mParticle Can Automatically Merge Anonymous and Known User Profiles

Here’s another unexpected announcement: mParticle has added a “User Aliasing API” that can automatically merge profiles when an anonymous user is associated with a known user ID. You might have thought they could already do that. The moral is to check such things with any vendor, even the established ones.

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VideoAmp Buys IronGrid Data Services to Enhance TV Viewer Data

July 18, 2019

Barking up the same tree, TV ad buying and measurement vendor VideoAmp has acquired IronGrid Data Services, which provides access to “secure, anonymized, and privacy-complaint” TV viewership data from video program providers and connected TVs. VideoAmp will use this as part of a new data division that aggregates data from set-top boxes and automated content recognition to provide segmentation and viewership data.

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Two-Thirds of C-Suite Can’t Recognize Bad Data: Fivetran Report

December 6, 2021

Like the determined optimist who tells his boss the factory is on fire by reporting they’ll soon be able to update their equipment, let’s find some silver linings in a batch of gloomy surveys today, Dear Reader.  We’ll start with this Fivetran report, which finds that 85% of data leaders say their company has lost money by basing decisions on bad data, and 66% believe their C-suite can’t tell when that happens.  The bright side is there’s lots of room for improvement.

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