Dstillery Shuts Down DSP And Becomes A Data Company

How does a smaller DSP survive, as the largest buying platforms command more of the marketplace? For Dstillery, the answer is to become a data company. Dstillery officially shut down its bidder and stopped operating a DSP on July 1. Its focus now is selling custom audience segments through the buyer’s DSP of choice. SinceContinue reading »

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Is 5G On A Collision Course With Privacy?

“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 Kelly Anderson, vice president of data protection and privacy at Ericsson Emodo. Just as 5G is coming into view on the horizon, there’s a trainload of new privacy regulations andContinue reading »

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Amperity Raises $50 Million As Mar Tech Heavyweights Turn To CDPs

Customer data platform (CDP) Amperity announced a $50 million investment round on Monday, bringing its total funding to almost $90 million. A cohort of large venture capital investors, including Tiger Global Management and Goldman Sachs, backed the new Amperity round. “What I think many industry observers see is the opportunity for a multi-billion dollar, blueContinue reading »

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Brand Transparency 2.0: Moving Beyond The Buzzword

“Brand Aware” explores the data-driven digital ad ecosystem from the marketer’s point of view. Today’s column is written by Emily Ketchen, head of Americas marketing at HP. Despite criticism that it is just a marketing gimmick, brand transparency is more relevant and meaningful than ever. It is becoming fundamental to how companies engage with customers. ByContinue reading »

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The Companies Challenging LiveRamp’s Supremacy In Data Onboarding

LiveRamp pioneered data onboarding, the technology to match anonymized online user cookies and mobile IDs to real-world consumers and offline data. But now, LiveRamp must contend with rivals following the trail it blazed. LiveRamp executed a neat financial pirouette last year, when it re-listed on the stock exchange with a market cap of more thanContinue reading »

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Meet ALC, The Data Broker You Probably Didn’t Know Existed (Yet)

ALC may be one of the biggest first-party data companies you’ve never heard of – but that’s about to change. Founded in 1978 as the American List Counsel, ALC started life as a provider of data services to direct marketers, which back then primarily meant developing customized consumer data files to support postal campaigns. ButContinue reading »

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How Indie CDP Amperity Taps AI On Behalf Of Brooks And Other Brands

Salesforce and Adobe have lately rushed into the customer data platform category. But independent CDPs aren’t standing still. Amperity, a machine learning-focused CDP, lately updated its platform with new AI capabilities that can combine disparate consumer data into unified profiles, said Chris Jones, SVP of product management, who joined Amperity from Microsoft last year. Additionally,Continue reading »

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How Much Is Your Data Worth To Facebook, Google And Amazon? Senators Intro A Bill To Find Out

A bipartisan bill proposed Monday by Sens. Warner, D-VA, and Hawley, R-MO, aims to make big tech companies – Facebook, Google, Amazon, et al. – tell users how much their data is worth. The Designing Accounting Safeguards to Help Broaden Oversight and Regulations on Data (DASHBOARD) Act – another commendable acronym – would require “commercial data operators,” definedContinue reading »

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How The New Salesforce CDP Could Consolidate Cloud Marketing

Salesforce has big plans for its recently released customer data platform (CDP), Customer 360. The world’s largest CRM and DMP provider is reimagining what enterprise customers need in their mar tech toolkit, Salesforce Marketing Cloud CEO Bob Stutz told AdExchanger at the company’s Connections conference in Chicago this week. Salesforce considers its CDP product toContinue reading »

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Salesforce And Adobe Dominate The DMP Space, As Oracle Continues To Slip

If you’re a data-management platform (DMP) and your name isn’t Salesforce or Adobe, it’s starting to get pretty chilly out there. Oracle’s BlueKai DMP is a strong third, while Neustar and Lotame continue to chug along – but Salesforce and Adobe undoubtedly lead the pack, at least when it comes to how advertisers think aboutContinue reading »

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