DataFox Digest - Monday, November 23, 2015

DataFox Digest - Monday, November 23, 2015

Insights from the experts

Rand Fishkin co-founder of Moz, explains why a link’s location has is no longer important but its user engagement is crucial in 20 Attributes that Influence a Link's Value - Whiteboard Friday.

Lolly Spindler content marketing manager at Xoombi, analyzes some thought-provoking messages from this year’s Sales Stack conference in Best Sales Quotes from Sales Stack 2015.

Kevin Meilinger, a sales development rep at EverString, passes on some helpful tips for sales development managers in Your SDR Team: Are You Cultivating a Team of Tom Bradys or Jay Cutlers?

Ginny Soskey of HubSpot shares how adding Google Hangouts and attachments to your Google Calendar events can save you time in 16 Google Calendar Hacks That Will Make You More Productive.

John Ternieden of InsideSales provides social selling advice from Lance Richards and Ashlie Boren in LinkedIn Social Selling Tips From Top Social Sellers.

Recent company milestones

Major hires and promotions

Federal Signal (Oak Brook, IL), announced the promotions of Samuel E. Miceli, former GM of Vactor/Guzzler, and Daniel A. DuPre, former deputy general counsel, to their new positions as SVP of the environmental solutions group, and VP, general counsel, and secretary (company press release).

Hanwha Q Cells (Seoul, South Korea), announced that the board of directors appointed VP of the Defense Acquisition Program Institute Seung Heon Kim, and managing partner of Saesidae Accounting Corporation Hyun Chul Chun as two independent board members (company press release).

Expansions and relocations

STAHLS (Saint Clair Shores, MI), a manufacturer, distributor and direct supplier of garment decoration equipment, materials, adhesives and apparel, now has an office in Irving, TX (company press release).

American Hometown Publishing (North Franklin, TN), a publishing company, acquired The Islander News and expanded to Key Biscayne, FL (company press release).

Bar Louie (Addison, TX), a casual dining restaurant, now has a location in Friendswood, TX (company press release).

Acquisitions and partnerships

Pfizer (New York, NY), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company and Allergan (Irvine, CA), a multi-specialty healthcare company, announced an inversion deal that will merge the two powerhouses (Wall Street Journal).

EPAM Systems (Belarus), a software engineering outsourcing services provider acquired Alliance Global Services (Conshohocken, PA) a software development firm, to increase software expertise (GoalEurope).

IDI (Boca Raton, FL), an information service provider, acquired Fluent (New York, NY), a customer acquisition and ad platform, to learn more about and better serve its users (Marketing Land).

DBB Worldwide, a division of Omnicom Group (New York, NY), an advertising and marketing agency, acquired Groupo ABC (Brazil), the largest independent advertising and marketing communications group in Brazil to strengthen their presence in the Brazilian marketplace (company press release).

SunExpress (Myrtle Beach, SC), a joint venture of one of the world’s leading airlines, Turkish Airlines (Amf, Ontario), and Lufthansa (Atlanta, GA), is partnering with EveryMundo (Miami, FL), a global provider of performance marketing solutions for the airline, hotel and travel sectors, to use the company's performance website infrastructure solution, airTRFX, to enhance its online and ecommerce strategies (company press release).


LISNR (Cincinnati, OH), a new communication protocol that sends data over audio, raised $10 million in a Series B round led by PowerMoves NOLA (company press release).

SportPursuit (London, England), a flash sales site for premium outdoor and sports gear, raised £9.5 million in a Series C round led by Scottish Equity Partners (TechCrunch).

Le Tote (San Francisco, CA), a fashion rental service, raised $15 million in a Series B round led by AITV (Fashion Times).

HeyPillow (Bengaluru, Karnataka), an online real-estate marketplace, raised $3 million in a Series A round led by Hampton Capital (YourStory).

Hover Inc. (Los Altos, CA), an app that makes 3D printing easy, raise $6 in a Series A round led by Alsop Louie Partners (Wall Street Journal).

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