ProPublica slams Google for opt-in targeting changes that happened in June

Marketing Land | October 21, 2016

He said. She said. ProPublica is taking Google to task for privacy policy changes that combine web browsing data and user profiles for greater ads personalization. The changes were originally introduced in June, at which time we reported on them. My article then focused on the opt-in dimension of ads personalization: In parallel with My Activity, Google is introducing “Ads Personalization.” This is an evolution of the older “Ads Preferences Manager” and newer “ad settings” manager, which allows people to influence the types of ads they see by indicating areas of interest or disinterest or by entirely opting out. The new Ads Personalization functionality is turned off by default and must be activated by consumers. Google will expose users to the new personalization option and invite them to turn it on. The company promises better and more relevant ads from opting-in. Google hopes Ads Personalization will not only improve the ad experience but give users a better sense of control over the ads they see — across devices. These changes have, in part, helped Google beef up audience targeting features and cross-device retargeting. ProPublica characterizes the changes as more sinister

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Simplr Announces MOMENTOUS '22: The Premier Event for NOW CX

Simplr | September 15, 2022

Simplr today announced that registration is open for MOMENTOUS '22, the premier annual event dedicated to exploring the future of CX and the NOW Customer. The event will be held in-person at the Grand Hyatt, Nashville from November 1-2, 2022. Last year's inaugural MOMENTOUS virtual event marked the launch of the NOW CX movement, a groundbreaking approach that's custom fit to meet and exceed the demands of the NOW Customer. Now in its second year, MOMENTOUS '22 will feature customer service and marketing leaders representing brands including Restaurant Brands International, Asurion, Chubbies, Princess Polly, and more. Presentations will cover the following topics: 3 Most Important Things to Have in a Chatbot What Everyone Should (and Should Not) Consider When Applying AI to a Customer Service Strategy How to Bring the In-Store Experience Online and the Online Experience In-Store Why Customer Service Employees Are Your #1 Brand Ambassadors Weathering a Downturn without Letting Customers Down "CX, marketing and ecommerce leaders are currently faced with a daunting task: how to efficiently and effectively meet the ever-changing expectations of the NOW Customer while simultaneously navigating their way through a time of economic uncertainty," said Daniel Rodrigurez, Simplr CMO. "With MOMENTOUS '22, we are honored to bring together the best minds in the business when it comes to facilitating truly exceptional relations between consumers and companies and help other leaders establish a NOW CX foundation upon which they can build durable success for years to come." "CX, marketing and ecommerce leaders are currently faced with a daunting task: how to efficiently and effectively meet the ever-changing expectations of the NOW Customer while simultaneously navigating their way through a time of economic uncertainty," said Daniel Rodrigurez, Simplr CMO. About Simplr Simplr is the conversational experience platform for the NOW CX era. The company's AI-enabled platform unites chatbots and human assistance to deliver instantly scalable premium pre-sale shopping assistance and customer support. The result for Simplr customers is best-in-class experiences throughout the consumer journey, increasing loyalty, satisfaction, and revenue. Simplr is funded by Asurion, which continues to support its growth. Find more information about Simplr at https://www.simplr.ai/.

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ZoomInfo Increases Company Data Coverage to More Than 100 Million Businesses

