Resolution No.1 for 2020: Avoid Falling into the CCPA Leghold Trap

Aptly so, the first editorial piece of the Year 2020 is about the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).  We are tracking its mandates and how businesses cope with the new regulation for the next 6-8 months.*  California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) officially came into action from 1 January 2020. With barely hours since its kick-off, a majority of the US businesses are still trying to standardize their CCPA data privacy guidelines. Those with a strong grip on the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may have a…

Affle Launches Vizury Engage360 to Simplify Omnichannel Marketing

Platform to unify consumer connections and conversions across connected digital channels and devices Affle (India) Limited, the leading consumer intelligence platform company, announced the launch of ‘Vizury Engage360’ an omnichannel marketing platform to help marketers unify their communication across connected channels and devices. Consumers today spend a significant amount of time on their connected devices and marketers engage with them across multiple channels including digital advertising, email, messaging, apps…

Retail-as-a-Service: Platform Innovation Enables Retailer-Defined Frictionless Commerce

In the reality of today’s disruption, the focus on rosy statistics about the growth of online eclipsing the power of the store experience is passe. With the value of the physical store experience fully entrenched as today’s shoppers look for experiential engagement that transcend channels, there is no question that consumer behaviors have changed for good with no end in sight to soaring expectations. Siloed legacy systems are a key culprit the demise of a retailer facing this new reality, but what about those still…

MarTech Interview with John Nardone, CEO at Flashtalking

"Trust is at a premium now — trust with your consumer, trust with your vendor – and this comes into play when you’re handling data at the scale that you are in today’s digital economy." Journey into Tech As the industry has continued to evolve, and you think about your journey into Technology, any new reflections on the role you have played? What inspires you most in your role at Flashtalking? The only constant in a technology-based business is change, and I have always loved that simple fact. What makes the constant…

Evergage Recognized in Gartner Market Guide for Account-Based Marketing Platforms

Evergage's Real-Time Personalization and Customer Data Platform Identifies, Engages and Better Converts Visitors from Target Accounts - Powering and Improving ABM Programs Evergage, The 1-to-1 Platform company, announced its inclusion as a Representative Vendor in Gartner's Market Guide for Account-Based Marketing Platforms (report available to Gartner subscribers). Gartner defines account-based marketing (ABM) as "a go-to-market strategy that builds on traditional B2B lead and relationship management practices. In…

Year’s Biggest AdTech Deal: Rubicon Project and Telaria to Combine as a Single SSP + Connected TV AdTech Company

AdTech industry doesn't spare any chance to throw up unique updates. Today, two major ad tech companies announced a key M&A deal that could change the Connected TV advertising technology landscape forever. Rubicon Project and Telaria will merge to create the world’s largest independent sell-side advertising platform, poised to capture growth in CTV. Earlier this year, two content recommendation platforms  - Taboola and Outbrain, had joined hands to take on the duopoly of Google and Facebook advertising. Telaria is a…

MarTech Interview with Cristina Constandache, Chief Revenue Officer at Rakuten Viber

"The companies that will do best in the data economy will be the ones that balance data with privacy and avoid the “creepy” factor." Journey into Tech Hi Cristina, tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to take up the role at Rakuten Viber? I was very intrigued by the role at Rakuten Viber. Working for an app with over 1 billion global users in a newly created role as CRO offered a lot of opportunities along with a lot of challenges. It required me to use all the skills I had been building…

Smart AdServer Acquires Demand-Side Platform LiquidM

As a Leading Independent Ad Monetization Platform, Smart AdServer aims to Align Supply and Demand to Deliver Financial and Operational Efficiency to Advertisers and Digital Publishers Smart AdServer, the leading independent ad monetization platform, announced its acquisition of LiquidM, the Bertelsmann-owned, global Demand Side Platform (DSP) based in Berlin. LiquidM's technology will be integrated into Smart's technology stack to offer digital advertisers, agencies and trading desks enhanced access to premium publishers'…

AdTheorent’s Dining Trends Report Examines Role of Mobile in the Dining Journey, Visitation Drivers as well as Payment, Menu and AI…

The AdTheorent/Harris Poll Consumer Survey Data Shows 70% of Consumers Use Their Mobile Device During QSR/FCR Food Purchasing Journey; Mobile Ads are Top Visitation Drivers AdTheorent, Inc., a digital advertising leader using advanced machine learning technology and solutions to deliver real-world value for advertisers, announced the results of AdTheorent's Dining Trends Report, based on research conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of AdTheorent among over 2,000 U.S. adults. The AdTheorent-commissioned research…

EU-based Social AdTech Firm Smartly.io Scoops $222 Million in Latest Funding Led by Providence Equity Partners

