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Decoding The State of Programmatic Advertising and Ad Formats in 2018

In Our Latest Predictions Series 2018 Article, We Explore How the AdTech Companies Will Increasingly Seek to Create Value and Solve Industry Problems with Disruptive Technologies In 2018, brands are super-sensitive towards publishing anything that could be labeled as 'extremist' content. As advertising technology companies join together to fight against fraudulent ad inventory, amidst an already acknowledged disruption in the form of GDPR, we are slated to witness another dynamic year. "2017 was the year the entire…

Oktopost Selected by Marketo as ‘Technology Partner of the Year’

The Leading Engagement Platform Provider Marketo Has Awarded Oktopost the 'Technology Partner of the Year' Oktopost, the only social media management platform that is architected for B2B enterprise companies, announced its selection as the "Technology Partner of the Year" by Marketo, the world-leading engagement platform. The Technology Partner of the Year award was announced two weeks ago in Las Vegas at Marketo's Revenue Kickoff Meeting, which is Marketo's biggest partner event, bringing together employees,…

Interview with Roland Deal, President, Americas, DWA

"Marketing was once a cost center and now through a series of innovations around attribution, tracking, and usage of data, it is a profit-center where ROMI can be directly captured and gives CMOs and their C-suite associates full transparency into what marketing’s dollars are generating."Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be a part of DWA? As President of Americas, I oversee the operations and growth of the region, which is made up of three offices – San Francisco, Boston, and Austin. What…

Branch Announces Universal Ads and Mobile Measurement Partnership with Facebook

Branch Universal Ads Offers Mobile Marketers Visibility into Web and App Campaign Performance Across Facebook and Other Top Advertising Networks Branch, the mobile linking infrastructure for the world's leading brands, announced the immediate availability of Universal Ads. With this launch, Branch is also entering into a partnership with Facebook as a Mobile Measurement Partner (MMP). Powered by Branch's People-based Attribution engine, Universal Ads enables mobile advertisers and marketers to gain a unified view of their…

Harvard Professor Stefan Thomke Joins Optimizely Advisory Board as Company Momentum Continues

Professor Stefan Thomke Will Serve as a Key Advisor, Ushering in a New Era of Accelerating Experimentation in the Enterprise Optimizely, the world's leader in customer experience optimization, announced that Harvard Professor Stefan Thomke is joining the company as a new member of the Optimizely Advisory Board. Thomke, the William Barclay Harding Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and a contributor to Harvard Business Review, will advise the company on a variety of product, strategy and…

Four New Partners Join NetSuite Partner Program to Drive Growth, Customer Success

ERA Consulting Group, Smartbridge, Softengine and Vibrant to Build Cloud ERP Practices with NetSuite Oracle NetSuite, one of the world's leading providers of cloud-based financials / ERP, HR, Professional Services Automation (PSA) and omnichannel commerce software suites, announced that four new partners have joined the NetSuite Solution Provider Program. ERA Consulting Group, Smartbridge, Softengine, and Vibrant Inc. have teamed with NetSuite to launch new cloud ERP practices to help clients accelerate growth while…

Interview with Jaclyn Klein, Co-Founder, Product Designer, Growlabs

"Chatbots have and will continue to have a huge impact in the online B2B space, making inbound sales teams so much more efficient and successful."Tell us a little bit about your role at Growlabs? As a co-founder, my role spans various functions of the business; however, my core focus is designing the best possible software for our customers. I’ve used my past experience in sales and marketing roles, and the pain points I’ve felt trying to source data and engage leads, to inform a lot of design decisions for the Growlabs…

The Great Gate Debate

To gate or not to gate, that is the question. It’s an argument as old as time. Or at least as old as digital marketing. For many years, the standard arrangement between companies and prospects was that companies would give you a valuable piece of content in exchange for some basic contact and/or demographic information. The “registration form” became an expected, and occasionally feared, part of the bargain. Once you filled out the form, you knew you were signing up for a bombardment of emails and phone calls. It was the…

AppNexus Sees Steep Rise in Video Business, with 230% Growth of RTB Video Spend

Leading Advertising Technology Company Reports Increase in Video Activity Across the Platform, Adding Innovative Formats, Data Offerings, and Premium Inventory AppNexus, the world's leading independent advertising technology company, announced the results of rapid growth of its video business. Since the launch of its video marketplace in late 2015, AppNexus has seen buyers, sellers, and impressions significantly increase across its platform, with a 230 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of real-time bidding…

Lessons for Content Marketers from a Successful Cupid

For Many Content Marketers, Delivering Personalized and Relevant Experiences Across the Entire Customer Journey to Purchase Is Not Easy as It Looks Valentine's Day is here... and we have a Cupid from OneSpot sharing his insights on the state of personalization in Content Marketing. To ensure that you stay committed to your Martech commitments this Valentine's Day (and in the ones to come),  Cupid talks about the lessons that every marketer should know, to achieve that 'sweet, romantic' state of 'Hyper-Personalization' in…