ZoomInfo | August 22, 2022

ZoomInfo (NASDAQ: ZI), a global leader in modern go-to-market software, data, and intelligence, today announced it has nearly tripled its company coverage in the past year, making more than 100 million businesses available to all customers through continued investment in data acquisition, machine learning, and enhanced location-based data matching technologies. Company data is a foundational asset of ZoomInfo’s software platform, which helps businesses find their next customers and grow their revenue efficiently. Building on a portfolio of more than two dozen patents to identify, match, and normalize company data, ZoomInfo’s enhanced data pipeline uses innovative location-based matching technologies to create profiles for distinct businesses and company locations across the globe. With these innovations, ZoomInfo significantly increased its coverage of smaller businesses that often lack a solid online presence, such as dry cleaners, clothing boutiques, or restaurants. “Our enhanced data pipeline brings together the best of both worlds: access to more companies and the assurance that this new information is accurate,” said Kirti Patel, Senior Director of Data Engineering at ZoomInfo. “Our enhanced data pipeline brings together the best of both worlds: access to more companies and the assurance that this new information is accurate,” said Kirti Patel, Senior Director of Data Engineering at ZoomInfo. “This key expansion of our data allows our customers to access a vast market opportunity, especially among small businesses that are often harder to reach.” Now ZoomInfo customers have broader visibility into their total addressable market. Teams using SalesOS can build more targeted company lists based on characteristics of their ideal customers, driving more accurate segmentation. Users of ZoomInfo’s OperationsOS product will experience increased match rates and can build out more robust and accurate company hierarchies. MarketingOS users will be able to reach wider audiences through their campaigns and identify more traffic visiting their websites. And customers of TalentOS will be able to find more qualified candidates in a challenging hiring environment. ZoomInfo now lists revenue, head count, and industry classification for 100 percent of the companies in its database, including the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and Standard Industrial Classification (SIC). ZoomInfo nearly doubled its non-headquarter company locations to more than 35 million, supporting salespeople with a greater breadth of geographic territories. For more information on the data available within ZoomInfo along with the benefits it provides companies of all sizes worldwide, visit zoominfo.com/data. About ZoomInfo ZoomInfo (NASDAQ: ZI) is a leader in modern go-to-market software, data, and intelligence for more than 30,000 companies worldwide. ZoomInfo’s revenue operating system, RevOS, empowers business-to-business sales, marketing, operations, and recruiting professionals to hit their number by pairing best-in-class technology with unrivaled data coverage, accuracy, and depth of company and contact information. With integrations embedded into workflows and technology stacks, including the leading CRM, Sales Engagement, Marketing Automation, and Talent Management applications, ZoomInfo drives more predictable, accelerated, and sustainable growth for its customers. ZoomInfo emphasizes GDPR and CCPA compliance. In addition to creating the industry’s first proactive notice program, the company is a registered data broker with the states of California and Vermont. Read about ZoomInfo’s commitment to compliance, privacy, and security. For more information about ZoomInfo’s leading go-to-market software, data, and intelligence, and how they help sales, marketing, operations, and recruiting professionals, please visit www.zoominfo.com.

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Trescon ventures into demand generation space with Demandify Media

Demandify Media, Trescon | September 06, 2022

One of the world's fastest growing business events and consulting firm, Trescon, has now set its footprint in the demand generation space with Demandify Media, based in Pune, India and a divisional office in Miami, United States. The team at Demandify Media will leverage its years of experience in serving clients with services ranging from business strategy, events, content marketing, and interactive experiences, among others. Outbound cold calling alone doesn't work, and inbound marketing can be expensive, difficult, and time-consuming. Keeping the need of the hour in mind, on 2nd August 2022, Trescon announced its latest venture Demandify Media, their demand generation arm. Based out of Pune, India, Demandify Media is a performance-oriented organization that is focused on making an impact. With services ranging from Content and Email Marketing, AI ABM (Account-based Marketing), Intent Data Bank, Display Advertising, Lead Gen., Webinars & Events, Demandify Media will leverage its powerful RoI solutions for clientele spread globally. This strategic decision comes from an insightful understanding of the gap between a company's objectives v/s achievements, and how demand generation can fill the void. By joining forces together, Trescon & Demandify Media will be able to deliver a thoughtful, data-driven, analytics-led approach to deliver better outcomes. Demand generation as a discipline comprises various tactics, strategies, skills & abilities, which many marketers blaze through the math and statistics, while not realizing their potential. As per industry reports, two of the biggest challenges faced by marketers and businesses are generating high-quality leads and then making sense of the data generated. This collaboration between Trescon and Demandify Media will help businesses of all shapes and sizes to overcome these issues. Demandify Media has also launched its first publication DemandTeq, and is further planning to launch HRTeqConnect, MarTeqConnect, and FinTeqConnect in the near future. Sunny Ashpal, the Co-founder of Demandify Media, says, "We conceptualised and started Demandify Media with the aim of assisting tech companies to fulfill their sales and marketing goals by connecting them to the best industry practices." Sunny Ashpal, the Co-founder of Demandify Media, says, "We conceptualised and started Demandify Media with the aim of assisting tech companies to fulfill their sales and marketing goals by connecting them to the best industry practices." Mohammed Saleem, the Founder & Chairman of Trescon was found quoting, "Businesses are always on the lookout for an omnichannel approach, and this is why we're here, to help them out with amplified content strategy, in the most frictionless manner, ultimately generating quality leads. We are excited to launch Demandify Media, and are sure that our AI ABM (Account based Marketing) strategy will help a lot of businesses with their daily demands." About Demandify Media Demandify is The B2B Demand Generation and Media partner for your marketing strategies with owned and operated publication for each segment of the business, right from IT, Marketing, HR, Finance and Supply chain connecting solutions, software and service providers directly with their Target Audience. It stands apart from the competition with its Artificial Intelligence driven Account Based Marketing solutions, Proprietary algorithm tool that helps generate Intent Data, Drive impressions and traffic to the client's site with Top of the funnel campaigns that provide LIVE status updates, Deliver High intent prospects directly into the client's CRM through Mid and Bottom of the funnel campaigns be it Content Syndication, High Qualified leads, BANT and Appointment Generation campaigns all through its owned, operated and cooperated publications that caters to over 1.5 million professionals (Figure to be confirmed by Trescon) thanks to its parent company Trescon Global Know more about this next generation media company at www.demandifymedia.com About Trescon Trescon is a global business events and consulting firm that provide a wide range of business services to a diversified client base that includes corporations, governments, and individuals. Trescon is specialized in producing highly focused B2B events that connect businesses with opportunities through conferences, roadshows, expos, demand generation, investor connect, and consulting services.

