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SpotX Expands Horizon to Ensure Brand Safety by Filtering Out Fake News Content and Brand-Objectionable Categories 

SpotX Strengthens Partnership with zvelo Preventing SpotX’s Advertising Partners from Running Ads Alongside Fake News and Problematic Content Related to Terrorism, Cryptocurrency Mining, and More SpotX, the global video advertising and monetization platform, has announced new capabilities to strengthen brand safety across their video ad ecosystem. SpotX is increasing brand safety vetting through identification and categorization of fake news sources by integrating new advances from zvelo – one of SpotX’s trusted brand…

DiscoverOrg Expands Professional Certification for Sales and Marketing Teams

Early Results Show Certified Discoverorg Users Set 4 Times More Meetings, See 30% Higher Email Open Rates, And Generate 20% More Qualified Leads For Their Organizations DiscoverOrg, the world’s leading sales and marketing intelligence provider, is proud to announce it has expanded DiscoverOrg University to offer hands-on professional certifications for sales, marketing, and recruiting professionals seeking to drive the quickest route to their next growth goal. The expanded program kicked off in March 2018 with a day-long…

TechBytes with Heidi Bullock, CMO, Engagio

Heidi Bullock CMO, Engagio A woman MarTech champion and CMO of Engagio, Heidi Bullock, attended the ABM Innovation Summit 2018.  We caught up with her to dive deeper into her role as CMO and insights on marketing and sales automation technology, and the key takeaways from the event. What’s the most exciting part of being an influential woman CMO in martech? How easy or hard is it for a woman CMO to manage a Tech company? Well, that is very nice of you to say. I feel a responsibility to help other women – and people…

NewVoiceMedia Brings Salesforce AI into the Contact Center

AI Is Being Incorporated Into a More Diverse Range of Applications and NewVoiceMedia Is Embarking Upon Its New Journey Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered by Machine Learning (ML) is permeating every industry of business today. NewVoiceMedia is doing its share in aiming to improve productivity as individuals embark upon the culture of digital transformation. John Eng, CMO of NewVoiceMedia explained the process of making Salesforce-Einstein in real-time, thus eliminating the need for batch processing which in return…

The Rise of PathFactory: LookBookHQ’s Branding Evolution

Rebranding to PathFactory Reflects The Vision to Power Data-Driven Content Delivery and Provide Marketers with a Path to Greater Relevance, Insight, and Revenue Today, a MarTech 150 RADAR company, LookBookHQ, announced the launch of PathFactory Content Insight and Activation Engine, subsequently rebranding themselves to PathFactory. Elle Woulfe, VP of Marketing at PathFactory, chatted with us at the time of this announcement, providing significant details on how they planned for their recent milestone and what it…

Squelch Emerges from Stealth to Solve $17 Billion Customer Experience Problem

Raises $ 8 Million in Series A Funding Squelch, Inc., provider of real-time customer experience optimization for customer support and customer success teams, launched from stealth with $8 million in Series A funding from Shasta Ventures and Correlation Ventures, which it will use to further product development and expand sales and marketing. The company concurrently announced general availability of its flagship SaaS product, which is designed to take customer satisfaction, retention and loyalty to the next level for…

TechBytes with Shani Rosenfelder, Head of Content and Mobile Insights, AppsFlyer

Shani Rosenfelder Head of Content and Mobile Insights, AppsFlyer How do you make sure that only real people see your ads? According to a leading source of ad tech reporting, ad fraud costs the industry $8.2 billion a year in the US alone. As advertisers move to digital channels, how should you protect your brand and seek better efficiency and ROI for your ad dollars? We sat down with Shani Rosenfelder, Head of Content and Mobile Insights at AppsFlyer, to discuss the state of ad fraud and the major challenges faced by…

Domo Wins Gold in Horizon Interactive Awards Competition

Awarded to the Domo University Team, the Horizon Interactive Award Highlighted Domo’s Free E-Learning Training Course Called Domo Basics, Designed for the Company’s 1500+ Enterprise Customers Domo, the cloud-based operating system for business, announced that it has been named a 2017 Horizon Interactive Awards gold award winner in the “Websites-Training/e-Learning” category. The Horizon Interactive Awards, a leading international interactive media awards competition, highlight the “best of the best” in interactive media…

Ogilvy Report Reveals 7 Surprising Lessons from Established Online Video Viewers

A New Way Of Thinking Is Required To Engage With Deeply Established Online Video Viewers Ogilvy, one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world has partnered with online news, talk and entertainment leader, The Young Turks (TYT) on a study to determine how established audiences consume online video content and advertising. The report titled 7 Lessons from Established Online Video Viewers reveals seven surprising lessons that challenge accepted norms of online marketing, and illuminates a path…

Salesforce Ventures Introduces $100 Million Canada Trailblazer Fund

New Fund Is Part of Salesforce's $2 Billion Commitment to Canada; Unveiling of Fund Kicks off Salesforce World Tour Toronto and Dreampitch Competition Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, announced that Salesforce Ventures, the company's global corporate investment group, has launched the Canada Trailblazer Fund, a $100 million fund to invest in Canadian startups and fuel cloud innovation and customer success in the region. Salesforce Ventures has supported the Canadian startup community since 2011, investing in…

