The Essential Audience Fidelity Framework for Search Marketing Success

In late 2015, Google first announced the rollout of Google Customer Match, giving advertisers the ability to target their known, first-party customers directly via search. As we close out 2017, some marketers are still behind the curve in adopting a full range of people-based marketing capabilities in their search strategies. Today’s marketer must approach paid search beginning with people, not a keyword. Search ads then become meaningful interactions with customers in their journey, creating brand engagement, value, and…

GoDaddy Acquires Marketing Automation Provider Main Street Hub To Cater To SMBs

The $125 Million Cash Deal Will Help Go Daddy Offer Small Businesses A Boost In Social Media Engagement GoDaddy Inc., the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Main Street Hub for approximately $125 million in cash plus up to $50 million in potential future earnouts. The transaction has been approved by the GoDaddy board of directors and is expected to close late in the second quarter of 2018, subject to customary…

28 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Affect Your Business and Life in 2018

Like it or not, the machines are claiming new territory. And by “machines” I mean artificial intelligence (AI). Our business and personal lives are touched by AI every day. That friendly lady who took your information and looked up your account when you called your insurance company? A robot. That helpful service on Netflix that recommends new shows to watch? An AI algorithm. That stilted voice that gives you directions when you’re lost in a new city? AI. Amazon’s helpful home assistant, Alexa and…

Are Your Consumers Getting Along With Chatbots?

Businesses Should Look For Opportunities to Bridge The Gap Between Consumers and Greater Chatbot Understanding ‒ Those Who Do Will Reap The Reward, says PointSource AI’s most popular application to date – chatbots – are everywhere these days. Chances are you have interacted with them while banking, shopping or trying to find the best insurance for your car. Now that brands are convinced about using chatbots, they hope consumers as kicked. PointSource's report 'Finding Common Ground Between Consumers And Artificial…

Digimind Social Intelligence Solution Unveiled with Advanced Listening and Analytical Capabilities

Digimind Social Now Seamlessly Integrates Thousands of Global TV and Radio Sources with over 850 Million Online Data Sources, Providing Brands with a 360-Degree View of Brand Reputation, Consumer Insights, and Market Trends Leading social listening and intelligence software provider, Digimind, has announced the monitoring of more than 2,000 international TV and radio sources within its platform. Expanding its enhanced listening and analytics capabilities to international offline sources, Digimind Social enables brands to…

Refer.com Acquires Referral Key

The Move Unites The World's Largest Online Referral Network with The World's Leading Referral SaaS Solution Recently Refer.com, Inc. shook-up both the SaaS and small business world by announcing its acquisition of Referral Key, Inc. – the world's largest online referral network. Boston based Referral Key is home to nearly 5 million professionals and businesses who come together to connect and help grow each other's businesses by referring prospective clients to one another. Refer.com CEO, Tom Gay, described the…

Periscope By McKinsey Announces Availability of its Sales Solutions on the Anaplan Platform

Periscope Rep Planner, Now Available on the Anaplan App Hub, Is an End-To-End Sales Growth Analytics Solution Periscope By McKinsey, a suite of solutions focusing on price, promotion, assortment, sales and marketing optimization to achieve sustainable revenue growth, has announced that Periscope Rep Planner, part of its Sales Solutions is now available on the Anaplan platform. Anaplan provides a cloud planning platform that connects data, people, and plans in every part of a business. Large and fast-growing…

Digital Media Veteran Mike Peralta Takes On As EVP, Central Sales & Operations At Criteo

Mike Peralta Has Global Experience in Effective Sales Strategies Development, Data Management and Performance Advertising Platform Management Criteo S.A., the leading commerce marketing technology company, named Mike Peralta as Executive Vice President (EVP), Central Sales & Operations. Peralta brings more than 20 years of management and internet technology experience with deep expertise in the advertising technology and digital advertising industries. In his new role with Criteo, he will oversee the central sales…

Qualtrics Announces Speakers and Agenda for X4 Experience Management Summit 2018

Qualtrics X4 Experience Management Summit Would Witness Is an Annual Gathering of World's Most Prolific Experience Leaders Qualtrics, a leader in research and experience management, has announced the world's largest conference dedicated to the importance of experiences in business across customers, employees, products, and brands. Read Also: Pathmatics Launches First Panel-Based Paid Social Ad  The 2018 X4 Experience Management Summit™ unites experience management leaders from top organizations and influential…

Interview with Pieterjan Bouten, Co-Founder & CEO, Showpad

"It’s important to keep this in mind as AI becomes more prevalent so that businesses can start to build a foundation to support the evolution of this technology."Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to start a content management platform? I’m the Co-founder and CEO of Showpad. Along with my Co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Louis, I set the long-term vision, mission and strategic direction for the company, try to attract the best talent and make sure everything that is needed is in place so…

