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MakeMeReach Leading Global Digital Ad Platform Announces Pinterest Partnership

Pinterest joins Facebook, Instagram, Google, Twitter and Snapchat, enabling MakeMeReach to offer full-stack capabilities for media purchase, optimization and reporting Perion Network Ltd. announced that MakeMeReach, its innovative digital ad tech subsidiary that empowers agencies and advertisers to truly optimize their online advertising campaigns, has strengthened its powerful offering with a new Pinterest strategic relationship. This new relationship is exemplary of the ongoing broadening of MakeMeReach’s essential…

Selligent Consumer Study Reveals 69% Find It ‘Creepy’ When They Receive Ads from Voice Assistants Based on Unprompted Conversations

Global Connected Consumer Index Highlights Need for Marketers to Strike a Relevancy Balance to Deliver Personalization and Brand Value Without Alienating Consumers Global B2C marketing automation company, Selligent, published the Selligent Global Connected Consumer Index, a global study of 5,000 consumers focused on behaviors and expectations as it relates to interactions with brands. Sixty-nine percent of surveyed consumers find it “creepy” when they receive ads based on unprompted cues from voice assistants like Apple’s…

MarTech Interview with Brian Zeug, General Manager at GBH Insights

"Brands not only need to monitor their own customer signals, but also look to other categories for clues — not just the one their business inhabits." Tell us about your role and journey. What led you to join GBH Insights as an Advisor? Throughout my career, I’ve always been intrigued with observing consumer behavior and response to different factors — looking for ways to improve product and customer experiences or pivot Marketing strategy to better meet the needs of customers. I was an English major in college, and a…

MarTech Interview with Ezra Doty, CEO and Co-Founder at Quorum

"Machine Learning takes the heavy lifting out of optimization, increasing effectiveness and reducing manual labor costs." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start at Quorum? My entire career has revolved around Media and AdTech, and I’ve seen several stages of evolution in the industry. As AdTech has become more sophisticated, I noticed that Out of Home physical advertising was booming, and simultaneously mobile location data has become more abundant and more accurate. It made me…

Appnext Opens New Offices and Appoints Country Head Following Recent Growth and Success In Indonesia

Already Serving 9B Monthly App Recommendations to Mobile Users in Indonesia, Appnext Will Scale Relationship With Local Developers Supporting Their Growth Efforts in 80% of the mobile usage time Appnext, the largest on-device and in-app mobile discovery platform, announced the opening of its offices in Indonesia and the appointment of Edo Fernando as Country Manager to accelerate the company's continued growth and expansion throughout SEA. In this capacity, Fernando will oversee business development for Appnext in…

Seismic and Outreach Partner to Empower Customers with Buyer Insights on Relevant Content Sent from Any Platform

Industry-Leading Product Integration Allows Sellers and Marketers to Close the Gap on Data-Driven Insights Seismic, the recognized leader in sales and marketing enablement, and Outreach, the leading sales engagement platform, announced a robust product integration that will grant sellers access to hyper-relevant content from Seismic within Outreach email templates and sequences. Sellers and marketers can now gain engagement data from whichever platform a seller chooses to access and send content best suited for that…

Seismic and Outreach Partner to Empower Customers with Buyer Insights on Relevant Content Sent from Any Platform

Industry-Leading Product Integration Allows Sellers and Marketers to Close the Gap on Data-Driven Insights Seismic, the recognized leader in sales and marketing enablement, and Outreach, the leading sales engagement platform, announced a robust product integration that will grant sellers access to hyper-relevant content from Seismic within Outreach email templates and sequences. Sellers and marketers can now gain engagement data from whichever platform a seller chooses to access and send content best suited for that…

The Relevancy Group releases The Relevancy Ring 2019 CDP Buyer’s Guide

Findings Indicate Close to 50% of Companies Currently Using a CDP and Seeing Significant Improvements in Business as a Result The Relevancy Group, a leading market research and advisory firm, released "The Relevancy Ring 2019 Customer Data Platform (CDP) Buyer's Guide." Leveraging their proprietary combination of customer (user) feedback with a multi-analyst assessment approach.  The 2019 CDP guide provides a quantifiable measurement of eight leading enterprise-class Customer Data Platform Providers (CDPs) including…

MarTech Interview with Clint Tasset, CEO and Founder at Adswerve

"One of the biggest challenges for marketers is that there are very few Marketing Tech solutions that integrate with each other." The company has a 9-year history in media, tell us about Adswerve’s beginnings. Adswerve was born from a team of former DoubleClick employees who know the ins and outs of Google’s Marketing tools. We created Adswerve to help brands and agencies realize the full potential of the Google Marketing Platform. Since then, we have been a trusted and leading Google Marketing Platform partner and…

Customer Portfolios Shares Retail Holiday Shopping Trends

2018 Findings Guide Retail Marketing and Customer Experience for 2019 Holiday Shopping Customer Portfolios, a marketing technology leader that uses actionable insights and analytics to increase customer engagement and value, announces the results of its in-depth review of numerous retail clients during the 2018 holiday shopping period, helping marketers plan for the upcoming holiday season. “2018 holiday shopping trends during Thanksgiving week showed a significant increase from the previous year -- spread throughout…

