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Experiential Marketing Heavyweights Join Chicago-Based AKA

Jason Vargas and Scott Moller have joined Chicago-based strategic communications company, AKA. As CMO, Vargas will continue to expand the company’s capabilities to solve marketing communications challenges for clients with brand awareness and brand experience campaigns. Moller will act as Principal, providing senior-level counsel for the company’s roster of blue-chip clients. “This is both a challenging and exciting time for our clients as they navigate contemporary communications challenges for their brands, their…

W2O Appoints Bryan Specht to Oversee Transformation, Consumer Activation and Marketing

Accelerates Firm’s Evolution to Drive Consumerization and Digitization of Healthcare W2O, the leading independent provider of analytics-driven, digital-first marketing communications to the healthcare sector, announced that Bryan Specht has been named Group President, Transformation, Consumer Activation and Marketing. In this role, he will expand W2O’s healthcare offering to include additional consumer-focused, tech-enabled and digital capabilities, accelerating its transformation to a digital healthcare firm. With…

Cision Releases 2020 State of the Media Report, Revealing the Latest Trends and Challenges Facing the Media Industry

In its eleventh year of the report, Cision surveyed over 3,200 journalists, it's largest ever Cision released its 2020 State of the Media Report, the company’s eleventh annual, which uncovers the latest trends and challenges facing the media industry, and how PR professionals can better work with their journalist counterparts. Marketing Technology News: Atos Acquires Data Science Firm Miner & Kasch Since the State of the Media survey was initially conducted prior to the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic,…

ON24 Launches Industry’s First Center for Marketing Transformation

Demand generation expert Cheri Keith joins ON24 to help enterprises future-proof their marketing strategies and build better digital experiences Today's new normal makes digital marketing mission-critical for business success. In fact, 91% of top-performing marketers agree that creating and delivering digital experiences is the most important factor for driving future revenue growth. That's why today ON24, the technology leader helping businesses innovate their marketing through interactive, data-rich digital…

CG Life Acquires Philadelphia-Based Strategic Communications Agency McDAY

Agency’s 2nd Acquisition in 2020 Adds Pharma Expertise, East Coast Presence CG Life, an integrated marketing and communications agency focused on life science and healthcare, has acquired McDAY, a strategic marketing communications agency located in Philadelphia. CG Life made this acquisition following a standing, informal strategic relationship between the firms in order to expand its strategic communications expertise in the pharmaceutical and fine chemicals markets. This is the second acquisition CG Life has completed…

SparkCognition Announces Additions to Senior Leadership Team

AI company adds seasoned executives Curt Richtermeyer as EVP of Sales and Michelle Saab as VP of Marketing Communications SparkCognition, a leading AI company, announced two additions to its executive team – Curt Richtermeyer as Executive Vice President (EVP) of Sales and Michelle Saab as Vice President (VP) of Marketing Communications (MarCom). Marketing Technology News: Tacton Visualization Empowers Customers to See and Interact with Customized Products in Real-Time Curt Richtermeyer…

Optimizing Communications Requires an Outside-In Look

Learn About Behind-The-Scenes Lessons in Optimizing and Consolidating Communications How can companies optimize their transactional, regulatory, and marketing communications to reduce costs, streamline processes, and improve the overall customer experience? It starts by taking an outside-in look, according to Lisa Meath from Broadridge Consulting Services. Lisa Meath I, as Managing Director and Practice Lead, Broadridge Communications Consulting on how “optimizing communications requires an outside-in look”, interviewed…

Newswire’s Earned Media Advantage Guided Tour Helps Sports Nutrition Retail Company Expand Brand Awareness

Sports Nutrition Retail Company Extends Its Reach by Cutting Time to Market and Increasing Brand Awareness While on the Earned Media Advantage Guided Tour In an effort to expand its brand awareness and showcase the company as a leader in the industry, a sports nutrition retail company that has signed with Newswire's Earned Media Advantage Guided Tour has achieved one of its goals. Leading industry publications are taking note of the sports nutrition retail company, sharing the values of the brand or referring to them in…

