Travel Ad Platform Sojern Flies High With $120 Million In Fresh Funding

Sojern is hopping a flight to funding town. The 10-year-old travel-focused ad tech company announced a monster $120 million financing round, technically a Series D, on Tuesday led by TCV partners, a growth equity firm that has also invested in Airbnb, Expedia, ExactTarget, AppNexus and Netflix. This is Sojern’s first raise since its $10 millionContinue reading »

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Oracle, Watch Out: Salesforce Rises On The DMP Front

The data management platform (DMP) category is now a three-horse race, with Salesforce gaining on Oracle, and Adobe nipping at their collective heels. “Salesforce is definitely on an accelerated path,” said Kevin Mannion, chief strategy officer at Advertiser Perceptions, which released its Q1 2018 DMP wave on Tuesday. “Its upward movement is the most obviousContinue reading »

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Facebook Battens Down The Hatches With New Data Sharing Requirements

On Thursday, Facebook alerted advertisers, agencies and its marketing partners that starting in November, they’ll need to confirm the nature of their relationships to each other before they’re allowed to share Facebook data amongst themselves. Some businesses are in the habit of sharing data from using Facebook’s ad products with their partners to help withContinue reading »

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Amazon Tests Search-Based Retargeting, The First Time Its Search Data Leaves Its Walls

Amazon is testing a program that lets advertisers use search queries to retarget across the web, according to agency executives briefed about the pilot program. This capability is only available through Amazon’s DSP and it is the first time that Amazon search data is being used off of Amazon’s owned and operated platform. While AmazonContinue reading »

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Oracle Gets Into The CDP Game With CX Unity

Oracle kicked off its OpenWorld conference Monday by introducing a customer data platform (CDP) to connect disparate data sources and a subscription management product to capitalize on the blossoming subscription economy. The CDP, CX Unity, is now pre-integrated with the Oracle Customer Experience (UX) Cloud and is designed to tie marketers’ first-party data to anonymous third-party offlineContinue reading »

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HSBC Banks On AI To Boost Engagement With Its Loyalty Program

Credit card loyalty programs are table stakes for banks – nearly every bank has one. Points often accumulate unused and consumers sometimes forget they’re even there. But HSBC uses data and artificial intelligence to personalize its offers and make its program more redeeming. “There are so many choices in the credit card market, so we reallyContinue reading »

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Can LiveRamp Go Beyond Advertising?

With $2.3 billion in cash on the books thanks to IPG’s acquisition of Acxiom Marketing Solutions in July, the newly constituted LiveRamp is ready to start bankrolling its road map in a serious way. “We didn’t have the technology muscle before and we weren’t investing in R&D,” said Scott Howe, who went from CEO andContinue reading »

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Oracle Data Cloud’s Plan To Take Over Digital Media Without Touching Media

Since Oracle Data Cloud’s creation four years ago, following the acquisitions of data sellers Datalogix and BlueKai, it has taken a central role in powering Oracle’s core products. Oracle Data Cloud further enhanced its ability to measure the digital media supply chain with its $850 million acquisition of Moat and the $400 million acquisition ofContinue reading »

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Salesforce Gets Into The ID Graph Game With Launch Of Customer 360

Salesforce on Tuesday introduced Salesforce Customer 360, a unified customer ID that connects profile data across its Sales, Services, Commerce and Marketing cloud product suites. “There are so many ways for a person to engage with a brand nowadays and a certain level of control has been lost behind these layers of technology and media,”Continue reading »

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Tapfwd Founders Raise $9 Million For Wove, A Startup That Helps Brands Strike Data Deals

For the last year, the founders of Tapfwd have been pivoting their business from a mobile data marketplace to a matchmaking platform for marketers. On Wednesday, the new company, which is called Wove, raised its $9 million Series A led by August Capital. The transition from Tapfwd to Wove is more natural that it mightContinue reading »

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