Marketing Technology Primer on “What is Sentiment Analysis”

This is Part One of the Marketing Technology primer on “Sentiment Analysis” and features the top definitions from the industry A lot has changed in the way brands market their products to their customers. However, the biggest challenge continues to haunt every marketer even in the New Year — Do I know the exact emotion or sentiment of my buyers’ group? To answer that, marketing teams are hugely focused at relying on the current crop of Marketing Technologies for Sentiment Analysis. A Quick Overview of Sentiment Analysis…

Cheddar Selects MightyHive for Programmatic Advertising

Cheddar, the leading post cable networks company announced that it has selected MightyHive as its partner for programmatic advertising services. "Cheddar is a leader and, in some ways, unique in over the top video news broadcasts. Their ad offering is innovative, and advertisers are clearly responding. We are thrilled to be working with Jon and Cheddar." - Martin Sorrell Cheddar has tapped MightyHive to extend the reach and impact of select client campaigns programmatically. Cheddar will also partner with MightyHive to…

How to Tell When Buyers Are Buying: 3 Ways to Decipher Intent

Purchase intent is a hot topic in B2B marketing. So naturally, everyone’s got something to say about it. The trouble is, it’s now at risk of becoming ‘just another buzzword’, when it has a lot to offer B2B brands that want to keep ahead in the digital age. So, let’s cut through the hype. What is intent data, and how can it be harnessed by marketers? Strike While the Iron’s Hotma In a B2B context, intent data spotlights solutions or services an organization is likely to purchase in the near future. When a business is…

From Tricky to Sticky: How Customer Retention will be Your Business’s New Growth Lever in 2019

Attracting and retaining customers has always been a tricky situation, but today’s fragmented climate of digitally native brands, direct-to-consumer brands, and, well, Amazon, have made the landscape more perilous than ever for enterprise brands. Many enterprise brands have chosen to pursue a digital transformation strategy to elevate customer experience and improve competitive execution. A major tenet of this strategy is to move customers from face-to-face or human-assisted engagements to primarily mobile- and digital-led…

Interview with Rani Hublou, Chief Marketing Officer, 8×8

"To keep up with the speed of customer demands, multi-channel marketing and multi-channel communications are critical." Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be part of 8x8? 8x8 has the opportunity to deliver more than a world-class business communications product. We have created a new cloud business communications market that fundamentally transforms the customer experience and enables a new speed of business. It’s pretty inspirational to be part of the team that is uniquely positioned to…

Interview with Alexi Venneri, Co-Founder and CEO, Digital Air Strike

"To keep Digital Air Strike on top of technology and innovation, I employ three qualities: confidence, positivity and curiosity." Tell us about your journey into technology. What made you start Digital Air Strike? My journey truly began as a child. I always had a strong interest in business and entrepreneurship. I was the kid that loved the TV show “Kids are People Too” that was touted as the kids' version of the "Tonight Show" featuring interviews with kids that were doing amazing things. I also turned everything into a…

Prediction Series 2019: Interview with Brad Rukstales, CEO and President, Cogensia

Tell us about your journey in technology and how you arrived at Cogensia. I grew up on the MAR side of MarTech, in the world of third-party data, predictive analytics, and consulting. I have worked for marketing consulting firms, list and data companies, and advertising agencies before starting Cogensia’s parent company in 2002. My focus has always been to help marketers make smarter decisions through the use of insight and data, whether that is statistical modelling, Machine Learning, segmentation, or data consolidation…

Comcast Collaborates with Industry Partners on Blockgraph Software to Jumpstart the Use of Secure Data Sharing for Advanced TV Advertising

Newly Launched, Peer-To-Peer Platform Allows Participants to Protect and Control Their Data, While Benefitting from the Shared Insights of Entire User Network Comcast Cable Advertising, a division of Comcast Corporation, launched the next phase of Blockgraph, an industry initiative designed to create a secure way to use data and share information. Comcast is now working with other industry partners on this initiative, including Viacom and Spectrum Reach, the advertising sales division of Charter Communications, Inc., in a…

Twelve Trends That Will Impact Social Media in 2019

As B2B Marketers, We Know That Currently, It’s Fairly Impossible to Do Anything with Marketing without Leveraging Social Media. So, We Ought to Know Which Independent Domains Will Drive Social Media in 2019 As the year ends, we predict the twelve trends that will make a difference in how marketers leverage social media for campaigning. 1. Data Today’s entrepreneurs have realized that the success of their business depends on how well they handle data and deploy it, over social media or otherwise. No wonder then,…

Influencer Marketing Without Influencer Waste

High-profile brands learned valuable lessons about the ROI of Influencer Marketing the hard way this year, as evidenced by the more attention-grabbing headlines in the industry. 2018 was the year that Unilever denounced “fake followers.” Snap’s PR firm sued a celebrity for failure to influence. Instagram pulled a spate of “bot” accounts to better reflect genuine Influencer Engagement. It’s no wonder that brand marketers looking to advance their influencer marketing programs are stuck in a “tactical trap.” If brand…

