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Topic: buddy media

Oracle Buys Responsys for $1.5 Billion

Behemoths continue to swallow up smaller tech players

Oracle is buying digital marketing software company Responsys for around $1.5 billion, or $27 a share in cash. The acquisition is expected to close in the first half of 2014. Responsys…

Adobe's Bold Plans for Online Ad Business Don't Include Advertising

But watch out if you're Salesforce, comScore, Chartbeat or Brightcove

Once an looming outlier, Adobe wants to play a central role in the online ad business. Despite lots of speculation, the company says it doesn’t want to get into the…

Salesforce CMO Michael Lazerow Talks About Customer Companies

Insights from a digital vet

Specs Age 39 New gig CMO, Salesforce Marketing Cloud Old gig Founder, CEO, Buddy Media  How has your role evolved after Salesforce acquired Buddy Media? What’s changed for me personally is I’ve gone from a…

Omnicom Media Group and Salesforce Will Build Social Marketing Tools

Global deal maintains Benioff's hot streak

Omnicom Media Group will employ Salesforce's Marketing Cloud for its social media-based marketing and advertising efforts across its global agency network, the companies are announcing today. Omnicom's two-and-a-half-year-old analytics division, Annalect,…

Salesforce Buys ExactTarget for $2.5 Billion

CEO says acquisition is 'most important ever'

Salesforce.com has agreed to purchase digital marketing services firm ExactTarget for $2.5 billion, the companies revealed today. ExactTarget launched in 2000 before growing into one of the premiere email service providers.…

Web Video's New Buddy?

Top YouTube channel aims to become backbone of video ad sector

Does the exploding Web video media business need its own Buddy Media? Surely, with 50 more YouTube channels coming down the pike, joining the 100 or so funded channels rolled out…

Facebook Establishes Elite Partner List

Social network announces Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer program

Facebook used to have several different groups focused on helping brands build applications on its platform. But back in April the company moved to consolidate these developer programs into the singular…

Salesforce Takes Social Marketing Into the Cloud

Combines all-in-one platform with CRM

When Salesforce acquired social marketing software company Buddy Media in June for $689 million, the CRM giant’s execs said the resulting Salesforce Marketing Cloud—merging Buddy and Salesforce-owned social analytics firm…

Electric Blue

The New York Giants are set to defend their Super Bowl title, but the team is already winning at social media

In the mid-2000s, Nilay Shah often heard the same bewildered question from his party-hardy college buddies at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. They’d playfully jaw at him as he…

Adobe Goes End-to-End on Social

Platform promises to combine Efficient Frontier, social analytics

More and more marketers are coming around to the idea that social shouldn’t be siloed. Capitalizing on that shift are companies like Google—which acquired marketing software company Wildfire to build out…

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