Category: Marketing Tools: General

Vivoom turns user-generated content into user-created ads

Individual clips from Maroon 5’s Vivoom-powered “Confessionals” The biggest difference between today’s advertising and advertising in the days of “Mad Men” is the current importance of users who create and share content about your brand. A user passing around imagery...

/ July 13, 2018

Forrester announces a new Customer Experience Cloud, plus two acquisitions to power it

Research firm Forrester is announcing this week that it is evolving its CX (customer experience) Index into a real-time CX Cloud, propelled by two acquisitions also unveiled today. One of the new purchases is FeedbackNow, which makes physical buttons and...

/ July 11, 2018

Why MediaMath ‘unjoined’ the Ad ID Consortium

About a week ago, the Advertising ID Consortium said it will offer the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) Tech Lab’s DigiTrust ID as one solution, in addition to its own Open Ad-ID and The Trade Desk’s Unified Open ID. This was...

/ June 29, 2018

IAB Study: Podcast ad revenues are shooting through the roof — $314M in 2017

Podcasts are hot. Red hot. A new study released Monday by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) reveals that podcast revenues in the US have broken records, bringing in $314 million in 2017 — a full 86 percent more than in 2016,...

/ June 13, 2018

Outbrain acquires UI optimizer AdNgin to provide personalized, interest-based recommendations

Content discovery platform Outbrain announced Tuesday that it has purchased AdNgin, a user interface (UI) optimization company specializing in personalized, interest-based recommendations. The purchase marks the sixth acquisition for the 12-year-old company, in addition to several strategic partnerships that it says...

/ June 6, 2018

IAB Tech Lab releases a Data Transparency Framework

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Tech Lab is out today with a new framework for minimum disclosure requirements for data sellers. The Framework says its key goal is “making data segment ‘quality’ consistently understandable, transparent, and comparable across vendors.” The...

/ May 24, 2018

Outbrain adds IAS integration to contextually shield for brand safety

Content discovery platform Outbrain is boosting its brand safety, with its recent announcement of a partnership with ad-quality measurement firm Integral Ad Science (IAS). Previously, VP of Product Marketing Dennis Yuscavitch told me, his company offered a more limited protection....

/ May 17, 2018

First Forrester forecast for marketing automation finds it is still ‘early innings’ for adoption

In the hubbub over all the new technologies, the workhorse marketing automation platforms keep doing their jobs. And in “Marketing Automation Technology Forecast, 2017 to 2023 (Global)” [available for Forrester clients only], its first such report on this space, research...

/ May 15, 2018

Lithium will ‘sunset’ its Klout service on the day GDPR launches

In 2014, Lithium acquired Klout, the online reputation service, for what Fortune magazine reported was a $200 million price. The enterprise social community service said at the time that Klout could help its communities determine who has authenticated expertise when...

/ May 14, 2018

Sprinklr adds AI to its customer experience platform

Over the last year, Sprinklr has repositioned itself as a customer experience cloud, centered around its former role as a social media listening and management platform. In another move to boost its capabilities, the company is this week adding the...

/ April 27, 2018