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Dentsu Aegis Network Acquires Media Storm to Elevate Merkle’s Multi-Channel Performance Media Services

Third acquisition of 2020 focuses on strategic vertical growth in the media, entertainment, and retail segments Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired Media Storm, one of the largest independent data-driven audience planning and targeting agencies from founders Craig Woerz and Tim Williams, as well as private equity firm TZP Group. The company will provide Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, with expanded capabilities across key verticals. Media Storm has deep roots in the media and…

TurboTax Takes First Place Spot in Merkle’s Seventh Annual Digital Bowl Report

Report Highlights Advertisers’ Digital Marketing Efforts During Super Bowl LIV Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, released its seventh annual Digital Bowl Report, evaluating Super Bowl advertisers’ 2020 digital marketing efforts. This year, TurboTax and Avocados From Mexico took first and second place, respectively. “The Super Bowl is one of the most crucial moments of the year for advertisers, and with viewer consumption habits evolving, the game presents an opportunity for…

Vanarama Appoints agenda21 to Support Digital Strategy

Vanarama, the leading UK vehicle leasing company, has appointed agenda21 to its agency roster to support its paid digital media strategy. agenda21 will help implement Vanarama’s performance marketing to drive customer acquisition and support the continued growth of the brand throughout the UK, following a competitive pitch. agenda21 will deploy a data-driven, integrated media plan focused on audience insights and the online journey to drive vehicle lease leads and sales across search, social and programmatic media.…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest News, Insights, Funding and Updates

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from Gong, Tealium, Meredith Corporation, Demandbase, Primis, True Influence, Merkle, and NetBase. Gong and Sandler Training Partner for Measurable, Data-Driven Sales Learning Programs Gong, the revenue intelligence platform leveraging artificial intelligence to replace opinions with true customer reality and transform revenue teams, announced a partnership with Sandler Training, the…

Claiming TV’s Space in the Media Ecosystem of the Future

Leaders of the “Big Four” networks declared broadcast isn’t dead, but while they might be a little biased, the data speaks for itself. U.S. TV ad spend was at a stable $70 billion in 2018, and the Upfronts remain a constant in the advertising calendar. Yet with calls from ABC Entertainment to rethink the traditional schedule, the reality is TV (and the role it plays in our lives) is not dying, it’s changing – and I believe it has a very solid plan for the future. Riding the Rollercoaster Scaremongering aside, “TV is dead”…

Citrus Ornge Launches Premium Publishing Lead Generation Offering

Premium Publishers Can Engage with the Lucrative Equity Release Sector, Which Topped £3 Billion in the UK This Year Performance marketing, technology and publishing business Citrus Ornge announces the launch of a premium publishing lead generation offering. Figures this year for Equity Release in the UK topped £3 Billion (a 19% increase on the previous year) and retirement planning, pensions and annuities are three of the areas where premium publisher clients have huge demand for new customers. To capitalise on the…

Rakuten Marketing Takes Home Four Wins at Global IPMA Awards

Four Award Wins out of Eleven Nominations, Rakuten Marketing’s Agile and Innovative Global Network Was on Full Display Alongside Partners Including First Choice Liquor, MATCHESFASHION and AMEX Korea Rakuten Marketing have won four awards at the 2019 International Performance Marketing Awards (IPMAs) including Best Performance Marketing Campaign APAC, Best Affiliate Network, Best Retail Campaign and Best Team in Performance Marketing. The award ceremony took place at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London last week.…

Performance Pressure on UK Marketers Will Be Answered by a New Wave in Cross-Channel Video Advertising

Hard choices seem to define Marketing today. The abundance of high-profile media moments, from the final of Love Island to the Cricket World Cup, combined with the wide range of available platforms, can put even the largest ad budgets under strain. So marketers have to make some tough decisions. It’s no surprise then that brands are paying closer and closer attention to campaign performance and the cost of attracting customers. In one such instance, Booking.com recently said that it’s “disciplined” approach to Performance…

Performance-To-Pay for Scaling Partner Marketing Programs

Affiliates and influencers are like athletes. At the end of the day, it’s all about how much they won (clicks and conversions) and if they were paid for their effort. The challenge for affiliate management and influencer marketing is to do it safely and effectively at scale. If your program starts becoming too successful: The process of actually paying for that performance, through web analytics, spreadsheets, and PayPal, starts becoming the only thing you do. That means you’re effectively using all your time scorekeeping,…

Vungle Expands Advertiser Offering with More Intelligent Bidding

Update Allows Vungle Advertisers to Scale More Quickly and Easily Across Multiple Geographies Vungle, the leading performance marketing platform that is the trusted guide for growth and engagement transforming how users discover and experience apps, today announced enhancements to its multi-bidding tool that make it easier for advertisers to manage and scale multiple campaigns across multiple countries. Our Advertisers who previously used multi-bidding had to create separate campaigns to manage budget and bids by…

Key Social Media Monetization Tactics for Mobile-First Gaming Brands

When you think of a typical gamer, the mind is quick to paint a mental picture of a young male. However, that is not the case at all in this growing industry that topped 43.8 billion in 2018. There is a huge audience - and demand - for casual mobile games that span across demographics. For example, 65 percent of women in the 10-65 age range report they play mobile games and 20 percent of female gamers discover new games on social media. Casual gamers aren’t particularly dedicated to specific genres or games; most tend to…

Anand Iyer Appointed as VP of Performance Marketing at EverQuote, Inc.

