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7 Amazon Initiatives Driving Its $59.7 Billion Sales Figure in Q1 2019

Amazon initiatives continue to maintain strong financial growth in the competitive technology space. In its recently published financial report, Amazon confirmed that its sales grew by 17% to touch $59.7 billion in Q1 of 2019. The company is currently guided by its principle of customer obsession, vast scale of innovation and operational excellence across its operations. In this article, we tell you about the seven exciting Amazon initiatives from the last few months that have directly driven sales, enabling the tech…

Yext Releases 2018 Search Trends Data

Brand Interactions on the Rise Across Search, Volume of Reviews per Business Nearly Doubles Yext, Inc., the leader in digital knowledge management (DKM), released new research on how consumer search behavior changed in 2018. The data revealed that, as search technology has gotten more intelligent, consumer interactions with businesses are rising across the board in services like Google, Alexa, and Siri. In fact, new reviews per business location were up 87% in 2018 over the previous year. Businesses in nearly all…

Twelve Trends That Will Impact Social Media in 2019

As B2B Marketers, We Know That Currently, It’s Fairly Impossible to Do Anything with Marketing without Leveraging Social Media. So, We Ought to Know Which Independent Domains Will Drive Social Media in 2019 As the year ends, we predict the twelve trends that will make a difference in how marketers leverage social media for campaigning. 1. Data Today’s entrepreneurs have realized that the success of their business depends on how well they handle data and deploy it, over social media or otherwise. No wonder then,…

Tomorrow’s Content Management Systems Will Be Driven by AI

Emerging Horizons of Future Content Management Systems Will Develop with Artificial Intelligence as the Central Theme. As AI Swiftly Penetrates Existing Marketing Technologies, CMS Will Not Be Left Behind Part four, which is the last in our featured series, explores the future of Content Management Systems. Globally, technology is changing and adapting to be increasingly AI driven. Hence, tomorrow's Content Management Systems will need to have capabilities of integrating with Application Programming Interface(s) that are…

TechBytes with Jateen Parekh, CTO and Co-Founder, Jelli

Jateen Parekh CTO and Co-Founder, Jelli How has programmatic changed the radio business? Jateen Parekh, CTO and Co-Founder, Jelli, chats about his journey into programmatic advertising, and what made him focus on audio industry.Tell us about your role at Jelli? I help define the company’s internal strategy for Jelli’s technology to make sure it aligns with our business and industry goals. My job entails communicating the technical aspects of our platform to our external partners and customers so they get a better…

10 Highly Valuable Keywords to Include in Every MarTech Blog

These Keywords for Any MarTech Blog Have Better Chances to Increase Website Traffic to Your Researched Articles, Interviews, Guest Authors, and Events At MarTech Series, we churn out a significantly higher volume of content than other tech publications. In a high-octane industry as MarTech, making an impact on audiences is not an easy task, especially when we are dealing with readers that are already familiar with the latest trends in technology and people. The biggest challenge to building content is finding the right…

Interview with Eva Tsai, Chief Marketing Officer, Algolia

"Search will no longer be limited to a list of outcomes that are a result of entering a few key words. Search will become natural and human."Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What made you join Algolia?         After studying at MIT and spending the earlier part of my career in engineering, consulting and IT, I decided to take my work in a different direction and venture into the field of marketing. I have always been one to enjoy the journey, and you can often find me on the unbeaten path. While some…

Yext For Events Arrives to Transform the Way Businesses Connect to Customers

Yext's Summer '18 Release Includes Revolutionary Yext for Events Product, Enhancements to Knowledge Assistant Conversational UI, and More Yext, the leader in Digital Knowledge Management (DKM), has announced that Yext for Events, Yext’s new solution that allows businesses to manage and publish event information on their own digital properties and across the web, has exited beta and is now available to Yext customers and partners for general access. The Summer ’18 Release also includes several new features of the Yext …

OK Google: Why Your Brand Needs to Talk?

Voice Searches Need You to Step Up Your Game When It Comes To Content Marketing In the month of May, at Google I/O 2018, CEO Sundar Pichai demonstrated Google Assistant AI placing a realistic phone call and having a 'real' conversation with a human being for an appointment. Earlier this year, Amazon was forced to explain how Alexa recorded a private conversation and sent it to an Echo user’s colleague without their knowledge. These two separate incidents only demonstrate the power of voice search and our…

Marketplace Launches Amazon Alexa Skill ‘Make Me Smart from Marketplace’

New Skill for Alexa Helps Make Users Smart on the Economy, Pop Culture, Tech and Current Events with Exclusive On-Demand Voice Content Marketplace has launched its first Amazon Alexa skill, Make Me Smart from Marketplace, to deliver unique, on-demand voice content exclusively for Alexa users with new content every weekday. “We wanted to take advantage of the unique benefits of this platform rather than simply repurpose content we’re already airing elsewhere” With an Amazon Echo nearby, once the skill is enabled,…

