Y&R Italy Launches Labstore, a Retail and Shopper Marketing Agency

Young & Rubicam | June 16, 2016

June 14, 2016 – Y&R Italy is extending its offering by establishing a new division to focus on the increasingly strategic retail and shopper marketing sector, with the launch of Labstore, an agency in the Y&R network with over 20 offices in Europe. The creation of the division is in response to the changing world of retail, which today is increasingly globalized, digitalized, polarized and customized.
According to international research (US and Canada), Labstore has noted that 82% of purchase decisions are made directly inside points of sale, 61% of shoppers use their smartphone in the P.o.S. and the majority of them, 85%, use it for shopping related activities. This percentage is even higher for younger shoppers, in fact 73% of generation X and 81% of Generation Y use their smartphone to decide shopping, mainly to compare prices, verify special offers and spend coupons. These figures have brought companies to dedicate a higher percentage of their marketing budgets to shopper marketing activities: in US they use more than 15% of their budget, the same used for the digital  media, compared to 22% for traditional media and 19% for consumer promotions.

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Triton Pacific Securities Expands RIA Focus

Triton Pacific Securities | August 30, 2022

Triton Pacific Securities has recently expanded its Registered Investment Advisor ("RIA") capital markets team, adding Katie Hubbard as senior vice president of RIA Channel and Western Capital Markets. Hubbard brings over two decades of successful capital raising experience to the firm in this newly created role. Hubbard will be joining Andrew B. Hurvitz, vice president of Eastern Markets, and Kevin Kennedy, associate vice president, adding her extensive knowledge to the already robust and high capital raising RIA team. Hubbard has built institutional sales teams and raised over $15 billion for some of the most prestigious investment firms, including Blackrock, Empower, Carson Group and Walton Global. "Having known Katie for nearly 15 years, we believe she will be an impactful addition to Triton Pacific's capital markets team," says Brian Buehler, president and CEO of Triton Pacific Securities. "Having known Katie for nearly 15 years, we believe she will be an impactful addition to Triton Pacific's capital markets team," says Brian Buehler, president and CEO of Triton Pacific Securities. "Hubbard has an extensive network in the fee-based advisor space, experience with SEC-exempt Regulation D offerings, and a passion for helping advisors grow their portfolios." In Hubbard's previous role as senior manager of Wealth Advisory at Empower, she managed 40 retirement and wealth advisors and was recognized as "Sales Manager of the Year" in 2021. Prior to Empower, Hubbard was the national sales manager and partner at one of the largest RIAs in the country. At Hubbard's earlier role as vice president at BlackRock, she was responsible for capital raising and consulting independent advisors on portfolio construction using the Aladdin Risk platform. Hubbard graduated from University of Denver with a degree in Real Estate and Construction Management and earned her Master's in Finance from University of Colorado. Hubbard currently holds her Series 7, 63, 65, 24 and SIE FINRA licenses. About Triton Pacific Securities Triton Pacific Securities, founded in 2005, is the dealer manager of Triton Pacific Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, and offers tax-advantage private equity investment programs to family offices and financial professionals and their accredited investors. The firm focuses on investing in established small- and mid-sized companies that show potential within industries that exhibit attractive fundamentals or significant structural changes poised for rapid growth and expansion.

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Pyramid Analytics Expands European Systems Integration Channel With Amplifi Partnership

