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Rakuten Launches Rakuten Advertising as a Premier Destination for Brands to Discover Customers and Engage Audiences

Rakuten's latest move unifies its global media portfolio with its award-winning performance marketing technology and digital commerce data For the first time, brands, advertisers and agencies can now harness Rakuten's far-reaching media properties, consumer insights and award-winning performance marketing ecosystem with today's launch of Rakuten Advertising. "Advertisers know their customers, but discovering new ones and building enduring connections with them is increasingly difficult in today's competitive consumer…

Perion Strengthens its Partnership with Microsoft Advertising; Launches Privado Private Search Engine, Powered by Bing

New Search Engine, owned and operated by CodeFuel, gives users maximum control of their personal information, allowing them to focus on discovering the content that matters Perion Network Ltd. announced that CodeFuel, its search technology division, has launched Privado Private Search Engine, offering new ways to protect users’ right for online privacy. Privado offers fast and rich search experience, using proprietary mechanisms to maximize user privacy and anonymity. To ensure a search query is not associated with…

Instagram Now Attracts a Larger Audience Than Facebook Among Top Brands According to New Report From Socialbakers

Among top 50 brand profiles, Instagram has a larger audience and nearly 20X more interactions than Facebook, according to Socialbakers' new Q4 2019 Trends Report Socialbakers, the unified marketing platform for social media marketers, released a comprehensive report on Social Media Trends for Q4 2019. Key insights from the report include Instagram overtaking Facebook in audience size, the relative decline in engagement during the holiday season, the popularity of vertical videos, the dominance of women among fans and…

Safer Internet Day 2020: Is Twitter Creating a Better Internet for All?

We use the internet every day, and for some, the internet is the only source of income and livelihood. For that reason, knowing how the internet works is a very important part of dealing with the current challenges and threats perceived by online users and brands. One of the greatest risks facing online users is 'abusive content', also rated as hate by top social media platforms, including Twitter. Recommended: 75 Inspiring Martech Leaders Who Are Prepared For 2020 Twitter has announced that it is taking forward its…

PMG and Bidtellect Partner to Expand PMG’s Centralized Data Within Alli, PMG’s Marketing Intelligence Platform

With Bidtellect, PMG is doing more to consolidate data from disparate channels, giving customers one source of truth and the tools necessary to run better ad campaigns PMG, an independent digital company that is one of the fastest-growing in the global advertising industry,  announced a partnership with Bidtellect, a leading content distribution demand-side platform for native advertising. The partnership will seamlessly integrate Bidtellect’s capabilities and data into PMG’s marketing intelligence platform, Alli, giving…

Leading eMarketplace Yapo.cl Triples Mobile Engagement With 1:1 Targeting and Triggering With Swrve

Innovative eMarketplace sets a new bar for engagement and retention for millions of buyers and sellers with global leader in customer engagement Swrve, the leader in mobile marketing and customer engagement, announced today that Yapo.cl, has used Swrve to significantly reduce churn, increase long-term engagement, and inspire valuable app user activity across their mobile campaigns. With over 40,000 products for sale on the app and over one million ads, Yapo needed a solution that could help them increase loyalty amongst…

Fourteen EPAM Experts Named Sitecore Most Valuable Professionals, The Most Ever Awarded

Elite Distinction Awarded for Commitment and Dedication to the Sitecore Community EPAM Systems, Inc., a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and software development solutions, announced that Sitecore, the global leader in digital experience management software, has named 14 of its employees as Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs). The honorees include two Commerce MVPs, two Ambassador MVPs and 10 Technology MVPs worldwide. Recognizing professionals within the Sitecore community who actively apply…

Adjust Data Shows Consumers Give Mobile A Lot Of Love On Valentine’s Day

Adjust data reveals insights into how consumers use mobile phones to celebrate Valentine’s Day, as sessions peak on the 14th across verticals — from Food and Drink to Gaming  With Valentine’s Day coming up this week, many might be thinking a little more eagerly about how to find the perfect partner. But the holiday isn’t just about Dating apps. Planning for February 14 — from what gifts to buy to booking a ride to your restaurant or rendezvous — are actions (and conversions) that increasingly happen on mobile. Marketing…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest News, Insights, Funding and Updates

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from Salesforce, New Breed, Google Maps, SmartEquip, and Facebook. Salesforce Acquires Evergage, Will Use Personalization to Enhance Customer Data and Deliver More Relevant Experiences Salesforce acquired Evergage, the leading software platform for real-time 1:1 personalization, to accelerate the company’s efforts to offer enhanced personalization solutions to its thousands of customers.…

Data Science & Strategy Firm Schireson Acquires Stun Creative & Blackbird To Form “Known” — A New Breed Of…

