The Rise of Data as King in Advertising: How Marketing KPIs and Metrics Are Helping Brands Enhance Their Consumer Interactions

It’s been 25 years since the birth of digital advertising when a US telecom behemoth took out the now-iconic “You Will” banner ad on HotWired.com. The campaign’s enormous success triggered a revolution in the advertisement industry, changing the way brands communicate with their audiences. But with the popularity of any medium comes the over-saturation of the same. Back in 1994, AT&T’s simple advertisement registered click-through rates as high as 70%, an outstanding achievement compared to the current situation where…

Big Data: Size Matters

In simple words, we tell what Big Data is, where it is used, who and how works with it. The term Big Data is more than ten years old, but there is still a lot of confusion around it. We are available to talk about what “Big Data” is, where it comes from and where it is used, who the data analysts are and what they do. Three Signs of Big Data Traditionally, Big Data is characterized by three attributes (the so-called VVV rule): Volume. The term Big Data implies a large amount of information (terabytes and…

Comscore Television Viewing Data Helps Predict Advertising Audience Decline

New Research Utilizes Artificial Neural Networks, Harnesses Comscore's Massive Television Viewing Database to Quantitatively Assess Influencing Factors Affecting Ad Avoidance Comscore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, is excited to be collaborating with Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications researchers to identify the key variables that may determine advertising avoidance and audience dropoff during commercial airings. The partnership has…

Factual Launches Data Enrichment for Brands to Enhance and Amplify Customer Data

Enrich first-party data assets with high-quality location data to derive deeper customer insights and make more informed decisions Factual, the location data platform, announced Data Enrichment, a new product that allows businesses to enrich first-party customer data with Factual’s high quality, real-world visitation data in order to better understand and engage their customers. With Data Enrichment, CMOs and other marketing decision makers can uncover deeper customer insights, enabling them to improve audience modeling…

IRI Collaborates with Oracle to Integrate and Govern Data in the Cloud

Secure Cloud Infrastructure Spins Up Fast Data Management and Masking Solutions Innovative Routines International (IRI), a/k/a The CoSort Company -- a leading data manipulation and security ISV and Silver level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) -- announced that the IRI Voracity data management platform will run on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).  - more -  Voracity in OCI will enable modern PaaS and SaaS options for SMB and enterprise customers seeking faster, more affordable, and highly secure cloud execution of…

Absolutdata Earned Vendor Neutral Certified 100 Standing on Elite List of Sales Tech Vendors After Rigorous Review

Absolutdata's NAVIK SalesAI Solution Certified in "Account & Opportunity Planning" Category Absolutdata, a leader in delivering scalable business impact through AI-powered solutions, advanced analytics and data science services, announced that the company is now included on the Vendor Neutral Certified 100, an elite list of sales tech vendors. Following a rigorous review, Absolutdata's NAVIK SalesAI solution was certified in the Account & Opportunity Planning category. The rapid proliferation of sales technology…

Sisense Announces Merged Product Evolution: Periscope Data is Now Sisense for Cloud Data Teams

Sisense for Cloud Data Teams product will continue to innovate, delivering complex analysis for data science and engineering teams Sisense, the world's leading analytics platform for builders, announced that Periscope Data is now branded and sold as Sisense for Cloud Data Teams. The two companies announced their merger in May 2019, bringing together a unified, independent, and end-to-end BI and data analytics platform. Since May, the company has successfully integrated the two companies' cultures and delivered several…

TechBytes with Abhishek Thakur, Chief Data Scientist at boost.ai

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at boost.ai. I work as Chief Data Scientist at boost.ai, a Norwegian software company specializing in conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI). My role involves developing state-of-the-art algorithms for Natural Language Processing and Natural Language Understanding, as well as managing the Machine Learning team. I’m responsible for the machine work behind-the-scenes and building the backbone of our solution. Our work ensures that any customers interacting with…

ideaPoint Partners with SAS to Provide Leading Data Sharing Solution Through ClinicalStudyDataRequest.com

Improved data access helps pharmaceutical companies and academic researchers drive scientific innovation and advance medical care Anaqua’s ideaPoint, a leading provider of innovation management solutions, has announced a partnership with SAS, the world leader in analytics. The partnership will provide to pharmaceutical companies and academic researchers the most robust clinical trial data sharing solution, with universal guest access to receive and combine data sets from a variety of platforms or individual companies.…

BlueConic Raises $13 Million Series B to Further Expand Its Global Footprint As the Preeminent Customer Data Platform of the Consumer…

Spring Lake Equity Partners Leads New Round of Funding to Fuel the Company’s Growth in Increasing Its Capacity to Meet Marketers’ Escalating Demand for First-Party Data Liberation BlueConic, the world’s leading pure-play customer data platform (CDP), announced it has closed a $13M Series B funding round led by new investor Spring Lake Equity Partners with contributions from existing investor Sigma Prime Ventures, as well as angel investors. Growing from an estimated $1B in 2019, spending on CDPs is projected to be in the…

