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In a blog post on its website, Optimizely announced the general availability of its Optimizely Personalization solution. According to the post, "We built Optimizely Personalization to make it incredibly easy to connect data about your visitors - data such as behavior or information stored in your CRM - and use it to target experiences in real time."

Posted Oct 06, 2015

Yahoo Inc announced key updates to its advertising technology portfolio at Advertising Week in New York. For instance, BrightRoll is Yahoo's new, unified brand for programmatic advertising technology, offering a suite of media-agnostic tools to help advertisers, publishers, and partners connect with consumers across ad formats and devices. Additionally, Yahoo Gemini, the company's proprietary marketplace for search and native advertising across devices, introduces new product features and the Yahoo Preferred Partner Program.

Posted Oct 01, 2015

PushSpring, an independent app-based mobile audience platform, announced the launched of a beta version of the PushSpring Audience Console that allows selected mobile app owners, marketers and agencies to quickly build custom audiences to reach mobile app users at significant scale. PushSpring says its Audience Console provides advertisers and app publishers with mobile app audience data for more than 100 million unique device IDs in the US, and leverages billions of mobile app data signals and industry standard audience segments to develop PushSpring Personas.

Posted Oct 01, 2015

AOL and Publicis Groupe announced a partnership with the purpose of reimagining the mobile experience for users and advertisers. The agreement grants Publicis' agencies and brand clients exclusive advertising inventory on the go90 mobile-first entertainment platform for three months beginning in Q4 2015, and extends non-exclusively to Q3 2016.

Posted Oct 01, 2015

Get Smart Content, a website personalization platform, announced that it has released an integration with the Marketo platform. Through Get Smart Content's connection, B2B marketers can easily support marketing automation efforts by extending the audience's personalized experience to the website.

Posted Oct 01, 2015

If the last 10 years have taught us anything, it's that virtually anybody can be an author, photographer, videographer, voiceover talent, or subject matter expert-thanks to ubiquitous tools like smartphones, blogs, and social media sites that allow everyday people to post and publish text, photos, video, and audio galore. Which begs the question for companies: Why not tap into these public resources more often as a free and valuable source of content for your brands and products?

Posted Sep 30, 2015

Are You A Human, the creator of Verified Human Whitelist, a people-based technology platform that allows anyone serving content, ads, or services on the web to be sure they're addressing a real human, announced that the company is working with industry leading Data Management Platform (DMP) BlueKai and Demand Side Platform (DSP) The Trade Desk to improve campaign performance by optimizing to human audiences only.

Posted Sep 29, 2015

With Apple's public release of the TVOS SDK, adjust announced that its mobile ad analytics and attribution tool has been expanded to support apps for the Apple TV. adjust says this is the first time a dedicated marketing analytics solution has been announced for smart TVs. adjust's offering for the Apple TV will allow app developers to analyze the aggregate behavior of users targeted by ad campaigns, using adjust technology embedded in their Apple TV apps.

Posted Sep 29, 2015

Digital Content Next (DCN), in partnership with White Ops, released "DCN/White Ops Bot Benchmark Report: What Makes a Publisher Premium," a study examining the prevalence of bots in premium advertising traffic, conducted across 32 DCN premium publisher sites. The report offers insights into ways in which the industry can contribute to effective solutions that lower fraud and improve the bottom line for advertisers.

Posted Sep 29, 2015

An intelligent mobile technology that automatically identifies and implements marketing opportunities for small businesses recently launched. Warbler aims to empower smaller brands and retailers with powerful mobile marketing and loyalty tools that up until now have only been attainable by big brand marketers. The platform uses a prescriptive analytics engine, enabling it to automatically guide marketers toward the most efficient route to growing, rewarding, and monetizing their customer base. It then chirps marketing campaign suggestions to the marketers' mobile device for approval and delivery.

Posted Sep 24, 2015

Evergage, a provider of real-time personalization, unveiled Evergage for Mobile Apps. Available immediately, this new solution provides actionable, real-time information so digital marketers can better engage users with relevant, personalized experiences. With Evergage, marketers can now obtain insights into user behavioral attributes, preferences, and intent across all digital channels, and act on that data in the moment.

Posted Sep 24, 2015

Amobee, a marketing technology company, announced it is a Facebook Marketing Partner with early Instagram ads API access. Amobee's brand and agency clients, including Lexus, L'Oreal, and Starcom Mediavest Group (SMG), can now enhance their Instagram campaign strategy and execution through Amobee's technology platform that has audience targeting and delivery capabilities for multiple ad types.

Posted Sep 24, 2015

Many of the high profile examples of great branded content come from B2C companies like Red Bull or LEGO, but B2B brands are embracing content marketing as well. In fact, the CMI found that 86% of B2B marketers say they use content marketing. But when it comes to content marketings, B2B brands may have three very good reasons to partner with publishers.

Posted Sep 23, 2015

LiveRamp, an Acxiom company, announced the launch of LiveRamp Customer Link, a new SaaS product that connects campaign and sales data across channels and devices. This solution aims to solve the linking challenge that prevents marketers from creating a unified view of customer activity. Customer Link extends LiveRamp's suite of open connectivity services, creating new opportunities for brands to work with their preferred DMPs, DSPs, and attribution platforms to analyze cross-channel campaigns, perform closed-loop measurement, and refine audience models.

