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Interview with Bryan Gernert, CEO, Resonate

"Marketers need to engage in an intimate conversation with customers to build those longer-term relationships which will drive results both today and in the future."Tell us about your role at Resonate and how you got here. What prompted you to launch Resonate?  Resonate was started with one simple but powerful idea: understanding people. From Day 1, we’ve been on a quest to understand people at a deeper level than any other company in the marketplace. A lot of companies today talk about being “customer-centric.” But at…

Data Privacy, Ads Drive Customer Dissatisfaction in Social Media, ACSI Data Show

Pinterest Earns Top Marks in User Satisfaction as Facebook, Twitter Drop Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter have the least satisfied users in social media, according to the latest data from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) 2018 E-Business Report. Customer satisfaction with social media as a whole falls 1.4 percent to a score of 72 on the ACSI's 100-point scale, ranking it among the bottom five of all industries measured by ACSI, and the lowest of the three e-business categories. The other two categories fared…

Easy Data Portability Comes to Town With Google’s Data Transfer Project

Google, Along With Microsoft, Twitter, and Facebook, is Introducing the Open-source Data Transfer Project, Which Will Enable Consumers to Directly Transfer Their Data Between Services Tech giants Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Twitter have come together for Google’s ambitious Data Transfer Project. The open-source service allows users to directly transfer their data from one online service provider to another, seamlessly and hassle-free. Data Transfer Project builds on Google's on-going work for transferring data…

Twitter Appoints Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Robert Zoellick to Board of Directors

Twitter, Inc.  announced the appointments of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Robert Zoellick to Twitter's Board of Directors (the "Board") as new independent directors, effective immediately. Marjorie Scardino will be stepping down from the Board for personal reasons at the end of the year. "Ngozi and Bob are distinguished leaders with unparalleled global perspective and policy expertise," said Omid Kordestani, Executive Chairman of Twitter. "We are confident they will be incredible assets to Twitter as we continue to focus…

Cerebri AI Chosen As A 2018 Red Herring North America Top 100 Winner

Prestigious Accolade Honors the Most Promising Privately-Held Tech Companies Past Winners Include Alibaba, Google, Spotify, Twitter, and YouTube Cerebri AI, a fast-growing machine-learning startup whose groundbreaking Cerebri Values software lifts customer success for major enterprises, has been named by Red Herring to its 2018 Top 100 list recognizing the most promising privately-held technology companies in North America. With over 2,000 applicants in 2018, the annual competition honors the continent's most exciting…

iClimber Announces New Instagram Marketing Services

iClimber, Leading Social Media Marketing Company, Is Announcing a New Service for Instagram Marketing That Will Help Increase Followers and Likes Naturally. iClimber, a leading social media marketing company, is announcing a new service for Instagram marketing that will help increase followers and likes naturally. Instagram recently announced that it no longer will display their feeds based on the most recent posts, but rather based on what they think the user is interested in. They use various factors to decide this,…

The World Beyond Social Media

Only 10 years ago, social was considered the new frontier of digital advertising, but no longer. Banner ads have been proven to be the least trusted form of advertising, and Millennial users have conditioned themselves to ignore them on these platforms, glazing over the placements without absorbing the content in a state known as “digital ad fatigue.” Experienced social media users have even begun to recognize and disregard the sponsored posts that marketers insert directly into their news feeds. Branded content on social is…

5 Reasons Why Social Media Influencers are the Future of Digital Marketing

Whether you’re scrolling past pop-up advertisements on a smartphone app, clicking through promoted products on your Amazon account, or laughing at cheesy late night infomercials; branded content touches almost every area of your everyday life. In a world where connectivity is a prerequisite for both personal and professional success, marketing is impossible to escape, and modern consumers are bombarded with ads daily. In the face of constant media barrage, people are simply tuning out the noise and focusing on their…

Animoto Releases Video Marketing Best Practices for Social Media

Tips Include Using Square Videos to Take up 78 Percent More Space in Social Feeds and Optimize for Mobile Viewing Animoto, the company that makes it easy for anyone to create professional marketing videos, released its "Cheat Sheet for Social Media Video." The guide includes practical tips for businesses looking to maximize their presence on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube through creating and sharing marketing videos. As video on social media continues to become more prevalent, marketers and small businesses…

Interview with Lyle Stevens, Co-founder and CEO, Mavrck

"Data science has certainly been a key ingredient for helping to make influencer marketing more automated and scalable."Tell us about your journey into martech and how you started Mavrck? Prior to Mavrck, I actually worked in the aerospace and defense industry as a cybersecurity product manager. One of the initiatives I worked on was building and deploying an enterprise social network to help employees securely collaborate with each other, so they wouldn’t use LinkedIn or Facebook and increase their exposure to social…

MSRCOSMOS Releases Real-Time VINCI360 Social Analytics Platform for Optimizing Brands & Customer Experiences

