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iAmLife Launches “Social Selling” Platform, Blending the Best of Social Media with Easy eCommerce

iAamLife Enables Users to Quickly Create an Online Store, Sell Products, and Monetize Their Social Media Following iAmLife, a social platform that gives influencers and creators a single resource to promote themselves, their products and their videos, announced the launch of their platform of the same name, developed to be the next stepping stone in social media's evolution. The platform was designed to help merchants of all sizes quickly create an eCommerce store, seamlessly marrying the interactivity of social media…

TechBytes with Susan Borst, VP of Mobile at IAB

How should B2B Marketers work with AdTech platforms to boost ABM outreach? The key to effective partnerships with AdTech platforms to boost ABM outreach are two-fold: First, it goes without saying that you need to know your budget which will help you determine which aspects of ABM you can realistically afford to execute to support your strategy. This also means gauging the time and resources of your team to execute the program with excellence. Second, is to do your homework to evaluate the various AdTech options…

Edelman and Cision Form Communications Cloud Partnership

Edelman and Cision announced an exclusive agency partnership that combines Cision’s industry-leading communications technology with Edelman’s new suite of Performance Communications services. Specifically, the partnership enhances Edelman’s earned channel planning, and advances its advocacy and sales growth attribution services. Edelman is also introducing a first-of-its-kind integration of earned audiences with performance and account-based marketing. “Our partnership with Cision is designed to accelerate the adoption of…

MarTech Interview with Panayotis Nikolaidis, CEO and Founder at Savings United

"Increasing the level of autonomy and creativity means that our team members are more likely to have a great day." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start Savings United? I wanted to set up my own business for as long as I can remember. However, I was inspired to start Savings United following a summer entrepreneurship program at Hanse Ventures, an incubator company for start-ups in Hamburg. The program was excellent. It gave my cohort and me the opportunity to develop new business…

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…

Castbox Launches Livecast, a Live Audio Streaming Feature for Podcast Creators

Castbox, an award-winning podcast platform, announced the launch of Livecast, a free audio streaming service that lets podcasters go live with the tap of a button. Available on Castbox mobile and desktop apps, the new feature allows podcast creators and influencers to host interactive audio shows and engage with fans and listeners in real-time. As live streaming media gains traction on platforms like Facebook and Twitch, Livecast gives podcasters an opportunity to capitalize on…

Diagonal View to Bring Over 1,500 Hours of Content and 15 million Fans from Its Popular YouTube Channels to BitMovio’s…

Diagonal View, a digital video network, delivering tens of millions of subscribers and billions of views across YouTube and other digital platforms generated from professionally produced content that BitMovio users will now enjoy through the next-gen gamified streaming video platform BitMovio announced its partnership with digital video network Diagonal View to acquire video programming from 16 of its popular YouTube channels that reach over 15 million subscribers. With this partnership, BitMovio will acquire over 1,500…

How to Optimize Event Strategy for ABM

Adopting a dedicated account-based Event Marketing strategy offers a number of benefits for marketers. The event itself will target potential long-term customers, the Event Marketing efforts will focus on accounts that matter and marketers will be able to produce an event with confidence it will lead to a positive ROI. Of course, to realize all these benefits, there must be an organization-wide stakeholder buy-in on the Account-Based Marketing (ABM) event approach. What is ABM? The ABM concept has been around since the…

Videocites AdTrack Revealing the True Reach of Promotional Videos and the Power of Their Organic Boosts on Social Media

Videocites Organic Boosts refer to re-uploads of a video Ad that are published proactively by the audience and boost its exposure and distribution organically. Current video Ad analytics are limited only to available metrics within the brands' official pages and Ad accounts, therefore providing advertisers and brands a very partial reach analysis. One of the biggest challenges in measuring the actual reach of a video Ad is the ability to track all of its re-uploads together with their views and…

DataVeil Technologies Announces Release of Upgraded Signature Data-Masking Software: DataVeil (v4)

DataVeil Technologies recently released the newest iteration of its unique and wide-ranging data-masking software, DataVeil (v4). DataVeil is a software platform that provides users with an intuitive framework to create various data-masking projects with underlying in-place controls and management. Users can design and execute their own data masks, or choose from a variety of feature-rich masks crafted specifically by DataVeil's own coding experts. DataVeil can be used to mask SQL databases for any number of business, tech…

SoundHound INC. Integrates Here Mapping and Location Data into Houndify Voice AI Platform Data

