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Meetup Spins Off From WeWork

Social Media Platform for Fostering Human Connection Furthers Commitment to its 49 Million Members Across 193 Countries Meetup, one of the world's first social media platforms and the only one dedicated to groups that meet in-person or online during times of crisis, announced that the company has been acquired. The consortium of investors is led by Kevin Ryan's AlleyCorp and includes mission-driven private funds and accomplished technology executives. Ryan joins as Chairman of the board. David Siegel will stay on as CEO…

Esports Media Rights Could Surge Due to Coronavirus, Says GlobalData

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has had a significant impact on esports, one of the fastest-growing areas of the gaming sector. Dozens of esports tournaments have been cancelled, with many more postponed indefinitely, and events scheduled to be held in stadiums are being moved online to mitigate the spread of the disease, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Rupantar Guha, Senior Analyst of Thematic Research at GlobalData, comments: “With the industry’s shift to online formats, brands are expected to…

Animoto Reveals the Platforms to Watch in 2020: YouTube and Facebook Stories Growth Insights

YouTube rated #1 purchase driver on social, and Facebook Stories ranked one of top 3 platforms to watch videos from brands Animoto, the company that makes it easy for anyone to create professional marketing videos, released its latest social media insights, indicating notable growth in video marketing on YouTube and Facebook Stories. The report was compiled using an online survey of 1000 consumers and 500 marketers who work at companies that have produced at least two videos in the past year. Marketing Technology News:…

New Report From OpenX and The Harris Poll Highlights Reasons for Brand Marketers to Shift Spend Towards Open Web

Consumers spend more time on the open web, trust what they see and read more, and find the advertising more effective and impactful as compared to Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Amazon OpenX announced the release of the company's latest report with global market research firm The Harris Poll, looking at consumer views towards the open web compared to walled gardens like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Amazon. The report highlights a variety of ways consumers prefer the open web over various walled garden environments,…

Tim Draper and Other Blockchain Communities Around the World Gather Together Using Teooh Virtual Events

Virtual Meetup's Are Proving Effective for Small Blockchain Communities Who Aren't Able To Meet In-Person Teooh, Inc., a global virtual events technology platform, is partnering with Blockchain communities and providing them the tech to bring the community members together for virtual events. "Fundamentally, the blockchain technology is decentralized... the blockchain communities are the same… so using our technology pioneers like Tim Draper have been hosting online events to bring members together," stated Don Stein,…

Best Tools to Connect with Gen Z on Instagram

As Generation Y grows older, a younger generation is now emerging into the workforce. Generation Z, or Gen Z, is anybody born from the mid-'90s to the mid-2000s, and they're the following age group to influence the buying process. By 2020, Gen Z is expected to account for 40% of entire customers. A study says "Age Z is one of the most impressive shopper powers in the market today. Their purchasing power is $44 billion and grows to $600 billion while considering the impact they have on their folks' spending. If you…

Top 7 Types of Content to Improve Your SEO Rankings – a Guide

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is very important for website growth and the statistics back it up. Google alone receives more than 78,000 searches per second, the top results are based solely on SEO and there are also other engines such as Bing. Research shows that organic traffic is almost 6x better than paid search ads and 61% of marketers say improving SEO is their top inbound marketing priority. There are many ways to improve your SEO rankings but good content appears to be the driving force behind every successful…

Lumavate Expands Platform Features for Marketers

Lumavate released new features today, allowing marketers to build and publish mobile apps rapidly with no code required Lumavate, a low-code mobile app platform, announced new functionality that further enables marketers at enterprise organizations to quickly build and publish mobile apps. All apps built using the Lumavate Platform are delivered as Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) to end users. Marketing Technology News: Booking.com Predicts the Top Travel Trends for 2020 “The features included in this release make it…

Semaphore Licensing Solutions Signs YouTube Star Maymo Whose Channel Has Over 3 Billion Lifetime Views

Maymo, who has the highest amount of subscribers globally of any pet channel on YouTube, is the first pet to join Semaphore Licensing's ever-growing talent portfolio Maymo, the beloved lemon beagle, is now a part of the Semaphore Licensing family. Maymo has earned fanfare across the globe, becoming the most popular pet personality on YouTube, with content viewed an average of 125 million times per month. His videos have been seen on award winning and popular television shows such as Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper …

How Are Influencers Addressing the Clothing Crisis?

