Banner Before Header

Super Bowl 2019: Interview with Scott Ings, VP of Product, Apptimize

Tell us about your role at Apptimize and the team/technology you handle. I joined Apptimize as VP of Product this past June. In my role, I work with the product team to understand what our customers want out of our platform, help them find new ways to leverage the data at their fingertips, and then work with developers to build and ship new features. What is the overall state of Mobile Marketing in the tech industry? Mobile Marketing tends to be a blanket term that includes everything from advertising on Facebook and…

Online Auction Platform Catawiki Drives Hyper-Personalization with Selligent Marketing Cloud

Catawiki, the Dutch online auction platform for rare objects, recently chose Selligent Marketing Cloud, as vendor of choice, to power their personalized customer experience and offers. Using Selligent Marketing Cloud, Catawiki will be able to promote its weekly 50,000 new products to the most relevant customers, on the right channel, to drive engagement and conversion. Catawiki chose Selligent Marketing Cloud because they were seeking a partner with a flexible data architecture that was extensible and could consolidate…

Equifax Outlook: Trends to Watch in Data-Driven Marketing

Provides 2019 Outlook for Data-Marketers Following AdExchanger's Industry Preview Event Equifax Data-driven Marketing (DDM), the marketing data, analytics and technology solutions capability of Equifax Inc.,released its initial list of "Trends to Watch in Data-driven Marketing" for 2019. Equifax DDM General Manager Mykolas Rambus provided the outlook coming out of AdExchanger's Industry Preview event in New York City to help business leaders shape their marketing approach and investment decisions. The Equifax DDM …

Agora.io Announces New Leadership Hires On The Heels Of Its Series C Funding

Driven by the Global Growth of the RTC Market and Increasing Demand for Live Voice and Video Solutions, Agora.io Bolsters Its Management Team with Veteran Hires Agora.io, the leading voice, video and live broadcasting platform, announced the hiring of several established business, technology, and sales leaders who will serve in key management roles as the company expands its solutions and services to new markets and industry verticals globally. The wave of new hires comes shortly after Agora closed $70 million in a Series…

Reality Bytes: Second Annual Generational Study Reveals How Gen Z Behaves, Buys & Builds Online

Gen Z Prefers Internet Leaders over Politicians, Trusts Online Stores as Much as Physical Ones and Has the Highest Aspiration to Entrepreneurship of Any Generation A groundbreaking international study conducted by The Center for Generational Kinetics and commissioned by WP Engine reveals that Generation Z, born between 1996-2010, is fueled by technology in all facets of their life, and expects the Internet to connect them, entertain them, sell to them and build their digital brand. It’s a generation whose relationship…

The End of Interruption: IAB Rolls out New Advertising Best Practices

Of the many lessons we learned in 2018, one, in particular, is abundantly clear: we can no longer advertise at people. Consumers are increasingly taking back control. For one, they are becoming less tolerant of annoying ads. 71% of Americans say ads are more interruptive than ever. Cue the rise of everything from ad blockers to paid streaming services. This shift means that brands must rethink their approach to reaching consumers. Eyeballs alone are no longer enough. Research and consumer behavior all point to the fact that…

Movable Ink Partners with CrowdTwist to Bring Real-Time Loyalty Data and Visualizations to Email

New Integration Enables Marketers to Use Real-Time Loyalty Data in Email Campaigns to Create Personalized Visual Experiences at the Moment of Open Movable Ink, the visual experience platform provider for digital marketing leaders, announced a partnership with CrowdTwist, a leader in omnichannel loyalty and engagement solutions, to help brands elevate their loyalty programs with engaging and on-brand email campaigns featuring personalized, data-based visuals that are dynamically created at the moment of open. By integrating…

Prediction Series 2019: Interview with Carlo De Marchis, Chief Product and Marketing Officer, Deltatre

Tell us about your role and what first led you to join Deltatre. I’m currently Chief Product and Marketing officer at Deltatre, the global sport media services company. Incredibly enough, I joined Deltatre 30 years ago, when the company was just five people. It’s been a fascinating journey since then, and I have been at the forefront of innovation in the sports tech world — from launching the first website with real-time results in 1995, to today’s OTT revolution. My latest passion is finding new ways to delight paying…

Magisto Brings Mass-Scale Video Creation Capabilities To Marketing Platforms, E-Commerce Sites And Marketplaces Through the Launch of a…

Creating a New Standard for Online Marketplaces and Providing Simple, Scalable Video Creation to Millions of Small Businesses Magisto, the leading AI-powered video creation and marketing platform, announced the launch of their Strategic Partnership Program. Aimed at enterprise marketing and e-commerce players, the program provides large-scale, automatic video creation through a tool embedded in major e-commerce sites, listing sites, marketplaces, websites and more. “Through the Partnership Program, we’re aiming to…

API Fortress Plug-In for Kong Allows Developers and QA Testers to Record and Mock Live API Calls

Expedite the Delivery of New Microservices While Maintaining Quality with API Mocking with Kong API Fortress has been a leader since 2016 in continuous API testing, providing a complete suite of cloud or on-premises tools for agile development and CI/CD workflows. Today, API Fortress announces a new plug-in to capture live API calls and create mocks by leveraging the Kong microservices API management platform. As a global leader in open source API and microservices management, Kong joins the API Fortress ecosystem…

