Interview with Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, CEO and Chairman, Hawthorne

Jessica Hawthorne-Castro CEO and Chairman, Hawthorne "Although engagement can be measured across screens and devices, there are still limitations on the transactional conversion to a sale." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to join a marketing analytics company? I started my career on the client side as an agent for the talent agency William Morris Endeavor, and when I made the transition over to Hawthorne, I very quickly saw the huge opportunity in…

TechBytes with Dave Myron, VP Product Marketing, Seismic Software

Dave Myron VP Product Marketing, Seismic Software Rated among the top sales enablement solutions, Seismic enables sales reps to build an effective, fast-paced engagement lifecycle using personalized content. “Designed for sales, approved by marketers” – the right content for sales enablement makes sales processes shorter and improves performance. We chatted with Dave Myron, Vice President Product Marketing at Seismic, to get an insight into their Actionable Insights and LiveDoc technology.MTS: Tell us about your role…

Interview with Judd Marcello, EVP, Global Marketing, Cheetah Digital

Judd Marcello EVP, Global Marketing, Cheetah Digital "Technology is important, but customer engagement starts and ends with marketing data. Those marketers that have complete command of their marketing data can make winning decisions on how to create and deliver highly-personalized messages that drive customer engagement." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here. (what inspired you to be a part of a technology innovation company). I have always been a marketer at heart. My career has…

Interview with Eric Keating, VP, Marketing, Zaius

"Marketers need a complete view of the customer experience - every interaction that a customer has with your brand - including sales, marketing, and support data. Without understanding all interactions in a single customer view, you’re bound to miss something vital." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to be part of a B2C CRM platform? As the fortunate person who heads up marketing at Zaius, the team and I are focused on educating the market about the incredible…

Interview with Chad Wollen, CMO, Smartpipe Solutions

"The focus will need to shift away from exclusively thinking about data outputs – the product of analytics and data science, to data inputs – building trust with customers so they will happily share their information because of the relationship they have with the brand, and the tools of control and transparency they can access." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be a part of technology innovation company? I am the CMO at Smartpipe Solutions. Smartpipe is…

Olapic Unveils Four New Solutions to Enhance the Power of Visual Content along the Customer Journey

Four New Solutions From Olapic Allow Brands To Create And Enhance Visual Content To Drive Better Performance And Stronger Consumer Engagement Olapic, an innovator in visual content solutions, has introduced four new solutions designed to help marketers harness and enhance visual content to make their customers' buying journey more personalized, authentic and effective. The new solutions from Olapic are: Content Creator App Content-as-a-Service Inspire Content in Motion On Demand Olapic is offering…

Interview with Tony Zito, CEO, Rakuten Marketing

"Consumers find ads interruptive and even associate online advertising with fake news. However,81 percent of US consumers feel that advertising is OK when the content is useful and doesn’t interfere with their online experience." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be a part of an integrated marketing company? My career with Rakuten Marketing began in 2012 when my display company, mediaFORGE, was acquired by Rakuten Marketing. Directly following the acquisition,…

TechBytes with Steve Murphy, CIO, 3Cinteractive

Steve Murphy CIO, 3Cinteractive Modern marketers have shown an appetite for leveraging mobile marketing platforms to drive interactions with customers. These interactions are based on the analysis of consumers’ preferences on how they would like to communicate with brands. Chatbots and intelligent assistants have created a flourishing opportunity for marketers to influence consumer loyalty and improve experience across mobile marketing campaigns. To understand how brands can leverage mobile marketing to better customer…

Interview with Bonnie Crater, President and CEO, Full Circle Insights

Bonnie Crater President and CEO, Full Circle Insights "It's very important to focus on acquiring the most complete and accurate marketing data you can. If the data is incomplete or inaccurate, neither the human nor the machine will draw the correct conclusion." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be a part of a MarTech innovation company? As a 5-time VP of Marketing in Silicon Valley, I always wanted to measure my marketing programs and their impact on…

Active International and AlmondNet Group Form Long-Term Strategic Business Partnership

Active International Expands Its Suite Of Best-In-Class Ad Tech Products To Deliver Enhanced Analytics And Attribution Capabilities AlmondNet Group subsidiaries, online data company Datonics and cross-device technology company Intent IQ, have entered into a long-term strategic business partnership with Active International, a global business solutions company.  The partnership provides Active International with access to Intent IQ’s cross-device addressable driven solutions and Datonics’ enriched data. In return,…

Advertisers Have Finally Found A Way To Break Into Gaming

The gaming market is set to top $108 Billion in revenues in 2017. Versus Systems Inc, is looking to revolutionize advertising in the gaming industry It’s been a shoot-and-miss trend for the gaming industry when it comes to advertising to players, their most engaged audience ever. But this may change soon. What AdWords and AdSense have done for Alphabet's $656 Billion market valuation, a small company's in-game prizing platform could do for brands with the world's 2.6 Billion video gamers. In the markets today,…

