SAP’s Chief Digital Marketing Officer: Brand And Demand Go Hand In Hand

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When a company as large as SAP doubles down on digital, the executive org chart must change. For the last six months, the enterprise software company has had two primary CMOs: one who is responsible for brand and media and another who focuses on demand generation, life cycle marketing and bottom-line revenue. But they workContinue reading »

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How GDPR Drives SAP’s Acquisition Strategy

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SAP acquired Gigya for $350 million in September for its consumer identity management solution. The deal, which just closed, will help SAP extend its cross-platform identifier – the SAP Hybris Profile – to new channels like over-the-top TV and social. It also gives SAP more clout to help companies manage their opt-ins amid looming privacyContinue reading »

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Under SAP, Gigya Aims To Be The Consumer Identity System Of Record

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German software giant SAP purchased Gigya for $350 million in late September to acquire expertise in identity management. Gigya will merge with the Hybris Business unit – home to SAP’s ecommerce marketing platform. Gigya helps brands and publishers unify and manage identity data like social logins, site or in-app registrations and email. On Tuesday, GigyaContinue reading »

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SAP Buys Attribution Software Company Abakus

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Another independent attribution solution is off the market. SAP said Wednesday that it had purchased Abakus, a move that puts it further into the paid media arena. Terms were not disclosed. Abakus’ attribution system is unique since it applies game theory to forecast scenarios that influence media buying and optimization. It also uses split-funnel attributionContinue reading »

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