Instagram Now Attracts a Larger Audience Than Facebook Among Top Brands According to New Report From Socialbakers

Among top 50 brand profiles, Instagram has a larger audience and nearly 20X more interactions than Facebook, according to Socialbakers' new Q4 2019 Trends Report Socialbakers, the unified marketing platform for social media marketers, released a comprehensive report on Social Media Trends for Q4 2019. Key insights from the report include Instagram overtaking Facebook in audience size, the relative decline in engagement during the holiday season, the popularity of vertical videos, the dominance of women among fans and…

LevelEleven and Geopointe Merge Under Ascent Cloud

Merger Creates Robust Suite of SaaS Solutions for Sales and Customer-Facing Teams Geopointe, a leading Geolocation software company, and LevelEleven, a leading Performance Management software company, have entered into a definitive agreement to merge and form a new company known as Ascent Cloud. The merger is expected to be completed in March 2020. The merger of Geopointe and LevelEleven to form Ascent Cloud represents an exciting inflection point for the Sales Technology industry. Integrating these premier products will…

Popular Pays Announces Partner Program and Collaboration with Group RFZ

Paving the Way for Influencer Marketing Data Beyond Likes, Reach and Engagement Leading influencer marketing and social content creation SaaS platform, Popular Pays, is excited to announce Group RFZ, a digital measurement firm helping clients understand and demonstrate the impact of influencer and content marketing on top-of-the-funnel or brand building efforts, as the first organization in their new Partner Program. The Popular Pays Partner program adds a layer of service and insight to their clients to lead the industry…

Laying the Foundations for Successful Online Personalization

Rising to the Challenge Personalization is an increasingly important tool for marketers, with Forbes predicting it will be a top marketing trend in 2020. With 77% of consumers have chosen, recommended, or paid more for a brand that provides a personalized service or experience, it is clear that users favor personalized content over traditional. So, why isn’t every brand using it? The truth is that many companies simply don’t know-how. More than half of marketers (59%) agree that they find it difficult to personalize…

MarTech Interview with Angie Mistretta, CMO at AppDynamics

"Purchasing and interactive decisions made on mobile apps and online will be largely determined by the quality of the digital experience in 2020 and beyond." Journey into Tech Hi Angie, tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to take up the role at AppDynamics? I started in Tech Marketing early in my career. Moving from Telecom to Video conferencing and then Cisco (via the Tandberg acquisition). The move to AppDynamics was a great next step. I wanted to work in a high growth business…

PadSquad Kicks Off 2020 with Shop, a First-to-Market Shoppable eCommerce Advertising Experience for Mobile

PadSquad, in partnership with Shoppable, announces the launch of Shop by PadSquad, an exclusive solution with the first universal checkout technology for advertising on the mobile web. Shop by PadSquad offers an end-to-end shopping experience that streamlines the path to purchase while providing brands with valuable insights into consumer buying behaviors. Marketing Technology News: Evergage Jumps into the Salesforce Economy; Bought to Improve Hyper-Personalization in Sales Shop by PadSquad provides consumers with a…

ING Research: Customers Willing to Drop Brands Based on Perceived Environmental Impact

Survey finds consumer adoption of circular practices hinges on convenience, availability and understanding of sustainable options offered by companies A new global survey commissioned by ING shows consumer attitudes have reached a tipping point, leading them to avoid brands that don’t prioritize sustainability and environmental issues. Despite demanding change, customers will still engage in the linear ‘convenience economy’ model of ‘take, make and waste’ unless companies offer a more seamless transition towards the…

Props Surpass 1 Million Token Users, More Apps Join the Network

Following six consecutive months of revenue growth for the YouNow app since the integration of Props tokens, additional apps are adopting the token. Social chat app Camfrog is anticipated to introduce Props to its millions of community members on February 12, and P2P marketplace Listia announces today that it is integrating Props Six months after being qualified by the SEC as the first consumer-facing crypto token in the US, Props tokens have been earned and used by more than 1 million users, Props Public Benefit…

TechBytes with Ben Barokas, CEO and Co-founder at Sourcepoint

Most US-based businesses are yet to fully-understand the CCPA guidelines. Tell us about the unique features of CCPA that empower consumers?  The focus of the CCPA is to safeguard data collected from Californian consumers by for-profit organizations handling higher levels of data (at least 50,000 consumers) or grossing over $25 million per year. In line with this, it also provides consumers with the ability to bring a legal case against companies in the event of a data breach; companies won’t be fined for overall lack of…

Latest Vision Critical Sparq Customer Insights Platform Helps Brands Excel in Customer Trust

