Category: A-From MTT

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

TrustArc Survey: Most US, EU companies will comply with GDPR by year’s end

Almost two months after the launch of the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR), nearly three-quarters of US and European companies say they will be compliant by year’s end — but only 20 percent believe they are now. So says “GDPR...

/ July 13, 2018

Keeping up with the pace of advertising, MRC proposes updates to its ad verification guidelines

As the digital advertising landscape evolves, so must the rules governing it. Responding to industry changes such as an increase in contextual targeting, the Media Rating Council (MRC) announced proposed updates to its existing ad verification guidelines Tuesday. The changes —...

/ July 13, 2018

Report: Companies increase martech spend but struggle to keep up with the speed of its growth

A majority of companies will increase their martech spend in 2018, but they are struggling to keep the pace of their utilization in line with the speed of their investment, according to a new report out this week from communication...

/ July 13, 2018

IBM, Mediaocean announce blockchain consortium to tackle what’s wrong with ad tech

A variety of startups are using blockchain as a way to add transparency to the notoriously opaque ad tech system, including NYIAX, Kiip, Kochava and MetaX. And now a new ad-focused blockchain consortium has recently been announced this month by...

/ July 12, 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

Voice user interfaces will work together with graphical user interfaces

The base of Amazon Echo, a smart speaker home of voice agent Alexa Considering the evolutionary ladder of user interfaces, you might think the voice user interface (VUI) will replace the graphical user interface (GUI). According to two voice interface...

/ July 10, 2018

Despite marketers’ optimism about new privacy laws, massive data breaches continue to rock consumers’ trust

With the enactment of new data privacy laws comes the expectation that consumer privacy will be better maintained. But will the new rules help stem the seemingly endless reports of data breaches? I talked to some marketers who are hoping...

/ July 6, 2018

Acxiom sells Marketing Solutions division to Interpublic, readies LiveRamp

Data provider Acxiom announced Monday it is selling off its Marketing Solutions (AMS) division to the Interpublic Group (IPG), a global marketing agency holding company, for $2.3 billion. The move follows rumors that IPG was considering putting itself up for...

/ July 5, 2018