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Interview with Udayan Bose, Founder & CEO, NetElixir Inc

"Never lose sight of the BIG PURPOSE and stay true to your CORE VALUES."On Search Engine Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role at NetElixir and how you got here. (What inspired you to start NetElixir).   I founded NetElixir with the sole purpose of helping businesses succeed online. In my previous role at PartyGaming I had experienced, first-hand, the challenges behind running and scaling a consistently profitable search marketing program. The balance of strategic management and clinical…

Interview with Cameron Avery, CEO at Elastic Grid

"I’ve always liked American writer Elbert Hubbard’s saying, “Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive. “…I’ve had a lot of great advice, but this one always makes me smile."MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role and how you got here. (what inspired you to start a MarTech company) I’m the CEO and founder of Elastic Grid. We started life more than 16 years ago as Elastic Digital, a creative agency for large B2B IT Vendors (Symantec, VMware, NetApp etc.) in Sydney, Australia. The inspiration to…

From Cookies to Ad IDs, Why Email Is Key

Necessity is the mother of invention, and the need to provide a reliable identifier for mobile users has led to a revolution in identifying and tracking users across all devices. We may not see the fruit of this revolution for a few years, but I predict that the depreciation of the cookie will continue. Responding to the difficulty of identifying mobile users, Google’s Ad ID was created to allow advertisers to enable a persistent, anonymous consumer profile for mobile phone users. Another important innovation came in late…

Interview with Irv Shapiro, Founder & CEO – DialogTech

"Most CMOs today spend as much, if not more, time thinking about data and marketing stacks as they do building creative content."On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role and how you got here. (what inspired you to start a martech company) The role of a high-tech founder evolves over time. When I started Ifbyphone, now known as DialogTech, I did it in response to a personal experience. In 2006, I was shopping for a professional grade digital camera and found the majority of e-commerce sites I…

Interview with Andy Zimmerman, CMO – Evergage

"Those products that efficiently integrate into existing tech stacks and can capture, analyze, interpret and act on customer data will have the biggest advantage."On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role and how you got here. I oversee the marketing function at Evergage. I first learned about Evergage as a client at my previous company. Once I got to know the platform and the people behind it and came to appreciate the huge market potential for the company, I worked with the CEO to come on…

Interview with Tyson Quick, Founder & CEO – Instapage

"Never give up! Perseverance is the reason Instapage is now a 100+ person organization, and I believe far too many entrepreneurs fail because they gave up too early."On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role and how you got here. (what inspired you to start a martech company) I’m the founder and CEO, and I started Instapage out of frustration with the inefficiency in paid advertising. Google and Facebook have made the purchasing of extremely targeted advertising so efficient that both are…

Interview with Sean Burke, CEO, KiteDesk

"Technology today is being built for marketing OR sales, and the way we see it in future, is that it is going to be built for marketing AND sales."On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role and how you got here. (what inspired you to start a martech company) I joined KiteDesk in 2013. At that time, the co-founders Jack Kennedy and Jared Rodriguez, whom I met through an investor group, had just started writing the code for a Sales Engagement Platform that connected cloud applications together.…

Interview with Matt Reid, VP Marketing – Velocify

"When something can be done in less than 5 minutes, get it done. Don’t add to the list, just get it done."On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role and how you got here. (what inspired you to start a martech company) I am the VP of Marketing at Velocify, where I’m responsible for the company’s overall global marketing efforts. I lead corporate marketing, product marketing, marketing research, and demand generation functions. My path to marketing leader was a bit unconventional - I actually…

Interaction 2017: GroupM Explains the Disruptive Forces in Paid Ads Ecosystem

GroupM has released its latest annual insight on digital transformation occurring across the organization. The report, titled “Interaction: Preview Edition for Clients and Partners February 2017”, which is part of GroupM’s Worldwide Media and Marketing Forecast, identified the primary disruptors in paid ads ecosystem. Interaction 2017 quotes the duopoly of Facebook and Google in online advertising, trends in ad blocking and the malice of fake news. The critical approach adopted by Interaction 2017 demonstrates the ambiguity…