IAS Acquisition Highlights Growing Competition Among Ad Verification Vendors

Vista Equity Partners’ plan to buy a majority stake in Integral Ad Science – valuing the company at $820 million, according to AdExchanger sources, or up to $850 million, according to Axios – underscores the ongoing importance of ad verification and the pressure these vendors face to grow their product offering to remain competitive. “There’sContinue reading »

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Ex-Oracle Boss Kevin Akeroyd On Building A Marketing Cloud For Earned Media

In his previous gig, Cision CEO Kevin Akeroyd oversaw $6 billion worth of acquisitions as GM of the Oracle Marketing Cloud. Now he has a similar vision for earned media. Since Akeroyd’s appointment as Cision’s chief in 2016, he’s spearheaded several acquisitions and shepherded the now-public company through a $2.4 billion merger with investment firmContinue reading »

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Oracle Data Cloud Buys Grapeshot

Oracle has acquired Grapeshot, a UK-based contextual targeting startup, the companies announced Tuesday. Grapeshot provides pre-bid insights based on the media being considered. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Grapeshot will join the Oracle Data Cloud, where it will be combined with Moat to strengthen the company’s brand safety service. The company initially focusedContinue 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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Why Some Data Companies Are Selling Data As A Percent Of Media

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Data providers have embraced an alternative way of buying audience segments: selling data as a percentage of media rather than transacting on CPMs. Instead of buying data at a fixed rate per thousand impressions, a percent-of-media model ties the cost of data to the cost of media. An advertiser, for instance, is unlikely to spendContinue 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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Adaptive Intelligence Apps: Oracle Tells Its AI Story

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Around this time last year, the chatter around artificial intelligence (AI) was escalating as Salesforce and IBM unveiled splashy programs to help advertisers make sense of massive and complex reams of data, in order to enable more personalized marketing. Oracle, too, announced the creation of Adaptive Intelligence Apps at the time, and at its annualContinue 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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Oracle Plans To Reinvent Data Management By Focusing On Its DMP’s Strengths

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On the eve of Oracle Open World, the enterprise giant’s Data Cloud hopes to position its data management platform (DMP) – the one inherited from the BlueKai acquisition – as the focus of a tech stack that includes identifiers from AddThis and Moat, onboarding from Datalogix and cross-device linking from Crosswise. There are a coupleContinue reading »

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