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MarTech Interview with Tara Ryan, Chief Marketing Officer, Swrve

"Many SaaS stacks within marketing departments just proliferate data, creating more challenges for marketers to do what they really want to do in personalization, relevance and impact." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. How did you arrive at Swrve? I have worked with Tom, our CEO at Coupa, and we created the best partnership between Sales and Marketing that I have ever experienced in my career. He has a maniacal focus on execution and growth, which made my decision on Swrve and easy one. I also think…

Become a ‘Wow’ Marketer: Top Marketing Technology Events You Can’t Miss This Season

Events leave a very strong impression on attendees and exhibitionists. Events specific to the industry provide valuable information to customers and partners in addition to opening new avenues to build a great brand-customer relationship, loyalty and networking with Marketing and Sales competing in the same space. Well, in the MarTech landscape, events and conferences have become the epitome of a new era of cooperative competition, “Coopetition." If you are yet to sign up for any events this year, look no further. Here…

Brillio to Showcase the New Know How of Winning with the Modern Data Ecosystem at Chief Data, Analytics Officers & Influencers, UK 2019

Brillio to Sponsor and Exhibit at Chief Data, Analytics Officers & Influencers, UK 2019 Brillio, a global digital technology consulting and solutions company, announced its participation in Chief Data, Analytics Officers & Influencers, UK 2019 (CDAOI UK 2019) conference from February 26 -28, 2019. CDAOI UK 2019 brings together leading data and analytics decision makers across Europe to network and share ideas on how to overcome emerging data and analytics challenges to strengthen business value. Brillio's…

Marketers Spending in Excess of £800,000 per Year on Influencer Campaigns; Nearly Double from 2017 as They Aim to Tackle Measurement…

UK Marketers Allocating 40% of Their Budget to Influencer Campaigns but Fees Are Less Exorbitant as Marketers Prioritise Micro-Influencers over Celebrities A new global study from Rakuten Marketing reveals the proportion of marketing budget being set aside for influencer-led campaigns has nearly doubled over the past two years to reach 40% in 2019. The study, which focused specifically on marketers in consumer-facing brands such as fashion, cosmetics and travel companies, unveiled that in the UK, marketers are now…

Genies Launches Verified Program to Help Celebrities, Influencers and Brands Increase Engagement on Social Media Platforms via Digital…

Genies Celebrates 2 Million Total Genies Created from 200,000 Accounts Genies, Inc., a digital avatar company, announced an SDK in November 2018 and is now working with celebrities and influencers to integrate their customized avatars as a way to express themselves on all social and digital platforms. Access is only given to top tier, notable individuals within their respective industries. Besides helping celebrities and influencers, the company also allows brands such as Gucci to integrate its avatars into all accepted…

Serial Digital Entrepreneur Adam Ludwin, Joins the Board of Influencer in Preparation for Global Expansion

Digital Marketing Expert and Award Winning Entrepreneur Adam Ludwin, Has Joined SaaS Influencer Marketing Platform Influencer as a Director of the Board in Preparation for the Companies Rapid Expansion Growing by 450% YOY, and winning many leading global brands in the past year including Boohoo, Alibaba and Protein World, to name a few, Influencer is now looking to expand their offering within their platform, bringing new innovations that allow brands and creators to build deeper relationships, something that Co Founder…

LinkedIn Live Arrives in Beta to Disrupt Online Streaming Video Marketing

Video has Powered a resurgence in engagement for LinkedIn’s 600 Million Users LinkedIn has had an epiphany! The platform will be joining other Social Media such as Facebook and Instagram in supporting Live Streaming. The company emphasized that video, just like original content and breaking news, is extremely popular as a format among users, globally. No wonder, LinkedIn decided to embed video capabilities in its ever-popular platform. The announcement this week confirms LinkedIn’s launch of live-video, allowing users…

Mavrck Releases New Features That Empower Marketers To Hyper-Personalize Their Influencer Databases And Insights

After a record 2018, advanced, all-in-one influencer marketing platform Mavrck is continuing its innovation in 2019 by announcing the deep integration of its survey research capabilities with its influencer database. Marketers struggle with making research insights actionable, an inability to scale personalized influencer search criteria, and expanding influencer relationships beyond creating content. Mavrck’s new features solve those problems while also opening new lines of communication between marketers and influencers.…

How PATRON Is Revolutionizing Social Media Marketing With Blockchain

Streamlined Advertising Process PATRON makes it easier for advertisers to connect with the right influencers. The intuitive system allows both advertisers and influencers to reach out to one another. Influencers are sorted into genres and ranked according to their following. If an advertiser has any questions for an influencer, they can simply ask them. They have an integrated messaging service. Information about the influencer is presented in a clear and easy to understand format. You can see an influencer’s…

Performance Marketing Goes Social

It's no secret that Performance Marketing on Instagram, Snapchat and other social networks is evolving and will deliver high-quality engagement for brands. People are increasingly turning to social media to learn about new products, with 76 percent of shoppers purchasing a product they discovered in a social media post. Brands are partnering with affiliates and influencers to generate leads, acquire new customers and increase ROI. Authenticity is key when it comes to selecting influencers and partners to promote your brand.…

