Meltwater Partners with Amazon to Launch AWS Data Exchange

Meltwater Partners with Amazon to Launch AWS Data Exchange

SAN FRANCISCO (NOVEMBER 13, 2019)Meltwater, the world’s largest provider of news and social data, today announces its role as a launch partner for AWS Data Exchange, a B2B Data Marketplace. The partnership capitalizes on Meltwater’s extensive experience in aggregating content across news and social media for over 32,000 clients globally, and Amazon’s industry leading innovation.

Launching today, AWS Data Exchange. “We’re delighted to have Meltwater as a data provider as part of our launch. They have years of experience aggregating data from numerous channels on a global scale. With the market calling for more external data to compliment internal datasets, we believe with that Meltwater can provide our customers with enhanced visibility into the world around them, so that they can make better informed decisions” said Stephen Orban, General Manager, AWS Data Exchange, Amazon Web Services, Inc.

Through this partnership with AWS Data Exchange, customers from all industries can leverage Meltwater’s packaged data products to support multiple business processes. For example, investors can identify potential trading opportunities by tracking daily changes in media coverage and sentiment for companies, and rebalance portfolios based on shifting sentiment and business event patterns across different industry verticals. Media and Entertainment production teams can inform talent and programming decisions by tracking changes in daily media coverage and sentiment for TV streaming platforms and flagship shows, while making more informed sponsorship and advertising decisions by tracking coverage for different celebrities. Healthcare and Life Sciences organizations can track media coverage around key drug classes and medical conditions and market accordingly.

“Meltwater believes in the value of businesses using online data to make better informed decisions and become more competitive in their markets. Historically, we have provided PR and Communications departments with the insights they need to stay ahead, but with the launch of our derived data sets available on AWS Data Exchange, we bring this expertize to departments such as business intelligence, competitive intelligence, marketing and legal, who can leverage this data and create insights to their advantage” said Leor Distenfeld, Executive Director of Outside Insight at Meltwater.

Tim Barker, Head of Product for Fairhair.ai at Meltwater states, “we’re excited to be a launch partner with AWS and look forward to working within AWS Data Exchange to help our shared customers gain business insight from these new packaged data products which combine the best of our content and AI capabilities. AWS Data Exchange complements the range of products and services we already deliver to over 32,000 customers and provides us with an exciting new path to rapidly develop and deploy further packaged data products in response to market and individual customer requirements.”

Together this partnership will enable businesses across multiple industries to support their data-driven strategies through access to a new range of packaged data products. With over 500 million new documents being added daily, and best-in-class NLP enrichments layered on top, these datasets will provide AWS Data Exchange customers with an unprecedented amount of data to help drive their business strategy.

About Meltwater
Meltwater, a pioneer of Media Intelligence and now Outside Insight, gives businesses the information advantage they need to stay ahead. More than 32,000 companies use Meltwater’s media intelligence to stay on top of billions of online conversations and extract relevant insights to strategically manage their brands. With nearly 20 years of experience analyzing data, Meltwater is dedicated to personal, global service built on the local expertise of 55 offices across six continents. Meltwater is also committed to fostering the data science ecosystem through MEST, a pan-African entrepreneurial program and incubator, and Shack15, a global data science community. Learn more at meltwater.com.

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Meltwater and Sprout Social Partner to Offer Intelligent Social Engagement

Meltwater Sprout Social Partnership

Meltwater, a global leader in media intelligence solutions, today announced a partnership with Sprout Social, a leader in social media management and engagement. The new partnership will enable businesses to engage intelligently with their audience based on insights extracted from news and social.

Meltwater, an industry pioneer with 50 offices on six continents, has the market’s most comprehensive media intelligence platform. Insights from Meltwater will power Sprout Social’s widely recognized social engagement platform and help find the right message to reach the right person at the right time. Deep insights can expose the path to influence and purchase and change the way decisions are made, not just in marketing or sales, but also across the organization.

“Meltwater’s core expertise is to extract insights, and we made a strategic decision to partner with a top player for social engagement,” said Jorn Lyseggen, CEO and Founder of Meltwater. “We researched more than 100 companies and chose Sprout Social because it has one of the strongest social engagement products in the market with an unrivaled user friendliness.”

Earlier this year, Meltwater announced it invested $25 million and 100 man-years on reinventing their flagship media intelligence product. Meltwater Buzz has been Meltwater’s main social offering. Its listening functionality is now integrated into the new intelligence platform, and going forward it will leverage Sprout Social for social engagement.

Sprout’s engagement tools help users discover, respond to, and interact across Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, and Instagram from one interface. The team at Sprout has been recognized numerous times this year including being named one of America’s 100 fastest-growing companies by INC. magazine and winning the 2015 G2 Crowd award for Top Social Media Management Tool for Customer Satisfaction.

