Urban Airship Powers Real-Time Mobile Wallet Tickets and Boarding Passes with Google Pay

New Urban Airship Mobile Wallet Tickets Make It Easy for Airlines, Movie Theaters and All Types of Events to Streamline and Enhance “Day of” Experiences Digital growth company Urban Airship unveiled the first digital customer engagement platform to support Google Pay tickets — a new capability announced on the main stage at Google I/O 2018. Leveraging its experience managing mobile wallets for travel, hospitality and entertainment leaders, Urban Airship worked with Google Pay to create streamlined and engaging ticketing and…

Interview with Ron Jacobson, Co-founder, Rockerbox

"It’s easy to re-engage users who have already shown intent but convincing someone that’s never heard of your brand to become a customer is very very difficult." Tell us about your role at Rockerbox and how you got here. What inspired you to co-launch Rockerbox? I’m the co-founder and CEO of Rockerbox. I started Rockerbox around four years ago with a former AppNexus colleague of mine, Rick O’Toole, who now serves as Rockerbox’s CTO. Initially, Rockerbox started off as a mobile shopping app. Through a series of events…

Streaming Video Alliance Welcomes Google as a New Member

Alliance Gathers at Viacom's Headquarters Recently in New York City for Annual Meeting The Streaming Video Alliance (the Alliance), an industry forum solving challenges to improve the video experience, recently announced that Google has joined as its newest member. At an event hosted by principal member Viacom, Alliance members gathered at the company's headquarters in the heart of Times Square. "Viacom is pleased to host the Streaming Video Alliance face-to-face meeting, where we can continue collaborating with the…

Nex Cubed Announces Two New Board Members

Ken Denman is an Entrepreneur, Board Member, Investor, and Serial CEO of Technology Companies, While Duncan Logan is the Founder and CEO of Rocketspace Nex Cubed, an innovation platform that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market, helps rising companies scale and provides paths to liquidity, welcomed Ken Denman and Duncan Logan to its Board of Directors. "We are honored to have Denman and Logan join the Nex Cubed Board," said Marlon Evans, CEO of Nex Cubed. "Their breadth of experience, leadership,…

Brands to Benefit from 2018 Mother’s Day Holiday; Rakuten Marketing Announces Shopping Trends and Insights

For the 2018 Mother's Day Holiday, Rakuten Marketing Expects Consumer Spending to Increase by 20 Percent Rakuten Marketing, a leading technology company that enables marketers to profit through digital marketing, today released industry data and insights for Mother's Day 2018. Comparing year-over-year (YOY) holiday spend for the two weeks leading to Mother's Day 2016 and 2017, Rakuten Marketing expects 2018 consumer spend to increase, making this Mother's Day a sweet retail period for online brands. Along with this…

Is A/B Testing Dead?

At the Marketo Marketing Nation Summit this year, our slogan was ‘A/B Testing is Dead,” and it drew a lot of reactions from show attendees. You can imagine why – many of the event attendees spend hours if not days per week on A/B testing different elements of their emails, landing pages, and digital ads. But as we explained to our booth visitors and others who noticed the slogan, when it comes to generating the best business results from your marketing efforts, A/B testing is being supplanted by multivariate testing. The…

Acxiom and GSTV Partner to Measure Impact of Video Advertising

People-Based Measurement Solution Enables Advertisers to Evaluate Spend and Leverage Insights for Future Campaigns Acxiom has announced its partnership with GSTV to provide advertisers with the people-based measurement that will effectively quantify the impact of video advertising delivered through GSTV. Read More: How is The Location Data Landscape Shaping Up in 2018? The partnership leverages Acxiom’s leading analytics practice and identity resolution technologies to connect audiences and transaction data in a…

TruSignal CEO David Dowhan Joins DMA Council for Data Integrity

Data & Marketing Association’s Exclusive Group Appoints Industry Veteran To Help Decide Data Labeling Standards TruSignal, Inc., an industry-leading predictive marketing and people-based audience business, announced that the Data & Marketing Association, or DMA, has invited TruSignal CEO David Dowhan to join its Council for Data Integrity. Dowhan has accepted the invitation and attended his first workshop in this capacity recently. In partnership with The Advertising Research Foundation (ARF) and Coalition for…

What Pixar Can Teach Us About AI & Machine Learning

2018 is supposed to be a breakout year for AI and Machine Learning. Companies will finally gather their data, run it through several algorithms and scenario planning, and leverage the results to invest in a handful of ideas that will demonstrate the power and potential of AI. Some of that is indeed happening, as forward-leaning companies continue to be drawn to creative and intuitive thinking that will make their programs, planning and go-to-market promotions smarter while delivering stronger ROI. Still, I…

Interview with Steve Lok, Global Head of Martech, The Economist

"There’s been a shift in our ability to connect growth directly to marketing resource spend, essentially creating another directly attributable revenue engine with an enormous amount of potential growth." What does digital transformation mean to you? Digital transformation is the holistic act – top to bottom, side to side – of a fundamental shift in how business is done in a particular industry or vertical, due to technology enablement. We see this across products, people, and processes – we spend countless resources…

