Interview with Ryan Detert, CEO, Influential

"AI is here to stay and people should embrace it. We like to say that AI is actually augmented intelligence and we believe that the best results come when machine learning combines with human perception." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role at Influential? What inspired you to be part of an influencer marketplace? I am the CEO and founder of Influential. I was inspired to start the company because I was an influencer myself and saw a hole in the marketplace for a data-driven solution to influencer…

TechBytes with Jeroen Seghers, Co-Founder, Sourcepoint

Jeroen Seghers Co-Founder, Sourcepoint We spoke to Jeroen Seghers, Co-Founder Sourcepoint, to understand how content compensations platforms are evolving to tackle the  evolving needs of content creators and publishers.MTS: Tell us about the inspiration behind creating a content compensation platform. Jeroen Seghers: Sourcepoint was founded in 2015 to understand and meet compensation challenges faced by digital publishers. At the time ad blocking was the number one issue that impacted a publisher’s ability to generate…

What We Learned From MarTech CEOs in 2017

Our Interview Series Has The Choicest Industry Experts Sharing Precious Insights From Their Years Of Experience. Here’s A List Of The Key Takeaways From CEOs that MTS Spoke To We did the work so you wouldn't have to. Here is a round-up of some crucial learning from the last year in MarTech Interview Series. "Bots Will Empathize" Alok Kulkarni - CEO, Co-Founder, Cyara: The very dynamic nature of providing a personalized service to the consumer with a bot can be challenging because of the vast minutiae involved with…

Eight Predictions for 2018

It is that time of year again.  As we close out 2017 and look towards the new year, what trends will emerge and take center stage in 2018?  Here are my top 8 for ’18. Direct Mail & OOH (Out of Home) Get Reinvented What is old is new again thanks to digital signals and the growing popularity of identity graphs, that can link devices and signals to individuals and/or households. New and existing providers are breathing new life into these channels with innovative solutions that allow marketers to retarget consumers off a…

Interview with Wayne Townsend, President, Epsilon

"Those that are successfully transforming their attribution practice are measuring performance around a customer-obsessed KPI, making it more customer-oriented and indicative of the entire customer experience." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role at Epsilon and how you got here? I lead a team that combines data, predictive analytics and best-in-class technology to deliver digital marketing solutions that drive dramatic, measurable results for our Fortune 1000 clients. The global sales, client…

Eight Trends in Commerce and Digital Marketing to Look Forward to in 2018

Criteo is Asking Marketers To Make Friends With Alexa, And Explaining Why More Brands Are Looking To Share Data Criteo's direct relationship with advertisers and publishers enable them to keep a track on the changing pulse of the commerce and digital marketing industry. They share their 8 big predictions of 2018: The Battle for Video Possibilities for new programmatic video ad inventory will emerge as ad breaks are inserted into more content. The Rise of Voice Shopping Brand managers believe that voice-activated…

Interview with Rami Alanko, CEO, Beemray

"Location data should not be considered merely as coordinates of a device. Coordinates do provide a precise point of a device but the interesting thing is the context. " On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to start an audience intelligence company? I am the CEO and founder of Beemray. I have been an entrepreneur more or less all my life having different types of companies over the years. When my video platform company got acquired, I started researching areas that I…

Location Will Be Used To Enhance More Aspects Of The Shopping Journey: 2018 Predictions

Marketers will continue to embrace use cases for location data beyond proximity-based push alerts and advertising. Location will be used to enhance more aspects of the shopping journey, including in-store augmented experiences, simplified mobile checkout, product reviews and tutorials, and in-store navigation. Machine learning will be applied to location data audiences. Up to this point, audiences have been largely defined by devices that have been to a location. We’ll start to see predictive modeling used to find devices…

TechBytes with Mindy Pankoke, Product Manager, Consumer Marketing Data Solutions, Experian

Mindy Pankoke Product Manager, Consumer Marketing Data Solutions, Experian Good data can drive great customer experience. With changing expectations on customer experience, there has never been an accurate estimation of what the best “Customer Experience’ feels like. While modern marketers aggressively approach a customer-centric model to build experience programs across channels, an ideal experience could either be an everlasting moment or one that is forgotten in the blink of an eye. To better understand how brands…

TechBytes with John Steinert, Chief Marketing Officer, TechTarget

John Steinert Chief Marketing Officer, TechTarget With greater accessibility to Big Data, modern marketers are exploring new ways to leverage data and scale targeting-related challenges at various stages of the buyer’s journey. Combining buyer’s profile with the intent data, marketers can build powerful automation channel and turn customer insights into a lead scoring machine. Powered by insight, Purchase Intent Insight by TechTarget is one such solution that amplifies intent behaviors from accounts and contacts active…

