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Jornaya Launches Comprehensive Directory for the Lead Generation & Performance Marketing Community

V!A by Jornaya Connects Thousands of Publishers, Lead Sellers, Lead Generators, and Performance Marketers Jornaya, the leading behavioral data intelligence company with a proprietary view of more than 400 million consumer journeys every month, has launched V!A by Jornaya, the only comprehensive industry directory for the lead generation and performance marketing ecosystem. For the past 9 years, Jornaya has been the trusted partner to over 1,000 publishers and lead sellers who help the nation's largest companies acquire…

Button Partners With Awin to Launch Reach, Unlocking the Full Potential of the App Channel in Performance Marketing

Button, the leading mobile commerce technology company, announced the launch of Reach, the company's newest product that offers its deep linking and app-tracking technology as a service to affiliate network traffic. Awin, the leading global affiliate network with 205,000 contributing publishers and 14,600 brands, is the first network to integrate with Button through Reach™ to unlock app installs and drive incremental growth for their brand partners. Affiliate marketing spend is rapidly growing and is due to surpass $8…

Merkle Launches Performance Marketing Lab to Enable Cross-Channel Experiences through Data, Analytics, and Google Technology

Corresponding white paper and webinar will help brands navigate the Google ecosystem Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, has launched a new Performance Marketing Lab. The Lab comprises a cross-functional team of data scientists, developers, analysts, media experts, and product engineers, who develop proprietary solutions and leverage best-in-class products to help brands ensure their adtech and martech investments deliver greater digital marketing value. The new Lab is led by…

Wpromote Acquires Metric Digital, Enhancing D2C Performance Marketing Offering

Leading Digital Agencies Partner To Power Innovative, Disruptive Marketing for Clients Wpromote just announced its acquisition of Metric Digital, a New York-based digital marketing agency specializing in paid social media, Google ads, Email, and performance creative services. The highly-anticipated acquisition, which closed on March 1, 2020, represents the continued expansion of Wpromote's East Coast footprint and a significant increase in the agency's stable of direct-to-consumer digital-native clients. With the…

Retailers Deepen Their Multichannel Performance Marketing Partnerships With Sidecar

Digital marketing and e-commerce teams continue to place multiple channels under Sidecar's management, fueling the company's technology and services innovation for the retail industry Sidecar finished 2019 strong as adoption of its performance marketing technology solutions for retailers continues to accelerate. In the last year, Sidecar expanded its portfolio of technology solutions, added exceptional talent to its now 200-employee workforce, and witnessed nearly 10x growth in the number of new customers that signed on for…

Digital Media Solutions Acquires Insurtech Company UE.co Creates DMS Insurance To Support Digital Performance Marketing Needs Of Insurance…

Digital Media Solutions® (DMS), the largest single entry point for scalable and reliable people-based marketing solutions, announced its acquisition of insurtech company UE.co, including ZipQuote and the Comanche click platform. The newly created DMS Insurance brand, a division of Digital Media Solutions, will house the acquired brands and assets and continue supporting the digital performance marketing needs of the nation's largest insurers and their respective agent pools.Insurance is a leading advertising vertical in the…

Rakuten Marketing Named “Best Affiliate Network” at the 2019 International Performance Marketing Awards (IPMAs)

With a Total of Four Award Wins Throughout the Night, Rakuten Marketing's Agile and Innovative Global Network Was on Full Display Rakuten Marketing announced that they have been named "Best Affiliate Network" at this year's International Performance Marketing Awards (IPMAs). The award cited Rakuten Marketing's strategic global focus and reach, along with double-digit growth in the U.K. and an accelerating international footprint as reasons why Rakuten Marketing is "one of the most sought-after marketing platforms around."…

Blackstone Closes Acquisition of Vungle, a Leading Mobile Performance Marketing Platform

Vungle promotes Jeremy Bondy to Chief Operating Officer Blackstone announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone ("Blackstone") have completed the previously announced acquisition of Vungle, a leading performance marketing platform for in-app video advertisements on mobile devices. Vungle is trusted by publishers of more than 60,000 mobile apps worldwide, including top brands such as Rovio, Zynga, Pandora, Microsoft, and Scopely, among others. The company serves more than 4 billion video views per month over…

Merkle Named a Strong Performer Among Performance Marketing Agencies

Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, announced that it has been recognized among the top performance marketing agencies by leading independent research firm Forrester Research, Inc. The agency was recognized for its people-first approach to performance marketing and for being strong in both paid search and programmatic display. Forrester recently released The Forrester Wave: Performance Marketing Agencies, Q3 2019, naming Merkle a strong performer. The report assesses the state…

Digital Marketing Leader REQ Acquires Performance Marketing Agency IMI

REQ, a leader in digital marketing and brand reputation, announced it has acquired and merged with Internet Marketing Inc., one of the fastest growing performance marketing companies in the country with offices in San Diego and Las Vegas. REQ will integrate its expertise and proprietary technology in SEO, search marketing, digital advocacy, and brand management with IMI’s enterprise performance advertising, earned media and social media capabilities. The combination will result in annual revenue of $50 million with 120…

