PicsArt Hires COO to Lead Exponential Growth of Next-Generation Social Media Editing Platform

Tech and Media Industry Veteran Tammy Nam to Build on Creator Base of 100m+ Monthly Active Users PicsArt, the leading creative platform for social media editing, announced that former Viki Inc. CEO Tammy H. Nam has joined the company as its first Chief Operating Officer. Nam was instrumental in driving Viki's targeted international growth and subsequent acquisition by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten in late 2013. PicsArt, which ranks among brands like Instagram and Snapchat as a leading platform in the social media space,…

Allego 5.0 Extends Best-In-Class User Experience to Trainers, Admins and Managers

Allego 5.0, The Latest Release Delivers Configurable Dashboards as Well as Improved Management and Tracking of Assigned Learning Allego has unveiled Allego 5.0, the newest version of its modern sales learning and coaching platform which adds more than 100 enhancements and improvements. New customizable dashboards provide greater visibility into competency levels and system engagement across individuals and teams, and extensive new learning administration functionality gives admins and trainers immense flexibility to easily…

Allant Group Expands Partnership with Sprinklr to Deliver Optimized Marketing Execution Across Owned, Earned and Paid Media

The Partnership Helps the World's Largest Brands Implement Sprinklr's Customer Experience Management Platform Allant Group, a nationally recognized, data-driven analytics and marketing firm, announced an expanded strategic alliance with Sprinklr, the world's leading Customer Experience Management (CXM) platform. This partnership ensures that global companies have a successful Sprinklr implementation to support their most challenging social media management needs. Sprinklr values Allant Group's timely and nimble…

How AI Can Be Used To Shape Your Customer Experience

AI is driving change in the contact center industry, making it a more accessible, friendly place for a customer. AI is changing the relationship companies have with their customers. ZaiLab chief product owner Catherine Collins believes that changing technology goes hand in hand with a changing customer. The time to adopt is now. ‘Contact centers are a hassle to deal with,’ says Catherine. ‘No one has the time to sit on hold while their call is transferred to the next available agent, let alone the patience to repeat their…

Full Circle Insights Rolls Out Marketing Analyst Service to Accelerate Value Delivery

Digital Source Tracker Beta Testing Underway to Empower Performance Marketers to Optimize Their Marketing Mix Full Circle Insights, Inc., maker of comprehensive sales and marketing performance measurement solutions, announced the launch of the Full Circle Marketing Analyst Service, a new program designed to help customers optimize their marketing mix with funnel metrics and attribution to achieve ROI more quickly. The company also announced that its Digital Source Tracker tool, which captures digital engagements, including…

ZoomInfo Appoints Derek Schoettle as Its CEO

ZoomInfo, the leading growth acceleration platform, announced that it has appointed Derek Schoettle as its CEO and to its Board of Directors. Mr. Schoettle assumed the role on July 10, 2018.   “Derek is an outstanding executive carefully selected to be ZoomInfo’s next leader to expand the company’s product set and to accelerate ZoomInfo’s already impressive revenue growth” Christopher Gaffney, managing director, Great Hill Partners, said. “When Great Hill Partners acquired ZoomInfo last year, we did so in partnership with…

What’s Cooking at Salesforce? SessionM’s 23.8 Million Series E Funding Led by Salesforce Ventures

This is the Second Investment in SessionM by Salesforce Ventures Salesforce Ventures, the global corporate investment group of Salesforce, led the $23.8 million funding round for SessionM, a customer data and engagement platform. Other existing premier investors that participated in the round included Causeway Media Partners, CRV, General Atlantic, Highland Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. This is the second investment in the company by Salesforce Ventures. It had earlier participated in a $35 million…

All You Need to Know About People-Based Marketing

People-Based Marketing Can Help Brands by Targeting the Customer and His Needs, Instead Of Relying on Devices, Thereby Delivering a Cohesive Customer Experience Believe it or not, but the now popular term – People-Based Marketing – was introduced to the world by Facebook. Strange as the origin of the term may seem, it only highlights the importance of this approach in terms of behavioral marketing. People-Based Marketing, as the name suggests, is all about people. Your customers, their data, and their interaction with…

Yext Adds Amazon Alexa to Knowledge Network to Boost Voice Search Adoption

Businesses Can Now Feed Their Digital Knowledge Directly to Amazon Alexa Via the Yext Knowledge Engine Yext, a leader in Digital Knowledge Management (DKM), announced a global integration with Amazon to give businesses control over the answers Alexa provides about them. With this new relationship, consumers using Amazon Alexa for voice search can receive the most up-to-date facts about businesses—locations, contact information, hours of operation, and more—straight from the source: the business itself. Recommended Read: …

TechBytes with Didrik Fjeldstad, VP Brand Marketing, SAS

Didrik Fjeldstad VP Brand Marketing, SAS Didrik Fjeldstad, VP Brand Marketing, SAS, tells us about the key drivers of their business and how they allocate marketing spend, especially when they have a partner like Neustar involved.Tell us about your role in SAS and the team/technology you handle. I head up SAS' global Brand and Marketing team responsible for brand strategy, media, digital, creative development, content strategy, customer analytics & CRM, and personalization. All mar-and ad-tech technology is…

