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Marketing Technology Bulletin Covering the Week Gone By

Top Picks from Martech Series. Original Martech Insights from the Week Gone By. This bulletin covering important news occurring in the world of Marketing Technology. This bulletin is the best source to glance through major Martech developments last week. Measuring Quality and Impact of Event Marketing on Revenue Critical to Most Businesses New Research Proves Correlation Between Events and ROI for Enterprise Companies; Finds Rapid Revenue Growth Is Fueled by Event Marketing Deloitte’s Acquisition of Magnetic’s…

Fireside Chat with Mike Cotoia

Mike Cotoia talks about how young sales professionals should train themselves to master MarTech and Adtech skills Know My Team Tell us about your role at TechTarget. How did you come to lead the company from a Sales background? I’ve been CEO here at TechTarget since 2016. However, I’ve been at the company for more time... almost sixteen years. I view my role as having three major components. These are: I need to be focused on our customers and their needs at all times. I want to be the enabler-in-chief of the…

IBM Watson Media & IRIS.TV Team up to Launch AI-Powered Video Recommendations

New Solution Helps Publishers Better Engage Audiences, Increase Video Views, and Optimize Yield on Owned and Operated Sites IBM Watson Media and IRIS.TV, a cloud-based personalized video programming system, announced the launch of Video Recommendations, a new AI content personalization engine designed to help publishers boost viewer engagement through highly relevant video programming recommendations. By combining viewer data with a deep understanding of specific elements within video, publishers are better able to…

Influencer Platform and Agency ACTIVATE Launches First-to-Market IGTV Support; Hires Influencer Industry Veteran Lauren McGrath to Lead…

The Network Expands Their Offerings to Streamline Workflow for Influencers and Marketers, Onboarding Longtime Influencer Expert, Lauren McGrath to Lead Strategy and Execution Influencer marketing technology platform and agency, ACTIVATE, formerly Bloglovin', announces a set of new product offerings to their influencer marketing workflow and insights reporting suite, called ACTIVATE Collaborations, including first-to-market support for IGTV as part of broader workflow support for a variety of content types. ACTIVATE also…

TechBytes with Orr Orenstein, COO, Aki Technologies

Orr Orenstein COO, Aki Technologies "Mobile moments" are the currency for mobile marketing campaigns. Relatable moments on mobile help brands map customer experiences and how they relate to today's marketing operations at an omnichannel level. Orr Orenstein, COO, Aki Technologies explains how "mobile moments” have become an integral part of the marketing landscape. Tell us about your role at Aki and how you got here? I currently serve as COO at Aki Technologies, having overall responsibility for Operations, Client…

Content is The “Lion Factor” in Succeeding with ABM and Person-Based Marketing

The lion is as good as it hunts. The beauty and the strength wane as the hunt goes down. I often relate to that impressive 'Lion' factor in content marketing too! Do you? How do you measure the performance of your content, and how often? To find answers, you have to be a lion in your B2B marketing strategy yourself. Isn't it!!! Do Enterprise Decision Makers Actually Consume B2B Content? Powerful content can accelerate not just your marketing efforts, but also add more teeth to your sales. With the coming of age for ABM…

Oath Unifies Ad Tech Under New Brand, Adds Advanced Features to Drive Growth for Advertisers and Publishers

Oath Ad Platforms Offers Access to Expanded Inventory, Innovative Ad Formats, Trusted Data and Enhanced Machine-Learning, Along with Other New Capabilities Oath, a Verizon subsidiary, introduced Oath Ad Platforms as its simplified suite of intelligent advertising and publishing solutions globally. Oath Ad Platforms combines the best assets from BrightRoll, ONE by AOL and Yahoo Gemini into a set of solutions that makes it easier for advertisers and publishers to drive growth. The suite activates Oath’s trusted data,…

Advantage Solutions Acquires Jun Group to Help Accelerate Performance Outcomes for Both Brand and Retail Clients

Acquisition Bolsters Advantage’s Momentaware Geo-Location Data Product, Which Helps Define and Predict When and Where People Shop, and Drive Conversions Advantage Solutions (Advantage) announced its acquisition of Jun Group, an industry-leading mobile video advertising company. Jun Group’s mobile software platform will enable Advantage to help clients access and advertise to tens of millions of consumers in brand-safe environments. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Jun Group’s mobile technology reaches…

Deloitte’s Acquisition of Magnetic’s Business Platform Enables New Capabilities for Deloitte

Deloitte Wants to Intensify Client Engagement Initiatives by Investing in Targeting Audiences and Artificial Intelligence Deloitte announced that it will be acquiring Magnetic Media Inc’s Artificial Intelligence(AI) powered business platform. This move clearly indicates Deloitte’s increased focus in the areas of AI, Machine Learning (ML) and Audience Data Analytics. This strategic acquisition helps Deloitte accelerate smarter and faster development of its Digital Experience Services platform. This is also an indicator…

Interview with Erwin Bos, Director of Sales, Europe, Tapjoy

"Apps offer so many better and more inventive ways to integrate ads natively into the app experience, as opposed to the tiny display banner ads that run on the mobile web."Tell us about your role at Tapjoy and the team/technology you handle. I am the European Sales Director at Tapjoy, which means I am responsible for building close relationships for the company with brands and agencies and trading desks throughout EMEA. Operating an opt-in, Advertising as a Service model, Tapjoy empowers people to unlock premium content…