“Engagement through social channels is increasingly critical for brand success,” said Justyn Howard, CEO of Sprout Social. “Our partnership with Meltwater brings world-class capabilities together to create remarkable customer experiences and further promote meaningful engagement.”

Together with Sprout Social, Meltwater will offer three different packages – enterprise, team, and basic. All products are available from today.

About Meltwater
Meltwater helps companies make better, more informed decisions based on insights from the outside. More than 23,000 companies use the Meltwater media intelligence platform to stay on top of billions of online conversations, extract relevant insights, and use them to strategically manage their brand and stay ahead of their competition. With 50 offices on six continents, Meltwater is dedicated to personal, global service built on local expertise. Meltwater also operates the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), a nonprofit organization devoted to nurturing future generations of entrepreneurs. For more information, follow Meltwater on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, or visit www.meltwater.com.

About Sprout Social
Sprout Social is a social media management platform for business. Sprout powers smart social communication for over 15,000 leading agencies and brands, including Anthropologie, GrubHub, Hyatt, Spotify, and Zipcar. A powerful platform for social business available via web browser, iOS, and Android apps, Sprout enables brands to more effectively communicate on social channels, collaborate across teams, and provide an exceptional customer experience. Headquartered in Chicago, Sprout is a Twitter Certified Product, Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer, LinkedIn Company Page Partner, and Google+ Pages API Partner. Learn more at sproutsocial.com.

Meltwater Names Tech Vet as Chief Financial Officer

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., May 11, 2015 — Meltwater, a global leader in media intelligence solutions, announced today that Martin Hernandez, a seasoned finance executive, has been appointed as the company’s chief financial officer (CFO).

Hernandez brings over 20 years of financial and accounting experience to the position. He joins Meltwater following a distinguished career at Kineto Wireless, Inc., where he worked until its July 2014 acquisition by Taqua. Most recently, Hernandez served as the CFO at Kineto and was responsible for finance and accounting, IPR, legal, HR, IT, and facilities. Previously, he served as Kineto’s interim CEO, leading strategy development and execution. His guidance of executive management and cross-functional teams was instrumental in steering the company through a period of volatile market and company transition. Prior to his time at Kineto, Hernandez served as President and COO of Rainmaker Systems, Inc., a cloud-based SaaS provider of e-commerce, sales, marketing, and lead-generation services.

“Martin is exactly who we’ve been looking for. We welcome him to the Meltwater executive team with his thoughtful leadership and longstanding experience as a CFO. His background in both finance and operations is perfectly suited to our long-term growth objectives,” said Meltwater Founder and CEO, Jorn Lyseggen.

Hernandez’s global experience managing geographically dispersed teams in public and private companies from $10M to $4B in revenue complements his role at Meltwater. He also has significant experience in leading and managing public and private financings including IPOs, PIPEs and follow-on offerings, and mergers & acquisitions with 25+ deals closed (primarily on the buy-side). Hernandez also has broad experience ranging from enterprise and strategic risk management, corporate governance, strategic direction, succession planning, audit committee, compensation, and crisis management.

“I’m excited to join Meltwater, a company that has continuously invested in data science and is taking decisive steps to shake the industry up. I look forward to working with management and serving Meltwater’s stakeholders,” Hernandez said. “Meltwater has a strong plan for the future, and I look forward to being a part of Meltwater’s growth.”

Hernandez holds an MBA and BS in Marketing from San Jose State University.

About Meltwater

Meltwater helps companies make better, more informed decisions based on insights from the outside. We believe that business strategy will be increasingly shaped by insights from online data. Organizations will look outside, beyond their internal reporting systems to a world of data that is constantly growing and changing. Our customers use these insights to make timely decisions based on real-time analysis. More than 23,000 companies use the Meltwater media intelligence platform to stay on top of billions of online conversations, extract relevant insights, and use them to strategically manage their brand and stay ahead of their competition. With 50 offices on six continents, Meltwater is dedicated to personal, global service built on local expertise. Meltwater also operates the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), a nonprofit organization devoted to nurturing future generations of entrepreneurs. For more information, follow Meltwater on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube or visit www.meltwater.com.

Meltwater Launches Next Generation Media Intelligence Solution

The new Meltwater stays on top of billions of editorial, blog, and social media conversations, and delivers the insights needed to manage a brand and stay ahead of the competition

SAN FRANCISCO – March 16, 2015 – Meltwater, a global leader in media intelligence solutions, today announced the launch of a new product built for corporate communications and other business decision makers to keep on top of billions of real-time editorial, blog and social media conversations. The Meltwater solution extracts the insights required to manage your brand, understand competition, and keep on top of industry trends. This product is the latest in a series of technology innovations built on the promise of delivering insights from data on the outside in order to help organizations make better, more informed decisions.

