Browsing Tag

coronavirus

Kirkland’s Announces Additional Actions In Response To Coronavirus

Kirkland's, Inc. provided an update on additional measures it is taking in response to the impact from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). "With our stores closed to customer traffic to keep our employees and customers safe, we have accelerated our contingency plans across all areas of the company. I'm proud of the innovation of our team as we stood up contactless curbside pickup and immediately saw great results," said Woody Woodward, Chief Executive Officer. "These actions have had a direct impact on many within our…

Gaming in the Time of Coronavirus

The world is changing right before our eyes. Movie theaters, restaurants, and bars have all shut their doors. Sports arenas, concerts, and conferences have been canceled. Schools and businesses are closed. As people search for a sense of normalcy and indoor entertainment in a time of social distancing, Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, hit the nail on the head when explaining why people are flocking to video games. He said, "Games are the perfect platform because they connect people through the lens of joy, purpose,…

In the Next 24 Hours, 1 Million Homes Will Receive Essential Goods in a Vehicle Managed by Merchants Fleet

As the Coronavirus Leads to More Home Deliveries, Demand Increases Rapidly With a surge in online orders as a result of the coronavirus leading to companies needing additional vehicles to match demand, Merchants Fleet, the nation’s fastest-growing fleet management company, announced that over the next 24 hours, one million homes will receive essential goods in a vehicle managed by the Company. The need for last mile and home delivery and other essential logistics is being felt across industries. As U.S. ecommerce sales…

In the Next 24 Hours, 1 Million Homes Will Receive Essential Goods in a Vehicle Managed by Merchants Fleet

As the Coronavirus Leads to More Home Deliveries, Demand Increases Rapidly With a surge in online orders as a result of the coronavirus leading to companies needing additional vehicles to match demand, Merchants Fleet, the nation’s fastest-growing fleet management company, today announced that over the next 24 hours, one million homes will receive essential goods in a vehicle managed by the Company. The need for last mile and home delivery and other essential logistics is being felt across industries. As U.S. ecommerce…

Yottaa Offers Free RAPID CTRL for Travel and SMB Retail Brands

Leading eCommerce Acceleration Solution Provides Brands The Opportunity To Maximize Conversions From High Online Traffic During The Coronavirus Crisis Yottaa, Inc., the leading cloud platform for accelerating eCommerce, announced it is offering its RAPID CTRL product for free to some of the businesses most impacted by the coronavirus crisis: travel companies and SMB retailers and brands. Trusted by over 1,500 sites to improve digital experiences and increase online revenue, Yottaa is committed to advancing eCommerce…

LogMeIn Launches FAQ Web Widget to Help Businesses Manage COVID-19 Related Communications and Information Sharing

Easy to deploy website widget provides rapid and consistent answers to Coronavirus-related questions for customers and employees  LogMeIn, Inc.  has launched the Bold360 Rapid Response FAQ Web Widget to help businesses manage the increase in volume and complexity of questions related to COVID-19 from both customers and employees. The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic is an unprecedented situation creating numerous challenges providing information and updates to customers, employees, and partners. Policies and procedures are…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest News, Insights, Funding and Updates

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from eBay, Triton Digital, CommerceIQ, Harmonic, Resonate, Wecast.ai, and LivePerson. eBay Inc. Names Jamie Iannone Chief Executive Officer eBay Inc. announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has appointed Jamie Iannone as Chief Executive Officer, effective April 27, 2020.  He has also been elected to the Company’s Board of Directors. Most recently Mr. Iannone was Chief Operating…

CommerceIQ Launches Growth Navigator, a Fully Managed Service Enabling Consumer Brands to Service Unprecedented Ecommerce Demand Resulting…

400% Increase in Ecommerce Growth Rate Causing Widespread Demand Shocks Across Sales, Supply Chain, Operations, and Marketing for Consumer Brands Selling on Amazon; Driving the Need for Automation Machine Learning and Automation Pioneer Powering Bayer Healthcare, Hamilton Beach, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Kellogg’s, Kimberly Clark and Mars Wrigley, Inc. Enables Consumer Brands Selling on Amazon to Successfully Address Out of Stock, Assortment, Advertising and Third-Party Challenges CommerceIQ, the leader in Ecommerce Revenue…

New Data Shows Cell Phones are Consumers’ Lifeline to the World During Coronavirus

Consumers prefer to receive important news from businesses by text, as opposed to email or phone, and report using cell phones as their main source of news and information   Zipwhip, the first company to enable texting on existing business phone numbers, today released the findings of a survey of 1,000 businesses and consumers in New York, California and Washington state; the first regions in the nation to issue comprehensive shelter-in-place orders. The study found that not only are consumers in those states spending…

Marketers Find SEO Vital to Facing Coronavirus Challenges

Marketing Professionals Expect Search Engine Optimization to Help in Time of Decreased Budgets and Increased Challenges Conductor, the leading SEO and content marketing technology company, today announced the results of its extensive survey of marketers’ responses to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The survey, commissioned to provide insight into marketers’ reactions to the pandemic’s international upheaval, received 317 responses from marketing professionals including managers, directors, VPs, and C-suite executives from…

