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TechBytes with Ian James, GM, International, Verve

Ian James GM International,  Verve The tech industry has come a long way in utilizing Location Data to enhance modern marketing opportunities. Most mobile apps now seek a customer's geo-location to update and present features that could be most relevant to their real-time behavior. To dive deeper into how Digital Marketing Agencies and Customer Experience platforms could better leverage Location Data, we spoke to Ian James of Verve.Tell us about your role at Verve and the team you handle. As the General Manager…

7 Tactics Every Digital Marketer Should Learn to Love in 2018

Committing to specific tactics can be difficult for a digital marketer. There are so many different approaches that it can be tempting to continuously swipe left in search of something better. While there are quite a few bad matches out there, there also are some strategies and channels that are keepers. These approaches aren’t perfect—some have even broken marketers’ hearts in the past—but settling down with them can lead to something beautiful. Specifically, every digital marketer who wants to improve the…

Fireside Chat with Shawn Schwegman

Shawn Schwegman talks about his journey in Martech and the launch of DemandJump. Know Me Today, I serve as the Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at DemandJump. My path here began about 15 years ago when I was the CTO and VP of Marketing at Overstock.com. While there, I led our team with an “Art of War” marketing strategy (ie. go where your competitors are not). We would purchase piles and piles of data and then manipulate it using tools like Microsoft Excel. After countless long nights (and many more…

Headway Joins Adjust Coalition Against Ad Fraud (CAAF)

As a Member of CAAF, Headway Will Work Alongside Other Anti-Fraud Innovators to Develop Modern Solutions and Educate on the Dangers and Impact of Ad Fraud Industry leading global media marketing firm Headway announced this week its acceptance as a member of the Adjust Coalition Against Ad Fraud (CAAF). Headway's dedication to stemming the tide of mobile ad fraud has earned them this position with industry leaders and influencers. Coalition membership is exclusive to companies who have passed a rigorous vetting process…

AI, Big Data And Digital Transformation – And The Potential ‘Buzzword Backlash’

As we move into 2018 and look at today’s hot topics in B2B tech marketing and public relations, many key trends and solution-centric buzzwords come to mind – most notably artificial intelligence (AI), big data and digital transformation. Each of these represents meaningful and beneficial trends to business and society, and companies are certainly leveraging AI, big data and digital transformation for real gains. I know this to be true, because my “day job” revolves around demonstrating the use cases and proof…

Interview with Andre Yee, CEO, Triblio

"I think the lines between multi-channel marketing programs and sales automation will blur by 2020. This means tighter and smarter integrations between sales and marketing."Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to start an ABM platform?  I'm the founder and CEO of Triblio. Prior to Triblio, I was SVP Product Development for Eloqua where I helped grow a $20M company to IPO and subsequently a $1B exit to Oracle. I was inspired to start an ABM company because I believe existing marketing automation…

Lack of Resources is Top Challenge for Businesses’ Social Media Efforts

New Survey Reveals That 26% of Businesses Say Inadequate Staffing or Budget Is Their Main Obstacle to Success with Social Media The biggest social media challenge for many businesses is securing the necessary staffing and financial resources to manage it, according to a new survey from The Manifest and Smart Insights. More than 25% of social media marketers say this shortage of resources is their biggest obstacle to a successful social media plan. To resolve this, social media experts recommend that a company's…

How to Boost Push Notification Engagement with Mobile App Deep Linking

Deep links are becoming an essential part of the mobile marketer’s toolkit. Users have come to expect a personalized app experience, so sending push notifications that offer real value is essential for keeping them engaged with your app. Deep linking from push notifications sends users to specific pages within an app, making it easy for users to reconsider an abandoned cart, view new content, shop a sale, or fall in love with new features. In this article, we’ll cover the essentials of mobile app deep linking and…

Interview with Shachar Orren, Chief Storyteller, Playbuzz

"Advertisers are increasingly looking to creative automation and machine learning (AI) solutions to optimize ad campaigns."Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be part of Playbuzz? I began my career as a journalist and editor in Tel Aviv, and though I was incredibly passionate about writing, after 9 years I felt that the industry was not evolving as fast as its readers, which left me feeling stuck and ready for a change. I was looking to feel inspired but not lose the creativity that a role…

NetBase Unveils the Most Comprehensive Cross-Channel Social, Earned, And Owned Engagement Analysis

Industry Leading Social Media Analytics Solution Tracks Engagement Across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube NetBase, a global leader in enterprise social analytics, recently announced it is the first global social media analytics solution to track comprehensive engagement across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. NetBase’s analytics platforms (NetBase Enterprise and NetBase Pro) aggregate the engagement metrics data into a single dashboard to provide for easy analysis of trends, popular posts and…

Talkwalker Announces Partnership with China’s Sina Weibo to Provide Advanced Analytics Insights