Alteryx Expands to Alter Analytics in France

Opens France Office in Paris, Appoints Director of Southern Europe to Meet Local Market Demand Alteryx, Inc., revolutionizing business through data science and analytics, today announced the opening of its newest office in Paris, France. The office will support the company's global growth and enable hundreds of existing customers in Southern Europe, including Caisse d'Épargne and Renault, to experience the thrill of getting to the answer faster with the modern Alteryx analytics platform. Alteryx has grown rapidly…

Salesforce Leads in Enterprise High-Productivity Application Platform as a Service

Salesforce Recognized as a Leader in 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise High-Productivity Application Platform as a Service; Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute Salesforce is now positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the April 2018 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise High-Productivity Application Platform as a Service for its Lightning Platform solution. Anne DelSanto, General Manager of Lightning Platform, Salesforce, said, "Today's pace of innovation is driving every…

comScore Brings Advanced Audiences to its Flagship Digital Audience Measurement Solution

Inclusion of IAB, OTT and TV Viewing Segments Allows Media Buyers And Sellers To Understand Multi-Platform Audiences Beyond Age And Gender comScore announced the addition of new Advanced Audience segments to its digital audience measurement solution, MMX Multi-Platform. The introduction of comScore Advanced Audiences™ provides MMX subscribers with a deeper understanding of digital audiences based on their interests, lifestyles and behaviors. This is part of a broader comScore initiative to integrate Advanced Audiences…

Account Based Go-to-Market Gets a New Friend Through FIEE: Fit + Intent + Engage + Execute

TTEC, Bombora, EverString and Terminus to Introduce Innovative B2B Sales Approach at SiriusDecisions Summit TTEC, a leading global technology and services provider focused exclusively on the design, implementation and delivery of transformative customer experience for many of the world's most iconic and disruptive brands, today introduced a groundbreaking B2B sales approach for driving account-based go-to-market with partners Bombora, EverString and Terminus. The companies will share details around their integrated…

Interview with Caspar Thykier, Co-Founder and CEO, Zappar

"We’re on the cusp of an era when augmented reality can take its place among the communications channels businesses and people regularly use." Tell us about your role and how you got here? What galvanized you to start Zappar? I am the CEO and co-founder of Zappar. My co-founders and I were inspired to start Zappar to democratize augmented reality (AR) technology. We wanted to enable companies of all sizes - whether small businesses or big multinationals - to leverage AR within their commercial and marketing strategies…

Research Now SSI Launches Industry’s First Cross-Media Advertising Dashboard

Includes Agile Campaign Measurement, Optimization, and On-the-fly Adjustments Research Now revealed its first advertising measurement dashboard for gathering configurable insights about campaign effectiveness across all channels. These include digital, mobile, emerging and traditional channels. Marketing managers receive all campaign effectiveness insights especially when the campaign is live—thus helping in decisions to realize the maximum impact and calculate ROI. Also Read: The Rise of Video: LinkedIn B2B Video …

Viant’s Data Lake Sets the Standard for Digital Advertising Transparency

Unique Combination of Proprietary Tools and Deterministic Data with Cloud-Based Scale Ushers in the Next Generation of Marketing Analytics Viant, a Meredith Corporation people-based advertising technology company, announced its cloud-based Data Lake which provides advertisers a fully transparent view of what they are getting from their cross-channel advertising investment, has launched out of beta, a major milestone for the platform. For the first time, brands, agencies and technology platforms will be able to drive…

SundaySky SmartVideo Drives Individualized Video Engagement Using Actionable Data

The SundaySky SmartVideo Platform Is Helping Marketers Fulfill the Promise of the Adtech and Programmatic Worlds, by Enabling the Use of Their Valuable Consumer Data Video is now a staple technology for most marketing teams, providing relevant content experiences at scale. As we move to the middle of 2018, modern marketers have already written it on the wall for you -- Video is ubiquitous to personalized content experiences across all channels. From creating one-to-one connections with your customers or delivering an…

Skorr, an AI-Based App, Unveiled for Social Media Marketers and Influencers

Skorr Empowers iPhone and Android Users with Fact-Based Insights into Their Social Media Influence and Overall Effectiveness Today, we witnessed the launch of the Skorr app on Apple iOS Store and Google Play. In an era of social media turbulence, Skorr, empowers individuals to take control of their social media presence. The Skorr app measures, monitors and verifies social media behavior to help individuals safely navigate social media channels and increase their influence and effectiveness. Developed to the highest…

Thinknear Launches Geolink, the First Self-Serve Mobile Advertising Platform to Include Location Score Technology

Partners, Agencies, and Brands Can Leverage Company’s Powerful Location Data to Target Audiences at Scale Thinknear by Telenav, a leading location-based mobile marketing company, announces the release of Geolink, a self-serve mobile advertising platform that utilizes the company’s proven location-targeting and campaign-optimization technology. Geolink enables users to manage all aspects of their campaigns directly within the platform, allowing for greater control, efficiency, and performance. It leverages Thinknear’s…