Blackstone Announces Agreement to Acquire Vungle, a Leading Mobile Performance Marketing Platform

Blackstone announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone (“Blackstone”) have agreed to acquire Vungle, a leading performance marketing platform for in-app video advertisements on mobile devices. Vungle is trusted by publishers of more than 60,000 mobile apps worldwide, including top brands such as Rovio, Zynga, Pandora, Microsoft, and Scopely, among others. The company serves more than 4 billion video views per month on over a billion unique devices, and is consistently ranked #1 for cross-platform user…

Pernix Launches Attribution Application Solution to Brings Full Transparency to Performance Marketing Programs

New Proprietary Technology Addresses Industry Need for True Attribution Pernix, a digital marketing attribution application solution that guarantees advertisers complete control over performance marketing attribution logic, launched. Built to put customers at the heart of a revitalized partnership marketing approach, Pernix fuses attribution and analytical data with program tracking to make authentic, trackable program performance a reality. Pernix disrupts misaligned attribution models and tracking to enable a more…

Tipalti Partners with Everflow to Provide Performance Marketing Tracking, Analytics, and Global Publisher Payouts in One Platform

Partnership Enables Seamless Global Publisher Relationship Management and Improved Risk Management Tipalti, the leading payables automation solution, announced a new partnership with Everflow, a cloud-based Partner Marketing Platform that provides partner management, deterministic Anti-Fraud tools, and automated optimization for marketers. The partnership provides Everflow customers with complete performance tracking, analytics, and global payouts in a single dashboard for a seamless user experience. Through the…

Anand Iyer Appointed as VP of Performance Marketing at EverQuote, Inc.

EverQuote, Inc., a leading online insurance marketplace in the US, is pleased to announce that Anand Iyer has joined as VP of Performance Marketing.  Mr. Iyer will be responsible for growing search engine marketing audience and report to Jayme Mendal. "Anand's experience managing complex technical projects and performance marketing teams at Amazon and eBay will have a significant positive impact on our culture and processes," said EverQuote COO Jayme Mendal.  "We're delighted to welcome Anand to the EverQuote team." "I…

Investis Digital Announces Acquisition of Vertical Measures to Enhance Digital and Performance Marketing Offerings

Positions Investis Digital Among Largest Digital Communications Companies Globally Investis Digital, a leading global digital communications company, announced the acquisition of Vertical Measures, a Phoenix-based digital marketing agency specializing in digital marketing strategy, content marketing, paid and organic search, lead nurturing, and conversion rate optimization. The acquisition of Vertical Measures further bolsters Investis Digital's ability to deliver on its Connected Content™ approach, which…

Performance Marketing Goes Social

It's no secret that Performance Marketing on Instagram, Snapchat and other social networks is evolving and will deliver high-quality engagement for brands. People are increasingly turning to social media to learn about new products, with 76 percent of shoppers purchasing a product they discovered in a social media post. Brands are partnering with affiliates and influencers to generate leads, acquire new customers and increase ROI. Authenticity is key when it comes to selecting influencers and partners to promote your brand.…

Rakuten Marketing Named the Leader in the Performance Marketing Industry, Winning Top Affiliate Network in Global Survey

For the eighth consecutive year, the Rakuten Marketing affiliate network has been named by mThink, publishers of Revenue+Performance magazine, as the world’s top affiliate network for providing superior strategy and technology to brands and publishers. “It is thrilling that our affiliate network continues to be recognized for its dedication to technology innovation and strategic services, that together empower advertisers and publishers to thrive in their business” Every Fall, mThink conducts the biggest research…

Taking Control of Performance Marketing Data

Traditional performance marketing involves sharing the responsibility for lead generation with companies outside your organization (e.g. distributors, resellers, agents, and alliances). This creates an element of risk because you’re putting your brand reputation in the hands of others, and sharing consumer data with companies and people you have no direct control over. Also Read: Data 101 to Set Your Data-Driven Marketing Ablaze Technology and Data Over the last decade, advances in data management technology have driven…

MediaAlpha Brings Header Bidding Benefits to Publishers Selling Performance Marketing

Open Bidding Empowers These Publishers to Create a Unified, Real-Time Auction Between All Current (And Future) Demand Partners MediaAlpha, a pioneer in programmatic platforms for native and metasearch media, launched Open Bidding, a new offering that brings the transformational yield and operational benefits of header bidding to publishers of vertically-targeted, comparison search media. The first solution of its kind, Open Bidding empowers these publishers of valuable, cost-per-click based performance inventory to create…

Interview with Rhonda Wunderlin, VP, Performance Marketing, Informa Engage

"B2B audience targeting in 2018 is focused on reach beyond traditional channels. You must be able to not only identify what content is relative and compelling based on datapoints, but then deliver that in both traditional and new channels." Tell us about your role at Informa Engage and how you got here. What inspired you to join Informa Engage? As VP of Marketing Performance at Informa Engage my team supports in-house marketers and their clients with a healthy audience database and marketing technologies and tools to…