“Most companies spend a lot of effort mining internal data, but underestimate the wealth of business insights that can be extracted by mining the large amount of information openly available on the internet,” said Meltwater Founder and CEO, Jorn Lyseggen. “Advances in data science have paved the way for a new class of business intelligence. We have leveraged this to rebuild the Meltwater platform from the ground up to present real-time insights from the outside that can be used to drive business strategy.”

“Businesses must look beyond internal reporting systems and to external data, both structured and unstructured, in order to have a complete view and understanding of their market” said Jay Famico, Practice Director, Technology at SiriusDecisions. “This is hard to do, and beyond the technical complexity, even data science teams that do this well have a difficult time securing internal stakeholder buy-in. However, with the launch of easy to use tools in the market, we’re going to see an increase in organizations using external data to make day-to-day decisions.”

Meltwater’s 23,000 customers are already looking outside, beyond their internal reporting systems to a world where information is constantly changing. They know that external factors can be as important as internal, that the scope of the influencer community is expanding, and that reputations can shift within minutes. To navigate this changing environment, organizations need to move to real time media intelligence.

The new Meltwater solution has been completely redesigned with a modern user experience and workflows to help:

  • Cut through the noise – find the meaning in billions of conversations and identify what’s important
  • Track the market and see their impact – use analytics and real-time dashboards to take the guesswork out of market trends and campaign performance
  • Connect with key influencers – drive the conversation in any channel by delivering the right content to the right audience
  • Compare their brand – benchmark their performance against the competition

“Tools shouldn’t dictate how you work; they should enable you to work how you work best,” said Richard Borean, Manager of Communications at the Tax Foundation. “Meltwater’s new platform offers the freedom and control I demand in a modern PR suite. The new real-time analytics, updated GUI, and faster load times help me work smarter and more effectively.”

The new Meltwater solution is available immediately in 13 languages. To learn more and to request pricing, please visit www.meltwater.com.

Welcome to the new Meltwater. Welcome to Outside Insight.

About Meltwater

Meltwater helps companies make better, more informed decisions based on insights from the outside. We believe that business strategy will be increasingly shaped by insights from online data. Organizations will look outside, beyond their internal reporting systems to a world of data that is constantly growing and changing. Our customers use these insights to make timely decisions based on real-time analysis. More than 23,000 companies use the Meltwater media intelligence platform to stay on top of billions of online conversations, extract relevant insights, and use them to strategically manage their brand and stay ahead of their competition. With 50 offices on six continents, Meltwater is dedicated to personal, global service built on local expertise. Meltwater also operates the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), a nonprofit organization devoted to nurturing future generations of entrepreneurs. For more information, follow Meltwater on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube or visit www.meltwater.com.

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Meltwater forms content licensing agreement with Copyright Agency & Australia’s major publishers

SYDNEY – 11 February 2014 – Meltwater, a leading provider of online intelligence solutions delivering big data insights, has announced it has formed a content licensing agreement with the Copyright Agency, acting on behalf of Australia’s market leading publishers. Publishers include APN News & Media, Fairfax Media, News Corp Australia, Seven West Media, Bauer Media, Pacific Magazines, and more.

The content licensing agreement developed by the Copyright Agency enables business professionals to monitor and analyse premium online news and magazine content, including content behind the paywall. This is via the comprehensive media monitoring platform, Meltwater News.

“We’re very pleased to partner with the Copyright Agency and Australia’s top publishers,” says Jorn Lyseggen, Meltwater founder and CEO. “This agreement adds Australia’s top publisher’s premium content to Meltwater’s market leading international source base and further positions Meltwater as a comprehensive provider of news monitoring and media intelligence in the market.”

Copyright Agency Director of Commercial Licensing Ross McCaul says, “Having Meltwater come in under this new scraper-licence framework is a great result and enhances competition in the market. It shows Meltwater’s intention to respect the copyright of publishers.

Copyco is the publishers’ joint venture company responsible for group copyright licensing of news masthead material. Copyco led the negotiations between Meltwater and the Copyright Agency.

Gail Hambly, Group General Counsel, Fairfax Media, and Chair of Copyco says, “The publishers are very pleased to have been able to work together with Meltwater to produce a licence agreement that is beneficial to all parties.”

Widely used by professionals in small to medium-sized businesses to major global corporations, the Meltwater News platform provides in depth media monitoring and analytics tools to help Meltwater’s clients follow the success of product launches and media campaigns, and track their competition. The Meltwater News platform analyses and delivers insights from media around the world. 

 

About Copyright Agency | Viscopy

Copyright Agency | Viscopy connects users and creators of content, providing licences for the use of copyright material such as text, images, art and survey plans. Since 1974, the Copyright Agency has paid more than $1 billion in licence fees to creators. We manage the educational copying scheme for use of text and images, as well as the resale royalty scheme for artists (by Government appointment). Our members include writers, artists, surveyors and publishers. Membership is free. www.copyright.com.au

 

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