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SaaSWorks Receives $5 Million in Funding

Boston-based company SaaSWorks, which delivers operational solutions for scaling SaaS businesses, recently received a $5 million investment led by Conversion Venture Capital along with prominent SaaS CEOs, CFOs and executives. "It's been humbling to see the type of support we've had from our initial customers, team and investors," says Co-Founder Vipul Shah. "Based on what we learned from operating, investing in, and advising numerous scaling SaaS companies over the past several years, Jim and I identified a common theme…

Sendoso Raises $40 Million in Series B as Growth Skyrockets

Latest Funding Round Caps Off Record Year With 330% Revenue Growth, More Than 15,000 Active Senders, Recognition from Gartner, and Leadership on G2 Sendoso, the leading Sending Platform, today announced it has secured $40 million in Series B funding, led by Oak HC/FT, bringing the company’s amount raised to $54.1 million. After achieving 330% revenue growth in 2019, Sendoso will use these funds for continued product innovation, market expansion, and team growth. Companies today are faced with increasing challenges to…

Is In-Game Advertising the Next Big Thing in AdTech?

Back in 2008, Barack Obama (then Senator) achieved a sort of firsts when his presidential campaign ads appeared in the popular EA game Burnout Paradise on Xbox 360. A billboard message inside the game encouraged players to register to vote. Obama realized back then what many brands are taking note of today: young audiences of 18 to 34-year-olds — which represent the core gamer group — are getting harder to reach via traditional advertising mediums such as television, and are instead spending a considerable amount of time…

MarTech Interview with Fara Rosenzweig, Chief Content Officer at ManyChat

"SEO will also give you new story ideas. So you can figure out what’s being searched, create stories around while answering your community and reaching new audiences thanks to Google searches." Journey into Tech  Hi Fara, tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to take up the role at ManyChat?  Great question. I never imagined being in the world of technology. However, over the years, I’ve had to learn how to use various technologies to improve content creation efficiency and distribution.…

Vidyard Introduces ‘Video Selling’ Certification to Accelerate Digital Marketing and Sales Agency Growth

With increasing demand from clients for training on how to incorporate video into their sales processes, 10 leading digital marketing and sales agencies have now completed the certification Vidyard, the leading video platform provider for business, has just expanded its Agency Partner Program to include an industry-first Video Selling certification. This certification was built to help digital marketing and sales agencies expand their services while helping their clients grow their revenue. The first cohort of agency…

MarTech Interview with Alexey Orap, CEO at YouScan

"As AI starts to play a crucial role in data intelligence products, every technology vendor should pay attention to this trend" Company Insights Tell us about your journey into Marketing Technology. What inspired you to start a Social Media analytics SaaS company? I've graduated from the Faculty of Computer Science at Kyiv National University. I started my career in the tech industry by the time the internet revolution was in full swing - end of 90's - and all my jobs were in the tech sector since then. So technology is…

LinkedIn Veteran Doug Camplejohn Joins as EVP & GM of Salesforce Sales Cloud

The global leader in martech, Salesforce has tapped Doug Camplejohn as its new EVP and GM of Sales Cloud CRM. Doug will lead the next phase of innovation in Sales Cloud CRM products at Salesforce. The new EVP Sales Cloud updated his LinkedIn profile to announce the transition. By hiring Doug Camplejohn, Salesforce has proved again its product development and customer acquisition plans for 2020-2025. The CRM maker intends to further fortify its security measures and IT preparedness that is central to the Cloud and SaaS…

PostcardMania Now Integrated with Zapier, Launches Trigger-Based Direct Mail to Users of 238 CRMs Nationwide

PostcardMania, a $60 million marketing firm specializing in direct mail, recently launched a new Zapier integration that will provide business owners nationwide with the ability to add trigger-based direct mail to their marketing pipelines, now making it easier than ever to put PostcardMania's uniquely success-based designs in the actual hands of prospects in a timely fashion. The integration is now available to users of over 238 CRMs and marketing platforms, including popular services such as Salesforce, Hubspot,…

Anura Awarded TAG Certified Against Fraud Seal by the Trustworthy Accountability Group

Fraud Seal Certification Demonstrates Anura's Leadership in Raising Industry Standards, Strengthens Its Solutions for Fortune 1000 Companies Anura, a leading provider of ad fraud protection solutions, is excited to announce that it has been awarded the TAG Certified Against Fraud Seal by the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG). After achieving the TAG certification with independent validation by a third-party auditor, Anura's platform is well-positioned to be marketed to larger brand-name companies, increasing its market…

4 Tried-and-True Methods for Fixing the Customer Experience

Want to know the real trick to standing out from your competitors and driving in higher Sales volumes? Improve your online customer experience (CX). I know this is nothing new. A killer CX has always been (and always will be) one of the best ways to build brand awareness. This is truly the bottom line to success in any type of business – and the customer experience will only continue to become more of a major selling point for consumers. This year, it is expected that customers will care more about the experience a…

Wibbitz Launches Studio and WAVI, Meeting Brand Demand for Enterprise-Class Video Creation and Automation

