Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest Marketing and Sales Technology News, Product Announcements and Insights
Today’s Daily MarTech Roundup covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience, AI, and ML announcements from GBK (Behavioral Marketing), Emerald (B2B Commerce), McColl’s Retail Group (Customer Experience Management), Hopin (Video Marketing), Confirmit (Customer Experience Management).
GBK Collective, a leading marketing strategy, consumer behavior and analytics consultancy, today announced the appointments of Dr. Randall Lewis, Chief Scientist of Nanigans, and Dr. Justin Rao, Sr. Director, Performance Marketing at Booking.com, to its advisory board, further building on GBK’s expertise in helping clients to measure and maximize their return on marketing investments.
Emerald Holding, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of PlumRiver LLC (“PlumRiver”), a leading international provider of software-as-a-service technology through its Elastic Suite solution. Elastic Suite’s platform streamlines the wholesale buying process for both brands and retail buyers, creating a digital year-round transactional platform for use by Emerald’s customers.
Service Management Group (SMG), a global customer, patient and employee experience management partner to more than 500 brands, has announced a new customer experience management programme with McColl’s Retail Group. The leading convenience chain is working with SMG to collect, manage, and analyze customer feedback across its large estate.
Hopin, a leading virtual events platform, announced today that it has acquired StreamYard, a live video streaming studio that allows content creators to produce professional-quality video streaming experiences. The purchase will allow Hopin to provide advanced video production features to Hopin event organizers. In addition to eventually integrating its features into the Hopin platform, StreamYard will continue to also offer its live streaming studio tools to independent content creators. Hopin will pay a total purchase consideration of $250 million to acquire StreamYard, comprised of cash and stock.
Confirmit, a leading provider of solutions that enable Market Research, Customer Experience and Employee Engagement teams to turn insights into stories that fuel action, announced its intention to merge with FocusVision, a leading provider of customer insights technology. The merger is conditioned on receipt of regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021.
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