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PowerBuy, Announces New Multi Product Group PowerBuy Gamification Feature

PowerBuy has launched its newest group buying feature, the Multi Product PowerBuy, now available on the Shopify app store. Shopify merchants can now add social group buying to their online storefront. For shoppers, Multi Product PowerBuy provides a unique, fun, and gamified shopping experience that motivates social sharing and transforms customers into micro-influencers. For merchants, increased consumer engagement results in more new customers, reduced customer acquisition costs, reduced cart abandonment, increased…

Intelligence Powers Valassis Influencer Marketing, Proven Solution Sets New Industry Performance Metrics

Valassis, a Vericast business and the leader in marketing technology and consumer engagement, is defining and creating industry benchmarks with its newly introduced influencer marketing solution. Valassis influencer marketing programs drove a 64% higher engagement rate for awareness campaigns and 110% higher click-through rate for traffic campaigns based on 32 consumer packaged goods brands testing nearly 3,000 pieces of content. "Consumers want to interact with brands in a more experiential way, relying in part, on…

Valassis Research: Coupons and Discounts Appeal Far Beyond Savings

Consumers Chase Deals to Feel Smarter & Even Buy Fun Things or Experiences Valassis, a Vericast business and the leader in marketing technology and consumer engagement, shares additional proprietary research stemming from its annual Consumer Intel Report, illuminating the impact of promotional messages on consumer behavior, enticing consumers to change behavior, as well as shoppers’ perception of "value." Marketing Technology News: Click4Advisor Launches Browser-based Video Chat Service for Advice Service Industry…

KERV’s Connect TV Product Boosts Engagement With Leading Brand

KERV Interactive, the multi-award-winning interactive content and data company revolutionizing the performance of digital advertising with its patented technology, recently used its Connected TV product, “KERV TV”, to boost consumer engagement with a prominent golf brand. Marketing Technology News: Centro Positioned as a Challenger in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Ad Tech KERV’s custom, dynamic setup generated both interactions and earned time spent with CTV ads, utilizing QR scans as the call to action. KERV was…

Google Cloud and Reckitt Benckiser Collaborate to Build Consumer Engagement Across Brands With Data and New Digital Capabilities

Google Cloud announced a collaboration with Reckitt Benckiser (RB) to drive stronger customer engagement as the consumer health, hygiene, and nutrition company embarks on wide-scale digital transformation. The alliance, which is a result of RB's multi-year digital transformation, will see Google Cloud unify the company's extensive data landscape, building new capabilities around consumer identification, journeys, and behaviors. In addition, the partnership will provide the foundation to enable RB to manage data and…

Valassis Survey Analyzes the Growing Power of Influencer Marketing Today

Consumers Weigh in on Impact From Pandemic and Connection to a Brand’s Values Valassis, a Vericast business and the leader in marketing technology and consumer engagement, released new proprietary consumer research, examining the increasing power of influencer marketing in today’s climate. Consumers’ changing patterns due to the pandemic and heightened awareness of social injustice and systemic inequality have resulted in new opportunities for brands to drive a connection with consumers. Since the beginning of the…

Out There Media Strengthens Leadership Team With Africa CEO Appointment

Out There Media appoints industry leader Donald Mokgale as CEO of Sub-Saharan Africa Out There Media (OTM), a global leader in mobile advertising and data monetisation, has announced that it has appointed Donald Mokgale as its new CEO for Sub-Saharan Africa starting today. Donald will be responsible for the overall P&L of the region, driving sales growth by working closely with brands and agencies, and OTM’s mobile operator partners. Donald has been in the advertising and media industry for over 13 years and has…

KERV Launches Lookbook Feature for Interactive Video Ads

KERV Interactive, a multi-award-winning, patented interactive content and data company, has launched a new lookbook product that enhances consumer engagement within any web-based product image. The new feature allows consumers to seamlessly engage with KERV’s established user experience at every unique object within any digital image, making it a perfect marketing experience for digital catalogs, product pages and more. Marketing Technology News: Incubeta Appoints John Cawdery as US CEO https://vimeo.com/360629740…

Valassis Launches Illumis, Integrating Technology & Media Proven to Accelerate Commerce

Forrester Report Showcases 110% Revenue Increase for Marketers Using Illumis Valassis, a Vericast business and the leader in marketing technology and consumer engagement, introduces Illumis, a transformative marketing platform that combines best-in-class technologies, innovative media and robust intelligence, to enable marketers with the ability to directly tie insights-led strategies to high-performing consumer engagement. Consumers are continuously adapting to today’s realities and developing new interests while…

1-800 Contacts Rapidly Adapts Consumer Engagement During COVID-19

Redpoint’s Intelligent Orchestration Enables Enhanced Omnichannel Personalization for New Segments 1-800 Contacts selected Redpoint Global in 2020 as their technology platform to orchestrate the omnichannel experiences at the heart of its innovative customer relationship management strategy. The customer-centric approach of the largest contact lens retailer in the US combined with advanced marketing initiatives have enabled 1-800 Contacts to step up efforts to reach and delight an entirely new audience during the COVID-19…

Valassis Introduces Connected Analytics – Powerful Holistic Consumer & Market Intelligence Solution