New Offerings are a Major Inflection Point for Wibbitz as Brands Integrate Video Across Business Strategies and Shift Creation In-House Automated video creation company Wibbitz announced the launch of Wibbitz Studio and the Wibbitz Automated Video Interface (WAVI), two major new product and feature releases intended to support brands as they continue to bring creative production in-house and to integrate video as a strategic business lever across all aspects of their organizations. Each new offering gives brands the…

Marvel Marketers Partners with Ulster University to Bring Cutting-Edge Digital Marketing Coursework to Students and Staff

Marvel Marketers, an award-winning marketing agency with offices in San Mateo, CA, Austin, TX, and Belfast, Northern Ireland, is continuing to expand its footprint in EMEA with a new strategic partnership with Ulster University. The agency will use the framework from its training arm, Professor M’s Academy, to bring hands-on marketing automation training to Ulster’s undergraduate and graduate marketing students and staff. With coursework in Marketo, Pardot, Eloqua, and HubSpot, along with the digital marketing best…

MarTech Primer: Sales Enablement Definitions, Tools, and Techniques- Part 1

Today, we have over 75+ Sales Enablement vendors and enablers who help B2B Sales companies better manage their Sales operations. In this MarTech primer on Sales Enablement definitions, we have tried to provide the current context of enabling every B2B Marketing team with the relevant tools and information. What is Sales Enablement? Various departments in the company could use Enablement techniques for a wide array of purposes to sell its ideas, insights, services, and products. In a purely SaaS or Cloud economy, we would…

Top 8 Use Cases of RPA in Retail

The crisis of the retail industry is known to us all. The traditional method of retail, as we knew it a decade ago, is now not applicable in the market. With the increasing complexity of every industry, retail is facing a challenge because of changing customer demands and growing requirements of high user satisfaction. Robotic Process Automation or RPA is an optimum solution that can be utilized to complement unparalleled growth and the complexities attached to it. RPA in retail can automate and seamlessly improve the…

MarTech Interview with Austin Rolling, CEO at Outfield

"Businesses that have Outside Sales and Marketing teams will need to become smarter about how to get the most ROI out of their resources" Journey into Tech Hi Austin, tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to take up the role at Outfield? I am the Co-founder and CEO of Outfield, which is a web and mobile app designed for Field Sales and Marketing programs. I began my journey at the age of 20 when I started my first company. It was a fashion website where I imported apparel from different…

Brightcove Launches New Demand Generation Application, Brightcove Campaign

Brightcove Campaign offers engaging, video-driven marketing with insightful analytics to measure performance across industry benchmarks Brightcove Inc., the leading provider of cloud services for video, announced Brightcove Campaign, a purpose-built application that enables marketers to easily create video-driven marketing campaigns that yield insightful data with the ability to compare video performance to a variety of industry benchmarks. Marketers can now generate, maintain, and optimize campaigns, and boost overall…

Seven Areas Where MarTech CMOs Are Most Likely to Spend

Last month, MarTech Series published its take on Gartner’s report for Seven areas that the CMO will most likely spend in 2019. The seven areas are: 1. Digital Marketing 2. MarTech 3. Advertising 4. Workshorses 5. Innovation 6. Customer Experience 7. Personalization Gartner predicts that 29% of the annual CMO budget will be disbursed towards MarTech. Now, we are jotting down industry chatter around the report. Tech Feed from the Industry For industry stalwarts, the budget allocation comes as no surprise. Due to…

All for One Group Relies on the FirstSpirit Hybrid CMS

Uses FirstSpirit Hybrid CMS from e-Spirit as the basis for its websites and personalized customer portal e-Spirit, maker of the industry-leading FirstSpirit Digital Experience Platform (DXP) powered by a hybrid (headless+) CMS, announced that All for One Group, a leading consulting and IT group, recently launched a newly rebranded mobile-first website (all-for-one.com), microsites and a personalized customer portal powered by FirstSpirit. All for One marketers use the SaaS-based FirstSpirit DXP and hybrid (headless+)…

Avoma Introduces the First End-to-End AI Meeting Assistant

The most effective way to meet, collaborate and achieve meeting outcomes faster Avoma announces the first AI assistant for customer-facing teams that focuses on a meeting’s end-to-end lifecycle. It automates low-value tasks and augments high-value tasks that one has to do before, during and after each meeting. “Today, to have just one meeting with a customer, you have to juggle between 5-6 different applications. When you have 50+ meetings every month, the amount of context-switching, information loss and inefficient…

TechBytes with Julie Lemieux, VP of Product Design at Sigma Computing

Tell us about your role and journey into Technology.    I am the VP of Product Design at Sigma Computing, which means I oversee the design and user experience of our product. Right now, I am hyper-focused on gathering as much feedback from our customers as possible, so I can continue to improve how they interact with Sigma. I majored in American History for my undergrad and spent a great deal of my free time in the Computer Science labs. After graduation, I was trying to figure out what to do and my dad encouraged me…