FPT Helps Businesses Automate During COVID-19 with RPA Offers

As the Coronavirus pandemic forces companies around the world to send workers home, Vietnam’s leading technology company FPT has helped them ease into the new reality with automation. As COVID-19 forces companies around the world to send workers home, Vietnam’s leading technology company FPT has helped them ease into the new reality with automation. Over the next three months, existing customers of its featured product akaBot will be entitled to three extra months free of charge to the annual robotics process…

Talkdesk Accelerates Growth Strategy, Business Continuity Support for Customers With Appointment of Nathan Cobb as First Chief Revenue…

Experienced customer-first revenue strategist strengthens Talkdesk executive management team Talkdesk appoints Nathan Cobb as the company’s first chief revenue officer (CRO) Cobb will work with Talkdesk leadership to identify and scale global opportunities for the company while ensuring full business continuity support for customers New CRO position added to Talkdesk’s executive management team to guide the company through the next phase of growth Talkdesk, Inc., the cloud contact center for innovative…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest News, Insights, Funding and Updates

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from Shippo, PlaceIQ, GRIN, Mapp, and Vonage. Shippo Announces $30 Million Series C to Make Shipping a Package as Easy as Sending a Text Message Shippo, the leading shipping platform for growing e-commerce businesses, announced today that it has closed $30 million in Series C funding, bringing its total capital raised to $59 million. D1 Capital Partners, who led the round, joins Shippo’s…

New Comscore and JW Player Partnership Delivers Contextual Targeting for Video Advertising

Partnership enables advertisers and publishers to put in place Coronavirus brand suitability protections for video content Comscore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, and JW Player, the world's largest independent video platform, are excited to announce that Comscore's brand safety and contextual categorization segments are available for activation across the 12,000+ media sites that use JW Player for their digital video playback. This partnership builds on JW Player's…

Conventional Wisdom Suggests It’s Time to Start Preparing Your Marketing Budget for a Recession. Here’s Why You Shouldn’t

Even the top of the world isn’t immune to the Coronavirus. China has shut down, the Tibet side of Mount Everest and Nepalese authorities have ended all expeditions on the South flank for the rest of this year's climbing season amid the worsening global pandemic. It’s increasingly becoming apparent that the coronavirus is going to cause an economic slowdown.  The travel industry has been sent into a spiral. Conferences and major events such as SXSW have been canceled. Even college and professional sporting events are being…

LivePerson Launches New Gift Card Marketplace to Help Small Businesses Weather the Coronavirus Storm

HelpOthers.io connects customers to favorite local businesses decimated by social distancing for seamless digital gift card purchases LivePerson pledges $500,000 to support small businesses through new gift card marketplace LivePerson, a global leader in conversational AI, and the Dream Big Foundation today announced the launch of HelpOthers.io, a new digital gift card marketplace letting consumers prepay for goods and services to help their favorite small businesses stay financially sound until they can reopen their doors.…

SQream Offers Free Licenses to Organizations Using Data Analytics to Fight the Coronavirus

SQream, provider of SQream DB for accelerated analytics on massive data stores, announced that as part of their effort to contribute to the fight against COVID-19, they are offering free licenses of SQream DB to qualified healthcare and government organizations on the frontlines of the push to defeat coronavirus. Marketing Technology News: Coursera Taps Dr. Betty Vandenbosch as New Chief Content Officer SQream DB enables organizations to rapidly analyze massive amounts of data which is being mined to find a better…

10 Tech Companies Donates Over $1.4bn to Fight Coronavirus

Ten leading tech companies have pledged to donate a significant amount of funds to help contain the novel Coronavirus. Data gathered by Learnbonds.com indicates that the companies have offered at least $1.4 billion towards mitigating the virus. Top on the list is California based Google that has donated about $800 million that will be used to support businesses, organizations and healthcare workers as part of its coronavirus response that also includes free advertising on its various platforms. Cisco has also pledged about…

LendingTree Survey Reveals 71% of Small Business Owners Fear They Will Never Recover from Pandemic Losses

Business owners adjust workforce, scramble to find emergency business funding and worry about their business future A new LendingTree survey of more than 1,200 small business owners found that 71% worry they'll never recover from the downturn due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Nearly half of small business owners have temporarily closed their businesses. They have also laid off workers or reduced hours while trying to source funding to stay afloat.  LendingTree conducted an online survey of 1,221 small business…

Trustpilot Warns Consumers About Potential Online Exploitation Following the Coronavirus Outbreak

Surge in COVID-19 and corona related domains leads to placement of consumer alerts Trustpilot is warning consumers about exploitation online following the corona outbreak. Since January Trustpilot has detected at least 90 new profile pages on the platform referencing COVID-19 or coronavirus in their domain name. Currently, around 3 new domains including these terms are added every day. While many of these companies are legitimate, Trustpilot is advising consumers to exercise caution when dealing with any company making…