Oracle Data Cloud Launches Data Marketing Program to Help Savvy Auto Dealer Agencies Better Use Digital Data

Nine Leading Retail Automotive Marketing Agencies Are First to Complete Comprehensive Program, Receive Oracle Data Cloud's Auto Elite Data Marketer (EDM) Designation Oracle Data Cloud launched an advanced data training and marketing program to help savvy auto dealer agencies better use digital data. Oracle also announced the first nine leading Tier 3 auto marketing agencies to qualify for the rigorous program and receive Oracle Data Cloud's Auto Elite Data Marketer (EDM) designation. Those companies included: C-4…

Fyber FairBid Unveiled to Ensure ‘Equality’ in The In-App Header Bidding Market

Fyber FairBid Is First Product Launched Under Fyber's New Branding, Following the Merging and Sunsetting of Inneractive and Heyzap Brands Leading app monetization technology platform, Fyber, has announced the launch of Fyber FairBid. FairBid is the world's first and exclusive mechanism to achieve a true state of header bidding for the in-app environment. For this, Fyber has partnered with AdColony and Tapjoy, two of the world's leading mobile advertising platforms, to launch FairBid's beta. FairBid is the first…

Interview with Nick Mangiapane, Chief Marketing Officer, Commerce Signals

"Make sure you understand and can explain what data and methodology are being used to calculate sales lift."Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be a part of Commerce Signals? For 17 years, prior to Commerce Signals, I led marketing for great consumer products including Folgers, Rubbermaid, and Trane. The bigger my title became the more pitches and cold calls I received. I felt like many marketing technology providers were out of touch with what marketers really need, namely help growing…

Can Publishers And Agencies Survive In A World Led By The Duopoly?

There were some key buzzwords that drove a lot of the chatter in the advertising community in 2017, and none was more buzz-worthy than “the duopoly” -- a word used to describe mass media platforms Google and Facebook. There is a clear reason why the duopoly became a sensational subject in the trades: The duopoly is expected to rake in a combined 63% of US digital ad investment in 2017 -- up over 15% from the previous year. This investment trend isn’t because buyers want to massively consolidate and concentrate spend…

Spearfishing in a Big Net World

How Connected TV Finally Brings Digital Precision to Broadcast Before Jimmy Fallon or even Johnny Carson, there was Milton Berle’s Texaco Star Theatre, which in 1950 captured vast numbers of TV viewers. OK - it was the only thing on. In fact, on any given Tuesday it reached 9% of the US population. Back then, black-and-white TVs ran about $300, while their color counterparts cost $1,000 -- respectively $3,070 and $10,240 in today’s dollars! Additionally, only those located in urban areas could get a signal. Thanks to…

TechBytes with Ian James, GM, International, Verve

Ian James GM International,  Verve The tech industry has come a long way in utilizing Location Data to enhance modern marketing opportunities. Most mobile apps now seek a customer's geo-location to update and present features that could be most relevant to their real-time behavior. To dive deeper into how Digital Marketing Agencies and Customer Experience platforms could better leverage Location Data, we spoke to Ian James of Verve.Tell us about your role at Verve and the team you handle. As the General Manager…

Mobile Marketing Leader Adikteev Expands Sales and Account Management Teams

Former Remerge, Taboola, and Bluestacks Talent Prepare Company for Further Growth Adikteev, a leading mobile marketing platform, announced that its sales and account management teams have grown with the addition of Gary Bartlett, vice president of sales, EMEA, Ela Krief, mobile performance evangelist, Nai Saeturn, vice president of sales, Americas, and Dimitri Souffan, director, business development, West, and Scott Rappaport, head of account management. Barlett and Krief will be based out of the Berlin, Germany office,…

7 Tactics Every Digital Marketer Should Learn to Love in 2018

Committing to specific tactics can be difficult for a digital marketer. There are so many different approaches that it can be tempting to continuously swipe left in search of something better. While there are quite a few bad matches out there, there also are some strategies and channels that are keepers. These approaches aren’t perfect—some have even broken marketers’ hearts in the past—but settling down with them can lead to something beautiful. Specifically, every digital marketer who wants to improve the…

Journey by CAKE Selected as Marketing Intelligence Platform of Choice for Industry-Leading Brand

Cloud-based Enterprise Solution Delivers Multi-Touch Attribution Insights to Identify High-Performing Digital Marketing Channels for Optimizing Return on Advertising Spend Accelerize and its digital marketing software division CAKE announced that Journey by CAKE, the company’s SaaS solution for analyzing the customer journey, is being leveraged by a leading brand to direct its ad spend for increased sales. With Journey, the online retailer gains an end-to-end, accurate and detailed view of a customer’s path to conversions…

LiveRamp Acquires Pacific Data Partners to Revolutionize B2B Marketing with People-Based Precision

LiveRamp, an Acxiom company and leading provider of omnichannel identity resolution, announced the acquisition of Pacific Data Partners to accelerate LiveRamp’s ability to power people-based business-to-business (B2B) marketing. Pieter De Temmerman and Grant Ries, co-founders of Pacific Data Partners and former Oracle and BlueKai veterans, will lead LiveRamp’s efforts to expand IdentityLink to deliver the full gamut of people-based capabilities to the world’s largest B2B marketers. IdentityLink allows marketers to create…

