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V12 Data Launches V12 Velocity, an Integrated Customer Data Platform to Drive Accelerated Results

V12 Data, a leading provider of people-based marketing solutions, announced the launch of V12 Velocity, an integrated Customer Data Platform (CDP) solution that blends first and third party data, customer journeys and analytics to drive accelerated results for brands. The solution is also the first CDP in the marketplace to include thousands of third-party data elements as part of its bundled solution. Using V12's CDP package, brands can quickly integrate and manage customer data to acquire new customers, develop actionable…

Acura Ties into #LookUp with 2019 RDX Social Campaign

Acura Social Campaign Inspires Everyone - from Drivers to Artists to Influencers - to #LookUp from Their Daily Lives and Share Their Unique Views and Experiences Acura has partnered with influencers across multiple social platforms to encourage people to look up from their daily lives and share their unique views and experiences using #LookUp. The campaign is inspired by the organic use of #LookUp, which boasts nearly four million posts on Instagram alone. Acura's campaign features stunning photography of the dramatically…

IGTV: A Window into the World of Instagram’s Mobile Users

Horizontal videos – out; vertical videos – in. The rise of Instagram TV (IGTV), Instagram’s vertical video platform sets the stage for marketers and brands to showcase their products, tapping into the format of choice for today’s consumer. New Kid on the Block Instagram’s foray on the vertical video comes as no surprise, as mobile devices garner 60% of all video views worldwide. First to take advantage of this trend was Instagram’s competitors, YouTube and Snapchat. While YouTube reigns supreme when it comes to…

Data Privacy Startup DataGrail Announces $4 Million Series A Classic at a $16 Million Valuation

DataGrail's Platform Gives Users Data Transparency and Preference Control, While Enabling Businesses to Manage That Personal Data Across Third-Party Systems and Comply with Regulations like GDPR and CCPA DataGrail, a new personal data privacy startup, announced their $4 Million Classic Series A round of funding at a $16 Million valuation. Cloud Apps Capital Partners was the lead investor, and Gunderson Dettmer participated. DataGrail gives users visibility into what data companies have and how their data is used.…

Wistia Launches One, Ten, One Hundred

Spending $111,000 to Help Business Understand the Balance of Budget vs Creativity Wistia, a video software provider for small- and medium-sized businesses, announces the start of One, Ten, One Hundred, a unique project to gauge the impact budgets on creative ideas for video ads. To do this, Wistia commissioned Sandwich Video to come up with the creative concepts and produce three ads with a production budget of $1,000, $10,000 and $100,000 respectively. The three ads performance and the audience reaction, will then be…

Verve Announces Exclusive Partnership with Accretive Media, Bringing the Power of Movement Science to Digital Out-Of-Home

Verve, the leading mobile platform for location-powered programmatic video and display marketing,  announces its exclusive partnership with Accretive Media, a programmatic digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising platform. The partnership brings location-powered consumer insights, targeting, and measurement capabilities to the DOOH space, empowering brands and advertisers to reach uniquely-qualified consumer segments that take into consideration movement patterns as well as the benefit of cross-screen exposure. During a…

Top 5 Mobile Ad Tech Trends at DMEXCO 2018

The digital economy is evolving at breakneck speed and DMEXCO, which took place in Cologne on September 12 and 13, gathered thought leaders across the digital marketing industry under one roof. The 41,000 visitors-strong event is held annually in Germany, so the focus is both on global and European topics. This year’s motto was “Take C.A.R.E.” – a timely reminder that the digital economy is aware of users’ needs and the ad tech industry should be making a shift towards more transparent communication. With pivotal changes…

Interview with Arndt Groth, President, Smaato

"Competition is definitely a good thing when it comes to marketing tools, but the downside is that it always takes a long time to integrate the acquisitions into a holistic offering."Tell us about your role and journey into technology. How did you arrive at Smaato? After spending the last couple of decades with different ad tech and media companies, joining Smaato was a natural evolution. The tech industry has shifted towards mobile-first, and that's exactly where Smaato is. I’ve always had an interest in technology,…

Five Rising Video Capabilities to Accelerate Sales and Marketing Campaigns

Emerging Technologies Are Extending Video's Outreach Advancing technologies aiding the development of video content are creating new markets and inspiring teams to design newer methods to drive sales. This is promising for marketers who are already increasingly adopting videos in their B2B marketing campaigns. Video promotions are becoming the norm. Content-rich videos are increasingly becoming popular among B2B audiences. Forbes Magazine made the following observations: 50% of online traffic is dominated by video…

TechBytes with Will Federman, Executive Editor, The Tylt

Will Federman Executive Editor, The Tylt Video content truly helps build intimate, long-lasting brand-focused relationships. As the dynamic of mobile-only marketing technology changes, CMOs could well look out for video marketing technologies that increase audience reach and conversion. Will Federman, Executive Editor at The Tylt, provides critical insights on how brands could maximize their ROI from video technologies.Tell us about your journey into technology and the team you lead? As executive editor, I oversee…