Headless Commerce: A ‘Best of Both Worlds’ Approach for Manufacturers

Customer Experience (CX) today is as important a differentiator for manufacturers as product quality and price. Interactions on any level of business impact customer perception and their decision to keep coming back or not. In these times, where digitization shapes how buyers think and what they expect, relying on just traditional stores or distributors to reach end-customers is no longer enough. Manufacturers need a way to deliver the same level of the personalized customer experience through online channels that…

IRI Joins Forces with Vistar Media to Measure Sales Lift from Digital Out-of-Home Advertising

Alliance Provides Marketers Accurate, Fast Reporting on the Efficacy of Digital Out-of-Home Ads IRI, a global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and media companies, and Vistar Media, the leading programmatic technology provider for digital out-of-home, announced that they are joining forces to provide a breakthrough offering to measure the direct sales impact of exposure to digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising. The combined offering leverages Vistar’s unique DOOH exposure data and…

How Headless CMS Technology Impacts Sales Growth

Companies that drive revenue by delivering great digital experiences to customers are feeling the painful limits of traditional CMSes. Now, they’re looking at “headless CMS” and beyond for solutions that support agile development, content reusability and personalization. As with any evolving technology, some headless CMSes offer enterprise-grade features and functionality; some are open-source, and some have limited features that can facilitate experimentation but can’t effectively scale. Because many people don’t…

Airship Acquires Apptimize to Create Industry’s Leading End-to-End Mobile Customer Experience Platform

Digital customer engagement leader adds the industry’s most popular solution for testing and optimizing mobile apps and cross channel user experiences  Customer engagement company Airship announced that it has acquired Apptimize, the most adopted solution for testing and innovating user experiences across mobile apps and other digital channels. This move provides marketers and developers with a single solution to optimize the entire user experience across messaging channels and digital properties. Airship enables…

TechBytes with John Barnes, CTO at Infutor

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Infutor. I’m currently the Chief Technology Officer and Product Leader for Chicago-based Infutor. We have a great technology team comprised of 65 employees; with the entire development team based in Costa Rica and my IT/infrastructure team here in Chicago. Through my 25+ year career, I’ve seen a lot of technologies from the mainframe to client-server to web and now to serverless and Big Data. Our team strives to tackle the Big Data challenge as our expansive…

Folloze Expands AI-Driven Personalization Engine with Release of Full-Cycle Customer Journey and Data Integration Capabilities

Industry-leading solution drives hyper-personalized experiences across the entire customer lifecycle and leverages integrations with Demandbase, Salesforce and Oracle Eloqua Folloze, the leading B2B Customer Engagement Platform, announced substantial enhancements and new data integration capabilities for its cutting edge AI-powered full-cycle personalization engine that transforms how B2B enterprises engage, convert and win target accounts. According to Forrester, 89% of digital businesses recognize the value in investing…

RENTCafé CRM Adoption Grows 34%, Reaches 3.1 Million Units

Yardi's multifamily marketing CRM software sees continued uptick, includes new innovations New data shows significant gains for Yardi's multifamily customer relationship management (CRM) software. RENTCafé® CRM captures leads, automates follow-ups and centralizes communications to increase conversions and retention for property management companies. Product adoption is up 34% over 2018, and the software is now used at more than 3.1 million multifamily units across the U.S. Marketing Technology News: Fusionex Ties up With…

Is Customer-Centricity Still a Fantasy in Marketing and Sales?

How would you define a Customer Experience strategy for an 'invisible' customer? Despite all the data and analytics that marketers now have access to, the customer continues to be an invisible identity - putting massive barriers in the way of developing a customer-centric approach for Marketing, Sales and Service. The Customer Service industry has transformed dramatically in the last 5-6 years. We have often heard from MarTech leaders debating over customer experience as a destination or a journey. For both cases, we feel,…

TapClicks and ApexChat Partner to Optimize Customer Engagement and Online Lead Conversion

Companies Collaborate to Integrate Live Chat Data into TapClicks Marketing Operations Platform TapClicks, the global leader in marketing intelligence, analytics, reporting, workflow and orders management, and ApexChat, a leading provider of live chat software and services, announced a partnership to integrate data from ApexChat's solutions into TapAnalytics, TapClicks' marketing analytics dashboard. Marketers who use TapAnalytics in conjunction with ApexChat can conduct deep performance analysis and deliver actionable…

MarTech Interview with Cameron Worth, CEO and Founder at SharpEnd

"Consumer engagement, in the traditional sense, has relied on messaging rather than interaction" Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start at SharpEnd? Within the industry, there are many technology companies masquerading as brand experts and agencies who are lacking in the ability to work with and execute connected programs. SharpEnd was born out of a desire to fill this void. It was clear the tech space needed brand builders, focused on surfacing business value from new technologies,…