Equals 3 Expands Lucy’s Toolkit to Help Marketers Derive Even More Value from Data

Lucy, The AI-Powered Assistant, Now Includes Workflow Automation and Predictive Media Modeling Equals 3, a marketing-technology solutions provider leveraging the power of AI, announced the beta launch of Lucy 2.0. Building off of Lucy’s initial success since launching in May of 2016, Equals 3 expanded her capabilities—adding automated workflow, predictive media modeling and more than 20 additional features and enhancements to help marketers derive value from their data more efficiently and effectively. Also Read:…

Playbuzz Names GroupM’s Rob Norman To Its Board of Directors

Norman Joins the Storytelling Platform, Reinforcing the Company as a Leader in Disruptive, Interactive Offerings for Advertisers Worldwide Storytelling platform Playbuzz announced that Rob Norman has joined the company’s board of directors. Norman continues to act as a Senior Advisor to GroupM following his retirement as Global Chief Digital Officer after 31 years in various roles at WPP-held companies. His collaboration with Playbuzz is unaffiliated with GroupM. “Rob is a digital advertising pioneer who we are…

What Data Orchestration Solutions Mean for B2B and B2C Marketers

The enthusiasm for data-driven marketing technologies like predictive, AI, ABM, marketing automation, and personalization tools is driving interest in a new category of technologies – Data Orchestration Solutions. These solutions automate critical marketing processes including things like onboarding data, cleansing and enriching that data, unifying field values across different systems, and delivering to key partners. Now that sounds bland and theoretical, and marketers tend to like things that are shiny. So why are…

Engagement Labs Unveils TotalSocial Version 3.0 to Enhance Predictive Analytics for Consumer Sales

TotalSocial by Engagement Labs Now Provides Marketers with Faster, More Powerful Data and Predictive Analytics to Identify Social Media and Word of Mouth Strategies to Boost Consumer Sales A real-time social media data analytics company, Engagement Labs, has announced the release of TotalSocial version 3.0, which incorporates an AI and machine learning engine designed to accelerate the identification of opportunities and strategies for the marketers who seek to increase effectiveness and drive sales through social media…

Interview with David Dowhan, CEO & Founder, TruSignal

"The challenge that the CMO faces around audience targeting today is deciphering between the number of solution vendors in the ecosystem, understanding their differences and the end-benefit provided."Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to start a people-based marketing company? When I was head of marketing for NextCard (a credit card originator from the Internet 1.0 era), I saw firsthand how using data and individually tailored offers made a huge difference in ROI and customer satisfaction.…

Winning the Troll Battle

“Don’t feed the trolls” is a common phrase among those on the internet, meaning that if you ignore those who are trying to get a rise out of you, eventually they will give up and move on. However, content is intended to evoke an emotion or reaction from its consumer, so silencing your audience or allowing trolls to take over cannot be the answer. Community guidelines, the rules trolls vehemently ignore, are important to establish and uphold for both the sake of your journalists, content creators and audience. For…

Talkwalker Announces Partnership with China’s Sina Weibo to Provide Advanced Analytics Insights

Talkwalker conquers APAC - extensive data coverage provides a complete global view of businesses' brands, products, and competitors. Talkwalker, the leading social listening and analytics platform, recently announced a partnership with Sina Weibo, China's largest social media network and the preferred platform for most mainland Chinese newspapers and TV stations. Sina Weibo, the multi-faceted hybrid of Twitter and Facebook, is used by over 30% of Internet users. That is a staggering 500M+ registered users,…

TechBytes with Lomit Patel, Vice President, Growth, IMVU

Lomit Patel Vice President, Growth, IMVU Mobile Growth Summit 2018 – the largest mobile marketing growth conference will kick off next week in SF, California. The two-day event, on 7 -8 February, would witness a footfall of 1000+ mobile marketers from more than 600 diversified business groups. To demonstrate how business leaders see next-gen technologies in mobile marketing in 2018, we spoke to a bunch of CEOs, Marketing Executives, Product Officers and Mobile Growth-Hackers. We spoke to Lomit Patel, VP, Growth,…

ValiMail Announces Availability of Automated Email Authentication Solution on SendGrid Partner Marketplace to Provide Brand Protection

ValiMail Provides Automated DMARC Enforcement To Increase Email Deliverability and Stop Email Impersonation, Protecting Brands and Delivering ROI ValiMail, the world's only provider of fully automated email authentication, announced the availability of its email authentication solution on the SendGrid Partner Marketplace. ValiMail's solution provides customers with ironclad email fraud prevention, blocks the most pernicious phishing attacks, builds customer trust and increases email deliverability.…

Scheduling and Publishing on Instagram is Now Easier with Hootsuite

Hootsuite Has Announced That the Newly Available Features for Publishing on Instagram Would Roll out on 31 January for All Hootsuite Customers That Operate a Registered Instagram Business Profile Leading social media management platform, Hootsuite, has announced a deeper integration with Instagram. With this integration, the Hootsuite customers can perform direct scheduling and publishing on Instagram through the Hootsuite dashboard. In an official blog, Hoostuite has announced that the newly available features roll…

CallRail Launches AI-powered Call Highlights Feature for Improved Reporting and Analytics