Talkwalker conquers APAC - extensive data coverage provides a complete global view of businesses' brands, products, and competitors. Talkwalker, the leading social listening and analytics platform, recently announced a partnership with Sina Weibo, China's largest social media network and the preferred platform for most mainland Chinese newspapers and TV stations. Sina Weibo, the multi-faceted hybrid of Twitter and Facebook, is used by over 30% of Internet users. That is a staggering 500M+ registered users,…

Cision Completes Acquisition of PRIME Research

PRIME Research founder Dr. Rainer Mathes, PhD, to lead Cision Insights Cision announced that it has completed its acquisition of PRIME Research. Adding PRIME to its portfolio enhances Cision's global leadership position in professional services for media measurement insights and ROI analysis for communications programmes, and further advances its Artificial Intelligence and machine-learning technologies. With the close of the acquisition, Dr. Rainer Mathes founder and president of PRIME has been appointed president of…

Greenfly Secures $8.5 Million Series B Financing Round Led By Alpha Edison

Enterprise Software Platform Empowers Brands to Collaborate with Their Key Advocates to Create and Share Authentic Brand Stories Greenfly, a software platform that enables brands to engage with their valued advocates to create and deploy powerful digital content, announced that it has raised $8.5 million in Series B funding. This round brings Greenfly's total funding to date to $14.7 million. The financing round was led by Alpha Edison with participation from earlier investors Iconica Partners, Elysian Park, and…

Mobile Growth Summit 2018 Announces Speakers From Facebook, Google, Dropbox, Pandora, Reddit and Others

North America’s Largest Mobile-only Growth Conference To Include Sessions on Cryptocurrency, Virtual Reality and More Mobile Growth Fellowship, the mobile industry's largest network of user acquisition and growth leaders, announced an impressive lineup of speakers and content for its upcoming Mobile Growth Summit 2018. North America’s largest mobile-only growth and marketing conference, Mobile Growth Summit will bring together more than 1,000 attendees and 100 speakers to share insights on how to grow mobile app…

New Mavenlink Report Reveals Rapid Transformation in the State of the Services Economy

Second Annual State of Services Economy Report by Mavenlink Finds 75 Percent of Services Organizations Are Moving Toward Project-Based Work; Executives State “Conditions are Changing More Quickly Than Ever”  Mavenlink, the leading provider of cloud-based software for the modern services organization and a G2 Crowd Leader, in conjunction with Research Now, the global leader in digital research, has released the annual State of the Services Economy report for 2018. Read More: Eight Predictions For How AI Will Find Use In…

Brandlive Releases 2018 Live Video Streaming Benchmark Report

New Research from Brandlive Reveals That 94.8% of the Executives Surveyed Said Live Video Will Be an Important Part of Their 2018 Marketing Mix Leading omnichannel live video platform, Brandlive has released the results of its live video survey in partnership with IBM Cloud Video on the state of live video streaming in the present marketplace and what 2018 will look like. Alden Fertig, the Senior Offering Manager at IBM Cloud Video, said, "As part of our continuing partnership with Brandlive, we’re seeing first-hand…

H Code Media Launches New Data-Driven Content Division

H Code Media Cracks the Code Delivering Culturally Relevant Content Marketing Campaigns to US Hispanics at Scale H Code Media, the leader in digital advertising for the US Hispanic market, announced the launch of a new division called H Code Studio — a full-service content studio combining the identity of a brand, the storytelling of a production house, and the scale of a digital platform. The studio will be led by Jeffrey Duque and Diana Pieretti, formerly of IM Studio+/Impremedia. This is the first time data science…

28 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Affect Your Business and Life in 2018

Like it or not, the machines are claiming new territory. And by “machines” I mean artificial intelligence (AI). Our business and personal lives are touched by AI every day. That friendly lady who took your information and looked up your account when you called your insurance company? A robot. That helpful service on Netflix that recommends new shows to watch? An AI algorithm. That stilted voice that gives you directions when you’re lost in a new city? AI. Amazon’s helpful home assistant, Alexa and…

Predictions Series 2018: Marketo Accelerate Community and their Idea of Martech Disruptions

Innovate and Accelerate-- 2017 was a year that witnessed technology makers achieve phenomenal pace in their innovations. So, why should 2018 be any different! What better way to understand the martech trends in 2018 than letting the Unicorns speak about the tech-trends themselves. “The Butterfly Effect”: Rich Data & AI for Richer Personalized Customer Experience in 2018 In Part Eight of the Predictions Series 2018, we unravel the disruptions that could hugely influence martech stacks in 2018. The participants in…

Taboola Announces Global Self Service Business Has a Run Rate of Nearly $100 Million in Its First Year

Taboola’s Self Service Platform Enables Thousands of Businesses to Be Discovered by Millions of Consumers Taboola, the leading discovery platform, announced that its self-service platform has now reached a run rate of nearly $100M just a year after it was released in Q4 of 2016. The new business unit empowers marketers all over the world with simple access to a billion consumers on thousands of Taboola’s publisher partners across the open web. The platform is leveraged by thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners to…