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MarTech Interviews

MarTech Interview with Eric Hochberger, CEO at Mediavine

"I know “data” is a vague-sounding buzzword in our industry, but CEOs should invest in actual data science as early as possible." Hi Eric, please tell us about your journey into advertising and content management. How did you start at Mediavine? When I co-founded Mediavine in 2004 (not a typo), we were primarily content creators as the publishers of websites like The Hollywood Gossip. Back then, WordPress was not the dominant market Content Management System (CMS) it is today, so we built our own lightweight CMS,…

TechBytes with Ayal Steiner, VP of Global Ad Revenue at Outbrain

Please tell us how Outbrain is preparing for the FIRST biggest Sales season of the COVID-19 era. We are seeing a clear trend of established brands moving into Direct-To-Consumer models and leveraging digital channels such as Search, Social and Discovery to reach customers. Historically we have always seen a surge in advertiser activity towards global sales events such as black friday / cyber Monday etc, but with Covid-19 we expect an unprecedented surge in activity. We are running workshops and online webinars to…

MarTech Interview with Martin Wilkinson-Brown, CMO at Sitel Group

"My best advice for companies in this situation is to ensure the technologies they’re deploying and wanting to sell are grounded and aligned to specific business needs." Hi Martin, congratulations on the new platform launch. Tell us about the marketing game plan behind launching a CXP tool in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. While our new EXP+™ solution happened to launch during the pandemic, it was not due to COVID-19. It’s a continuation of the journey we’ve been on for the past few years, reframing and…

MarTech Interview with Julia Stead, CMO of Allocadia

"Content and email channels now bear a heavier load thanks to COVID and the switch to making everything digital. But their blueprints for success have changed." Hi, Julia. Please tell us about the role and team / technology you currently handle at Allocadia. As CMO,  I oversee our entire marketing function and partner with our executive team on our company’s vision and market strategy to drive growth. Our marketing team is broken down into three core areas - demand gen, corporate and product marketing, supported by a…

TechBytes with Alexander García-Tobar, CEO and Co-Founder, Valimail

How have anti-phishing technologies evolved in the last 2-3 years? The biggest advance in the past few years has been the rapid development, and adoption, of sender identity technologies. This is a direct response to the fact that the vast majority of phishing attacks (89%, according to a study by Barracuda) use impersonation, either of trusted brands or of a person the recipient knows. Fake identities make these phishing emails harder for traditional defenses to detect, and they often fool recipients completely.…

75 Inspiring Martech Leaders Who Are Prepared for 2020

The year 2019 has been a year full of surprises that saw path-breaking mergers and acquisitions, unique product innovations, mega-funding rounds, and start-up growth. As we approach the end of a phenomenal year for martech companies, the stage is already set for the New Year 2020. We have picked 75 leaders from the ever-growing martech community who we think are a step ahead in envisioning the future and preparing themselves and others with their knowledge, skills, and team collaborations. You can subscribe to our resources…

MarTech Interview with Larry Kim, Founder and CEO at MobileMonkey

"AI, ML and Automation are helping businesses gain more efficiencies to become more competitive and scale faster with technology." Tell us about your journey into Technology. I studied Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada. In my Senior year, Mike Lazaridis, CEO of Research in Motion, the maker of the BlackBerry, which was a multi-hundred billion dollar mobile device company at the time, did a talk with my class about technology and entrepreneurship. I was blown away and vowed to one day create…

TechBytes with Gavin Henry, VP of Business Development, Allocadia

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Allocadia. As the Head of Business Development and Partnerships my focus is determining what the market is doing, where Allocadia fits within the broader martech environment and developing relationships within that ecosystem of key MartTech partners to provide the best outcomes for our common customers. What is the essence of your Partner-Customer relationship? Allocadia is a core part of any marketing technology landscape, we partner with the key vendors and…