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Marketers: Stop, drop and build a digital hub

Marketing Land

What's a digital hub, and what can it do for your organization? Sanjay Dholakia explains why having a central nervous system for marketing is a no-brainer.


5 things need to know about account-based marketing


From a reporter who attended Summit, the article leads with a mention of Summit and Phil’s keynote. DemandBase and Engagio are also quoted.


Marketo and 250ok Partner

Destination CRM

250ok strengthens partner integration with Marketo with addition of Email Informant and Reputation Powerpack.

·       Press release: 250ok and Marketo Breathe New Life Into Email


Cozad Asset Management joins the Marketo marketing nation


Investment advisory firm Cozad to grow market awareness with Marketo's engagement marketing platform.

·       Press release: Cozad Asset Management, Inc., Joins the Marketo Marketing Nation®


Marketo Inspires Student Success Through Second Annual Global Volunteer Month

My Social Good News

Pick-up of our Global Volunteer Month release.


To Increase Sales, Get Customers to Commit a Little at a Time

Harvard Business Review

Buyers work their way through parallel streams (rather than a funnel) as they explore, evaluate, and engage in purchase decisions via web sites, white papers, social media, and contact with other buyers through sites like Marketo, and so on.


Facebook and Google Are Marching Directly Into the Physical World. Carriers Hold the Key to Breaking the Duopoly

Mobile Marketing Watch

Contributed post by the CEO of Placecast mentions Marketo and Facebook's Offline Conversion API.



A 2020 Vision of Marketing

AdWorld (Ireland)

Additional coverage from our EIU report.


Why it can’t be the CDO Alone (translated)

LEAD Digital (Germany)

Byline article on the CDO by Thomas Weyand.

·       Additional Pick-Up: Werben & Verkaufen


Content, data and personalization: is marketing up to the task? (translated)

INfluencia (France)

In this piece, the reporter writes about customer experience and compares the findings of a few studies recently led by some marketing key players - Marketo, but also eMarketer or Forbes Inisghts. Benjamin also mentions and quotes Adobe.



The Three Trends Driving Ad And Martech Together (& What It Means For Adland)

B&T (Australia)

Marketo’s Phil Fernandez argues that adtech as a sector will shrink to just a handful of participants by 2020.

·       Additional Pick-up: Which-50



·       Bita JP: Event Recap




Uber Inks Software Deal With Concur to Ease Business Trips


Expanding on a two-year-old partnership, Uber will integrate its technology within Bellevue, Washington-based Concur’s platform, making it easier for clients to use the ride-hailing service, especially large corporate customers with a lot of travel expenses, according to a blog post by Uber Monday.


Workday buys Silicon Valley Big Data startup that raised $95M

Silicon Valley Business Journal

Workday on Thursday said it has agreed to buy Platfora, a San Mateo Big Data discovery startup that had raised about $95 million since it launched five years ago.


GE's energy startup has a new marketing chief

Boston Business Journal

Current, powered by GE, announced this week that Bruce Stewart will be its CMO and his responsibilities will include increasing the demand for Current's products while also helping to generate revenue.


CMO of Steward Health Care to retire

The Lowell Sun

Chief Medical Officer of the Steward Health Care System, Dr. Justine Carr, recently announced her retirement. She is said to leave a legacy of improvements in patient care across area community hospitals, including Nashoba Valley Medical Center.


Startup Terminus to add 100 jobs in HQ expansion

Atlanta Business Chronicle

Marketing software firm Terminus will invest $1.5 million in an expansion that will create more than 100 jobs over the next few years. Terminus helps marketers target, engage and grow the marketing and sales pipeline.


Spectra by Comcast Spectacor Extends Partnership With the University of California, Irvine

Press release

UC Irvine adds Marketing Automation and Salesforce CRM, Continues to Utilize Ticketing, Fundraising and Marketing Services to Engage Fans and Donors, Enhance Customer Service and Drive Revenue


PubMatic Expands Video Business via Partnership with Media 122

Press release

Media 122 Recognizes 47 Percent Increase in Programmatic Revenue throughPubMatic partnership.


Workflows Improve with Agile Marketing


Project management software provider Wrike surveyed US marketers about their adoption of Agile marketing approaches in February 2016 and found most respondents used at least some of these methods.


Inspirational Woman: Katy Keim | CMO, Lithium

We Are the City

Katy Keim is the Chief Marketing Officer and GM of Lithium Reach and Response, Katy is responsible for all strategic marketing activities for the company including branding, positioning, communications, go-to-market strategy and customer acquisition programs. She also leads Lithium’s overall product marketing group and product strategy for Lithium’s Reach and Response business.


Kymm (Pollack) Martinez Named St. Thomas University’s Chief Marketing Officer

Press release

St. Thomas University appoints first-ever CMO.


F5 Networks beats its own quarterly goals, sets CEO search and hires CMO


F5 Networks, the Seattle-based network infrastructure and security technology company, reported revenue of $496.5 million for the third quarter of its fiscal 2016 ended June 30 —up 3 percent from the year-ago period.



Crain's Silicon Valley

Interview with co-founder and chair of Rackspace.


Smartphones Overtake Computers as Top E-Commerce Traffic Source

Bloomberg Technology

Smartphones accounted for 45.1 percent of web-shopping traffic in the first quarter of this year, edging out computers at 45 percent, according to a study fromDemandware, an e-commerce software provider. The firm, which was acquired Inc. this month, projects that number will continue to increase, with phones accounting for 60 percent of e-commerce visits by the end of next year.


CMO Today: Verizon Confirms $4.8 Billion Acquisition of Yahoo

Wall Street Journal

Yahoo is snagged by Verizon.



