Why Your Digital Marketing Strategy Needs Instagram

Do you use Instagram for business? To me, answering that question should be the same as if someone were to ask: Do you have a Digital Marketing strategy? Both should receive an unequivocal yes. But you’d be surprised how many people bypass Instagram for their brand and miss out on what could be one of the best Visual Marketing tools out there. What makes it so great? Glad you asked. Here are five reasons Instagram Marketing should be part of your brand’s Digital Marketing strategy. 1. Direct Access to Your Target…

MarTech Interview with Owen Hanks, CEO at Measure Protocol

"Market research, data collection and validation are intrinsically linked to MarTech and AdTech." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start at Measure Protocol? Our team of founders came together in early 2018 to form Measure Protocol with a broad range of experience, alongside specific skills that lend us to certain roles. While each of our beginnings were very different, they have a few common threads including startups, technology before its time, acquisitions, too many trips to…

Chorus.ai Launches AI-Based Recommendations that Highlight Key Coaching Moments and Deal Risks

The Conversation Intelligence Leader Delivers Role-Based Suggestions, Users Automatically See Important Moments from Hundreds of Meetings Chorus.ai, the leading Conversation Intelligence Platform for high-growth sales teams, announced a new  AI-based feature to its arsenal, Recommendations, for deals, meetings, reviews and coaching. Recommendations uses Chorus’s AI technology to provide role-based suggestions that help users automatically see important moments from hundreds of meetings. Highlighted moments can include…

Digital Marketing Leader REQ Acquires Performance Marketing Agency IMI

REQ, a leader in digital marketing and brand reputation, announced it has acquired and merged with Internet Marketing Inc., one of the fastest growing performance marketing companies in the country with offices in San Diego and Las Vegas. REQ will integrate its expertise and proprietary technology in SEO, search marketing, digital advocacy, and brand management with IMI’s enterprise performance advertising, earned media and social media capabilities. The combination will result in annual revenue of $50 million with 120…

MarTech Interview with Tom Aitchison, CEO at Swrve

"SaaS has evolved from a technology delivery option to the most powerful platform for a lasting value-based relationship with customers." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start at Swrve? Throughout my 25 year career I have scaled successful global GTM organizations that have delivered strong revenue results and increased growth by up to 10X. It’s extremely exciting to join an organization that has an important technology and one that delivers real meaningful business value and that…

MarTech Interview with Igor Volzhanin, CEO at DataSine

"Businesses are struggling to understand the human behind the volume of data they hold on customers and leverage it to offer a meaningful exchange." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start at DataSine? I founded DataSine in 2015, after moving to London to do a Ph.D. in Psychology and Computer Science at the University of London. Prior to that, I spent five years working in International Development, and have lived in New York, Frankfurt, Tirana, and New Delhi. I am quite passionate…

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…

Ceros and Getty Images Announce Expanded Integration To Deliver Stunning Video Content

Ceros-powered Brands Can Now Access Getty Images Stills and Video Within Ceros Studio, Providing Greater Creative Freedom Ceros, an experiential content creation platform, announced that it has expanded its integration with Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, to give designers and marketers the ability to tap into Getty Images' expansive collection of stock video through Ceros Studio. The deal adds millions of Getty Images video clips to Ceros Studio's existing library of tens of millions of high…

Why Email Is the New Secret Weapon for CMOs

Customers now expect nothing less than personal, purposeful experiences from the brands they interact with. More than ever, they are in the driver’s seat exercising greater control over when and how they engage with brands. Brands that miss the mark on the experiences they’re delivering risk being ignored completely. To overcome these challenges, you need to build direct relationships with customers, assemble first-party data to create better cross-channel experiences, educate the consumer on they value they realize in…

Personalized Mobile Messaging Platform Raises $40 Million Series B

Sequoia Led Series B Funding Round for Attentive, a Personalized Mobile Messaging Platform to Rapidly Scale Customer and Employee Growth, Changing the Way Consumers Interact with Businesses Mobile messaging has come a long way. Today, mobile messengers are far more interactive, personalized and marketing-friendly. In a major boost to further improve personalization in mobile messaging, Attentive announced its Series B funding earlier this week. With Attentive, brands can seamlessly grow a list of subscribers, send highly…

