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FormAssembly Grows 63 Percent in Enterprise and Compliance, Launches New Customer-Centric Initiatives

FormAssembly, a leader in enterprise data collection and management solutions, announced a 63 percent year-over-year growth in its enterprise and compliance offering, leading to overall company growth and award recognition. The company also announced the launch of two new customer-centric initiatives: the Certification Program and the VIP Program. “We continue to remain focused on our customers’ needs and doing whatever it takes to help them become better stewards of the data they collect,” said Cedric Savarese, founder…

Introducing Salesforce Customer 360 – Unify the Customer Experience on the World’s #1 CRM Platform

Customer 360 Will Provide a Click-Based Admin Interface to Easily Connect and Manage Customer Data Across Salesforce Apps DREAMFORCE —Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, announced Salesforce Customer 360, a new way for companies to connect Salesforce apps and deliver unified cross-channel customer experiences. Core to Salesforce's vision for the Customer Success Platform, Customer 360 will help companies move beyond an app- or department-specific view of each customer by making it easier to create a single, holistic…

Local Media Consortium Adds Five New Companies to Expanding List of Partners

New Partnerships Provide Additional Opportunities for Local Media Companies to Increase Digital Revenue, Expand Audience Reach and Reduce Costs The Local Media Consortium, a strategic alliance of leading local media companies, announced that it has added five more companies to its growing list of partners. The LMC's partnerships provide leading technology and economic benefits to the organization's members, which include more than 75 local media companies representing over 1,700 newspaper, broadcast and digital titles.…

Raising the Bar for Corporate Diversity and Inclusion

There’s been a lot of media attention on the prevalent racism, sexism and economic divides existing in our country today--particularly the inequalities we are seeing in the technology industry. In marketing alone, men are almost twice as likely as women to be a director, and over four times more likely to be CEO or Managing Director. On the content side, only 19% of advertisements target minority groups. But we are seeing that when we create inclusive material, it resonates. Case-in-point, look at the box office success of…

Apple and Salesforce Join Forces to Deliver the Best Business Experiences

The Collaboration Seeks to Usher in a Plethora of Powerful Business Applications and Customer Experiences Global CRM leaders Salesforce and Apple’ iOS are collaborating. Salesforce is already redesigning its iOS application to provide an enhanced experience for its users. Salesforce wants to optimize its application to better suit the native mobile platform –add new features and launch powerful business applications. The partnership will also facilitate Salesforce developers to develop their own native…

Salesforce Kicks Off Dreamforce 2018-A Celebration of Trailblazers

The World's #1 CRM Company Welcomes Trailblazers to Dreamforce 2018 for Four Days of Innovation, Inspiration, Learning, Equality, Giving Back, Sustainability and Fun Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, welcomed 171,000 registered attendees from 83 countries and 10 million online viewers to Dreamforce, the world's largest software conference. At Dreamforce, Salesforce is unveiling new integration, productivity and AI platform services and new strategic partnerships to help companies connect with their customers in whole…

HG Data Acquires Pivotal iQ

Acquisition Redefines Technographics Globally and Expands HG Data’s Enrichment Offerings HG Data announced that it has acquired Pivotal iQ. This acquisition extends HG Data’s position as the world’s leading technographics provider by adding Pivotal iQ’s IT contract data, spend intelligence and an intuitive interface that helps businesses generate better insights. The combined company delivers the industry’s highest quality and broadest technology usage data relied upon by sales and marketing teams to accelerate pipeline…

FreeWheel and Innovid Integrate New Nielsen Qualified Ad Audience Solution

Leading Premium Digital Video Ad Servers to Use Audience Measurement Provider’s Viewable Demographics and Invalid Traffic Detection Solution Nielsen announced that FreeWheel and Innovid will integrate the measurement leader's new Qualified Ad Audience solution in Nielsen Digital Ad Ratings to provide persons-level, deduplicated duration weighted audience measurement of digital campaigns. With this integration, both leading premium video ad servers will be able to provide marketers with greater confidence in their digital…

Periscope Data Announces Fall Release With a Focus on Scalability

Fall 2018 Release Includes Git Integration to Enhance Data Management Workflows Periscope Data, the world's leading analytics platform for data professionals, introduced the fall 2018 release of its analytics platform, including an expanded integration with Git to help analysts better manage their data models and code and a new user management API. Periscope Data's Git Integration will provide data professionals with complete control over their analytics environment, offering a sophisticated version control system,…

DAX Named As Exclusive Distribution and Monetization Partner for America 2.0 Podcast

A New Political Drama Podcast Featuring Laurence Fishburne and Patrick J. Adams Will Be Available forDownload on iTunes From September 19 DAX, the world's largest digital audio advertising platform, created by Global, the UK-based Media & Entertainment group, today announced that it is the exclusive distribution and monetization partner for AMERICA 2.0, a new political drama serial. Directed by J.S. Mayank (Someday, EMIT) and co-created by J.S. Mayank and David Carlyle (Ethereal Pondering of a Sightless Gaze), the…