BrandTotal to Bring Agile Marketing to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customers

Microsoft Business Applications Summit - BrandTotal announced it is working with Microsoft to provide customers with access to parts of BrandTotal's Agile Marketing Platform from within Microsoft Dynamics 365, helping them to stay agile in today's digital marketing era. With marketing budgets increasingly shifting towards digital, most marketing activity is hidden from public view, since it is highly targeted to specific segments, across multiple, fragmented channels. BrandTotal illuminates this so-called "dark…

Retail Consult Becomes Oracle PartnerNetwork Platinum Level Partner

Oracle Recognizes Retail Consult for Their Track Record of Success to Deliver Global Retail Transformation Retail Consult, a highly specialized group focused on technology solutions for retail, has achieved Platinum partner status in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN).  By attaining Platinum level membership, Oracle has recognized Retail Consult for its in-depth expertise and excellence in delivering the Oracle Retail Solution Portfolio. Retailers are under pressure to transform their business with solutions that will help them…

Interview with Bryan Gernert, CEO, Resonate

"Marketers need to engage in an intimate conversation with customers to build those longer-term relationships which will drive results both today and in the future."Tell us about your role at Resonate and how you got here. What prompted you to launch Resonate?  Resonate was started with one simple but powerful idea: understanding people. From Day 1, we’ve been on a quest to understand people at a deeper level than any other company in the marketplace. A lot of companies today talk about being “customer-centric.” But at…

Mixpanel and Zendesk Partner to Expand the Future of Data-Driven Customer Experiences

Leading Companies Including Hinge, Lemonade, and Depop See User Analytics as a New Driver of Product Innovation and Exceptional Customer Service Experiences Mixpanel, the world's leading user analytics platform, announced key partner integration with Zendesk, the cloud-based help desk solution used by more than 200,000 organizations worldwide. Now, customer care and support teams can see customers' behavior before they submitted a ticket and, as a result, they can resolve those tickets more efficiently. Businesses That…

Localytics Named a Leader in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Marketing Platforms

Localytics, the leading mobile engagement platform, announced it has been named a Leader in Gartner's 2018 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Marketing Platforms. Gartner's Magic Quadrant evaluates vendors within a particular market segment based on their completeness of vision and their ability to execute. According to the Gartner report, Leaders "possess the resources and acumen to deliver extensive mobile marketing capabilities guided by a clear, comprehensive view of mobile marketing's crucial role as the dominant engagement…

How Can Event Data Help Enterprises Build Customers?

Globally, business models are shifting towards delivering a positive customer experience across all touchpoints. A satisfied customer is a critical differentiator in the success story of any business. How does Event Data lead to building satisfied customers?  One can’t argue with the fact that the Internet is a throbbing global virtual marketplace for businesses, new and old, big and small. In short, the internet can cater to most demands a person has. Be it shopping, Social interactions or finding information in general,…

Vestorly Adds Features to Emulate Marketers with Deep Learning

Intelligent Content Marketing Platform Learns to Harness Trait and Behavioral Data to Predict and Deliver Targeted Experiences at Scale Vestorly, an AI-powered content marketing platform, announced  the launch of new AI-guided content curation features to emulate marketers more effectively over time and increase engagement rates with consumers. “It operates like a marketing assistant, continually taking into account the interests of the intended audience, but also personal traits and objectives.” “Vestorly can now…

A 6-Step Plan to Ensuring Account-Based Marketing Success

It’s not so hard to imagine a future with near 100 percent adoption of Account-Based Marketing (ABM). According to a recent survey, nearly 60 percent of B2B organizations have already implemented ABM, and another 27 percent intend to start doing so this year. Where does that put you? If you’re like other organizations, you probably worry about the pitfalls and hurdles that stand in the way of implementing ABM—like not having a basic view of your target audience, not having the right data or not having the proper…

Which Is the Best AdTech Stack for a Performance Marketer?

Performance Marketers Often Struggle to Decide on the Most Suitable Ad Format for Their Online Marketing Strategies. Key Information on Search, Social & Discovery Advertisements, and the Best Possible Ways via Which They Can Be Applied David Ogilvy had once spoken about the persuasive power of informative advertising. Today, that quote has become a symbolic guide for AdTech customers catering to cross-channel media inventories. Here’s a little food for thought from AdTech industry- By 2021, Mobile Video…

Ten Content Marketing Ideas to Grow Your E-Commerce Brand

Mastering the Art of Content Strategy Is Naturally Going to Play an Integral Role for Marketers in 2018. MarTech Series Discusses Ten Content Marketing Ideas to Grow Your E-Commerce Brand Today, the customer’s voice is believed to be the strongest in an online marketing world. Mastering the art of content strategy is naturally going to play an integral role for marketers in 2018. As the world of E-commerce is constantly mushrooming, entrepreneurs/retailers are aiming to reach new heights of content creation. The…