DYNATA | December 14, 2021
Dynata, the world's largest first-party data platform for insights, activation and measurement, today announced it has acquired 0ptimus Analytics, an artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) data science and technology company whose proprietary platform connects, models and transforms insights into activation at scale in real time. The acquisition of 0ptimus makes Dynata's first-party data immediately more actionable, connecting it with trusted second- and third-party data in a seamless and automated way. Dynata's connected data solutions enable clients to create, understand and activate custom audiences, enrich data sets and measure the effectiveness of advertising, all in a single integrated environment
Since its founding in 2013, 0ptimus has been at the forefront of developing connected data approaches leveraging market insights, data science, predictive analytics, and proprietary software platform solutions to identify the right people and the right messages to drive brand growth. By adding 0ptimus' portfolio of solutions, and deep expertise in data science, Dynata makes it easier and faster for marketers to connect customer intelligence and consumer insights into custom first-party, people-based audiences for media, marketing and CRM activation at scale.
This new addition, along with Dynata's recent acquisition of Ameritest, a leading creative testing firm, enables Dynata to offer clients a complete end-to-end suite of advertising solutions -- from audience discovery, connected data, campaign activation to advertising effectiveness measurement and optimization.
We believe that understanding the real behaviors and true motivations of real people is the foundation of marketing success. We help clients understand who their real customer is and then target them for maximum engagement. We're excited to join Dynata and continue to help brands in their efforts to understand and engage their audiences to drive demand and grow their business."
Scott Tranter, Founder and CEO of 0ptimus Analytics.
"There is a natural synergy between 0ptimus and Dynata's existing advertising solutions portfolio, leveraging our first-party data and connecting it to our clients' data and third-party sources, which provides the foundation for better understanding audiences, creating models and activating campaigns to improve advertising effectiveness," said Gary S. Laben, CEO of Dynata. "The addition of 0ptimus' capabilities reinforces our commitment to helping our clients to not only uncover insights, but also activate these insights, measure results, and ultimately drive growth."
Dynata is the world's largest first-party data platform for insights, activation and measurement. With a reach that encompasses over 62 million consumers and business professionals globally, and an extensive library of individual profile attributes collected through surveys, Dynata is the cornerstone for precise, trustworthy quality data. The company has built innovative data services and solutions around its robust first-party data offering to bring the voice of the customer to the entire marketing continuum – from strategy, innovation, and branding to advertising, measurement, and optimization. Dynata serves more than 6,000 market research, media and advertising agencies, publishers, consulting and investment firms and corporate customers in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
0ptimus Analytics is a vertically integrated artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) data science and technology company. Since its founding in 2013, 0ptimus has been at the forefront of integrating custom research with advanced data science analytics, predictive modeling, and software engineering innovation to measure, analyze and predict the behaviors of people. 0ptimus transforms data-driven insight on how people think, feel and act into predictive models and deterministic people-based audiences, for activation at scale on-demand in real-time.
Demandbase | November 19, 2021
Today Demandbase, the B2B go-to-market leader, breaks ground with new Audience Management Destinations for Demandbase One that bring the power of account intelligence to social advertising. B2B marketers will be able to reach account-based targets on traditionally consumer platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google, YouTube, Bing, and Adobe, as well as an expanded integration with LinkedIn. This new functionality is yet another way Demandbase enables marketers to personalize the buying experience, recognizing that members of an account-based buying committee are individuals, as well as business professionals. Today's announcement is part of Demandbase's mission to transform how B2B companies go to market, with Demandbase One as the essential orchestration hub.
We're constantly learning about how the B2B buyer thinks and acts, and this new account-based social targeting functionality plays a role in reaching buyers more holistically. By viewing the buyer not just as someone within a target account or in a buying committee, we recognize that buyers are individuals, too. This mindset shift — and the corresponding ability to engage with them as such across business and social platforms — gives our customers yet another advantage in today's B2B go-to-market landscape."
Jon Miller, chief marketing and product officer at Demandbase.
Demandbase's new Destinations will enable customers to use selectors, first-party data, third-party data, intent, technographics, activities and more to define an audience in Demandbase, then specifically target those buyers across the business and social web. The end result is a highly consistent customer experience across social networks and other platforms.
Demandbase is the only solution that lets you run people and account-based plays from one system. You can target a precise audience through our segmentation and data orchestration engine, then automatically apply the most effective sales and marketing tactics to advance the account in its journey, across every touchpoint and with the most relevant messages. For example, you will be able to target in-market accounts with paid ads, and automatically add these accounts to an audience in the new people-based Destinations to ensure a consistent message to your target audiences on Facebook, Twitter, Google, or other channels — and all while adhering to privacy guidelines.
"With the new integrations, we'll now be able to automatically orchestrate account-based experiences across all networks and platforms," says Oleg A. Solodyankin, CEO at Ignitium. "We're looking forward to helping revenue teams drive more pipeline with Demandbase."
Demandbase is transforming the way B2B companies go-to-market. Demandbase One is the most complete suite of B2B go-to-market solutions, connecting the leading account-based experience, advertising, sales intelligence, and B2B data solutions so Marketing and Sales teams at the biggest and fastest-growing companies can collaborate faster, share intelligence, and experience explosive growth.
Mediaocean, Flashtalking | July 19, 2021
Mediaocean will buy independent global ad server Flashtalking to establish a "neutral tech platform" with a combined annual media spend of $200 billion.
According to The Wall Street Journal, it will pay $500 million for the New York-based company, which has annual revenue of between $100 and $150 million.
Mediaocean provides advertising workflow software that drives $70 billion in television advertising in the United States, but it is also actively pursuing programmatic opportunities. The deal with Flashtalking comes exactly a year after it paid $200 million for programmatic buying platform 4C. 4C has integrations with Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Amazon, and other platforms, placing Mediaocean squarely in the programmatic arena.
The acquisition will combine Flashtalking's ad serving, creative, identity, and verification capabilities with Mediaocean's media planning and buying capabilities across desktop, mobile web, in-app, and CTV/OTT. It is expected to close in the third quarter of this year. Integrating Flashtalking's dynamic creative optimization with the 4C solution, in particular, will enable marketers to utilize dynamic creative in both open and walled gardens. In addition, the merged platform will have over a trillion monthly ad impressions.
In 2018, Mediaocean and Flashtalking partnered to connect ad serving data with media buying.
As CTV adopts some of the features of new media's walled gardens, the companies emphasized the independence of their integrated tech platform as an alternative to Big Tech providers such as Google's ad server.