Did Google Just Kill Independent Attribution?

“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 Martin Kihn, research vice president at Gartner. In a muted squib released last week, Google signaled it would no longer include user IDs with log files from its industry-leading ad server.Continue reading »

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Placed Opens Its Location Insights Tool To The Masses

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Placed, the Snap-owned location data company, is giving away its analytics tool for free. Starting Thursday, brands and media planners can use a public version of its insights service to view foot traffic trends for around 2,000 businesses in the US. Placed pulls the aggregated data from its opt-in panel of around 166 million dailyContinue reading »

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ContentSquare Raises A $42M Series B To Democratize Data Analytics For Ecomm Brands

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Paris-based ecommerce analytics platform ContentSquare has raised a $42 million Series B round from a series of investors including US VC firm Canaan and Highland Europe. ContentSquare previously had raised $20 million, bringing it to a total of $62 million after this round. The company will use the financing to support research and development ofContinue reading »

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Adobe Integrates Analytics And Audience Manager To Connect Marketing To Media

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Adobe said Thursday it had integrated Adobe Analytics into its Audience Manager data management platform (DMP). The integration makes it easier for marketers to combine first- and third-party data sets to deliver consistent messaging, and marketers can pull execution data back into their reporting tools for a better view of their customers. “Over the lastContinue reading »

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Motel 6: ‘Analytics Is Our North Star’

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More than half of bookings at Motel 6 happen on the same day as arrival. That means most of the budget hotel chain’s customers are on the road when they make their decision to stay the night, so the booking experience has to be as frictionless as possible, said Jeff Thomas, director of ecommerce andContinue reading »

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PII: For Carat’s Patricio Jaramillo, Business And Analytical Skills Are A Career ‘Killer Combo’

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This is the latest installment in “PII,” a series featuring the talent that makes the wheels turn in our data-driven advertising world. Read previous interviews with talent from Mindshare, Mediavest | Spark, Razorfish, Essence, INNOCEAN, Clear Channel Outdoor and Placed. Patricio Jaramillo is in a serious relationship with data. “My relationship with my wife is first, and then with data,” theContinue reading »

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