New Research Pulls Back the Curtain on Enterprise Content Marketing in 2019

The Content Advisory | February 07, 2019

With thousands of employees, working across multiple brands, products lines, offices and silos, enterprise marketers face unique content marketing challenges, yet many are scoring wins year after year. That’s according to the findings in the Content Marketing Institute’s new research report, Enterprise Content Marketing 2019: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America, sponsored by Seismic. The report looks at how enterprise marketers have changed their content marketing practices over the last year. 68% of enterprise respondents said their organization was much more/somewhat more successful with content marketing compared with one year ago. 43% of respondents rated their organization’s content marketing maturity as sophisticated/mature. 61% reported their organization is extremely/very committed to content marketing. 71% say content marketing technology is providing better insight into how their content is performing. 74% cited “coordinating content marketing efforts among multiple departments and brands” as the top unique content marketing challenge they face.

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Smartly.io Appoints Ryan Jamboretz as President, Commercial & Partnerships

martly.io | June 17, 2022

Smartly.io, the leading social advertising automation platform for creative and performance marketers, today announced the appointment of Ryan Jamboretz as President, Commercial & Partnerships. When Jamboretz joined Smartly.io in 2021 as its first Chief Strategy Officer, he was focused on leading Smartly.io’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) strategy, as the company accelerated its growth. Now he will oversee sales, customer success, strategic partnerships and M&A, keeping Smartly.io at the forefront of the industry as it continues to propel customers forward at the bleeding edge of the social media ecosystem. “Smartly.io is a superior player in the social media advertising landscape, and we are quickly taking that expertise to digital advertising as a whole,” said Laura Desmond, interim CEO of Smartly.io. “We are constantly building unique opportunities for our customers with the world’s largest platforms, from Meta to Google to TikTok and more. Our customers are at the forefront of everything we do as we push our organization to be truly global, expand our footprint to brand centric advertisers and leverage our performance DNA to navigate the toughest challenges facing our industry’s landscape.” Jamboretz’s expertise in growing global B2B SaaS platforms, maximizing economic value for global businesses, and driving corporate development outcomes support Smartly.io’s focus on expansion. He also has experience working in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, which is valuable as Smartly.io focuses on increasing its global presence. Smartly.io is also announcing three Global Vice President appointments: Josh Wallin, Global VP Customer Success: Wallin will lead Smartly.io’s customer organization, ensuring clients reach their goals and anticipating customer needs through adoption of the latest Smartly.io innovations. Brett Wagner, Global VP Services: Wagner will head up a talented team of social media advertising professionals to partner with Smartly.io customers in all aspects of their campaign planning, from strategy, tooling and channel choices to creative production and campaign management. Riikka Pello, Global VP Customer Implementation: Pello now oversees all tech integrations and onboarding operations, including integrating 3rd party data sources to ensure a seamless start for all customers using the Smartly.io platform. About Smartly.io Powering beautifully effective ads, Smartly.io automates every step of social advertising to unlock greater performance and creativity and is a leading Facebook marketing partner. We combine creative technology, ad buying automation and intelligence with outstanding customer service to help 700+ brands – eBay, Uber, Under Armour, Fanduel, Techstyle and T-Mobile among others – scale their results on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, TikTok and YouTube. Last year Smartly.io acquired Ad-Lib.io and Viralspace.ai and are now a fast-growing community of over 800 Smartlies with 21 offices around the world, managing over $4B in annual ad spend and growing rapidly and profitably. Visit Smartly.io to learn more.

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Viamedia Promotes Jim Loughran to SVP of Convergent Video Partnerships, Heading Its Patented QTT™ Division

Viamedia | June 03, 2022

Viamedia, the leading fully-integrated independent cross-media local advertising company, today announced Jim Loughran has been promoted to senior vice president of convergent video partnerships, overseeing the company’s cloud-based advertising solution that brings the digital and linear television worlds together. He will be responsible for QTT™’s overall business, product, communications and marketing strategy. “Since joining Viamedia, Jim has been a trusted leader and has proved to execute and drive digital sales. No one is better suited to continue leading Viamedia’s cross-media advertising solutions as SVP of Convergent Video Partnerships, than Jim,” said David Solomon, CEO of Viamedia. “Since joining Viamedia, Jim has been a trusted leader and has proved to execute and drive digital sales. No one is better suited to continue leading Viamedia’s cross-media advertising solutions as SVP of Convergent Video Partnerships, than Jim,” said David Solomon, CEO of Viamedia. “There is no doubt he will create even more value and bring more innovation to our advertising business customers.” Loughran joined Viamedia in 2020 as senior vice president of digital, and in his time with the company has played an integral role in executing and driving digital sales. In his new role, Loughran will continue to oversee the patent-pending QTT™ technology that requests and receives ads programmatically from digital ad exchanges to enable real-time linear cable television ad insertion utilizing existing cable TV infrastructure. Viamedia’s QTT™ solution significantly increases cable ad dollars and advertisers’ marketing options by tapping into the surging programmatic digital advertising marketplace. Loughran will be based in New York City and will continue to report to Viamedia’s CEO, David Solomon. Loughran previously served as senior vice president, national addressable, OTT and digital sales for Ampersand (formerly NCC Media), where he grew ad revenue from approximately $10 million to more than $100 million. About Viamedia Viamedia places over 1MM ads a day in more than 130 zones in 28 states across 60+ markets nationwide, aggregating all forms of TV audiences and providing a single point of sale to more than 6,000 local, regional, and national advertisers. It provides a comprehensive portfolio of audience and impression-based local video cross-media advertising solutions that bridge the gap between linear TV and digital programmatic advertising. Viamedia’s patented, cloud based QTT™ platform utilizes a proprietary technology stack designed to enable ad campaigns to be more efficient and easier to execute, by utilizing rich data to deliver targeted, dynamic ads to consumers via linear television. Viamedia also offers a complimentary suite of impression-based digital products for streaming, mobile, display, email, search, social and more. Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, the company’s success is built on its people, processes and proprietary software.

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Advertising Outcome Measurement Gets a Lift With the Launch of the Next Generation Sales Effect From NCSolutions

NCS | June 07, 2022

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"Marketers can do more than just look back to see what happened in a campaign. They can discover what is next, create what-if scenarios and best determine how they should alter their advertising approach to meet their marketing goals." Originally launched in 2010, the same year NCS was founded, the Sales Effect solution evolved continuously to help marketers stay ahead of CPG industry trends. The Next Gen release is a significant upgrade, making the most of machine learning technology for faster study delivery, with the notable inclusion of early effectiveness reads. These early reads demonstrate if the advertising meets sales goals during the crucial window while the campaign is in flight. Marketers can use this intelligence to optimize and achieve a higher ROAS. 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To learn more about NCS Sales Effect, visit the website. *ABOUT THE 2022 BRAND INNOVATORS/NCS CPG BRAND MARKETERS SURVEY The survey, conducted in Q4 of 2021 by Brand Innovators, Inc. in collaboration with NCS, set out to examine CPG marketers' advertising spending plans and attitudes towards a range of next-generation marketing and advertising effectiveness tools and the various issues impacting their efficiency and the effectiveness of their ad campaigns. There were 69 CPG marketers surveyed. To read more about the findings, you can download the full report. ABOUT NCS NCSolutions (NCS) makes advertising work better. Our unrivaled data resources powered by leading providers combine with scientific rigor and leading-edge technology to empower the CPG ecosystem to create and deliver more effective advertising. 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Scibids Appoints AdTech Veteran Erich Wasserman to Its Board

Scibids | June 13, 2022

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