October 2014 Archives

Software Updates, 31 October 2014

Recently announced software updates:

  • Decooda
    Bazaarvoice API integration.

  • Locowise
    Twitter Analytics import.

  • OBI4wan
    Broadcast media coverage.

  • Socedo
    Date range in reports, Google Analytics integration.

  • VinTank
    Custom searches, old platform retirement.

  • webLyzard
    Brand Reputation Radar integrated with WYSDOM Success metric.

Upcoming Events, 31 October 2014

5 November - Hootsuite webinar, Social Business Benchmark 2014, 11:00 AM EST / 16:00 GMT.

5 November - Sendible webinar, It's here! Welcome to the new version of Sendible, 12:00 Noon EST / 17:00 GMT.

6 November (Tokyo) - Hottolink / ACE Consulting seminar, Social media risk monitoring, 14:00–17:00 at Hottolink.

6 November (Paris) - Reputation Day

6 November - Viralheat webinar, Companies That Don't Listen - #Fail, 12:00 Noon EST / 17:00 GMT.

7–8 November (São Paulo) - Social Analytics Summit

12 November - DataSift webinar, Improved Speed + Accuracy for Research with DataSift Demographics, 5:00 PM EST / 22:00 GMT. With Paul Hallett (Demographics Pro).

18 November - Actiance / Spredfast webinar, Can Legal and Compliance Truly Embrace Social Marketing, 1:00 PM EST / 18:00 GMT.

18 November - CARMA webinar, Using Digital Marketing Analytics, 2:00 PM EST / 19:00 GMT. With Chuck Hemann.

18 November - Commetric webinar, Top 3 Trends in PR Analytics, 2:00 PM EST / 19:00 GMT. With Aarti Shah (The Holmes Report).

4–5 December (Brussels) - LT-Accelerate

Brillio announced that it has acquired Marketelligent, an analytics specialist firm and developer of the Social Fellas social media analysis platform. Brillio, a technology consultancy that spun off last year from the IT staffing firm Collabera, says it will integrate Marketelligent’s 100 employees into its analytics practice.

New Papers, 28 October 2014

Software Updates, 24 October 2014

Recently announced software updates:

  • AlchemyAPI
    Spanish language sentiment analysis, structured entities, type hierarchies, link extraction, Twitter hashtag and username decomposition, new Authors Extraction endpoint, Cleaned+Xpath mode.

  • Appinions
    New features for content marketing.

  • BrandViewer
    Facebook results included in geolocation-based monitoring.

  • eCairn
    Audience Insights (quick segmentation tool).

  • Engagor
    Email alerts for scheduled posts that fail, SLA Alerts, upload picture to Facebook comment, team performance widgets, UI.

  • Hootsuite
    Redesigned UI.

  • Netvibes
    Autosave (historical data for premium accounts).

  • NUVI
    Real-time mentions feed, scheduled posting.

  • Socialbakers
    New Social Health Index metric. Also, Promoted Post Detection.

  • Ubermetrics
    NEAR operator.

Upcoming Events, 24 October 2014

27–29 October (Durham, NH) - IPR Measurement Summit

30 October - Viralheat / Influitive webinar, Identifying and Activating Social Media Influencers in 7 Simple Steps, 2:00 PM EDT / 18:00 GMT.

5 November - Hootsuite webinar, Social Business Benchmark 2014, 11:00 AM EST / 16:00 GMT.

5 November - Sendible webinar, It's here! Welcome to the new version of Sendible, 12:00 Noon EST / 17:00 GMT.

6 November (Tokyo) - Hottolink / ACE Consulting seminar, Social media risk monitoring, 14:00–17:00 at Hottolink.

7–8 November (São Paulo) - Social Analytics Summit

18 November - CARMA webinar, Using Digital Marketing Analytics, 2:00 PM EST / 19:00 GMT. With Chuck Hemann.

4–5 December (Brussels) - LT-Accelerate

Zignal Labs Raises $10.7 Million

Zignal Labs announced that it has received $10.7 million in its Series B funding round, which it plans to use for continued expansion in leadership, sales, and engineering functions. The round was led by existing investors Andy Ballard of Figtree Partners, Mitchell Cohen of Ross Investment Associates, and Zignal co-founder and Chairman Jim Hornthal.