Facebook Realigns Marketing Policy to Support New ‘Ethical AI’ Research

After a tumultuous year in 2018, Facebook has announced a series of new policies to shake off its position on the ethical application of AI and Data Science. While the #10YearChallenge is taking its viral flight on Instagram, Facebook has decided to move an inch close to bringing ‘ethics’ to Artificial Intelligence and related research. Yesterday, the global social media giant and personal data aggregator announced that it is partnering with the Technical University of Munich to support the incubation of an independent AI…

Marketing Technology Insights for the Year Ahead

Performance/Affiliate Marketing Goes Social It's no secret that performance marketing on Instagram, Snapchat and other social networks is evolving and will deliver high-quality engagement for brands. People are increasingly turning to social media to learn about new products, with 76 percent of shoppers purchasing a product they discovered in a social media post. Brands are partnering with affiliates and influencers to generate leads, acquire new customers and increase ROI. Authenticity is key when it comes to…

Introducing BizSwipe – An iOS & Android Networking App for Businesses, Social Influencers, Journalists and Digital Marketers

BizSwipe, LLC announced the release of the BizSwipe app for iOS and Android mobile devices. The app matches businesses and social influencers who want to form mutually beneficial business relationships, via an intuitive swiping interface with customizable filters. BizSwipe blends a business’s social media analytics with the Google search results analytics of its website into a single unified profile. Also Read: Killing ECMs: Gartner and the Rise of Content Services – Thoughts from Generis “It’s labor-intensive and…

BMF Ushers In The Future Of Experiential Marketing As It Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Global Agency Accelerates International Expansion, Signs World Renowned Clients & Unveils Rebrand The BMF Media Group – now, simply BMF– the award-winning global integrated experiential marketing agency, announced the celebration of its 15th anniversary with a series of significant milestones. BMF was founded in 2003 with just two employees and two clients: Maverick Records, founded by pop icon Madonna and now owned by Warner Music Group, and Kiehl's, the leading naturally inspired skincare, body and haircare…

Prediction Series 2019: Interview with Jackie Palmer, GVP of Strategy and Solution Management, SAP Marketing Cloud

Tell us about your role at SAP. I lead the Strategy and Solution Management team for SAP Marketing Cloud. In this role, I am responsible for the strategic vision and direction of the product including long-term roadmap, partnerships, acquisitions, analyst and influencer interactions. I have more than two decades of experience in the marketing and customer experience space and have held various leadership positions in product management and marketing for software vendors such as Teradata, Infor and Epiphany. I was also a…

Spiceworks Study Reveals Nearly 40 Percent of B2B Tech Brands Are Increasing Marketing Budgets in 2019

By 2020, 48 Percent of B2B Technology Companies Plan to Use Purchase-Intent Targeting to Reach In-Market Buyers Spiceworks, the marketplace that connects the IT industry, announced the 2019 State of IT Marketing report examining marketing spend, trends, and challenges in B2B technology companies across North America and Europe. The survey found 37 percent of companies expect their marketing budgets to increase, 42 percent expect them to remain flat year over year, and only 8 percent expect a decline. Organizations that…

How to Harness Consumer-Driven Marketing

The success of a brand lies firmly in the hands of the people who matter the most — the consumers. Business 101: the customer is always right — an obvious statement, but in a world dominated by social media coverage and an ever-more skeptical audience, this truth is now determining the future of marketing technology. Consumers have more power than ever to determine how a brand is perceived, for good or ill. Over the past 20 years, I’ve seen the advertising and marketing industries involved in more than a little…

How Media Buyers Can Get More Bang from Their Influencer Video Buck

When Google reported that seven out of ten millennials relate more to YouTube influencers than traditional celebrities, they were foreshadowing the rise of Influencer Marketing. In the past two years, Influencer Marketing has become the fastest-growing customer acquisition method for brands. But in order to make the biggest splash, it’s best to think in terms of influencers as content producers rather than content distributors. Buying media against influencer audiences, instead of relying solely on the influencer’s reach,…

Four Best Practices for Maximizing Marketing Effectiveness

Today’s marketing technology landscape has created a number of obstacles that marketers must overcome in order to effectively reach, engage, and convert new and existing customers. Thanks to the proliferation of channels and devices, marketers must constantly develop and coordinate experiences that consumers find meaningful and trustworthy. In fact, 43 percent of marketers say understanding more about their customers and prospects is one of their most important objectives. As consumer expectations and demands continue to…

Marketing Technology Bulletin Covering the Week Gone By

Top Picks from MarTech Series. Original MarTech Insights from the Week Gone By Our staff writers compile a bulletin covering important news in the world of Marketing Technology. This bulletin is the best source of the major MarTech developments of last week. Vidoomy Launches Contextual Video Targeting Sprinklr’s Social Media Management Platform, Experience Cloud, Acclaimed by Frost & Sullivan for Helping Brands Improve Customer Engagement Sprinklr’s Platform Analyzes Data and Bridges Data Silos Across Resource…