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Great Place to Work® Names Bombora One of the Fortune Best Workplaces in Advertising & Marketing™ in 2022, Ranking #10

Bombora, Great Place to Work | September 08, 2022

Great Place to Work® and Fortune have honored Bombora, the leading provider of B2B Intent data solutions, as one of the 2022 Best Workplaces in Advertising & Marketing™. This is Bombora’s first time being named to this prestigious list, this year coming in at tenth place. Earning a spot means that Bombora is one of the best companies to work for in the country. This is Bombora’s second award from Great Place to Work in 2022. The company was also named one of the Best Workplaces in New York. It was Bombora’s second appearance on that list, and the company was 45th among small and medium-sized companies. Bombora was also Certified™ by Great Place to Work® this year, the second consecutive year the company earned that certification. The Best Workplaces in Advertising & Marketing award is based on analysis of survey responses from more than 9,000 employees from Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies in the advertising and marketing industry. In that survey, 96% of Bomboras’s employees said Bombora is a great place to work. This number is 39 points higher than the average U.S. company. “The pandemic changed the workplace forever and we made conscious decisions to ensure that our employees felt seen and part of something larger than themselves,” said Erik Matlick, Bombora CEO and co-founder. “The pandemic changed the workplace forever and we made conscious decisions to ensure that our employees felt seen and part of something larger than themselves,” said Erik Matlick, Bombora CEO and co-founder. “All of the honors we’ve received from Best Place to Work are testament to the work we put in during these difficult times. Bombora’s employees are directly responsible for our success as a company and we look forward to growing together as a team.” The Fortune Best Workplaces in Advertising and Marketing is highly competitive. Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture, selected the list using rigorous analytics and confidential employee feedback. Companies were only considered if they had been a Great Place to Work-Certified™ organization. Great Place to Work is the only company culture award in America that selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. Companies are assessed on how well they are creating a great employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age, disability status, or any aspect of who employees are or what their role is. “These companies have adapted to the challenges of an ever-changing workplace by their commitment to inclusive, high-trust cultures where employees are treated as human beings first and foremost,” says Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®. “Congratulations to the Best Workplaces in Advertising & Marketing.” Click here to learn more about joining the Bombora team. About Bombora Bombora tells businesses which companies are researching their products and services. With this understanding, sales and marketing teams can be more relevant and consistent and improve performance across all activities. This intent-driven approach revolutionizes the way businesses market and sell to other businesses through transparent data built on an ecosystem of quality, collaboration and innovation. With direct integrations with dozens of leading data and media-buying platforms, Bombora is building a world in which business buyers value sales and marketing for its relevance, timeliness and accuracy. To learn more, visit www.bombora.com. About the Best Workplaces in Advertising & Marketing ™ Great Place to Work® selected the Best Workplaces in Advertising & Marketing ™ by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from over 9,000 employees from Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies in the advertising and marketing industry. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work® Trust Index™ survey. Great Place to Work determines its lists using its proprietary For All™ methodology to evaluate and certify thousands of organizations in America’s largest ongoing annual workforce study, based on over 1 million survey responses and data from companies representing more than 6.1 million employees, this year alone. Read the full methodology. To get on this list next year, start here. About Great Place to Work® Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™. Learn more at greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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