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Eight Predictions for 2018

It is that time of year again.  As we close out 2017 and look towards the new year, what trends will emerge and take center stage in 2018?  Here are my top 8 for ’18. Direct Mail & OOH (Out of Home) Get Reinvented What is old is new again thanks to digital signals and the growing popularity of identity graphs, that can link devices and signals to individuals and/or households. New and existing providers are breathing new life into these channels with innovative solutions that allow marketers to retarget consumers off a…

TechBytes with Konrad Pawlus, CTO, SALESmanago

Konrad Pawlus Co-founder and CTO - SALESmanago Marketing automation tools in 2017 are more refined, accurate, and focused on building the highest customer value, directly maximizing return on investment per customer. Customer Value Marketing, a new-age marketing automation strategy that is aimed at outbound campaigns, drives its inspiration from B2C and ecommerce marketing. To understand Customer Value Marketing, and the core intricacies of the Customer LCV in B2B, we spoke to Konrad Pawlus, Co-founder and CTO,…

Interview with Wayne Townsend, President, Epsilon

"Those that are successfully transforming their attribution practice are measuring performance around a customer-obsessed KPI, making it more customer-oriented and indicative of the entire customer experience." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role at Epsilon and how you got here? I lead a team that combines data, predictive analytics and best-in-class technology to deliver digital marketing solutions that drive dramatic, measurable results for our Fortune 1000 clients. The global sales, client…

SociallyMined Announces New SMDashboard Software

SociallyMined Is Launching New Cloud-Based Desktop and Mobile Dashboard Software for Real-Time Analytics SociallyMined, a boutique digital agency and digital advocacy firm is launching their new dashboard solution before the New Year. Since launching in 2016, SociallyMined has become a leader in developing and using cutting-edge technology to track and influence sentiment using social media, mobile and influencer technology. Clients using their solutions and services include Fortune 500 companies and government…

Eight Trends in Commerce and Digital Marketing to Look Forward to in 2018

Criteo is Asking Marketers To Make Friends With Alexa, And Explaining Why More Brands Are Looking To Share Data Criteo's direct relationship with advertisers and publishers enable them to keep a track on the changing pulse of the commerce and digital marketing industry. They share their 8 big predictions of 2018: The Battle for Video Possibilities for new programmatic video ad inventory will emerge as ad breaks are inserted into more content. The Rise of Voice Shopping Brand managers believe that voice-activated…

Dark Data: The Untapped Resource Companies Need to Look Into

Industry Experts We Spoke to This Year Had a Lot of Insights on Dark Data. Here's a Comprehensive Look at What They Had to Share When it comes to any kind of data, things get serious in business scenarios. While Big Data has enjoyed a lot of attention so far, off late, Dark Data too has been slowly making the rounds in business conversations. What is Dark Data? Gartner Inc defines it as information assets that an organization collects, processes and stores in the course of its regular business activity, but fails to use…

Five Things That Will Redefine Customer Experience in 2018

What is Customer Experience Management (CEM)? Google it and you’ll find various definitions that explain this currently-buzz worthy concept. We live in the age of the customer and it’s time to clarify what CEM truly means. Before I get into that, let’s define what CEM is not: collecting feedback, responding to feedback, or tracking your Net Promoter Score - none of these actions individually represent Customer Experience Management. In simple terms, CEM refers to the complete ideology and methodology that makes your…

TechBytes with Adrian Velthuis, Chief Revenue Officer, Mobile Posse

Adrian Velthuis Chief Revenue Officer, Mobile Posse The last couple of years have presented more questions than solutions for marketers hoping to cash in on the audiences that are glued to their mobile phones. How does one make subtle suggestions, target the right crowd, speak up through the noise and most importantly, compete with giants like Facebook and Google.  Adrian Velthuis, Chief Revenue Officer at Mobile Posse puts those doubts to rest.MTS: Tell us about your role at Mobile Posse and the team you handle.…

Interview with Rami Alanko, CEO, Beemray

"Location data should not be considered merely as coordinates of a device. Coordinates do provide a precise point of a device but the interesting thing is the context. " On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to start an audience intelligence company? I am the CEO and founder of Beemray. I have been an entrepreneur more or less all my life having different types of companies over the years. When my video platform company got acquired, I started researching areas that I…

Year-Ender 2017: Top 7 B2B Marketing Philosophies

 The Year-Ender Series Features a Round Up Of  The Top 7 B2B Marketing Philosophies of 2017 From Leading Business and Marketing Leaders in the  Technology Ecosystem Fantastic, fantastic…and fantastic!!! 2017 has been that kind of year for B2B marketers where everything they conceived turned into gold—be it sharing ideas through content, CMO interviews, TechBytes with top Product and Technology officers, and of course, the high-octane marketing and advertising events that we covered across the globe. With barely few hours…

