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If you are immersed in the marketing world, you may have heard the phrases "big data," "predictive analytics," and "microtargeting" tossed around. As we all know, knowing a buzzword doesn't necessarily mean you truly understand the concept. So, let's break down the concept of predictive analytics a little further and explore how it applies to marketing.
Posted Feb 25, 2016
Information Builders, a provider of business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and data integration solutions, announced iWay Hadoop Data Manager, a modern, native approach to Hadoop-based data integration and management that aims to ensure high levels of capability, compatibility, and flexibility.
Posted Feb 23, 2016
IBM announced a broad expansion of its Cloud Data Services portfolio with more than 25 services now available on the IBM Cloud. The services are designed to help developers build, deploy, and manage web and mobile applications and enable data scientists to discover hidden trends using data and analytics in the cloud. The hybrid cloud services can be deployed across multiple cloud providers and are based on open source technologies, open ecosystems that include company and third-party data, and open architectures that allow data to flow among the different services.
Posted Feb 09, 2016
Skyword announced the launch of Skyword Analytics + GA, a new integration in its content marketing software platform that combines data from Google Analytics with the storytelling metrics native to Skyword's platform. Featuring an integration with Google Analytics, Skyword says it gives its customers a holistic view of the health of their content marketing program and enables marketers to optimize the quality of the stories they publish.
Posted Jan 19, 2016
Kenshoo, a provider of agile marketing, announced its new Infinity Tag, an upgraded conversion pixel enabling marketers to better understand the role their digital campaigns played in customer transactions. Marketers using Kenshoo's Infinity Suite can now optimize their digital marketing campaigns with a level of insight unparalleled from other industry solutions. Infinity Tag helps elevate campaign performance by moving beyond currently accepted key performance indicators (KPIs) like total revenue to more granular conversion and attribution insights that inform optimization strategies.
Posted Jan 19, 2016
MediaMath announced the launch of Helix, a new business unit offering proprietary data to customers. Helix will commercialize the large scale data sets MediaMath's partners and its clients provide, build predictive audiences and actionable insights, and evolve how programmatic buyers utilize data to drive real results. With Helix, MediaMath adds to its stable of industry leading offerings to continue to deliver market-leading solutions to its clients.
Posted Jan 14, 2016
MediaCom has entered into a global partnership with Realeyes to incorporate emotion measurement technology into its content testing and media planning for clients. The partnership will enable MediaCom to assess the emotional power of every piece of video content it briefs media/production partners to make or creates in-house, to ensure that client messages are as engaging as possible and delivered to the most receptive audience segments.
Posted Jan 12, 2016
Any publisher worth his cyber salt can pump out an app, but relying on a "build it and they will come" mobile mentality, without measuring key metrics and scrutinizing user data during and after the launch, is a significantly flawed strategy. To remain competitive and keep your app audience happy, analytics are the answer, say the experts.
Posted Jan 06, 2016
The second annual Global Review of Data-Driven Marketing and Advertising revealed that data is playing an increasingly central role as a pillar of marketing, advertising, and customer experience practice around the globe, with 81.3% of marketers describing data as important to their efforts, an increase from 80.4% in 2014, and 59.3% calling it "critical" to their efforts, up from 57.1% in 2014.
Posted Dec 15, 2015
ScribbleLive, a data-driven content marketing platform, announced a new integration with Hootsuite, a widely used social relationship platform, as part of its open platform initiative. The ScribbleLive App for Hootsuite, now available in the Hootsuite App Directory, helps content and social media teams collaborate together to achieve greater reach and engagement with their target audiences.
Posted Dec 10, 2015
Performance-driven content sets up content for success by creating a framework for improvement and effective planning. Investment in content is predicated on how well it performs vis-a-vis business objectives and the needs of a consumer. So setting up a consistent, repeatable model that spans the full content lifecycle provides ROI.
Posted Dec 09, 2015
Brands need a clear understanding of how content marketing contributors are performing. Without an accurate, holistic view of their performance, it's difficult to connect the right contributors with the right types of projects, and hard to use actual results to guide decisions. Contently recently launched a new page in the Analytics section of its platform highlighting key metrics for all contributors, including the number of people, overall engagement, average time, average finish, and attention time. Brands will see which contributors are resonating best with their audience.
Posted Nov 19, 2015
At Cxense Experience Americas, new data from a survey by Cxense, a provider of real-time data management and personalization solutions, found publishers understand the critical need for data for their business, but many still lag behind on using it to improve user experiences and digital revenue.
Posted Nov 17, 2015
Cambridge Semantics, a provider of smart data solutions driven by semantic web technology, announced that it has joined the Google for Work Partner Program as a Google Cloud Platform Technology Partner. Cambridge Semantics' customers and partners require solutions that can adapt to dynamic infrastructures and this relationship allows the company to extend its robust smart data solutions to organizations that want to leverage Google Cloud Platform for a flexible and large-scale data platform.
