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Year-Ender 2017: 10 Extraordinary Martech “Moments” of the Year

In Part 2 of Our Year-Ender 2017 Series, We Bring You the Top Ten Martech Moments From the Year in a Chronological Order "The true delight is reminiscing and reliving the moment all over again." For Martech journalists, 2017 proved to be a momentous year, as we saw many mega-moments of delight that paved the course for the future. In Part 2 of our Year-ender 2017 series, we bring you the top ten Martech moments from the year. Read More: Trends in Marketing Technology Budgets Could Impact Data Quality and Hygiene…

Brandlive Launches Enterprise Live Video Platform for Mobile Devices

Mobile App Makes it Possible for Brands and Retailers to Broadcast Live HD Video From Anywhere and Across Owned & Operated Channels Brandlive, the omni-channel live video platform, has announced the rollout of its new mobile app. The app makes it easier for brands and retailers such as adidas, Cabela’s, The North Face, REI, and others to go live to their audiences with increased agility and flexibility. Built on the needs and requirements of sophisticated marketers, the platform is helping to shape the way live video…

Twinword included among top seven companies on Amazon Web Services Marketplace

Twinword Has Established Itself As An API Supplier In The AI Solution Sector Twinword, a company that has developed a platform that collects, analyzes, and uses big data based on natural language processing technology, was recently ranked among the top seven companies on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. A member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, Twinword announced on December 8 that it had been designated as an API supplier in the AI solution sector by AWS Marketplace and featured on its main page.…

Kyvos Insights to Host Webinar on Best Practices for Implementing Self-Service

Attendees Will Learn About The Guiding Principles And Practices Empowering Some Of The World's Best-Known Companies To Drive Enterprise Wide Adoption Of Big Data Kyvos Insights, a big data analytics company, today announced that it will host a webinar "Implementing BI on Big Data Best Practices" on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 1 p.m. Eastern time/10 a.m. Pacific time. Drawing on examples from the many enterprises that rely on Kyvos, the webinar will show how new technologies and practices enable organizations to…

Interview with Andrew Yates, CEO, Artesian

"The key is to select the tools and technologies that can streamline the analytics process, discover efficiencies within a business, and a cost-effective capacity to derive meaning and insight from data." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to be a part of a customer intelligence platform? Artesian Solutions was conceived over dinner with my co-founders Mike Blackadder and Steve Borthwick.  Dreaming big, we believed we could create a software company that would have…

Point Inside Announces Retail Chatbot to Help Shoppers Find Products In-Store

New Retail Chatbot Leverages StoreMode Platform for In-Store Product Location and Integrates Natural Language Understanding (NLU) Providers to Decipher In-Store Shopper Questions Point Inside, the leading provider of digital mapping and indoor location-based services for top retailers, today announced their StoreMode-enabled chatbot. Available to all shoppers, the chatbot streamlines communication between retailers and shoppers, offering a seamless conversational in-store shopping experience. Shoppers can now answer the…

Is AI-Enabled ‘Marketing to Things’ the Future?

In a connected world where things are linked to other things and people, there are multiple touchpoints to manage. To a marketer, this means – they have to manage these touchpoints, which are invariably expected to increase in the days to come. With the way AI is proliferating, it is time for us to rethink who our customer is and explore the concept of Marketing to Things! Is it going to be a human selling to other humans by creating better experiences with hyper-personalization, contextual messaging and more? Or are we…

TechBytes with Vanessa Thompson, SVP, CX Insights, Bluewolf

Vanessa Thompson SVP, CX Insights, Bluewolf According to the latest Bluewolf report, early adopters of AI technology demonstrate a higher degree of confidence in driving superior customer experiences and having a positive business impact. The report titled, The State of Salesforce found that 77% of companies using AI, are expecting their investments to grow in the next 12 months, showcasing that the best in the business are open to work with Salesforce for better innovation to deliver smarter and faster decision-making…

Interview with Steve Sachs, Chief Executive Officer, OneSpot

"CMOs need to look at the channels they are promoting content on holistically – and focus on audience interests – rather than focusing specific strategies for specific channels." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to be part of a content marketing personalization firm? I’ve had a lot of experience throughout my career working at the intersection of digital media, content, and marketing, and joining OneSpot was an opportunity to deliver to people the very best…

Tact.ai Accelerates Sales Transformation at Fortune 500 Customers by Bringing CRM to the Intelligent Edge

First omnichannel AI-powered assistant for sales teams named 2017 Digital Innovation Award Winner by Ventana Research Tact.ai, the sales experience platform for the intelligent edge, announced further expansion of the Tact Sales Assistant among its Fortune 500 customers. The company furthered its integration with LinkedIn, becoming the first omnichannel AI-powered assistant on the new LinkedIn Sales Navigator Application Platform. Tact.ai was also selected over 27 companies spanning 9 different categories as the…

