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Target Spends $550 Million for Same-Day Service

Shifting to the bigger picture: Target just spent a half-billion dollars to buy same-day delivery service Shipt, strengthening Target’s position in the on-going battle with Amazon for online customers. Why isn’t there a TV soap opera about this?

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Value of Personal Data Depends on Who You Ask: Trustwave Research

December 15, 2017

A happy reader of this newsletter told me recently that what he likes is knowing when nothing important has happened. Ouch! But fair enough, and today is one of those days. So let’s talk about a clever Trustwave study that calculated the different values placed on personal data by security professionals, insurers, regulators, and cyber criminals. Turns out, the market value of your data to criminals is insultingly low. No information on the values assigned by marketers or the consumers themselves.

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Arrivalist Connects Digital Ads with Real-World Store Visits

December 13, 2017

Location data from mobile devices may be the most important tool connector between digital and physical experiences. Arrivalist captures information from more than 120 million devices, including ads they’ve displayed and where they’ve physically been. It combines these to estimate the impact of advertising on store traffic. They just released a 3.0 version which includes cross-device tracking of individuals and multi-touch attribution.

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Just 17% of Martech System Replacements Are Home-Built: MarTech Report

July 7, 2022

The build-vs-buy debate never ends, and sometimes build really makes sense.  But buy is clearly the way to bet: just 17% of martech replacement projects chose a homegrown solution this year, according to this MarTech survey.  That’s down from 31% the year before.  CDPs were among the least common replacements, maybe because they’re awesome and maybe because most CDP implementations are fairly new.  Download for more fun facts.

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