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VIOOH Heralds a New Era of Cooperation Across the OOH Advertising Industry

VIOOH, The New Global Platform Shaking Up OOH Advertising Sector By Enabling Industry-Wide Cooperation VIOOH is now officially Live. VIOOH is a global, open and independent platform, combining automation, programmatic and traditional buying models, launched in the UK, US, and Belgium. This new platform heralds a new era of cooperation across the out of home industry, connecting media owners and buyers. MarTech RADAR 2018: Top 150 B2B Technology Companies You Should Follow At the time of this announcement, …

Despite The Benefits, Advertisers Are Still Holding Back On OTT – Here’s Why They Should Reconsider

Cord-cutters made waves in Q4 2017, with cable and satellite TV subscribers declining at the highest rate since 2010. Now with more consumers averting their eyes to Internet TV models,  advertisers have been driven to switch things up and they’re starting to invest in over-the-top (OTT) video, so not to be left in the dust. OTT offers advertisers the ability to garner engagement and highly target consumers, especially younger generations. The revenue gained from OTT advertising is on the rise, too. OTT AVOD (Advertising…

LiveRamp and ADARA to Power People-Based Marketing in Travel and Tourism

Travel Brand Marketers Now Able to Achieve A Single View of the Customer at Scale for Maximum Impact using People-Based Marketing Today at the Skift Tech Forum, LiveRamp announced a partnership with ADARA, the world's richest travel data co-op, to deliver people-based marketing solutions across the travel and tourism industries for more efficient targeting, measurement, and personalization. Through this exclusive partnership, travel marketers, digital marketers, and media agencies will be able to market more effectively and…

Sonobi’s Michael Connolly Wins Ernst & Young Florida Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Michael Connolly Thrilled to Win the Entrepreneur of the Year Award Sonobi recently announced that CEO & Founder, Michael Connolly, has been selected as the recipient of the Ernst & Young Florida Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Advertising and Marketing. The award recognizes the endeavors of exceptional men and women who create the products and services that keep the economy moving forward. The program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in innovation, financial performance, and…

Invoca Signal AI Call Intelligence Solution Surpasses 2 Million Phone Conversations Analyzed

Users of Invoca's Machine Learning-Powered Call Analytics See Significant Increases in ROI and Reduced Marketing Spend in a Short Timeline Invoca, the call intelligence company, announced that over two million phone conversations have been analyzed by its award-winning machine learning solution, Signal AI, since launching last year. Invoca customers including Frontier Communications and Starkey Hearing Technologies are using Signal AI to uncover new opportunities to boost marketing ROI and improve the customer experience.…

Lilly Pulitzer Selects Capgemini’s LYONSCG To Transform Its Digital Presence

LYONSCG Delivers a Cross-Cloud Unified Experience with Salesforce Commerce Cloud and Marketing Cloud Lyons Consulting Group (LYONSCG), part of the Capgemini Group, announced that it helped lead the redesign of iconic resort wear brand Lilly Pulitzer's online presence. To enhance the customer experience across channels, LYONSCG provided digital marketing, design, consulting and support services, including implementations of Salesforce Commerce Cloud and Marketing Cloud for the new website: www.lillypulitzer.com "We have…

Interview with Gregor Isbister, CEO, Blis

"The main challenge in using location data to inform campaigns has been the amount of fraudulent information and holes in the data provided."Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be part of a Location Data company? Blis emerged from my senior thesis at university, where I identified a market opportunity to use mobile, wireless technology, and location intelligence as a way of accurately targeting audiences for digital advertisers. I have designed and engineered intelligent demand-side and data…

Interview with Ziv Elul, CEO, Fyber

"Demand still far outweighs supply when it comes to video inventory."Tell us about your role and how you got here? What galvanized you to start an adtech company? If you had asked me in my 20's where I see myself, I would have probably answered in the military. After the mandatory three year service in the Israeli military, I stayed on as an officer. As part of my service, I started my Executive MBA studies in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Offer Yehudai, a long-time friend, helped me with a project for a class I…

Experian Takes the Next Step Forward in Identity Resolution

To Help Marketers More Easily Connect Offline and Online Identities, Experian's MarketingConnectSM Eliminates the Need for Disparate Solutions and Lets Marketers Access and Manage Customer Identity Attributes Through a Single Unified Platform  With hundreds of offline and online touchpoints across multiple channels, marketers face a series of complex challenges when deciding on the best approach to customer identity resolution and management. To better assist with tackling these multifaceted issues, Experian has unveiled a…

B2B Video Content to Double Within 12 Months, Says Vidyard Report

New Report from Vidyard Shows 83% Year-Over-Year Increase in Video Production and Growing Use of Video Analytics Within B2B Marketing Organizations Vidyard, the leading video platform for business, has released its second annual Video in Business Benchmark Report revealing the latest trends in video production, publishing, viewing and tracking by marketing organizations. Analyzing first-party data from more than 250,000 videos published on the Vidyard platform in 2017, the report reveals exponential growth in the average…