World’s First AR, VR & MR Marketing Conference Announces Speakers and Agenda

Mixed Reality Marketing Summit takes place on Nov. 5 in New York City Mixed Reality Marketing Summit, the world’s first AR, VR, MR conference completely focused on educating marketers, entrepreneurs and business owners on how to successfully enter the augmented reality and virtual reality space, will take place at the PlayStation Theater in New York City Nov. 5th. The groundbreaking, one-day summit will equip marketers on how to successfully enter the immersive space or continue experimenting with AR, VR or MR in their…

Interview with Matthew Wasserlauf, CEO and Founder, Torrential

"While TV advertising will remain an important medium in the greater mix, it’s importance will diminish as millennials access video across devices."Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What inspired you to find Torrential? My role in the tech industry was born out of an epiphany I had in 1998 at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, CA. Jeff Weiner (now CEO of LinkedIn) was walking us through CityWeb; a digital product merging the worlds of Warner Bros. with Time Inc. in a never-seen-before, internet…

Sprinklr and Snaps Drive Human-Robot Collaboration for a New Era of Customer Care

Sprinklr, the world’s #1 social media management platform, announced its integration with Snaps, the leading conversational marketing platform. The companies are launching the Sprinklr and Snaps Agent Handoff, which helps brands easily manage the transition between an automated chatbot and a human agent for complex customer care questions in Facebook Messenger, Twitter and SMS. Now, brands can provide a personalized experience on messaging platforms while reducing customer care costs. The Challenge: Improving the Chatbot…

SOCi Releases SOCi Go Enabling Multi-Location Brands to Access and Manage Social Content from Anywhere

SOCi, Inc., the leader in social media and reputation management for multi-location brands, today announced the launch of its new mobile app SOCi Go, allowing both corporate and local representatives of multi-location brands to leverage the company’s award-winning social and reputation management software from the palm of their hand. The app addresses the needs of today’s business environment, which requires workers to be constantly connected. Also Read: Optimizely Introduces Adaptive Audiences To Personalize Digital…

Bitsclub Vision Program Enters Strategic Partnership With Contentos to Create Decentralized Global Content Ecosystem

The Bitsclub Vision Program (BVP), a project birthed by collaboration between Bitsclub and a variety of renownedentrepreneurs and businesses, and Contentos (COS), a decentralized global content ecosystem, announced a plan for strategic cooperation (BVP-COS) on September 6th. COS is now BVP's first project, and BVP will provide a full range of technological, asset, and media support to the Contentos team. Bitsclub Vision Program (BVP) and Contentos (COS) have joined forces…

Interview with Santi Pierini, President and COO, CAKE

"Our goal is to give marketers a detailed picture of how all the elements of their campaigns are contributing to the end result."Tell us a bit about your role at CAKE. Currently, I oversee CAKE’s business operations, plus our global technology and corporate strategy. As a marketing technology provider, our main focus is marketing intelligence. We build SaaS solutions that deliver accurate and granular insights about marketing campaign performance. Today’s marketers have so many options when it comes to where and how to…

TechBytes with Bobby McFarland, President at CrossInstall

Tell us how your role, as President and Co-Founder, at CrossInstall and your technology has grown to meet the company and the ad industry’s changing needs. When we founded CrossInstall six years ago, our core business was focused on our Demand-Side Platform (DSP). As the first-to-market with a playable ad unit, we worked on getting our bearings to run those ads through our DSP. Now, we’ve built and optimized thousands of playable ads helping us learn how to be a better partner in playable production. CrossInstall is…

DO Global Showcases New, Intelligent DSP at DMEXCO 2018

DU Ad Platform - the mobile ad platform from internet company DO Global - officially introduced its intelligent demand side platform (DSP) at the 2018 DMEXCO digital marketing expo in Cologne, Germany. The upgraded DSP leverages Baidu's PaddlePaddle in conjunction with image and semantic segmentation and other deep learning technologies. This, together with algorithms for generating ad creatives and predicting ad performance with deep neural networks, have increased DU Ad Platform's ROI for advertisers by 150 percent.…

Salesforce Predicts That, More Purchases Will Be Made with Mobile Phones During the Holiday Season

Phones Will Account for 68 Percent of All Ecommerce Visits Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, released its new consumer insights and predictions for the 2018 holiday shopping season. Mobile will dominate the 2018 holiday season, with more orders and visits to ecommerce sites on phones than any other devices. 2018 holiday season revenue will grow 13 percent over last year, with AI-based product recommendations driving 35 percent of all revenue. Salesforce combined insights on the activity of 500 million global…

Animoto and Getty Images Partnership Addresses the Growing Video Needs of Businesses

Over 1 Million Creative Images and Video Clips from Getty Images Are Now Available Within Animoto's Marketing Video Maker Animoto, the company that makes it easy for anyone to create professional marketing videos, launched an integration with Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications. Now fortified with a robust, searchable library of Getty Images content, Animoto is making video marketing accessible to businesses of all sizes regardless of the volume or quality of the assets they may have on hand.…