Tech + Human: Marketing Navigation 101 to Delight The C.U.S.T.O.M.E.R. in 2018

"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, not the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change." -- Charles Darwin "In 2018, we will see successful marketers are those able to prove their products work through data - legitimate and specific data," said Johanna Beckmen, Vice President of Marketing at VitalConnect. Not far from the truth! Isn't it? In Part Six of our Predictions 2018 Series, we bring cutting-edge insights on how leading business representatives are…

RichRelevance Launches the New Era of Experience Personalization

Global Personalization Leader Bridges The Experience Gap Between Marketing And Commerce & Enables Digital Leaders to Win in Today’s Experience Economy RichRelevance, the global leader in omnichannel personalization, unveiled a strategic personalization initiative to help companies create memorable experiences across the customer lifecycle. With RichRelevance Experience Personalization, digital business leaders can bridge marketing and commerce engagements to stage unique, memorable, and individualized experiences that…

Interview with Chalva Tchkotoua, CMO, etouches

"There are challenges that come with social media marketing. How do you capture all the data from these channels? How can you collect the data in a format that makes it easy to compare across all your events?"Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to be part of an event management SaaS provider? At etouches, I’m responsible for the company’s global marketing go-to market strategy. A key part of my role is to ensure that we are developing the right campaigns and demand-generation programs to target…

Impact Radius Appoints MarTech Veteran Scott Brazina as Company’s First CMO

To Further Accelerate Regional Growth, Company also Announces Appointment of Adam Furness as New Managing Director of APAC Impact Radius, a natively-integrated suite of products for marketing intelligence and analytics, ad fraud detection and prevention, and performance partnership marketing, announces the appointment of Scott Brazina as the company's first Chief Marketing Officer. Brazina brings over 16 years of SaaS marketing and strategic business development leadership. He will oversee Impact Radius' global…

Bizzabo Launches Next-Gen Event App to Maximize Marketing ROI

Enterprise Organizations Can Now Leverage the New Bizzabo Event App Offering Fully Customized Branding and Tailored In-App Features Recommended Read: Top 150 B2B Technology Companies You Should Follow Bizzabo, a leading events cloud, launched the next generation of its mobile events app for Android and iPhone devices. The new app offers highly customizable branding capabilities and in-app feature selection for marketers to make their events truly unique and impactful for their participants. Recommended Read: …

MarTech RADAR 2018: Top 150 B2B Technology Companies You Should Follow

Our MarTech Radar Brings You The Top 150 B2B Technology Companies That We Believe Would Continue to Excite Us the Most With Their Cutting-Edge Insights, Events, Content, and Product Updates. https://twitter.com/chiefmartec/status/951089558581628928 In the first month of 2018, we bring you the top 150 B2B Technology Companies that we believe every marketer should be aware of. Thanks to Chief Martech’s ever-growing technology landscape, we had an exciting time digging into what these 150 companies would have to offer in…

2018 – THE NEED FOR SPEED

It doesn’t matter which way you look at martech in 2018, it’s going to be about SPEED. As more solution providers enter the market, the more discerning and selective investors will be. Right now, there are simply too many companies chasing the same customers and investors while trying to raise funds at the same time. For want of a better phrase, it’s a traffic jam. 2018 will be the year for the roads to widen and when we will see a breakaway pack of martech companies who will have succeeded by convincing both brands and…

Aki Technologies Appoints Orr Orenstein As COO

Mobile Ad Pioneer, Orenstein to Accelerate Mobile Marketing Science Platform’s Growth Aki Technologies, the moment marketing science platform, announced that Orr Orenstein has joined its executive management team as Chief Operating Officer. Offering a full suite of mobile targeting, reporting and analytics, Mobile Moments allow clients to deliver the most effective mobile marketing strategy. Orenstein had previously teamed up with Aki founders Scott Swanson and Alvaro Bravo on Mobile Theory, the industry’s first…

Sigstr Powers 52 Million Marketing Impressions Per Month, Grows Team by 87%

Sigstr Added Several Key Hires To Its Executive Team, Including CEO Bryan Wade, VP of Marketing Justin Keller, VP of Engineering Robert Harris and VP of Customer Success John Klein Sigstr, a SaaS platform for employee email signature marketing, is pleased to announce significant growth in 2017, more than doubling their existing customer base, adding notable new customers such as AT&T, SendGrid, LA Galaxy, Shaw Industries, Yext and more. The Sigstr platform also powered over 625 million marketing impressions throughout…

