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Marketing and Media Events to Watch in the Next Seven Days

Marketing and Media Events
Here are the marketing and media events you need to watch out for this week:
  • March 7
The 2022 Academy of Country Music Awards telecast. Stream it on Amazon Prime Video at 8 p.m. ET.
  • March 8
The Advertising Research Foundation will start its two-day Shopper 2022 virtual conference (noon to 1:30 p.m. ET each day). It will feature presentations and panels by Melanie Babcock, VP of Integrated Media for The Home Depot; Aaron Sobol, Head of U.S. Investments and Partnerships for Unilever; and Vita Molis, Head of Research and Insights for Global Business Marketing at TikTok, among others.

Petco, a retailer which recently transitioned into a health and wellness destination, will report its fourth-quarter earnings. During the pandemic, it saw a sales jump as more Americans adopted furry companions. Petco has been working to replicate such success into new efforts such as a shop-in-shop pilot program with Lowe’s.

It’s International Women’s Day. Brands that are showcasing their support this year include LinkedIn, HCL, and John Deere.
  • March 9
The Collage Group, a consumer research organization, will host a webinar on health and wellness across races and ethnicity. This event shall provide research around how brands can capture consumer attention in the healthcare domain.

Campbell Soup Co. will share its financial results for its fiscal second quarter. Brands like Goldfish and Pepperidge Farm are powering the company, while it is undertaking another round of pricing increase.
  • March 10
Ad Age will host In Depth: Unlocking the Metaverse, a virtual conference for marketers looking to explore branding in virtual worlds. Avery Akkineni, President of VaynerNFT; Tressie Lieberman, VP of Digital Marketing and off-premise at Chipotle Mexican Grill; and Caty Tedman, Head of Partnerships at Dapper Labs will be the speakers.
  • March 11
SXSW will begin in Austin, Texas and run through March 20. Hot topics like metaverse and NFTs will be discussed.
  • March 12-13
The 27th Critics' Choice Awards telecast will air on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on TBS and The CW.


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Gupshup brings Vertex AI-powered AI chatbots into RCS conversations

PR Newswire | February 26, 2024

Gupshup, the world's leading Conversation Cloud platform today announced that brands on its platform can now offer AI chatbots for RCS conversations, opening up a whole new advanced and interactive experience for their users. Gupshup's Conversational AI product suite, spanning Auto Bot Builder and ACE LLM, are now using Google Cloud's Vertex AI platform to bring the benefits of Google's large language models (LLMs) to Gupshup's customers globally. The integration will enable businesses to deliver more precise and human-like interactions with speed and scale and offer a more personalized and responsive experience. Further, AI assistants on RCS will be able to intelligently respond to unstructured queries, assisting customers across various stages–from product discovery, lead generation to troubleshooting and customer support. "Generative AI is transforming the RCS industry, and we're thrilled that Gupshup is utilizing our latest LLMs on Vertex AI to further personalize and enhance how businesses engage with customers through AI-driven conversations," said Warren Barkley, Senior Director of Product Management, Vertex AI at Google Cloud. "Vertex AI provides partners like Gupshup with a unified AI platform to leverage state-of-the-art foundational models, and we look forward to seeing the ways Gupshup continues to innovate with this technology." "We've always leveraged the latest cutting-edge AI technologies to offer a superior customer engagement platform to our brands. With our Auto Bot Builder and domain-specific ACE LLM now leveraging Google's LLMs, business messages on RCS are set to get a massive facelift, leading to better ROI for enterprises. We are excited to work with Google Cloud to help our brands bring intelligent conversations on RCS that will redefine customer engagement," said Beerud Sheth, Founder and CEO, Gupshup. Gupshup is a pioneer in leveraging domain-specific, fine-tuned large language models (LLMs) to automate the creation of enterprise-grade chatbots with appropriate guardrails. In January 2023, it launched Auto Bot Builder, a tool that leverages LLMs to automatically and effortlessly build advanced chatbots for enterprises. Gupshup's Conversational AI solutions are already live with several clients in India and abroad. The advanced chatbot for Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) - Dubai's largest utility, is powered by Gupshup. In India, several brands such as Tata Capital and Chaayos are using it for brand engagement, product discovery, employee training, and consultative selling.

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Jasper Expands by Acquiring Image Platform Clipdrop from Stability AI

PR Newswire | February 23, 2024

Jasper, one of the world's biggest generative AI app companies, has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Clipdrop, an AI image creation and editing platform, from Stability AI. This acquisition signifies a significant step forward in Jasper's capacity to deliver the most comprehensive, multimodal copilot for enterprise marketing teams. Clipdrop is an image creation and editing platform used by millions of creative designers and brands worldwide. Founded in 2020 by Google alumni Cyril Diagne, Damien Henry, and Jonathan Blanchet, Clipdrop enables users to edit existing images, create new ones, and develop an expansive number of variations in size, detail, and style. For marketers and brand leaders, this technology can be a catalyst for accelerating their ad strategies and developing on-brand creative. "Marketing is visual," said Timothy Young, CEO of Jasper. "The addition of Clipdrop to Jasper will advance our vision to be the most comprehensive end-to-end marketing copilot in the industry, powering all the formats, channels, and functions enterprise marketing teams need. A copilot this robust will enable the enterprises we serve to go beyond simple AI prompts to achieve more personalized marketing, better informed automation, and improved optimization across their entire strategy." The Clipdrop team will join Jasper effective immediately and continue to lead research and innovation on multimodality in Jasper from their headquarters in Paris, which has become a hub of AI innovation in Europe. With this acquisition, Jasper expands its footprint to Europe and plans to continue to invest there from both a talent and customer acquisition standpoint. The company is eager to contribute to Paris's vibrant AI community. "Jasper has been a valued partner, leveraging Stability AI models for many years," said Emad Mostaque, CEO of Stability AI. "We're thrilled to see Clipdrop expand their offering by joining forces with Jasper. We will continue to partner with Clipdrop on research and deliver our cutting-edge models to their platform." "We are excited about what Clipdrop technology can do inside Jasper's copilot for marketing teams," said Damien Henry, Clipdrop co-founder. "There are natural synergies between the two companies and a clear focus on creating the best multimodal platform for marketers. We can't wait to get started." In addition to leading further development of AI-assisted image creation and editing, Damien Henry will play a larger leadership role in research and innovation for the entire Jasper product. The acquisition of Clipdrop closed on February 20, 2024. Business customers will be able to access it through the Jasper API immediately, over time the functionality will be more deeply integrated into the copilot. Individuals can still purchase Clipdrop as a standalone product via

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