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How Ezekiel Bentancourt is Providing Investors With an Exciting New Passive Income Opportunity

Erica Johnson



It’s fair to say that almost all investors are always on the lookout for new and exciting opportunities, and the one thing that they’re excited to put in place is a passive income stream.

And really, it isn’t too surprising that finding a way to generate a passive income is so popular – after all, who wouldn’t want to take advantage of an ongoing source of money that requires absolutely no effort to maintain over the long-term?

When you put it that way, it makes complete sense that more people are beginning to recognize the possibilities that investment to create passive income streams can bring.

Hands-Off Investment

While some investors are keen to take a hands-on approach to investment, there are many more who would rather create their income without having to lift a finger. This is something that Ezekiel Bentancourt understands extremely well.

Having seen the potential of ecommerce to generate a reliable income, Bentancourt decided to look into the possibilities of leveraging this potential to create a passive income source for investors that will continue long into the future.

“It became clear to me that more people than ever before are looking for ways to generate passive income”, the entrepreneur says. “People should have more freedom to enjoy their life before they retire”. “Unfortunately, a 9 to 5 does not give you that freedom”.

Bentancourt realized that there was a gap in the market and set about finding a solution for those investors who were looking for a way to enjoy their lives to the maximum without having to actually work for their money. The answer came in the shape of Deluxe Automation.

What Is Deluxe Automation?

In his quest to help people find a passive source of income that would help them to live a high-quality lifestyle for as long as possible, Ezekiel Bentancourt decided to establish Deluxe Automation – the premier provider in Amazon FBA and Walmart Automation.

Putting together a highly experienced expert team, he set out on a mission to provide his clients with an unparalleled level of service so that they could enjoy maximum profits with minimal effort.

How Does Deluxe Automation Work?

“The entire point of Deluxe Automation is to allow investors to collect their profits without lifting a finger.” Ezekiel Bentancourt says. “As an organization, we manage and grow our investors’ Amazon or Walmart business on their behalf so they can reap all of the rewards without lifting a finger.”

Deluxe Automation runs on three main principles:

Hands-free business

Massive ROIs

Extensive scalability

Essentially, Bentancourt’s company grants investors the chance to invest in their own automated Walmart or Amazon business. After collecting funds from

the investor, Deluxe Automation then hands the money over to its skilled management team with their extensive background in ecommerce and their collective sales figures which are in the millions every month.

“Investors can enjoy all of the good things about having an ecommerce store with none of the negative points.” Bentancourt points out. “All they need to do is make the investment and our team runs and manages everything for them. All they need to do is sit back and relax.”

The Benefits The Deluxe Automation Investment Can Bring

Bentancourt is eager to point out that his company currently has one of the highest ROIs in the entire industry, making it a go-to choice with investors who want to maximize their revenue while minimizing their own input. Part of its success is its ability to ensure that its investors have a 100% Walmart application success rate – something that can be especially difficult to achieve.

His team then expertly monitors and scales the investor’s store, managing every aspect of its products, sales, inventory and customer service. In fact, his team is so successful that some of his clients now generate revenue amounting to six figure sums each quarter and with this in mind, it isn’t difficult to see why Deluxe Automation is proving to be so popular.

What Does Investment In Deluxe Automation Involve?

Ezekiel Bentancourt reassures prospective investors that their requirements aren’t especially onerous.

“Clients only need to make a one-time investment up front – their buy-in. After that, they need to provide sufficient credit or capital so we can buy their initial batch of products and restock their inventory. The only other thing we need is a positive investor attitude – we exclusively work with people who are enthusiastic about their investment and want to enjoy its success.”

To make the process even more accessible and convenient for investors, Deluxe Automation has a 24/7 customer care support team on hand who can help them to navigate through each step. The business model even provides clients with points for their credits which can then be used to book hotel rooms, flights and much more.

Essentially, Deluxe Automation has been designed to be inspiring and innovative, and thanks to its knowledgeable and experienced onboard team, its clients to date have been extremely satisfied with the results and returns from their investments.

After all, doesn’t every investor want to be free to spend more time doing the things they love and less time getting hands-on with their investment? Investing in Deluxe Automation gives them this benefit so that they can do more of the fun things in life and less of the hard work.

“Generating a passive income that really makes a tangible difference in people’s lives is something that virtually every investor dreams of,” Bentancourt says. “With Deluxe Automation, this goal isn’t just a dream, it becomes a reality, and that’s a future that’s well-worth investing in!”

Published November 11th, 2021

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‘Bullish’ marketing industry plans to boost spending power in 2024

Courtney Shields



‘Bullish’ marketing industry plans to boost spending power in 2024

UK marketing leaders are gearing up for a ‘bullish’ 2024, with more than 70% planning to boost digital budgets this year, new data shows.  