Iridescent Announces 2018 Technovation Alliance with Salesforce, Google’s Made with Code, Adobe Foundation and Uber

Technovation Offers Girls Around the World the Opportunity to Learn the Skills They Need to Emerge as Tech Entrepreneurs and Leaders Iridescent, a global STEM education nonprofit, is launching its 2018 season with Technovation Alliance partners: Salesforce.org, Google's Made with Code, Adobe Foundation, and Uber. This alliance is working to marshal the resources of multiple tech and innovation partners to make a deeper and more sustainable impact in inspiring and supporting female tech leaders across the globe.…

GFR Fund Raises $18.3 Million, Investing in Seventeen Augmented Reality (AR) And Virtual Reality (VR) Startups

Changes Name of Fund to GFR Fund GREE VR Capital, LLC., investors in such popular startups as VRChat, Sliver.tv and Littlstar, announced it has completed its first VR/AR/MR fund with a total commitment of $18.3 million. The fund was established in April 2016, and upon completion, the fund name will change to GFR Fund as it prepares for a second fund later this year. One of the early investors in VR/AR/MR, the GFR Fund has invested in 17 early stage companies in less than two years, primarily in the North American…

Interview with Roland Deal, President, Americas, DWA

"Marketing was once a cost center and now through a series of innovations around attribution, tracking, and usage of data, it is a profit-center where ROMI can be directly captured and gives CMOs and their C-suite associates full transparency into what marketing’s dollars are generating."Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be a part of DWA? As President of Americas, I oversee the operations and growth of the region, which is made up of three offices – San Francisco, Boston, and Austin. What…

Headway Joins Adjust Coalition Against Ad Fraud (CAAF)

As a Member of CAAF, Headway Will Work Alongside Other Anti-Fraud Innovators to Develop Modern Solutions and Educate on the Dangers and Impact of Ad Fraud Industry leading global media marketing firm Headway announced this week its acceptance as a member of the Adjust Coalition Against Ad Fraud (CAAF). Headway's dedication to stemming the tide of mobile ad fraud has earned them this position with industry leaders and influencers. Coalition membership is exclusive to companies who have passed a rigorous vetting process…

The Most Effective Way to Sell, Backed by Science

According to a recent survey by TOPO, it takes at least 18 touches to connect with a single buyer. With call back rates declining and consumers becoming increasingly wary of traditional sales tactics, it’s becoming more and more difficult for businesses to reach customers. Thankfully, there’s one sure-fire way to effectively reach prospects and customers – personal referrals and introductions. From the top of the funnel to the bottom, personal referrals are the golden ticket to success in B2B sales. 1. Customer…

Focus on ‘Data Centricity’ to Achieve Higher Sophistication by 2019

Latest Research from IAB Data Center of Excellence and Data & Marketing Association Shows Talent Gap Remains Significant Obstacle The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), its Data Center of Excellence, and the Data & Marketing Association (DMA) have released “The Data-Centric Organization 2018,” the results of a survey showing that US marketers and publishers remain intensely focused on achieving “data centricity” across their organizations, with 90 percent responding that they either have or are developing an…

Ad Blockers: Take a Page from Video Game Advertisers 

The digital ad industry went into a collective meltdown over news that Safari, Apple, and Chrome were making moves to integrate ad-blocking technology. Indeed, ad blocking is already impacting companies throughout the ecosystem, with Criteo most recently forecasting a 9-13% negative impact on its 2018 revenue due to Apple’s changes. To be sure, ad blocking isn’t some new phenomenon. Consumers aren’t thrilled to have ad tech companies track their moves and sell their data to advertisers. Globally, some 615 million devices…

Media iQ Appoints Simon Tray as Global Chief Financial Officer

Tray leaves MediaCom Worldwide after 19 years, highlighting continued growth at Media iQ Media iQ, the leading global analytics and technology company, has announced the appointment of Simon Tray as Global Chief Financial Officer. He joins having previously held the same role at MediaCom Worldwide, where he had been part of the leadership team for the past 19 years.  In his new role, Simon will be responsible for the company’s financial performance and reporting of business, as well as taking responsibility for future…

Direct Agents Introduces Standalone OTT Solution

Directagents.TV Is the Agency's Expanded Offering for OTT Growth Marketing Direct Agents, a data-driven, digital advertising agency is excited to announce their latest solution focused on OTT network launch and audience growth: DirectAgents.TV As a leader of OTT growth marketing, Direct Agents has launched a stand-alone solution for OTT subscriber & audience acquisition, churn management, tune-in, and content launches. In addition, Direct Agents helps with cross-device presence management and OTT-specific…

video intelligence Launches Contextual Video Platform

New Platform Will Enable Media Publishers To Instantly Deliver Relevant Content And Advertising video intelligence (vi) has announced the UK launch of vi stories - a contextual video platform that connects media companies with content providers, helping them to deliver engaging and topical video to users based on the content they are interested in. Publishers can use vi stories to embed a native video player on their platform that matches the look, style, and design of their app or website. A natural language machine…