Cloud Planning Pioneer Adaptive Insights Launches Comprehensive Offering for Sales

New Purpose-Built Sales Planning Solution Extends its Business Planning Cloud, Embraced by Acquia, Apptio, Ivanti, MongoDB, and WinShuttle to Drive Corporate Performance Adaptive Insights extends its Business Planning Cloud with a comprehensive offering for sales planning. Adaptive Insights for Sales is a purpose-built planning and analytics solution driving performance and predictability. Designed for companies of all sizes to maximize sales efficiency and sales investments, the new solution modernizes sales…

Google Partners with Getty Images to Improve Content Attribution

With Getty Images as a Partner, Google Would Add Legitimacy to Images Uploaded or Featured in their Image Search Gallery In a strategic partnership, Google has partnered with Getty Images to expand the horizon of digital content attributions. The leading visual communication platform would now feature all its images and content within Google's products and service suite. Recommended Read: TechBytes with Keith LaFerriere, EVP and CCO, Verndale At the time of this announcement, Dawn Airey, CEO, Getty Images,…

Interview with Karen Steele, Chief Marketing Officer, LeanData

"The first action to take is to accurately match your leads with target accounts to deliver personalized customer experiences through nurturing streams or target account marketing and sales strategies."Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to be part of LeanData? I’m a pure B2B technology marketing leader and have been in both the Sales Technology and MarTech space for some years. I’ve witnessed first-hand not only how technology can transform business for the better, but also how challenging it…

SmartAction to Fuel Accelerated Growth with Management Recapitalization by Staley Capital and TVC Capital

As Consumer Adoption of Artificial Intelligence-Powered Devices Reaches an Inflection Point, Smartaction Is Poised to Expand Its Market Leadership in Enterprise AI with Customer Service Solutions SmartAction, the provider of the first omnichannel customer self-service platform powered by AI, announced that it secured investments from two growth equity firms: Boston-based Staley Capital and San-Diego-based TVC Capital. SmartAction's cloud-based platform automates customer service communications in every channel, including…

TechBytes with Kaila Garrison, VP Marketing Strategy and Operations, Cision

Kaila Garrison VP Marketing Strategy and Operations, Cision Leading media intelligence and PR service provider, Cision, revolutionized the paid media measurement ecosystem by unveiling Cision Impact in November 2017. The Cision Intelligence Analysis and Cision Audience are two major components of Cision Impact that makes it possible for brands to measure the impact of earned media and marketing communications programs, including PR, for the first time ever. To understand how Cision Impact offers a unique technological…

Interview with Ravi N. Raj, CEO and Co-founder, Passage AI

"Most businesses want to use bots to help them start addressing customer queries quickly and efficiently, but it can take some companies months to deploy within legacy systems."Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to conceive a conversational intelligence company? My inspiration to co-found Passage AI was sparked by a conversation with my sister. She worked in a call center in India and lamented the fact that each day she would answer the same question over and over, leaving her bored and…

Most Americans See Super Bowl as an Entertainment Spectacle Not Appropriate for Political Messages

Millennials and Gen Xers are more likely to want ads rather than have the Super Bowl ad-free, as the Boomer cohort prefers Even as player protests have split public opinion during this NFL season, 63 percent of Americans firmly believe the Super Bowl in Minneapolis is not appropriate for political messages, according to a national survey commissioned by Burson-Marsteller's Fan Experience sports and entertainment specialty and fielded by research consultancy PSB. The survey analyzes viewers' attitudes toward…

When it Comes to Ad Blocking, Personalization is the New Scale 

While the debate over ad blocking has long centered on the struggle between publishers and ad blockers about the ability to display ads, less attention has been paid to whether or not these ads should be displayed at all. If marketing is about meeting consumers’ needs, then more than 75 million US consumers have already said, simply by installing a blocker, that they don’t like the ads being pushed at them. That is a lot of people and doesn’t even include the vast majority of consumers that browse the web without blockers,…

Why Local Search Is the Real Winner on Super Bowl Sunday

The Super Bowl is the biggest sporting event of the year - last year, 111.3 million viewers tuned in, making Super Bowl LI the fifth most-watched TV broadcast in history. But for local franchises and brick-and-mortar businesses in Minneapolis, the Super Bowl is the biggest weekend of the year to potentially increase advertising spending in order to maximize in-store traffic among the big game’s attendees. While the event draws millions of dollars for local businesses of its host city, it also has an economic impact on online…

Fast Forward Your Video Content Strategy in 2018

Consumers in Asia-Pacific are avid video watchers. On average, they’re spending some 100 minutes a day consuming online video content, which is, in turn, propelling forward the industry to reach US$35 billion by 2021. Advertisers, however, have been restrained, even treating it like a sideshow. At present, video investments are relatively conservative and mostly limited to YouTube. This ignores the potential of social media and OTT or streaming videos, both of which present significant opportunities to brands. To be…

