The next generation of Internet businesses, which will outcompete everyone else, are the ones that are designed that you do not trust the services that are intermediating your communications, whistleblower Edward Snowden said in a telecast keynote interview at Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal.
While Snowden admits this sounds odd, he points out that in the context of information security, “trust is considered a vulnerability.” Continue reading
Nationwide CMO Terrance Williams has announced that he will leave his post next month, after four years in the role.
Williams, who was featured in The Marketer Quarterly’s A Day in the Life of the CMO column, is just one of a number of CMO moves that have happened this year.
Marisa Thalberg stepped down from her post as CMO of Taco Bell (who was also featured in A Day in the Life of the CMO) after four years on the job where she led the company to have record-breaking sales. Continue reading
Do you have great creative and campaigns that you would like to celebrate from 2019? We are currently looking for submissions to the 2019 Marketer Quarterly Awards.
You’ll be among great company. Former winners include: Dell, Marriott, See’s Candy and Land’s End, among many many more leading and upstart brands. That glass trophy will look amazing on your desk!
Submissions will be judged by analysts from The Relevancy Group in a quantifiable scorecard driven process based on a variety of attributes including: relevance, utilization of data, creative, strategy, and results, among other category specific characteristics.
And good, news, you can submit to more than one category! Follow this link to apply. The submission deadline is 10/15/19.
Our 22nd issue of the Marketer Quarterly is now live!
The issue features an excerpt from The Relevancy Group’s 2019 CDP Buyer’s Guide, which profiles many of the leading CDPs in the industry.
The issue also includes A Day in the Life of Jersey Mike’s CMO Rich Hope and an interview with Chemistry’s Trevar Mazza.
Explore Land O’Lakes’ new digital video effort celebrating modern women farmers and learn how Coca-Cola and Baskin Robbins are marketing to cord cutters on Netflix.
The issue is free with registration.
Google has introduced Face Match, a new facial recognition technology that is a part of Google Nest Hub Max.
The technology uses a front-facing camera for video calls and access to your personal data. So for instance, you can access your photos, texts and your calendar when it scans and recognizes your face.
The company said it was not a security feature and may accidentally open if a family member that looks like you scans their face or even a photo of you might work.
The company did not say how it would store the data or if it would use the information for marketing or customer profiling.
Marketers spend billions buying location data to better target consumers on mobile devices, but a new law proposed in NYC would put an end to all of that.
The New York City Council has proposed a bill that would prohibit telecommunications carriers and mobile apps from sharing a user’s location data with another person, if the location is within New York City.
The City’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications would enforce the prohibition, which would be $1,000 per violation with a maximum penalty of $10,000 per day per person whose location data was shared unlawfully. This bill would prohibit anyone who receives location data from sharing it with another.
Citizens would also have the right to take action against telecommunications carriers and mobile app developers that break this law.
Workplace software platform Slack has gone public and the company is now valued at $20 billion.
The company entered the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, following a slew of other tech unicorns that became publicly traded earlier this year including Uber, Lyft and Pinterest. Rather than raise money to create new shares, Slack put its existing shares on the market for its IPO.
When Slack entered the market five years, people suggested that it would kill email because of its workplace tools. However, the collaboration tool has not proven less of a threat to corporate email, and more of a supporting tool. Users have reported that Slack may have cut down on long threaded email chains in the workplace, because these conversations around a specific project can be discussed within the tool. This could actually make email more effective with an inbox less bogged down with many back and forth communications.
The company reported that it had more than 10 million users in the first three months of the year, counting both free and paid members.