Placed Tunes Into TV Attribution

Advertisers know linear TV spots drive store visits. Proving it is another story. On Tuesday, Snap-owned location company Placed released a tool that attempts to tie the two together. To power its offering, Placed is licensing viewership data from Inscape, the data division within smart-TV manufacturer Vizio, which has access to around 8 million opted-inContinue reading »

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Ericsson’s Mobile Ad Platform Taps Telcos To Validate Location Data

Emodo, Ericsson’s mobile ad platform for telcos, is aiming to boost the quality of location data in the ad ecosystem with a tool launched Thursday that uses carrier data to verify mobile audiences on a pre-bid basis. Marketers are shelling out for bad targeting and it’s akin to flushing their budgets down the toilet, saidContinue reading »

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Mobile Data Has A Quality Control Problem

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This is the second in a series of deep dives from AdExchanger on mobile fraud and mobile data quality, including guides to fraud tactics and threat vectors and practical solutions from advertisers in the growth and user acquisition trenches. Read the first story: “2018 Will Be A Year Of Reckoning For Mobile App-Install Fraud.” MobileContinue reading »

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Placed Opens Its Location Insights Tool To The Masses

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Placed, the Snap-owned location data company, is giving away its analytics tool for free. Starting Thursday, brands and media planners can use a public version of its insights service to view foot traffic trends for around 2,000 businesses in the US. Placed pulls the aggregated data from its opt-in panel of around 166 million dailyContinue reading »

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Blis Releases Location-Based Analytics Tool That Shows How People Interact With Their Environments

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Unlikely insights into consumer behavior can help move the needle, and location data is a rich source of unlikely insights. On Tuesday, UK-based location data company Blis released an analytics tool in beta called Smart Trends that blends point-of-interest (POI) data and offline movement data to draw conclusions about how people interact with physical locationsContinue reading »

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Little Has Changed For Location Data Company Placed After Its Snap Acquisition

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When Snap acquired location-based data company Placed over the summer, agencies got excited about the prospect of intermingling the data sets – but that won’t be happening anytime soon. Placed will not share any advertiser or partner data with Snap, Placed CEO and founder David Shim told AdExchanger. “Keeping the data set separate is important ifContinue reading »

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Beacons Are Still Trying To Find Their Place

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Although the industry is settling on a few practical uses for beacons, primarily as a helpmate for attribution, they’re just one marketing data point among many – a tactic. “Beacons are only one piece of the equation, a component of a larger effort,” said Chris Cunningham, CRO of proximity and location data aggregator Unacast. “There areContinue reading »

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Pinsight Taps Carrier Data To Verify The Accuracy Of Location-Based Campaigns

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Marketers are open to spending on location data, but they lack the proof to show that their efforts are working. “It’s a dilemma,” said Kevin McGinnis, CEO of Pinsight Media, a Sprint-owned mobile analytics company with access to anonymized first-party mobile carrier data from Sprint subscribers. That’s why Pinsight, which helps its advertiser clients gatherContinue reading »

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Edgewell Gets Personal With Location-Based Consumer Intel

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Where a person goes can be used as a solid signal of intent, but that signal gets stronger and more predictive when location is combined with shopper marketing data. Although the insights aren’t always intuitive, they’re always useful, said Kim Riedell, a Digilant vet and SVP of Advantage Media, the media-buying arm of Advantage Solutions,Continue reading »

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Android And iOS Updates Pump The Brakes On Location Data

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Location policy changes for Apple’s iOS 11 update coming in September and Android O, which is still in developer preview, will alter the way consumers dole out location data and have ripple effects for mobile marketing. The most consequential new policy will be on iPhones and iPads, where a blue bar at the top ofContinue reading »

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