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Factual + Foursquare Announce World’s Most-Powerful Location Engine Pairing

In the COVID-19 stricken economy, here’s the first-big positive news today, and it’s worth ‘billions’. Yes, when location data companies merge, they take in mighty-high expectations and attention. Factual and Foursquare, the two leading location data enrichment and analytics platforms, have announced a merger. The combined infrastructure is aimed at creating the world’s most-powerful location data engine for global brands, advertisers, publishers, and agencies. It is astonishingly ‘easy’ to gauge how many global…

Prediction Series 2019: Interview with Tyler Simmons, Managing Director APAC at Foursquare

Could you tell us what comes to mind when you look back at the decade, which technologies made the most profound impact on your work and career? For me, the biggest impact has been the proliferation and adoption of mobile phones. Back when I first started working in digital technology, the industry players always commented and even joked that this was going to be the “year of mobile,” but year after year that didn’t materialize. The tracking, targeting, and measurement was very fragmented, and no one really cracked what…

iHeartMedia, Jelli and Foursquare Team up to Launch New Attribution Product for Advertisers

iHeartMedia, Jelli and Foursquare announced the launch of a new attribution product for broadcast radio that will offer marketers a unique combination of iHeartMedia’s massive reach and Jelli’s programmatic buying capabilities, with the attribution and insights tools from location technology company Foursquare. “iHeartMedia continues to reach more Americans than Google, Facebook and TV and the advertising community can now be taking further advantage of the scale and effectiveness of broadcast radio to build a brand, and…

SpotX Brings Comprehensive Measurement and Attribution Suite to CTV Advertising Inventory

SpotX leads among SSPs, collaborating with 11 measurement companies including Comscore, Kantar, and Nielsen SpotX, the leading global video advertising platform, announced the expansion of its comprehensive Measurement and Attribution Suite. The extensive offering provides advertisers the ability to accurately attribute ad spend across video channels including connected TV (CTV) and is the most robust in-market for video. By uncovering valuable audience reach metrics like brand lift, incremental reach and frequency, and…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest News, Insights, Funding and Updates

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from Factual, HubSpot, Adobe, R Systems, Avionos, Neustar, and Glassbox. Factual + Foursquare Announce World’s Most-Powerful Location Engine Pairing Factual and Foursquare, the two leading location data enrichment and analytics platforms, have announced a merger. The combined infrastructure is aimed at creating the world’s most-powerful location data engine for global brands, advertisers,…

Gamut Launches New Technology Platform with Self-Serve User Interface Streamlining the Local OTT Media Buying Process

New infrastructure better enables advertisers to deliver targeted, local OTT campaigns at national scale Gamut, a Cox Media Group company, continues to innovate in the local OTT advertising space with the launch of a new proprietary technology platform powering Gamut TOTAL, its local OTT video advertising solution. Designed to simplify the local OTT media buying process, the new platform with a self-serve UI uses technology to allow buyers to activate orders with just a few clicks. The new…

Domo Launches its Next Generation Appstore Including Third-Party Data Catalog from AWS Data Exchange

With New Enterprise Apps, One of the Industry’s Largest Collection of Data Connectors and an Expanding Partner Ecosystem, Domo Makes It Easy to Find and Build Solutions to Modernize Any Business Process Domo launched the next generation of the Domo Appstore including a new collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) designed to help customers modernize any business process and get BI leverage at cloud scale in record time. Through Domo’s collaboration with AWS, customers will be able to access and integrate any data…

It’s ‘Merry-Go-Round’ for Mastercard Sonic with the First-Ever Music Single

Brands Can No Longer Ignore the Power of Digital Audio Marketing. Mastercard Unveiled Its First-Ever Music Single, Delivering Latest Evolution of Its Sonic Brand Identity for the Next Decade Mastercard has chosen to redefine how it interacts with customers and partners with a unique audio marketing campaign for its Sonic brand. The global technology company for payments and Big Data announced its first-ever song drop for its sonic brand identity at CES 2020. At the time of this announcement, Tom Poleman, Chief…

AWS Announces AWS Data Exchange

New service makes it easy for AWS customers to find, subscribe to, and use third-party data in the cloud Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, announced AWS Data Exchange, a new service that makes it easy for millions of AWS customers to securely find, subscribe to, and use third-party data in the cloud. Qualified data providers include category-leading brands such as Reuters, who curate data from over 2.2 million unique news stories per year in multiple languages; Change Healthcare, who process and anonymize…

Movable Ink Announces Planned Expansion into Mobile Channel

Movable Ink has announced today at its annual Think Summit the company’s plans to expand into the mobile channel. As part of this initiative, the company has announced new partnerships with mobile marketing platform providers Airship, Braze, and Localytics. Movable Ink has also integrated with Branch to enhance the mobile app user experience through deep linking of dynamic content and to provide marketers with end-to-end attribution and performance tracking. At the same event, Movable Ink announced the launch of unique…

Why Your Business Needs a Digital Content Strategy

There was a time when a professional-looking website was the only digital asset a business needed to worry about. With that in place, a multi-location retail brand or restaurant could rest assured that when people found their business online, they would see a polished, controlled digital presence. Then came review sites and geo-specific content hubs like Yelp and TripAdvisor. As this gained traction, they started to rise to the top of search results for local businesses. Suddenly, every guest or customer was also a…

