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Arm Acquires Treasure Data to Set the Stage for IoT Transformation

Technologies from Treasure Data, the Acquisition of Stream and Arm Mbed Cloud Will Be Combined to Form the Industry’s First End-To-End Iot Connectivity, Device and Data Management Platform The Internet of Things (IoT) will give businesses superpowers. Whether it’s an energy provider drawing data from its infrastructure to sense failures; a sensor-equipped building anticipating and then proactively dealing with occupants’ needs; or a retailer using data streams from its stores and warehouses to streamline operations – IoT…

Salsify Raises $43 Million in Series D Funding Round Led by Greenspring Associates

Continued Customer Growth Drives Latest Investment for Accelerating R&D and Continued Global Expansion Salsify, the only product experience management (PXM) platform that lets brands deliver compelling shopping experiences across every digital touchpoint, announces it has secured $43 million in Series D financing. This latest round of funding was led by Greenspring Associates, with participation from existing investors Matrix Partners, Venrock, Underscore VC and North Bridge Venture Partners. The new investment will…

Skuid Announces Skuid Portals to Optimize Business Connections and Customer Experiences

New Portal Template Allows Companies to Deliver Personalized Experiences for Customers, Partners or Employees That Drive Engagement, All Without Writing Code Skuid, the leading cloud application platform, announced Skuid Portals, an easy and code-free way to create personalized and intuitive user experiences for business needs. Skuid Portals allow companies to provide secure, personalized access to business information for customers, partners and employees, all within a central interface. Delivering on its no-code promise,…

Interview with Manny Medina, CEO and Co-Founder, Outreach

"Technology innovations aren’t about replacing human analysis and decision making — the focus should be on amplifying it."Tell us about your role at Outreach and how you got here. What’s the most fascinating aspect of leading a Sales Engagement software platform? I’m the CEO and co-founder of Outreach. My job is to make our customers successful by hiring the best talent around and uniting them to further our mission. Some days, that means diving into strategy with my product team; other days, it means digging into the…

Merkle Inc. Expands New York City Headquarters, Joining Dentsu Aegis Sister Agencies at Tribeca Office

New Office Fosters Deeper Collaboration and Synergies Among Network Members Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, is celebrating the grand opening of its new 33,000 square foot office at 32 Avenue of Americas. The new office will occupy the entire 18th floor of the building, which is home to a number of other agencies in the Dentsu Aegis Network, including 360i, Dentsu Sports, and HelloWorld, a Merkle Company. The move will bring together Merkle’s two previous New York offices,…

Data Innovators Coming to San Francisco for JOIN 2018

Looker Announces Annual Data Conference as the Company Reaches 550 Employees and 1,600 Customers with 70% YoY Revenue Growth Looker, a leading data platform company, announced JOIN 2018, the three-day conference dedicated to learning from and collaborating with some of the brightest minds in data who are driving the smarter use of data across every industry. “Every year we see new, groundbreaking advancements in data and analytics technology that are having fundamental, positive impacts on businesses and organizations…

Interview with Randy Wootton, CEO, Percolate

"If your content marketing solution is not designed to anticipate future demand, you may be forced to sacrifice quality and accuracy in the interest of speed and simplicity."Tell us about your role at Percolate and how you got here. What inspired you to join a marketing technology company? In 1995, Don Peppers and Martha Rogers wrote a book titled, The One to One Future, and in it, they outlined the promise of 1:1 marketing — essentially getting the right message to the right person at the right time. Fast forward 25…

TechBytes with Anudit Vikram, SVP of Audience Solutions, Dun and Bradstreet

Anudit Vikram SVP of Audience Solutions, Dun and Bradstreet GDPR is now perceived as a very positive development for data management, even as it continues to force marketing and advertising teams to count their ducks before attempting to coax customers and online visitors into sharing their private data. That's encouraging and marketing teams would eventually get a hang of staying within the GDPR boundaries. Anudit Vikram,  SVP of Audience Solutions at Dun and Bradstreet, spoke to us about the direct implications of GDPR…

TechBytes with Kevin Dean, President and General Manager, Experian

Kevin Dean President and General Manager, Experian In this interview, Kevin Dean, President and General Manager at Experian, explains the extent to which Product Innovation teams have managed to bridge the gap between UX and CX and how Experian delivers it to the customers.Tell us about your role at Experian and the team/technology you handle.  My role at Experian is to lead the vision and strategic direction of our Marketing Services division. We are committed to helping brand advertisers put consumers at the heart…

CrowdTwist Consumer Loyalty Study Finds Growing Distrust of Brands, Yet Strong Loyalty Program Engagement

Research Indicates That Brands Are Skeptical of How Brands Use Their Data, but Omnichannel Loyalty Programs Offer Brands a Competitive Advantage and the Opportunity to Rebuild Trust Through Relevancy CrowdTwist, an industry-leading provider of omnichannel loyalty and engagement solutions, released a research report titled "Engaging Consumers in an Age of Increasing Brand Distrust." CrowdTwist conducted research into consumer attitudes towards loyalty programs, brand engagement, emerging technologies, and shopping…