NextGen Leads, a Top-Tier Insurance Lead Generation Platform, Partners with Clearpoint Agency for Public Relations and Marketing…

Award-Winning PR Firm Hired to Provide Strategic Integrated Communications Program for Insurance Sales Leads Company Founded by EX-Googler Clearpoint Agency, a public relations (PR) and digital marketing firm, announced it is leading public relations and marketing communications for NextGen Leads, a top-tier health, Medicare and auto insurance sales leads company. @ClearpointPR is leading public relations and marketing communications for NextGen Leads Clearpoint is managing PR strategy, media relations, social media and…

Louisville-Based Media and Marketing Holding Company, Ovaregroup, Acquires California and Canadian Firms, Adds Executive Leadership,…

The OvareGroup, a Louisville-based media and marketing communications company, tannounced several strategic business moves designed to strengthen its portfolio of services, expand its geographic footprint, and propel its growth as a marketing services company. The OvareGroup is a holding company created in May 2019 and is led by executive chairman Jerry Preyss. With today's announcements, the OvareGroup operates six subsidiary media and marketing agencies, including Scoppechio,…

Newswire Responds to SaaS Pain Points With High-Touch, High-Tech Solution

The Ideal Solution for Small to Midsize Businesses, the Guided Tour Incorporates Powerful Software with an Experienced Team In an effort to distance itself from a typical SaaS offering, Newswire has reimagined the concept from the ground up. The Earned Media Advantage Guided Tour aims to help small and midsize businesses spot and create new opportunities to increase sales. By taking cues from other successful done-for-you services and applying similar principles, customers are encouraged to look at content management, as…

4 Tips for Scaling Your Event Programs in the GDPR Era

It’s no secret that events drive revenue (in a Harvard Business Review study of 739 executives, 52% of brands say events drive more ROI than any other Marketing channel). And now that brands can prove it, the fastest-growing companies are doubling down on this beloved Marketing channel and looking to scale and grow their event programs. But here’s the thing: there’s hosting more events, and then there’s streamlining and establishing your processes and systems to ensure you’re compliant with all data processes. If you want…

Fred Petrovsky to Join Colling Media Advertising Agency as Chief Marketing Officer

Colling Media Advertising Agency announced Fred Petrovsky has joined as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), effective immediately. In his new role, Petrovsky will manage all agency marketing efforts. Fred will report to Colling Media General Manager Leo Rondeau. As CMO, Petrovsky is responsible for the planning, development, and execution of the agency's marketing and advertising initiatives. Petrovsky will manage the day-to-day activities of the agency's marketing team, helping to generate new agency partners. "Fred…

The Relevancy Gap: Businesses Believe Marketing Communications Are Effective; Consumers Disagree

Twilio recently published a fascinating, complimentary Customer Communications Report 2017 to determine any discrepancies between how well companies think marketing and how well consumers perceive businesses’ marketing efforts. The sample was sizeable, surveying digital communications leaders at 413 companies in the U.S., 284 in the UK, and 170 in Australia; and surveying 1,018 consumers in the US, 515 in the UK, and 512 in Australia. The results show a shocking delta between how businesses think they’re doing and how…

Allison+Partners First Global Agency to Adopt Proof Analytics

Proof Analytics Software Platform Became Available in Early 2017 Proof Analytics announced that top marketing communications agency Allison+Partners will roll out its award-winning business impact analytics software to the firm’s clients worldwide in a phased approach over the next 12-24 months. Proof is the first business impact analytics software company to enable marketing and communications professionals to quickly deliver an irrefutable portrait of their correlated business impact. Allison+Partners is the first…

MediaVillage Analysis Suggest Marketing Communications Spend in Media Buoyed Largely by Growth of Digital

Mediavillage Analysis Shows Digital Spend Continues To Replace Declines In Linear Investments A new analysis by MediaVillage, which has been tracking media and marketing expenditures since 1988, shows that the total investment in marketing communications has remained flat since 2010, and is projected to increase by 2.8% from $580 billion in 2010 to a projected $596 billion in 2020. Jack Myers, Media Ecologist and founder of MediaVillage, said, “When factoring inflation, the real dollars invested by marketers in the US…