E-Commerce Marketing Strategies: For 2019 and Beyond

“The New American Dream is a version of the entrepreneurial journey that is unlike anything that has ever existed before,” writes CEO Bedros Keuilian in Entrepreneur. “The barrier to entry to becoming an entrepreneur is literally the lowest it's ever been right now.” This is an incredible time to start and grow an e-commerce business. Unlike decades past, when companies required massive funding, ad budgets, and connections with major broadcast networks and magazines to spread the word about its products, the technology…

Yotpo Chosen as the Built-In UGC Provider for Magento Merchants

Leading eCommerce Marketing Platform Yotpo Is Bundled into Magento Commerce Core to Enable Seamless, Personalized Customer Experiences MagentoLive Europe event, it was announced that Yotpo, the leading eCommerce marketing platform, is the bundled solution for Adobe's Magento Commerce, empowering merchants to effectively collect and display user-generated content (UGC) like reviews, photos, and videos, onsite and off.  At a time when shopper demand for authentic social proof has a growing impact on merchant revenue,…

HubSpot Adds LinkedIn Lead Gen Form Creation to Free HubSpot CRM

New Feature Allows Marketers to Create Lead Gen Forms From Within the Connected Hubspot Platform, Making It Easier to Generate High-Quality Leads Through Targeted Ads on LinkedIn  HubSpot, a leading growth platform, announced today that users can now create LinkedIn Lead Gen Forms from within the free HubSpot ads tool. This follows the addition of ads tools to the free HubSpot CRM in July, expanding upon the functionality and sophistication of features for businesses looking to scale. With LinkedIn Lead Gen Forms,…

MarTech Interview with Marcel Hollerbach, CMO at Productsup

"Personalization is a great way for marketeers to still capture the attention of consumers and actually deliver them a valuable experience and service." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start at Productsup? At heart, I’ve always been a nerd. I started to teach myself coding in Pascal and Delphi and later PHP and HTML when I was 14. After studying IT Business the regular career path for me would have been to start working as an SAP consultant. However, I was lucky to meet my college…

Taking a Look at the Most Recent iPhone Launch and Its Marketing Campaign

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely seen a great deal of info and ads come out for the newest iPhone. Just like clockwork, Apple rolls out a new and improved version of their beloved phones – and as you can see from this historical chart, sales tend to increase significantly during the third quarter releases. Source There is always a great sense of hype surrounding these announcements and releases, which is something that Steve Jobs used to gain notoriety during the early days of the tech company. This…

Qualtrics Announces Significant Expansion of the Qualtrics Developer Platform, Extending Its Reach Into 10 Additional Categories

The Qualtrics Developer Platform Is a Core Element of the Qualtrics Partner Network, Providing Best-In-Class Capabilities in More Than 20 Total Categories Including Voice Analytics, User Research, Online Reputation Management, and Community Among Many Others Qualtrics, the leader in customer experience and creator of the experience management category, announced that the Qualtrics Developer Platform (QDP), leveraging the expertise of the Qualtrics Partner Network (QPN), has extended its reach into 10 additional categories…

Unlock the Meaning Behind Product Ratings and Reviews with Bazaarvoice Insights and Reports

New solutions provide actionable recommendations, powerful reporting to help brands and retailers understand what consumers are saying about their products Bazaarvoice, Inc., the leading provider of product reviews and user-generated content (UGC) solutions, announced new Insights and Reports applications. These new solutions are designed to help brands and retailers better interpret and take action upon customer feedback gleaned from customer ratings, reviews, and questions. With pre-built and customizable reporting tools…

MarTech Interview with Simone Di Somma, Founder and CEO at Askdata

"AI is a tool that can be deployed to create new services transforming the customer and the employee experience." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. I’m the CEO of Askdata: we make data searchable to everyone through natural language. What unique challenges did you meet and overcome in this journey? We started our journey in 2014 with the obsession of making data access as simple as searching for a restaurant on Google. We are radically changing how people can interact with data on a daily basis. In…

Data Monetization in the Power and Utilities Industry, Forecast to 2030

In today's data-driven economy, data is a strategic asset to any business, and organizations around the world are occupied with anomalous amounts of data. The analyst expects that the volume of data created would reach 175 Zettabytes (ZB) by 2025. Driven by this explosive growth in data and technological advancements in Big Data and computing, many businesses have now realized the value that data would unlock and are currently exploring ways to monetize their available data. The global data monetization market is in its…

Uberflip Announces Integration with G2 to Leverage Customer Reviews

Uberflip, the leading B2B content experience platform, announced its integration with G2, the world's largest marketplace for businesses to discover, select and manage technology, which allows sales and marketing teams to create personalized, user validated content experience streams for customers and prospects throughout every stage of the customer journey. With this integration, marketers can embed reference pages containing reviews, quotes, content, reports, and videos directly in Uberflip's sales and marketing…