MarTech Interview with Brian Giese, CEO at True Influence

"AI is assisting Sales and Marketing on strategies such as product recommendations, lead scoring, personalized messaging, and intelligence." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to be part of True Influence? RK Maniyani and I Co-Founded True Influence in 2008. RK’s background is Software Development so he serves as the Chief Technology Officer and heads up our Bangalore, India office. I drive the vision for the company, combining innovative technology with Marketing and Sales expertise to…

TechBytes with Alex Griffis, SVP of Product at 250ok

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at 250ok. My role is primarily focused on defining the Product vision, its roadmap, and the strategic requirements to align our Product strategy with customers’ goals. From conception through launch, I work closely with engineers, marketers, and stakeholders to define what we’re building and why we’re building it. It’s an incredibly rewarding mix of interfacing with customers, planning development sprints, coordinating pilot programs, and working with Business…

MarTech Interview with Cameron V. Peebles, Chief Marketing Officer at inMarket

"If you can tie ad spend back to purchase intent and store visits, you’re in good shape." Tell us about your role and journey into Advertising Technology. What inspired you to be a part of inMarket? I started my career in the agency space in the late 90s. At that time, Digital Advertising was something that everyone knew would become a reality, but no one had a clue what form it would mature into. As such, it didn’t even demand a line item from brands, let alone a scalable budget. The true innovation back then was…

Apollo.io Launches its Self-Service Platform, Empowering Businesses and Opening Up Data-Backed Intelligence

Apollo’s intuitive platform is built on outstanding data with the ability to integrate seamlessly with Salesforce, HubSpot and others Apollo announces its self-service platform, empowering businesses with intelligent sales and marketing. Apollo combines its database and workflows with tools for finding verified emails and direct dials as well as integrations that make existing tools like Salesforce and others even more potent. The company’s approach is to combine all contact, account, activity, and engagement information…

MarTech Interview with Abhi Yadav, Founder and CEO at Zylotech

"Using AI and ML to improve and make the customer experience more exciting and personal is intriguing." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start at Zylotech? My Co-Founder, Iqbal Kaur and I spent years building analytics software and innovation engines for enterprise brands. We were both struck by how difficult it was for businesses to manage and consume their customer data. Despite heroic efforts to plan data discovery, schemas, build connectors, transform data, and do advanced…

What Is Marketing Analytics and Why You Should Be Gung-Ho About Its Future?

If you look back to 2009-2011, you would realize how differently Marketing Teams worked with data and analytics then. The 4P's of the Marketing Mix remained the crux of every successful branding and product pricing. Analytics was restricted mostly to offline data collection aggregated from retail stores, web data, and primitive email marketing contact lists. Today, the whole game of Marketing Analytics has transformed. The coming of age for analytics within Mobile, Social, Web, In-app, Video and E-commerce has pushed the…

MarTech Interview with Dave Fall, CEO at Brand Networks

"Digital advertising has been one of the most disruptive and exciting spaces in technology over the last few decades." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start at Brand Networks?  Digital Advertising has been one of the most disruptive and exciting spaces in technology over the last few decades. It’s changed the way business gets done in every category. I have been in the space for 20 years and first started my Digital Advertising career with NetGravity in 1999. I felt that Brand…

TapClicks Wins “Best Marketing Performance Management Solution” in 2019 MarTech Breakthrough Awards

TapClicks Marketing Operations Platform Recognized as Standout Omnichannel Marketing Technology TapClicks, the global leader in marketing intelligence, analytics, reporting, workflow and orders management, announced that the TapClicks Marketing Operations Platform has been selected as the winner of the "Best Marketing Performance Management Solution" award by MarTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global marketing, sales and…

MarTech Interview with David George, CEO at Pixability

"AI allows us to continually improve the performance we can drive for marketers and break new ground in areas such as dynamic budget allocation within and across video platforms." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start at Pixability? Inspired by my father’s career, I studied International Business and was then fortunate to start my career in Boston, where I was surrounded by many innovative technology companies. I combined my interests in Business and Technology early on and took…

ePayRails Announces Funding

ePayRails Closes Series A Funding Round at $2.45 Million ePayRails announced a new round of series A funding of $2.45 Million. Aspire Fund Management was the largest investor in the round, investing $2 million along with a consortium of additional private investors who invested the balance of $450 thousand. "We are excited to expand our reach and portfolio profile through our investment in ePayRails. We believe the management team and their unique approach to solving complexities of B2B commerce gives them a distinct…