and décor from last year and developing a truly unique and differentiated experience that surprises and delights customers—and keeps them coming back long after the holidays are over. A well-planned holiday event…

Interview with Nathan Kontny, CEO, Highrise

"I think the whole hyperpersonalized message is a bit overhyped. What's more important is actually trying to make messages more "personal." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be part of a CRM company? I'm the CEO of Highrise, a CRM tool that offers the simplest solution for tracking leads and managing follow-ups. We serve tens of thousands of customers worldwide, helping people follow up on their relationships rather than just work through a sales pipeline. …

Dreamforce TechBytes with Mike Fitzmaurice, VP, Workflow Technology at Nintex

Mike Fitzmaurice VP, Workflow Technology at Nintex Salesforce Dreamforce is one of the biggest software conferences in the world. In the run-up to this event, we unveil our special TechByte series featuring high-profile Dreamforce attendees and MarTech Champions. We spoke to Mike Fitzmaurice, VP, Workflow Technology, Nintex, to see how he views the event.MTS: What’s the biggest attraction for you at Dreamforce 2017? Mike Fitzmaurice: Every year, the biggest attraction for me is definitely the community. We are always…

Marketing Op’s Guide to GDPR Compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect on May 25, 2018, strengthens data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. It affects any company, including U.S. companies, which collect data or handle customer data containing EU citizen information. GDPR will impact virtually every business, especially companies in consumer Internet, ecommerce, AdTech, MarTech, SalesTech, HRTech, security, even the Internet of…

Interview with Javier de la Torre, CEO, CARTO

"Location intelligence technology needs to be more accessible and closer to the specific areas of expertise professionals understand already." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role at CARTO and how you got here? What inspired you to start a location data intelligence company? I am the Founder and CEO at CARTO. While I do a bit of everything, I particularly focus on the long term strategy for the company and staying close to our customers, ensuring we are understanding market needs that drive the future of…

Dreamforce TechBytes with Ashley Walsh, VP, Marketing, Formstack

Ashley Walsh VP, Marketing, Formstack Salesforce Dreamforce is one of the biggest software conferences in the world. In the run-up to this event, we unveil our special TechByte series featuring high-profile Dreamforce attendees and MarTech Champions. We spoke to Ashley Walsh, VP, Marketing, FormStack, to see what she had to say about attending Dreamforce.MTS: As a technology partner of Salesforce CRM, what excites you at Dreamforce? Ashley Walsh: Dreamforce gives you access to the largest gathering of software users…

Interview with Doug Randall, CEO, Protagonist

"The creative aspect of marketing can’t be replicated by a machine and humans will always be part of utilizing the data that AI delivers." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to start a narrative analytics company? When I co-founded Protagonist, I didn’t really know we were building a narrative analytics company when we first started. I had been working in a boutique consulting firm after grad school on the East Coast, but became intrigued by what was happening in…

Dreamforce TechBytes with Ed King, CEO, Openprise

Ed King Founder & CEO - Openprise Salesforce Dreamforce is one of the biggest software conferences in the world. In the run-up to this event, we unveil our special TechByte series featuring high-profile Dreamforce attendees and MarTech Champions. We spoke to Openprise CEO Ed King about CX and his expectations from Dreamfrorce.MTS: What tops your agenda at Dreamforce 2017? Ed King:Lead and account scoring! Today at Dreamforce, Openprise is announcing new lead and account scoring capabilities. The reality is that most…

Dreamforce TechBytes with Matt Ostanik, CEO, FunnelWise

Matt Ostanik CEO,  FunnelWise Salesforce Dreamforce is one of the biggest software conferences in the world. In the run-up to this event, we unveil our special TechByte series featuring high-profile Dreamforce attendees and MarTech Champions. We spoke to FunnelWise CEO Matt Ostanik about the evolution of revenue funnel science.MTS: How has Revenue Funnel Science evolved in terms of MarTech maturity? Matt Ostanik: Revenue Funnel Science™ and MarTech go hand-in-hand. Revenue Funnel Science is a framework to utilize the…

Interview with Ed Bussey, CEO, Quill

"Consumers are now interacting with brands across more channels and touch points than ever before, the issue of maintaining consistency and providing customers with a cohesive brand experience is also becoming increasingly important." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to start a content production company? I began my career in the Royal Navy, followed by various security and counterterrorism roles with the UK diplomatic service. When the internet became more…

The Modern Salesperson

When asked to think of an individual making a living off the sales profession, many people still imagine a man in a suit hitting the streets, demoing products and charming customers. But this is no longer the case--the modern salesperson isn’t pounding the pavement or flipping through their Rolodexes for specific contacts. They are instead people with diverse backgrounds sitting in front of a computer screen, more responsive and able to make efficient lead conversions faster than ever before. From prospecting to closing…

Interview with Alberto Sutton, SVP, Marketing, Onvia

"In those days, programming AI meant predicting as many possible outputs and linking some response or action to each. Nowadays the paradigm has shifted to programming of neural networks, where the machine learns over time through the exposure to data, patterns and events." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role at Onvia and how you got here? I joined Onvia as Senior Vice President of Marketing in February 2016. I was attracted by the company's unique position to resolve the friction in the…

Finding the Perfect Balance Between Personalization and Automation with Event Marketing

In-person events are the perfect opportunity to maximize your brand’s engagement with key audiences. The opportunity is so great that marketers are willing to spend up to $26.1 billion a year on in-person events. But, despite the massive amounts of time and effort invested, many organizations struggle to keep pace with the challenges that events can present to their marketing organizations, such as collecting and drawing conclusions from massive amounts of data or difficulty in quantifying ROI. The considerable investment…

TechBytes with Enriko Aryanto, Co-Founder, QuanticMind

Enriko Aryanto Co-Founder,  QuanticMind Last month, QuanticMind secured $20 million in Series B that was followed by the data platform for intelligent marketing announcing an AI-powered solution for Google shopping. To understand how the new machine learning-based solution integrates with the existing predictive advertising platform, we spoke to QuanticMind Chief Technology Officer, Enriko Aryanto.MTS: What are the key components of QuanticMind’s predictive advertising platform? Enriko Aryanto: QuanticMind’s key…