TechBytes with Dan Maccarone, CEO and Co-Founder at Charming Robot

Tell us about your role and technology you handle in the Company? I’m the CEO and Co-founder of Charming Robot. My focus is on business strategy and user experience - understanding what the problem is that our clients are trying to solve and helping them find the solution. Often I’m an advocate for the consumer. My job is to figure out how to make consumer needs to align with my client’s business needs. We’re not developers, primarily; we do a lot of work on WordPress, Magento, Shopify — whatever makes sense. We’re…

Quadrant Audiences Launches Offering Highly-Targeted Audience Insights in Asia Pacific

Incorporating Foursquare’s Places Database, Quadrant Audiences to Allow Advertisers to Communicate the Right Message to the Right Person at the Right Time, with Highly Targeted and Personalised Ad Campaigns Quadrant Audiences Can Be Accessed Through Lotame, the Trade Desk, Google Marketing Platform and Other Leading DMPs and DSPs Quadrant, the platform that maps and authenticates data making it easier to buy and sell quality, authentic location data and intelligence, announces the launch of Quadrant Audiences. Quadrant…

TechBytes with Katie Paulsen, VP of Influencer Marketing at RhythmOne

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at RhythmOne. As the VP of Influencer Marketing at RhythmInfluence, I’m lucky enough to oversee our pre-sale strategy, paid social and account management teams, as well as to work closely with our sales team to ensure success amidst a crowded marketplace. Our detailed processes that have been fine-tuned over the past seven years coupled with our experienced team and our various technology & data partners ensures our managed service offering drives…

51% of ‘Hungry Searchers’ Choose Restaurants by Food Type as Journeys Go Mobile

Concurrently 89% of Marketing Decision Makers Agree That Improving Their Web Listings Is Crucial to Increase Sales New research from Yext into the ‘Hungry Searcher’ reveals how important third-party platforms have become in determining where consumers choose to dine, with 27% of consumers looking for a table ‘on-the-go’. The study, conducted among 2,000 consumers in the UK, identified just one fifth (20%) of customer journeys now start with the restaurant’s own website. Instead, half begin with a search engine, 12% begin…

Linqia is the First Influencer Marketing Company to Offer a Complete Suite of Measurement Tools to Prove Effectiveness

The Linqia Intelligence Suite Includes Dynata, formerly Research Now SSI, for Ad Creative Impact, IRI for Sales Lift, Foursquare and Placed for Store Visits, and Samba TV for TV Tune-In Linqia, the performance-based influencer marketing company, announced the availability of its new Intelligence  Suite  to assess a marketer’s ROI and ad effectiveness from their influencer marketing campaigns. As an industry first, brands and agencies can now directly measure the impact of a campaign to justify their influencer marketing…

Beeswax Secures $15 Million in Series B Following 2018’s Record 150% Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth

Industry's SaaS-Based Bidder-As-A-Service to Double down on Growth of Connected TV and Rise of Brands' In-Housing Programmatic, as Demand Increases for Transparent Media Buying Beeswax, the industry's first extensible programmatic buying platform, announced that it has secured $15 million in Series B Funding led by RRE, Foundry, and Amasia along with participation from You & Mr Jones. Having raised $28 million to date, Beeswax's continued growth across North America, Europe, and APAC is fueled by the company's…

Uberall Study: 75 Percent of UK Christmas Shoppers Using Their Smartphones to Search for Stores ‘Near Me’

Only a Quarter Have Left an Online Review of a Store During This Year’s Holiday Season Uberall, the location marketing solution for businesses competing to attract and win local bricks-and-mortar customers, announced the results of its holiday ‘near me’ survey, to assess how often shoppers conduct searches such as ‘perfume shop near me’ or ‘pizza restaurant near me.’  Uberall polled more than 1,000 smartphone users – half from the US and half from the UK – between 7 and 11 December 2018 to understand their ‘near me’…

Braze Introduces Partnership Ecosystem, Braze Alloys

Alloys Boasts 45+ Technology Providers and Expanded Multi-Cloud Offering with Google Cloud Braze (formerly Appboy), leading global customer engagement platform, introduces Braze Alloys, an ecosystem of more than 45 technology providers, along with multi-cloud compatibility with the addition of Google Cloud. The announcement was made live from the fourth annual LTR (Long-Term Relationships) Conference, an event focused on exploring customer engagement in a digital age. Braze Alloys reimagines the Braze technology…

Nielsen Expands Cross-Platform Measurement Across Ads and Content for Local Markets

Extension of Ad and Content Measurement Capability to All 210 DMAs Adds Significant Momentum in Nielsen's Total Audience Measurement Portfolio Nielsen announced an expansion of its Total Audience capability for local measurement of ads and content across all 210 local DMAs. This custom solution leverages key Nielsen Total Audience solutions including Digital Ad Ratings, Total Ad Ratings and Digital Content Ratings, to measure reach, frequency, and GRP performance for ads and content across digital and TV at…