Bigtincan Unveils Bigtincan Hub, a Unified AI-Driven Sales Enablement Automation Platform, at SD Summit Europe

Bigtincan Extends Market Leadership by Unifying AI-based Sales, Marketing and Learning in New Sales Enablement Automation Platform Release  Bigtincan, the leader in mobile AI-powered sales enablement, has announced a major release of Bigtincan Hub, its Sales Enablement Automation Platform, empowering sales, marketing and service teams to work smarter and faster. With new AI-driven features, and automation that supports each phase of the sales and marketing lifecycle, Bigtincan Hub delivers a better customer experience,…

Get a Standing Ovation from your Ad Audiences

Maximize ROI by getting the Right Message to the Right People (and Measuring Results) Digital advertising is rapidly shifting toward audience-driven strategies.  Brands can now focus on the audience they want to reach instead of blasting out ads and hoping they land on the right people.  Social platforms are making it easy, with multiple ways to create an audience for each ad.  But measuring audience effectiveness in terms of ROI is not always easy.  According to marketing statistics by the DMA, measuring ROI from social…

Interview with Shira Abel, CEO and Lead Strategist, Hunter & Bard

"Every significant piece of content should be repurposed in multiple ways to get the most bang for your buck. A good way of thinking about any large asset piece is to create a content waterfall." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here. (What inspired you to be part of a technology innovation company?) I’m the Advising CMO at Folloze and also CEO of Hunter&Bard. I spend my time strategizing on the best ways to promote and grow awareness for Folloze in enterprise Account Based…

Digital Agency Lumentus Expands; Recruits New Director and Promotes Four

A corporate communications expert who brings a range of creative and managerial skills, Marisa Lichtenstein, has joined digital communications agency Lumentus as Senior Director, Client Relationships, the company announced. The New York-based firm also announced the promotions of four staff members in its search engine marketing, digital and creative strategy units. Lumentus, a full-service integrated digital communications agency that helps clients build…

New AdRoll Research Finds 81 Percent of Organizations Use Marketing Attribution

Global Adoption Of Marketing Attribution Has Increased Even As A Majority Of Businesses Still Struggle To Act On Insights, According To A Survey By Econsultancy AdRoll, the performance marketing platform, has published its 2017 State of Marketing Attribution report in partnership with Econsultancy. Based on a survey of nearly 1,000 brand marketers and agencies across North America, Europe, Japan and Asia-Pacific, the report provides detailed insight into a marketer’s perspective on the changing dynamics of attribution.…

Oracle President Thomas Kurian Highlights Oracle’s Cloud Innovation at Oracle OpenWorld 2017

Demonstrates Cutting-edge Developments Across Oracle's Next-generation Cloud Platform, Including IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and DaaS Enhancements Thomas Kurian,  President of Product Development, Oracle, showcased game-changing new services and enhancements across the Oracle Cloud Platform. Providing customers a unique advantage, Oracle is the only cloud provider to deliver a complete cloud portfolio, spanning IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and Data as a Service (DaaS). With deep product knowledge, integration, machine learning and…

The Pedowitz Group and Allocadia Partner to Guide Marketing Operations Leaders to Revenue Accountability

Revenue Marketing™ consulting firm, The Pedowitz Group (TPG), partnered with Allocadia, experts in Marketing Performance Management, who together, share a common vision to help marketing operations (MO) leaders optimize marketing spend for maximum revenue impact. This announcement came during the MarTech Conference in Boston, October 2-4th, where Allocadia is exhibiting at Booth 42. TPG will be exhibiting in the Marketo Vendor Lounge at the Marketo Mini-Summit, at the MarTech Conference. TPG and Allocadia are…

Why Video Makes Sense for B2B Marketers

Action star Jean-Claude Van Damme’s most recent career comeback wasn’t in some ultraviolent shoot-’em-up but a viral video. The video featured the Muscles from Brussels demonstrating an “extreme split” that demonstrated he was still very flexible even now that he’s into his 50s. What’s most surprising about the video though was the client: Volvo Trucks. The point of the video -- aside from providing some laughs -- was to show off a new dynamic steering system in the trucks. Volvo designed a series of splashy videos,…

Interview with Kurt Heinemann, CMO, Reflektion

"I believe it’s artificial intelligence (AI). AI will proliferate in every element of business and consumer life. It will make consumers lives easier and require less work and thinking for businesses." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role and how you got here? I’ve always had roles with marketing technologies in some form or another, whether it was consumers or for the last 10 years to the business and marketers in the B2B SaaS space. What drives me is the challenge to simplify the technology…