Following four years of economic flatlining and commercial pressures for many of the UK’s top marketers, 2024 is expected to see a resurgence in industry optimism, with increased investment being directed in key growth areas including AI, websites, SEO, broadcast and podcasts, as well as email and content marketing.  

The data from more than 500 UK marketing leaders, commissioned by search-driven content agency No Brainer, is available to in-house and agency marketers now. The first report is called the 2024 eCommerce Trends Report

In addition to No Brainer’s findings, a recent Statista report indicates the eCommerce market is set to reach a projected £100b ($124b) in the UK for the first time in 2024, and eComm marketers are poised to make 2024 the year they seize a greater share of consumer spending.  

The report by No Brainer also reveals significant spending growth in key areas of marketing, with many marketing decision markers saying they intend to invest over 60% more than they did in 2023 in the following areas: 

  1. AI: 64% to increase spend by as much as 60% 
  2. Website: 64% to increase spend by as much as 60% 
  3. SEO: 62% to increase spend by as much as 60% 
  4. TV, Radio & Podcasts: 59% to increase spend by as much as 60% 
  5. Email Marketing: 58% to increase spend by as much as 60% 
  6. Content Marketing: 57% to increase spend by as much as 60% 
  7. Digital PR: 57% to increase spend by as much as 60% 
  8. Influencer Marketing: 56% to increase spend by as much as 60% 
  9. Organic social: 56% to increase spend by as much as 60% 
  10. Paid search: 55% to increase spend by as much as 60% 

Some of the highest budget increases came from marketers working in sectors including Education with 69% increasing by up to 60%, Finance with 64% increasing by up to 60%, and Retail with 56% increasing by over 40%. Only 14% of marketing decision makers said they’ll be dialling back on budgets in 2024. 

Gary Jenkins, Director at No Brainer, said: “Four years of rising costs, inflationary pressures, and squeezed budgets has made life tough for UK marketing leaders tasked with delivering growth, but we’re expecting to see that turn around in 2024 with many taking a more bullish approach in terms of spending power. 

“This is great to see, and not just because we play in this space, but because if businesses of all sizes are serious about recovery and growth, then investing strategically in the right areas of marketing is crucial. Sadly, in challenging times, these are the things that can often be the first cut.  

“When every penny matters, like it has in recent years, then there’s a laser focus on marketing leaders proving the value of every pound they spend, and quite rightly. It’s got everyone challenging the ROI of their spending across every marketing sector, and the same rule should apply with these increased budgets.  

“It’s about putting them to best use. A solid, strategically planned marketing strategy can unlock new audiences, drive more revenue from existing ones, and drive more brand loyalty and advocacy, so it’s still a case of spending smart, even if spending more.” 

Interested in hearing leading global brands discuss subjects like this in person? Find out more about Digital Marketing World Forum (#DMWF) Europe, London, North America, and Singapore.

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Why social listening platforms can’t listen – and how SocialVoice is looking to step in

Courtney Shields



Why social listening platforms can't listen - and how SocialVoice is looking to step in

The market opportunity for brands who get influencer marketing right is huge.

According to Goldman Sachs, the creator economy is worth around $250 billion (£205.4bn) today. By 2027, it could hit $480bn (£394.5bn), in line with predicted growth for global digital advertising spend. In line with this trend is an increasing preference for brands to use nano- and micro-influencers in their campaigns. The State of Influencer Marketing 2023 Report puts this at 39% and 30% respectively. With the rise of trends such as FinTok and others front and centre, no longer is there a subject which cannot be touched by an influencer; someone passionate, authentic and knowledgeable enough to earn consumer trust.

Getting the right influencers, in terms of what they say, how they say it and how many people they say it to, is therefore vital. Indeed, an entire martech sector has mushroomed in the form of social listening. Yet Nicholas Greig, chief revenue officer at SocialVoice, has a problem with the term.

“Social listening platforms can’t listen,” explains Greig. “All they can do is scan the metadata.”

While social listening tools can look at hashtags and comments, crunch engagement rates, and look at the sentiment of the written word, SocialVoice believes there is no tool currently on the market which can get ‘inside’ a video and analyse the voice. Until now.

The aim of SocialVoice is to enable analysis of an influencer’s past activity, through every frame of every video on every platform. Tone of voice can be analysed, beyond the written word, to assuage fears around brand safety as well as brand fit. This can go from the usual sentiment analysis to understanding personal versus corporate tone, to extrovert versus introvert, to liberal versus conservative. “Because we’re moving to nano- and micro-influencers, we’re not bringing them in for shoots anymore, so we’re relying on the quality of their recording,” explains Greig.

