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Factual Connects Retail Visits to Online Ad Campaigns

Are you tired of stories about tying online behavior to real-world store visits, Dear Reader? What once seemed magical now seems common. Still, it’s arguably the greatest revolution in marketing measurement since the dawn of mass media. In any case, here’s another one: Location data company Factual has launched a new product that correlates ad exposure to visits, using data from Factual’s graph of 300 million devices. Marketers can compare exposed to non-exposed groups to estimate incremental campaign impact.

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Facebook “Unintentionally” Uploaded 1.5 Million Email Contact Lists Without Permission

April 23, 2019

It’s a slow news day but we can always rely on Facebook. Their latest news is a report that they “unintentionally” uploaded 1.5 million new members’ email contacts without permission, an accident that continued for nearly three years. Sounds like the woman in the musical Chicago whose husband died after accidentally running into her kitchen knife…ten times.

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People Prefer Text Messages to Phone Calls and Emails: Department of the Obvious

April 19, 2019

If you’ve been wondering what happened to Jamie, our Department of the Obvious intern, it turns out that assigning him to the Facebook Is Evil beat was a mistake because it’s a full time job. Jamie did stop giggling long enough to share this pair of items reporting that people would rather receive text messages than sales phone calls and are more likely to open a text message than an email. As Jamie points out, it’s also obvious this will change if text is overrun with irrelevant advertising.

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Optimizely Buys Welcome to Add Marketing Resource Management

December 2, 2021

Digital experience platform Optimizely is further expanding its scope with a deal to buy Welcome, which provides content management, digital asset management, and marketing resource management.  You may recall that Optimizely itself was purchased in September 2020 by Episerver, which then adopted the Optimizely name.  And who could forget that they bought the Zaius CDP in March 2021?

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