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NGData Gives Enterprise Marketers a Customer Data Platform of Their Own

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

If you read my recent post on Customer Data Platforms Revisited very, very closely, you might have noticed it listed a category of data vendors who “store unified profiles and expose to other systems”, which is pretty much the core definition of a Customer Data Platform. You would also have noticed that category had only two members, Aginity and NGData. I reviewed Agnity back in November 2013 and when I spoke with them more recently, found they were still doing pretty much the same thing and growing nicely. But, until today, I’ve never discussed NGData. (more…)

Instagram Ads and What it Means for Brands

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

A few weeks ago, Instagram announced that users would soon start seeing ads in their feeds. This announcement was met with some concern that the platform that’s known for organic content would be flooded with irrelevant, spam-like ads from brands. Instagram is hoping to keep the same natural look but give brands a way to expand their reach and engage with potential customers. It is important for both users and marketers to understand what they can expect from Instagram ads, how they will be targeted and what it means for brands.

NitroMojo and Marketing Advocate Specialize in Marketing Automation for Channel Partners

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

As I noted in a post last year, there is a universe of specialized marketing automation systems for companies that sell through channel partners. These products address several interrelated challenges: distributing leads to partners without losing track of performance; distributing partner-customized versions of company-created content; and helping partners run their own marketing campaigns. Here are two more vendors with related offerings:

Neolane Interaction Tightly Integrates Real-Time and Outbound Marketing Campaigns

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

As I mentioned last week, there haven’t been many new B2C marketing automation products in recent years. But this doesn’t mean the industry has been stagnant. New developments have come from established vendors who are steadily expanding their products.

IBM Interact Adds Interactions to Enterprise Marketing Management

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

My continuing tour of real time interaction managers landed with the good folks at IBM two weeks ago, where I caught up with what’s now IBM Interact. The product was originally launched more than a decade ago by Unica as Affinium Interact.*

PubMatic Adds Shiny Ads to it’s Enterprise Marketplace

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

PubMatic, the Redwood City based company whose platform helps publishers automate the process of evaluating and selling their ad inventory, yesterday announced plans to integrate Shiny Ads automated self-service ad platform to their enterprise app marketplace, PubLink. The placement of Shiny Ads platform in PubLink will give top publishers a fast, easy to implement solution for making premium ad inventory available directly within the platform. Shiny Ads has previously had successful implementations with companies such as IGN Entertainment and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp (CBC).

Adding Social Media Marketing Power To Your Enterprise

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

In life we expect outgoing people to be better at tasks like networking or sales. We use terms like “extrovert” and “Type-A personality” to describe what many of us believe to be true about many of the people we work with … that seemingly natural parts of their personality make them ideal candidates to do certain types of jobs. Chances are as you have built your own small business, a part of any success you have had has come from your own natural abilities and skills. (more…)

Marketing Your Brand By Becoming Your Media

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

One of the greatest challenges I encounter today is not the willingness of a brand to engage, but its ability to create. When blueprinting social architecture and the engineering that connects people to other people strategically, enthusiasm and support typically derail when examining the resources and the commitment required to rhythmically produce, distribute, and support content.

Indeed, we are programming the social web around our brand hub and as such, we’re required to capture attention and also hold it through the introduction of engaging dialogue, interaction, and the introduction of relevant information packaged and published as social objects.


Measuring The Impact Of Real-Time Search Results

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

I just read an interesting post over at Search Engine Land by Greg Sterling. He gives some information about a study recently done that measured the impact of real-time search results in Google. (For the uninitiated, “real-time search” is the ability of Google and other search engines to return content in the search results that might be mere minutes old, such as newly-minted blog entries, Facebook status updates, and tweets, rather than returning only the traditional Web pages and other content that might have been published far earlier than the search being performed.)


Challenging Your Marketing Team To Succeed

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Recently, I wrote about the need to identify our Internet marketing personalities to help adapt to the fact that we’re always stuck trying something new in this business.