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Direct-To-Consumer

Springbot Closes $14 Million in Funding; Fueling Future Organic Growth & Acquisitions

Sterling National Bank Leads Financing Effort Springbot, a marketing automation and attribution platform for online retailers, announced it has closed $14M in financing led by Sterling National Bank. Springbot which recently closed an acquisition of Content Management System (CMS) provider Matcha in December 2020 is poised for organic growth as well as the addition of deeper platform capabilities that are purpose-built for eCommerce. Springbot's all-in-one platform is the critical solution for today's direct to consumer…

Study: Consumers Opt for Direct Site Search to Engage With the Brands This Holiday Season

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) retail is more important than ever before, according to the new Peak Holiday 2020 report from e-commerce experience specialist Bloomreach. The data reveals that direct site traffic makes up 80% of all desktop holiday commerce traffic in Europe and North America, with the remaining traffic made up of search engine traffic (15%) and advertising search traffic (5%). Social search accounts for less than 1% of all traffic, showing a clear consumer appetite for direct engagement with brands. Marketing…

Starz Launches Premium Direct to Consumer OTT App ‘Lionsgate Play’ in India

Starz, one of the leading premium global streaming platforms, has launched its independent direct to consumer OTT app 'Lionsgate Play' in India, the company announced at a virtual press conference in the presence of Mr. Jeffrey A. Hirsch, President and Chief Executive Officer, Starz and Mr. Rohit Jain, Managing Director, Lionsgate South Asia. Building on its reputation for disruption, Lionsgate Play is committed to innovation in its content, technology, pricing, and accessibility by making premium Hollywood content available…

Jebbit Releases Fourth Consumer Data Trust Index Revealing Covid’s Impact on Consumer Trust Increase in World’s Leading Brands

Study Reveals Data Collection is at the Heart of Consumer Trust / Established Technology, Convenience and Home Improvement Brands Score High While Facebook and Direct-to-Consumer Brands Struggle Jebbit, the world’s leading declared data platform, announced the release of their most recent Consumer Data Trust Index, a report surveying consumer trust in 100 of the world’s leading public-facing companies. In past surveys, adult consumers from the United States were asked to rate, on a scale of one to 10, their level of trust…

GRIN Influencer Marketing Software Integrates with Salesforce Commerce Cloud

GRIN, the leading influencer marketing software solution for direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands, announces its newest e-commerce integration with industry giant, Salesforce Commerce Cloud. The new integration dramatically improves workflow and removes the need for marketers to rely on their e-commerce teams to get products to influencers, create coupon codes or affiliate links, and track revenue. This integration with Salesforce Commerce Cloud, and existing integrations with other e-commerce providers, further solidifies…

Grapevine Village Launches Grapevine Shops, A Fully Digitally Integrated E-Commerce Marketplace

Grapevine Village, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ideanomics Inc., has launched Grapevine Shops, a fully digital e-commerce storefront which showcases boutique innovative consumer brands. Traditional brick and mortar stores are being displaced as more consumers take to shopping exclusively online via mobile devices, purchasing products promoted by their favorite creators on social media. Grapevine Shops allows consumers to seamlessly buy products featured in an influencer's promoted posts through their phones. Marketing…

Blue Hat Announces Favorable Results from Streaming E-Commerce Initiative

Blue Hat Interactive Entertainment Technology, a leading producer, developer, and operator of augmented reality ("AR") interactive entertainment games, toys, and educational materials in China, announced solid initial results from the Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) partnership with Xiamen Xing Meng Wei Lai Culture Media Co. LTD ("Xing Meng Wei Lai"), which was initially announced in June 2020 (Previously Announced Partnership with Leading Chinese Multi-Channel Network). Xing Meng Wei Lai is a leading Chinese multi-channel…

Scalefast Appoints Chief Revenue Officer with Growth and Expansion in Mind

Scalefast, a Los Angeles-based digital commerce solution that is changing the way brands do direct-to-consumer (DTC) eCommerce, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicolas Chaumartin as Chief Revenue Officer. As the newly appointed Chief Revenue Officer, Nicolas will be managing all customer-facing segments of the company and will be responsible for building company revenue in Scalefast’s next phase of growth and expansion. Marketing Technology News: WPP Acquires Velvet Consulting An accomplished business executive,…

Scalefast Raises $22 Million Series B Round to Lead Future of Direct-to-Consumer eCommerce

Digital commerce solution raises Series B from investment partners Xplorer Capital, Stereo Capital, FJLabs, Benhamou Global Venture and Crédit Mutuel Equity Scalefast, a Los Angeles-based digital commerce solution that is changing the way brands do direct-to-consumer (DTC) eCommerce, has raised a $22 million Series B funding round. Scalefast plans to use this funding to expand its team, footprint and product offering to further support existing and new customers. Marketing Technology News: Veteran Retail Tech…

Sports Broadcasting Trends: How ESPN is taking The Lead with its SportsCenter Special Show Today

Sports is the biggest unifying factor in our growth as a socially-well rounded race. ESPN is hosting a SportsCenter Special to discuss COVID-19's impact on the lives of athletes and how they cope with it. Things will take time to get back to normal, even as the COVID-19 induced economic slowdown continues. Almost every business activity has been pushed to “working from home”, and in these challenging times, we are witnessing a host of innovations in the broadcasting industry. ESPN Inc., currently owned by ABC, Inc., an…