HS2 Solutions Acquires LunaMetrics

Combination Strengthens Analytics and Insights Capabilities and Expands National Presence Digital transformation agency HS2 Solutions announced that it has completed the acquisition of LunaMetrics, an award-winning analytics consultancy that specializes in using data to help businesses illuminate the bridge between marketing, user behavior and ROI. The acquisition brings an industry-leading digital and web analytics consulting offering to HS2’s broad range of digital transformation capabilities across strategy,…

KPMG To Acquire Global Identity And Access Management Business Of Cyberinc

Acquisition Expands KPMG's Enterprise Security Capabilities and Helps Firm to Meet Emerging Digital Consumer Identity Demand KPMG LLP has agreed to acquire the Identity and Access Management business of Silicon Valley-based Cyberinc, which provides cyber security solutions globally. Cyberinc, the largest independent identity and access management (IAM) technology provider in the world, will enhance KPMG's existing capabilities as a leader in information security consulting services* and expand the firm's ability to…

Year-Ender 2017: 10 Extraordinary Martech “Moments” of the Year

In Part 2 of Our Year-Ender 2017 Series, We Bring You the Top Ten Martech Moments From the Year in a Chronological Order "The true delight is reminiscing and reliving the moment all over again." For Martech journalists, 2017 proved to be a momentous year, as we saw many mega-moments of delight that paved the course for the future. In Part 2 of our Year-ender 2017 series, we bring you the top ten Martech moments from the year. Read More: Trends in Marketing Technology Budgets Could Impact Data Quality and Hygiene…

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…

Interview with Shari Johnston, Senior Vice President Marketing, Radius

"Marketing and sales technology is only as good as the data it is running on." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be part of a predictive marketing software company? Having been a former predictive customer at two other organizations, I understand how the right data and intelligence can align an organization around your ideal customer profile and make a world of difference at effectively scaling an organization. The ability to focus your marketing investments…

Audience Management Platform Leadspace Raises $21 Million Series C Funding to Drive AI-Enabled MarTech Transformation

Series C funding for Leadspace was led by Arrowroot Capital and JVP to support continued AI product leadership and customer growth in the US, and Israel World's leading B2B audience management platform for marketing and sales, Leadspace has raised $21 million in Series C funding, led by Arrowroot Capital and existing investor Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP). As B2B organizations increasingly use big data and AI to drive more targeted relevant engagement and faster growth, Leadspace's latest funding round would drive…

Twinword included among top seven companies on Amazon Web Services Marketplace

Twinword Has Established Itself As An API Supplier In The AI Solution Sector Twinword, a company that has developed a platform that collects, analyzes, and uses big data based on natural language processing technology, was recently ranked among the top seven companies on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. A member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, Twinword announced on December 8 that it had been designated as an API supplier in the AI solution sector by AWS Marketplace and featured on its main page.…

Shipping Software Leader Pacejet Attracts New Capital to Support Rapid Growth

Pacejet's Award-Winning Software Manages Millions of Shipments for National and Global Brands Pacejet, the leading software platform bringing enterprise business shipping to the cloud, announced that it has closed a new multi-million dollar funding round led by Plymouth Growth Partners of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The new capital enables Pacejet to accelerate its growth strategy and to broaden its outreach to global businesses seeking to transform the shipping function from a necessity to a competitive advantage.…

3 Rules for Communicating Post-Crisis, Cyber Attack 101 

Listen up… a cyber-attack is likely to happen to your organization. The majority of attacks to date have focused on organizations that have large databases or a point of sale system. According to a recent Heritage Foundation report, major breaches in 2016 occurred in organizations across all verticals including Yahoo, the U.S. Treasury Department, Oracle, The Wendy’s Organization, Banner Health, Citibank, and even the Office of Homeland Security (FBI). And then there was the breach in 2017 releasing 198 million US voter…

Gale’s New Chrome Extension Brings Authoritative Content to Google Searches for Opposing Viewpoints

New Chrome Extension Puts Libraries' Digital Resources Into Users' Everyday Workflow With A Single Search Gale, a Cengage company, has developed a Google Chrome extension for its Opposing Viewpoints In Context database. The extension makes it easier for users to find and access content from Opposing Viewpoints In Context through their library from a Google search, creating a simple and direct path to authoritative digital resources. Despite guidance from librarians and educators, today's users are accustomed to…

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…