Interview with David Dowhan, CEO & Founder, TruSignal

"The challenge that the CMO faces around audience targeting today is deciphering between the number of solution vendors in the ecosystem, understanding their differences and the end-benefit provided."Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to start a people-based marketing company? When I was head of marketing for NextCard (a credit card originator from the Internet 1.0 era), I saw firsthand how using data and individually tailored offers made a huge difference in ROI and customer satisfaction.…

Year-Ender 2017: 10 Extraordinary Martech “Moments” of the Year

In Part 2 of Our Year-Ender 2017 Series, We Bring You the Top Ten Martech Moments From the Year in a Chronological Order "The true delight is reminiscing and reliving the moment all over again." For Martech journalists, 2017 proved to be a momentous year, as we saw many mega-moments of delight that paved the course for the future. In Part 2 of our Year-ender 2017 series, we bring you the top ten Martech moments from the year. Read More: Trends in Marketing Technology Budgets Could Impact Data Quality and Hygiene…

RedPoint Global Expands Partnership With Acxiom

Alliance Enables Seamless Experience for Marketers Seeking Enhanced Real-Time Engagement with Customers RedPoint Global, a leading provider of data management and customer engagement technology, announced an expanded partnership with Acxiom, the data foundation for the world's best marketers. As part of this relationship, RedPoint customers now have access to a continuous flow of leading third-party audience enhancement data, AbiliTec a proprietary identity resolution solution that creates accurate identifiers for…

Poor Personalization and Lack of Trust Cost US Organizations $756 Billion Last Year

Accenture Study Finds that 44% Consumers Are Frustrated When Companies Fail To Deliver Relevant, Personalized Shopping Experiences, 49% Are Concerned About Personal Data Privacy US consumers are locked in a vicious circle with brands over customer experience, according to new research from Accenture. While 44 percent are frustrated when companies fail to deliver relevant, personalized shopping experiences, nearly half (49 percent) are concerned about personal data privacy as they subscribe to intelligent services designed…

US Firms To Spend Over $10 Billion On Third-Party Audience Data In 2017, says report

Research from IAB Data Center of Excellence and Data & Marketing Association Shows Largest Share of Budgets for Third-Party Activation Solutions Going to Accuracy and Brand Safety The IAB Data Center of Excellence and the Data & Marketing Association (DMA) have released “The State of Data 2017,” a study showing that U.S. companies will have spent $10.05 billion on third-party audience data in 2017 for advertising and marketing efforts. However, slightly more – $10.13 billion – will have been spent on third-party…

Interview with Jeremy Fain, CEO, Cognitiv

"The biggest challenge for a CMO to create a comprehensive marketing solution is the walled-garden social platforms themselves. " On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role at Cognitiv and how you got there. What inspired you to start a deep-learning company? I am the CEO and Co-Founder at Cognitiv. My partners and I are lucky to have strengths in mutually exclusive areas that make us a very effective team. We've also been close friends since we were 10.  We all started as computer science guys in middle and…

AppNexus Join Hands with Tru Optik to Power Audience Targeting, Measurement, and Attribution for AppNexus’ Connected TV Marketplace

The World's Leading Independent AdTech Company – AppNexus Has Announced a Crucial Partnership With the Audience Intelligence Platform, Tru Optik The latest partnership with Tru Optik would bring AppNexus’ data-management platform at the forefront of Over-the-Top (OTT) and Connected TV market. The pair would work together to bring audience targeting, measurement, and attribution to AppNexus’ Connected TV marketplace. Back in May this year, AppNexus expanded its digital video capabilities into Connected TV marketplace to…

Gravy Analytics and AnalyticsIQ Empower Advertisers to Reach Affluent In-Market Consumers and Business Owners

Exclusive Audiences Combine Predictive And Behavioral Consumer Data For Precise Ad Targeting Real-world location intelligence provider Gravy Analytics and predictive consumer marketing data firm AnalyticsIQ announced their partnership in creating new, innovative digital audiences. By blending AnalyticsIQ's predictive data with Gravy's consumer behavioral data, marketers can now connect with high-value consumers, including affluent, in-market consumers and business owners, via programmatic advertising campaigns.…

Interview with Dave Gullo, Co-Founder and CTO, VideoAmp

"Existing viewability metrics are a reaction to an industry that got too cozy with low quality and often fraudulent traffic sources. In the next two years, more Video will be bought directly, using automation and data." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to start a video advertising technology innovation company? I am the technical co-founder at VideoAmp. VideoAmp Co-Founder and CEO Ross McCray was originally my client at my past company, which was doing high-level…

Laura Desmond Appointed to DoubleVerify Board as Providence Equity Partners Acquires Majority Stake

Private Equity Firm Investment Aims to Extend DV's Leadership in Digital Media Measurement and Analytics DoubleVerify (DV), a leading independent provider of digital media measurement software and analytics, has announced that it has reached an agreement for a majority investment by Providence Equity Partners, a leading global private equity firm with more than $50 billion in assets under management. Additionally,  Starcom MediaVest Group CEO Laura Desmond, is set to join Board of Directors. Recommended Read: AppNexus,…