Telco Marketers Report Big Appetite for Live Data Insights to Add Customer Value and More Relevant Digital Services

New CMO Council Survey of 150 Mobile Network Marketing Leaders Reveals Many Obstacles to Applying Real-Time Data Intelligence to Upgrading Customer Experience and Revenue Growth While possessing a vast abundance of ever-multiplying customer data, the world’s leading wireless network operators and communications service providers are now hardwired to turn this under-performing asset base into a new form of “data currency” that can create customer value, generate new revenue streams and be used for competitive advantage. In…

Gartner Says Global IT Spending to Reach $3.8 Trillion in 2019

All Segments Forecast to Exhibit Growth in 2019 Despite Recession, Brexit Threat Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.76 trillion in 2019, an increase of 3.2 percent from 2018, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. Gartner: Global IT Spending to Reach $3.8 Trillion in 2019, up 3.2% from 2018 “Despite uncertainty fueled by recession rumors, Brexit, and trade wars and tariffs, the likely scenario for IT spending in 2019 is growth,” said John-David Lovelock, research vice president at Gartner.…

Alfresco Adds Major Extensibility Features to Its Open Source, Process-Led, Low Code Application Development Framework

Extension to Framework Will Allow Development of Future Proofed, Custom Apps Alfresco, a leading open source provider of process automation, content management, and information governance software, has announced the availability of the latest release of its ADF 3.0 (Application Development Framework) during its annual developer conference, DevCon 2019, in Edinburgh, Scotland. “a focus on customer journeys requires much greater attention to user experience and application design to ensure users stay engaged and the…

Automated Content: How Artificial Intelligence Impacts Content Throughout the Organization

Content. It’s a blessing and a curse. Content is at the core of marketing technology and so many other areas of business. From product to business intelligence to sales to customer care and support, HR, legal (this list goes on) businesses are tasked with curating, aggregating, creating, publishing and making sense of growing volumes of content. A few years ago, I conducted research on content marketers’ greatest pain points. The clear winner? Creating content. The need for more content, for better content, for enough…

Contentsquare Raised $60 Million Series C Round Led by Eurazeo, Bringing Total Venture Capital Funding to $120 Million Since 2016

Funding Marks Latest Milestone for Digital Experience Insights Platform as Company Accelerates Growth in AI and Predictive Analytics Contentsquare, a fully-automated SaaS digital experience insights platform that drives leading global enterprises to improve engagement and revenue, announced that it has raised a $60 million Series C funding round led by Eurazeo, a leading global investment company. This new capital will help Contentsquare increase research and development, focused on AI and predictive analytics, and…

New Research Shows Marketers Are Caught in a Love-Hate Relationship with Social Media

OnBrand Magazine and Bynder’s Annual State of Branding Report Reveals the Trends, Challenges and Investments on the Minds of Marketing Professionals in 2019 OnBrand, a leading publication that features insights and opinions on the latest in branding and marketing, announced the release of the State of Branding Report 2019. The report, developed annually with Bynder, a global leader in digital asset management (DAM), aims to get inside the head of the modern marketer and reveal their biggest challenges for 2019, their…

The Future of Customer Experience, and What 2019 Has in Store

Predictions, by nature, are fickle. You’re expected to be right and if you’re wrong, people will never let you forget it. Fortunately, making predictions in the customer experience space is a bit easier because there is less variance involved.  Reading the tea leaves based on our work with some of the world’s leading and most innovative marketers, brands will increasingly strive to create more and better personalized experiences. The wave of hyper-personalization is still cresting, and predicting its breadth and depth is…

Artificial Intelligence Improves Influencer Marketing Campaign Performance by over 150%

Streaming Service Philo Improves Subscription Conversion by 10x with Branded Entertainment Network’s AI Solution Branded Entertainment Network (BEN), the leader in connecting global brands to consumers through the power of popular entertainment, today revealed early successes from BEN’s market leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution. Popular brands leveraging the solution include the streaming service Philo and video/games rental operator Redbox, who have all seen increased performance from their influencer…

Performance Marketing Goes Social

It's no secret that Performance Marketing on Instagram, Snapchat and other social networks is evolving and will deliver high-quality engagement for brands. People are increasingly turning to social media to learn about new products, with 76 percent of shoppers purchasing a product they discovered in a social media post. Brands are partnering with affiliates and influencers to generate leads, acquire new customers and increase ROI. Authenticity is key when it comes to selecting influencers and partners to promote your brand.…

Segment Launches Segment Select, A New Program To Help Companies Leverage First-Party Data Through Certified Partners

New Program Will Also Help Partners Access Growing Market Opportunity Around Customer Data Infrastructure (CDI) Segment, the customer data infrastructure company, launched Segment Select, a new program designed to help Channel and Technology Partners easily build and implement solutions for their customers that leverage Segment’s Customer Data Infrastructure (CDI). Segment Select provides partners with technical certification, sales training, dedicated technical support, and personalized co-marketing opportunities. “The…