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ChannelAdvisor Announces Results of New Survey on Consumer Shopping Behaviour

ChannelAdvisor Corporation, a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable brands and retailers to increase global sales, unveiled new survey results that map out the current state of consumer shopping behaviour on a variety of different platforms and marketplaces. The survey, which was conducted among 500 consumers in the UK that have purchased an item from Amazon in the past three months, aims to provide brands with an up-to-date snapshot of consumers’ considerations when researching, discovering and…

Wpromote Acquires Metric Digital

Leading Digital Agencies Partner To Power Innovative, Disruptive Marketing for Clients Wpromote just announced its acquisition of Metric Digital, a New York-based digital marketing agency specializing in paid social media, Google ads, Email, and performance creative services. The highly-anticipated acquisition, which closed on March 1, 2020, represents the continued expansion of Wpromote's East Coast footprint and a significant increase in the agency's stable of direct-to-consumer digital-native clients. With the…

Why Travel and Retail Experience Landed Me in MarTech

Sometimes, we benefit from seeking out a fresh perspective. After finishing my University studies, I set out to travel the world. I knew that it would be the only time in my life when I’d have the time, freedom, and be free of obligations to see the world. After spending my entire life in Ohio, including attending the University of Cincinnati (go Bearcats!), I set out to see the world—South America, Europe, and Asia. This experience opened my eyes to new cuisines, experiences, and ideas. Traveling the world opened my eyes…

Wpromote Acquires Metric Digital, Enhancing D2C Performance Marketing Offering

Leading Digital Agencies Partner To Power Innovative, Disruptive Marketing for Clients Wpromote just announced its acquisition of Metric Digital, a New York-based digital marketing agency specializing in paid social media, Google ads, Email, and performance creative services. The highly-anticipated acquisition, which closed on March 1, 2020, represents the continued expansion of Wpromote's East Coast footprint and a significant increase in the agency's stable of direct-to-consumer digital-native clients. With the…

Seamless Search-to-Social with Market Reach

Realtor.com helps professionals grow and cultivate leads as spring home buying season begins Cutting through the clutter of digital home search just got a bit easier for agents and brokers across the country with Market Reach, a new lead generation and brand marketing solution from realtor.com. As home shoppers consider their next move, the home search is often top-of-mind. Even when they're not actively searching for listings online, chances are they're thinking about the process. Market Reach applies behavioral…

LiveRamp Launches Safe Haven to Enable Data Partnerships

New Product Gives Global Brands, Publishers a Competitive Edge through Transparent, Secure Data Collaboration LiveRamp, the trusted platform that makes data accessible and meaningful, launched LiveRamp Safe Haven—a new platform that enables secure, permission-enabled data sharing for brands and their partners. LiveRamp Safe Haven enables omnichannel data and audience collaboration in a neutral, permission-controlled, privacy-first environment to ensure the safety and security of data while delivering the highest…

The Most Successful Creative Ad Units Are Heading In-Game: Here’s Why

The Users Have Spoken: No More Intrusive Advertising! If you’re like many, many users today, you’ve employed some kind of adblocker. Adblocking is bad news for the Digital Advertising world. It hurts the publishers who depend on revenue from advertising, and it hurts the advertisers, who are spending big bucks to try to connect with their audiences. But ad blocking is really just a symptom of a greater problem. Namely, the intrusive, disruptive ad formats that have become so commonplace in today’s digital sphere.…

Sojern Now Offers Data-Driven Travel Marketing Solutions to Attractions Customers Around the World

Tour and Activity Operators Can Now Seamlessly Build Multi-channel, Always-on Digital Advertising Campaigns That Drive Online Sales Sojern, a leading provider of digital travel marketing solutions, announced expanded support for attractions customers around the world to provide an alternative to the high commission rates charged by online travel agencies (OTAs). Packaged as a subscription, Sojern can now help attractions customers of all sizes promote their tours, activities and experiences via Facebook, Instagram,…

Market Review: Spotify’s 1st Anniversary in India and Streaming Trends

On 26 February, Spotify celebrated its first anniversary in India. The global media streaming platform was launched last year on 26 February. It took the company more than a decade to enter the world's largest democracy and second most-populated country- India. Launched globally in 2008, Spotify has managed to cater to Indian music fan's tastes and ethos. On its first anniversary, Spotify has shared streaming trends among Indian music fans and customers who make the company so successful. Here are the top 5 streaming…

AI Is Changing How Brands Develop Creative – Here’s What the Future Is Looking Like

For most of advertising’s history, advertisers have produced their messaging primarily based on the gut instincts of their creative teams. Sure, we’ve always had surveys and market research to provide loose guidance on the demographics and preferences of our potential customers. But until recently, the end result has always been a single, one-size-fits-all ad that succeeds or fails based on the creativity and the guesswork of the people who produced it. With the development of digital advertising technology, this has…