Zignal also announced the appointment of co-founders Josh Ginsberg and Adam Beaugh as CEO and President/Chief Product Officer, respectively, and the hiring of Alyson Welch as Vice President of Sales.

Venuelabs introduced AboutLocal, a location-based social media monitoring platform for small businesses.

Closely following its merger with Vocus and acquisition of Visible , Cision announced that it has acquired Gorkana Group , the media intelligence group formed from Durrants, Metrica and Gorkana in 2011. Cison says it will maintain the Gorkana brand, which joins the company's growing roster of PR tools and services.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but press reports place its value near £200 million ($320 million).

LexisNexis Acquires Moreover

LexisNexis Legal & Professional announced that it has acquired Moreover and intends to create a single suite, LexisNexis Newsdesk, which will include the combined companies' information products. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

LexisNexis is a Reed Elsevier Group plc business.

New Papers, 21 October 2014

Recently released research and white papers:

Software Updates, 17 October 2014

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Upcoming Events, 17 October 2014

21 October - YouScan webinar, Аналитика в социальных медиа: что такое, зачем это нужно и несколько полезных приемов для эффективной работы, 16:15 MSK / 12:15 GMT.

21 October - Echobot webinar, Digitale Kundenakquise, 16:00 CEST / 14:00 GMT.

21 October - Shoutlet webinar, Why You Need Social Customer Care Now: 5 Steps to Developing a Winning Program, 2:00 PM EDT / 18:00 GMT. With Giovanna Dimperio (Lands' End).

22 October (New York) - Connect via Hootsuite

23 October (New York) - Socialbakers Engage NYC

23 October - Cyveillance webinar, Turning Data into Threat Intelligence: A Case Study, 12:00 Noon EDT / 16:00 GMT.

27–29 October (Durham, NH) - IPR Measurement Summit

30 October - Viralheat / Influitive webinar, Identifying and Activating Social Media Influencers in 7 Simple Steps, 2:00 PM EDT / 18:00 GMT.

5 November - Sendible webinar, It's here! Welcome to the new version of Sendible, 12:00 Noon EST / 17:00 GMT.

6 November (Tokyo) - Hottolink / ACE Consulting seminar, Social media risk monitoring, 14:00–17:00 at Hottolink.

7–8 November (São Paulo) - Social Analytics Summit

4–5 December (Brussels) - LT-Accelerate

Geofeedia Raises $3.5 Million

Geofeedia announced that it has raised $3.5 million in a Series A financing round led by Hyde Park Venture Partners. Blue Vista Ventures and Glade Brook Capital also participated in the investment along with angel investors Tim Kopp, David Gupta and Gene Delaney, all of whom will join the company's advisory board.

Cision + Vocus = Cision

Cision announced its merger with Vocus and the decision to retain the Cision name for the combined company, which will be headquarted in Chicago. The company's acquired iContact, PRWeb, Help a Reporter Out (HARO) and Visible brands will continue.

New Papers, 14 October 2014

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Software Updates, 10 October 2014

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Upcoming Events, 10 October 2014

14 October - HootSuite webinar, Investing in Social: Wealth Management in the Social Era, 11:00 AM EDT / 15:00 GMT.

15–17 October (Austin, TX) - Spredfast Summit

16 October - Crimson Hexagon webinar, Social CEOs: Strategies for Amplifying Reach, 12:00 Noon EDT / 16:00 GMT. With Glenn Gaudet (GaggleAmp).

21 October - YouScan webinar, Аналитика в социальных медиа: что такое, зачем это нужно и несколько полезных приемов для эффективной работы, 16:15 MSK / 12:15 GMT.

