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Univision Selects Qualtrics BrandXM, the Technology that Transforms Brands into Icons

SALT LAKE CITY and SEATTLE, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Qualtrics, the leader in customer experience and creator of the experience management category, today announced that Univision, the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S, has selected Qualtrics BrandXM.

“We’ve never relied more on digital communication than we do today. Media companies play a key role in informing, entertaining, and empowering their audiences, and it’s crucial for them to understand how their content and programs are impacting consumer behavior and the company’s overall brand,” said Jesse Purewal, Chief Industry Advisor for Technology, Media, and Telecommunications, Qualtrics. “Qualtrics helps organizations identify critical areas of investments like network quality, get a holistic picture of how their brand influences key business metrics, and how to use those insights that will positively impact consumer behavior and brand awareness.”

Qualtrics BrandXM is one of the four pillars of experience management, integrating with customer,

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Sweetheart Kitchen Raises US$17.7 Million In Series C Funding Round To Launch New Brands And Kitchen Units Across MENA


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Cloud kitchen operator Sweetheart Kitchen has successfully secured €15 million (US$17.7 million) in a Series C funding round backed by strategic investors, led by the company’s founder and CEO Peter Schatzberg.

As a delivery-only multi-brand virtual kitchen, Schatzberg notes that the Dubai-based company is keen to invest their funding into supply chain technology, food design and hiring talent, as they had previously done, and which they plan to continue to do so. “Scaling units is certainly one important objective for us, but we are also investing in streamlining our processes and systems to achieve profitability.”

As a company that is only 15 months old, it’s noteworthy to point out its impressive milestones. The startup (which, according to a Wamda report, is backed by Germany’s Delivery

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Five Customer Experience Tips For Brands (Big And Small)

Chris Wallace is the President of InnerView, a marketing consulting firm that specializes in internal brand alignment.

In a recent article, I shared a vision of what the new customer experience demands will be on consumer businesses. As with most things in 2020, we are watching customer experience demands change in real time, and I have had the opportunity to see some of the trends I highlight playing out in my everyday life as a consumer.

It isn’t pretty. The idea that the modern customer experience (CX) is a mandate for all businesses will likely be a hard road for many companies, big and small.

Here’s a story that illustrates how this could take shape:

I need to have my driveway repaved. It is annoying, expensive and something I would rather not deal with right now. However, I was pleased when I visited the website of a local

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Outdoor Apparel Market will Showcase Negative Impact during 2020-2024 | Rise in Number of Private-label Brands to Boost the Market Growth

Technavio has been monitoring the outdoor apparel market and it is poised to grow by USD 3.90 bn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 5% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Outdoor Apparel Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. We offer $1000 worth of FREE customization

The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will accelerate during the forecast period. adidas AG, ASICS Corp., Columbia Sportswear Co., G-III Apparel Group Ltd., Hanesbrands Inc., Newell Brands Inc., Outdoor Research, Patagonia Inc., Under Armour Inc., and VF Corp. are

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Shogun raises $35M to help brands take on Amazon with faster and better sites of their own

E-commerce has boomed this year, with more businesses and shoppers than ever before turning to websites and apps as a safer, socially distanced alternative during the current global health pandemic. Today, a startup that has built a platform to help individual companies and brands design better websites is announcing a round of growth funding to help them step up to that challenge with faster and better designed interfaces.

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Shogun, which lets companies build sites that sit on top of e-commerce back-ends like Shopify, Big Commerce or Magento to let them sell goods and services is today announcing that it has raised $35 million in funding after seeing its business growth 182% over the last year, with 15,000 companies — including Leesa, MVMT, Timbuk2 and Chubbies, as well as household Fortune 500 brands that it declines to name — now using Shogun’s tools, up 5,000 in the last eight

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Diverzify Adds Memphis Commercial Flooring Legend Kenny Floor Covering To Roster of Service Brands

90-Year-Old Kenny Floor Covering Brand Expands Diverzify Service Locations and Adds Valued Expertise to Best-of-Breed Leadership and Capabilities

Diverzify, the innovative independent leader in commercial flooring installation and maintenance services, is partnering with Kenny Floor Covering, Inc., a legendary 90-year-old Memphis, Tennessee commercial flooring service provider, and will retain the famed brand as part of its multi-location enterprise of service locations. Kenny Floor Covering brings a strong customer base of corporate, real estate development, and medical companies and a breadth of service capabilities that include hard surface, resilient, wood, and carpet to the Diverzify network. As a Diverzify company, Kenny Floor Covering will benefit from operational efficiencies through an innovative digital shared services platform and access to industry-leading physical and intellectual assets and resources.