Call Highlights is an AI-Driven Feature Proactively Recommends Additional, Customized Keywords Helping Marketers Better Understand Why Customers Are Picking up the Phone CallRail, a leading call tracking and analytics provider for data-driven marketers, has announced the launch of Call Highlights. Call Highlights by CallRail is an AI-driven extension of its Keyword Spotting technology within CallScribe. This extension automatically detects and surfaces relevant keywords in a phone call. Recommended Read: Voilà! the…

Evergage Acquires MyBuys to Heighten Cross-Channel Customer Experiences

Deal Accelerates Evergage’s Growth, Expanding its Footprint in Key Retail Vertical Leading real-time personalization platform provider, Evergage, announced the acquisition of MyBuys, a merchandising products business from digital advertising technology company, Magnetic. This acquisition brings the benefits of broad-scale personalization to a wide array of retailers – enabling them to deliver individualized, cross-channel experiences that drive conversions, build customer loyalty and increase revenues. At the time of…

Latest Report: 90% Marketers List Email as One of Their Top Priorities in 2018

New Yes Lifecycle Marketing Report Finds That Marketers Are Prioritizing Email, Website, and Social Channels in 2018, but Overlooking the In-Store Experience According to the latest Yes Lifecycle Marketing survey, 89 percent of marketers listed email as one of their top three priorities in 2018, indicating that email marketing continues to be a staple even as other channels like social media and mobile apps mature. Recommended Read: Voilà! the Internet Crosses 4 Billion User Mark, and 80% of Them Are on Social…

Getting Audiences to Pay When Everyone’s Behind the Paywall 

In the rapidly-changing digital publishing industry, publishers who thrived on ad revenue now find themselves fighting for scraps from Facebook and Google. As a result, an industry once skeptical of paywalls is now building them by the dozen. Fortunately, audiences are more willing to pay for digital content than ever, but with so many premium options available, how do publishers set themselves apart? Foundationally, publishers must have quality original content behind their wall, or audiences will just find similar…

SAP to Acquire Callidus Software Inc., Will Offer Comprehensive “Front Office” Suite

CallidusCloud's Lead to Money Suite for Sales Combined with SAP's Customer Engagement Suite Creates Leading CRM Solution Portfolio SAP SE and Callidus Software Inc.announced that SAP America, Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire CallidusCloud, the leader in cloud-based Lead to Money (Quote-to-Cash) solutions. The acquisition gives SAP immediate leadership in the Lead to Money space that includes sales performance management (SPM) and configure-price-quote (CPQ). CallidusCloud offers a full suite of SPM and CPQ…

Mautic Inc. Achieves Record Q4 Results with 3X Quarter-Over-Quarter Growth in Sales

Open Marketing Automation Leader Increases Customer Base, Expands Team and Grows Product Portfolio Mautic, the world's only Open Marketing Cloud, announced it has seen rapid adoption of the company's marketing automation cloud platform, evidenced by a 3X increase in quarter-over-quarter sales in its recently-completed fourth quarter. Additionally, the company added key members to its leadership team and Board of Directors and launched a new management tool that enables companies to scale their marketing operations.…

Boostability Releases New SEO and Social Media Reporting Dashboard

Boostability Primarily Works with Partners That Offer Their White-Labeled SEO, Social Media, and Website Build Services to Their Smb Clients The New Dashboard Makes It Even Easier for Clients to Gain Insights into Their Seo and Social Media Campaigns and to Determine Their Return on Investment with Boostability. "We're really excited about our new dashboard. Our legacy dashboard has been the source of many insights that have boosted performance for clients and partners alike. But because we're constantly striving to…

DialogTech Now Tracks Call Conversions in Bing

New Integration Enables Search Marketers to View Call Data Within Bing Ads and Optimize for What Drives the Best Conversions, Online and over the Phone DialogTech, the world's leading provider of actionable marketing analytics for inbound calls, announced a new integration with Bing Ads that enables businesses and agencies to track and analyze call conversions within their Bing Ads accounts. By connecting calls from Bing search ads at the campaign and keyword level, DialogTech provides search marketers with insights to…

Datawords Joins Salesforce Partner Program to Drive Customer Success with Salesforce Commerce Cloud

Datawords Delivers a New Solution to Help Commerce Cloud Customers Achieve Content Internationalization Datawords, a company that specializes in e-multicultural technologies, announced that it has joined the Salesforce Partner Program in support of Salesforce Commerce Cloud, the fastest path to unified commerce. Commerce Cloud enables brands to provide personalized experiences for shoppers that span web, mobile, social and in-store. And now, as part of the world's #1 CRM platform - Salesforce - brands can deliver…

Creative Brainstorming for Ad Agencies: 14 Questions to Ask Before, During and After Every Session

There are 13,000+ advertising agencies in the United States. Each of those agencies, no matter the niche they’re in, have very few competitive levers at their disposal. One might argue that people are the only real advantage, so what makes those people so valuable? As advertising mogul William Bernbach famously said, "There are a lot of great technicians in advertising. And unfortunately, they talk the best game. They know all the rules ... but there's one little rub. They forget that advertising is persuasion, and…