Posted Oct 06, 2015
Cambridge Semantics, a provider of smart data solutions driven by semantic web technology, announced an alliance with MarkLogic Corporation, an enterprise NoSQL database platform company. The companies say the combination of technologies created by this alliance enables organizations to rapidly store, access, visualize, and act upon diverse data to create scalable, semantic-driven data management and investigative analytics applications at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional approaches.
Posted Sep 29, 2015
With Apple's public release of the TVOS SDK, adjust announced that its mobile ad analytics and attribution tool has been expanded to support apps for the Apple TV. adjust says this is the first time a dedicated marketing analytics solution has been announced for smart TVs. adjust's offering for the Apple TV will allow app developers to analyze the aggregate behavior of users targeted by ad campaigns, using adjust technology embedded in their Apple TV apps.
Posted Sep 29, 2015
In this age of analytics, marketers are data detectives. A/B testing can help resolve many of their quandaries related to online marketing. But, first, what is A/B testing? It is a process in which you choose the best-performing version of a webpage, by randomly displaying different versions of your site to visitors and assessing the performance of each variant against a desired metric (such as clicks or sign-ups). You can test by tweaking one page element (such as headline, call to action, or image) at a time, or you can test changes to several page elements all at once (the latter is referred to as "multivariate testing"). Thus, when you use A/B testing, you are not flying blind. You're letting data drive your design choices and decisions. Think of A/B testing as "the scientific method meeting online marketing."
Posted Sep 16, 2015
Two weeks after its 2013 launch date, Electronic Arts, Inc. sold 1.1 million copies of its "SimCity 5" game, with digital downloads representing half of all sales. President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign website increased donation conversions by 49% and, ultimately, raised an additional $500 million. And Amazon famously changed its checkout button 6 years ago, increasing site revenue by $300 million. What's the common denominator in all three success stories and in countless other case studies across the internet? Each conducted A/B tests, which produced phenomenal results. And they're far from the fringe minority: 75% of strategic phase marketers rely on A/B testing to learn about customer behavior, per MarketingSherpa's 2012 "Website Optimization Benchmark Report."
Posted Sep 02, 2015
Digital Element has introduced GeoMprint, a new reverse geocoding solution targeted at mobile device traffic. Offered as a web service, GeoMprint takes GPS-obtained latitude/longitude coordinates and converts that data into more useful geographic information such as ZIP/postcodes, cities, regions, etc. for businesses. This allows mobile users to receive more localized content, messages, advertising, and promotions.
Posted Aug 20, 2015
MobileBridge is leveraging available data from CRM and other marketing sources in order to make in-app engagement as contextual as possible yet also fun and engaging, and on a regular basis. To make its customers' in-app engagements more fun and engaging, app-based Marketing Relationship Management solution provider MobileBridge is introducing new functionality into its native content creation module.
Posted Aug 20, 2015
Many companies have no idea where their leads come from or how sales are finalized. They also go through periods when leads are higher or lower than normal, but they don't know what's causing these peaks and troughs. If someone has discovered you and become interested enough to inquire about your product or service, don't you want to know what led them to you and proactively make sales surges happen again? By taking control of your data analysis and taking on the challenge of measuring your marketing efforts, you'll improve the quantity and quality of sales leads while allocating your budget based on true performance and ROI.
Posted Aug 19, 2015
GeoPoll, a mobile survey platform, and Kantar Media, a provider of media and marketing insights, announce their collaboration on a joint product, Kantar-GeoPoll Media Measurement (KGMM). This product builds on GeoPoll's existing media measurement service by adding Kantar Media's research expertise and technology tools to GeoPoll's mobile data collection methods.
Posted Aug 18, 2015
Content analytics is fast becoming a pivotal business tool as companies work to get the most value from their data as possible. But they will only get the maximum return from their investment if they plan, plan, and plan again.We should all be aware of the impact content analytics tools are having on the enterprise. Organizations are placing increasing importance on the value of big data in the decision making process and there are few successful enterprises out there today who don't try and make some sense of the data they hold.
Posted Aug 17, 2015
Plum Analytics introduced the PlumX Suite, a set of five products from Plum Analytics, an EBSCO Company. It includes specific offerings that categorize and analyze research metrics for those that fund, perform, support, or publish research.
Posted Aug 04, 2015
Brainshark, Inc., delivering SaaS-based sales enablement solutions, announced new analytics capabilities in its Sales Accelerator platform. Revealing critical - yet previously inaccessible - information for many companies, the Brainshark Sales Accelerator aims to show how sales reps' knowledge and behavior affect sales outcomes, providing actionable insights that drive greater productivity, and more deals.
Posted Aug 04, 2015