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FBE Adds Veteran TV and Digital Executive to Team

Nneka Enurah is Multiplatform Media Company's New Head of Development & Partnerships As FBE continues to expand from its digital roots to traditional TV and multiplatform offerings, the company is excited to announce the hiring of veteran digital and TV executive Nneka Enurah as FBE's new Head of Development and Partnerships. Enurah was most recently the Director of Digital Development and Production at Hello Sunshine, the media company founded by Emmy Award-winning actress, producer and entrepreneur Reese…

Millennials Stand Out as Being More Cautious About Their Personal Finances During COVID-19

Equifax Canada collaborates with BEworks to analyze consumer behaviour Equifax Canada analytic data and a recent consumer survey indicates that younger adults (18-34) stand out as being more cautious and concerned about their financial future in the face of the COVID-19 economic crisis. Equifax data analytics confirms that, with reduced opportunity for discretionary spending, younger adults have seen a higher rate of decline in credit card balances since January at 16 per cent as compared to under 12.6 per cent for those…

CRM Must Continue to Evolve in the Wake of COVID-19, Says ERP Advisors Group

ERP Advisors Group hosted a conference call and live podcast to explore "The Evolving Role of CRM Systems in the Wake of COVID-19." Shawn Windle, the Founder and Managing Principal of ERP Advisors Group, noted that even though CRM software is arguably the largest of all software markets, CRM systems are not always used to their fullest potential. Marketing Technology News: EPAM Joins Newly Formed MACH Alliance as Founding Member "With distributed sales and customer support teams, having centralized CRM and ERP tools…

Spotify Launches on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Flex

Music Streaming on the TV on the Rise Customers Can Say “Spotify” into the Xfinity Voice Remote to Instantly Access Spotify Free and Spotify Premium with 50 Million Music Tracks and a Wide Range of Podcasts Comcast today announced that Spotify is now available to stream on Xfinity, giving millions of customers the ability to listen to the audio streaming service’s 50 million music tracks and a wide range of podcasts directly on the TV, from the comfort of their home. Starting today, Xfinity Flex customers can say “Spotify”…

Disney+ Surges from Last to First in Offline Conversation Amid Pandemic

Nivea and Colgate, Also Gain Offline; H-E-B and Publix Gain in Social Media; HGTV Gains Online and Offline The impact of the 2020 pandemic is being strongly felt in online and offline consumer conversations as consumer priorities and interests have shifted. Entertainment, and particularly streaming services, are among brands benefiting the most, consistent with earlier reports from Engagement Labs. The TotalSocial rankings are based on a combination of metrics including how much conversation brands earn, how positive,…

DAX Appoints Former Spotify Exec Les Hollander as Chief Growth Officer

DAX, the market leader in digital audio advertising, announced the appointment of Les Hollander to Chief Growth Officer for DAX US and Canada (CA). Reporting directly to Matt Cutair, CEO of DAX US, and Guy Jones, Commercial Operations Director of DAX Worldwide, Hollander assumes responsibility for the business’ US and CA sales development and brand recognition strategy. Working closely with the executive leadership team, Hollander is tasked with enhancing DAX’s programmatic buying channels and podcast publisher offering,…

C-Suite Social Media launches In the Suite Podcast as a Catalyst for Change

Women over 40 now have a new favorite podcast to use as a vehicle for change with the launch of In the Suite, available on Apple Podcasts, iHeart Radio, Google Podcast, Spotify, Sticher, and Tune In + Alexa Founded by Tina Powell, CEO of C Suite Social Media, In the Suite is a podcast created to help close the gap that exists between men and women in the financial services and wealth management industry. In each episode, Host Tina Powell sits down with top female CEOs, founders, innovators, and business leaders to talk…

Aflac Continues to Put People First with ‘Not Alone’ Marketing Campaign

In Partnership with Atlanta's Fastest-Growing Advertising Agency, Insurer Helps Ease the Anxiety of Out-of-Pocket Medical Bills Aflac, a leader in supplemental insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today announced its new, people-centric "Not Alone" marketing campaign. Developed in partnership with Dagger, Aflac's new advertising agency of record, the campaign reflects the insurer's commitment to being there for consumers when help is needed most. The new campaign focuses on the wide range of emotions Americans experience…

Podcast Series “The State of Commerce Experience” Debuts Today

The announcement was made today by Bloomreach, a lead sponsor of the new podcast A new podcast series, “The State of Commerce Experience”, hosted by Brian Walker, will make its debut today, featuring discussions with commerce industry experts and thought-leaders from around the world. The podcast will focus on the evolving nature of digital commerce, key industry trends, market dynamics, and how B2B and B2C companies can differentiate themselves to thrive in the current climate. The announcement was made today by…

Mastercard and Diane von Furstenberg Partner to Deliver Curated Shopping Experience for Consumers and Insights for Store Associates

Partnership to also integrate brands shared focus on women’s empowerment efforts Mastercard and Diane von Furstenberg announced a new partnership focused on enhancing the in-store experience for consumers, as well as delivering intelligent insights to store associates through the integration of technology that provides informed product recommendations, store performance analytics, as well as digital discovery and engagement through QR codes. The effort will also encompass a shared focus on women’s empowerment through both…

