Kenshoo and Profitero Announce Data Partnership to Bridge Retail Intelligence and Ecommerce Advertising
New partnership solves business challenges created by recent pandemic-accelerated ecommerce growth
Kenshoo, a global leader in marketing technology, and Profitero, a leading global enterprise e-commerce SaaS analytics platform, announced a strategic partnership designed to pair industry-leading ecommerce performance analytics with best in class enterprise marketing activation technology to deliver powerful retail-intelligent advertising results for brands online. The partnership empowers brands to use multi-retailer e-commerce analytics to dynamically optimize their sponsored advertising and media campaigns for maximized ROI on retailers like Amazon and Walmart.
As the world adjusts to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, ecommerce has become a staple for consumers. Cleveland Research Company reports “manufacturers expect eCommerce to reach 21% of their U.S. retail sales in 2021, up from 15% seen in 2019,” creating both significant opportunity and challenges for established brands. Among those new challenges: how to efficiently spend advertising budgets on retailer websites to capture and convert first-time digital shoppers as effectively as native direct-to-consumer businesses. Ecommerce Advertising—led by Amazon and Walmart—was already set to build on its meteoric growth this year and saw an extra boost at the end of the quarter as consumers sheltering-at-home purchased essentials online. According to The Kenshoo Q1 2020 Quarterly Trends Report, year-over-year, spending on ecommerce ads increased 47%.
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Through the partnership, Profitero and Kenshoo will help reduce wasted marketing spend by factoring consumer purchasing signals—like a product’s page traffic, conversion rates, availability rates and organic search traffic—in the algorithms used to drive ad targeting and bidding decisions. Profitero collects these signals continuously using its advanced retail data collection technology, which spans 50 countries and 8,000 retailer websites and mobile apps. Kenshoo’s automation technology can translate Profitero’s insights into real-time action using its enterprise-grade advertising automation platform. The combined approach will also help brands to proactively identify opportunities to scale by redirecting advertising spend towards products, categories and audiences most likely to generate return.
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Clients using both Kenshoo and Profitero instinctively understand the value of the partnership:
“In a space as saturated as ours, successful marketing boils down to making sure the data we base decisions on is full-picture and contextually relevant,” said Louise Harris, head of digital marketing, EMEA for Mayborn. “As current users of both Profitero and Kenshoo, we recognized that bringing these two partners’ data views together will provide holistic intelligence about our products and that can be a competitive advantage for Mayborn.”
“Advertising optimization and sales optimization have historically been disparate practices,” said Will Martin-Gill, chief strategy officer for Kenshoo. “Bringing them together creates efficiency and a strategic business advantage with new potential. By partnering with a leader like Profitero we can give more visibility to brands looking to maximize their ecommerce.”
“It’s impossible to separate your advertising performance on a retailer site, like Amazon and Walmart.com, from product performance. If a product is out of stock, has poor content or poor quality reviews, then all of those things are going to weigh on the consumer’s decision to buy and you are not going to get the full return on investment,’ said Bryan Wiener, CEO of Profitero. “Integrating our analytics with Kenshoo’s technology will enable brands to make smarter, more targeted ad buy decisions based on a holistic knowledge of their best-performing products across retailers, resulting in more efficient growth online.”
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