The Year of Advanced TV: How (and Why) Marketers Can Embrace the Opportunity

Advanced TV and all that it encompasses – programmatic TV, addressable TV, connected TV, linear audience targeting, set-top box video on demand, interactive TV and even second-screen syncing – is coming into its own in 2018, and the benefits to marketers are substantial. And the word seems to be out: Per Forrester Research, more than 50 percent of marketers are likely to include Advanced TV buys in their schedule this year. That said, despite investment intentions, many marketers still struggle with the definition of…

Vendasta Brings G Suite to Marketplace

Vendasta is helping more businesses seamlessly ‘go Google’ with its integration of G Suite. The partnership means Vendasta customers (partners) can now access G Suite in the Vendasta Marketplace, and easily re-sell the solutions to their clients. “More than five million businesses are using G Suite to collaborate smartly and securely in the cloud,” said Ed O’Keefe, Executive VP of Vendasta’s Marketplace. “Our partners are now able to drive their local business clients toward one of the best productivity tools on the…

Newgen Demonstrates Technologies to Drive Digital Transformation at its Customer Conference 2018, Orlando

Newgen Software Inc., a provider of Business Process Management (BPM), Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Customer Communication Management (CCM) platforms, announced that it successfully hosted its Customer Conference at Marriott World Center, Orlando, FL on June 21 and 22, 2018. The conference brought together industry leaders, influencers, and analysts from leading organizations across the US, Canada, Caribbean and South America. Newgen’s customers, across verticals, presented their digital transformation stories…

TechBytes with Ben Gaines, Group Product Manager, Adobe

Ben Gaines Group Product Manager, Adobe Forrester recently named Adobe as a leader in their latest Forrester Wave: Customer Analytics Solutions Q2, 2018. Adobe scored the highest points in insights, action, usability, product road-map and vision, and partner ecosystem. Following this announcement, Ben Gaines, Group Product Manager, Adobe spoke to us about the state of Marketing Analytics and why Adobe Analytics is a more refined product than the rest of the competition.Tell us about your role at Adobe and the team and…

Interview with Jon Lee, CEO and Founder, ProsperWorks

"Successful companies manage data better than unsuccessful ones. That said, larger enterprises, by definition, have more data."Tell us about your role at ProsperWorks and how you got here. What inspired you to find a CRM platform? I’ve been an entrepreneur since I was 26 years old. I started an AdTech company that I sold at 28, traveled for a year, and then founded DNA Games which I later sold to Zynga. I decided to start ProsperWorks while I was in between companies and gave some thought to the meaning of my life and…

Yext to Deliver Insights on How Voice Technology Is Changing Business at VOICE Summit

Leaders from Yext Will Lead Sessions at VOICE Summit on the Impact of Voice Search Across Industries Yext, Inc., the leader in Digital Knowledge Management (DKM), announced that five of the company's leaders will speak at VOICE Summit, the nation's largest multi-day voice-first conference. The conference takes place at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, NJ, July 24-26, 2018. On Wednesday, July 25, at 9:00 a.m., Yext Founder and CEO Howard Lerman will deliver a keynote entitled, "Giving Voice…

Ansira Receives Industry Accolades Ahead of 100-Year Anniversary

Ansira Appoints New Executive Leadership, Acquires Brand Protection Agency, and Receives Recognition by Prestigious Independent Research Firm and MarTechExecs Ansira, one of the largest agencies in North America specializing in CRM, loyalty, marketing solutions and digital strategies, announced tremendous company growth led by increasing year-over-year, top-line performance. In its 99th year, Ansira has been recognized as a leader and strong performer in the The Forrester Wave: Through-Channel Marketing Automation (TCMA)…

Sightly Opens Two New US Locations, Makes Several New Hires to Serve Expanding Customer Base

Performance Video Advertising and Analytics Platform Sightly Delivers Relevant Ads to the Most Receptive Youtube Viewers in Brand Safe Content Sightly, a leading performance video advertising and analytics platform and Premier Google Partner, announced that the company is opening an office in Chicago and expanding in Los Angeles. The company is adding several new hires to support the increasing demand for video advertising that delivers results and builds brand value. This comes at a time when digital video is poised for…

Kwikee Launches Research-And-Development Team, Leveraging AI and Other Technologies to Drive Efficiencies and Innovation in E-Commerce

Kwikee Labs Is a Dedicated Team Aimed at Finding New Solutions for Brands and Retailers Kwikee, the leading platform for the management and distribution of branded product content and data for consumer-products manufacturers and retailers, launched Kwikee Labs – a team of entrepreneurial developers focused on new and innovative uses of Kwikee's product-content database to improve the overall e-commerce ecosystem. Kwikee Labs will be jointly located in downtown Toronto and at Kwikee's global headquarters in Peoria,…

dataxu Reports Massive 40x YoY Increase in TV

Premium and Live Sports TV Inventory Supply Rapidly Scaling to Meet Growing Agency, Marketer Demand dataxu, the leading provider of programmatic marketing software for marketing and media professionals, announced a record 40x year over year increase in TV purchased through its TouchPoint DSP in Q1 2018. dataxu’s software enables audience-based TV buying from a range of premium providers, including network groups such as A+E Networks, live TV streaming services including Sling TV, and Video on Demand platforms for movies and…