Events

What technology do you need to build a sales and marketing machine?

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Our first video from the second #B2Btalks event is now live!

In this video, Dori Harpaz, Udi Ledergor, Saar Bitner, and I discussed the technologies involved in building a winning sales and marketing machine.

We also touched the way events fit into the bigger picture, and what the role of content marketing is in creating a sustainable marketing operation. More

#B2BTalks – How to Build a Sales and Marketing Machine

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One of the biggest challenges marketers face is putting the right systems in place in order to build a sales and marketing machine. The speakers we will hear from at this #B2BTalks are considered leaders in this aspect. We’ll talk about the strategy and processes put into place in their companies, as well as the talents and technology required to build the bridge between sales and marketing.

Join us Sunday, December 8 at 6pm and meet with other B2B marketers. There will be a Q&A following the panel – we encourage an open discussion so get your questions ready! Refreshments will be served. For those who can’t make it, you can follow the conversation at #B2BTalks. More

#B2Btalks – Marketing Cloud-based Products

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#b2btalks cloud

B2B Cloud companies based in Israel face a set of challenges as they market their products and services to global audiences and customers, from cultural differences to working with local marketing teams.

Join us Sunday, October 27 at 6pm and meet B2B marketers who will discuss the Challenges, Tools, and Tips to succeed in marketing cloud-based products to global audiences. There will be a Q&A following the panel – we encourage an open discussion so get your questions ready! Refreshments will be served. For those who can’t make it, we will provide a link to join us via Google Hangout. You can also follow the conversation at #B2Btalks. More

Ad:Tech Summit Buzz

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I had the pleasure to be a partner of and attend the first Ad:Tech Summit in Tel Aviv today.

The event was probably the best social and ad tech event in Israel. The lineup was great, with many insightful sessions.

Here are some of the voices from the conference: More

Ad:Tech Social Summit

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Ad-Tech

We had the chance to speak with Levi Schapiro, organizer of the Ad & Social Tech Summit taking place February 11 at Tel Aviv University, to find out what makes Israel a source of innovation in advertising technology, and what we can look forward to at the summit. Read about it in this interview. More

Babylon Touch, PrimeSense and OpenNI at GDC 2012, and the OpenNI Challenge

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We’ve got some exciting things happening for our clients:

Babylon just launched a cool new app for the iPhone that received over 100,000 downloads in the first week!  The reviews are coming in, and the consensus seems to be that the Babylon Touch is both useful and user-friendly.


See?

GDC 2012

In other news, OpenNI and PrimeSense just presented at the GDC in San Francisco.  The discussions were lively and stimulating, and covered an array of topics including the capabilities of 3D sensing technologies.

Meanwhile, OpenNI is also getting ready to launch an exciting challenge for game developers. This contest will take place from April 1st-August 1st, and is two-fold:  The first part of the competition is a Twitter raffle from April 1st-May 1st where participants tweet in order to enter to win one of ten free ASUS Sensors. Anyone can enter — you just have to follow @OpenNI on Twitter and tweet with a specific message which will  be released by our client very soon.

But that’s not all!  Meanwhile, developers will also be able to  create an app using the OpenNI standard — and, if they win the Twitter raffle, they may also use the ASUS sensor.  Once completed, they can upload the app and a short video explaining how the app works to the official competition website where it will be voted on by website viewers as well as by a panel of distinguished industry leaders.   The grand prize is a free trip to IBC 2012 in Amsterdam in September!

For more information, please check out http://www.opennichallenge.com/

We’d also love to hear what’s going on in your company!  What’s new?  Has it been an interesting and challenging week?  What sort of projects do you have on the horizon?

Pravda Media Group (Sort Of) at CES 2012

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The PrimeSense Booth at CES

Every January, the Consumer Electronics Show becomes the center of the tech universe, and geeks and gadget lovers from all over the globe flock to Las Vegas for four days of sensory overload.

This year, Pravda Media Group was at CES, too.

Sort of.

One of our clients, PrimeSense revolutionized the living room experience at CES,  and we had to be there too.  Right there, in the PrimeSense “living room.” At CES. In Las Vegas.  On the other side of the world.

But since we haven’t yet figured out a way around the whole space/time continuum thing we did the next best thing:

We created a Live Room,  a real-time marketing operation that allowed us to engage with our target audience as if we were directly on the floor at CES.

The War Room from Dr. Strangelove ain't got NOTHING on Pravda Media Group

We used Tra.cx and TweetDeck to search the internet for relevant people and discussions related to the event.  Then, we were able to engage with them on various social media platforms in real-time.   In addition to this, we also had a camera at the PrimeSense booth rigged to send images directly to us so we could post the photos and videos online on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, as well as add them to the Live Site we created to feature real-time PrimeSense and CES coverage.

Our Live Site offered real-time updates, photos and videos of PrimeSense and CES.  We combined live  news, video, Twitter, and Instagram feeds to create a virtual experience for anyone who wished they could be at CES and couldn’t, or who were at CES and wanted an effective way to see everything that was happening at the event in real-time.

@GoPrimeSense is at #CES 2012!

And so it went, on into the night: While folks in Las Vegas drank their coffee and traipsed the halls of one of the biggest tech shows in the world, all of us at Pravda Media Group pounded our keyboards and scoured the internet for interesting material to share about our client and provide value for our target audience.

(And we drank coffee, too. After all, it was after midnight in Israel.)

In Yiddish, there’s a saying “you’re tuchus can’t dance in two weddings at the same time.” Well,  it turns out, you can.   Through solid team-work both internally at Pravda Media Group, and with PrimeSense, we made it happen.  And the numbers also reflect the success of this operation: PrimeSense was mentioned over 1600 times on Twitter, and using our various monitoring platforms along with our rapid response time, we were able to increase engagement on Twitter by almost 300%.

And, at the end of the day, (well, um, the beginning of the day, because of the time difference!), we all enjoyed the challenge of being in two places at once.

PrimeSense LIVE at CES 2012

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Our client, PrimeSense is getting ready for CES 2012 which begins Tuesday, January 10th.

For real-time coverage of the world’s largest Consumer Electronics Show, we hope you’ll visit PrimeSense LIVE at CES 2012.

End of an Era

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Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things…

Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

Click. Boom. Amazing!

 

Congrats Babylon!

Congrats Babylon!
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Babylon, a client of Pravda Media Group, won a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® certificate for the Most downloads of a translation software. This was achieved thanks to over 100 million users of Babylon translation software worldwide.
Our very own Tzahi filmed this interview with Alon Carmeli, Babylon’s CEO, and Rob Molloy, from GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS®, interviewed by Aya Shapir.