Vision Critical, a cloud-based CXM SaaS company that specializes in gathering and applying the hardest-to-reach customer experience data and insights, today released its Sparq® Winter ‘20 platform update. The latest release of Sparq makes it easier for brands to have meaningful, transparent interactions with their customers. Available to all customers today, Sparq’s newest release includes integral features that give customers more control over their data. New Sensitive Data controls, the Power User Role and the Sensitive…

Get Creative With Native Throughout the Customer Journey

Organic growth in digital media consumption is driving budget allocation towards associated advertising, with digital investment expected to grow almost 13% year-on-year, reaching around half of the total APAC ad spend. But, as we enter a new decade, marketers must carefully consider where those budgets are spent. Tempting as it may be to go for attention-grabbing techniques and quick wins, these will only result in ad fatigue and avoidance, as well as damage to brand reputation. Instead, marketers should take a…

MarTech Interview with Carolyn Corda, Chief Marketing Officer at ADARA

"I consider data and technology to be necessary for Advanced Marketing to work, and Advanced Marketing must work for brands to stay relevant" What led you to create this research for travel marketers? We wanted to shed light on how travel brands are advancing their capabilities to deliver customer engagement and personalization. Over the past several years, many brands have invested in various digital engagement technologies to upgrade their ability to tailor guest interactions. Sky-rocketing consumer expectations and…

Valassis Uncovers New Motivations Driving Consumer Decision-Making

Findings Show Consumers Favor Brands That Provide Efficiency, Respond to Real-Time Needs Valassis, the leader in marketing technology and consumer engagement, released a new research report “The Future of How People Shop,” offering brands and marketers a deeper understanding of the evolving behaviors and attitudes of consumers, and catalysts that drive engagement. “Marketers have an opportunity to better connect with consumers by shifting focus beyond the traditional purchasing journey and addressing individual…

Influencers vs Advertising: How Has Consumer Mindset Changed the Way We Buy?

Our screens are filled every day with an array of adverts tempting us to spend, spend, spend – but in an era when consumers value more personal experience, is the power of the traditional paid ad coming to an end? With thousands of retailers competing to advertise their products on almost every platform we view, it’s natural that they are looking for new ways to get their messages across. And that’s where the power of influencers comes in. Current trends show a shift in the consumer mindset, with people wanting to feel…

Shift7 Digital Reveals New Insights to Help Manufacturers Dominate in the Digital Decade

Leading Digital Marketing Agency Announces Significant Growth for Approach that Modernizes Manufacturing Shift7 Digital, the modern digital agency for manufacturers, announced that it has tripled its profitability in the last 24 months including adding nearly 40 manufacturing clients to its roster and growing its team by 36 percent in just the last year. The growth is driven by the company’s innovative approach to helping manufacturers deliver on the digital experience. A new study shows two-thirds of manufacturers plan to…

Accenture Helps United Utilities Build and Deploy a Digital Workforce Management Solution, Based on Salesforce Platform

Accenture has helped United Utilities, the UK’s largest listed water company, build and deploy a new digital workforce management solution built on the Salesforce platform, enabling the company to improve the service it provides to its 7 million customers. “This new solution we have delivered in partnership with Accenture provides a step change in how we serve customers in the North West” To simplify processes, provide enhanced visibility of contractor work and customer data, optimize network maintenance, and resolve…

Instreamatic Partners with Triton Digital to Accelerate Voice-Driven Audio Advertising

Instreamatic, the voice dialogue marketing platform that allows media companies and advertisers to measure, manage, and monetize audio content by utilizing interactive voice AI technology, announced a partnership with Triton Digital®, the global technology and services leader to the digital audio and podcast industry. Through this partnership, Instreamatic is integrating its voice dialogue advertising technology into Triton Digital’s preeminent Advertising Server, enabling Triton’s clients to seamlessly deliver voice…

Streaming Video Alliance Announces Recipients of Annual Membership Grant Program and Introduces New Industry Conference, SEGMENTS:2020

Alliance's Membership Grant Program Welcomes Three New Members; SEGMENTS:2020 Call for Speakers is Now Open The Streaming Video Alliance (the Alliance), a global technical association solving technical challenges to improve the video experience at scale, announced the recipients of its 2020 Membership Grant Program, now in its third year. The Alliance also introduced SEGMENTS:2020, a new industry conference about the streaming video workflow, and has opened the call for speakers. "On the heels of our five year…

ANA and Innovid Release New Research Study Revealing Key Insights in Connected TV

Data from 17 National Brands Uncovers Effectiveness of Creative Formats and Key Trends in Measurement, Creative, Customer Experiences to help Guide Brands, Agencies and Publishers As consumers increasingly demand more focused and relevant advertising, a new study reveals that connected TV (CTV) significantly extends reach, provides more interactivity and increases earned time over standard ad experiences. .@Innovid and @ANAmarketers release new research study revealing key insights into connected TV Innovid and the ANA…