MarTech Interview with Shafiq Rajani, Vice President, Mintel Comperemedia

"Mintel Comperemedia combines the best marketing data across our partners into one platform with a singular taxonomy." Tell us about your journey into Marketing and Sales Technology. How did you arrive at Mintel Comperemedia? My career began at Chase, where I developed a keen sense for understanding how middle market business works, as our group was ensuring that balance sheets were sound ahead of mid-market mergers and acquisitions. After arriving at Mintel in 2008, I was instantly impressed with the data set that we…

Mintel Comperemedia Forms Strategic Partnership with Marketing Intelligence Platform Pathmatics

Following its investment in Santa Monica-based marketing intelligence platform Pathmatics, Mintel Comperemedia now leverages advanced marketing analytics for digital channels to bring an unparalleled client experience. The strategic partnership arms Mintel Comperemedia’s legacy expertise in direct mail and email marketing with Pathmatics’ digital expertise to create a robust, holistic approach to integrated marketing intelligence across the ever-changing marketing landscape. Mintel Comperemedia now provides insights into…

Lynk Announces the Hire of Thomson Reuters Leader and Tech Veteran to Lead Global Sales and Marketing Efforts

Lynk, a global leader spearheading the “Knowledge as a Service” (KaaS) sector, announced the appointment of Kimberley Cole as the Global Head of Sales, and Liam Bussell as the Global Head of Marketing. Cole joined Lynk from Thomson Reuters (now Refinitiv), while Bussell joined from Diginex. @Lynkglobal announces new hires @kimberleycole @lpbussell to lead Sales and Marketing #wearelynk #KaaS Cole has an extensive background in financial services and technology with over 25 years’ experience as a recognized global sales and…

Unique Positioning Dominates Merchant Services Marketing

In December 2018, Square declared it would re-file regulatory paperwork to run a banking business. “Square Capital is uniquely positioned to build a bridge between the financial system and the underserved,” said Jacqueline Reses, head of Square Capital. Square is not the only merchant point-of-sale (POS) company attempting to sway apothecaries and farm stands alike away from commercial banks. Companies leveraged targeted social media campaigns to build relationships with small businesses, and show they could offer more…

FlipMyFunnel Unveils State of Account-Based Marketing (ABM) Report, in Partnership with Heinz Marketing

New Research Shows Continued Increase in ABN Adoption, Identifies New Challenges in Scaling Programs, and Shows Trend Toward Technology Consolidation Terminus, the #1 rated account-based marketing (ABM) execution platform and leader of the ABM movement, announces the release of a report on the state of ABM, conducted by FlipMyFunnel and Heinz Marketing. This recent research was initiated in order to better understand how ABM practitioners are using an account-based strategy in B2B businesses, the role technology plays in…

Roku Devices Can Now Interact with Amazon Alexa

Roku, Inc. announced that Roku devices are now compatible with Amazon Alexa-enabled devices through the new Roku skill for Alexa. Roku streaming player and Roku TV owners in the US can now control their Roku devices using Alexa. The new voice control compatibility further expands the flexibility and choice for how consumers control their Roku devices and get to their entertainment quickly. “Consumers often have multiple voice ecosystems in their homes. By allowing our customers to choose Alexa, in addition to Roku voice…

AdTech Benchmarks: Busting the Myths in “The New TV” Advertising Landscape

More Content and Greater Access Are Transforming Viewers' TV Experience and Rewriting the Rules for TV Advertising Strategies Comcast Spotlight, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, released a research whitepaper entitled, “The New TV: Redefining Video for Viewers and Advertisers.” The paper explores how fundamental shifts in the TV viewing experience have opened new opportunities for advertisers. New distribution points and technological advancements have enabled TV advertisers to reach consumers throughout…

MadHive Launches New Technology Suite to Address Fraud, Usher in New Era of Accountability in Advertising

TEGNA’s Premion Leveraging MadHive's Cryptography, AI and Blockchain Advertising Innovations to Sharpen Audience Targeting MadHive, the technology company best known for innovations in cryptography and advertising, launched a suite of technologies designed to address the biggest threats to the advertising industry — the issues of trust, transparency, fraud and brand safety. “Publishers, brands and agencies alike have been living in the Advertising 1.0 ecosystem — what we call the ‘Guess Economy’ — dealing with issues…

Podcasting and Audiobooks Both Attain 50% Reach; Facebook Usage Continues to Drop

Podcasting shows explosive year-over-year growth as gains in spoken-word audio mark the 2019 Infinite Dial Study by Edison Research and Triton Digital. Among the US population ages 12 and older, as the total number of people who have ever listened to a podcast passes 50% for the first time. Edison Research and Triton Digital Reveal Results of The Infinite Dial 2019 “This is a watershed moment for podcasting--a true milestone. With over half of Americans 12+ saying that they have ever listened to a podcast, the medium has…

RichRelevance Winter ’19 Delivers on Hyper-Personalization to Individualize Shopping Experiences at Scale

Xen AI Auto-Discovers Meaningful Customer Segments and Affinities to Rapidly Identify Under-Performing and Hidden Segments and Detect Opportunities for Increased Revenue RichRelevance, the leader in Experience Personalization, announced innovations that allow digital leaders to apply Deep Learning (DL) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to create the industry’s most memorable, relevant shopping experiences at scale. These latest enhancements to the Personalization Cloud, Hyper-Personalization, advance the industry…

Accenture Interactive Operations Expands Leadership Team with Addition of Two Seasoned Industry Executives

Caspar Schlickum to Lead Asia Pacific Region; Peter Kolster Hansen to Lead Next-Generation Content Services Accenture has expanded the worldwide leadership team of Accenture Interactive Operations with the hiring of Caspar Schlickum as regional managing director for Asia Pacific and Peter Kolster Hansen as managing director and worldwide lead for Next-Generation Content Services. Both will play a critical role in differentiating Accenture Interactive Operations’ product and service offerings to help clients reinvent…

Parks Associates: 52% of Broadband Households Report Watching Internet Video on a Connected TV

Consumer Study Addresses Content Consumption Among Today's Connected Consumers Parks Associates research finds OTT video services have transitioned back into the home's living room, with a majority (52%) of US broadband households now watching online video on a TV that is connected to the internet. 360 View: Digital Media and Connected Consumers also finds that watching TV or movies at home is the most popular leisure activity among US broadband households, with 55% selecting this among their top two favorite leisure…

TechBytes with Jay Wells, Senior Director, Strategy and Planning, Merkle

Jay Wells Sr. Director, Strategy & Planning, Merkle The explosion of OTT publishers in the last 2 years and the acceleration of cord-cutting behavior is beginning to shift the dynamic between large national advertisers and media agencies. We spoke to Jay Wells, Senior Director, Strategy & Planning, Merkle, to learn about the key events in OTT and Programmatic Advertising industry that have made the biggest impact on the business.Tell us about your role at Merkle and the team/technology you handle. I help…

ITWP Announces Significant Growth of Insights on Demand Consortium

New Members Like Nike, Amazon, Sony, Pepsi, Nordstrom, Mindshare and Others Have Joined Industry-Wide Group - Insights on Demand Consortium ITWP, parent holding-company of Toluna and Harris Interactive Europe, announced significant growth and momentum of the Insights on Demand Consortium it established in January 2018 to reshape the market research industry. Since the consortium’s founding, consumer insights and marketing professionals representing some of the world’s most recognized consumer brands across diverse…