Disruptive TechnologyE-commerceIndustry Trends

Airlines are about to become cross-selling marketing machines

Investment expands 777’s presence in the aviation sector, while enabling Air Black Box to broaden its travel connection capabilities for global airlines, airports and other travel brands Air Black Box—the first global travel technology company founded to solve the complexities of cross-selling products and services within the aviation sector—has been …

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Disruptive TechnologyFinancial Services

National Bank Insurance partners with Breathe Life to redefine the purchase of life insurance

MONTREAL–National Bank Insurance announces today a partnership with Breathe Life, a leading Canadian InsurTech specialized in developing direct online insurance distribution solutions. This alliance will accelerate the availability of more secure and frictionless life insurance products to consumers directly online. Designed by Breathe Life and offered via a network of …

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Customer ServiceDisruptive Technology

New speech technology allows apps to prevent fraud, safeguard privacy, improve customer experience

Voci Technologies, a leading speech analytics platform provider for enterprises, today launched a unique solution that empowers users to leverage voice biometric technology however they choose – from passive verification to active authentication. The solution, which features an open application programming interface (API) for custom development, stands apart by making …

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Canadian marketers not keeping pace with disruption, according to study

Traditional tactics prove hard to abandon despite a radically altered environment TORONTO–New research shows that Canadian marketers have been slow to respond to new business and brand reputation realities. According to new data from CMO Lab, a joint research project from APEX Public Relations, ruckus Digital and Maru/Blue, more than …

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Disruptive TechnologyMay 2018 Issue

Profiting from sponsored content platforms

By Jerrid Grimm         The key to advertising success has always been to tell great stories. And in recent years, many companies have translated this into developing sponsored content. In fact, 30% of global ad spending is set to be invested in native content by 2020, according to a …

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Disruptive TechnologyMay 2018 Issue

Transforming visual communications with responsive design advances

By Paul Vincent The release of the first iPhone in 2008 and iPad in 2010 sparked massive growth in smartphone and tablet usage. This left web designers with a major challenge. Websites were designed for desktop, often with a one-size-fits-all approach. How would web design adapt to these new smaller …

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Disruptive TechnologyMay 2018 Issue

Revolutionizing marketing with merging Big Data, AI and blockchain

Disruptive transparency-driven “democratized data” methodologies promise more accurate, accessible and economical direct marketing By Adam Mittelberg One of the biggest challenges marketers face is customer acquisition and retention. The key to both strategies is possessing the critical data that can help communicate effectively with the highest qualified contact possible and …

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Customer Relationship ManagementData AnalyticsDirect MailDisruptive TechnologyEngagement & AnalyticsMarketing AutomationTargeting and Acquisition

New Nielsen program tracks “behaviour in the digital age”

MARKHAM–Today, Nielsen announced the Canadian launch of the Nielsen Connected Partner Program. The Nielsen Connected Partner Program is an industry first solution that helps companies easily connect their network, discover new Connected Partners, and utilize the most robust measurement data in the world. This data ecosystem allows Nielsen Connected Partners to shift from managing and …

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Disruptive TechnologyEngagement & AnalyticsTargeting and Acquisition

The connected experience

Marketers have been slow to adapt to a post-campaign world where the old familiar rules of brand building are obsolete. To connect with customers today marketers must not only manage channel complexity, they must make the brand more relevant and central to their lives. In the late 1950s the Volkswagen …

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AdvertisingData AnalyticsDisruptive TechnologyLocation-based MarketingTargeting and Acquisition

What personality is that billboard?

Clear Channel develops game-changing approach to selling outside ad space Imagine you’re a media buyer for a clothing store chain and you’re looking to buy outdoor advertising space in downtown Ottawa. You could take the easy route and turn to the usual suspects: well-known neighbourhoods like Sparks Street or around …

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