From a technology standpoint, it will not be a surprise that AI is at the heart of the solution, with three primary facets; deep analysis using machine learning tools, statistical approaches to identify pattern correlation across time-based events, and processing at speed. Almost two thirds of those polled in the State of Influencer Marketing report (63%) plan to use AI in executing their influencer campaigns, with two thirds of those brands using it for influencer identification.

What this looks like in terms of product is the Influencer Integrity Report, the first go-to-market effort from SocialVoice. The analysis of time-based events and processing at speed is combined so brand managers can input the influencer link and then get a report soon afterwards backed up by industry standards – toxic and profane content is based on GARM (Global Alliance for Responsible Media) metrics – and headlined by an overall trust score (left).

In the example MarketingTech saw, regarding a well-known influencer in the skincare industry, a specific brand appeared 273 times based on hashtag and written word analysis. For video scripts, the brand appeared 3648 times (right). Tone of voice noted variance between neutral and joyful.

Greig believes this will solve a fundamental industry problem. “We realised that there were some very big problems in the world of influencer marketing that, despite its growth, were affecting uptake from industry sectors such as banking, or from industry sectors where compliance and conservatism was more prevalent,” says Greig.

“These problems come around the fact that not a single influencer discovery platform in the world can be trusted to do proper vetting, or background checking, of the influencer,” adds Greig. “Checking influencers takes hours, and they can’t go back and check everything that an influencer has ever said – so they cut corners, they look at a random sample of videos, and then they go into a campaign [with a] lack of trust in whether the influencer has any hidden surprises in their background.”

While it remains early days, Greig notes that the trust score is the key element for customers on board thus far. The company has trademarked the term ‘trust my voice’ in anticipation not just of this, but for future cases beyond the brand and agency side. “One of the ways where we see this going forward is that influencers themselves on their profile will have a ‘trust my voice’ link,” offers Greig. “They’ll have that from a software as a service perspective.”

SocialVoice is exhibiting at the upcoming DMWF Europe event, on 21-22 November in Amsterdam, with something a little more enticing than usual. Those who visit the stand will have the ability to have one free check of an influencer of their choice – so the company has a strong bet on their value proposition.

“I think it will shock people as to just how limited the information is they have to make right decisions, and just how open they are to problems,” says Greig.

“We are still very much in a concept [phase],” he adds. “It’s going to be very difficult for anyone to compete against us. It’s not just the AI ability, it’s the scale of what it is that we’re doing; it’s the ability to do it at speed and do thousands of influencers at the same time.”

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Clevertouch creates European consultancy and empowers marketers with AI marketing automation

Courtney Shields



Clevertouch Marketing, a marketing technology consulting and service provider, has formed a new strategic team to drive customer conversion from martech across its European client base.

This, in conjunction with new AI product development in its proprietary Momentum software, will bring productivity in martech to the forefront, at a time when marketers need it most acutely.

As Clevertouch Marketing changes its overall name to Clevertouch Consulting, the company has created a senior team focused on client revenue generation, customer insights and conversion metrics. The team is also investing in the development of new powerful AI marketing tools.

The development of ContentAI, a feature within Clevertouch Consulting’s Momentum software, ensures artificial intelligence is driving maximum productivity within Clevertouch customer marketing teams. It allows the rewrite of email and landing page content, greatly improving the capabilities of marketers and reducing the time it takes to launch assets. ContentAI is backed by a unique persona toolset that allows marketers to ensure generated content fits the tone and personality of the teams and the business. Momentum is used by leading brands such as Fujitsu, Atos and British Land.

To support this, Clevertouch Consulting has strengthened its leadership with a mix of promotions and hires. Elaine Webley has been appointed as COO and CMO to lead operations and marketing strategy, having previously served as Managing Director and Client Services Director. Stuart West, previously Vice President International of BrightTALK, will hold the Chief Revenue Officer position and lead the team across its services and SaaS products. Jamie Burrell, responsible for the company’s consulting services, will take the position of Chief Strategy Officer, and CEO and founder, Adam Sharp, will provide ongoing leadership and market insights. Lucy Larner also joins Clevertouch as Chief Financial Officer after fifteen years in various SMB finance roles.

Adam Sharp, CEO at Clevertouch Consulting, said: “Economic times are tough, and as marketers we all have to sharpen our focus on revenue delivery, customer conversion and productivity within our day-to-day activities. We are committed to investing in the most advanced marketing products and services, driving the efficiencies created by AI, but also backed by a super strategic team to give clients the best possible business outcomes.

“Our name change reflects the changing nature of the business and the desire for clients to bring the martech capability in house, with the support of Clevertouch Consulting to optimise their investment.”

Interested in hearing leading global brands discuss subjects like this in person? Find out more about Digital Marketing World Forum (#DMWF) Europe, London, North America, and Singapore.

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