Oracle Marketing Cloud Releases New Integrations To Make Its Data Flow

Oracle Marketing Cloud is taking on a very customer data platform-like complexion these days. On Tuesday, OMC unveiled a slew of feature updates designed to grease the wheels between its marketing products and “bring data and intelligence together with orchestration in real time,” said Shashi Seth, SVP of Oracle Marketing Cloud. Responsys, Oracle’s email marketingContinue reading »

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Highland Math Forms First Data Co-op Of Data Sellers

Data transparency is all the rage in digital advertising, but data companies themselves still exist in a world of black boxes and inscrutable spreadsheets. Highland Math was founded last year to help address the issue, by creating a consortium of data providers that pool their own returns to create a market research data set. TheContinue reading »

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Buyers And Broadcasters Are Impatient, But Recognize Nielsen And Comscore Have ‘A Tough Road’

Nielsen and Comscore take a lot of heat for moving too slowly and failing to provide the sort of cross-channel measurement buyers and sellers say they crave. But cut ’em some slack, said Beth Rockwood, SVP of portfolio research at Turner. “Both Nielsen and Comscore have made good advances in the last year and they’reContinue reading »

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The FTC Rethinks Its Role In The New Data Economy

The ad tech industry might soon be facing a more punitive FTC. While the consumer privacy and protections agency traditionally came down on blatantly fraudulent advertising, like rebilling scams, or improperly targeting children, the influx of data-driven technology has required the FTC to reevaluate its agenda. With consumer privacy protections becoming a more pressing issue,Continue reading »

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Marketers Must Step Back From Personalization And Automation

“We’re privacy-centric,” said every marketer ever. But what was once a reflexive statement must now be backed by substance. Despite excitement about harnessing data to send the right message to the right person at the right etc., marketers must now wrestle with whether they should simply because they can. One of the major themes atContinue reading »

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Verizon Isn’t Cutting Off The Subscriber Data Spigot To Its Media Unit – At Least Not Yet

Verizon still intends to allow the entity formerly known as Oath, now called Verizon Media, to access subscriber data for advertising purposes. It was reported on Wednesday that the telco’s new CEO, Hans Vestberg, was planning to completely pull the plug on feeding data from subscribers into its media unit. Verizon Media told AdExchanger thatContinue reading »

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As Targeting Becomes Old Hat, Ad Tech Turns To Creative

As Targeting Becomes Old Hat, Ad Tech Turns To Creative Marketing and ad tech companies are becoming more involved in creative planning and production. Ad tech vendors compete to out-optimize campaigns by even a fraction of a percent, said McKinsey partner Ed See, who leads the consultancy’s marketing practice. “But in the past few years,Continue reading »

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Nielsen’s Q2 Audience Benchmark Shows How Connected Devices Are Reshaping Media

The more things change, the more they stay the same. The old adage applies to the new media landscape, where sweeping technology changes have scattered US audiences across new devices but has also greatly increased the amount of content consumed per year. The average American adult watches 5 hours and 24 minutes per day ofContinue reading »

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United States and United Kingdom Lead World In Programmatic Maturity, WFA Study Finds

The United States and United Kingdom are dominating in programmatic innovation, but Germany could be the next big player in the space, according to a study released Thursday from the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA). The WFA analyzed 13 countries with significant ad markets. The group looked at programmatic spend per capita, amount of privateContinue reading »

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