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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,…

Chimney Vigor Group Secures Investment to Accelerate Transformation of Global Marketing & Advertising Ecosystems

A growth equity investment from Abry Partners will support CVG’s long-term plan around accelerating global expansion and technological innovation strategies – and boost its groundbreaking service for multinational advertisers and brands Following the transformative merger between Chimney and Vigor earlier this year, the Chimney Vigor Group is taking another big stride towards accelerating its long-term growth strategy by securing an investment from media, communications, business and information private equity firm, Abry …

Nuvi Named Best Social Media Analytics Platform by MarTech

Innovation in AI and Natural Language Processing engine drives platform growth and ROI across the customer journey Nuvi, the leading enterprise Social Customer Experience (CX) platform, has been recognized as the Best Social Media Analytics Platform, according to the 2020 MarTech Breakthrough Awards program. 2020 marks the third occurrence of the annual MarTech Breakthrough Awards. With 2,750 nominations this year coming in from all over the world, the competition was extremely fierce. According to MarTech's…

GeistM Announces Leadership Changes

GeistM, the world's fastest growing MarTech Platform, recently announced two key leadership moves.  Sameet Durg, co-founder and formerly COO, has been promoted to President of the company, overseeing all daily operations.  Technology and media industry veteran Andrew G. Smith has joined as SVP of Strategic Partnerships. Marketing Technology News: CommerceIQ is Now an Amazon Advertising Partner GeistM CEO and founder Kevin Fortuna says that the company made the moves in order to position itself for significant growth in…

Snappy Kraken Reveals Marketing Secrets in New Video Series

"Behind the Campaign" Series Addresses Marketing Strategy for Financial Advisors Snappy Kraken, a top-ranked MarTech company that helps financial advisors automate their marketing and business growth, has introduced the first episode in its new "Behind the Campaign" video series to help advisors expand their knowledge of marketing strategy. "It's awesome to see thousands of advisors having success with our content," said CEO Robert Sofia. "But we also recognize that we can advance the industry by teaching first…

Aprimo Appoints Erik Huddleston as New Chief Executive Officer

Veteran tech executive takes over leadership of Aprimo to drive continued innovation and global growth Aprimo, a leading provider of digital solutions for content, operations and planning, announced the appointment of Erik Huddleston as its new Chief Executive Officer. Erik is a veteran tech executive with 20 years' experience who most recently served as President of Cision, a cloud-based communications and PR firm, where he oversaw North American sales, global marketing, product, and development. Erik will draw on his…

BrandMaker Named A Representative Vendor In Gartner 2020 Market Guide

BrandMaker, a global provider of marketing resource management and work management software, has been recognized as a Representative Vendor in the Sophisticated Work Management Category for Marketing in the Gartner Market Guide for Marketing Work Management Platforms. Gartner defines sophisticated MWM platforms as "work management platforms robust in features and functionality for a variety of use cases to support a complex marketing environment and provide insights for executive decisions." Marketing operations leaders…

Zoomd Opens Platform to SMEs, Enabling Them to Market

Zoomd announces it will open its platform to mobile app-based small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and agencies, enabling them to market to over 200 million devices through the Company's streamlined and centralized marketing campaign dashboard Zoomd Technologies Ltd. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Zoomd Ltd., the marketing tech (MarTech) user-acquisition and engagement platform, announces it will be offering its user acquisition campaign management platform to app-centered small and medium enterprises (SME). App-centered…

Women Of Martech Introduces Influential And Powerful Leader

Announces Expansion Of Governance With The Launch Of The Activation Committee, Diversity & Equal Opportunity Committee And Cheering & Motivation Committee Taking the next step in engaging an accomplished and influential group of female marketers, Women of Martech is proud to announce its 2020 steering committee. Representing a broad set of industries, companies and brands, the Women of Martech steering committee will provide the vision and strategic direction of the organization, which now includes nearly 300…

Merkle Launches Performance Marketing Lab to Enable Cross-Channel Experiences through Data, Analytics, and Google Technology

Corresponding white paper and webinar will help brands navigate the Google ecosystem Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, has launched a new Performance Marketing Lab. The Lab comprises a cross-functional team of data scientists, developers, analysts, media experts, and product engineers, who develop proprietary solutions and leverage best-in-class products to help brands ensure their adtech and martech investments deliver greater digital marketing value. The new Lab is led by…

B2B Lead Gen Leader NetLine Corporation Joins ABM Leadership Alliance

The content-centric company brings its permission-based, first-party data perspective to help businesses drive pipeline via account-based marketing initiatives NetLine Corporation has announced that it has joined the ABM Leadership Alliance, a coalition which aims to bring industry-leading technology partners and thought leaders together to share best practices, actionable insights and real-life examples of how to launch and scale ABM strategies that drive engagement, pipeline and revenue. Founded by Demandbase in …