TechBytes with Maor Sadra, Managing Director and CRO, AppLift

Maor Sadra Managing Director and CRO, AppLift What is the ‘State of Data-driven App Marketing’ in 2018? Most B2B marketers and tech leaders find this a tricky question, and rightly so. With so much happening in the app industry, especially around mobile marketing and advertising in a mobile-first marketplace, B2B marketing teams are looking to blockchain technology for answers. To dive deeper into how blockchain technology could impact mobile advertising campaigns in 2018, we spoke to Maor Sadra, Managing Director and…

Engaging Millennials Beyond Financial Milestones

Another Tax Day has come and gone.  For some, April 17 loomed large. Its passing was met with relief. For millennials, which next year are expected to become the largest generation at 73 million strong,1 it’s one of assorted financially related events that remain cloudy. Only 22 percent of millennials are aware how life events like getting married, having children or buying and selling a home impacts filing their taxes.2 What’s more, this important demographic that grew up during the financial crisis with volatile markets…

SpotX Provides Total Campaign Audience Insights for CTV

SpotX Serves As The First Digital Supply-Side Platform To Use Nielsen Analytics for CTV SpotX, a global advertising and monetization platform, announced that it would be leveraging total incremental campaign on Nielsen’s audience data for connected TVs (CTV). It also offers demographic breakouts based on the data, thus becoming the first time a digital platform has leveraged Nielsen Analytics for CTV. Viewership constantly continues to increase on connected TV devices. Understanding the need for independent measurement…

Interview with Rhonda Wunderlin, VP, Performance Marketing, Informa Engage

"B2B audience targeting in 2018 is focused on reach beyond traditional channels. You must be able to not only identify what content is relative and compelling based on datapoints, but then deliver that in both traditional and new channels." Tell us about your role at Informa Engage and how you got here. What inspired you to join Informa Engage? As VP of Marketing Performance at Informa Engage my team supports in-house marketers and their clients with a healthy audience database and marketing technologies and tools to…

Tableau Appoints Mark Nelson as Executive Vice President of Product Development

Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), the leading analytics platform, today announced that it has appointed veteran technologist Mark Nelson as Executive Vice President of Product Development effective May 21, 2018.  He will be responsible for leading the global engineering team at Tableau, helping the company continue to broaden and deepen its industry leading analytics platform to support customers globally. Mark has more than 25 years of experience in software development, engineering, and SaaS infrastructures at AT&T,…

Amplero Names Jamie Miller as New CEO

New CEO to Expand Amplero’s Vision to Humanize the Consumer-Brand Relationship Award-winning AI-marketing startup Amplero, has now officially announced the joining of Jamie Miller as the new Chief Executive Officer.  This move adds to Amplero's executive team since Miller's deep experience successfully will help accelerate young technology companies, in both enterprise and consumer-facing industries. Amplero was founded by machine learning pioneer, Olly Downs, Ph.D., who will continue in his role as Amplero founder…

Interview with Andy Ramm, President and CEO, Alexa Internet

"Marketers invest in content to build and nurture long and fruitful relationships with customers that lead to loyalty and evangelism." Tell us about your role at Alexa.com, and how/why you came to the company. My role at Alexa.com includes building and developing the team, establishing the company’s culture, setting the overall direction and driving day-to-day decision making. I joined Alexa in 2013 because I have a deep affinity for data and analytics. Alexa processes billions of data points daily, and I was…

Uberflip Funding Could Solve a Bulk of Content Personalization Challenges

Uberflip's CEO Yoav Schwartz Reveals How His Company Had Been Preparing for SaaS Revenue Threshold for Two Years to Make The Latest Uberflip Funding Round Count  Last week, Martech 150 RADAR company and a leader in delivering personalized content experiences, Uberflip, had announced the closing of a $32 million USD Series A funding round led by Updata Partners. The cloud-based content experience platform leaped ahead of the competition, empowering B2B marketers to create personalized content experiences at scale.…

The New Marketing: Don’t Be Afraid to Catch Feels

Imagine you could boost sales from your most satisfied customers by 52%. No need for pushy up-selling or elaborate cross-selling techniques either. By simply creating an emotional connection with your customers, sales skyrocket and loyalty deepens, according to recent studies. This is causing a radical shift in advertising where campaigns with purely emotional content perform nearly twice as well as those based on rational content. Emotions are reverberating throughout all areas of marketing and branding now too. From the…

Fireside Chat with Ebonie Newman

Ebonie Newman talks about how she inspired her team at Storyful to work with modern marketing and sales technologies. Know Me and My Team My Role at Storyful and How I Got Here I was the commercial director for Storyful in the Asia Pacific Region before assuming the role of CRO late last year. Prior to that, I spent over a decade in various Senior sales leadership positions with News Corp Australia, helping clients solve their business challenges through media and content solutions The Storyful team is nearly 30…