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Conductor will help WeWork offer ‘holistic’ proposition to enterprise customers

WeWork announced today that it is buying Conductor. Conductor CEO Seth Besmertnik believes this is a “huge win for the entire industry.” I spoke to him to get a better sense of how the companies fit together and how WeWork might deploy Conductor’s services and capabilities for its customers, which it calls “members.” Besmertnik spoke expansively about the overlap and common values of the two companies. “WeWork thinks holistically about its members....

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Google Assistant to get multiple new languages, distribution and skills

Google is further ramping up the distribution, scale and capabilities of its Assistant. It’s adding languages, handsets, carriers and some new cross-device tricks. Against the backdrop of intensifying smart speaker competition with Amazon and Apple, Google is taking its Assistant from eight languages to 30 by the end of 2018. In a blog post the company said that will mean the Assistant reaches 95 percent of Android phones around the world....

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Comparing two performance marketing tools/agencies

As performance marketers, we’re conditioned to want to test everything. From the impact of feed titles to the incrementality of each channel, we want to be sure that we’re making the right choice before we commit all our resources to something. That goes for deciding which tools/agency to use as well. Moving your performance marketing activities from one tool/agency to another (or picking one to start with) is a big commitment...

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