7 Tactics Every Digital Marketer Should Learn to Love in 2018

Committing to specific tactics can be difficult for a digital marketer. There are so many different approaches that it can be tempting to continuously swipe left in search of something better. While there are quite a few bad matches out there, there also are some strategies and channels that are keepers. These approaches aren’t perfect—some have even broken marketers’ hearts in the past—but settling down with them can lead to something beautiful. Specifically, every digital marketer who wants to improve the…

How Marketers Can Use Customer Behavior to Drive Revenue

In the past, marketers could get away with segmenting customers using primarily demographic and firmographic traits such as age, gender, income, ethnicity, occupation, industry, company size, geographic location, etc. But in today’s customer-centric world, understanding your customers based on demographics isn’t enough. As Netflix’s VP of Product Innovation, Todd Yellin, said: “It really doesn’t matter if you are a 60-year-old woman or a 20-year-old man because a 20-year-old man can watch ‘Say Yes To The Dress’ and a…

TechBytes with Kathryn Loheide, Vice President, Marketing, Octiv

Kathryn Loheide Vice President, Marketing, Octiv In 2018, most marketing leaders in the industry feel that the Marketing and Sales technologies would converge dramatically. This convergence would enable marketers to better view and analyze the buyer’s decisions along the journeys. For a Sales Productivity And Contract Management platform, delivering personalization and relevant customer experiences are just as important as they are for any B2C marketing and online retail firm. To understand how the leading Contract…

Journey by CAKE Selected as Marketing Intelligence Platform of Choice for Industry-Leading Brand

Cloud-based Enterprise Solution Delivers Multi-Touch Attribution Insights to Identify High-Performing Digital Marketing Channels for Optimizing Return on Advertising Spend Accelerize and its digital marketing software division CAKE announced that Journey by CAKE, the company’s SaaS solution for analyzing the customer journey, is being leveraged by a leading brand to direct its ad spend for increased sales. With Journey, the online retailer gains an end-to-end, accurate and detailed view of a customer’s path to conversions…

TechBytes with Chris Haines, Director of Consulting, Amplience

Chris Haines Director of Consulting, Amplience The Retail Engagement Summit 2018 will take place at New York on 22 February and at London on 6 March. The Amplience team together with selected industry experts will be showcasing new tools and processes which help retailers deliver more contextual and persuasive content. Chris Haines, Director of Consulting, Amplience, tells us about the challenges facing content marketers today.As a Content Strategist, what do you believe brands should do to drive personalization in…

WebEngage Becomes the First Indian Company to Raise Funds via Social Capital’s CaaS

WebEngage became the first Indian company to raise funding from the newly launched CaaS arm of Social Capital - a California-based VC firm founded by renowned Valley executive Chamath Palihapitiya. Introduced by Social Capital, CaaS (Capital as a Service) is an entirely new concept of investing. It was built on the principle of data backed investing, wherein companies wouldn't need to make a traditional pitch. Instead, they would have to fill up a questionnaire, provide raw business data and share access of their cloud…

Customer Experience Pioneer and Leader TTEC Launches New Look to Complement New Name

TTEC Holdings, Inc. a global customer experience company that designs, builds and operates captivating omnichannel customer experiences on behalf of the world's most prestigious and innovative brands recently unveiled its new brand identity. Architected through a partnership with the company's in-house agency and Seattle based design firm, AVO, the new brand blends high tech sophistication with the personality of the human touch to reinforce TTEC's mission of bringing humanity to the customer experience. Also Read: …

Oktopost Selected by Marketo as ‘Technology Partner of the Year’

The Leading Engagement Platform Provider Marketo Has Awarded Oktopost the 'Technology Partner of the Year' Oktopost, the only social media management platform that is architected for B2B enterprise companies, announced its selection as the "Technology Partner of the Year" by Marketo, the world-leading engagement platform. The Technology Partner of the Year award was announced two weeks ago in Las Vegas at Marketo's Revenue Kickoff Meeting, which is Marketo's biggest partner event, bringing together employees,…

Iridescent Announces 2018 Technovation Alliance with Salesforce, Google’s Made with Code, Adobe Foundation and Uber

Technovation Offers Girls Around the World the Opportunity to Learn the Skills They Need to Emerge as Tech Entrepreneurs and Leaders Iridescent, a global STEM education nonprofit, is launching its 2018 season with Technovation Alliance partners: Salesforce.org, Google's Made with Code, Adobe Foundation, and Uber. This alliance is working to marshal the resources of multiple tech and innovation partners to make a deeper and more sustainable impact in inspiring and supporting female tech leaders across the globe.…

Fireside Chat with Shawn Schwegman

Shawn Schwegman talks about his journey in Martech and the launch of DemandJump. Know Me Today, I serve as the Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at DemandJump. My path here began about 15 years ago when I was the CTO and VP of Marketing at Overstock.com. While there, I led our team with an “Art of War” marketing strategy (ie. go where your competitors are not). We would purchase piles and piles of data and then manipulate it using tools like Microsoft Excel. After countless long nights (and many more…