Dreamforce Interview with Jon Miller, CEO and Co-Founder, Engagio

"ABM is a strategy. It’s a fundamental way of managing your go-to-market business to drive better quality pipeline and revenue from the accounts you care about the most."How has the martech landscape changed, since the last time you spoke to MarTech Series? I think we’ve hit peak hype with ABM. These days, you can’t trip over a B2B marketer without hearing them talk about it. Adoption is on the rise, and more vendors than ever have attached themselves to the term to take advantage of the fervor. Don’t get me wrong, in…

Adobe, Microsoft and SAP Announce the Open Data Initiative to Empower a New Generation of Customer Experiences

Industry Leaders Team Up to Help Customers Connect Data Across their Organizations, Find Powerful Insights and Deliver Intelligent Services with AI On Monday, the CEOs of Adobe, Microsoft and SAP introduced the Open Data Initiative (ODI) at the Microsoft Ignite conference. Together, the three longstanding partners are reimagining customer experience management (CXM) by empowering companies to derive more value from their data and deliver world-class customer experiences in real-time. In today’s world, data is a…

V12 Data Launches V12 Velocity, an Integrated Customer Data Platform to Drive Accelerated Results

V12 Data, a leading provider of people-based marketing solutions, announced the launch of V12 Velocity, an integrated Customer Data Platform (CDP) solution that blends first and third party data, customer journeys and analytics to drive accelerated results for brands. The solution is also the first CDP in the marketplace to include thousands of third-party data elements as part of its bundled solution. Using V12's CDP package, brands can quickly integrate and manage customer data to acquire new customers, develop actionable…

TechBytes with Brett Boskoff, Co-Founder and CTO, Splash

Brett Boskoff Co-Founder and CTO, Splash We’re in the midst of an event marketing tech renaissance. Brett Boskoff, Co-Founder and CTO, Splash, explains the various aspects of the Event Marketing evolution and their recently published report addressing the ROI on event marketing campaigns with UI/UX targets.Tell us about your role at Splash and the team/technology you handle. I lead the technical team at Splash, which includes our Engineering and Product organizations. We’re distributed across multiple locations and…

Dreamforce Interview with Peter Gillett, CEO, Zuant

"CRM products and related systems have become so complex that most specialists focus  only on their respective areas to the exclusion of the customer experience."What’s the biggest attraction for you at Dreamforce 2018? Where do I start? The chance to see the vision and product direction of Salesforce’s platform in the product keynotes enables me, as a Partner, to plan our product strategy. Also to hear the partner keynote ensures we are fully leveraging the power of our partner relationship. Reconnecting with…

Connected TV for CTV: Fresh Insights from DMEXCO 2018  

Over 40,000 visitors and 1,000+ global ad tech industry leaders gathered  in Cologne for DMEXCO 2018, so the place was literally brimming with people, ideas, and spirit of innovation. Trying to achieve greater competitive advantages today companies actively merge and explore new advertising mediums like connected TV. In-house and white label solutions were also the main zones of interest at DMEXCO as brands keep looking for a greater business independence and transparency. Read More: Even Advertisers Avoid Their Own…

Neo4j 3.5 Poised to Power the Next Generation of AI & Machine Learning Systems

Latest Neo4j Graph Platform Reveals Context for AI Applications using a Connections-First Approach Neo4j, the market leader in connected data, announced the upcoming release of Neo4j 3.5, the native graph platform designed to drive the success and adoption of real-time business applications, including artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) systems. Neo4j customers – including eBay and Caterpillar – have demonstrated that connected graph datasets are a foundational element of enterprise AI…

Interview with Eng Tan, CEO and Founder, Simplr

"We’ll start to see a bigger shift and need for experience management tools that help marketers better understand every aspect of how their customer is communicating to them, and at every step of the sales cycle."Tell us about your current role and about your background and how you came to found Simplr?  My role is to deliver a great customer experience for our partners and their consumers. What that looks like specifically ranges from day-to-day quality control to anticipating and understanding our partner needs, to…

MakerSights Appoints Tom Miltonberger Vice President of Engineering as Adoption by Major Fashion Brands Skyrockets

Proven, Visionary Engineering Leader to Drive Evolution of MakerSights Technology, Enabling Fashion and Retail Product Teams to Make More Customer-Informed Product Decisions MakerSights announced that Tom Miltonberger has joined the fast-growing company as vice president of engineering. With experience in SaaS, mobile apps and advanced analytics as well as a long history of innovative and executive management in Silicon Valley companies, Miltonberger will lead establishing, enhancing and communicating MakerSights…

Two Simple Steps to Keep Vendors GDPR Compliant at Events Like Dreamforce

I am so over GDPR GDPR came into force on May 25 and it is having a profound effect on the event and corporate entertainment industry. Dreamforce is a huge user conference but also a massive exhibitor event. And as a large percentage of the attendees are from the EU, every partner exhibiting in the Expo and running parties should be concerned about GDPR. Whilst most marketers roll their eyes and complain about the cost of supporting GDPR, it is driving the right behavior: consented engagement. BTW It is not that hard.…