Posted Sep 22, 2015

So much of the internet is about celebrating cats that I thought it was high time I finally gave mine the shout-out they deserve. For the past year or so, I've been schlepping to the pet store every week to stock up on cat food. I have two mature cats who are now (much to my vet's delight) on a wet food diet. Keeping up with this is expensive and time-consuming. It's also a bit confusing, trying to figure out how much to feed them--mostly because one is lazy and has a slow metabolism, and the other has always been more active. Apparently, I was getting it wrong, because the vet told me I needed to up their calorie intake.

Posted Sep 22, 2015

AOL announced an expansion of the company's ONE by AOL open automation platform with ONE by AOL: Creative, enabling creative and media agencies, advertisers, and publishers to create, optimize, execute, and apply deep attribution to premium, dynamically targeted ad experiences across all formats, screens, and media types.

Posted Sep 17, 2015

Boost Media, DialogTech, and IgnitionOne announced a partnership that will enhance marketers' ability to drive enhanced digital advertising performance across search, social, and display. This new partnership aligns Boost Media, a provider of creative optimization marketing technology, with DialogTech, a specialist in call analytics and delivery, and IgnitionOne, a comprehensive marketing cloud.

Posted Sep 17, 2015

VigLink, a platform for content-driven commerce, announced global partnerships with France-based affiliate network Effinity and India-based affiliate network vCommission. These partnerships will expand VigLink's global footprint to over 700 advertisers and offer publishers a way to monetize their content in international marketplaces, as well as offer advertisers effective transcontinental marketing channels.

Posted Sep 17, 2015

In this age of analytics, marketers are data detectives. A/B testing can help resolve many of their quandaries related to online marketing. But, first, what is A/B testing? It is a process in which you choose the best-performing version of a webpage, by randomly displaying different versions of your site to visitors and assessing the performance of each variant against a desired metric (such as clicks or sign-ups). You can test by tweaking one page element (such as headline, call to action, or image) at a time, or you can test changes to several page elements all at once (the latter is referred to as "multivariate testing"). Thus, when you use A/B testing, you are not flying blind. You're letting data drive your design choices and decisions. Think of A/B testing as "the scientific method meeting online marketing."

Posted Sep 16, 2015

Livefyre, a provider of social curation, announced a strategic partnership with Adobe, a provider of digital marketing solutions, to give enterprises the ability to create and deliver socially driven content and experiences on owned properties and campaigns. Now brands can bring together content from Adobe Creative Cloud with social content discovered and curated by Livefyre, and then deliver these experiences using Adobe Experience Manager, as a part of Adobe Marketing Cloud.

Posted Sep 15, 2015

What would Thanksgiving be without the traditional turkey and a cornucopia of vegetables? In 2014, Del Monte was looking for a way to strengthen its ties to Thanksgiving in customers' minds-specifically, for its green beans. The company decided to implement a content marketing initiative, teaming up with POPSUGAR to create a branded portal for content, but it also wanted to amplify that content's reach. Additionally, Del Monte needed assistance with content creation.

Posted Sep 14, 2015

In the wake of the growth of native, in-feed, auto-play video, Opera Mediaworks and comScore have partnered on an industry-first study on the subject to better understand ad effectiveness of mobile-first video for native environments to help brands drive more impact with their creative. The study found that brands and agencies are seeing meaningful results from mobile-first, purpose-built video ad creative. But the results also led to creative best practices for high-level native mobile video.

Posted Sep 11, 2015

TouchCommerce, a provider of omni-channel customer engagement solutions for brands, announced that it has updated its Conversation Platform, specifically focusing on its flexible integration framework and APIs. As a result, TouchCommerce customers and their end-users will benefit from new integration capabilities and rapid deployment.

Posted Sep 10, 2015

The idea of using celebrities as a means to promote a product isn't anything new. Remember the Wheaties box? Thirty years ago, getting on the Wheaties box was the pinnacle of celebrity endorsements. I still remember sitting at the kitchen table when I was eight or nine years old, eating my cereal and staring at a cardboard box with Michael Jordan's picture staring back at me. Later, when I was a teenager, the celebrity "Got Milk" ads became my favorite part of flipping through any teen magazine. Do you remember the Backstreet Boys milk ad? I do, and so do thousands of other digital natives. From TV, to radio, to print, celebrities ruled the marketing world.

Posted Sep 03, 2015

Two weeks after its 2013 launch date, Electronic Arts, Inc. sold 1.1 million copies of its "SimCity 5" game, with digital downloads representing half of all sales. President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign website increased donation conversions by 49% and, ultimately, raised an additional $500 million. And Amazon famously changed its checkout button 6 years ago, increasing site revenue by $300 million. What's the common denominator in all three success stories and in countless other case studies across the internet? Each conducted A/B tests, which produced phenomenal results. And they're far from the fringe minority: 75% of strategic phase marketers rely on A/B testing to learn about customer behavior, per MarketingSherpa's 2012 "Website Optimization Benchmark Report."

Posted Sep 02, 2015