Hootsuite Welcomes MarTech Industry Veteran as New SVP of Product

Hootsuite, the global leader in social media management, announced Darren Guarnaccia has joined the company as SVP of Product. Guarnaccia brings over 20 years of experience in marketing technology and over 25 years of high-tech experience to his role at Hootsuite, where he will lead the company’s product management, product strategy, and product marketing functions. “Darren is an established martech visionary with a big picture view of industry trends, coupled with a relentless customer focus," said Ryan Donovan, CTO of…

AZK Media Expands Outsourced CMO Capability With New Senior Hire

New Director of Content and Communications to support increased demand for AZK Media’s B2B marketing services B2B global marketing, content and communications firm, AZK Media, has announced the appointment of leading business and technology journalist, Vanessa Mitchell, as its Director of Content and Communications. The appointment follows a demand for the consultancy’s outsourced CMO capability, as organisations reshift marketing spend and resources, looking to move away from legacy and inefficient marketing models to…

More Than 50% of Companies Have No Strategy in Place for Optimizing Their Martech Stack Says New DemandLab Report

DemandLab, a technology-focused marketing consultancy, has released survey results of more than 100 marketing leaders that explores perspectives on optimization of their marketing technology (martech) stack DemandLab, a technology-focused marketing consultancy, has released survey results of more than 100 marketing leaders that explores perspectives on optimization of their marketing technology (martech) stack. The survey indicates how executives recognize the critical role that a high-functioning stack plays when aligned…

Snappy Kraken’s New ‘Personal Connection Video’ Tool a Game-Changer for Financial Advisors

Turnkey system offers prepared scripts, ready-made branded landing pages to host video communications from the advisor, and coordinated emails to promote the important messages to clients and prospects Snappy Kraken, a MarTech company that helps financial advisors automate and scale their marketing, has released its new tool for bi-weekly video marketing. The "Personal Connection Video" series is offered at no additional cost to current subscribers. The tool includes a prepared script, a ready-made branded landing page to…

TechBytes with Ken Harlan, Founder and CEO at MobileFuse

Hi Ken, from Analyst to becoming a CEO - How did you plan your transition through the Dotcom era to the modern AI era? I really had no plan. Just jumped-in with two feet. Through all of my companies, I’ve focused on two main things: service and creative. By keeping the most important aspects of Advertising simple, we’ve been able to easily adapt as technology has evolved. Service and creativity will never be second to technology. AI, ML, etc really go hand-in-hand with services and creative. Tell us a bit more about your…

TechBytes with David Bloch, Data Science Evangelist at Domino Data Lab

How did you plan your transition through the Dotcom era to the modern AI era? I’ve been strangely fortunate in the sense that my career has coincided with many emerging technologies that now come together under the banner of AI. I started as a Software Engineer connecting medical equipment to medical software; that led to working in diagnostics, decision sciences and analysis of that data once it landed in patient management systems. From there, I started building predictive models in SAS and Matlab. I was one of the…

Dear Google…I have a Suggestion!

Dear Google,    It’s not easy being the market leader.  No matter what you do, you wind up as everybody’s villain du jour. So, in January, when the timetable for phasing out the cookie was announced, you couldn’t have been surprised when your initiative to work with the AdTech community to “maintain an ad-supported web” was widely dismissed as an anti-trust smokescreen.   However, if members of the community put aside their skepticism for a moment, they might see that in the end, we are all on the same page. Really. It…

Socialbakers Named in the Top 10 MarTech Companies by CIO Applications

Socialbakers' unified social media marketing platform recognized in the Top 10 MarTech companies of 2020 Socialbakers, the leading unified social media marketing platform, has been named as one of the Top 10 MarTech companies by CIO Applications. The CIO Applications list of the Top 10 MarTech companies in 2020 is designed to guide organizational leaders in harnessing the power of marketing technology to tackle today's marketing challenges, reduce workload, and increase efficiencies. In today's complex digital…

Top 3 Signs Your MarTech Isn’t Working

Marketers are incredibly busy people, especially on the B2B side. Marketing is in charge of the customer experience from the first anonymous touch online, through each step of the buyer journey, to closing the sale and beyond via upselling and retention initiatives. As a marketer, you need all the help you can get to manage the customer lifecycle effectively. That’s why it’s so important to make sure your MarTech stack is working as hard as it can for you. Do you have visibility into all stages of the sales and marketing…