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Tweet Your Way to Success: A Guide to Social Media Marketing & Strategic Thinking

Managing a Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram page is a more simplistic piece of implementing a marketing strategy – right? Wrong. Although sending out tweets and posting on Instagram might be as straightforward as hitting a button and waiting for the likes to roll in, what many companies struggle with is creating content that aligns with the brand’s overall marketing objectives. And, even if your likes are reaching the 1,000s, are you really reaching your target market? The truth is, branding efforts can go awry…

Idea Grove Becomes HubSpot Platinum Certified Agency Partner

Texas Boutique More Than Doubles the Size of Its Digital Practice in 2017 to Emerge as the Leading Growth Agency for B2B Tech Companies in Dallas, Austin and Nationwide Idea Grove, a growth agency for B2B technology companies, announced it has achieved Platinum Certified Agency Partner status with HubSpot, the world’s leading digital marketing and sales platform. HubSpot’s Certified Agency Partner Tier program acknowledges agency partners who execute digital marketing services to the highest standard, while also…

Talpa Network Selects Tealium’s AudienceStream as Backbone for its Smart Data Platform

Talpa Network Boosts Its Efforts To Become A Global Media Company By Enhancing Audience Data Potential And Reaction Time With Tealium’s AudienceStream Tealium, the leader in real-time customer data solutions and enterprise tag management, has today announced its partnership with Talpa Network – the leading media company in The Netherlands – to optimise audience data potential through Tealium’s AudienceStream technology. Tealium AudienceStream is the market-leading Customer Data Platform (CDP), combining robust audience…

Roku Introduces New Ad Insights Suite to Better Quantify OTT Advertising Results

Offers Deeper Audience Insights and Cross-Platform Video Reach Analysis for More Precise Measurement Roku, Inc announced further advancements in over-the-top (OTT) advertising measurement by introducing Ad Insights. The new offering allows marketers to measure campaign reach and effectiveness across linear and OTT, and more accurately plan their OTT ad investments. The toolset helps brands analyze the engagement of TV audiences as they rapidly shift their viewing towards streaming. The insights are derived from Roku’s…

YouTube Partner Program Tightens Monetization Rules

Channels Will Need 4,000 Hours Of Annual Viewing Time And Over 1,000 Subscribers. Move Promises Better Transparency for Advertisers  YouTube is tightening the rules around their YouTube Partner Program and raising the requirements that a channel/creator must meet in order to monetize videos. Effective immediately, to apply for monetization (and have ads attached to videos), creators must have tallied 4,000 hours of overall watch time on their channel within the past 12 months and have at least 1,000 subscribers.…

G2 Crowd Lists Freshsales as the #1 CRM Software for Small Business

Freshworks, the leading provider of cloud-based business software, announced that Freshsales, their award-winning CRM software has been named as the #1 CRM software for Small Business (50 or fewer employees) on G2 Crowd. This is based on the product’s high satisfaction score of 97%—ahead of other CRM Software providers like Hubspot, Pipedrive, Salesforce, and Prosperworks. Freshsales received a stellar 4.8 out of 5 star average for user satisfaction across its 243 user reviews, with 190 coming from small business…

TechBytes with Nate Wright, Director, Product Marketing, Optimizely

Nate Wright Director, Product Marketing, Optimizely Optimizely has been at the forefront of CX experimentation and has brought out many enhancements that enable companies to experiment at scale. We spoke to Nate Wright, Director, Product Marketing, Optimizely to understand the benefits of their Optimizely X Program.Tell us about your role at Optimizely and the team you handle? I lead two sides of Optimizely’s product marketing team: the team responsible for experimentation and personalization solutions, as well as…

Interview with Mark Smith, President, Kitewheel

"The popularity of customer journey approaches to solve the customer experience problem has meant that suddenly almost any marketing technology is being described as delivering, or helping with, customer journeys."Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be a part of consumer engagement company? I am president of Kitewheel, and began the business almost 5 years ago born out of a frustration with Marketing Automation software being stuck in the batch campaign mode of marketing and unable to serve…

DiscoverOrg Launches New Sales Intelligence Solution for the Legal & Compliance Industry

First-of-its-kind Dataset from DiscoverOrg Gives a Competitive Edge to Companies Marketing and Selling to Legal and Compliance Buyers DiscoverOrg, the world’s leading sales and marketing intelligence solution, has announced the availability of a new Legal and Compliance dataset that will transform the way legal technology, law firms, and legal services companies prospect, build the pipeline and accelerate revenue growth. The new Legal and Compliance dataset augments DiscoverOrg’s award-winning solutions for companies…

Taboola Announces Global Self Service Business Has a Run Rate of Nearly $100 Million in Its First Year

