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Marketo’s June ‘19 Release Notes have published, and Adobe’s influence on the recently acquired marketing automation platform is clear. The updates include an added ability to edit images in Design Studio, now powered by Adobe Creative Cloud. The capability is expected to be available later this quarter.

Increased integrations will add efficiencies for marketers and creative teams, eliminating the need to export, edit and re-upload images into the system. If you’re familiar with the image-editing processes that currently exist in different marketing platforms, you might see this as a big win for digital teams.

Keep reading below for more, including a Pro Tip that dives into why 5G might not be the solution you were hoping for to solve your video marketing challenges – and what your team can do about it. And don’t forget, tomorrow is Friday!

Jennifer Videtta,
Senior Editor

Pro Tip

5G will not solve ad-supported video playback issues … but you can

“Any video marketer that thinks they can take a seat and wait for 5G to come along and solve their problems will likely be out of a job by the time the 5G era is in full swing,” says Penthera Partners marketing and sales chief Daniel Hurwitz.

“Everyone in the mobile streaming video chain needs to put effort into solving playback issues right now if they hope to have a seat at the table. Consumers are more actively engaged in mobile video than ever before. Advertisers are eagerly investing in the channel, but if their ads are destined to upset their target audiences, through buffering, slow load times or poor quality, then advertisers aren’t getting their money’s worth. By actively collaborating with ad-supported video providers to address and improve playback issues now, advertisers can set themselves up to be in the driver’s seat when the 5G era finally arrives.”

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On the Move

New leadership at 800Response, CMI/Compass and more

Jay Rosenblatt has been appointed CEO of 800Response, a supplier of vanity 800-numbers and call tracking solutions. Rosenblatt will be replacing Mitchell Knisbacher, who is retiring. “We are fortunate to have someone with Jay’s diverse leadership experience and wealth of knowledge in the telecom industry,” said Knisbacher, “I am confident that with this renewed leadership, 800response will continue providing our customers with leading advancements in call tracking and monitoring solutions.” Prior to joining 800Response, Rosenblatt served as the CEO of Conduit Global.

CMI/Compass, a media buying and planning company focused on the healthcare industry, has promoted Becky Frederick to EVP, client finance. In this newly created role, Frederick will oversee the client finance team and manage commercial and procurement relationships with clients. She will also continue to be responsible for internal staffing management and allocation of talent across all of CMI/Compass’ client teams. “Becky was the obvious choice for this role. Under her leadership, we’ve had our best year ever of staff productivity,” said CMI/Compass CEO Stan Woodland. Before being promoted, Frederick served as EVP, managing director for CMI/Compass.

The global ticketing technology platform Tiqets has named Dan Burdett chief marketing officer. Burdett will oversee brand, marketing and communications for the company. “We are thrilled and honored to add such well-seasoned marketing expert into our management team. He will help us elevate the Tiqets’ brand, scale our marketing efforts and expand our global footprint,” said Tiqets CEO Luuc Elzinga. Prior to joining the company, Burdett was the CMO for Ebay in Europe and served as chief brand officer for Mars candy company.

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True Marketing Personalization Takes Talent, Technology and Empathy – CMS Wire

Confessions of an ad tech executive: ‘Rebates are symptomatic of ad tech’s race to the bottom’ – Digiday

40 Stats On Digital Transformation And Customer Experience – Forbes

3 Immediate Blockchain Uses for Ecommerce Companies – Practical Ecommerce

AI translation boosted eBay sales more than 10 percent – The Verge

15 tools to help ecommerce practitioners scale and grow – Get Elastic

Bringing Data’s Power To The People – AdExchanger