ADVANCED ADVERTISING PIONEER KERN SCHIRESON TO LEAD TEAM OF 220 ACROSS SCIENCE, STRATEGY & CREATIVE DIVISIONS IN NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, BOSTON, AUSTIN, SEATTLE, SAN FRANCISCO Marketing and data strategy firm Schireson Associates announced that it has acquired two leading independent creative and brand strategy agencies, Stun Creative and Blackbird, to form "Known," a new marketing company engineered for the unprecedented challenges and opportunities facing marketers today. The combination of these companies already…

LiveXLive Acquires React Presents, a Leading Electronic Dance Music Promoter with Nearly $15 Million in 2019 Revenue

Expands Audience Reach, Adds Over 250 Programs and Events, Deepens Relationships with Artists, and Increases Cross-Promotion Capabilities LiveXLive Media, Inc., a global digital media company focused on live entertainment, today announced that it has acquired React Presents, LLC ("RP"). RP is a leading producer and promoter of 250+ electronic dance music ("EDM") events, festivals, clubs, concerts and venues, including the Spring Awakening Festival held in Chicago, IL. During the calendar year ended December 31, 2019, RP…

Quintesse Launches Advanced Contextual Intelligence Platform to Meet Market Demand For Pro-Privacy Targeting Solutions

Rooted in Proven, Patented Contextual Technology Adopted by Some of the World’s Greatest Brands, Quintesse Advances Brand Safety, Suitability and Contextual Targeting for Brands, Agencies, and Publishers With 13 patents from 20 years of contextual technology development, Quintesse has launched as an advanced contextual intelligence platform to meet the accelerating market demand for pro-privacy targeting solutions. As a new business from Vibrant Media, Quintesse provides brands and agencies complete transparency into the…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest News, Insights, Funding and Updates

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from Perficient, Inc, Automation Anywhere, AspireIQ, Freshworks Inc.,Namogoo, Reckoon, eBay Inc and Dovetale, Inc. Perficient to Demonstrate AI-Powered Customer Intelligence Strategies at MicroStrategy World Perficient, Inc., the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, announced that it will…

IPCOM Educates Prospects, Generate Leads and Builds Sales Pipeline for Hybrid Cloud Products Using Partner Marketing Management Technology…

Access to High-Quality, Customizable Content for Hybrid Cloud Makes It Easy for the Telecommunications Integrator to Communicate With Prospects, and the Zinfi Reporting Module Provides Insight Into Campaign Effectiveness and Customer Segmentation ZINFI Technologies, Inc., a company leading the definition and creation of Unified Channel Management (UCM) solutions, announced that IPCOM, a Mexico City-based integrator and reseller of enterprise telecommunications solutions, has adopted easy-to-use tools from ZINFI’s partner…

AspireIQ Meets Growing Demand for Pinterest Engagement With New Search Functionality

AspireiQ Empowers Brands to Combat Content Fatigue by Discovering Influencers and Running Campaigns on the Visual Discovery Engine AspireIQ, the leading influencer marketing platform for enterprise brands, released Pinterest Influencer Search, a solution that opens the door to brands focused on influencer marketing on Pinterest. Brands using this product can discover Pinterest influencers who align with their brand values, view Pinterest-specific engagement metrics, and engage those influencers in long-term relationships.…

Intellecta AI-Driven and Multichannel Analytics from OnviSource Delivers Automation

OnviSource announced Company’s continuous success in expanding the capabilities of its Intellecta Multichannel Analytics for intelligently automated analysis of 100% of customer interactions across varied channels. Advantages of Intellecta are three-fold in that organizations are realizing benefits in the areas of big data and content management, workforce optimization, and customer experience management and improvement through discovery of customer behavior, sentiment, intents and trends. Today’s enterprises have realized…

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…

A Granular Breakdown of the YouTube Ad Revenue in 2019

Alphabet has announced annual revenue earned from YouTube, Google Search, and other Google products in its Q4 2019 financial statement. By declaring YouTube advertising's annual and quarterly revenue, the Company has reinstilled faith in its investors, technology owners, and marketing partners. In 2019, YouTube advertising earned Alphabet close to $15 Billion, up from $11.15 Billion in 2018. By 2025, we should expect YouTube ad revenue to almost double. Its Cloud sibling, Google Cloud Platform earned $9 Billion in…

TechBytes with Cristina Constandache, Chief Revenue Officer at Rakuten Viber

With Instagram testing “hiding” like counts in the U.S., what alternative approaches can businesses take to engage their customers? Obviously, with Instagram testing the removal of liking a photo, businesses must find new and innovative ways to engage with their customers. Brands can no longer rely on a high number of “like counts” to draw in more engagement. Rather, the best approach is to shift their focus to two-way engagements, digitally communicating in a conversational manner. This approach can seamlessly be…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest News, Insights, Funding and Updates

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from Gong, Tealium, Meredith Corporation, Demandbase, Primis, True Influence, Merkle, and NetBase. Gong and Sandler Training Partner for Measurable, Data-Driven Sales Learning Programs Gong, the revenue intelligence platform leveraging artificial intelligence to replace opinions with true customer reality and transform revenue teams, announced a partnership with Sandler Training, the…