The World Surf League Catches A Data-Driven Wave

As the governing body for professional surfers globally, the World Surf League (WSL) promotes the sport to both casual fans and diehards. But just a few years ago, the WSL – at the time called the Association for Surfing Professionals – lacked a cohesive marketing strategy, and campaigns for different surf events were heavily siloed.Continue reading »

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The Complete Guide To CDPs

“The Complete Guide to CDPs” is presented by mParticle. The customer data platform (CDP) is the new “it” acronym, an emerging technology commanding a recent deluge of analyst and investor interest of late. The CDP category is largely undefined – no specific features and functions definitively characterize a CDP. “People are defining it the wayContinue reading »

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Oracle DMP Still Has Strong Consideration Among Marketers – But Will It Last?

Salesforce’s data management platform (DMP) continues the strong ascent it began last quarter, according to Advertiser Perceptions’ Q4 Programmatic Intelligence report, and has moved closer to catching Oracle. Oracle DMP, despite leading in marketer use and intent, lags behind in the selection factors relevant to marketers. Advertiser Perceptions Chief Strategy Officer Kevin Mannion noted that Oracle inheritedContinue reading »

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Despite Its Recent Volatility, Time Inc. Signs On To Test Adobe’s New Publisher Tool

One would think Time Inc., which under new parent company Meredith will lay off 1,200 as well as restructure its ad sales org, wouldn’t be in the market for new vendor implementations. Nevertheless, the publisher is testing a publisher tool called Audience Manager Reporting for Publishers, which Adobe launched Tuesday. The reporting tool, which is built intoContinue reading »

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Lotame Eyes International, Brand Expansion Under New CRO

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Lotame has hired a new CRO as the independent, 10-year-old data management platform seeks to compete in a category increasingly dominated by marketing clouds. The company’s new revenue chief, Eric Marterella, spent the past five years leading global enterprise sales for social media marketing platform Sprinklr. His responsibilities at Lotame will include managing global clientContinue 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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MGM Resorts Lays The Foundation For A Unified Data Strategy

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MGM Resorts International’s media, ecommerce and analytics teams used to work in silos. “You’d have one team in analytics sending out reports … and separate product owners doing A/B testing and data management,” said Sylvester Obafunwa, the company’s director of digital analytics. “In the past, a lot of our [tech] integration was also primarily focusedContinue reading »

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How Beauty Manufacturer Coty Gave Its Data Operation A Makeover

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About a year and a half ago, global beauty manufacturer Coty realized it needed to get a grip on its own data. The company was about to complete a merger with several P&G specialty beauty brands and become a $9 billion global business. And since Coty was expanding its portfolio, pressure was mounting because eachContinue reading »

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Google’s ‘DMP-Like’ Measurement System Gains Steam

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Since launching a proprietary YouTube measurement system last January (and later expanding it to DoubleClick and the Google Display Network), Google has been pretty buttoned up about its Ads Data Hub. However, Google VP of Product Management Brad Bender tells AdExchanger that adoption of the audience management tool is strong. Google claims Ads Data HubContinue reading »

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Oracle Marketing Cloud Aims To Be A Platform That Blends Data, Services And AI

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As Gartner analyst Martin Kihn recently predicted, the big enterprise marketing clouds are beginning to pursue divergent product strategies with clear points of distinction. While Salesforce heralds its CRM data and hooks into other categories like sales and commerce, Adobe’s differentiator is creative with growing emphasis on digital experience. In the case of Oracle, whichContinue reading »

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