Rakuten Launches Rakuten Advertising as a Premier Destination

| February 13, 2020

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For the first time, brands, advertisers and agencies can now harness Rakuten’s far-reaching media properties, consumer insights and award-winning performance marketing ecosystem with today’s launch of Rakuten Advertising martech news. “Advertisers know their customers, but discovering new ones and building enduring connections with them is increasingly difficult in today’s competitive consumer marketplace,” said Amit Patel, CEO, Rakuten Americas. “By drawing on audiences, insights and the well-established performance marketing excellence of the Rakuten ecosystem, Rakuten Advertising will be an unmatchable partner for digital marketers aiming to surpass their business goals.”

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Success, and the measures that define it, have changed. What worked one day can now work against you. What once set you apart can now set you back. How you did things before is irrelevant. How you’ll do them tomorrow, unclear. Yet, amidst all this uncertainty lies opportunity. People are still people. Consumers still consume. What’s different is how we connect with them.

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J. Walter Thompson Atlanta

Success, and the measures that define it, have changed. What worked one day can now work against you. What once set you apart can now set you back. How you did things before is irrelevant. How you’ll do them tomorrow, unclear. Yet, amidst all this uncertainty lies opportunity. People are still people. Consumers still consume. What’s different is how we connect with them.

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