Information Vendor Neustar Sold to Private Investors at $2.9 Billion Value

Neustar leveraged a business in telephone number management to become a major identity and marketing data provider. The company announced it will be acquired by a private investment group for $33.50 per share in cash, a value of approximately $2.9 billion. Private equity has recently been the buyer of choice for marketing technology firms, as public markets reduce their valuations and strategic buyers seem to be satisfied with their current holdings.

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SAP Purchases Abakus Attribution Software

December 15, 2016

SAP announced acquisition of Abakus, which uses a “patented game theory-based attribution technology” to estimate the incremental impact of marketing efforts. It will be part of SAP’s Hybris Marketing Cloud, which already builds a single customer view and executes omnichannel marketing programs. Attribution has been a hot topic recently: you’ll recall we wrote about Visual IQ on 12/13 and Proof on 12/6.

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Most Marketing Ops Teams Are Centralized: Perkuto Study

August 15, 2022

Have you been debating whether marketing operations should be centralized or decentralized?  Neither have we, but it’s still interesting to learn that 59% of Marketo users told Perkuo their marops were centralized, 30% hybrid, and 5% decentralized.  More here on most- and least-used capabilities and most common weaknesses.  Is “marops” a thing?  “Markops” would be cooler, since it sounds like “marketing cops”.

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