Measuring CCPA Preparedness of Big Data Companies: Facts and Insights

By now, you must have heard about the countless experiences of global Big Data companies and their battle with the General Data Protection Regulation also known as “GDPR” that passed in the European Union. GDPR was passed in 2016 and went into effect in 2018, yet businesses are still coming to terms with GDPR challenges and compliance standards. And now, a similar data privacy law is going to take effect in the United States, fortifying the already-stringent state laws. We are talking about the California Consumer Privacy…

Simon Data Triples Enterprise Client Count, Grows Talent by 75%, and Unveils New Brand Identity

Strong Customer ROI, Investments into Data Infrastructure, New Funding, and Strategic Senior Hires Fuel Company’s Ability to Power the Next Generation of Meaningful Customer Experiences Simon Data, the market-leading customer data platform (CDP) that enables brands to deliver incredible customer experiences everywhere, has tripled its roster of enterprise clients and expanded operations fueled by its Series C. Simon Data triples enterprise client count, grows talent by 75%, unveils new brand identity #CDP #CX “It’s a…

WireWheel and Anira Solutions Join Forces to Help Companies Launch and Evolve Data Privacy Operations

Joint solution combines intelligent automation with hands-on privacy guidance WireWheel, a leading provider of data privacy management solutions, announced a partnership with Anira Solutions, Inc., experts in data governance and regulatory compliance. Using WireWheel's comprehensive platform, Anira helps companies build and manage privacy operations to meet increasingly stringent and complex laws. New regulations and escalating customer expectations are demanding greater transparency about data privacy. Namely, legal…

Tiger Pistol Furthers Investments, Outlines Goals for Data and Analytics

Focus on Surfacing Unique Customer Insights and Building New Features Around Data Science Backed Recommendations To align with its efforts to better collect, present, and utilize data to show the real value of social advertising, Tiger Pistol, the only social advertising platform that delivers local activation at global scale, recently announced a series of data engineering hires to accelerate the continued evolution of the company's data and analytics capabilities. "As the advertising technology landscape becomes more…

Informatica Launches Industry-first Data Management Innovations: AI-driven Catalog of Catalogs, Data Marketplace, and Data Quality Cloud

New Solutions Enable Enterprises to Discover All Their Data; One-Stop-Shop for Accessing Enterprise Data; and Intelligent, Scalable Data Quality Via iPaaS Informatica, the enterprise cloud data management leader, announced extensive updates across its Intelligent Data Platform, powered by Informatica's AI-powered CLAIRE engine, enabling enterprises with leading data management solutions. The industry-first innovations include the launch of Informatica's Catalog of Catalogs, Data Marketplace, and the industry's first Data…

SCORR Marketing Releases 7th Annual Report on Life Science Industry Marketing Trends

SCORR Marketing, a global health science marketing and communications firm, has released its seventh annual survey on marketing trends in the life sciences industry. This free, 30-plus-page report delivers evidence that marketers can use to drive strategic planning, budgeting, and brand development decisions in 2020. “In marketing or leadership, it can be a challenge to prioritize initiatives and configure spend without knowing what strategies other companies in the life science industry are using and are proving to be…

New Vice President Joins Bond to Lead Expansion of Data and Analytics Practice

Francis Silva to Lead Team and Evolve Offerings as Demand Soars for Complex Analytics and Data Management Services Bond Brand Loyalty, a global customer experience and loyalty management company, has appointed Francis Silva to the newly created position of Vice President of Data and Analytics. In his new role, Silva will lead Bond’s analytics practice and a team of data scientists, business analysts, and decision science experts—which has doubled in size as demand soars for innovative and more sophisticated services, tools,…

Appen Launches Secure Workspace Solution to Protect Sensitive Data for Annotation in Facilities or in At-Home Environments

Scales Artificial Intelligence (AI) Programs While Maintaining Security of Sensitive Data Appen Limited, the leading provider of high-quality training data for organizations that build effective AI systems at scale, announced the Appen Secure Workspace Solution, which provides the right combination of technology, people, and processes to ensure that projects containing sensitive data can be annotated by a global crowd securely. Secure Workspace is part of Appen's portfolio of Secure Solutions, a comprehensive,…

Acquia to Acquire Customer Data Platform AgilOne to Deliver More Powerful Customer Experiences based on AI

Unifies customer data from disparate platforms; drives personal experiences across every channel Acquia announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire AgilOne, the leading customer data platform (CDP) for enterprises, to further deliver on its vision of providing open digital experiences. AgilOne brings valuable new capabilities to Acquia’s Open Digital Experience Platform, which harnesses the power of customer data and artificial intelligence (AI) to understand, acquire, and engage with customers.…

Optimove Uses Snowflake to Provide Brands with Direct Access to All Their Unified Customer Data

New integration will offer Optimove clients improved data shareability, processing speed, and transparency The Science-First Relationship Marketing Hub, Optimove, announced the migration of its data integration, transformation and sharing processes to Snowflake’s Cloud Data Warehouse. This is the latest step in Optimove’s revamp of its database infrastructure, Optidata, which enables brands to access, share and activate all their unified customer data. Combining Optimove’s sophisticated data calculations and…