HERE Technologies, a global leader in location platform services, announced a partnership with SoundHound Inc., the leading innovator in voice-enabled AI and conversational intelligence technologies, to add a voice-first navigation experience to SoundHound Inc.’s Houndify voice AI platform. The partnership provides Houndify developers the ability to apply real-world location data from HERE Technologies to their applications to improve the driver experience and enhance safety. Drivers will be able to activate navigation by…

Amazon.com Announces Second Quarter Sales up 20% to $63.4 Billion

Amazon.com Inc. announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2019. Operating cash flow increased 65% to $36.0 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $21.8 billion for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2018. Free cash flow increased to $25.0 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $10.4 billion for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2018. Free cash flow less principal repayments of finance leases and financing obligations increased to $16.1 billion for the…

Avtex Achieves the 2019/2020 Inner Circle for Microsoft Business Applications

Avtex is honored by Microsoft for achieving outstanding sales achievement and innovation Avtex, a customer experience (CX) consulting and technology company, has achieved the prestigious 2018/2019 Inner Circle for Microsoft Business Applications. This is the fourth consecutive year that Avtex has achieved this status. Membership in this elite group is based on sales achievements that rank Avtex in the top echelon of the Microsoft’s Business Applications global network of partners. Inner Circle members have performed to a…

Silicon Labs Goes Live with o9 Solutions AI-powered Platform for Demand Forecasting

Semiconductor leader unifies forecasts and achieves end-to-end visibility into demand drivers with o9's AI-powered platform o9 Solutions announced that Silicon Labs has successfully implemented the next-generation o9 platform to improve demand forecasting. Silicon Labs, a leading provider of silicon, software and solutions for a smarter, more connected world, now has 130 global users across its sales, marketing, product, executive management and demand planning teams managing 60,000 SKUs on the o9 AI-powered platform.…

Online Retail Sales Bounce Back in June to Record Strongest Growth this Year

Online retail sales were up +8.5% in June 2019 With excellent weather and the start of the sale season signalling the arrival of summer, online retail sales rose by +8.5% Year-on-Year (YOY) in June, according to the latest IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index. After a disappointing May, which saw online sales suffer their worst growth on record (+1.9%), June’s results represent the strongest growth so far this year, and are well ahead of the 3-month, 6-month and 12-month rolling averages (respectively -0.5%, +5.4%, +6.9%).…

Data vs. Opinion: Why You Need Both

“Without data, you’re just a person with an opinion.” — W. Edwards Denning Rather than simplifying insight collection, the proliferation of Big Data has added complexity. Increasing regulations and concerns around privacy make data harder to collect and manage, and the widening range of channels customers engage with makes it harder to interpret accurately. Where marketers need to pivot is to balance qualitative data findings with a constant stream of quantitative, first-hand customer feedback to allow organizations to…

MarTech Interview with Agustin Esperon, Co-Founder at Wideo

"Video content has changed the way that companies communicate and promote their products and services." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start at Wideo? I’m one of the Co-Founders and Head of UX/Design. As a Graphic Designer and professional motion grapher, I’ve always been around technology. There is always a new tool or plug-in out there that you can use to get better results. Starting a few years ago, with the emergence of new technology startups and companies creating new…

Socialbakers Named in 2019 Now Tech: Social Suites Report by Leading Independent Research Firm

Socialbakers, the leading unified marketing platform, announced that Forrester has included the company as one of the solutions in its Now Tech Social Suites, Q2 2019 Report. The report provides an overview of 17 social suites providers. Marketing Technology News: Blue Prism Collaborates with Microsoft to Deliver Free Cloud Trial on Azure The Socialbakers Suite drives growth by helping marketers to better understand their audience, create content audiences love, identify influencers audiences trust, and analyze content…

Launchmetrics Releases Dedicated Brand Decisioning Platform, Insights, Exclusively for Fashion, Luxury & Cosmetics Industries

With it launches an interactive microsite dedicated to the Insights100 -- a selection of brands and influencers such as Gucci, Cartier, Fenty Beauty, Chiara Ferragni and Tati Westbrook, to provide a comparative benchmark, through the efficiency of machine learning, and offer an analytical vision on the impact that marketing investments have for brands within the same segment In the race to reach today's digitally savvy consumer and stay relevant, brands are facing more challenges than ever before. Siloed KPIs and a lack of…

Acorn International’s Digital Services Division Adds Chef Works to Growing Roster of Brands

Acorn will Provide Social Media and Digital Management Services in China Acorn International, Inc., a leading marketing and branding company in China, announced that Acorn Digital Services has signed Chef Works to the lineup of brands that it represents in China. Chef Works is a global leader in culinary and hospitality apparel, serving some of the world's top hotel brands, restaurants and culinary academies. Acorn Digital Services will provide Chef Works with social media and digital management services to help grow the…