DoorDash Blends Brand And Performance To Deliver The Marketing Goods

When DoorDash partnered with The Cheesecake Factory in December to give away 10,000 free slices of cheesecake, the food delivery app set up a cross-functional war room to deal with the logistical complexity. Free food is always a strong customer acquisition tool, but if marketing pushes an offer and product isn’t in the loop, usersContinue reading »

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Snapchat’s Programmatic Turnaround Is Helping It Compete With Facebook

Snapchat took a short-term revenue hit last year when it pivoted from its original direct branding business to a self-serve ad platform. But the low inventory prices and data and user-tracking features that have accompanied Snapchat’s programmatic transition are making the company more competitive with Facebook and Instagram. Snapchat’s improved measurability come as Facebook’s platformContinue reading »

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New Ladders CMO To Data-Driven Marketing: You’re Hired.

Jordan Cohen’s resume has a clear theme: data-driven marketing. In April, Cohen joined Ladders, a job board for positions that pay $100,000 or more. But before going brand-side, he spent most of his career in the performance space, with recent stints at email content marketing platform Movable Ink and performance marketing company Fluent. Cohen plansContinue reading »

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AdColony Cuts More Jobs, Doesn’t Plan To Hire A Permanent CEO

AdColony further trimmed its executive ranks this week in an effort to streamline the business and get to profitability. The mobile video ad network did away with at least five senior and mid-level roles in North America. AdColony’s former VP of performance, Tim O’Neil, who joined AdColony less than a year ago, was let goContinue reading »

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Fluent Parts Ways With IDI, Combines With BlueFocus To Become A Branding And Performance Platform

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The rollups continue. Fluent, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cogint (formerly IDI), is combining with BlueFocus International, itself the wholly owned subsidiary of a publicly traded Chinese public relations services company, to create a new entity, name TBD. The deal, announced Thursday, is being shepherded by investment bank Petsky Prunier and will blend performance marketingContinue reading »

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