Interview with Michael Dougherty, CEO and Founder, Jelli

"Most listening of streaming audio is via a mobile device, and over half of broadcast radio listening occurs when the person is out and about, in the car or on the go."Tell us about your role at Jelli and how you got here? What galvanized you to start an ad tech platform for radio stations? My co-founder Jateen Parekh and I saw radio as a huge yet “forgotten” industry, with more listeners than TV. It had a solid business model with more revenue than any digital service, yet there was very little innovation and no cloud…

Adobe Advertising Cloud Set to Transform Digital Audio Ads Targeting on Smart Speakers

Adobe Advertising Cloud Is Now Also Able to Target Digital Audio Ads on Smart Speakers Across Hundreds of TuneIn’s Owned-And-Operated Stations In the Americas: Facebook is on a decline. But, radio on smart speakers is on the rise. There has been an astounding rise in the number of the monthly online radio audience, largely driven by the growth in Spotify, Apple Music, and Alexa-powered Amazon Music. According to the latest report, over 180 million Americans are streaming live music, live radio, and podcasts every month.…

Top 10 Takeaways From The Mary Meeker 2018 Internet Trends Report

Some of the Biggest Themes in The Internet Trends Report This Year Include Privacy, Ecommerce, China, And Work China will soon overtake the US (in terms of technology and its consumption), Ecommerce is at an all-time high, cryptocurrency has exploded, having quadrupled since Jan 2017, and yes, artificial intelligence is proving to be more important to human history than fire. That’s the much-awaited Mary Meeker 2018 Internet Trends Report in a nutshell. Of course, the 294-slide report, presented by the Kleiner…

TechBytes with Eric Moller, Chief Technology Officer, Atomic X

Eric Moller Chief Technology Officer, Atomic X Atomic X recently launched a chatbot for marketing and sales - Rufus. Chatbots for marketing and sales are certain to rule the roost in the years to come. Thanks to their increased productivity and value-added communications, chatbots and virtual assistants can reduce the friction in business-to-user interactions. To better understand the state of chatbot automation in sales and marketing, we spoke to Eric Moller, Chief Technology Officer, Atomic X.Tell us about your role…

LivePerson Launches LiveEngage; Connects Large Brands and Consumers via Alexa and Google Assistant

LiveEngage for Voice Assistants Is the First to Work Seamlessly Across In-Home Assistants and Messaging on Smartphones LivePerson Inc., a leading provider of conversational commerce solutions, announced the launch of LiveEngage for Voice Assistants, the most advanced way for brands to connect conversationally, at scale, with consumers using Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. As well as performing simple tasks like paying a phone bill or checking an account balance, it is the first conversational platform for the enterprise…

TechBytes with Veronica Buitron, Co-founder and CTO, TangoCode

Veronica Buitron Co-founder and CTO, TangoCode Digital Transformation is key to survive in this age of data-driven sales and marketing. Most companies need to relook their digital processes and adapt to the disruptive phenomenon. We spoke to Veronica Buitron, Co-founder and CTO of TangoCode, to understand how to bridge the gap between UX  and CX and the current state of digital transformation in B2B marketing firms. TangoCode builds custom software for companies in the digital marketing space.Tell us about your role at…

Alexa.com Launches Alexa Agency Plan to Help Digital Agencies Win and Retain More Business

The New Alexa Agency Plan Equips Agencies With Insights That Instantly Reveal Clients' Untapped Avenues for Growth Alexa.com, the trusted source of competitor and audience insights, recently announced the launch of the Alexa Agency Plan. The new plan will assist agencies with attracting key audiences for their clients and accelerating their growth. As a result, the plan is instrumental in helping agencies win new business, keep their project pipeline full, and reduce revenue fluctuations by becoming an indispensable…

Voice Shopping Set to Jump to $40 Billion By 2022, Rising From $2 Billion in 2018!

According to a leading global strategy consulting firm, OC&C, Voice-driven commerce is expected to jump to $40 Billion by 2022. Currently, the new-age channel for retail marketing is pegged at $2 Billion. The greatest push to this industry is pivoted on the Amazon-dominated household speaker penetration that is expected to soar to 55% over the next four years, from current numbers at 13%. Read More: Kenscio Partners With eDataSource to Launch ‘Email Analyst’ for Competitive Intelligence At the time of this…

Shifting Sands in B2B Marketing in 2018: New Avenues in Self-Service Customer Portals, Contextual Targeting, and Smartphone Metrics

Part Three of  the Predictions Series for 2018 Covers Futuristic Insights on Marketing to the Millennials, Mobile Marketing Trends, and the Changing Face of Contextual Targeting The Holiday Season is over, and the New Year has brought a fresh battery of B2B marketing ideas to showcase what modern marketers are set to achieve in 2018. 2017 has been a big year for B2B tech with the rise of Alexa for business and increased integration of machine learning technologies. On the top of every marketers' list is the millennial…

Bots Are Failing And Here’s Why

A new chatbot pops up almost every day. Facebook, for instance, claimed 100,000 unique bots for messenger back in April 2017.  But despite their number, many of them are failing to impress, leaving users underwhelmed and frustrated. But why are so many of them failing to impress?  There are five key things to keep in mind when answering this thorny question. You need a brilliant bot or your users will try it once and never come back. It has to be an end to end brilliant solution & it needs to be conversational! One…