Navigating Facebook Advertising Landscape for the Holiday Season

While all channels are important for brands to consider during holiday marketing efforts, Facebook, in particular, has been a top performing option for many. However, competition for holiday spend is steep, so it’s in brands best interest to get to know the ins and outs of how to best optimize their Facebook holiday campaigns to not only achieve better ROI but also drive more online traffic. Mobile, Mobile, Mobile “Mobile-first” is our way of life. US consumers spend an average of over 3 hours on mobile and 50 minutes on…

Interview with Shari Johnston, Senior Vice President Marketing, Radius

"Marketing and sales technology is only as good as the data it is running on." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be part of a predictive marketing software company? Having been a former predictive customer at two other organizations, I understand how the right data and intelligence can align an organization around your ideal customer profile and make a world of difference at effectively scaling an organization. The ability to focus your marketing investments…

Google Analytics Users Now Have Access to 200 Million Business Data, Courtesy Fastbase

Infinite Search Into B2B Databases Powered by Fastbase for Google Analytics Users  Starting December 21, Google Analytics users have gained the full access to over 200 million businesses and the employees behind them. Google Analytics users can now sign up for free and search the comprehensive database an unlimited number of times. All company information found in the database can be downloaded directly to Excel or CSV format or exported into a CRM database, such as Salesforce, Hubspot, and Zoho. Read More: Interview…

Are You GDPR Ready?

Industry Stalwarts Breakdown What GDPR Means To Them And How You Can Plan Ahead Any business, US or foreign, that does not comply with the new regulations could be forced to pay fines of up to €20 million or 4% of global revenue. That’s enough motivation for any company to think about their plan to cope with the new regulation. Here’s what the industry stalwarts had to say about what GDPR means to them; Dan Storbaek, CEO and Founder of Securityprivacy.ai.: With GDPR, we’re now moving into more granular…

Location Will Be Used To Enhance More Aspects Of The Shopping Journey: 2018 Predictions

Marketers will continue to embrace use cases for location data beyond proximity-based push alerts and advertising. Location will be used to enhance more aspects of the shopping journey, including in-store augmented experiences, simplified mobile checkout, product reviews and tutorials, and in-store navigation. Machine learning will be applied to location data audiences. Up to this point, audiences have been largely defined by devices that have been to a location. We’ll start to see predictive modeling used to find devices…

3 Reasons Why Data Storytelling Will Be A Top Marketing Trend of 2018

Think back to the last text-heavy presentation you sat through. Or maybe I should say endured because we all know how boring it can be to look at words on a screen. In our ever-changing, meme-loving world where instant, snapshotted communication reigns supreme, creating visual ways to transmit data in the office is increasingly important. This importance isn’t just about aesthetic appeal; it turns out that the way we tell stories using data can positively impact your company’s bottom line. A study that looked at reader…

TechBytes with Mindy Pankoke, Product Manager, Consumer Marketing Data Solutions, Experian

Mindy Pankoke Product Manager, Consumer Marketing Data Solutions, Experian Good data can drive great customer experience. With changing expectations on customer experience, there has never been an accurate estimation of what the best “Customer Experience’ feels like. While modern marketers aggressively approach a customer-centric model to build experience programs across channels, an ideal experience could either be an everlasting moment or one that is forgotten in the blink of an eye. To better understand how brands…

Interview with Tyler Calder, Chief Marketing Officer, Yulio Technologies

"Whether it’s immersive storytelling, communication of complex spatial design, the showcasing of products in curated environments or virtual, ‘in-the-seat’ experiences, VR brings a heightened platform for translating ideas into experiences that people are engaged by." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be part of a VR technology company? I’ve always been attracted to organizations that are trying to cross the chasm. First, this was with Eloqua and seeing some of…

‘The Majority of Companies Will Get Growth Wrong’

Predictions 2018: AI and ML Will Bring CMOs Closer to Their Goals, According to The Panel at the Growth Marketing Conference  The role of the CMO is constantly evolving. According to a report by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council and Deloitte entitled ‘The CMO shift to gaining business lift’ the role of the CMO now includes him or her functioning as a growth driver, change agent and customer experience advocate. Nearly 70 percent of more than 200 participants in the international study say there is a clear mandate…

VIX Rides the Surge of Massive Video Adoption Reaching Its Largest Digital Audience Ever

Platform Ranks Among the Largest Video Views, Per Nielsen’s Digital Content Ratings Report VIX, one of the largest multi-cultural video publishers globally, has announced that it currently reaches 67.5% of all multicultural and 64.8% of all millennials on Facebook (57.3 million), per Facebook’s Touchstone Report covering Q2 of 2017. Additionally, VIX ranks fourth among media brands with the largest video views, according to the latest Digital Content Ratings report from Nielsen. Read More: Dentsu Aegis Network Acquires…