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Hightouch Raises $12.1 Million for “Reverse ETL”

July 29, 2021
My poor brain is also struggling with why “reverse ETL” isn’t spelled as “LTE”.  That’s because “reverse ETL” vendor Hightouch just raised a $12.1 million Series A.  They run continuously-updated SQL queries that pull customer data from lakes and warehouses into CRM, marketing, analysis, and other destination systems.  Hightouch doesn’t store any data itself, so it’s really just a data pipe – or maybe an epip.
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Comscore Adds Cookie-Free Contextual Targeting Based on First-Party Data

July 28, 2021
Comscore’s cookieless audience solution is adding the ability to use clients’ own customer data as a basis for targeting. Working with Experian, InfoSum, and LiveRamp, Comscore will ingest client’s customer profiles, identify content consumed by those profiles, and then buy ads near similar content. It’s a flavor of look-alike targeting that’s based on content similarity not personal profiles.
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Half of Consumers Avoid Companies That Use Personal Data for Business Benefit: FleishmanHillard Survey

July 27, 2021
Just in case you need reminding: today’s consumers really do care about data privacy.  This global survey by FleishmanHillard found that 68% expect companies to demonstrate data protection practices beyond the regulatory minimum, and 56% are less likely to do business with companies that use personal data for company benefit.  The good-ish news is that 45% are willing to share data in return for greater convenience and personalization.  
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