Blab and Zeno Group Team to Provide Asia Pacific Regional Companies Ability to Predict 'Online Trendsetters' That Impact Brand Awareness

Allows Brands to Predict Cadence and Staying Power of a Trend Along With Their Window of Opportunity to Shape-Shift Content or Ad Spend

SEATTLE, April 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blab Inc., the marketer's crystal ball and the only predictive analytics tool that predicts meaningful and relevant online conversations up to 72 hours in advance, today announced it has partnered with Zeno Group. The companies will offer Asia Pacific-based regional brands the ability to forecast 'online trends', enabling companies to decide how to appropriately respond to good or bad news, tailor content and/or ad spend as needed to optimize engagement.

"In today's consumer driven world, brands must engage audiences on their terms. To do this, you first need to discover what they are talking about and then predict if it will resonant. This enables brands to get out of reactive mode and drive real-time, adaptive marketing on their terms," said Randy Browning, Blab CEO. "Blab creates this opportunity and is partnering with progressive agencies, like Zeno, to execute."

Similar to how Google indexes information and Facebook maps social connections, with Blab brands can now discover the contextually relevant conversations their audiences are participating in, and predict the dynamic path of conversations as well as when, where, and how to engage.

This matters because most industry analytic tools focus on past discussions with the hope of driving some predictive insight. Instead, Blab's Conversation Graph changes with the pulse of social discourse and immediately surfaces the trends, topics and media in the limelight now, and/or might not have even existed yesterday.

"Marketers have historically used past performance to determine future performance but now it's about using real-time data to drive real-time marketing decisions on the fly," said John Kerr, managing director, Zeno Group Asia. "As an agency, we believe that social intelligence, acting and reacting quickly, and staying attuned to the cultural zeitgeist should be at the forefront of everything we do. Through the partnership with Blab, Zeno can help forward-looking brands to deploy optimized content, pinpoint media buys and adapt campaign strategies in-flight. It's no longer enough for companies to be aware of what is trending today and reacting to that but it's crucial for them to understand tomorrow's conversation so they can make proactive decisions."

The new partnership will complement the agency's data-driven approach to content, as well as its suite of offerings specializing in consumer marketing with a digital edge, including advocacy, real-time newsrooms, social amplification, engagement planning, and process management and design.

By leveraging predictive conversation insights, marketers can adjust, change, optimize and personalize everything from ad spend and content, to engagement and communications tactics. This is a breakthrough for marketers tasked with generating ROI for their campaigns, content and digital media buying activities.

Blab is used by Fortune 1000 companies in industries including consumer packaged goods, automotive, consumer electronics, and technology.

About BlabPredicts

Blab is a pioneer in the category of Predictive Social Intelligence. Blab applies proprietary technology and big data processing to organize, pattern, and predict tomorrow's online conversations today. Brands rely on BlabPredicts to understand what matters now, and predict what will matter next, giving businesses the predictive intelligence they need to adapt strategies, maximize opportunities, and minimize threats. For more information please visit

About Zeno Group

Believers in the fearless pursuit of the unexpected, the award-winning Zeno Group operates as one firm with offices across The Americas, Europe and APAC. Zeno is the unprecedented 2011, 2012 and 2013 winner of the PR Week US Mid-Size Agency of the Year, 2011 Holmes Report US Creative Agency of the Year and 2013 Holmes Report Consumer Agency of the Year. The firm's practice areas include consumer, health, technology and corporate, all supported by planning, digital engagement and media. Clients include: AstraZeneca, Bacardi, Bausch & Lomb, BT, Computer Associates, Emirates, Facebook, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Kia Motors America, McAfee, Micron Technology, Inc., and Seattle's Best Coffee. Zeno Group is a member of the Daniel J Edelman Holdings, Inc. Please visit us at, like us on Facebook or follow us @zenogroup.


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