EverQuote, Inc., a leading online insurance marketplace in the US, is pleased to announce that Anand Iyer has joined as VP of Performance Marketing.  Mr. Iyer will be responsible for growing search engine marketing audience and report to Jayme Mendal. "Anand's experience managing complex technical projects and performance marketing teams at Amazon and eBay will have a significant positive impact on our culture and processes," said EverQuote COO Jayme Mendal.  "We're delighted to welcome Anand to the EverQuote team." "I…

Performance Marketing Goes Social

It's no secret that Performance Marketing on Instagram, Snapchat and other social networks is evolving and will deliver high-quality engagement for brands. People are increasingly turning to social media to learn about new products, with 76 percent of shoppers purchasing a product they discovered in a social media post. Brands are partnering with affiliates and influencers to generate leads, acquire new customers and increase ROI. Authenticity is key when it comes to selecting influencers and partners to promote your brand.…

Marketing Technology Insights for the Year Ahead

Performance/Affiliate Marketing Goes Social It's no secret that performance marketing on Instagram, Snapchat and other social networks is evolving and will deliver high-quality engagement for brands. People are increasingly turning to social media to learn about new products, with 76 percent of shoppers purchasing a product they discovered in a social media post. Brands are partnering with affiliates and influencers to generate leads, acquire new customers and increase ROI. Authenticity is key when it comes to…

Taking Control of Performance Marketing Data

Traditional performance marketing involves sharing the responsibility for lead generation with companies outside your organization (e.g. distributors, resellers, agents, and alliances). This creates an element of risk because you’re putting your brand reputation in the hands of others, and sharing consumer data with companies and people you have no direct control over. Also Read: Data 101 to Set Your Data-Driven Marketing Ablaze Technology and Data Over the last decade, advances in data management technology have driven…

ThriveTracker Headed to Affiliate World Europe 2018 Conference

ThriveTracker Is the Ultimate Tracking Solution for Media Buyers and Performance Marketers ThriveTracker, a leading web and mobile tracker for media buyers and performance marketers, will be attending this year’s Affiliate World Europe Conference, held in Barcelona, Spain. ThriveTracker will join over 3,000 affiliate marketing professionals for enhanced networking opportunities and key profit-increasing takeaways over a three-day conference, 18-20 July 2018. ThriveTracker will be attending the first two days of the event.…

Rakuten Marketing Launches New Consent Management Platform

Offering an Integrated Solution, Along with Unique Insights and Consultative Partnerships, Rakuten Marketing Delivers the Tools That Marketers Need to Increase Efficiency, Productivity and Performance Rakuten Marketing, a leading technology company that enables brands to increase sales through data-driven performance marketing, launched a new consent management platform (CMP) for brands, advertisers and publishers, compliant with the IAB Europe / Tech Lab Transparency and Consent Framework and developed to-date within a…

Have Facebook and Google Done Enough to Restore Advertiser Trust?

Amid mounting concerns surrounding brand safety, transparency in advertising, and the responsible use of consumer data, marketers are rethinking the field’s larger strategic framework. Nine in ten CMOs at large US brands overhauled their digital strategy in 2017, according to a Teads survey. Amid this strategic pivot, Facebook and Google have been at the forefront of the debate over how to effectively combat ad fraud, protect the brand safety, promote transparency, and ensure the appropriate use of user data. Among the…

The Death Of Cash Back And Loyalty Programs – The Burgeoning Impact Of Influencer Marketers  

More Merchants Leaving Traditional Affiliate Channels As Influencers Prove Their Worth A tectonic shift is occurring in performance marketing, traditional traffic is under a microscope as advertisers grow to understand the value influencers bring to their brand. As building brand advocacy through content gains momentum, influencer marketing is quickly becoming the predominant channel for merchants, from both a sponsorship and pay for performance perspective. Social media increased its contribution to e-commerce…

Performics Launches Caiman, a Proprietary Amazon Marketing Platform

The Premier Revenue Growth Driver’s Caiman Platform Enables Granular Reporting, Performance Pacing and Bid/Budget Forecasting to Extract Additional Performance from Amazon Ads for Clients Performics, the premier performance marketing revenue growth driver, has released Caiman, a proprietary Amazon marketing platform that powers new insights for marketers running Amazon search advertising campaigns. Caiman provides daily keyword-level campaign data, pulled from a direct data feed from Amazon. Caiman enables Performics…