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How to Engage Customers Through Google Posts

With every new feature, Google is making it easier for consumers to learn more about businesses without ever leaving the search results page. Gone are the days of consumers going to a business’ website to learn the location and hours of operation. Now, Google provides that information on the search results page (SERP), along with a slew of other information - such as reviews, restaurant menus, crowd-sourced questions and answers, and now, posts from the business itself. Google Posts is a new frontier for digital…

MarTech Interview with Clint Tasset, CEO and Founder at Adswerve

"One of the biggest challenges for marketers is that there are very few Marketing Tech solutions that integrate with each other." The company has a 9-year history in media, tell us about Adswerve’s beginnings. Adswerve was born from a team of former DoubleClick employees who know the ins and outs of Google’s Marketing tools. We created Adswerve to help brands and agencies realize the full potential of the Google Marketing Platform. Since then, we have been a trusted and leading Google Marketing Platform partner and…

Socialbakers Adds Vital Ads Transparency and Control Tools to Its Platform

Socialbakers’ Paid Analytics helps brands gain complete control of their ads budget through accurate analysis, stronger data security and transparent collaboration with agency teams  Socialbakers, the unified marketing platform for enterprise brands, announced it is enhancing its marketing solutions to include paid social media oversight and control across multiple ad accounts with the introduction of Socialbakers Paid Analytics. As brands are shifting more budget to social media advertising, it becomes paramount that…

ChannelAdvisor Named Google Premier Partner Awards Finalist in Two Categories

Company Recognized for Innovative Google Shopping Ads and Helping Grow Customers' Sales Online ChannelAdvisor Corporation, a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable brands and retailers to increase global sales, announced today it is a finalist for the distinguished Google Premier Partner Awards. This recognition marks ChannelAdvisor's first nomination in the Growing Business Online category, and its second time as a finalist in the Shopping Excellence division. The Shopping Excellence category…

Study: LiveIntent Finds Back to School Ads Perform Best on Tablets

LiveIntent data suggests these campaigns should optimize for Friday and Sunday afternoons LiveIntent, the people-based marketing platform that reaches 250 million logged-in people each month via its 2,500 brands and publisher partners, announced new data around campaign performance for back to school campaigns. The study found that tablets are the best performing device, with a 50% higher CTR compared to PCs and phones. LiveIntent conducted the study by examining dozens of back to school campaigns from top retailers…

Google’s SEO Strategy Is Constantly Changing – 4 Ways Small Businesses Can Keep Up

Back in 1998, when Google was just a small startup company in beta mode, there were only 10,000 search queries made per day. Fast forward just two decades to 2019, and a whopping 5.5 billion Google searches are now made daily — establishing Search Engine Optimization (SEO) as a crucial component of every successful business, big or small. As it turns out, the opportunities for small businesses in particular to profit from SEO are huge: 35% of product searches start on Google, and every year, somewhere between 16% and 20%…

Youtube Reveals the Top Six Second Ads From the Past Year

YouTube has released its Bumper Ads Leaderboard, which showcases the top 10 six-second adverts that people loved this year. It’s the battle of the FMCG brands, with Doritos, Papa John’s and Cadbury all making a play for first place. The top spot is taken by Mars-owned confectionary brand, Maltesers, promoting its Maltesers Buttons product, which shows two people using the buttons as substitutes for a game of Tiddlywinks. Chocolate overall has made for great snackable ads, with Maltesers and Cadbury adverts performing…

DXC Technology and Google Cloud Announce Global Partnership to Drive Innovation for Enterprises at Scale

DXC Technology  announced a strategic partnership with Google Cloud that will enable enterprise clients to modernize their mission-critical IT and integrate digital solutions on Google Cloud Platform. “Our new Google Cloud partnership will benefit clients looking to go to the next level in their digital transformation” With the strategic partnership, DXC is also launching a Google Cloud Platform Center of Excellence (COE) and a Google Cloud Artificial Intelligence (AI) COE to provide clients in key industries with secure,…

Facebook Ads Have Changed Once Again – Here’s What You Need to Know

Today, Facebook supports over seven million active advertisers and is now reportedly relying on more ad spending dollars from small business accounts rather than big brands to make money. However, despite depending on small businesses’ ad revenue, the social platform is continuously changing its ad requirements — which small to mid-sized businesses don’t usually have the resources to keep up with. In fact, 39% of SMB owners say they have a limited advertising budget, and 40% said their limited time was a challenge for their…

iKala Provides Google Cloud Marketing Analytics Solutions for EC Industry

Drawing from its rich experience in data-driven marketing and digital transformation solutions, iKala GCP.expert has invented a Cloud for Marketing (C4M) strategic structure. Utilizing its Big Data Lake solution, and with Google Cloud's powerful data analytics and AI technology at its core, iKala can help customers quickly implement four smart marketing strategies to efficiently complete their digital transformation, while increasing the revenue and value of the company brand. Trust the Data: Four E-Commerce Marketing Tips…

Kakapo Systems Announces Email Queues for BroadSoft

Kakapo Systems, a developer of end user applications for the Cisco BroadSoft platform, has announced the availability of email queues for BroadSoft. This builds on the existing Unity Contact Center suite that adds Web Chat, Twitter and Call Back queues, on top of BroadSoft ACD voice queues, for a true omnichannel offering. Designed for BroadSoft service providers, Unity Contact Center is a 100% cloud solution that can be deployed in minutes using existing BroadSoft group and user credentials. In this way, BroadSoft…

