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Zappar Launches ZapWorks Studio 6

Augmented Reality Toolkit Pairs Powerful Functionality with Ease of Use; New Features Include World Tracking, Face Tracking and Beta Mobile WebAR Support Zappar, a leading global developer of Augmented Reality (AR) experiences and creative tools, announced the launch of a slew of new features to their AR content creation platform ZapWorks Studio, providing brands, agencies and independent creators with a one-stop shop for building immersive augmented, virtual and mixed reality experiences. “This new update is our most…

5 Ways Mobile is Driving the Next Wave of Technological Innovation

For the last 36 years, mobile has taken the world by storm. As the epicenter for modern communication, mobile has created a new standard for communication, whether it’s person-to-person or person-to-application. Mobile has truly ushered in a new era where everyone expects a highly contextualized and personal experience that grants access to instantaneous information. In order to keep up with these consumer expectations, mobile has become the primary incubator for emerging technologies and the de facto, device agnostic…

ePlay’s Big Shot Augmented Reality Ad Solution To Target Over 1.5 Billion Devices

New Advertising Partnerships Brings Brands and Retailers to Big Shot Basketball and Other Leading Mobile, Desktop, and Console Games ePlay Digital Inc. announced it has launched a new 3D augmented reality (“AR”) advertising solution for brands to target gamers. The multiplatform, immersive, and interactive advertising solutions can be targeted to audiences on 25+ platforms including: iOS, Android, XBOX, PlayStation, VR, ARKit, ARCore, tvOS, GearVR, etc. The ad solutions reach potentially over 1.5 billion devices globally…

Equifax and Gwynn Group Team up to Deliver Comprehensive Collections Management Solution

Equifax Inc.  and Gwynn Group, Inc. announced a strategic collaboration to deliver a comprehensive collections management solution that guides users efficiently through the resolution of any case via an intuitive user interface. The accounts receivable (AR) management solution supports the entire collections lifecycle by providing insights into the progress of agents and third-party vendors and case communications from multiple devices. "This partnership with the Gwynn Group represents a rich combination of directly…

NexTech Launches New 3D Google Ads Platform

NexTech AR Solutions announced it has launched new 3D augmented reality ("AR") solutions for brands to create immersive ad experiences for consumers. With this launch of 3D advertising options for Google, following the launch of its 3D advertising solutions for Facebook, NexTech continues to build out the AR industry's first end-to-end platform for both brands and online retailers looking for 3D AR/AI business solutions. Brands and retailers can implement NexTech's 3D AR ads through a few simple lines of Web AR embed…

Adobe Acquires Allegorithmic, the Leader in 3D Editing and Authoring for Gaming and Entertainment

Industry Standard for 3D Textures and Materials Behind AAA Gaming Titles and Award-Winning Movies Coming to Creative Cloud Adobe announced that it has acquired Allegorithmic, makers of Substance, the industry standard for 3D textures and material creation in game and video post-production. By combining Allegorithmic’s Substance 3D design tools with Creative Cloud’s industry-leading imaging, video and motion graphics tools, Adobe will empower video game creators, VFX artists working in film and television,…

Five Rising Video Capabilities to Accelerate Sales and Marketing Campaigns

Emerging Technologies Are Extending Video's Outreach Advancing technologies aiding the development of video content are creating new markets and inspiring teams to design newer methods to drive sales. This is promising for marketers who are already increasingly adopting videos in their B2B marketing campaigns. Video promotions are becoming the norm. Content-rich videos are increasingly becoming popular among B2B audiences. Forbes Magazine made the following observations: 50% of online traffic is dominated by video…

TechBytes with Hila Shitrit Nissim, VP Communications, Slidely

Hila Shitrit Nissim VP Communications, Slidely Video is one of the fastest growing modes of digital advertising that also has the highest rates of engagement. To understand the intricacies of visual content and make sense of the direction that this industry is moving in, we spoke to Hila Shitrit Nissim, VP Communications, SlidelyTell us about your role at Slidely and the team and technology that you handle. I joined Slidely approximately a year ago to lead marketing and communications. As part of my role, I am…

Interview with Arron Shepherd, Co-Founder and Chief Storyteller, The Goat Agency

"The most effective influencers have built their following slowly through creating amazing content that resonates with their engaged following."Tell us about your role at The Goat Agency and how you got there. What inspired you to start the company? I am one of the co-founders of Goat and the Chief Storyteller here. My two co-founders and I founded Goat after working together to promote an app, we had spent thousands and thousands of pounds on every marketing channel imaginable. From sponsorships to celeb endorsements,…

TechBytes with Moses Velasco, Chief of Strategy, Socialbakers

Moses Velasco Chief of Strategy, Socialbakers In 2018, marketers have shown a remarkable inclination to develop content on Instagram. They have a great way to measure their marketing performance on Instagram with Socialbakers. We spoke to Socialbakers' Chief of Strategy, Moses Velasco about the core tenets of their Instagram Analytics Tool.Tell us about your role at Socialbakers and the team and technology that you handle. I am responsible for defining the strategy for Socialbakers. I work very closely with the…