21 October - Shoutlet webinar, Why You Need Social Customer Care Now: 5 Steps to Developing a Winning Program, 2:00 PM EDT / 18:00 GMT. With Giovanna Dimperio (Lands' End).

23 October (New York) - Socialbakers Engage NYC

23 October - Cyveillance webinar, Turning Data into Threat Intelligence: A Case Study, 12:00 Noon EDT / 16:00 GMT.

27–29 October (Durham, NH) - IPR Measurement Summit

30 October - Viralheat / Influitive webinar, Identifying and Activating Social Media Influencers in 7 Simple Steps, 2:00 PM EDT / 18:00 GMT.

7–8 November (São Paulo) - Social Analytics Summit

4–5 December (Brussels) - LT-Accelerate

New Papers, 7 October 2014

Software Updates, 3 October 2014

Recently announced software updates:

  • Brandwatch
    Vizia: redesigned Admin section.

  • Conversocial
    Cirrus (contact center) integration.

  • HootSuite
    Updated Synaptive YouTube app: bulk upload and schedule videos, increased search/monitor streams, UI.

  • IQBuzz
    New HTML UI replaces Flash.

  • Locowise
    User-defined dashboards. Also, hashtag analytics.

  • Mention
    Redesigned analysis UI.

  • Tracx
    New multi-topic entity queries, IBM Coremetrics integration, publishing upgrades.

  • Viralheat
    New Mentions indicator, create task from direct/private messages, sentiment trend chart, redesigned publishing extension (Flint), segment Twitter monitoring by gender, country, and language.

Upcoming Events, 3 October 2014

6 October (Berlin) - Complexium workshop, Social-Big-Data-Analyse für Competitive Intelligence, Counter Intelligence und Corporate Security at Deutsche Competitive Intelligence Forum, 14:00–18:00.

7 October - Conversocial webinar, Social Media for Customer Service: How to Boost Customer Loyalty and Satisfaction, 7:00 AM EST / 11:00 GMT. With Martha Roberts (Royal Mail) and Sam Diamond (Gumtree).

8 October (New York) - TrackMaven Marketing Summit

8 October (Milan) - The Fool seminar, Employer Branding, 9:30–13:00 at Talent Garden.

8 October - Netvibes webinar, Social Media Crisis Management: Lessons from the NFL, 1:00 PM EDT / 17:00 GMT.

8 October - Microsoft Dynamics webinar, Connecting with your Customers in the New Age of Buying, 2:00 PM EDT / 18:00 GMT. With Barb Giamanco.

8 October (Strasbourg) - Sindup Veille Connect, 18:00–21:30.

15–17 October (Austin, TX) - Spredfast Summit

21 October - YouScan webinar, Аналитика в социальных медиа: что такое, зачем это нужно и несколько полезных приемов для эффективной работы, 16:15 MSK / 12:15 GMT.

23 October (New York) - Socialbakers Engage NYC

23 October - Cyveillance webinar, Turning Data into Threat Intelligence: A Case Study, 12:00 Noon EDT / 16:00 GMT.

27–29 October (Durham, NH) - IPR Measurement Summit

30 October - Viralheat / Influitive webinar, Identifying and Activating Social Media Influencers in 7 Simple Steps, 2:00 PM EDT / 18:00 GMT.

7–8 November (São Paulo) - Social Analytics Summit

4–5 December (Brussels) - LT-Accelerate

cognita AG, the developer of the issue and social media monitoring service blueReport , announced that it acquired net-clipping, a Dresden-based company with a similar product and attractive customer base, in August. While the company has continued to operate the net-clipping platform for existing customers, the more capable blueReport platform also covers print and broadcast media, and customers have begun to switch.

cognita says that its customer support activities will be provided from its Berlin office. The company serves customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Akio Acquires Spotter

Akio Software announced that it has acquired Spotter to add web and social media monitoring and analysis to its multi-channel customer experience suite. Spotter also contributes an international presence to the combined company with its offices in Europe, the US and the Gulf region.

Akio expects the combined company's revenue to exceed €10 million in 2014.

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