Bedrock Analytics Closes $7.2 Million Funding; Launches Bedrock 2.0

Bedrock Analytics New Funding to Bring Intelligent Analytics to the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry, Offer Deeper and More Accessible Insights for CPG Brands to Grow Their Sales in Retail Bedrock Analytics, an intelligent analytics and insights automation platform for the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry, has completed a $7.2 million round of financing, led by Cervin Ventures and Illuminate Ventures, with participation from other private and institutional investors. Recommended Read: Contextual Content and AI:…

TechBytes with Klarn DePalma, Executive Vice President, MNI Targeted Media

Klarn DePalma Executive Vice President, MNI Targeted Media Content is the pillar of any marketing campaign. With changing trends in internet and online marketing, content marketing has undergone a massive flux. There is no clear definition of what state content automation would be in 2020. However, the stage is set for tech companies providing audience segmentation and programmatic targeting-based advertising platforms. MNI Targeted Media is leading the pack with data-driven results that help content publishers and…

Interview with Kabir Shahani, CEO, Amperity

"All the content we’re producing right now is geared towards educating the market on the value of CDPs."Tell us about your role at Amperity and how you got there? How does your entrepreneurial experience help you run a tech company? When I first started out, companies had tons of data and knew it was valuable, but lacked the technology to utilize it properly and get real value from it. That’s what inspired my Co-founder Derek Slager and I to launch our first startup, Appature, which focused on helping healthcare…

5 Reasons Why Social Media Influencers are the Future of Digital Marketing

Whether you’re scrolling past pop-up advertisements on a smartphone app, clicking through promoted products on your Amazon account, or laughing at cheesy late night infomercials; branded content touches almost every area of your everyday life. In a world where connectivity is a prerequisite for both personal and professional success, marketing is impossible to escape, and modern consumers are bombarded with ads daily. In the face of constant media barrage, people are simply tuning out the noise and focusing on their…

Key Martech-Focused Takeaways from Mary Meeker Internet Trends 2018

When Consumers Spend More, It Translates to Spending More for Attention to Values, and Digital Engagement and Retail Experience, Finds Mary Meeker Internet Trends 2018 Report Climbing Mount Everest is a tricky journey. Does it look like this? Do you know what this graph actually represents? Well, if you can match the steep slope, it has to do something with the rise of Amazon and ecommerce players. The internet is an exciting place to be, and with martech growing at an explosive rate, how could we miss…

Top Execs from CNN, Casper, Refinery29, Columbia Records, and eBay Join Digital Future Council

Industry Think Tank Connecting Innovators Across Advertising, Marketing, and Emerging Technology Sectors The Digital Future Council, a first-of-its-kind think tank formed with the mission of bridging the gap between the creative and technology industries, has announced a distinguished selection of founding members ahead of its official launch during Cannes Lions Festival in June. Key executives on board include Kate Ward, Senior Vice President & Head of International at Refinery29; Jess Christie, Chief Brand…

Interview with Fayez Mohamood, Co-founder and CEO, Bluecore

"AI-centric tools have the ability to unleash a level of productivity over current workflow based on enterprise software."Tell us about your role and how you got here? What galvanized you to start Bluecore? I am an engineer by training through both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I started out my career in hardware and software design and simulation back in 2006. While that sounds very far from marketing technology, a lot of my training revolved around building solutions that required the need to transform and make…

Virtual Assistant Technology – Empowering the Human Workforce of Tomorrow

As the Automation Economy continues to expand and grow, enterprises are becoming increasingly optimistic about the impressive ROI and proven track record of results achieved from Robotic Process Automation (RPA). These results are more operationally focused in terms of driving down operating costs, increasing processing efficiency and enhancing service delivery. A key link in the process automation value and success chain, which is often overlooked, is the human workforce. In fact, the fear factor of human job loss and…

Yext and Yelp Expand Collaboration to Better Support Enterprise Businesses

Yext Becomes an Official Yelp Knowledge Partner, Deepening Long-Standing Relationship to Help Businesses Manage the Facts About Them on Yelp Yext, Inc, the leader in Digital Knowledge Management, announced an expanded relationship with Yelp to give businesses greater control over their digital knowledge online. As an official Yelp Knowledge Partner, Yext can now offer businesses of all sizes and channels the ability to monitor Yelp reviews and leverage data-driven insights. Additionally, businesses of all sizes can now…

Animoto Releases Video Marketing Best Practices for Social Media

Tips Include Using Square Videos to Take up 78 Percent More Space in Social Feeds and Optimize for Mobile Viewing Animoto, the company that makes it easy for anyone to create professional marketing videos, released its "Cheat Sheet for Social Media Video." The guide includes practical tips for businesses looking to maximize their presence on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube through creating and sharing marketing videos. As video on social media continues to become more prevalent, marketers and small businesses…