Interview with Chrissie Jamieson, VP Marketing, MarkMonitor

"The purpose of a brand protection strategy is to protect the business and safeguard the consumer, encouraging a customer-centric mindset is the most effective way of achieving this."Tell us about your role at MarkMonitor and how you got here. What’s the most fascinating aspect of being a part of an analytics firm? Having worked for several other companies in a variety of marketing roles, I then joined MarkMonitor around 11 years ago to establish marketing in Europe. This saw me responsible for all aspects of strategy,…

The CX of the Future

Customers want deeply immersive experiences that give them a truly authentic connection to the brands they love. From retailers to sports teams to music and beyond, brands of all kinds can secure lifelong customer and fan affinity by delivering creative experiences that drive better engagement. Maximizing customer engagement is critical to the backbone of any brand. Research has shown that consumers are five times more likely to check out products and services from brands they trust, four times more likely to refer brands…

Interview with Myles Peacock, CEO, CreativeDrive

"Marketing automation is going to be a big part of understanding how and where consumers are engaging with your brand, and how to fine-tune the delivery of the content they want."Tell us a little bit about your role at CreativeDrive? I steer CreativeDrive’s global executive team strategy, client service, performance offerings and growth strategy, overseeing a collective of world-class creators, makers and doers that include an international team of over 1,000+ filmmakers, motion graphic designers, photographers, app…

TechBytes with Roger Graham, Senior Director, Marketing and Growth, Hootsuite

Roger Graham Senior Director, Marketing and Growth, Hootsuite Social media marketing and intelligence platforms are the most fascinating technology stacks for any organization for two reasons. Firstly, they offer a direct line of brand-audience engagement that even competitors can analyze. Secondly, they compete, in a collaborative manner, with the established CRMs and marketing automation platforms. In this space, Hootsuite leads the way for social media marketing. After recently launching Boost, social media content…

Interview with Raj De Datta, CEO and Co-Founder at BloomReach

"Customers are always speaking to us. The question is, are we listening?"Tell us about your role at BloomReach and how you got here. What inspired you to start a Digital Experience Platform (DXP)? I co-founded BloomReach in 2009 together with my business partner Ashutosh Garg who is a former Google Search engineer out of the idea that all online experiences could be so much better if websites would cater to the specific needs and interests of the individual customer, using smart algorithms that gather data from all over…

Cannes Lions Witnesses World’s First Augmented Reality Video Ad Format in Action

inRead AR by Teads Allows Users to Interact with the Brand in Augmented Reality Video Ads  Straight from Cannes Lions 2018, Teads has showcased the first public demo of its new inRead AR ad format. The leading Viewable Advertising Marketplace demonstrated the new Augmented Reality Video Ad format at the Cannes Lions Innovation festival via two demos created for Burger King and Ray Ban. Currently, inRead AR will be available through Teads Studio in the coming weeks and will enable brands to use the power of augmented…

Interview with Etai Beck, CEO and Co-founder, Folloze

"In order to master ABM strategy, CRM data has to be as clean, accurate and as up-to-date as possible – down to the account, buying center and contact."Tell us about your role at Folloze and how you got here. What’s the most fascinating aspect of leading an ABM platform? I’m the CEO and one of the co-founders at Folloze. We are so excited to be writing the next chapter in marketing innovation history. As inbound marketing has matured and become a well-established practice, we are ready for the next challenge in B2B…

Interview with Andy Coghlan, Head of MarTech, Wipro Digital

"Customer behavior is constantly changing and leveraging new technologies and insights is the only way to keep up."Tell us about your role at Wipro and how you got here. How do you stay on top of your Martech game? I lead MarTech and eCommerce at Wipro Digital, where we strive to create experience-led, high-velocity business and marketing transformation. I believe in digital not as a standalone service or offering but as a connector, enabler, and a problem solver. This belief has helped me to be a part of the MarTech…

TechBytes with Scotty Pate, Data Scientist, Goodway Group

Scotty Pate Data Scientist, Goodway Group Marketing automation powered by AI and machine learning would rule the roost in B2B. To better understand how AI-based marketing automation technologies would fare in 2018, we spoke to Scotty Pate, Data Scientist, Goodway Group.Tell us about your role at Goodway Group and the team and technology you handle. I am a Data Scientist at Goodway where I work with a small, brilliant team of software engineers and another Data Scientist. We work on problems such as fraud detection,…

OpenX Expands Mobile and Video Product Leadership Team with New Hiring

OpenX Welcomes Senior Hires from Viacom, Hulu, and Adcolony; Demonstrates How Mobile and Video Growth Continues to Surge in Q1 of 2018 Outpacing Overall Industry Growth OpenX, a leading independent advertising technology provider, shared deeper insights into the rapid growth of its mobile and video business today and announced it has appointed a trio of industry veterans in product development and management to support the company’s thriving mobile and video business units. Sophia Chung joined as Vice President of Product…