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Minute.ly Launches First Real-Time AI Video Analysis Platform for Live Streams Broadcasts

Minute.ly AI Live Stream Technology Analyzed 2018 World Cup Games, Resulting in Double-Digit Growth for Live Stream Consumption Video optimization platform Minute.ly announced the launch of a new product in their suite of video tools aimed at analyzing live broadcasts and streams in real time. The company uses AI technology to monitor live stream broadcasts and automatically generate video previews in real time to increase video engagement with consumers and, ultimately, video revenue. The company’s platform was…

J.D. Power And Nielsen Transform Auto Advertising With The Launch Of The Nielsen Auto Cloud

Alliance Delivers Improved Auto Advertising Effectiveness and Measurement Nielsen launched the Nielsen Auto Cloud fueled by J.D. Power, a robust marketing and measurement platform that combines the power of the Nielsen Marketing Cloud with J.D. Power's world-class car-buyer intelligence and insights. This next-generation cloud technology provides automotive advertisers, agencies and media owners direct access to audience data from Nielsen with buyer insights from J.D. Power, as well as omnichannel advertising and campaign…

A CMO’s Top Three Priorities: Hyper-Growth, Hyper-Growth and Hyper-Growth

Times are changing. And quickly. Every year it seems CMOs are having to change tack in order to meet CEO expectations. Right now this pressure filled environment is all geared towards growth – but how can marketers balance their many responsibilities while also ensuring growth is quickly achieved and sustained? Stacking up responsibilities The introduction of GDPR earlier this year has had a profound impact on CMOs. In many instances, marketers have been handed responsibility over data interpretation, and have to also…

TechBytes with Jana Christoviciute, Team Lead, Social, Marin Software

Jana Christoviciute Director, Customer Engagement, and  Team Lead, Social, Marin Software Instagram advertising, IGTV in particular, and a band of new social media advertising updates from Facebook and Twitter have forced modern marketing teams to relook their campaigns. Influencers, AI, live chat, chatbots and video content have been driving audience engagement on mobile. We spoke to Marin Software's Customer Engagement Director and Team Lead, Social, Jana Christoviciute, to understand the reasons for the growing shift…

Yext For Events Arrives to Transform the Way Businesses Connect to Customers

Yext's Summer '18 Release Includes Revolutionary Yext for Events Product, Enhancements to Knowledge Assistant Conversational UI, and More Yext, the leader in Digital Knowledge Management (DKM), has announced that Yext for Events, Yext’s new solution that allows businesses to manage and publish event information on their own digital properties and across the web, has exited beta and is now available to Yext customers and partners for general access. The Summer ’18 Release also includes several new features of the Yext …

TechBytes with Sophia Broomfield, Senior Director, Product Management, Optymyze

Sophia Broomfield Senior Director Product Management, Optymyze Sales Performance Management (SPM) is in the middle of a significant evolution. With AI proliferating deeper into sales technologies, we find customers using quota management solutions benefiting the most from this evolution. Sophia Broomfield, Senior Director, Product Management at Optymyze, spoke to us about the state of Sales Performance Management technology in 2018 and her preparation for a data-rich ecosystem for better sales intelligence.Tell us about…

DirectMail.com Leverages Proven Intelligent Marketing Services to Help Clients Deliver Omni-channel Customer Experiences

Direct Response Engagement Experts Elevate Multi-Channel Strategies with Highly Personalized, Data-Driven Campaigns to Maximize ROI, Enhance Engagement and Delight Customers DirectMail.com, a full-service omnichannel and direct response engagement agency, announces omnichannel marketing services to help leading brands, fundraisers, membership organizations and midmarket enterprises maximize return on marketing investments, enhance the buyers' journey and delight customers. With its proven, Intelligent Marketing Services,…

Get on Board with Personalization: How Two Luxury Cruises Improved Digital Customer Experiences

It’s no secret that digital experiences are what drive today’s consumer forward, and companies that don’t operate digitally are severely limiting their chances of maintaining a positive brand reputation. Not only are customers demanding more online offerings, but they’re also expecting those experiences to have the same level of individualized service that they would receive when working directly with a customer service representative. This evolution has had a particularly strong impact on the travel industry, which once…

Refining the Fuel for the Mobile Marketing Engine

How Setting Fundamental Audience-Building Techniques Will Help Marketers Get a Leg up in Their Targeting Strategies Being complacent in business has never been beneficial, but when considering this through the lens of the rapidly-changing data landscape, complacency is going to cost your company now more than ever. The marketing ecosystem is transforming faster every day, and advertisers are always searching for the next big trend to get a leg up in their targeting strategies. For smart marketers, it’s all about combining…

Yotpo Acquires Swell Rewards To Connect Reviews, Loyalty And ROI with AI-Powered Content

Yotpo to Offer the First Consolidated, AI-Driven Solution for User-Generated Marketing, Visual Marketing, Referrals, Loyalty, and Customer Data/Insights In the era of fierce M&As in martech landscape, customer is the winner. Leading martech company for content, Yotpo, has scooped its first acquisition: Swell Rewards. Swell Records is a Boston-based provider of premium incentive marketing solutions for e-commerce and omnichannel brands. The move expands Yotpo’s suite of commerce marketing technology solutions preferred…

