Tapad Repositions Itself as Identity Vendor and CDP
Cross-device identity aggregator Tapad has repositioned itself as a general-purpose customer identity system. While they’re at it, they’ve launched what they call a Customer Data Platform. This does ingest first-party personally identifiable information, which is a core CDP requirement. But the real focus seems to be connecting with third party data in the Tapad device graph and using this to drive ad campaigns. At best, those are peripheral CDP use cases. At worse, they add still more confusion to the distinction between CDPs and DMPs.