August 2018 Archives

Mynewsdesk Acquires Mention

Mynewsdesk  announced that it has acquired Mention  to add web and social media monitoring to its integrated communications and PR platform for SMBs. The existing Mention service will remain available for now. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Launched in 2003, Mynewsdesk joined NHST Media Group in 2008 and is currently active in the Nordics, UK, Germany, and USA. Mention claims 650,000 active business users in more than 125 countries.

Upcoming Events, 31 August 2018

6–7 September - Brandwatch webinar, Driving strategic decisions with instant insights, 11:00 AM EDT / 15:00 GMT, 2:00 PM EDT / 18:00 GMT, 14:00 SGT / 16:00 AEST. With April Flores (Penguin).

13 September (San Francisco) - Meltwater Social Summit

19 September - Meltwater webinar, PR + Social: Faster, Stronger, Smarter: Navigate Brand Opportunity and Risk, 2:00 PM EDT / 18:00 GMT. With Karen Uyenco (Oath).

SOCi Raises $10.5 Million

SOCi  announced that it has received $10.5 million series B funding round led by Vertical Venture Partners. Grayhawk Capital, Blossom Street Ventures and Tallwave Capital also participated. The company plans to focus on its product, development and customer success teams as it applies the investment to continued growth.

SOCi offers a marketing platform supporting social media and reputation management for multi-location brands.

New Papers, 28 August 2018

Software Updates, 24 August 2018

eClincher 
Facebook publishing, inbox workflow, Instagram hashtag analytics, chart & report options, Yelp notifications.

Lexalytics 
Regional data processing, Romanian language support.

Manzama 
Sqoop public records integration.

Scraawl 
Updated bot detection.

SentiOne 
Influence score, Messenger Chatbot integration, simplified project creation, reopen threads, performance improvements.

Social Report 
Increased language support/localization.

Zoomph 
Instagram API changes.

Upcoming Events, 24 August 2018

28 August - TrendKite webinar, Rebuild Consumers' Trust Through the Rise of Digital PR, 1:00 PM EDT / 15:00 GMT. With Tiffaney Fox Quintana (Hellosign).

29 August - GlobalWebIndex webinar, How powerful is influencer marketing, 11:00 AM EDT / 15:00 GMT.

6–7 September - Brandwatch webinar, Driving strategic decisions with instant insights, 11:00 AM EDT / 15:00 GMT, 2:00 PM EDT / 18:00 GMT, 14:00 SGT / 16:00 AEST. With April Flores (Penguin).

13 September (San Francisco) - Meltwater Social Summit

New Papers, 21 August 2018

Engagement Labs  announced that it has closed a pair of previously announced private placement offerings, raising approximately CAD$2.96 million. The company plans to apply proceeds of the investment toward sales and marketing, product development, and working capital.

Meltwater  announced the opening of the company's own data science platform as Fairhair.ai, a service for developers and data scientists. The new service combines a knowledge graph, a collection of existing models, and the ability to train new models in a system designed to help clients generate insights from outside data.

Fairhair.ai will launch later this year; Meltwater is accepting early-access inquiries now.

New Papers, 14 August 2018

Software Updates, 10 August 2018

Mention 
Facebook influence metric, improved bulk editing, select tags for charts, comparison reports.

Upcoming Events, 10 August 2018

14 August - PublicRelay webinar, Media Measurement Best Practices for Next Generation Communicators, 3:00 PM EDT / 19:00 GMT.

15 & 16 August - Brandwatch webinar, Optimize your marketing spend on sponsorships using social intelligence, 15 Aug at 11:00 AM EDT / 15:00 GMT and 2:00 PM EDT / 18:00 GMT; 16 Aug at 14:00 SGT / 16:00 AEST.

16 August - Sprout Social webinar, The Evolution of Marketing in Social, 12:00 Noon EDT / 16:00 GMT.

28 August - TrendKite webinar, Rebuild Consumers' Trust Through the Rise of Digital PR, 1:00 PM EDT / 15:00 GMT. With Tiffaney Fox Quintana (Hellosign).

13 September (San Francisco) - Meltwater Social Summit

Trackur  announced that its dashboard product will be retired on November 12 as the company refocuses on its API business.

Software Updates, 3 August 2018

InfluencerDB 
Age distribution of followers.

Mavrck 
Follower Fraud and Engagement Fraud indicators.

Social Report 
ZenDesk integration, hashtag templates, multiple image uploading.

Swat.io 
Twitter Enterprise API, Facebook @-tagging, Facebook targeting options, manual sentiment scoring of user comments, Facebook video preview in composer.

Upcoming Events, 3 August 2018

8 August - NewsWhip webinar, The 2018 Guide to Social Publishing, 11:00 AM EDT / 15:00 GMT.

8 August - PublicRelay webinar, Media Measurement Best Practices for Next Generation Communicators, 1:00 PM EDT / 17:00 GMT.

14 August - PublicRelay webinar, Media Measurement Best Practices for Next Generation Communicators, 3:00 PM EDT / 19:00 GMT.

15 & 16 August - Brandwatch webinar, Optimize your marketing spend on sponsorships using social intelligence, 15 Aug at 11:00 AM EDT / 15:00 GMT and 2:00 PM EDT / 18:00 GMT; 16 Aug at 14:00 SGT / 16:00 AEST.

13 September (San Francisco) - Meltwater Social Summit

Crowd Analyzer Raises $1.1 Million

Crowd Analyzer  announced that it has received $1.1 million in a series A investment round led by Wamda Capital. Arzan Capital, Faith Capital, and Raed VC also participated. Crowd Analyzer, based in Dubai, specializes in analyzing Arabic-language social media. The company plans to use the investment to grow its business in Saudi Arabia and the MENA region.

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