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Khoros Care Handles Over 2.5 Million Customer Service Messages Daily During COVID-19

Khoros helps brands efficiently manage high customer support volumes in digital channels and offers its technology to government health organizations in Facebook’s Messenger program Khoros, a global leader in customer engagement software, announced that its Khoros Care solution handles over 2.5 million customer service messages per day to support brands and their customer service teams during the COVID-19 crisis. The Care solution has also helped to increase customer service teams’ efficiency by over 30% and to improve…

Facebook to Invest ₹ 43,574 Crore in Jio Platforms for a 9.99% Stake Largest FDI for Minority Investment in India Partnership to Create…

Reliance Industries Limited (“Reliance Industries”), Jio Platforms Limited (“Jio Platforms”) and Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”) today announced the signing of binding agreements for an investment of ₹ 43,574 crore by Facebook into Jio Platforms. This investment by Facebook values Jio Platforms at ₹ 4.62 lakh crore pre-money enterprise value ($65.95 billion, assuming a conversion rate of ₹ 70 to a US Dollar). Facebook’s investment will ranslate into a 9.99% equity stake in Jio Platforms on a fully diluted basis. Jio…

The Tsunami Of In-App Programmatic Advertising Is Coming – Ride the Wave

In this article, we will discuss what in-app programmatic advertising is. We will also consider the factors causing the boom in in-app programmatic advertising, which include the increased use of mobile devices and the increased need for mobile content. The growth of this market in China, and how their model of life-app integration presents increased opportunities for in-app programmatic advertising future is also considered. What Is Programmatic Advertising? The next big trend in Marketing is in-app programmatic…

How Remote Working Will Help Retail Revaluate Its Agenda

As the impact of the coronavirus crisis grows every day, the retail world has had to evolve in countless ways, as how we shop and connect with each other has shifted dramatically. The pandemic has changed the way that all businesses are operating, not least in relation to working from home for those who are able to. We are living through dark times but it is important to try to stay positive – and the situation may well be giving many companies the chance to take stock of the future, says Robert Lockyer, the owner of…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest News, Insights, Funding and Updates

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from Zuant, Publix, Amplitude, Checkpoint Systems, and Genesys. Zuant Stops Event Lead Evaporation with Seamless Follow-Up to Drive ROI Zuant understands the pain of leads that die from neglect after an event. To prevent this, the award-winning mobile lead capture cloud solution, announces Zuant Lead Follow-up.  Generated from the Zuant app, event leads flow automatically into it’s…

Genesys Messaging with WhatsApp Simplifies Communication Between Businesses and Consumers

Powerful contact center solution from leader in customer experience helps organizations connect every interaction across voice, email, chat and messaging Vodafone Germany is now using WhatsApp, SMS and another top business messaging platform supported by Genesys, the global leader in cloud customer experience and contact center solutions. With Genesys Messaging, 1,500 of the company's agents can connect easily and intuitively with customers on this growing channel, which already averages 300,000 monthly interactions.…

Zendesk Expands Service-First CRM Solutions to Transform Customer Experience

New product suites democratize service and sales software by making it easy to try, buy and use Zendesk, Inc.  announced new, powerful Support and Sales Suites, expanding its service-first CRM solutions by enabling service and sales teams to instantly connect with their customers and have natural conversations across all touchpoints. The modern set of offerings helps companies easily build positive, long-term customer relationships. “Today’s digital-first customers expect real-time, ongoing and personalized…

Live-Chat vs Messaging: What’s the Difference?

Today, the way customers interact with organisations is evolving swiftly. Digital is king, and serving them across each channel is vital. Why? Because that is where they are and anticipate brands to be. They also expect timely and resolutive responses in such cases. As a CMO or board member with responsibility for customer propositions, service or experience that companies know they need to differentiate and move to more integrated customer communications, that more readily reflect how customers want to engage with…

Zendesk Releases Annual State of Messaging 2020 Report

Report reveals new data and insights on the most important conversational business and messaging trends in 2020 Zendesk, Inc. released State of Messaging 2020, the third annual report featuring expert commentary and in-depth analysis of the biggest trends in conversational business and the rapidly evolving messaging industry. The report combines interviews with more than two dozen customer experience product, sales, and marketing leaders from companies like Google, Twitter, Hootsuite, Birchbox, and more, with original…

DRUID Teams Up with Vonage to Enable AI Powered Virtual Assistants on WhatsApp

DRUID, a company specialized in developing intelligent virtual assistants (chatbots) for enterprise companies, has announced a strategic technology partnership with Vonage, a global business cloud communications leader that provides API solutions for messaging, chat, social media, video and voice apps. Through this partnership, DRUID's AI powered virtual assistants will be able to chat and respond through WhatsApp. The partnership between DRUID and Vonage was made possible due to the increasing demand for intelligent…