Provides Brands Improved Campaign Guidance Amid Rapidly Changing Consumer Landscape Valassis, a Vericast business and the leader in marketing technology and consumer engagement, is launching a new insights-based solution – Connected Analytics – that uniquely combines proprietary data and sales insight to fuel omnichannel marketing strategies designed to maximize ROI and profitability. Through the combination of patented Valassis Consumer Graph™ intelligence, proprietary coupon redemption and permissioned client sales…

New Conviva Data Shows Significant Drop in Ad Demand Despite Quality Improvements; Streaming Growth Normalizing After Pandemic Peak

Conviva’s Q2 2020 State of Streaming Report Highlights Impact of COVID-19, YouTube’s Move to the TV Screen and the Rise of Smart TVs Conviva, the leader in global streaming media intelligence, released its quarterly State of Streaming report for Q2 2020, showing streaming video advertising saw a sharp decline in the past quarter with ad attempts in Q2 down 28% globally and 22% in the U.S. as compared to Q1 2020. The report also details the impact of COVID-19 with expanded regional benchmarks illustrating that while…

Vengo Launches Digital Media Platform for In-Store Advertising, Partners

Leading digital media company partners with the nation’s largest amusement vending operator, expanding Digital-Out-of-Home Media platform at point of sale to drive awareness for brands and new revenue streams for retailers Nearly 90% of Americans say they shop for groceries differently because of Covid-19, with 44% spending more money on each grocery store visit. That’s why Vengo, the leader in digital kiosk technology, announced the launch of its Digital-out-of-Home (DOOH) media platform for retail marketers and…

Valassis Research: Gen Z – Chasing and Redefining Value in Multiple Ways

New Data Illuminates Fresh Opportunities as Behaviors Shift Valassis, a Vericast business and the leader in marketing technology and consumer engagement, today released its annual Consumer Intel Report, "Chasing Value: The Mind of the Modern Shopper." The annual report examines responses from more than 2,000 U.S. consumers in two separate surveys, noting how their shopping patterns and purchasing decisions have changed within specific categories including food, household goods and health & beauty care products amid the…

US Podcast Ad Revenues Near $1 Billion, According to IAB

IAB's Latest Podcast Advertising Revenue Report Finds Brands Now Embrace Podcasts as Part of Annual Planning U.S. podcast advertising revenues near $1 billion in 2020, according to the fourth annual IAB Podcast Advertising Revenue Report prepared by PwC. The report projects that ad revenues will increase nearly 15% (14.7%) in 2020 despite COVID-19. Prior to the downturn caused by the pandemic, podcast ad revenue was estimated to grow by as much as 29.6% in 2020. Podcasts are gaining traction as part of brand annual…

New Research Shows 88% Of Online Brand Mentions Are Visual And Brands May Be Blind To Them

Brands could access >1000% more brand monitoring intelligence by choosing a platform or agency that supports visual brand monitoring  VISUA provides its Visual-AI technology to renowned companies including Brandwatch, eBay, NAGRA Kudelski, MVP, and TVEyes New research from Visual-AI company, VISUA has revealed that brands who choose a platform or agency that only monitor text-based mentions of their brand name are missing 88% of valuable brand insights. For the study, VISUA analysed 1 million global tweets only…

Valassis Research Illuminates Shifts in Consumer Behavior During COVID-19

Survey Identifies Appetite to Shop, Opportunities Based on Discovery and Desire to Save Valassis, the leader in marketing technology and consumer engagement, shares new research examining consumer behavior amid the COVID-19 pandemic as states begin to lift restrictions and businesses begin to reopen. These insights provide a powerful understanding of how behavior is shifting, allowing brands to tailor marketing efforts in relevant, compelling ways, driven by current consumer demands. Based on responses from 1,000 U.S.…

Fifty-Four Percent of Consumers Open Product-Oriented Email When Clear Customer Action is Included

SparkPost, the world's largest email delivery and analytics engine that delivers nearly 40 percent of the world's email, today published the results of a consumer survey co-developed with leading global survey software company SurveyMonkey. The survey captures how retail consumers feel about marketing communications from their favorite retail brands – what marketing activity promotes consumer engagement and digital purchases, and what brands are doing that drive consumers away. The survey analyzed data from 1,124 consumer…

Applexus Launches Simpleretail, an AI-Powered Platform for Curbside and Omnichannel Retailing

Applexus launched the latest version of their SimpleRetail solution to address the retail industry’s need to provide an engaging and consistent shopping experience across all channels. In the “new normal” after COVID-19, consumers will move from buying traditional in-store to curbside, delivery and buy-online-pickup-in-store (BOPIS) channels. To win in this changed landscape, retailers must rapidly provide an engaging buying experience across all channels. SimpleRetail is an intelligent digital store and consumer experience…

Parks Associates: 15% of US Broadband Households Report Increase in Telehealth Service Usage as a Result of COVID-19 Pandemic

Annual event shifts to virtual and highlights new challenges in delivering telehealth and independent living solutions, as well as integration opportunities with smart home markets New research from Parks Associates, fielded nationwide between March 8th and April 3rd, finds 15% of US broadband households report their usage of telehealth/remote doctor services has increased as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The research firm will feature new consumer and trending data at its 7th annual Connected Health Summit: Consumer…