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GDPR is the Best Thing to Happen to Personalization

Embracing Consent and Privacy is the Best Way to Breathe New Life into Marketing After years of debate, infighting, and fear mongering, GDPR finally arrives in force on May 25. For many marketers, the path forward isn’t clear, and risk only seems to grow, given ensuing developments with ePrivacy, a pending ballot initiative in California, and a growing list of regulations appearing around the globe. Yet, the time has never been better to rethink how marketers approach privacy and personalization. It’s time to embrace…

How Brands and Agencies are Affected by GDPR

While the future of data collection seems blurred, one thing that is certain is that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law is coming into effect faster than we realize. On 25 May, 2018, organizations holding and processing EU residents’ personal data, regardless of their geographic location, will be mandated to comply with GDPR requirements. Similar to the government action to implement regulations to protect people on the Internet, brands, and agencies are now implementing regulations to protect privacy by…

Why Buy Data When You Can Generate Your Own?

Marketing is the process of creating, communicating, delivering and exchanging offerings that have value for customers. The digital marketing industry is built on a foundation of consumer data used to define a target market - the trouble is that the majority of consumer data used by marketers is predefined and acquired from multiple sources. This results in weak campaign planning, performance data that is not aligned with business goals, and ultimately, sub-optimal results. The upcoming GDPR legislation wipes out the…

Is GDPR Really Changing Ad Tech?

The ad tech industry is accustomed to change. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will, no doubt, have a global impact. Despite the understated value of the new U.K. data protection bill, ad tech is bracing itself ahead of the deadline to comply. Are we overreacting? First off, What Is GDPR? GDPR will hold companies that control and process personal data from European countries accountable for how they handle that data. The UK government's new data protection legislation will go into effect starting May 2018.…