Top MarTech News From the Week of November 18th: Updates from Contentstack, HubSpot, Optimizely, and More

The editors at Solutions Review have compiled a list of the top MarTech News from the week of November 18th, 2022. This round-up features news and updates from leading CRM and marketing technology brands like Contentstack, HubSpot, Optimizely, and more.

Keeping tabs on the most relevant CRM and MarTech news can be time-consuming. As a result, our editorial team aims to summarize the week’s top headlines in the marketing technology landscape. The Solutions Review editors will compile a weekly round-up of vendor product news, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital funding, talent acquisition, and other noteworthy MarTech news. With that in mind, here is some of the top MarTech news from November 18th.

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Top MarTech News From the Week of November 18th


Clearbit and G2 Announce a New Integration Partnership

Clearbit, a B2B marketing intelligence software provider, has announced a new integration to support G2 Buyer Intent data on its platform. With this integration, marketers can use G2 Buyer Intent data sets alongside Clearbit’s audience management and company intelligence tool, making it easier for them to engage the right clients at the right time. Customers of Clearbit and G2 can now access relevant Buyer Intent Signals directly from Clearbit’s Data Activation Platform.

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Contentstack Raises $80 Million in a Series C Funding Round

Contentstack, the provider of a leading Content Experience Platform (CXP), has raised $80 million in a Series C funding round. The funding was led by Georgian and Insight Partners, with additional participation from Illuminate Ventures. All three companies have invested in Contentstack previously, contributing a total of $169 million. Contentstack plans to use the funds to continue supporting enterprise companies in developing composable, omnichannel, personalized experiences.

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Heap Releases a New Tool for Mapping User Paths Throughout Digital Experiences

Heap, a digital analytics solution provider, has released a new tool for visually mapping users’ paths when using digital products. Titled Heap Journeys, the tool combines data science, visual maps, and integrated session replay features into a single integrated workflow. These tools will help users understand how users navigate their websites and products. The company also launched new configurable privacy features, including audit logs, cross-domain identity management with Single Sign-On (SSO), and domain, path, data attributes, IP address, and geolocation redactions.

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Hotjar Expands its Product Experience Insights Platform with PingPong Acquisition

Hotjar, the provider of a Product Experience Insights platform, has acquired PingPong, a UX research platform. The acquisition will help Hotjar provide its customers with additional user research capabilities for improving a business’s ability to empathize with customers. Mohannad Ali, CEO of Hotjar, says, “This integration adds a critical layer of insight to product development strategy: directly testing your product face-to-face with the people who matter the most, the end-users. It also allows product teams to add value by finding opportunities, sorting the data, and acting upon it quickly.”

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HubSpot and ClickUp Detail a New Partnership

HubSpot has announced a new partnership with ClickUp’s leading productivity platform. The partnership will combine HubSpot and ClickUp’s capabilities to help stakeholders throughout the customer lifecycle maximize productivity and equip themselves with the knowledge they need for growing and fostering customer relationships. The two-way integration across platforms can automate processes, accelerate customer success, provide deeper visibility to relevant team members, improve collaboration, and more. Additionally, customers already using HubSpot or ClickUp can access an exclusive discount on previously unused software.

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HubSpot Debuts a Native Integration for WhatsApp

Additionally, HubSpot announced that it launched a native integration for WhatsApp. With this new integration, companies can connect an existing WhatsApp business account to their shared inbox as a messaging channel for communicating with customers and prospects while leveraging the data held within the HubSpot CRM software. The integration is available now to all HubSpot Marketing Hub and Service Hub customers at the Professional tier and above.

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Optimizely’s Digital Experience Platform is Now Available on Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Optimizely, a digital experience platform provider, has announced that its commerce, content management, and personalization solutions are now available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Alex Atzberger, CEO of Optimizely, says, “Launching Optimizely DXP on Microsoft Azure Marketplace is the next step in helping more organizations unleash their full potential and transform digital experiences…By using Optimizely’s DXP with Azure, marketing teams have unlimited possibilities to drive exceptional digital experiences while ensuring the highest level of reliability and security.” 

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Optimove Reveals Details on its Integrations with TikTok and Snapchat

Optimove, a “customer-led” marketing platform provider, has released new integrations with TikTok and Snapchat to help clients expand the scope of their digital advertising tech stack capabilities. These integrations will enable Optimove users to use unified first-party customer data to improve customer targeting, optimize marketer efficiency, maximize the ROI on their ad spending, and create, manage, and measure digital advertising campaigns on TikTok and Snapchat, all from the Optimove Platform.

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Rocket Software Releases the Latest Version of its Content Management Solution

Rocket Software, a global enterprise software provider, has released a new version of Rocket Mobius v12, its flagship content management solution. The latest version introduces Rocket Content Insights, a new tool for improving visibility into multi-variable business problems, alongside additional cloud deployment options, an updated user experience, and content automation capabilities that allow users to integrate workflows and automations into various content-driven processes, including loan application approvals, new customer intakes, and more.

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Scorpion Launches a New AI-Powered Solution for Improving Search Engine Rankings

Scorpion, a digital marketing technology provider, has launched Ranking.AI, a new solution that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help users improve their search engine rankings, generate more leads, and drive more revenue. Ranking.AI results from Scorpion’s 2021 acquisition and integration of CanIRank into the Scorpion Marketing Platform. The new solution leverages machine learning and AI technology to analyze Google’s 200+ ranking factors, identify opportunities for improving organic ranking, and more.

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Solutions Review Announces Additional Speakers for its WorkTech Insight Jam Panels

Insight Jam badgeThe 4th Annual WorkTech Insight Jam is less than three weeks away, and we’re thrilled to announce several additional speakers. Some confirmed panelists include Tony Newcome of ActiveCampaign, Conor Egan of Contentstack, and Charlotte Adams of Bonitasoft. They are all scheduled to appear in one of the exclusive executive roundtable discussions planned for the December 14th event.

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