Direct Agents Introduces Standalone OTT Solution

Directagents.TV Is the Agency's Expanded Offering for OTT Growth Marketing Direct Agents, a data-driven, digital advertising agency is excited to announce their latest solution focused on OTT network launch and audience growth: DirectAgents.TV As a leader of OTT growth marketing, Direct Agents has launched a stand-alone solution for OTT subscriber & audience acquisition, churn management, tune-in, and content launches. In addition, Direct Agents helps with cross-device presence management and OTT-specific…

Instapage Announces Support for AMP Landing Pages

Marketers and advertisers can create AMP landing pages directly from the Instapage platform Instapage, the post-click optimization platform for advertisers, is bringing the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) framework to landing pages. With AMP capabilities on Instapage, marketers and advertisers will be able to create AMP landing pages directly from the Instapage platform. AMP is a Google-backed open-source project that allows for faster page load speeds on mobile devices, enabling marketers and advertisers to provide a…

TechBytes with John Schnipkoweit, CTO, Choozle

John Schnipkoweit CTO, Choozle A smart blend between the native and programmatic advertising delivery can help in achieving the contemporary standards of multi-screen and mobile experiences. However, it's not that easy to strike the balance between native and programmatic ad delivery. Choozle is a leading digital marketing technology platform that enables advertisers to achieve that balance. We spoke to Choozle's CTO, John Schnipkoweit, to understand how should ad buyers choose between the native and programmatic…

Interview with Chris Lynde, CEO, SaleScout Data Solutions

"The CMO’s challenge is to punch through the noise, identify purchase readiness and serve up the right message at the right time. To be successful, they need accurate contact data, pinpoint targeting capabilities and a clear return on investment."Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be part of SaleScout? I am the chief executive officer, reporting to our board of directors. I am ultimately responsible for driving shareholder value, leading our management team, growth strategy, and corporate…

AdColony Announces Full Compatibility with IAS, Double Verify and MOAT

New Integrations Make AdColony the First In-App Video Marketplace to Integrate with all Leading Ad Quality Measurement Partners AdColony, the ad quality video marketplace, has announced that the company is fully compatible with all major viewability measurement partners for both programmatic and managed service campaigns. AdColony is the first in-app video marketplace to partner with Integral Ad Science (IAS), MOAT and DoubleVerify, providing a range of options that will give AdColony customers the flexibility to work…

Mobile Marketing Platform Adikteev Raises $12 Million

Series B Round for Adikteev Was Led by Ring Capital and BNP Developpement Leading mobile marketing platform, Adikteev has secured $12 million in its Series B round for further international growth outside of its home base in France, as well as research and development efforts. Ring Capital and BNP Developpement led the round to which ISAI, Ventech, and Laurent Asscher also contributed. Adikteev uniquely combines state-of-the-art creative technology, data, and artificial intelligence to deliver ROI for advertisers and app…

What Does Google Chrome’s New “Auto-Annoying-Ad-Blocker” Mean For You?

You’re probably already aware that on February 15th Google plans to release a new version of Chrome that will feature a built-in ad blocker intended to automatically remove disruptive ads from publisher websites if they fail to meet the new Better Ads Standards. You may also know that these standards have been defined by the Coalition for Better Ads, which is an organization that Google has joined and that offers specific guidelines for how the ad industry should evaluate and improve the quality of advertising for consumers.…

How to Pick the Right CRM: 3 Key Ingredients

Few CRMs meet expectations. According to Gartner Group, 55% of CRM projects fail to produce results. The most effective CRM systems emphasize three key ingredients: 1. Mobile accessibility 81% of users access their CRM using more than one type of device. Businesspeople, especially executives, need to be able to access their relationship data from anywhere. Given that most of us are tethered to our mobile devices, mobile optimization is especially critical. To be successful, CRM users need to be able to access contact…

TechBytes with Keith LaFerriere, Chief Creative Officer, Verndale

Keith LaFerriere Chief Creative Officer, Verndale From a modern marketer's perspective, the differences between User Experience (UX) and Customer Experience (CX) have widened significantly. To understand how marketing technologies influence the delivery of relevant UX and CX, we spoke to Verndale's Chief Creative Officer (CCO), Keith LaFerriere.Tell us about your role at Verndale and the team and technology you handle. As Chief Creative Officer of Verndale, I lead the UX and Creative Design practice groups, business…

Interview with Mark Bembridge, CEO, Smartology

"If advertisers don’t know how much has been spent on each element of a campaign, they can’t measure ROI – and that’s a problem for the industry as a whole if it is to prove its credentials and continue to grow."Tell us about your role at Smartology and how you got here. What inspired you to join an AdTech company? Working on semantic recognition platforms, as far back as 2004, was a formative period. The technology was new, but for those of us closely associated with it, the opportunities that opened up were really…