Today, Scandinavian social media advertising company Smartly.io announced that it has raised $222 million in a major funding round led by Providence Equity Partners (“Providence”), a leading American private equity firm. Providence currently specializes in media, communications, education and information industries. In an official blog, Smartly.io's Founder and CEO, Kristo Ovaska stated that the new funding will be channelized to fuel strategic growth in new markets through acquisitions and organic investments in Europe.…

Building Personal Connection and Conversion with an Unlikely Medium…SMS

VuPulse launches VuSMS, the industry’s first marketing solution to reach live TV viewers and drive live tune-in on mobile Forget lame 0.1% open rates. VuPulse, the digital advertising industry's only Post-Click Marketing Platform, is harnessing the power of SMS to forge deep personal connections with consumers, drive direct response and immediately convert awareness into viewership. With 75%* of consumers open to receiving SMS messages from brands, SMS response rates at 209%** higher than phone, email and Facebook,…

Audigent Releases SmartPMP Product, Delivering Critical New Tool to Media Buyers Worldwide

Will Enable Packaging of Exclusive Audience Data and Premium Publisher Inventory, with a New Level of Supply-Path Optimization Next-gen data management platform (DMP) Audigent is announcing the release of Smart PMPs™, a first-to-market data + inventory product that will transform the way that advertisers buy programmatic inventory and data. PubMatic, a premium digital advertising technology company, will be the first supply partner to support the product. In combining PubMatic's premium publisher inventory and Audigent's…

Rewinding 2019: Top 200 News in MarTech that Sets the Bar for 2020-2024

“Study the past if you would define the future.” ― Confucius The first decade for Martech-as-a-service is coming to its end. What was the year 2019 like for the industry? As part of our Predictions Series 2020, we bring you this unique Infographic Rewinding 2019 as a recap of top Martech news and announcements of 2019. Enjoy reading this list of most-subscribed martech news of 2019 that have already set the bar higher for New Year 2020. You can subscribe to our resources and insights through newsletters, social media…

GumGum Introduces In-Video Ad Unit

Sprint Will Beta Test New Non-Disruptive Alternative to Pre- and Mid-Roll Ads GumGum, Inc., a technology and artificial intelligence company specializing in solutions for advertising and media, announced the preliminary rollout of a new In-Video ad unit. The animated overlay, which offers a uniquely high impact non-invasive ad experience for online video content, has been made available to select partners through a pilot beta-test program. Sprint is among several brands participating. “These In-Video units have a simple…

Understanding Customer Data Platforms

Customer Data Platforms help in broadening unified systems and accelerating purchase A Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Data Management Platform (DMP) are the most powerful technologies in any modern marketer's tech stack. In 2017, statistics revealed that marketing technologies have advanced mostly around data management and customer data analytics. Insights from business data are now offered as an amalgamation of a CRM and a DMP that blend into a Customer Data Platform (CDP). What is a CDP?  The CDP…

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…

Mintegral Granted IAB Tech Lab Open Measurement SDK Certification

The programmatic and interactive advertising platform Mintegral announced that it has received the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Tech Lab Open Measurement SDK certification. This provides Mintegral partners with an extra layer of transparency as it allows for third-party viewability and verification of ad traffic. Mintegral has also been granted IAB Tech Lab membership, which will enable us to participate in defining and implementing more ad-tech standards in order to drive the industry forward towards a more open…

Comcast Launches Customer Service Program for the Deaf Community in American Sign Language

Comcast Announces Partnership With Connect Direct, A Subsidiary of Communication Service for the Deaf, to Help Close the Digital Divide Comcast and Connect Direct, a subsidiary of Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD), today launched customer service support via American Sign Language (ASL) for Internet Essentials, Xfinity Internet, and general Xfinity billing questions, called ASL Now. With the combined expertise of both companies, Internet Essentials and Xfinity customers can now connect with customer service agents…

OneLogin Recognized as a November 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Access Management

The Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice Distinction Is Based on Feedback and Ratings From End-User Professionals Who Have Experience Purchasing, Implementing and/or Using the Product or Service OneLogin, the industry leader in Unified Access Management, announced it has been named a 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Access Management Software. For more information check out this blog post. OneLogin received an overall high score of 4.6 out of 5 stars as of November 25, 2019. OneLogin customers…

Flashtalking Announces Global Partnership Strategic Framework and API Protocols

Flashtalking, A Primary Ad Serving Leader Formalizes Program, Extending Long History of Industry Integrations Today, the leading ad server platform Flashtalking announced the Flashtalking Partnership Program. Through a constantly evolving strategic partnership initiative, Flashtalking has masterfully integrated vital platforms, programs and data for advertisers demanding greater control and transparency in their ad tech stacks. Today's announcement reflects a series of successful, representative integrations including…