“We are thrilled to include Kenny Floor Covering in our network of premier brands,” said Bill Graves, president of sales and business development for Diverzify. “It

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How Technology Is Helping Luxury Fashion Brands To Gain Traction

Overall, the advent of technology marked a new dawn for the entire world. Clearly, the reality of life has never been the same since advancements in technology have become part of our everyday lives. Nevertheless, and on a positive note, it continues to change and evolve for the betterment of mankind. In a sense, technology has developed life into a fine balance of convenience and production. The result being that we now have the ability to complete da-to-day tasks more rapidly and with much less effort.

Luxury fashion is particularly attuned to this moment, as the progression of technology promises to imbue delivering excellent customer service as well

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Amazon’s October Prime Day Date Spurs Other Deal-Day Clones, Creating Complexity For Brands

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Prime Day, held in July for the past five years, was a sales oasis in the middle of the typically slow summer months. This year, with usual plans thwarted by COVID-19, the marketplace giant officially landed on a mid-October date for the event.  

Other retailers who have previously held sales events to counter Amazon’s, have launched their own shopping holidays. The effect, eMarketer points out in its latest report, takes Prime Day from ‘Black Friday in July’ to early holiday season kickoff.  

This gives brands big opportunities to capture sales, but also significant challenges. How to capture huge shopper demand not only on Amazon, but not neglect other marketplaces and retailers too? How to strengthen already-tenuous supply chain and logistics to stay in-stock and fulfil delivery promises? And what effect will these October sales have on the pre-planned Black Friday/Cyber Monday events?  Will shoppers be ready to part

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Inspire Brands to Invest in and Deploy ItsaCheckmate

Digital platform will help expand guest access to restaurants

Inspire Brands announced today that it has entered into a preferred customer relationship with ItsaCheckmate, the leading solution that integrates multiple online ordering platforms into point-of-sale (POS) systems. Inspire will also be a strategic partner to ItsaCheckmate and has made an investment in the company’s Series A financing round. Financial terms were not disclosed.

“The adoption of digital channels in the restaurant industry has rapidly accelerated over the past few months, and we see consumer demand for online ordering only continuing to grow. ItsaCheckmate is an industry leading solution to seamlessly integrate multiple online ordering platforms, expand guest access to our restaurants, while decreasing complexity for team members,” said Paul Brown, co-founder and CEO of Inspire Brands.

To date, ItsaCheckmate has been successfully integrated into the POS systems of more than 1,100 company and franchise Arby’s locations. Inspire is also developing

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Genius Brands International and Samsung Strike Deal for Kartoon Channel! to be Carried Across Samsung Smart TVs, Effective Immediately

GENIUS BRANDS INTERNATIONAL AND SAMSUNG STRIKE DEAL FOR KARTOON CHANNEL! TO BE CARRIED ACROSS SAMSUNG SMART TVS

Genius Brands International (NASDAQ: GNUS) continues to expand the footprint of its premiere children’s entertainment destination, Kartoon Channel! with the first television manufacturer deal finalized with Samsung, the world’s largest TV manufacturer with a share of over 20% of the global TV market. Kartoon Channel! is available for FREE on Samsung Smart TVs.
Genius Brands International (NASDAQ: GNUS) continues to expand the footprint of its premiere children’s entertainment destination, Kartoon Channel! with the first television manufacturer deal finalized with Samsung, the world’s largest TV manufacturer with a share of over 20% of the global TV market. Kartoon Channel! is available for FREE on Samsung Smart TVs.
Genius Brands International (NASDAQ: GNUS) continues to expand the footprint of its premiere children’s entertainment destination, Kartoon Channel! with the first television manufacturer deal finalized with Samsung, the world’s largest TV manufacturer with a share of over 20% of the global TV market. Kartoon Channel! is available for FREE on Samsung Smart TVs.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Genius Brands International “Genius Brands” (NASDAQ: GNUS) continues to expand the footprint of its premiere children’s entertainment destination,

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