MarTech Interview with Matt Gilbert, CEO at Pepperjam

"The demise of the third-party cookie will lead to brands increasingly focusing on methods to acquire and leverage first-party data." Journey into Tech  Hi Matt, as the greater industry has continued to evolve, and you think about your particular journey with Technology, any new reflections on the role you have played? What inspires you most in your role at Pepperjam? 20+ years into my love affair with Digital Marketing, and yes it is still a love affair, whatever small role I may have played in its evolution is…

Dun & Bradstreet Launches Proprietary Buyer Intent, Increases ROI for B2B Marketing Teams

Early adopters realize 37% increase in email open rates and 20% increase in return on ad spend Dun & Bradstreet, a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, announced the availability of D&B Buyer Intent, which enables B2B marketing and sales teams to unmask early-stage buying signals from companies who are in market to buy. This early detection of digital signals enables sales and marketing teams to increase the timeliness, relevancy, and impact of their go-to-market strategy. Marketing…

Introducing AudioDots – The Automatic Text-to-Speech Solution: Turning Print Publications Into Mobile Audio

Revolutionary Technology Developed by 9dots Promises Increased Ad Revenue, Access to Non-Textual Usage For years, publishers of newspapers, magazines, and blogs have watched advertising revenue shift to the digital realm. Even digital-native publications find it challenging to choose the right advertising model as mobile devices and non-textual usage continue to proliferate. Listeners, it seems, are quickly replacing readers as the drivers of advertising revenue. As consumers begin to shift towards audio based usage…

Portworx Joins Google Cloud’s Anthos Ready Storage Initiative

Portworx enhances enterprise readiness of data services running on Google Cloud's Anthos earning "Works with Anthos" qualification Portworx, the container storage and data management company, announced qualification of its Portworx Enterprise platform under Google Cloud's new Anthos Ready Storage Initiative for Anthos running on-premises. Portworx Enterprise is now available for Anthos running on-premises via Google Cloud Marketplace. Portworx Enterprise addresses some of the most common challenges associated with…

Are Games a Safe Place for Brands?

If I were to get brand advertisers in a room and ask them about their three biggest advertising nightmares, chances are most of them would say ad fraud, brand safety and lack of transparency. Digital advertising, particularly in the modern-day AdTech industry, has struggled with these three issues for many years now. Brand safety continues to be a serious concern for 99% of ad industry professionals surveyed this year by CHEQ and Digiday. Earlier this year, YouTube and Google found themselves in the middle of a…

GumGum Kicks Off 2020 with New Board Appointment Following Record 2019 Earnings and $22 Million Funding Round

Veteran CMO Lisa Licht brings deep marketing expertise to the AI firm as it prepares to launch disruptive contextual advertising, brand safety and video solutions GumGum, Inc., an artificial intelligence company specializing in solutions for advertising and media, announced that leading global marketing executive Lisa Licht has joined its Board of Advisors. Licht’s addition comes as the company ramps up to launch several new technologies in 2020 and on the heels of two key growth milestones––record $155M global revenue in…

Verizon Media Expands Global DOOH Leadership Position With New Opportunities

New deal with VIOOH brings JCDecaux digital out-of-home inventory into Verizon Media’s DSP Today, Verizon Media has partnered with digital out of home (OOH) marketplace, VIOOH. This deal provides Verizon Media’s demand-side platform (DSP) access, via VIOOH, to premium digital out of home inventory, including the digital assets of JCDecaux - the number one OOH advertising company worldwide.The adtech partnership will help the companies to solidify their respective leadership positions in the global media technology…

This Ain’t Your Parents’ Contextual Targeting

The digital industry is facing threats to its status quo that are forcing all stakeholders to ask whether it deserved to be the status quo in the first place. New data policies are pushing companies to change the way they handle their users’ data. Those legal pressures – combined with the complexity of targeting and measuring across platforms like Mobile and OTT – are shaking the foundation of Digital Advertising. Premium publishers are standing up for user experience that encourages user loyalty over time, while brand…

Big Game Marketing – 15 Lessons From the Field

Market Report Details Missed Engagement Opportunities by Major Ad Agencies to Maximize Reach and Consumer Interaction A new report by Chicago-based IP firm Intelliname reveals that a majority of the commercial ads featured during the Big Game this past Sunday missed major opportunities to drive positive engagements to score added points. The illustrative report provides a comprehensive look into how major advertising agencies failed to incorporate creative paths and intuitive experiences that consumers could follow to get…

Quintesse Launches Advanced Contextual Intelligence Platform to Meet Market Demand For Pro-Privacy Targeting Solutions

Rooted in Proven, Patented Contextual Technology Adopted by Some of the World’s Greatest Brands, Quintesse Advances Brand Safety, Suitability and Contextual Targeting for Brands, Agencies, and Publishers With 13 patents from 20 years of contextual technology development, Quintesse has launched as an advanced contextual intelligence platform to meet the accelerating market demand for pro-privacy targeting solutions. As a new business from Vibrant Media, Quintesse provides brands and agencies complete transparency into the…