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Synacor’s Zimbra X Platform is Now Powered by Oracle Cloud and Available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace

Zimbra’s Email and Collaboration Platform Available to Oracle Cloud Customers to Help Increase Subscriber Engagement, Retention and Loyalty Synacor Inc., a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced Zimbra X, Synacor’s cloud-focused email and collaboration platform, has achieved Powered By Oracle Cloud status and is now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. “We are excited to collaborate with Oracle to simplify Zimbra X deployment, and also to significantly extend our reach to new potential…

Oracle Exposes “DrainerBot” Mobile Ad Fraud Operation

Millions of Consumer Devices May Be Infected; Apps Can Drain 10GB Data/Month; Joint Work of Teams from Oracle’s Moat and Dyn Acquisitions Led to Discovery Oracle announced the discovery of and mitigation steps for “DrainerBot,” a major mobile ad fraud operation distributed through millions of downloads of infected consumer apps. Infected apps can consume more than 10GB of data per month downloading hidden and unseen video ads, potentially costing each device owner a hundred dollars per year or more in data overage…

Absolutdata Integrates IBM Watson for Scalable Business Impact through Enhanced Insight Mining

IBM Watson Discovery Portfolio on Absolutdata’s NAVIK AI Platform Enables Enterprise Analytics and Data Mining at Scale Across Sales and Marketing Functions Absolutdata, a leading data analytics firm, announced that they have embedded IBM Watson services into their NAVIK AI Platform to help companies build an Intelligence Stack across Sales and Marketing functions. The Watson enhanced NAVIK AI Platform combines data, analytics and technology to optimize decisions on an ongoing basis without having to build a data science…

MarTech Interview with Zack Dugow, Founder and CEO, Insticator

"Utilizing the cookie data received from each user and personalizing the customer experience creates a stronger hook for publishers to more effectively grab their readers' attention." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What inspired you to start a MarTech company? In my eyes, I see the internet as broken.  Consumers have a bad reading experience on publisher’s websites, with too many ad units on a page, which, in turn, slows down how fast it loads. On the flip side, publishers aren’t generating enough…

Movable Ink Adds Augmented Reality Solution to Its Visual Experience Platform

New Capabilities Democratize AR, Enabling Any Digital Marketer to Create Immersive, Data-Activated Ar Experiences Launched from Email, Web Pages, or Display Ads Movable Ink, the visual experience platform provider for digital marketing leaders, announced new augmented reality capabilities for its platform that enable any marketer to easily create branded, browser-based AR experiences that can be launched from email, web and display ads without the need to download a mobile app. Movable Ink’s new AR solution has been fully…

StreamElements Raises $11.3 Million Series A to Expand Live Video Creation Platform for Global Content Creators and Brands

Fastest Growing Streamer Platform Expands with New Funding and New Tools to Increase Live Video Creator Fame and Fortune Through Production, Merchandising, Media, and Brand Partnerships StreamElements, the fastest growing production platform for live-streaming, used by more than 200,000 live channels on Twitch and YouTube Live, announced it has raised $11.3 million in Series A funding led by Pitango VC and previous investors State of Mind Ventures, Rainfall VC, Samsung Next and others. The new funding comes on the heels…

JET8 Launches New Mobile Marketing Dashboard for Brands and Agencies

JET8, the world’s first peer-to-peer moment marketing technology suite for agencies, announced an addition to its robust CRM platform with new dashboard features and a ground-breaking app builder experience – ‘JET8 ENTER-PRISE’. Featuring the all-new JET8 ENTERPRISE dashboard, the 100% managed services platform offers a full suite of software for mobile app building, moment marketing, mobile engagement, mobile sales and customer success, with a completely free analytics dashboard at its core. Marketing Technology News:…

Automat and AdLingo Bring Conversational AI to Display Advertising

Integration Delivers Relevant, Personalized and Authentic Brand Interaction to Consumers, Turning Moments of Awareness into Moments of Engagement and Conversion Automat, the leader in Conversational AI for brands, announced its integration with AdLingo, part of Area 120, Google's incubator for experimental projects, to enable Automat-powered chatbots and virtual advisors to interact with consumers through display advertising on approximately 1 billion websites. Automat's conversational AI capabilities, integrated with…

Localytics Prepares for 2019 Expansion on Heels of 2018 Customer Growth and Platform Enhancements to Strengthen Digital Intelligence and…

Localytics, the leading mobile engagement platform, announced an impressive close to 2018 with triple digit increase in sales bookings from the first half of the year to the second half. The company added to its customer roster by partnering with a number of new leading brands, including Bloomberg, Mass Mutual, Eurostar, Galp (Portugal), Honeywell, Humana, BlackRock and Live Nation. "The growth of digital has changed the way brands need to connect with their customers," said Jude McColgan, Localytics' CEO. "Consumers want…

How to Ensure AI Doesn’t Make Your Customers Hate You

There is no doubt that the shift to “learning from experience” aka learning from data is transforming marketing as we know it. Artificial Intelligence solves the most nagging problem that marketers have created for themselves: how to turn terabytes of consumer-generated interactions, which are continuously collected across channels, into relevant and personalized experiences for each individual — and do so on a large scale. Evolution of Machine Learning Although often thought of as a new concept, “Machine Learning” has…