Taboola’s Self Service Platform Enables Thousands of Businesses to Be Discovered by Millions of Consumers Taboola, the leading discovery platform, announced that its self-service platform has now reached a run rate of nearly $100M just a year after it was released in Q4 of 2016. The new business unit empowers marketers all over the world with simple access to a billion consumers on thousands of Taboola’s publisher partners across the open web. The platform is leveraged by thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners to…

Extreme Reach Report: Glaring Lag Between Innovations in Media Buying and Creative Asset Workflow

Extreme Reach Report Suggests that the Gap Negatively Impacts Advertisers, Agencies and Publishers Extreme Reach, a leading cloud technology platform for TV and video ad workflow, released a comprehensive new report illuminating just how cumbersome and inefficient it is for ad ops teams to find and prepare creative assets for video campaigns. Over half of respondents say their digital video campaigns start late due to asset issues arising from disconnected hand-offs. At the time of this announcement, Melinda McLaughlin,…

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…

Telaria Introduces Fraud Fighter for Premium Video Inventory

Telaria’s Fraud Fighter Is Part Of An Ongoing, Platform-Wide Initiative That Reinforces To DSP partners And Their Clients That Video Inventory Transacted On The Platform Will Meet Or Exceed Industry Brand Safety Standards Telaria, Inc, a leading video monetization software company, announced a first-to-market program that offers buyers protection against fraud for premium video inventory monetized on the company’s platform, including CTV, the fastest-growing video segment in the industry. Telaria’s Fraud Fighter is part…

First Street-Level Digital Ad Network to Reach Audiences Using Mobile Insights from Pedestrian and Vehicular Traffic

Clear Channel Outdoor’s New Outdoor Smart Screens Are The First Street-Level Media to Reach Audience Groups Based On Their Consumer Travel Patterns And Behaviors Derived From Mobile Data Clear Channel Outdoor, a subsidiary of iHeartMedia Inc, announced the launch of two new digital media networks, totaling 100 dynamic IP addressable HD screens in the highly-sought after urban metro area of San Francisco, Calif. CCO will fuse the new “Digital Urban Panel” networks into its Clear Channel Outdoor RADAR campaign planning and…

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…

40% of Surveyed Audience Demand More Personalized Push Notifications: PushCrew

The Report Uncovers Two Pivotal Aspects Of This Nascent Technology: Audience Perception And Response To Web Push Notifications, And Marketers' Approach To Use The Medium PushCrew, the Web Push Notifications product from New York and New Delhi-based Wingify, released the second edition of its annual State of Push Notifications report. Titled 'The State of Web Push Notifications 2017/18', it is a 37-page document full of deep analysis and statistics that marketers can use. "Web Push Notifications have risen…

Pepperjam Names Matt Gilbert as CEO

Performance Marketing Company Appoints Mar-Tech Veteran Matt Gilbert to Accelerate Growth Pepperjam, a full-service performance marketing company, announced the appointment of digital marketing veteran Matt Gilbert as CEO. Bringing over 20 years of experience in both the digital advertising and marketing cloud industries, Matt Gilbert has a track record of increasing company market share and profitability. Gilbert joins Pepperjam from Kinetic, leading social marketing services and technology company. There, he…

Allocadia Announces Key Milestones Achieved by #RunMarketers in 2017

Allocadia Announces $25 Billion in Global Investment Managed by Over 10,000 Marketers Through Platform, Saving Over 1 Million Work Hours and Driving an Estimated $5 Billion in Growth A Top-150 MarTech RADAR company and the creators of the #RunMarketing movement, Marketing Performance Management (MPM) technology firm, Allocadia, has announced $25 billion of the global marketing budget has been managed through its award-winning platform by over 10,000 marketers. Recommended Read: The Pedowitz Group and Allocadia Partner…

Over One-Third Of Households Live-Stream TV Shows Or Sports: Parks Associates

New Industry Report Examines Emerging Trends In Streaming Video Habits And Content-Pirating Consumers Parks Associates announced that as of Q3 2017, 12% of US broadband households use a live streaming platform like Facebook Live or Periscope. The profile for live streamers is generally younger, with 19% of consumers ages 18-24 engaging in live streaming activity, but live streaming of TV shows and sports skews older, indicating older viewers might be using these solutions to access illegal streams of content.…

Instapage Introduces New Way to Build Landing Pages with Instablocks

Building Blocks That Enable the High-Volume Creation of Landing Pages, Essential for Advertising at Scale Instapage, the post-click optimization platform for advertisers, has recently launched Instablocks, a brand new way to build post-click landing pages. Advertisers can now create “building blocks” for their landing pages — custom sections that they can reuse to quickly create pages, and in turn, scale their advertising into a high-velocity operation. Tyson Quick, Founder and CEO at Instapage, informed, “Our…