Progress announced the availability of Progress Sitefinity DX 14.0. The platform allows organizations to create a digital experience platform (DXP) tailored to their unique needs and objectives with new capabilities for low-code integration and chat-driven engagement, as well as enhanced headless content delivery.
Sitefinity DX 14.0:
- Execute strategic, data-driven marketing – Create and execute marketing campaigns that are informed by interaction history via comprehensive touchpoint attribution modeling.
- Capitalize channels with multichannel experience management – With the hybrid content management capabilities of Sitefinity DX, comprising its headless content-as-a-service API framework, marketers can execute a consistent and personalized experiences. Organizations can incorporate Progress’ AI-driven chatbot platform, NativeChat, into their Sitefinity experiences.
- Boost efficiency through simplified system integration with low-code tools – Automate marketing operations and reduce implementation efforts through expanded connectivity between the systems. Leverage simplified workflows, service hooks, and low-code integration with components of existing tech stacks.
- Scale global content and campaign delivery – Deliver content across channels with enhanced content synchronization capabilities. Improve content governance for multisite experiences across business departments with multisite user group management.
- Gain a competitive edge by ensuring delivery of a smooth page experience – Optimize SEO rankings, user engagement and conversion with dedicated, out-of-the-box support for the newest Google Page Experience requirements.
Sitecore, a provider of digital experience management software, announced the acquisition of San Mateo-based Reflektion, an AI-powered digital search platform that understands and predicts patterns, context, and needs in order to convert shoppers into buyers. The combination of Sitecore and Reflektion enables Sitecore to engage, educate, and empower shoppers to make purchase decisions faster to increase buyer confidence, long-term revenue, and overall customer satisfaction and loyalty.
The acquisition will help marketers solve the information overload that is characteristic of traditional search solutions, which leave customers unable to find and select the right product. 93% of all online experiences start with search, making it an integral part of the customer buying journey, and Reflektion elevates search into a conversational, guided experience that provides more personal, accessible, and tailored answers for the customer. Reflektion’s platform can be leveraged across all aspects of the Sitecore digital experience platform, from transforming product data into understandable consumer-friendly language to understanding shopper intent, behavior, and product preferences.
https://www.sitecore.com ▪︎ https://reflektion.com
GatherContent, a Content Operations platform announced that it has added and deepened integrations to help customers streamline their MarTech stack experience. New integrations include Gatsby and Netlify, and deepened integrations include Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), Drupal, Slack, Vercel and Zapier.
GatherContent allows customers to seamlessly integrate the product with their technology stack through integrations, API, and headless capabilities. This gives companies flexibility when it comes to multi-channel publishing, and connecting GatherContent to production and project management workflows.
Bridgeline Digital, Inc., a cloud-based marketing technology software provider, announced that they are heavily investing in their Hawksearch BigCommerce Integration to expand their offering for BigCommerce users. Bridgeline has invested in a dedicated Partner Resource and the development of new features to build growth for the platform’s user base.
Hawksearch is an AI-powered search, personalization, and recommendations app that optimizes the online buying experience for both B2C and B2C. Hawksearch has been a preferred BigCommerce technology partner since 2019. In addition to Hawksearch’s current traffic builder tool, Bridgeline’s product development team has integrated WooRank’s suite of SEO tools to further increase traffic and revenue for Hawksearch’s BigCommerce user-base. This new SEO functionality complements the previously released “Unit of Measure Conversion Logic” that is featured in all Hawksearch implementations on BigCommerce.
TransPerfect, provider of language and technology solutions for global business, announced that it has acquired Webcertain Group Ltd., a specialized international digital marketing agency. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 2003 by Andy Atkins-Krüger in York, England, Webcertain has grown to over 100 employees in its York and Barcelona offices. The agency provides international digital marketing services, covering SEO, SEM, social media, and content services primarily focused on the B2B sector. Clients include technology companies such as Akamai, global manufacturers like Fellowes, and travel industry leaders such as NH Hotels.
Webcertain will complement TransPerfect’s TPT Digital division, joining together two digital agencies who share a common focus on targeted campaigns that go beyond language translation. Webcertain is also known for its community building within the digital marketing world. Its International Search Summit series is a program for digital marketers that comprises four events annually across Europe and the US. TransPerfect was advised on the transaction by Simons Muirhead Burton. Webcertain was represented by Consulting M&A and Wallace LLP.
Bloomreach announced it has launched Automatic Query Filtering (AQF), a new product feature within its AI-powered search and merchandising module, Bloomreach Discovery. In an e-commerce site’s typical product search, results are often imprecise (though still relevant) by design in order to give customers the opportunity to explore products they would not otherwise see. When a merchandising team needs to take a different approach and apply precision for specific business goals, they can now use AQF.
AQF helps businesses cut through noisy search results that are generated when customers search for products with specific attributes such as color, size, or brand. It allows merchandisers to pre-filter products on the results page based on these attributes, delivering more precise search results and shortening the time it takes for shoppers to find the product they want.
Utilizing AQF, a retail company could ensure searches for a red dress, for example, only result in red dresses — without the shopper needing to pick “red” from an additional selection of filters. An automotive company would be able to ensure a search for “2015 Toyota Corolla brake pads” only offers customers results that match each of those attributes.
HubSpot announced the launch of CMS Hub Starter, a new tier of the company’s existing web content management system that gives marketers and developers tools to generate business through their website. CMS Hub Starter is built with the needs of marketers in mind, prioritizing security, ease of use, and the ability to tap into customer data. With CMS Hub Starter customers can:
- Build fast, secure, and reliable websites
CMS Hub Starter takes care of the maintenance associated with a CMS so marketing teams can focus on customer experience. Standard security features like SSL, a web application firewall, and a globally hosted CDN are included.
- Easily build websites
CMS Hub Starter lets developers use the tools, technologies, and workflows that they prefer to create flexible themes for marketers. Marketers can then take ownership of the site – updating the look and feel of their website as they see fit, without being restricted by the dev team’s sprint cycle.
- Tap into the HubSpot CRM platform
CMS Hub Starter is built as part of HubSpot’s CRM platform to give customers seamless access to all of their data to inform their web strategy and understand exactly what pieces of content are resonating with their audience.
Widen, maker of digital asset management (DAM) and product information management (PIM) software, and Clarifai, an AI lifecycle platform provider for managing unstructured image, video, text, and audio data, announced an advancement in their partnership. Clarifai, which powers AI metadata tagging in the Widen Collective, has introduced a visual similarity search that instantly finds related images. It will enable Widen users to save time and money spent on manual DAM processes while improving their return on content investments.
In 2017, Widen and Clarifai partnered to bring AI metadata generation into the Collective. This service generates metadata faster than manual processing, at lower cost, in 53 languages. Many DAM administrators use the Clarifai platform to take the first pass on new content. This saves time and makes new content available to marketing, e-commerce, and sales teams faster. It also makes untagged stock images searchable with descriptive keywords.
Widen users can now select an asset and let the AI find visually related photos allowing users to search for images connected to a specific product category, geographic location, demographic, theme, or style. Visual similarity search surfaces assets that might not otherwise be found and published. Thus, it can improve the return on investing in content.
https://www.widen.com ▪︎ https://www.clarifai.com