As fashion giants continue to cultivate partnerships that aim to escalate consumer spend, the influencer culture is continuing to notice its environmental impact and social media experts from Influencer Matchmaker review how influencers are responding to the current clothing crisis…  Sustainability has become one of the most searched for terms in fashion in the last year, with an average of over 27,000 searches specifically for ‘sustainable fashion’ each month in 2019, influencers could become the shining light on the…

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…

Pixability Announces Launch Of BrandTrack, The First Software Platform That Helps Marketers Track Their Brand’s Presence On YouTube To Drive…

New product is being used by major brands, including Google, to maximize the strategic value of YouTube Pixability, the leading provider of insights and optimizations for video advertising on YouTube and Connected TV, announced the launch of BrandTrack, a software solution built to help marketers measure brand performance on YouTube and shift strategies based on what is working to drive better outcomes. BrandTrack is the first purpose-built interactive dashboard for analyzing and benchmarking brands by vertical on YouTube,…

OpenSlate Launches Universal SlateScore Metric for Digital Video

Industry Standard Metric Redesigned to Deliver Marketers a Consistent Lens on Content Quality Across All Online Video OpenSlate, the leading provider of content ratings across the world’s largest digital platforms, announced the launch of a new universal SlateScore for digital video content. The re-engineered SlateScore is applied across nearly 4MM channels and pages on YouTube and Facebook and is designed for use across the open web. The content quality standard, which has been in place since OpenSlate launched in 2012,…

TurboTax Takes First Place Spot in Merkle’s Seventh Annual Digital Bowl Report

Report Highlights Advertisers’ Digital Marketing Efforts During Super Bowl LIV Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, released its seventh annual Digital Bowl Report, evaluating Super Bowl advertisers’ 2020 digital marketing efforts. This year, TurboTax and Avocados From Mexico took first and second place, respectively. “The Super Bowl is one of the most crucial moments of the year for advertisers, and with viewer consumption habits evolving, the game presents an opportunity for…

5WPR Survey Reveals Facebook is the Most Used Social Media Platform among American Millennials

5W Public Relations, one of the top 15 independently-owned PR agencies in the U.S., has determined that Facebook is the most used social media platform in the nation across all age groups, including Millennials. As part of 5WPR's 2020 Consumer Culture Report, the respondents were asked which social platform they check, post, comment or otherwise view daily. The results across all generations are as follows: Facebook 65%YouTube 39%Instagram 37%Twitter 32%Snapchat 22%Pinterest 21%Reddit 18%TikTok 13% When broken down…

The Changing Customer: Reaching Gen Z During the Super Bowl and Beyond

The Big Game continues to be the go-to venue for the world’s top brands to spar against each other for the public’s attention. Year after year, we’re blasted with 30-second, multi-million-dollar ads that not only seek to thrill, inspire, entertain and delight — but imprint themselves on our psyches. In the same way, NFL teams see the Super Bowl as the final test of the gridiron, brands and agencies see it as a winner-takes-all competition of television salesmanship. Gen Z is expected to account for 40 percent of all…

Gamers Make up 37% of Internet Users Globally, and Are More Invested in Environmental Issues Than the Average Person

Aside from mobile-only gamers, other gamer types are between 20-50% more interested in environmental issues than the global average  With 2020 set to see the launch of both the latest Playstation and Xbox games consoles, GlobalWebIndex, the leading supplier of audience insights to the global marketing industry, reveals gamers make up 37% of global internet users in 2020, describes how the attributes of the modern gamer have evolved in recent years, and how both Sony and Microsoft will need to change their marketing…

Vevo Partners With TVision to Track Engagement for its Streaming Video Content

Partnership Gives Vevo More Insight Into How Vevo Users Engage with Content TVision, the leader in TV performance metrics, and Vevo, the world’s largest all-premium music video provider, announced a partnership in which TVision’s data helps Vevo understand how viewers engage with their content. Users watch more than 1.1 billion hours of Vevo music videos per month, and engage with 450,000 videos across YouTube, Roku, Apple TV and more. But these impressive numbers only tell part of the story for Vevo’s brand clients that…

App Annie Unveils the State of Mobile for 2020 in a New Report

The Global Leader in Mobile Data and Analytics Expects Mobile Spend to Top $380 Billion App Annie, the mobile data and analytics company helping brands and publishers win on mobile, released The State of Mobile 2020 report. This annual appraisal provides insight into mobile's expansive impact across industries and the global economy, highlighting publishers and brands that are outperforming their peers. Key findings in this report: Mobile Creates Company Value: Mobile-focused companies, including Uber and Alibaba,…