How Voice is Enhancing Service Across Industries

Have you ever had a written message misinterpreted? Sent a text your spouse took one way when it was meant in completely another? Had an employee misunderstand a task and spend a week barking up the wrong tree? Or maybe a friend never saw your e-mail and you had to fly solo to the concert you just won tickets to? The convenience of e-mail, text messaging, G-chat, WhatsApp and every other communication app is undoubtedly a miracle of modern technology. We can connect with anyone, anywhere, any time. But too often, it means…

Soprano Design Lays Out Enterprise Mobile Messaging Predictions for 2020: Trust, Elegant User Engagement and AI Set to Dominate

Soprano Design, a global leader in cloud-based enterprise messaging solutions, says mobile messaging in 2020 will be focused on enabling more elegant user experiences in secure and trusted messaging environments. Soprano Design Global Product and Marketing Vice President Matt Thompson says massive advances in chatbots and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are delivering trusted messaging interactions that feel more human than ever before. "We're standing on a technology precipice of something great – bots are…

Facebook Ads Versus Facebook Boost: The Marketer’s Guide

Though it’s hard to keep up with Facebook’s constantly changing algorithm that determines how and why content shows up in users’ feeds, the social media giant remains the go-to platform for multi-location businesses to connect with customers on the local level. And why not? Facebook’s family of services (Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger) boasts a whopping 2.45 billion-plus worldwide active users. An estimated 79 percent of the US population is on Facebook—74 percent of those log in every day, and two out of…

Despite Stormy Decade, Facebook Continues to Lead in Mobile Advertising and App Businesses

Facebook had a rather tumultuous decade but it can laugh its way into 2020 as the most successful mobile advertising company in the world. In a recently published mobile app data report, four Facebook-owned applications were ranked among the top most-downloaded and used applications between 2011-2019. App tracker and social media analytics company AppAnnie ranked Facebook app, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram as top mobile apps. Recommended: The Untapped Digital Marketing Potential of WhatsApp Next Step in App…

Six Trends Transforming Customer Experience in 2020

Customer behaviors and expectations evolve quickly. To differentiate themselves, companies have to continuously adapt their strategy. The need to provide outstanding customer service has never been greater than now - customers used more digital channels than ever before and expect seamless journeys through their transactions, even when switching between those channels. So, how do you stay ahead of the competition in 2020? What are the new expectations of customers? Here is our take on the essential trends to consider in…

Portal by Facebook Takes WhatsApp Closer to AI-Based Video Applications

Facebook has announced its next set of unique Video content platform and features. The announcement brings the Portal family of products closer to users and their network during the Holiday season. Powered by unique video calling features that are built on the AI-powered Smart Camera, Portal by Facebook takes users closer to what they see on Instagram Stories. However, to use Portal; you don't need a Facebook account! In the official newsroom blog, Facebook stated that the Portal features are similar to Alexa, with new added…

WebEngage Partners with Infobip to Provide WhatsApp as an Engagement Channel

The Launch of WhatsApp Reinforces WebEngage’s Omnichannel Capabilities with a Total of 8 Communication Channels on Offer WebEngage, a full-stack marketing automation platform, recently released WhatsApp as the latest channel of engagement for its users. The company has partnered with Infobip, a global business cloud communication platform with omnichannel expertise to bring Whatsapp as a means of engagement for digital consumer businesses. With over 1.6 billion monthly active users, WhatsApp is the most popular…

We Sent a Photographer to Profile the Lives of Translators Around the World, Here’s What We Learned

Today, we tend to take advantage of the way software moves our lives forward. Whether we’re using it to take a Lime scooter across Paris, binge watch our favorite shows on Netflix, or communicate with family, friends, and colleagues around the globe with WhatsApp– technology is at the center. But, what we also forget about are the people behind the software we use every day. Here at Smartling, our Marketing team was on a mission to humanize our company and the industry. We realized the best way to do it was to peel back…

Future of Brand Marketing: How to Acquire Gen Z Customers in 2020-2025

Our Gen Z customers keep us on their fingertips. With only the last few weeks of the decade remaining, we thought of breaking the mold that most marketers may have found themselves stuck into. Most Retail and Omnichannel Marketing teams have indeed been laser-focused at targeting the Gen Z population for most of the years between 2005-2019. And, the trends have translated into unprecedented growth and popularity for a wide range of websites, mobile applications, and digital advertisement platforms. To name a few, Facebook,…

The Untapped Digital Marketing Potential of WhatsApp

 The numbers speak for themselves: 1.6 billion users over 180 nations. Further, it is the messaging king in 133 of those places. WhatsApp’s dominance shows no sign of slowing, which makes it all the more interesting that many marketers are only just coming to understand the platform’s full potential. Smartphones and chat apps are ubiquitous in the lives of modern consumers, so Marketing through these platforms only makes sense. WhatsApp remains ad-free, but upcoming platform changes and the potential for chatbot…