Wal-Mart’s Venkat Achanta Joins Neustar as Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Wall Street Journal

Mr. Achanta is taking on a newly created role at data and analytics companyNeustar.


Rocket Fuel Names Advertising and Digital Media Veteran Rick Song as Chief Revenue Officer

Press release

Song joins Rocket Fuel to oversee sales and build out its go-to-market plans in an effort to drive further awareness and adoption of its industry-leading technology.


How to tap into data with predictive analytics

Marketing Dive

Software company New Relic used predictive analytics to boost its top lead conversion rate by almost 10x.


Interview with Adam Berke, President and CMO, AdRoll


Ad Roll is a big believer in interoperability. It goes to show in our partnerships with platforms like Facebook, Marketo, MailChimp, Campaign Monitor, and others.


Huh, Really? Accenture Claims Its Digital Services Unit Is Worth About $7 Billion


Accenture’s digital services group Accenture Interactive “never set out to disrupt the agency relationship,” said Bob Barr, its managing director and global B2B commerce lead, but that’s pretty much what’s happening.


FunnelWise Integrates with Marketo to Provide Full Funnel Visibility

Press release

FunnelWise enables marketing and sales professionals to gain real-time visibility into their organization's revenue funnels. Today the company announced its software is fully integrated with Marketo


New Report Highlights the Creative and Programmatic Ad Gap


A new survey from Turn finds there’s a gap in the flow of information – creatives aren’t getting what they need, and as a result, brands are suffering.


Facebook Messenger now has one billion active users


Messenger is the third Facebook app to hit that benchmark.


Scribe Software Named a Leader in Independent Research Firm's iPaaS Report

Press release

The Forrester Wave™ iPaaS for Dynamic Integration, Q3 2016 evaluated the eight "most significant" vendors offering an integration platform as a service (iPaaS) based on 32 criteria, including the strength of its current offering, product strategy, cost, management functions and revenue growth.


Google Uses AI to Lure New Cloud Customers

Wall Street Journal

Google offering clients software to analyze customer reviews, social-media posts or customer-service calls


Study: Understanding martech is critically important to marketing success

Marketing Dive

Recent research by programmatic marketing and analytics platform DataXu found that 78% of U.S. marketers believe that understanding martech is critically important to success. 37% of U.S. marketers said they believes their greatest marketing challenge is "creating the most efficient marketing mix possible across channels to drive results."


Marketing Startup Sprinklr Now Valued at $1.8 Billion


Marketing software startup Sprinklr, which last year declared it had topped $100 million in revenue, has raised another $105 million to fuel international growth and, if the occasion arises, to make more acquisitions.


Google Mobilizes With AMP Ads And Programmatic Native


Google wants to improve the mobile ad experience, which is too slow and reliant on desktop ad formats. Its solution? AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) ads and the expansion of programmatic native, both of which Google VP Paul Muret introduced Tuesday at the company’s DoubleClick Leadership Summit.


Google Japan CMO explains her approach to humanising tech

Campaign Asia

Google's Miki Iwamura talks experience, evaluation, and why low-tech branding still has a place.


Facebook launches new app install ad format that targets users likely to take action

Marketing Dive

Facebook has launched a new ad format, App Event Optimization, that helps advertisers target users who are likely to take specific actions within apps, according to a Facebook blog post. The format allows advertisers to bid more for app install ads to target users that are likely to take specific actions, such as buying a product or rating the app.


Facebook: 80% of holiday shopping season posts are on mobile

Marketing Dive

People share more on Facebook during the holiday season, and most of that sharing comes on mobile, according to new research using Facebook and Instagram data from the 2015 holiday season.


Performance Horizon and LiveRamp Integrate to Help Brands Connect Online Partnership Initiatives to Offline Sales

Press release

Integration provides first platform for brands to measure, optimize, and reward digital marketing partners that drive offline sales


Contently Launches Document Analytics For Tracking Downloadable Content


Contently’s available metrics include page-by-page engagement analytics and heat maps displaying where readers click, hover or share content. Additional product features include version control, A/B testing and pre-populated text for sharing on social media.


Deloitte promotes Redhill from Australian CMO to global consulting marketing chief

CMO Magazine (Australia)

Well-respected marketing leader tells CMO how he plans to lead the Deloitte global consulting business as CMO and why culture is so important


Frost & Sullivan Applauds Vidyard for a Rich Customer Experience Made Possible by its Innovative, Complete Video Analytics Solution

Press release

Vidyard's solution helps pack sales and marketing tools into clients' videos for better customer engagement and ROI


Hootsuite adds integration for Dropbox, OneDrive

CMO Innovation

Social media manager Hootsuite this week announced that it has integratedDropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Box, Google Drive into its publishing platform.



Is Video the Next Big Thing For LinkedIn?

Social Media Today

LinkedIn now has its very own seat at the "big kids" table when it comes to social media networks and tech companies.


Leading Social Business Software Tracx Hires Prominent DC-Based CMO, Jenifer Kern

Press release   

Tracx, a leading social media management platform, has announced that Jenifer Kern will join the company as its new Chief Marketing Officer.


What Can Ad Agencies Learn From The Software Industry?


Byline from the SVP of Experience Design at DigitasLBi.


Is Twitter's turnaround working?

Marketing Dive

Study predicts Twitter's user base to grow 11% in 2016.


Twitter CMO reveals 'See What's Happening' campaign to cement the social network as home of breaking news

The Drum

Twitter's chief marketing officer Leslie Berland has unveiled the social network's latest advertising push, saying the company wants to clear up misconceptions around what it is actually used for.