Content Commerce

Awhile back, I quipped that the best thing that can happen to a print news publication these days is for President Donald Trump to call it out by name in a Twitter tirade. It wasn't an original thought. The "Trump Bump" was a phenomenon many media watchers already noticed.

Posted May 02, 2017

Posted May 01, 2017

Earlier this year, RiskIQ, a provider of digital threat management, reported an eight-fold increase in internet scam incidents that deny the $83 billion digital advertising industry millions of dollars. Now, researchers at RiskIQ have identified NoTrove, a newly discovered and major threat actor that it says is delivering millions of scam ads that threaten consumers and further undermine the digital advertising industry.

Posted Apr 27, 2017

Verimatrix, a specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, now enables over-the-top (OTT) operators and content owners to maximize content monetization through a package of integrated security and analytics components with the availability of MultiRights OTT Plus.

Posted Apr 25, 2017

Engaging with customers in their language is essential to delivering great experiences. Language is more than just using the right words. It also involves crafting all content that touches the customer in such a way that it demonstrates empathy and understanding.

Posted Apr 04, 2017

The rapid advance of ad-blocking tech turns up the pressure on content owners to seek more engaging and effective ways to monetize their assets. While the results of strategies aimed at delivering content and communications aligned with our context in the mobile moment are impressive, the progress is overshadowed by the steep decline in digital advertising revenues.

Posted Mar 28, 2017

Digital publishers eager to reach more eyeballs often turn to external distribution platforms to disseminate content to the masses. But new research reveals that this strategy may not be paying off as effectively as digital content providers have banked on.

Posted Mar 22, 2017

SAP SE announced the extension of its customer engagement and commerce cloud suite with the availability of the SAP Hybris Revenue Cloud solution. SAP Hybris Revenue Cloud says it goes beyond the quote-to-cash process with new capabilities for order configuration, pricing, quoting, order orchestration, and subscription billing — all in the cloud.

Posted Mar 14, 2017

The Local Media Consortium (LMC), a strategic partnership of leading local media companies, announced it has forged a strategic multi-year partnership with Milwaukee-based native platform provider Okanjo to provide Consortium members with a suite of new tools to increase audience engagement and broaden native commerce solutions across their more than 1,700 local media sites.

Posted Mar 09, 2017

Thanks to its unique ability to tell stories, content is every brand's weapon in the battle to deliver differentiated customer experiences that capture and convert. As brands start to recognize the value of content-driven ecommerce experiences, there's never been a greater need for web content management systems and ecommerce solutions to move closer together into a seamless workflow.

Posted Mar 01, 2017

Aklamio, the leading European technology company for refer-a-friend and referral marketing programs takes over firal, a Hamburg based Startup and its software Pay with a Tweet. In 2017 further expansion in Europe and U.S. are planned.

Posted Jan 19, 2017

Erudition Digital, in partnership with Custos Media Technologies, has developed a solution to the piracy challenge called Custos for Ebooks. Based on a patent pending technology used to protect screener copies of movies, it leverages Bitcoin and the blockchain to protect ebooks without impacting honest customers in any way.

Posted Jan 19, 2017

ZergNet, a content-only recommendation platform, announced the launch of its Content-Only Monetization Platform; a customizable content recommendation unit designed to help digital publishers generate revenue from their website traffic. The company also announced that Greg Coleman, president of leading independent digital media company BuzzFeed, has joined its board of directors.

Posted Jan 17, 2017

In many ways, Pinterest is the little social media site that could. According to the 2016 "Internet Trends" report, 55% of online shoppers prefer Pinterest when it comes to finding or shopping for products. Smart publishers and brands will pay attention to this.

Posted Jan 12, 2017

Longwood Software, Inc., developers of the RevBase software-as-a-service (SaaS) marketing asset management (MAM) system and the ForFile large file transfer service, announces a RevBase mobile-enabled B2B eCommerce solution.

Posted Jan 10, 2017

FanHero, a U.S.-based mobile monetization and media platform says it is taking a different approach to how celebrities engage their followers. By providing a white label app that is fully supported with a personalized growth team, FanHero says it gives celebrities full control of their content and allows them to directly reach 100% of their audience.

Posted Jan 05, 2017

Instart Logic announced AppShield Ad Integrity, a technology that thwarts ad blockers so a healthy ecosystem of digital publishers of free high quality content continues to grow and thrive.

Posted Dec 15, 2016

Kentico Software, makers of an all-in-one CMS, e-commerce, and online marketing platform, announced Kentico 10. The company's flagship product features a long list of functional improvements all focused on getting digital marketing jobs done faster and more efficiently.

Posted Dec 01, 2016

VigLink, a platform for monetizing content-driven commerce, announced the availability of its newest solution for publishers and merchants: Trends Explorer. Slowing growth in display advertising encourages publishers to diversify revenue streams. One strategy, powered by VigLink, is to incorporate shoppable product links within their content and earn from resulting sales.

Posted Nov 22, 2016

Muzaara, a new ecommerce advertising platform is poised to launch. Muzaara describes itself as a highly sophisticated, automated marketing platform, developed to work in synergy with Google Shopping and Facebook. The value of Muzaara lies in its intelligent algorithm technology, which utilizes the vast and valuable data-mass gleaned through consumer interaction with online advertisements, to optimize online marketing campaigns.

Posted Nov 22, 2016

Kaltura, a video technology provider, announced that it has integrated Kaltura OTT TV with global commerce platform, Stripe. Kaltura OTT TV supports multiple business models including transactions, subscriptions, advertising, and freemium, while Stripe enables businesses to securely accept payments online and in mobile apps in over 130 currencies, in addition to alternative payment methods like Apple Pay and Android Pay.

Posted Nov 17, 2016

WP Engine, a company that powers digital experiences for websites and applications built on the WordPress platform, announced its integration with Payment Request, a new API for the open web that allows one-tap checkout for buyers when visiting e-commerce sites.

Posted Nov 14, 2016

I recently picked up an issue of Vanity Fair from the newsstand and started searching for the table of contents. I almost gave up. There were so many ads to flip through at the front of the magazine, I was losing patience. Still, I was impressed with Vanity Fair for convincing so many brands to buy ads that I wasn't even pausing to look at—and yet, I couldn't help but wonder what those same advertisers demand from their digital partners.

Posted Nov 08, 2016

Contextual commerce describes the situation in which a customer completes a purchase within his or her current online environment, rather than having to go to an external website, search for the item, place it in the shopping cart, and fill out payment information. Other terms that have been used to describe this type of transaction include "conversational commerce" and in the publishing and media world, "shoppable" content.

Posted Nov 07, 2016

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