Books-A-Million Selects Aptos CRM to Enhance Omnichannel Customer Experience

Over 100 Years in Business, One of the Nation's Largest Book Retailers Will Bolster Its Loyalty Program and Engage Customers Differently Using Aptos Technology Aptos, Inc., a recognized market leader in retail technology solutions, announced Books-A-Million has selected the Aptos CRM solution to provide a 360-degree omnichannel view of each customer to enhance the overall customer experience and inspire brand loyalty and sales. Books-A-Million, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is the second largest chain of…

Adobe Unveils Customer Experience Management (CXM) Innovations to Accelerate Digital Experience Delivery

New Capabilities in Adobe Experience Manager Enhance Content Agility and Personalization for Marketers and IT Professionals Adobe recently surveyed US consumers, revealing that 51 percent are more likely to make a purchase and 49 percent are more likely to become loyal to the brand if content is personalized. Brands are under pressure to deliver more personalized content to more channels, faster than ever before. This presents challenges for marketing and IT. Adobe unveiled new innovations in Adobe Experience Manager,…

Redefining the Customer Relationship Through Social Media

Insight by Brian Lindley, Business Development Director, HGS Europe It's only been over the past few years that brands have started to pay close attention to customer activity on social media. It took a combination of the smart phone and a few popular social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, for brands to notice that customers might be talking about their products and services online. However, although it may be a recent change in customer behavior, it is now an important connection between the customer and brand.…

Prediction Series 2019: Interview with John Nardone, CEO, Flashtalking

Tell us about your role at Flashtalking and how did you start here. Today, I’m CEO of Flashtalking, but I got into digital back in 1994, basically the earliest days in the industry. GM O’Connell, the Founder of Modem Media, which was the first-ever digital agency, recruited me out of Pepsi by convincing me that the story of advertising in the digital space was yet to be written. This was his pitch to me, “Help make the rules for a whole new part of the industry, remake the landscape.” This was exciting to me. He sold me…

Zeta Global Appoints Its First Chief Privacy Officer

Leading Data Compliance and Privacy Expert Ben Hayes Joins Executive Team as It Prepares for Next Phase of Growth Zeta Global, the data-driven marketing technology company that operates the largest independent Marketing Cloud and Data Cloud, is proud to announce Ben Hayes as its first Chief Privacy Officer. A recognized expert in data privacy, compliance and security, and a pioneer in setting enterprise-level privacy guidelines for the transition to cloud-based systems, Hayes is the latest addition to Zeta's senior…

MarTech Interview with Joshua March, Founder and CEO, Conversocial

"While the launch of the bot platforms in 2016 caused a lot of hype, we’re now starting to see brands figure out how to use the bot platforms to add real value for customers." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What galvanized you to start Conversocial? I started my career by founding one of the first Facebook app development agencies in the world, back in 2007. Conversocial was initially a project of that agency, started in 2011 as a general social media management system that helped clients engage…

In a Mobile World, Ad-supported Video Must Innovate to Survive

For decades, television has thrived on the basis of the following bargain: free content in exchange for watching advertisements. Today, though, the rise of subscription services like Netflix and Amazon Prime has made many question the viability of ad-supported services in the streaming media ecosystem. Yet ad-supported video is starting to gain audience share in the streaming world, as Freewheel reported in its Q2 2018 Video Monetization Report, and it should be no surprise. In fact, the ad-supported model is appealing to…

Voicify & Ogilvy Announce Partnership

Voicify has partnered with Ogilvy, an integrated creative network headquartered in New York, NY and with 131 offices globally. The inspiration for the partnership: bring the agile and robust Voicify platform to Ogilvy's suite of offerings to increase nimbleness and effectiveness through voice and virtual assistant engagement. Ogilvy is a leader in asserting, creating and managing the components of brand presence and engagement. Ogilvy puts their customers at the center of everything they do with a heightened focus on…

Prediction Series 2019: Interview with Daniel Hurwitz, Chief Revenue Officer, Penthera

Tell us about your role at Penthera and how did you start here. For over a year, I’ve been CRO for Penthera. Before that, I spent more than two decades building and scaling cutting-edge media/marketing tech companies that push the boundaries of innovation in their industry. Today, my team and I work with the most well-known streaming media providers in the world — media and entertainment companies such as CBS, AMC, Showtime, Starz, and more, OTT players, and even brands and publishers venturing into video — to innovate…

Everything You Need To Know About Marketing Automation and CRMs

Recently someone asked me what makes a good marketer. I thought for a while and replied, "A good marketer is someone who can efficiently use every channel and back it up by measuring the channel's effectiveness." I have been handling B2B marketing for a long time now, long enough to witness the evolution of Marketing Automation from just Email Automation to automation of the entire process right from lead captures to nurturing, tracking, qualification, & analysis — with the more recent infusion of AI technologies like…