TechBytes with Gil Klein, Managing Director, Mobfox

Gil Klein Managing Director,  Mobfox Mobfox, a mediation platform, caters to 175+ DSPs across the globe. We spoke to Gil Klein, Managing Director, Mobfox, to understand  how he views the future of programmatic advertising.MTS: Tell us about your role at Mobfox and the team you handle. Gil Klein: As the Managing Director, I am responsible for leading Mobfox and our in-app audience-based programmatic advertising platform, which provides publishers with the tools they need to optimize their ad serving, data layers, and…

It’s Not Solved, and It’s Not Easy

In the last year, we’ve seen some high profile acquisitions in the cross-device space that have proven out the importance of cross-device identification, or at least that identity resolution companies are ripe for the picking. The rationale behind these acquisitions is sound: marketers can’t afford to be in the dark when it comes to knowing their audience and the details of their customer’s journey, which is why cross-device tracking is so important. But what has also become increasingly clear is that despite the…

APPrise Mobile Names Doug Pierce Chief Operating Officer

APPrise Mobile, a mobile communications and engagement technology company focused on internal employee and external communications, today announced that Doug Pierce has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer. Pierce will work directly with Jeff Corbin, CEO and Founder of APPrise Mobile, to help scale and take the company to its next level of growth. Commenting on the appointment, Corbin said, "Over the past several years since we launched theEMPLOYEEapp, APPrise Mobile has grown its client…

Kentico Goes World Class

Drag And Drop Email Builder, GDPR Features, Enhanced E-Commerce, And Greater Connectivity To Technology Stack Push Kentico 11 To Greater Heights; Capable Of Powering Digital Marketing Initiatives For The World's Largest Corporations c, a fast-growing CMS vendor with offices in Europe, Asia Pacific, and North America, announced Kentico 11. The company's flagship Enterprise Marketing Solution (EMS) has been engineered with global enterprises in mind and is by far the company's most enterprise-ready product release to…

Confirmit Adds Machine-Learning Power and End-To-End Usability Enhancements

Latest Release of Confirmit Horizons Also Endorsed for Its Unmatched Security and Availability Confirmit has released end-to-end usability enhancements, together with machine-learning powered analytics, that will benefit all companies deploying Market Research, Employee Engagement, or Customer Experience programs. Alongside these new innovations in Version 23 of Confirmit Horizons, Confirmit is proud to announce that its software has been successfully audited for SOC 2 compliance, and that it is prepared for the…

Interview with Sydney Sloan, CMO, Alfresco

"Speed and responsiveness are the new metrics of successful companies, combined with the ability to seamlessly access information and arm people with the information that will empower them. " On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to be part of an enterprise content services company? I’ve spent my entire career working for software companies that focus on building applications that foster collaboration, communication and the automation of business processes to better…

Interview with Gustav Mellentin, CEO, Adform

"Data Management and Customer Data Platforms are like a super sports car. They are beautiful, but if they are only parked in a garage, you are not getting what you have paid for." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to start an open, full stack adtech company? We got started in 2002 when the ad industry was on the cusp of a significant change and that created a series of incredible opportunities. At the time the ad industry was a $500 million-dollar industry that…

TechBytes with Sam Melnick and Debbie Qaqish – Allocadia & The Pedowitz Group

(Left) Debbie Qaqish CSO - The Pedowitz Group (Right) Sam Melnick VP, Marketing - Allocadia Last month at the Martech Conference in Boston, The Pedowitz Group (TPG) and Allocadia announced a key partnership to give Marketing Operations leaders an edge on how they optimize marketing spend for maximum revenue impact. An educational initiative, the industry-first partnership is focused on making marketing operations perform optimally and thrive in today’s customer-centric, buyer-driven marketplace. To understand more…

Conflating Identity With Identity Services – Why Platforms Should Focus on the Latter

As people-based marketing (PBM) became the hottest acronym in the ever-expanding library of adtech terminology, so began the race to paint a proprietary ‘Identity’ vision. Whilst the web has always been about knowing something about the anonymous user (intent, context, demo etc), the emergence of targeting capabilities leveraging highly scaled with 1st party deterministic data has increased the pressure on any adtech Platform to tell a more concise Identity story. More precisely, the burning question became ‘what’s your…

Zillable Adds Smart Bots So Teams Can Work Smarter, Not Harder

Up-And-Coming Collaboration Platform Zillable Adds Tool To Help Users Visualize Work, Create Workflows, Optimize Processes, And Deliver Faster Groundbreaking collaboration platform Zillable announced the release of new smart bots, created for connecting processes and workflows. These smart bots are deployed in Zillable Boards - a project management tool that enables teams of all types and sizes to apply lean management principles to their work. Using lists and cards, users understand what's being worked on by who and…