TUNE Taps Brian Marcus as Vice President of Global Marketing

As a Digital Marketing Veteran, Brian Marcus Will Focus on Extending Tune's Market-Leading Position Within the Fortune 1,000 TUNE, the global leaders in marketing and advertising measurement, announced the promotion of Brian Marcus to Vice President of Global Marketing. Brian brings more than two decades of digital marketing leadership and expertise to the company, including 10 years building and managing high-performance teams at Google, eBay, and Teespring. In this new role, he will focus on extending TUNE's market…

Lotame & Inscape Join Forces to Elevate Ad-Buying, Targeting & Measurement

Powered by Inscape’s Viewing Intelligence from Millions of Smart TVs, Lotame’s aiTV Product Suite Brings Advanced Audience Targeting and More to Advertisers and Networks Lotame, the leading independent data management platform (DMP), as well as the most trusted and comprehensive data exchange, has announced it has extended its strategic partnership with Inscape, the Automated Content Recognition (ACR) data company that delivers highly accurate, up-to-date viewing data from millions of smart TVs, through 2021.…

Pureprofile Extends Confirmit Relationship

Data Collection, Panel Management and Analytics to Underpin Global Growth Leading provider of data, insights, programmatic and lead generation solutions, Pureprofile has announced it will extend its 10-year relationship with Confirmit, the leading global solutions provider for Customer Experience, Employee Engagement, and Market Research. ASX-listed Pureprofile was founded in Sydney in 2000 and will continue to use the Confirmit Horizons platform for its data collection, panel management and analytics solutions.…

YouAppi Doubles Mobile User Conversion Rates With Powerful Re-Engagement Solution

New Solution Works in Parallel with User Acquisition Tools to Accelerate Growth and Deliver Higher Return on Ad Spend YouAppi, a leading growth marketing platform for premium mobile brands, announced the launch of its Re-Engagement solution, created to maximize the value of all mobile users, whether acquired organically or through the YouAppi platform. YouAppi Re-Engagement was designed to work in tandem with YouAppi’s User Acquisition (UA) solution as part of its 360 Platform. YouAppi Re-Engagement offers unprecedented…

Jeff Jacobs Joins Coherency as Senior Vice President of Client Engagement

Marketing Insights and Strategy Agency Coherency Adds Research Expert Jeff  Jacobs to Its Team Coherency, a marketing insights and strategy agency expert in deciphering the emotional and rational drivers of consumer behavior, is pleased to announce that Jeff Jacobs has joined the firm as senior vice president of client engagement. Admitting that he's excited to join Coherency, Jeff said, "Coherency is an industry innovator in how brands can deepen engagement with their consumers. Most consumers make…

Oxcyon In Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms

Oxcyon Inc. and Its Centralpoint Technology Have Been Included by Gartner Inc. in the 2018 "Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms"  Oxcyon was named one of only 10 vendors headquartered in the US in this new and emerging $18 Billion market (projected by 2021), alongside Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, Salesforce, and Adobe. "Who would have thought that an underdog software company from Cleveland could rank in the same Gartner Magic Quadrant with software giants? People forget, at one point, Microsoft was an underdog,…

The Future of a Modern Workplace: “HumAIns” are Coming

The Arrival Of HumAIns —  Would It Happen In 2022? Would A New Machine-DNA Begin To Manage The Entire Value Chain Of Man, Machine, Material, Money, And To An Extent, Mind Too? According to the latest Accenture report on the future of workplace collaborations, businesses that manage to balance human ingenuity with machine intelligence will be successful. Released just ahead of the World Economic Forum 2018 in Davos, Accenture's AI report takes a positive stance on the need to grow investments into AI and Human-Machine…

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff to Participate in World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018

Starting Today, Mark Benioff Will Participate in Three Panel Discussions at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018 Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, recently announced that Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff will participate in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting taking place in Davos, Switzerland, from January 23-26, 2018. At the event, Benioff will participate in the following panel discussions:  Tuesday, January 23: Benioff will participate in a panel discussion entitled "In Technology…

Mintigo Launches Predictive Audiences: AI-Empowered ABM for Marketo

Users of This New Product Will Be Able To Access And Target High-Quality Audiences Generated With Real-Time First And Third-Party Data Mintigo, the leader of predictive marketing and sales technology, announced the launch of Mintigo Predictive Audiences. Powered by artificial intelligence (AI), this solution allows customers of Marketo Inc., the leading provider of engagement marketing technology, to maximize their return from Account-based Marketing (ABM) investment. Users of this new product will be able to access…

Interview with Thomas P. O’Regan, CEO, Madison Logic

"Today it's not about how many individuals, or how many cookies, or the reach or scale, or how many different forms of data organizations are using. I think it's how they make decisions, and how they aggregate all the data and execute for an intended result."Tell us about your role at Madison Logic, and how you got here. What excited you to be part of the B2B Martech community? I joined Madison Logic in November of 2014. I was really attracted to the company for a number of reasons. But when I looked at the business and…