The Power Pair: How Couples Are Shaping Influencer Marketing

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is in the air. And in the influencer community, those who pair off as couple, may just find themselves a top pick for brands. As compatibility, connectivity and creative content become ever more desirable, social media relationships are driving a new wave of Influencer Marketing – influencer couples creating a unified personal brand that maximizes the value of their ‘coupled up’ status. As of January 2020, there were more than 3.8 billion social media users…

Grammy Bites: 9,000 Users Attacked by Malware Disguised as Billie Eilish in Nigeria

Kaspersky found 30,982 malicious files that used the names of artists or their tracks in order to spread malware Cybercriminals are actively abusing the names of artists and songs nominated for a Grammy 2020 award, in order to spread malware. Kaspersky protection technologies detected a 39% rise in attacks (attempts to download or run malicious files) under the guise of nominees’ work in 2019, compared to 2018. Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Post Malone were attackers’ favorites, with these nominees’ names used most…

The Fastest Way to Kill Podcast Advertising

In 2019, the total number of people who have listened to at least one podcast surpassed 50% for the first time, and another 32% are regular monthly listeners, according to a recent study by Edison. That’s a 25% increase from 2018. And among 12-34-year-olds, who are typically even harder to reach, that number is even higher at 70%. It’s easy to see the tremendous potential of podcasts and audio advertising with explosive year-over-year growth. Listeners are just people actively seeking out and subscribing to content from…

Top 3 Small Business Technology Predictions for 2020

Everywhere we look, we see personal and professional expectations for technology merging—we need to Slack the team from our own phone at a coffee shop or tweet the latest product release from our personal account. How many of us flow from the last email of the day seamlessly into the next episode of The Office? And who knew this is how we would all work in 2019? The need for software companies to service this more fluid style of work is driving a wave of powerful, agile, and deeply personalized new business software.…

Sitel Group Announces New Podcast Series EmpowerCX NOW

EmpowerCX NOW launches January 23 hosted by podcast pros Joey Coleman and Dan Gingiss Sitel Group, a leading global customer experience management provider that delivers more than 3.5 million customer experiences every day, announced its upcoming podcast series, EmpowerCX NOW, hosted by podcast veterans Joey Coleman and Dan Gingiss, hosts of their own podcast, Experience This! of which Sitel Group sponsored in 2019. "EmpowerCX NOW is our thought-leadership and industry insights podcast curated around the theme…

Hold Onto Your Subscribers and Improve Your Customer Experience While Transitioning From One Payment Provider to Another

It’s no longer breaking news that subscriptions are on the rise, and that growth will only continue. Look at your own family for example; do you know how many subscriptions you currently have? Sure Netflix, Spotify, and a few others come right to mind, but most households have at least a handful more that they pay for each month, as an automatic recurring charge, without giving them much thought. As a marketer of a company selling subscriptions, you want to maintain a frictionless customer experience, to ensure these…

Five AdTech Trends to Watch in 2020

Digital Advertising is constantly changing with new channels, new ways of buying and new ways to measure response. Here’s what we can expect in the months ahead. While we’re still waiting for the final tally, all signs indicate that digital ad spending will, as predicted, surpass traditional ad spending for the first time. And, by most accounts, we can expect digital to continue an upward trajectory, hitting $172 billion by 2021, exceeding traditional spend by an astronomical $67 billion. Despite all the grumbling over…

Bob Mankoff and Scribit Create World’s First Robotized Cartoons

Bob Mankoff, president of Cartoon Collections and former cartoon editor of The New Yorker, teams up with Scribit, the write&erase smart plotter, to launch the world’s first ‘Robotized’ cartoons on its "Spotify-for-art" platform. Drawn from the half million+ cartoons available on CartoonCollections.com, Scribit will add a selection of the most famous cartoons from the pages of the New Yorker, Esquire, The Wall Street Journal, The National Lampoon and other iconic publications to its art-streaming platform.…

Out with the New, in with the Old: Nostalgia’s Increasing Role in Content, Personalization, and Consumer Choice

In a digital world where consumers can have nearly every novelty, we’re seeing something old and familiar to catch their eye. This trend is nostalgia, and it’s hot across the board; think retired logos reemerging, vinyl sales surging, and Netflix’s top 80s-throwback show Stranger Things. But there’s more to nostalgia than these big generational touchstones. Throughout the research we’ve conducted this past year, we’ve seen nostalgia emerge in sometimes unexpected places. It may be one of the biggest weapons in the TV…

Tic Tac Mints Partners With Spotify To Launch Spotify’s First Branded Live Event Series, Hear For It

The Fan Experience Will Bring Listeners Offline and into an Immersive World That Embodies the Essence of the Tic Tac Brand The Tic Tac® brand is joining forces with popular global audio streaming service Spotify, as an inaugural partner, to announce a new live experience called Hear For It. Custom-built for music fans, the unique event series employs Spotify's streaming intelligence to target consumers who exemplify the fun and refreshing Tic Tac brand personality. Music fans will be targeted through their listening…