Actifio GO Expands to Copy Data Management-as-a-Service Offering Now Available on Google Cloud Platform Marketplace

One of the First SaaS Offerings to Perform Backup, DR, Database Cloning for Both On-Premises & Multi-Cloud Workloads on Google Cloud Platform Actifio, a pioneer of multi-cloud copy data management software, announced the expansion of its Actifio GO offering to full Copy Data Management-as-a-Service on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Marketplace. Actifio GO for GCP is a Software-a-a-Service (SaaS) offering, first announced in April as a backup-as-a-service offering. Now, it enables enterprises to consume backup, disaster…

Lost and Found: YouGov Survey Finds Large Ecosystem of Consumers Who Use Ad Blockers But Allow Certain Ads

Eyeo Commissioned Yougov to Run a Survey; Finds Users Understand That Ad Filtering Keeps Free Content Available on the Internet eyeo, makers of Adblock Plus, Flattr and Trusted News, announced the results of a US Ad Blocking Usage Report survey conducted by YouGov that finds a forgotten ecosystem of ad block users exists who actually view specific ads they feel are acceptable. This large segment of consumers (officially described as those that filter ads vs. blocking all ads), previously considered by publishers to be…

Google Expands App Advertising Opportunities for Buy-Sell Players

Today, Google has announced 6 new app advertising features for its AdMob and App campaigns. These app advertising solutions would help customers to reach the right audiences with the best-in-class experiences using AdMob and App campaigns. Customer Experience (CX) is now widely accepted as a currency to measure effectiveness of Marketing, Advertising, Sales and Customer Service. Without CX, there is hardly any scope to develop and deliver a finite Marketing and Advertising strategy. App developers are constantly…

Merkle Earns Google Cloud Marketing Analytics Partner Specialization

Merkle, a Specialized GCP Partner, Redesigns Data Integration Strategy for Clients Including Canon U.S.A. Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, announced it has received Marketing Analytics Partner Specialization in the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program. Achievement of this Specialization demonstrates Merkle’s ability to help brands integrate data from disparate sources to enable data-driven, customized marketing. This includes collecting, transforming, analyzing, and…

Ticketmaster Appoints Kathryn Frederick As Chief Marketing Officer And Adds New Heads Of Partnership And Brand

Ticketmaster announced that Kathryn Frederick has been named Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), leading the company's performance marketing, brand, partnership, insights, growth and digital marketing teams. Ticketmaster has also added David Eisenberg as Vice President of Partnership Marketing and Andrew Samson as Vice President of Brand Marketing to their marketing team. As Chief Marketing Officer, Frederick will report to Amy Howe, President and Chief Operating Officer of Ticketmaster North America, to lead a…

MediaRadar Study: Number of Companies Placing Native Ads Programmatically Increases YoY

Progressive Named Top Buyer of Native Ads in q1 of 2019, Followed by Homeserve and Lendingtree MediaRadar, the leading advertising intelligence and sales enablement platform, released an analysis comparing year-over-year (YoY) native advertising statistics from Q1 of 2018 to Q1 of 2019. The deep dive discovered YoY renewal rates, the top buyers of native ads, the percentage of companies placing native ads programmatically, plus more. MediaRadar’s YoY native advertising study found that 34 percent of companies running…

Firefly Recruits Former Google and Clear Channel Execs to Spearhead Measurement and Analytics for Fastest-Growing Media Platform in US

The Additions of Dr. Taylan Yildiz and Michael Steinberg Put Firefly in a Unique Position to Deliver on Accurate Measurement in Out-Of-Home Firefly, the company leveraging taxi and transportation network vehicles to build a smart city media network, announced it is expanding its measurement and analytics team with two new hires: Dr. Taylan Yildiz, who will head up the team as Chief Analytics Officer, and Michael Steinberg, who will join as VP of Media and Analytics. “Measurement stands as the most desired attribute of…

Nearly Half of Users of Ad Blockers Will Avoid Websites that Target Them With Ads, Creating Challenges for Advertisers

Advertisers State That Data Collection Makes Ads More Helpful for Online Visitors. New Data from Visual Objects Indicates That Highly Targeted Ads Could Negatively Impact Businesses' Potential to Engage with AD-Fatigued Consumers, Though. Nearly half of users of ad blockers (45%) say they would avoid a company's website if that company targeted them with ads, according to a new survey report from portfolio website Visual Objects. Businesses argue that personalization makes ads more useful for potential customers, but…

Fastbase New 3.0 Extension to Google Analytics Boosts Lead Generation to a New High Level for B2B companies

The fast-growing Saas company Fastbase, is now ready to launch a new powerful version of the popular Google Analytics extension that identifies website visitors worldwide. The new extension version Web Leads 3.0 for Google Analytics is anticipated early in August and is expected to receive a lot of attention. Marketing Technology News: Blackstone Announces Agreement to Acquire Vungle, a Leading Mobile Performance Marketing Platform The release of Web Leads 3.0, the new extension for Google Analytics, means that…