UPS Sends Warning Shot to Amazon with its Newly Approved Drone Delivery Fleet, Says GlobalData

Mike Vousden, Automotive Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on this home delivery development: “This remarkable development heralds a new era of parcel logistics. It is a clear indicator of how UPS will provide coverage on critical ‘last mile’ of parcel delivery – the distance between the delivery van or local hub, and the front door of the intended recipient. “UPS is the largest package delivery company in the world, handling 5.2 billion deliveries in 2018, and already…

Kuuhubb Announces Update on Next Generation Mobile Game Expansion into Match-3 and Casual Match-3 Esports Platforms

Kuuhubb Inc., a mobile game development and publishing company focused on providing the female audience with creative interactive gaming experiences, is pleased to announce the expansion of its current portfolio into the popular Match-3 genre with the pending commercial launch of two new titles, Dance Talent and Tiles and Tales. 1st Generation Foundation (Recolor, Recolor By Numbers, Incolour, My Hospital) Kuuhubb is building a leading lifestyle game portfolio and is solidifying its position as industry innovator,…

TechBytes with Melinda Han Williams, Chief Data Scientist at Dstillery

Tell us about your interaction with smart technologies like AI and Data Science. AI has always been at the core of what we do at Dstillery. We are an applied Data Science company, so our core – our bread and butter – has been built on Machine Learning from the very beginning. Everything we do is an outgrowth of Machine Learning in some way or another. We’re an audience company, and we use algorithms to find the best customers for advertisers. The sort of exhaust that comes from that process is that we actually learn a…

CrowdFlik Announces Launch of Enterprise Solution for Patented Mobile Video Collaboration Platform

CrowdFlik for Developers offering proven mobile video content creation platform to enable businesses to quickly and seamlessly integrate within their branded user experience CrowdFlik, Inc., a leader in advanced mobile video technology, announced today that it will offer its patented mobile video collaboration and content creation platform to enterprises and developers worldwide to enable them to offer integrated fan-video creation and curation to their customers. CrowdFlik's proprietary offering is a cloud-based platform…

AccuWeather Reveals How Weather Info Dictates Consumer Behavior

To enable brands and advertisers with targeted advertising opportunities, AccuWeather announced the launch of AccuWeatherIQ™. What happens to the shopping experience when it rains or snows in the US? Would a flood-like situation impact online grocery sales on weekly sales in India? What would it look like for advertisers who invested millions on targeted advertising campaigns to suddenly realize it’s going to lose because of a typhoon or a hurricane? How is the consumer behavior related to weather information, and how…

Appvance Extends AI Test Generation to Native Mobile Apps

The first AI based system to automatically test and validate complex native applications Appvance, the inventor and leading provider of AI-based software test technology, announced today the launch of AI test generation for native mobile applications including iOS and Android, native, hybrid, REACT and Webview. To date, mobile test automation has been difficult, and test scripts often need as much maintenance as the application does. Reducing or eliminating test script creation and maintenance has been a long sought-after…

Google’s New Search Console and How It Will Kill ‘Bad’ Websites

When you launch a website, you obviously do it to rank higher on Google search. And, the first step toward achieving this goal is to link it to Google Search Console tool. Things are changing fast at Google and how it disrupts Search Advertising and Marketing tactics. Reason? Google is officially bringing down the curtains on its old Search Console and replacing it with a more powerful, personalized Search Console. The old Search console served millions of websites and billions of webpages – but they would be part of the…

Putting Brand Safety in Context for Digital Publishers

Publishers generally view brand safety as a necessary means to protect their advertisers. Hard news sites and user-generated forums tend to toe the trickiest of lines when it comes to advertiser brand safety. No publisher wants to plant a sign saying "Danger: Beware of Unsafe Content" which inherently scares off a revenue source. But there may be a little bit of not seeing the forest for the trees in the sell-side’s aversion to brand safety technology integrations. I’m not the first person to suggest that publishers might…

The Relevancy Group releases The Relevancy Ring 2019 CDP Buyer’s Guide

Findings Indicate Close to 50% of Companies Currently Using a CDP and Seeing Significant Improvements in Business as a Result The Relevancy Group, a leading market research and advisory firm, released "The Relevancy Ring 2019 Customer Data Platform (CDP) Buyer's Guide." Leveraging their proprietary combination of customer (user) feedback with a multi-analyst assessment approach.  The 2019 CDP guide provides a quantifiable measurement of eight leading enterprise-class Customer Data Platform Providers (CDPs) including…

Behavioral Scoring in Account-Based Advertising

Account-based marketing (ABM) has been around for over a decade, first introduced by ITSMA in 2004. It was created “to help marketers stop generic sales pitches and zero in on the essential needs of their most important clients.” Now, 15 years later, we are finally in a place where companies incorporate ABM into their marketing strategies and budgets. Yet, as with every relatively new technique, many marketers are still struggling with measuring the effectiveness of their ABM campaigns, especially scoring accounts before…