Amplifi, Pyramid Analytics | September 21, 2022

Pyramid Analytics (Pyramid), a pioneering decision intelligence platform provider, and Amplifi, a specialist consultancy providing Advisory, Delivery and Support services for data management, data governance and data quality, today announced a partnership from Big Data LDN, the UK’s largest data and analytics conference. Expanding channel partnerships with complementary technology companies, independent software vendors (ISV), consulting firms, value-added resellers (VAR) and systems integrators (SI) is a strategic priority. Pyramid has expanded its Alliances team and partner recruitment capabilities, invested in partner training and development, and launched joint go to market programs. Key Points: Amplifi provides a portfolio of services across the data management spectrum: Strategy & Advisory; Implementation & Integration; and Managed Services & Support. 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The Pyramid Platform provides instant access to any data, enables automated governed self-service for any person, and serves any analytics need, from the simple to the sophisticated. By uniquely combining Data Prep, Business Analytics, and Data Science with AI guidance in a single environment, the Pyramid Platform reduces cost and complexity while accelerating growth and innovation. This enables a strategic, organization-wide approach to Business Intelligence and Analytics. Quotes Bill Clayton, Vice President of Global Partner Sales, Pyramid Analytics: “Amplifi has a proven record of building solid data foundations for customers in a variety of industries. This partnership brings additional vertical expertise and services to Pyramid customers across the UKI and Europe. Importantly, analytics is the catalyst that turns data into intelligent decisions. 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Being able to offer the Pyramid Decision Intelligence Platform to operate on top of that foundation means we’re able to provide increased value to our customers when they’re making business decisions with their data.” About Amplifi Amplifi is the go-to consultancy for Enterprise organizations that want their success to be driven by data. We establish and deliver data strategies that enable global brands to manage, govern and analyse their most important data so they can innovate, grow and succeed. Consistently recognized as a leader by Gartner on the Market Guide for MDM External Service Providers report, Amplifi provides strategic consulting and implementation services for industry leading B2B and B2C companies through its global offices in North America, the UK and Northern Europe. About Pyramid Analytics Pyramid is what’s next in analytics. Our unified decision intelligence platform delivers insights for anyone to make faster, more informed decisions. It provides direct access to any data, enables governed self-service for any person, and serves any analytics need in a no-code environment. The Pyramid Decision Intelligence Platform uniquely combines Data Prep, Business Analytics, and Data Science in a single environment with AI guidance, reducing cost and complexity while accelerating growth and innovation. The Pyramid Platform enables a strategic, organization-wide approach to Business Intelligence and Analytics, from the simple to the sophisticated. Schedule a demo. Pyramid Analytics is incorporated in Amsterdam and has regional headquarters in global innovation and business centers, including London, New York City, and Tel-Aviv. Our team lives worldwide because geography should not be a barrier to talent and opportunity. Investors include H.I.G. Growth Partners, Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), Sequoia Capital, and Viola Growth. Learn more at Pyramid Analytics.

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Nextgen Group acquires stake in Sydney IT channel digital marketing firm Elastic Digital

Nextgen Group | July 06, 2022

Distributor Nextgen Group has acquired a strategic stake in Sydney digital marketing agency for the IT channel Elastic Digital. Elastic Digital specialises in digital marketing services for IT channel companies across vendors, distributors and resellers mostly based overseas, principally in the United States. The company also has a strategic partnership with global channel marketing platform ZiftONE. In its announcement, Nextgen said the acquisition came following a commissioned review by analyst firm Forrester, which found that investments in digital marketing capabilities and expanded reach would help the company remain a differentiated market maker. “We acquired Bang five years ago to bring a professional digital marketing capability to the enterprise IT & Telecommunications Channel. This strategy has succeeded in developing some great clients, delivering leading edge campaigns, and forging a place for digital marketing in a distribution and channel services company,” Nextgen Group chief executive John Walters said. “We acquired Bang five years ago to bring a professional digital marketing capability to the enterprise IT & Telecommunications Channel. This strategy has succeeded in developing some great clients, delivering leading edge campaigns, and forging a place for digital marketing in a distribution and channel services company,” Nextgen Group chief executive John Walters said. “As a result of the Forrester (Jay McBain) review we decided to double down on our digital marketing capability with a more scalable model that supports our geographical and services expansion. The Elastic Digital model has that in spades. “Our vendors and partners need that, and our Nextgen services businesses, such as oSpace and Optima need that type of GTM model. This gives us a tighter alignment with the rapidly growing enterprise cloud, software, and cybersecurity markets.” Nextgen will transition Bang into Elastic Digital and adopt Elastic as its lead agency brand, citing its global activities, recognition and relevance. Elastic Digital founder and managing director Cameron Avery will join Nextgen’s leadership team as its chief marketing officer, replacing Bang founder Martin Mason, who will continue scaling back his workload and take a new role as strategic consultant. Avery as CMO will be responsible for Nextgen’s global digital marketing strategies and execution across the distribution and channel service businesses. Acting Bang managing director Janice Tong has also been named APAC head of strategic marketing services, and will also report directly to Avery. Nextgen head of corporate marketing services Nick Love will also report to Avery. Commenting on the acquisition, Avery said, “After 10 years in Silicon Valley I was surprised to find a company with a vision as strong as the Nextgen Group’s when I returned to Australia. Their model gives enterprise cloud, software, and cybersecurity companies the tools they need to investigate, start up or rapidly expand in AsiaPac. This is a completely new and fresh approach.” “Elastic Digital’s demonstrated digital marketing capabilities in target industries will serve to strengthen and enhance their already impressive model.”

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CareJourney Unveils Rapidly Growing Channel Partner Program, Extending Access to its Industry-leading Healthcare Provider Performance Data

CareJourney | September 30, 2022

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