Wochit Partners with Newsflare, Grows Library of Pre-Cleared Assets by Adding Over 10,000 Newsflare Videos From Around the World

Platform Users Throughout the Americas to Benefit from Vast Array of Eyewitness Videos Provided by Global Network of Contributors Predictive video creation platform Wochit announced that content from Newsflare, provider of viral and breaking news videos to media and news organizations around the world, will now be available in the platform’s expansive library of pre-cleared assets. The deal brings Wochit users in North and South America access to Newsflare’s archive of video content shot by amateur and professional…

Omnicom Precision Marketing Strengthens Its Management and IT Consulting Capabilities by Acquiring Credera

Omnicom Precision Marketing Group (OPMG), the digital and customer relationship management (CRM) specialist group within Omnicom Group Inc., announced  that it has acquired a majority stake in Credera. Credera is a full-service provider of management and technology consulting services.  With a core focus on marTech and ecommerce platforms, the company delivers solutions that increase customer engagement and drive sales growth. "Credera works directly with the C Suite to help companies transform their business for the…

Versium Partners with LiveRamp to Launch AI Powered B2B Audience Segments

Solution Solves Long-Term Industry Problem of Effectively Targeting Business Decision Makers Versium, a leading AI predictive analytics technology company, announced a new partnership with LiveRamp, an Acxiom company and leading provider of omnichannel identity resolution. As part of the agreement Versium will launch powerful new AI-driven business decision-maker segments as part of a new B2B DMP. This fills a critical market gap by enabling offline business professional data, often contained within a company’s own CRM,…

SPARK Neuro Closes $13.5 Million Series A Funding Round with Star Studded Investor Lineup

A Lie Detector on Steroids, SPARK Neuro's Unmatched Ability to Evaluate Audience Engagement Provides Critical Data to Clients Including Hulu, Anheuser-Busch, Paramount, Clorox and More SPARK Neuro, the company revolutionizing the evaluation of audience engagement in advertising and entertainment, announced that it has secured a $13.5 million Series A financing round led by Thiel Capital with participation from actor and producer Will Smith and media and entertainment industry titan Michael Eisner's Tornante Company.…

Winclap Announces Partnership with Tapjoy

Combined Offerings Lead to Highly Sophisticated Targeting and Engagement Strategies Winclap , the SaaS for pricing analytics and marketing execution that helps mobile app marketers maximize their mobile campaigns, announced that Tapjoy, a leading provider of mobile engagement and monetization services for premium advertisers and app developers, has joined the Winclap Certified Partner Program. The partnership combines Winclap's ability to assess the real value each user brings to the marketer's business and calculate…

Interview with Jason VandeBoom, Founder and CEO, ActiveCampaign

"As marketers prepare for this ever evolving landscape where the customer’s experience comes first, it’s critical they understand the entire customer lifecycle and think about how to best communicate with a customer." Tell us about your role at ActiveCampaign and how you got here. What prompted you to launch a marketing automation company? I’m the founder and CEO of ActiveCampaign. I started consulting when I was a teenager, building websites and backend processes, so I’ve always been interested in creating solutions to…

Information Security – a Major Concern for Mid-Market Leaders: Deloitte Survey

Deloitte, in Its Sixth Annual Report, Explores Technology Trends That Drive Mid-Market and Private Companies in the Us Economy In a recent survey of mid-market companies, conducted by OnResearch, Deloitte examined trends that would determine how technology influences business decisions in this market. Titled ‘Technology in the mid-market: Embracing technology’, the survey tackles the talent dimensions of IT investments. This is the sixth annual report by Deloitte Private, for which the company surveyed 500 executives…

Nine Ways to Make Videos That Achieve Sales Closures

Audiences Are Shifting to Absorbing Content Through Video. This Shift Implies That Marketing Teams Need to Expand Their Content Marketing Campaigns to Text and Video. Martech Series Lists Nine Tips to Create Videos That Help in Closing Sales Faster Video content consumption is rising rapidly amongst consumers. This is a big opportunity for brands to showcase their products using videos. However, before getting into the creative process of creating personalized videos, publishers should have a basic understanding of the…

Fireside Chat with Sandie Overtveld

Sandie Overtveld talks about how sales professionals should train themselves to master sales automation, reporting and intelligence tools Know Me Please tell us about your role at Zendesk and about your career journey. I lead Zendesk's Asia Pacific & Japan Go-To-Market teams, helping our clients transform their customer service into meaningful customer engagement with beautifully simple solutions. Prior to Zendesk, I was at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services, where I led the Microsoft Dynamics Service Line for…

Pegasystems Named a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms

Pegasystems Inc., the software company empowering customer engagement at the world's leading enterprises, announced it has been named a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms report for the third consecutive year. In the report, Gartner evaluated 19 Mobile App Development Platforms (MADP) vendors against 15 different criteria based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision. According to the report: "The MADP was first defined by Gartner in 2012 as a platform for…