Game-Changing Startups Recognized at RILA’s Retail CEO Forum

Three Companies Spurring the Future of Retail Showcase Technologies for Industry's Most Recognized CEOs The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for America's most recognized and innovative retailers, today announced the winners of the (R)Tech Retail CEO Innovation Awards. The three winners, IamBot, Multifold, and Persado, selected by RILA's Board of Directors, the CEOs and heads of innovation for America's largest retail brands, were featured in a showcase at RILA's Retail CEO Forum this week…

Wibbitz Releases New Study Revealing Content Consumption Trends for Business Video

Videos Under One Minute of How-Tos, Educational or Informative Content, as Well as Product Demos Were Top Ranked with Survey Respondents, 50 Percent of Whom Increased Their Digital Video Consumption in 2017 Wibbitz, the leading AI-powered video creation platform, released the findings from its latest study, Video For Business: Content Consumption Trends, analyzing how and where consumers are motivated to consume video in addition to the type of content they prefer. In late 2017, Wibbitz surveyed over 1,000 people…

Shutterstock Celebrates Over 1 Billion Image, Video and Music Licenses Sold

To Mark This Milestone, Shutterstock Rang the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange Shutterstock, Inc., a leading global technology company offering a creative platform for high-quality assets, tools, and services, announced that it has licensed more than 1 billion royalty free images, videos and music tracks across all of its businesses. Shutterstock was founded in 2003 and this milestone reflects licenses granted over the past 14 years. Shutterstock's library now offers more than 170 million commercial images, 40…

Dare or Drop: Top Challenges for Marketers Set to Intensify in 2018

Executives from Top Marketing Technology Companies Participated in Our Predictions Series 2018 and Identified the Top Challenges That Marketers Would Face in 2018 In 2018, what would be the best "personality" to define you as a marketer-- an angler, a crossbow hunter, a weekend rockstar, or a Zen monk. Well, whatever quality best suits you may not make that much of a difference if you (your marketing campaigns) fail to deliver customer experiences with a context, within set rules of transparency, data privacy, and of…

TechBytes with Lomit Patel, Vice President, Growth, IMVU

Lomit Patel Vice President, Growth, IMVU Mobile Growth Summit 2018 – the largest mobile marketing growth conference will kick off next week in SF, California. The two-day event, on 7 -8 February, would witness a footfall of 1000+ mobile marketers from more than 600 diversified business groups. To demonstrate how business leaders see next-gen technologies in mobile marketing in 2018, we spoke to a bunch of CEOs, Marketing Executives, Product Officers and Mobile Growth-Hackers. We spoke to Lomit Patel, VP, Growth,…

Creative Brainstorming for Ad Agencies: 14 Questions to Ask Before, During and After Every Session

There are 13,000+ advertising agencies in the United States. Each of those agencies, no matter the niche they’re in, have very few competitive levers at their disposal. One might argue that people are the only real advantage, so what makes those people so valuable? As advertising mogul William Bernbach famously said, "There are a lot of great technicians in advertising. And unfortunately, they talk the best game. They know all the rules ... but there's one little rub. They forget that advertising is persuasion, and…

TechBytes with Colette Nataf, CEO and Co-Founder, Lightning AI

Colette Nataf CEO and Co-Founder - Lightning AI Mobile Growth Summit 2018 – the largest mobile marketing growth conference will kick off next week in SF, California. The two-day event, on 7 -8 February, would witness a footfall of 1000+ mobile marketers from more than 600 diversified business groups. To demonstrate how business leaders see next-gen technologies in mobile marketing in 2018, we spoke to a bunch of CEOs, Marketing Executives, Product Officers and Mobile Growth-Hackers. In our first interview from Mobile…

How AI Will Make Marketing More Personalized In 2018

What’s tomorrow’s secret to better personalization? To more human content and more authentic brand-consumer relationships? It starts with marketing data – and it continues with artificial intelligence (AI). AI is making the customer experience more personalized than what most marketers would have ever thought to be possible. Companies are already using artificial intelligence to make their websites, emails, social media posts, video and other content better tailored to what customers want right now. This is going to…

Receptiv Announces Three Part Media Guarantee to ensure Reliable, Safe and Engaged Media

Key Partners report Receptiv Platform Engagement Levels Double Google and Facebook and Viewability and Human Attention Scores Similar to Traditional TV viewership. ReceptivTM, the leading mobile video advertising platform focused on delivering high performing video across mobile environments, announced a three part media guarantee that ensures all mobile video inventory is reliable, brand safe and -- an industry-first -- engaged. With an expected $147B to be spent on mobile in 2018, viewability, fraud, and safety remain…

Greenfly Secures $8.5 Million Series B Financing Round Led By Alpha Edison

Enterprise Software Platform Empowers Brands to Collaborate with Their Key Advocates to Create and Share Authentic Brand Stories Greenfly, a software platform that enables brands to engage with their valued advocates to create and deploy powerful digital content, announced that it has raised $8.5 million in Series B funding. This round brings Greenfly's total funding to date to $14.7 million. The financing round was led by Alpha Edison with participation from earlier investors Iconica Partners, Elysian Park, and…