Interview with Adam Singolda, Founder & CEO, Taboola

"I believe we’re the last generation that will be looking for things, and the next generation will expect things to be recommended to them." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? (What inspired you to start a technology innovation company?) Taboola is the first job I’ve ever had. I spent nearly seven years in the Israeli army and was living with my parents before I was discharged. As I was trying to relax, I couldn’t find anything to watch on TV one day and thought, “I should not be…

Three Steps Toward a People-Based Marketing Strategy

People-based marketing has continued its meteoric rise since the concept debuted at Advertising Week almost three years ago. In fact, a recent study commissioned by LiveRamp found it “has become a strategic imperative for virtually every brand,” with 92 percent of marketers saying that the inclusion of people-based tactics in digital marketing is “vitally important.” Defined as the ability to target real people across channels and devices using a persistent identity, a people-based approach enables marketers to deliver…

TechBytes with Dan de Sybel, CTO at Infectious Media

Dan de Sybel CTO at Infectious Media According to an eMarketer report, programmatic display ad spend will reach $33 billion this year and would hit $46 billion by 2019. Earlier this year, Infectious Media partnered with Screen6 to offer targeted, cross-device digital campaigns on a global scale. We spoke to Dan de Sybel, CTO at Infectious Media, to explore how businesses can maximize programmatic performance using data science, analytics and brand safety strategies.MTS: Tell us about your role at Infectious Media and how…

Extreme Reach says, Consumers are Spending 19% More Time Watching Video Ads in 2017

Q2 2017 Benchmark Report From Extreme Reach Shows Dramatic Improvement In Viewability, Completion And Time Spent Metrics For Video Ads Extreme Reach, a cloud technology platform for TV and Video ad workflow management, today unveiled its Q2 2017 Benchmark Report. The quarterly numbers reveal a significant increase in consumer response to video advertising and also draw attention to an increasing advertiser focus on mobile. "Quality video ads are stories told to elicit a consumer response – this creative process won’t…

Data Provider Datonics Integrates with AppNexus’ Data Marketplace

Datonics’ Proprietary Search, Purchase-Intent, Life-Stage, Demographic And B2b Data Now Available To Marketers And Advertisers Using Appnexus Datonics, a leading independent online data provider, has been fully integrated into AppNexus’ Data Marketplace. This addition of Datonics data will allow marketers to accurately target audiences by incorporating Datonics’ proprietary search, purchase-intent, life-stage, demographic and B2B data into their online marketing campaigns. Datonics is a subsidiary of AlmondNet, is…

LinkedIn Marketing Diversifies its Partner Program with New Categories and MarTech Members

Linkedin Has Announced That It Is Introducing 19 New Partners In Three New Categories To Help Marketers LinkedIn has announced that it is doubling down on solving 3 major pain points for their customers by expanding their LinkedIn Marketing Partner program. They’ve enlisted 19 new partners in three new categories— - Marketing Analytics - Audience Management - Media Buying Rely on LinkedIn Marketing Partner Program to Measure and Optimize ROI on MarTech Investments The LinkedIn Marketing Partner Program is a…

Outbrain Launches Programmatic Access on AppNexus

OPA integrates demand partners into Outbrain’s native ecosystem on which customers can bid on CPM basis Outbrain, a content discovery platform, launched Outbrain Programmatic Access (OPA), on AppNexus. Being the first strategic launch partner for OPA, AppNexus marketplace customers can now bid on Outbrain’s inventory on CPM basis. Available to customers worldwide, OPA integrates programmatic demand partners into Outbrain's largest premium programmatic native ecosystem. Brian O'Kelley, CEO, and Co-Founder,…

Viant Advertising Cloud Recognized as Best Performance Marketing Technology 2017

Viant, a Time Inc. people-based advertising technology company, has been awarded the Best Performance Marketing Technology at the Performance Marketing Awards 2017 (PMAs) in London for its Viant Advertising Cloud platform. The platform provides a comprehensive suite of advertising applications available on-demand in the cloud. It was launched in the US in January 2015 and in the UK later that year. Recommended Read: Programmatic Advertising Best for Audience-Based Buying Campaigns The panel of judges recognized…

Acxiom Announces Audience Cloud For Advanced Cross-Channel Management of Acxiom Data

Acxiom®, announced the Acxiom Audience Cloud™, a self-service tool for accessing Acxiom data that allows marketers to find the right audience for their campaigns, adjust the size, test new segments and distribute audiences throughout the marketing ecosystem via LiveRamp, their preferred onboarder, or native PII-based integrations. Acxiom Audience Cloud, an advanced cross-channel audience management tool enables agencies and marketers to generate audiences at a targeted level, while adhering to applicable privacy rules and…