Acxiom Working Out How To Maximize Value From A LiveRamp Sale

Acxiom intends to sell its marketing solutions division before moving to a potential sale of LiveRamp, because it believes selling them separately will drive more shareholder value, said sources close to the company. Interest in Acxiom and LiveRamp in particular heated up in March, after Salesforce bought the middleware tech company MuleSoft for $6.5 billion,Continue reading »

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Acxiom Is Shopping LiveRamp; YouTube Evolves Revenue Model

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Onboarder Offloaded? Acxiom is shopping LiveRamp, a linchpin of data-driven advertising, Mike Shields reports for Business Insider. LiveRamp, the strongest player in the data-onboarder category, would have many suitors, with marketing tech giants like Adobe, Oracle, Salesforce and IBM likely to make a bid.Continue reading »

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Acxiom CEO: ‘Signs’ That Facebook May Reverse Data Import Policy

Facebook might be reconsidering the policy it initiated last Wednesday about third-party data providers, Acxiom CEO Scott Howe said Tuesday in a letter to advertisers. Read it. “We’ve seen some signs that Facebook is reconsidering the initial policy they issued last week on data imports in light of advertiser concerns that will have an economicContinue reading »

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Acxiom’s LiveRamp Acquires Pacific Data Partners To Power B2B Identity

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LiveRamp has acquired B2B audience marketplace Pacific Data Partners to boost its B2B data footprint, the company said Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The company’s co-founders, Pieter De Temmerman and Grant Ries, both formerly of BlueKai and Oracle Data Cloud, will join LiveRamp to expand its IdentityLink business and its B2B dataContinue reading »

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Investors Perk Up As Acxiom Announces Strategic Review, Potential Asset Sale

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Acxiom stock ticked up Tuesday despite missing revenue estimates and lowering revenue guidance. A likely reason: The company announced a strategic review and potential sale of its Marketing Services business and some of its Audience Solutions assets. CEO Scott Howe told investors the plan is to consolidate Acxiom’s three divisions – Connectivity (LiveRamp), Audience SolutionsContinue reading »

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Will Brands Be Ready For Monetization In 2018?

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“Data-Driven Thinking” is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. Today’s column is written by Trey Stephens, director of audience monetization at Acxiom. As 2017 comes to a close, it’s a great time for brands to assess ways to improve marketing strategy and better capitalizeContinue reading »

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Acxiom’s European Privacy Officer (Mostly) Demystifies GDPR

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The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will become law next May, is stressing out the marketing industry. “I have a feeling that people are just scared,” Acxiom’s European privacy officer, Sachiko Scheuing, told AdExchanger at Dmexco in Cologne, Germany. That fear may be preventing many advertisers from speaking up in the debate overContinue reading »

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Acxiom And Adobe Team Up To Connect The Passenger Experience At Heathrow Airport

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Every year, 75 million passengers travel through Heathrow Airport, shopping, eating and engaging with services as they wait to board their flights. But despite the thousands of interactions passengers have with its concessions, Heathrow itself knows very little about those people, said Simon Chatfield, head of eBusiness and CRM at Heathrow Airport. “Most of thatContinue reading »

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VideoAmp Aims To Take The Pain Out Of Cross-Screen TV Planning

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TV buyers are used to transacting on GRPs and Nielsen ratings, while digital buyers purchase targeted impressions. That has complicated the way advertisers plan, buy and measure their emerging cross-screen campaigns. Several companies have built tools to address the problem, but many have sold brand-direct or by way of the trading desk. RTL Group–backed VideoAmpContinue reading »

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How Addressable TV Has Evolved, And Where It Will Go In 2017

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Addressable TV significantly expanded in 2016, both in terms of ad spend and the size of the total addressable market. In 2015, addressable TV ad spend reached $400 million in the US and grew to $890 million in 2016, according to eMarketer. That’s quadruple the spend flowing into the marketplace in 2014. Last year, moreContinue reading »

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