Interview with Giuseppe Caltabiano, Head of Content Strategy, EMEA & APAC, Contently

"The modern customer experiences content that brands have aimed toward them, based on a complex profile of their habits, preferred devices and the challenges they face."Tell us about your role at Contently and the team and technology that you handle. I’m Contently’s Head of Content Strategy for EMEA and APAC, and in the role I advise B2C and B2B clients on high level content marketing strategy. What draws you to DMEXCO this year?  It’s my very first edition. I have always wished to attend and for many reasons I…

Kaltura Announces Advanced Advertising Solution Together with Yospace and SpotX

Leading Providers in Cloud TV and Advertising Team to Offer Customers the Most Robust, Flexible, and Fully Integrated Solution to Increase Revenue with Live and On-Demand Targeted Advertising Kaltura, the leading video technology provider, announces the release of its Advanced Advertising solution, which leverages the company’s partnership and technology integrations with Yospace, a leading dynamic ad insertion provider and SpotX, the global video advertising and monetization platform. Personalized advertising…

Shareablee Adds Industry’s First Branded Content Advertiser Search to Its Monetize Suite

Partnership Explorer Provides Branded Video Ad Intelligence for Social Marketers Shareablee Inc., announced their Monetize Suite's new Partnership Explorer, a first-of-its-kind branded content planning and ranking dashboard that provides unlimited access to search advertisers individually or by industry groupings across over 5000 global categories. To date, branded video on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have grown 57% since 2017, with nearly seventy percent of engagement being driven by Sports,…

How to Make Video a Better Part of Your Content Strategy

By all accounts, video is the future of content marketing. According to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index, it will account for 80 percent of all consumer internet traffic by 2019. But just because video is popular doesn’t mean brands know how to do it well. Branded video can only be as great as the strategy behind it. Video content is simply one tactic that has to be part of a wider marketing strategy. Regardless of what tactics you choose, a strong strategy starts with your audience. Do you want to reach people in a…

New Study: 2018 PROMO Online Video Statistics and Trends

The future of online marketing is video content. It’s the leading format for brands and advertisers, and for good reason – consumers absolutely love video content. That’s why we decided to dig deeper to find out how, when, and where people prefer to watch videos online. The team at PROMO conducted a study of more than 500 individuals of all ages. We asked about their habits and preferences when it comes to watching online videos. As a result, we learned a lot about when and how people watch video, along with some…

TechBytes with Matt Trotta, GM, North America, Playbuzz

Matt Trotta GM, North America, Playbuzz We were moved by the significant disruptions in the market for user-generated content and storytelling platforms. To understand the true definition of 'success' for marketing technology platforms in this space, we interviewed Matt Trotta, GM, North America, Playbuzz.Tell us about your journey and how you landed at Playbuzz? The majority of my career has really taken place in the branded content space. Perhaps most notable is the 6.5 years I spent at BuzzFeed, where I saw the…

Interview with John Dahl, CEO, Co-Founder at Mux

"For some online video platforms, the most profitable form of monetization isn't advertising - it's sponsored content. An interesting sponsored video is a lot more engaging than a traditional pre-roll ad." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What inspired you to found Mux? I got into software accidentally. I actually studied philosophy in college and theology in graduate school and started doing some freelance programming when I needed a job, since the market for professional philosophers is a bit thin.…

Video for All: Why Vidyard Chose INBOUND 2018 to Make Big Marketing Technology News

Say it all with a video. Yes, that's what Vidyard has done to the video marketing ecosystem in 2018. With a flurry of exciting new releases and tech integrations, the landscape is brimming with optimism. At INBOUND 2018, Vidyard has announced that HubSpot Video, is now available free to all HubSpot Marketing, Sales, and Service Hub customers. MarTech RADAR 2018: Top 150 B2B Technology Companies We sat down with Tyler Lessard, VP Marketing at Vidyard, to understand what makes video the most exciting Marketing…

Demandbase Introduces Breakthrough Technology for B2B Advertisers and Marketers

Only B2B Advertising Solution to Combine Precision and Scale to Reach Key Buyers at Target Accounts Demandbase, the leader in Account-Based Marketing (ABM), unveiled its next-generation Targeting Solution which dramatically improves how B2B advertisers and marketers reach their buyers. The new solution leverages Artificial Intelligence-powered intent data to more accurately identify and reach target buying committees. The Demandbase Targeting Solution also includes a new level of control and visibility for customers,…

TechBytes with Basil Shikin, VP, Engineering, AppLovin

Basil Shikin VP, Engineering, AppLovin In July, AppLovin had announced the launch of Lion Studios, a media division that works with independent mobile developers to publish and promote their apps. Basil Shikin, VP, Engineering, AppLovin tells about the core tenets of their mobile app advertising engineering and the impact of contemporary gaming platforms on app discovery.Tell us about your role at AppLovin and the team/technology you handle. I was one of the first engineers at AppLovin. As the team grew, my role and…