Cross-Device? Nah, CDP. Tapad Launches A Customer Data Platform

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Tapad launched a product on Tuesday that lets telcos stitch their first-party data to Tapad’s device graph – which Tapad will then activate through partners, including Facebook and The Trade Desk. The company is calling this service a Customer Data Platform (CDP), which is the buzzword du jour, though the vendor said it’s been workingContinue reading »

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Why Ad Tech And Agencies Are Turning To Employee Data Science Courses

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At M&C Saatchi Mobile, a senior media planner who once created up to 25 reports per week coded a solution to generate those reports from Excel with just a click. The move saved the planner about an hour and a half per week, and now the code is scaled for others to use. The plannerContinue reading »

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Tapad Is Getting Out Of The Media Services Game

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Cross-device provider Tapad is offloading its media business with Brand Networks, a social marketing tech firm that serves large retail brands and enterprise clients. The deal, announced Tuesday, is structured like a partnership rather than an acquisition, said Tapad CEO Sigvart Voss Eriksen. Tapad’s managed media and creative teams will join Brand Networks to helpContinue reading »

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Data And Diversification: How Publishers Survived 2017

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In 2017, many online publications realized that data and revenue diversification could drive success. And not being diversified enough could hurt their business. While many publishers tout their branded content businesses, programmatic provides a reliable, easily scalable revenue stream. Publishers that were programmatic holdouts, avoiding the main way advertisers do data-driven buying, course-corrected this yearContinue reading »

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Oracle DMP: Still The Most Recognized And Used, But Salesforce DMP And Others Are Ascending

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Oracle DMP has always had a comfortably high perch in terms of advertiser recognition and adoption. And make no mistake – it still does. But Salesforce DMP has reached some pretty high branches in the year since the Krux acquisition, according to Advertiser Perceptions’ Q3 Programmatic Intelligence Report, released Wednesday. The findings come from aContinue reading »

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Under SAP, Gigya Aims To Be The Consumer Identity System Of Record

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German software giant SAP purchased Gigya for $350 million in late September to acquire expertise in identity management. Gigya will merge with the Hybris Business unit – home to SAP’s ecommerce marketing platform. Gigya helps brands and publishers unify and manage identity data like social logins, site or in-app registrations and email. On Tuesday, GigyaContinue reading »

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The New York Times, Vice And The Local Media Consortium Get Organized Around Data

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Every publisher wants to harness its data – but you can’t climb a mountain without a lot of pain. At the Google Publisher Leadership Summit in Chicago, ad execs from The New York Times, Vice Media and the Local Media Consortium (LMC) discussed their often-arduous quests to reach the peak. The New York Times, forContinue reading »

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Oracle Plans To Reinvent Data Management By Focusing On Its DMP’s Strengths

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On the eve of Oracle Open World, the enterprise giant’s Data Cloud hopes to position its data management platform (DMP) – the one inherited from the BlueKai acquisition – as the focus of a tech stack that includes identifiers from AddThis and Moat, onboarding from Datalogix and cross-device linking from Crosswise. There are a coupleContinue reading »

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Advertisers Distrust Data. Will Labeling Solve The Problem?

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Most marketers don’t trust the data they’re using and they have no simple way to assess its quality. Of the 80% of advertisers that use audience insights, only 33% say they “completely trust them,” according to a study released Wednesday by research firm Advertiser Perceptions, which surveyed roughly 200 advertisers. Just one-third of advertisers fullyContinue reading »

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Data Monetization Startup Narrative Helps Buyers And Sellers Find Each Other And Clinch The Deal

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Data buyers and sellers have communication issues. “Transacting data across industries and use cases is actually a quite difficult process,” said Nick Jordan, CEO and founder of data startup Narrative I/O, which released a feature called Discover on its platform Monday that aims to help publishers get their data in front of interested buyers. NarrativeContinue reading »

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