SAP Buys Attribution Software Company Abakus

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Another independent attribution solution is off the market. SAP said Wednesday that it had purchased Abakus, a move that puts it further into the paid media arena. Terms were not disclosed. Abakus’ attribution system is unique since it applies game theory to forecast scenarios that influence media buying and optimization. It also uses split-funnel attributionContinue reading »

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UK Airline Monarch Tries Cookieless Attribution To Cover Data Gap

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Despite skyrocketing mobile traffic and climbing mobile conversion rates, British airline Monarch was struggling to determine precisely what was or wasn’t working for mobile media buys. “We persistently got all the data in and still faced the question: What about mobile?” said Robert Foulkes, senior marketing manager for the low-cost airline. Monarch was among theContinue reading »

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Beacon Companies Pivot Toward Attribution As Acquirers Come A-Knocking

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Beacons started out as a solution in search of a problem. And now some beacon providers are companies in search of a home. On Monday, mobile ad platform The Mobile Majority acquired geolocation beacon company Gimbal, a spinoff of Qualcomm. In June, location data company Verve Mobile bought beacon provider Roximity almost exactly one yearContinue reading »

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Attribution: Still A Serious Work In Progress

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Attribution isn’t perfect. Far from it. But perfection isn’t what the industry should be aiming for. “If you wait for the end state, you won’t have a business for 10 years and by that time the world will have moved on,” said Pravin Chandiramani, Simulmedia’s SVP of data strategy, speaking at a measurement and attributionContinue reading »

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