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BizReport : Advertising archives : September 19, 2014

Ad Roundup: Partnerships and acquisitions to improve platforms

This week two partnerships and an acquisition are helping online platforms shore up on the data front. Here's how the breakdown may affect advertisers and brands:

by Kristina Knight

First, Integral Ad Science and Collective have launched a new partnership which will integrate Integral's media quality suite of tools into Collective's platform; this will give Collective's clients access to better ad fraud and viewability metrics but should also help detect brand safety, increase relevant and provide more transparency.

"By working with Integral Ad Science, Collective is taking a proactive stance towards qualifying all of their inventory," said Michael Iantosca, CRO of Integral Ad Science. "Our solutions will enable their clients to prevent problems before they happen, protect brand assets, and minimize post-campaign auditing."

Meanwhile SmartFocus has acquired TagPoints, a Beacon tech hub, as well as Content Savvy, a social media measurement firm. The additions will give the SmartFocus platform data driven insights that can be used across channels and devices.

"This is what all marketers want to today," said SmartFocus CEO Rob Mullen. "In the age of 'The Internet of Everything', a key challenge for brands is personalizing and contextualizing consumer behavior. One aspect of this is location-based information, a problem that TagPoints solves, while Content Savvy offers the ability to accurately monitor, digest and analyze what's being said away from the store."

Finally Datonics is adding engage:BDR to its partners list; through the partnership engage:BDR's clients will be able to access Datonics data to improve ad targeting.

"We are excited about this partnership as we look forward to providing engage:BDR's advertisers with access to our unique and proprietary data," said Michael Benedek, CEO of Datonics. "Data is a key differentiator in digital advertising. Datonics builds high-performing, proprietary data sets, and we look forward to helping engage:BDR maximize the performance of its advertisers' campaigns."

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Tags: advertising, advertising data, advertising tools, Datonics, Integral Ad Science, SmartFocus

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