Kentico Makes EContent 100 List of Companies That Matter Most in Digital Content Industry

Now in its 17th year, the List is Compiled by Some of the Most Respected Analysts, Editors, and Journalists Covering the Space Kentico Software, maker of both premise- and cloud-based CMS platforms, announced that it has been named in the EContent 100 List of Companies That Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry. Now in its 17th year, the list is compiled by some of the most respected analysts, editors, and journalists covering the space. This marks the sixth major distinction earned by Kentico this year.…

ADYOULIKE and Tabmo Join Forces in Native Programmatic Advertising Partnership

Tabmo and ADYOULIKE Partnership Ensures that Ads are Served to the Right Audiences, in the Right Context and in a Brand Safe Environment ADYOULIKE, the leading in-feed native ad platform, announces a new partnership with Tabmo, the first mobile creative DSP for video, display and native advertising. The integration between these two platforms will enable agencies and brands to service audiences with more personalized and highly targeted native advertising on mobile devices. This new pairing combines the technology of…

TechBytes with Agatha Rymanowska, SVP, Enterprise Operations, Conversant

Agatha Rymanowska SVP, Enterprise Operations, Conversant Conversant is the industry leader in personalized digital advertising and the digital media arm of Epsilon. The Conversant One-to-One Relationship Engine (Core), Conversant’s massive, continually learning engine that builds on the industry’s largest set of consumer data, was recently awarded “Best Industry Innovation” at the 2017 iMedia ASPY Awards.  We spoke with Agatha Rymanowska, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Operations, to understand how Conversant…

Interview with Mark Magnacca, President, Allego

"Sales reps need to be knowledgeable not only about the industry they are selling to but about the company and even the prospect they are meeting with, prior to picking up the phone or sending off an email." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role at Allego and how you got here? What inspired you to join a sales enablement and coaching platform? I co-founded Allego in 2013 with my business partner Yuchun Lee. The idea behind the platform was something I came up with as new technologies, such as tablets and…

Global Advertising & Marketing Revenues Up 3.9% to 1.2T in 2017: PQ Media Report

Fueled by strong growth in smart technology marketing, videogame advertising and mobile coupons, as well as influencer marketing, content marketing and product placement According to PQ Media's new Global Advertising & Marketing Revenue Forecast 2017-21, global advertising & marketing revenues are expected to increase 3.9% to $1.225 trillion in 2017. Growth decelerated this year due to the absence of major political and sporting events, offset by strong growth in various digital & alternative media channels.…

ChannelAdvisor Names Beth Segovia Vice President, Services

Segovia Will Lead ChannelAdvisor's Global Services Team, Including Launch, Technical Support, Account Management, And Managed Services ChannelAdvisor Corporation, a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable retailers and branded manufacturers to increase global sales, announced that it has named Beth Segovia as vice president, services. In this role, Segovia will lead ChannelAdvisor's global services team, including launch, technical support, account management, and managed services.…

Marchex Announces Accuracy Enhancements to Best-in-Class Conversation Analytics

Improves Components Of Speech Analytics Accuracy By Nearly 15%, Providing Actionable Insights From Phone Conversations Between Consumers And Brands Marchex, a leading provider of call analytics that drive, measure, and convert callers into customers, today announced new enhancements to its industry leading Marchex Speech Analytics solution, including updates to their Call DNA® user interface, which now accepts user input on Artificial Intelligence (AI) predicted outcomes. The direct in-app feedback from customers will…

Terminus Account-Based Marketing Names Cathy Chandler as Chief Financial Officer

Chandler Previously Served As CFO At Clearleap During Its Acquisition And Transformation Into IBM Cloud Video Terminus, the leader of the account-based marketing (ABM) movement, announced Cathy Chandler has joined the executive leadership team as Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Terminus, Chandler previously served as CFO at Clearleap during its acquisition and transformation into IBM Cloud Video. “With its focus on helping customers transition to account-based marketing, Terminus is solving a problem—efficient…

Interview with Mark Josephson, CEO, Bitly

"The only way major enterprises are able to achieve personalization at scale while facing today’s digital environment is by turning to data science and analytics." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to head a link management platform? I have always been a huge fan of the product and a power user. I can trace my account back to November 2008 and remember putting Bitlinks in my emails to my boss, just to see if she’d actually clicked! When the opportunity to lead…

Opticon’17: Enabling Customers to Accelerate Digital Optimization, Scale Experimentation Programs

Optimizely Reaches 1 Million Experiments, Impressive Enterprise Customer Growth and Expanded Platform, and AI Capabilities Optimizely, the world's leading Experimentation Platform, announced new capabilities to expand its enterprise-focused offerings. It also announced major growth across multiple lines of the business. The announcements came during the opening keynote at the only annual conference dedicated to experimentation, Opticon. Opticon brings more than 1,000 Optimizely customers, developers and partners…