AdRoll Unveils New Growth Marketing Platform for Direct-to-Consumer Brands

Ambitious e-commerce marketers can access a suite of free and subscription-based marketing tools all in one place AdRoll, a division of NextRoll Inc., announced a new suite of marketing tools for direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands. The company continues to grow beyond its ad tech heritage, expanding its growth marketing platform with enhanced marketing capabilities across email, AI-driven product recommendations, and cross-channel measurement. The platform is now available for all customers through new software-as-a-service…

MoneyGram Direct-to-Consumer Digital Business Growth Continues to Accelerate

MoneyGram Online accelerated growth through February year-to-date, reporting nearly 60% year-over-year transaction growth driven by US-outbound and international corridors MoneyGram International, Inc., a global leader in cross-border P2P payments and money transfers, today reported nearly 60% year-over-year transaction growth for MoneyGram Online year-to-date through February – an acceleration from the fourth quarter of 2019 where the company reported 39% transaction growth. Importantly, these trends are continuing in…

Ecommerce to Transform Retail Landscape Quicker than Previously Expected

Consumer Power and Preference are Driving Innovation and Fundamentally Changing Role of Physical Store according to Edge by Ascential's annual Future Retail Development Report Shifts in consumer power and preference around efficiency and speed are converging rapidly with technological, economic, industrial and societal factors to accelerate retail's transformation even faster than expected over the next 5-10 years. The results are continuing to power innovation that will drive brands and shoppers away from big box stores…

Every Marketer Should Think Like a D2C Marketer

It’s no revelation that technology has changed how we interact with brands: I can get prescriptions immediately delivered to my office, custom-built furniture sent to my home, and order-in dinner from my daughters’ favorite restaurant — all with a few taps on my phone. Technology has given us personalized experiences, curated to our liking in an always-on, on-demand world. As a result, our expectations as customers have undergone tremendous change. With seemingly hundreds of new brands entering the market each week,…

New Data Reveals That Brand Loyalty Is on the Rise Among Consumers

The Growing Focus on Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) Experiences Are Potentially Driving a Renewed Affinity for Brands Yotpo, the leading eCommerce marketing platform, released its annual brand loyalty survey examining American consumers' sentiment towards brands, and the role of rewards programs in harnessing and cultivating that loyalty. "This year's data showing continued strong brand loyalty among consumers supports the idea of a brand renaissance, the same phenomenon fueling the rise of direct-to-consumer and growth of the…

AdRoll Launches New Brand Awareness Solution for Ambitious D2C Brands

Platform’s machine learning algorithm makes over 2.5 million predictions per second to help brands reach the right audiences at the right time It has never been more critical for brands, particularly those marketing directly to consumers, to cut through the noise and tell their story to customers at every encounter. In fact, according to Nielsen, 59% of consumers prefer to buy products from brands with which they are already familiar. AdRoll, the growth marketing platform for direct-to-consumer (D2C) marketers and…

VAB Multiscreen TV Advertising Campaign Launches

VAB Launches "You Innovate TV Elevates" Campaign Featuring Peloton And Touch Of Modern Direct-To-Consumer Company Founders VAB, an insights-driven, research and marketing company dedicated to helping brand leaders make fully informed media decisions, launched a new multiscreen commercial campaign featuring the founders of two profitable direct-to-consumer (DTC) companies: Peloton, the global technology company revolutionizing fitness, and Touch of Modern, an e-commerce app for men to discover cutting-edge products not…

TVSquared Releases Direct-to-Consumer TV Advertising Performance Report

TVSquared, the worldwide leader in TV attribution, released the findings of its 2019 Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) TV Advertising Performance report. DTC brands are one of the fastest growing groups of TV advertisers, devoting $3.8 billion in media spend to it last year alone. TVSquared’s report uncovers the TV buy elements that are driving response, spanning creative lengths, KPIs, programming genres, dayparts and days of week. “Direct Outcomes: Analyzing the ‘Big Bets’ DTC Brands Are Making on TV” TVSquared analyzed 15 months…

New Yotpo and Klaviyo Integration Propels Email Innovation and Revenues for D2C Brands

Commerce marketing innovation leaders Yotpo and Klaviyo announced an integration upgrade to create the most powerful email experiences for direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands to date. Building on Klaviyo and Yotpo's existing loyalty program integration, the enhancement allows brands to leverage the power of user-generated content (UGC) and data to convert email subscribers into buyers more effectively. "Today's top direct-to-consumer brands are known for transforming marketing touchpoints into next-level experiences…

Latest IAB UK / PwC Adspend Study Reveals Total UK Digital Advertising Market Worth £13.44bn in 2018

Smartphone Accounts for More Than Half of All Digital Ad Spend IAB UK, the trade association for digital advertising, has announced the results of the latest IAB UK and PwC Digital Adspend study, which reveals UK advertisers spent £13.44billion on digital advertising in 2018. The total ad spend figure is a 15 percent year-on-year increase and demonstrates continued confidence in the power of digital advertising. For the first time ever, ad spend on smartphones has exceeded desktop accounting for 51 percent of the…