State of the Content Marketing Union: What Emerged in 2018 and What’s Next for 2019

If content is king, then content marketing is heir apparent for businesses. 2018 was the year content marketing came into its own, becoming a crucial component for business success.  Havas Group found that 84 percent of people expect brands to create content. Meanwhile, 90 percent of businesses are already using content marketing to generate inbound leads. That’s because content marketing is a low-cost, high-reward strategy that drives immense growth and sales — it costs 41 percent less per lead than paid search does. As…

‘Tis the Season for Marketing Attribution: Measurement Is the Key to Campaign Optimization in the New Year

The path to purchase for consumers has shifted drastically over time. Unlike 10 years ago when people headed into a store to physically examine a product before purchase, most individuals research products online — oftentimes across a multitude of devices. But that’s just the beginning of the process. It may be days and weeks before an actual purchase takes place. There might be additional research — this time it could be on a different mobile device, desktop or even an in-store visit. People engage with brands across…

Interview with Geoff Hoffmann, CEO, North America, Adstream

"Analytics and ROI, which is becoming highly valuable, is the new currency in Content Management." Tell us about your role and journey into AdTech. I have been working with Adstream for more than 4 years, leading the APAC and Americas regions. With Adstream being a global business, it takes you to countries far and wide. I came into Adstream after spending many years in the media advertising space. The theme here is that I have been involved with brands and agencies for many years. Now, I am more so at the end of the…

First ‘Post-Influencer’ Marketing Platform Launches. Powered by IBM Watson. $5.5 Million Invested in Props

IBM's Oliver Blodgett, World Surf League Co-Owner Paul Speaker, Axispoint Founder Scott Powell Join Investment and Management Team Props, the first holistic marketing technology platform for authentic content creators and marketers, launched while announcing its leadership team, investors, and advisors. Coinciding with the launch is the completion of $5.5 million in investment capital, according to president and CEO Joseph Perello. Investors include Paul Speaker, the co-owner and former CEO of the World Surf League; …

Prediction Series 2019: Interview with Grad Conn, CXMO, Sprinklr

Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be part of the MarTech company, Sprinklr? I was actually Sprinklr’s first customer — way back in 2011 — so I’ve known this crew for a long time. It was a very natural move for me to go from Seattle at Microsoft to Sprinklr in NYC for both personal and professional reasons. As a true geek, I actually started my career at Microsoft in Microsoft Research. I love playing with new, forward-thinking technology. Choosing a new career path at Sprinklr gives me…

Interview with Richard Black, CMO, Aki Technologies

"GDPR, while, of course, focused in Europe, was a big wake up call for the entire industry and made many companies take stock of how they handled data." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What made you join Aki Technologies? The CMO job is really around leading the marketing function to ensure that Aki Technologies is clearly communicating its key benefits to clients and the broader market in a consistent and compelling way. It’s about understanding our customers’ needs and building solutions that make…

Bilibili and Taobao Announce Business Collaboration in E-commerce

Bilibili Inc., a leading online entertainment platform for young generations in China, and Taobao Marketplace, China’s largest mobile commerce destination under Alibaba Group, announced that they have entered into a business collaboration agreement in content-driven e-commerce and commercialization of Bilibili’s intellectual property  assets. Read More: Cookie Syncing Is Not Cross-Device Under the agreement, Bilibili and Taobao will collaborate to develop a dynamic ecosystem that will better connect content creators,…

Echidna Promotes Vice President of User Experience to Chief Experience Officer

Echidna, a leading digital agency that provides expertise around building digital strategy, user experience and e-commerce systems, has announced the promotion of Michael Braun to the newly-created role of Chief Experience Officer effective January 1, 2019. Michael has been with Echidna since its inception in 2010, during which time he has held positions as the Director of Experience and Vice President of User Experience. Mr. Braun will expand his current role to include driving innovation through Echidna’s Digital…

Digital Marketing Agency, fishbat, Discusses the Benefits of Using High-Quality Images On Your Social Channels

In order to help businesses optimize their brand promotion strategy, digital marketing agency, fishbat, discusses the benefits of using high-quality images on your social channels. Maintaining an active social media presence is critical for companies looking to increase customer engagement, and media-centric posts have been shown to perform much better than text posts. Using high-quality images is a great way to take a company's social media promotion to the next level. Discussed below are some of the main benefits…

Interview with John Cate, CEO, Mediasmith

"We pride ourselves on remaining independent in a time when shops are getting bought by the big conglomerates."Tell us how you came to be at Mediasmith. Before recently becoming CEO, I was the COO for eight years. And, prior to joining Mediasmith, I was was EVP and General Manager for Carat/Aegis and had worked at Leftfield, TBWA\Chiat\Day, and McCann-Erickson. So, I’ve been in similar roles at media agencies for a large part of my career. What really drew me to Mediasmith was what still makes it a compelling agency…