Emotive Raises $50 Million for AI-Assisted Text Messaging

Text messages get more response than perhaps any other medium, mostly because people assume they are coming from other human beings.  Emotive is taking care of that, using artificial intelligence with human assistance to “replicate human interactions” to prevent cart abandonment, recommend products, and run promotions.  They just raised a $50 million Series B to do even more of it.

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In Brief: New “Private I” TV show on IBMTV wants “Best Practices” stories

March 2, 2021

Want to know how marketers at other companies are handling privacy challenges? Privacy Co-op has been green-lighted for a 9-episode season slated to start production in April, and the guest line-up is being scheduled now. If you’re a CDO/CMO or other marketing practitioner and have a good story to tell, contact with the subject ‘Private, I’ to propose your idea for the show.

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CMOs Feel Companies Have Emerged Stronger from Pandemic: Chief Outsiders Report

March 1, 2021

Having weathered the pandemic leaves CMOs more confident about their ability to meet future challenges, according to this study from fractional CMO service Chief Outsiders.   While 78.5% still see difficulty in staying ahead of technological advancements, that’s down from 88% one year ago.  In fact, 92% say companies are more prepared to strategically pivot and more say the pandemic has been an opportunity (43%) than a threat (39%).

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Adwerx Raises $14.5 Million for Personalized B2B Ads

November 29, 2021

Adverx has just raised $14.5 million for “Customer Relationship Advertising,” which certainly sounds intriguing.  What they do is to generats personalized ads for individuals targeted by business-to-business sales teams, and then maks those ads “passively ‘follow’ each salesperson’s current clients and prospects (pulled from the CRM) as they browse the web and social media”.  Annoying and creepy and it probably works.

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