GFR Fund Raises $18.3 Million, Investing in Seventeen Augmented Reality (AR) And Virtual Reality (VR) Startups

Changes Name of Fund to GFR Fund GREE VR Capital, LLC., investors in such popular startups as VRChat, Sliver.tv and Littlstar, announced it has completed its first VR/AR/MR fund with a total commitment of $18.3 million. The fund was established in April 2016, and upon completion, the fund name will change to GFR Fund as it prepares for a second fund later this year. One of the early investors in VR/AR/MR, the GFR Fund has invested in 17 early stage companies in less than two years, primarily in the North American…

Interview with Roland Deal, President, Americas, DWA

"Marketing was once a cost center and now through a series of innovations around attribution, tracking, and usage of data, it is a profit-center where ROMI can be directly captured and gives CMOs and their C-suite associates full transparency into what marketing’s dollars are generating."Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be a part of DWA? As President of Americas, I oversee the operations and growth of the region, which is made up of three offices – San Francisco, Boston, and Austin. What…

TechBytes with Dave DeMaria, VP, Corporate Marketing, Synopsys

Dave DeMaria  VP, Corporate Marketing, Synopsys In 2018, amplifying digital presence drives every marketing campaign. However, it's not easy to pull away from the traditional mode of doing business, especially when you have long-lasting customer relationships. So, how do brands leverage marketing technologies for their digital transformation and continue building better customer relationships? Dave DeMaria, VP , Corporate Marketing, Synopsys, reveals the journey they undertook with the Adobe Experience Cloud to expand…

Cross Audience Announces Launch of Enhanced Mobile DSP

Trader-Friendly, Self-Service Platform Offers Fully Customizable Interface and Cross-Screen Access to Consumers Along Their Path to Purchase Cross Audience, the company committed to helping global brands expand their mobile presence through the acquisition of new high-value users, announced the launch of its newly enhanced mobile DSP (Demand Side Platform). The mobile-first DSP is a single buying platform that can support global campaigns across every screen. An improved interface for the self-service platform offers an…

The Most Effective Way to Sell, Backed by Science

According to a recent survey by TOPO, it takes at least 18 touches to connect with a single buyer. With call back rates declining and consumers becoming increasingly wary of traditional sales tactics, it’s becoming more and more difficult for businesses to reach customers. Thankfully, there’s one sure-fire way to effectively reach prospects and customers – personal referrals and introductions. From the top of the funnel to the bottom, personal referrals are the golden ticket to success in B2B sales. 1. Customer…

Focus on ‘Data Centricity’ to Achieve Higher Sophistication by 2019

Latest Research from IAB Data Center of Excellence and Data & Marketing Association Shows Talent Gap Remains Significant Obstacle The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), its Data Center of Excellence, and the Data & Marketing Association (DMA) have released “The Data-Centric Organization 2018,” the results of a survey showing that US marketers and publishers remain intensely focused on achieving “data centricity” across their organizations, with 90 percent responding that they either have or are developing an…

Smaato Serves Record Mobile In-App and Video Impressions in 2017

Smaato Mobile Platform Delivers 60% Overall Growth Q4 2017 Over Q4 2016 Smaato, a leading global real-time advertising platform for mobile publishers and app developers, has announced that the company delivered record advertising impressions in Q4 2017, posting a 60% increase over Q4 2016. The results were published in Smaato’s quarterly report, which offers key insights into the worldwide landscape based on in-depth analysis of the quarter’s ad impressions on the Smaato platform. The report also notes that Smaato…

TechBytes with Tom Rassweiler, VP, Content Reinvention, Arkadium

Tom Rassweiler VP, Content Reinvention,  Arkadium The State of Content Marketing in 2018 revolves around real-time personalization and customer experiences. Content marketers are increasingly deploying strategies to build, distribute and repurpose interactive content that delivers engagement, traffic, and revenue, in addition to sustained brand visibility, across all marketing channels. Picking the right content marketing technologies can help identify traffic-boosting interactive content that keeps the audience on your…

Ad Blockers: Take a Page from Video Game Advertisers 

The digital ad industry went into a collective meltdown over news that Safari, Apple, and Chrome were making moves to integrate ad-blocking technology. Indeed, ad blocking is already impacting companies throughout the ecosystem, with Criteo most recently forecasting a 9-13% negative impact on its 2018 revenue due to Apple’s changes. To be sure, ad blocking isn’t some new phenomenon. Consumers aren’t thrilled to have ad tech companies track their moves and sell their data to advertisers. Globally, some 615 million devices…

Interview with Jaclyn Klein, Co-Founder, Product Designer, Growlabs

"Chatbots have and will continue to have a huge impact in the online B2B space, making inbound sales teams so much more efficient and successful."Tell us a little bit about your role at Growlabs? As a co-founder, my role spans various functions of the business; however, my core focus is designing the best possible software for our customers. I’ve used my past experience in sales and marketing roles, and the pain points I’ve felt trying to source data and engage leads, to inform a lot of design decisions for the Growlabs…