The Companies Challenging LiveRamp’s Supremacy In Data Onboarding

LiveRamp pioneered data onboarding, the technology to match anonymized online user cookies and mobile IDs to real-world consumers and offline data. But now, LiveRamp must contend with rivals following the trail it blazed. LiveRamp executed a neat financial pirouette last year, when it re-listed on the stock exchange with a market cap of more thanContinue reading »

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Data Drought? Prepare For A Deluge

“Data-Driven Thinking” is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. Today’s column is written by Julie Fleischer, vice president of marketing solutions at Neustar. We’ve all heard the stats. There are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created each day. Ninety percent of the world’s dataContinue 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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New Life For Neustar? CEO Lisa Hook Eyes Expansion, Brand Repositioning

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Since getting acquired for $2.9 billion by private equity firm Golden Gate Capital last December, marketing services firm Neustar had been mum on its plans as a newly private company. After the acquisition closed last month, CEO Lisa Hook said Neustar has been busy repositioning its brand and identifying a new go-to-market sales strategy. “WeContinue reading »

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Why Do Public Companies Jump To Private Equity Firms?

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Tolman Geffs of global investment bank Jordan, Edmiston Group, along with Bill Wise, the CEO of Mediaocean, will speak about the “private equity path” at Industry Preview on Jan. 19 in New York City. What really happens during – and after – a private equity (PE) investment? While the experiences of different companies vary, one thingContinue reading »

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Neustar To Be Taken Private In $2.9 Billion Bid By PE Firm Golden Gate Capital

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Neustar has been acquired by a group of investors led by private equity firm Golden Gate Capital for $33.50 per share in a deal valued at $2.9 billion, including debt, the company revealed Wednesday. [Here’s the release.] This transaction encompasses all assets of Neustar, which had been edging toward a split into two publicly traded companies:Continue reading »

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