The Platform Actively Captures Sentiment and Audience Perception VINCI360, a breakthrough social analytics platform delivering real-time awareness of customer sentiment and brand impact was released by MSRCOSMOS, marking a new era in the ability to proactively capture and respond to market opportunities and competitive threats. Companies deploying VINCI360 are able to define a vibrant lexicon of keywords and phrases they want to monitor-both as they happen live and also over time across all major social…

Five Disruptive Trends in Social Media Marketing Strategies

In 2017, we witnessed numerous trends in social media marketing. Developments like Live feed, integrated video, and story features, and the growth of mobile ads created the biggest buzz. Lately, B2B companies are more involved in catering to the ideas of social media marketing technologies, since it delivers efficiently and has a wide outreach. Here are five disruptive trends in social media marketing strategies that every marketer should know in 2018. Mobile Chatbots Chatbots have now being programmed to think, feel…

Interview with Daina Middleton, CEO, Ansira

"Moving from a transactional to a relational approach to marketing is having a profound effect on marketing programs." Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be part of a data-driven marketing agency?  I feel as though all of my previous roles have provided the perfect skills and experience for my role as CEO of Ansira. I spent 16 years at Hewlett-Packard Company during its glory days. The experience I received at HP was truly invaluable. Sixteen years may seem like a long time, but I wasn’t…

Now, Pinterest Marketing Gets Easier with Hootsuite’s Latest Integration

Integration Enables Pinterest Scheduling and Publishing from Hootsuite, Empowering Customers to Build and Manage Brands and Strengthen Relationships with Customers Through the Power of Imagery  Leading social media management platform and a MarTech 150 RADARcompany, Hootsuite, has announced a global partnership with Pinterest. This partnership is resulting in the native integration of Pinterest into the Hootsuite platform. Following the trends uncovered in Hootsuite’s 2018 Social Trends Report showcasing the growing…

Skorr, an AI-Based App, Unveiled for Social Media Marketers and Influencers

Skorr Empowers iPhone and Android Users with Fact-Based Insights into Their Social Media Influence and Overall Effectiveness Today, we witnessed the launch of the Skorr app on Apple iOS Store and Google Play. In an era of social media turbulence, Skorr, empowers individuals to take control of their social media presence. The Skorr app measures, monitors and verifies social media behavior to help individuals safely navigate social media channels and increase their influence and effectiveness. Developed to the highest…

Google and Microsoft Execs Among Speakers at the SparkPost European Customer Forum 2018

Julian Toledo from Google, Terry Zink from Microsoft, Lili Crowley from AOL, and SparkPost's CEO Phillip Merrick to Speak at the SparkPost European Customer Forum SparkPost, the leading email API provider that helps organizations improve email deliverability and customer satisfaction, announced the speakers for its European Customer Forum 2018 (ECF18). The immersive event, which will be held in Europe for the first time, takes place on 3 May, in London. Recommended Read: Oracle Marketing Cloud Adds Infinity and…

Interview with Rhonda Wunderlin, VP, Performance Marketing, Informa Engage

"B2B audience targeting in 2018 is focused on reach beyond traditional channels. You must be able to not only identify what content is relative and compelling based on datapoints, but then deliver that in both traditional and new channels." Tell us about your role at Informa Engage and how you got here. What inspired you to join Informa Engage? As VP of Marketing Performance at Informa Engage my team supports in-house marketers and their clients with a healthy audience database and marketing technologies and tools to…

Twitter Announces Over 30 Premium Video Content Deals at Digital Content NewFronts, Expands Depth and Breadth of Programming Slate

In line with surging video viewership, presentation outlined opportunities with partners including NBCUniversal, ESPN, and Will Packer Productions Twitter also introduces new turnkey content solutions with Creator Originals and Live Brand Studio Twitter, the first place to see what's happening, returned to the Digital Content NewFronts with an expanded slate of new live and original video programming, presenting advertisers with powerful opportunities to connect with content tied to relevant and engaging…

How to Champion B2B Social Selling and Deliver ROI

Have you heard the story of that B2C salesperson who could sell a ski jacket to a salt miner from the Danakil Desert in Ethiopia? Does not happen anymore, right? For long, B2B sellers relied on a hit-and-miss rule of the thumb -- making ‘n’ number of phone calls from a directory and sitting idle on cold calls for eons. Then came Marketing Automation and a bunch of CRMs that helped achieve better results in customer targeting and acquisition. With a surfeit of technologies to converse with customers across any platform of…

Why Your Brand Needs to Become [P]interesting to Reign Social ROI

Brands that have not yet looked at Pinterest to amplify their social ROI could be missing out on a big piece of the revenue pie. If you are a marketer, there’s a lot to like and explore on Pinterest. Going by modern standards of Pinterest Marketing, it’s quite a heady cocktail of social, search, and shopping (purchase or buy). From a very humble beginning in 2011, Pinterest today is valued at over $11 billion and has over 175 million MAU. Pinterest is not the usual run on the mill social networking platform. In fact, it…