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Brandwatch Raises $22 Million Social listening player has a huge client list

Social media monitoring company Brandwatch just raised $22 million. The company specializes in social "listening," tracking conversations online and giving data to brands to influence their strategies. Brandwatch counts 1,000 brands…

May 22, 2014, 12:59 PM EDT

Sprinklr, Showered In Money, Plans IPO Will go public in Q2 2015 after raising another $40 million

Sprinklr plans to go public by second quarter 2015, a source close to the situation told Adweek. The New York City-based company this week announced a $40 million fundraising round led…

May 1, 2014, 6:09 PM EDT

Spredfast, Mass Relevance Unite Social Marketing Systems Industry consolidating into all-in-one players

Social media marketing firms Spredfast and Mass Relevance announced a merger today. Spredfast, whose CEO Rod Favaron will lead the joint company, helps brands manage their social content and plan…

April 2, 2014, 1:39 PM EDT

Why Apple's Topsy Buy May Be All About Its Social TV Future Twitter data firm offers glimpse into viewing habits

Apple raised eyebrows yesterday with its curious acquistion of the social analytics firm Topsy. While many have wondered what the deal is all about, many experts believe it points in…

December 3, 2013, 3:25 PM EST

Twitter Opens Ad Demand Floodgates With Self-Serve Expansion No change in frequency of ads served, says exec

Twitter extended its self-serve platform to all U.S. users today, opening up the demand floodgates even more than when it rolled out an ad API earlier this year. Conceivably accommodating…

April 30, 2013, 4:17 PM EDT

Amazon Picks Up Bibliophilic Social Platform Goodreads Facebook looks to make books more shareable

Amazon continues to socialize itself. The e-commerce giant announced today that it has acquired bibliophilic social platform Goodreads. “Goodreads has helped change how we discover and discuss books and, with Kindle,…

March 28, 2013, 5:29 PM EDT

Facebook Exchange Rolls Into News Feed Testing expansion with TellApart, MediaMath, Nanigans

Last summer, Facebook began letting advertisers retarget users with ads on the social network based on their off-Facebook browsing behavior through Facebook Exchange (FBX). For as much praise as the…

March 26, 2013, 1:24 PM EDT

Klout for Business Is Only First Step to a Serious Marketing Platform Company could add social ad buying, customer data to product

Social marketing can be wasteful. Depending on how often someone checks their Facebook News Feed or Twitter stream, they might rarely see a brand’s message unless it was paid to…

March 20, 2013, 4:34 PM EDT

Facebook Craves Conversions More Than Clicks Measurement head previews Re:think 2013 speech today

Facebook isn’t crazy about clicks as digital advertising’s be-all, end-all performance metric. Rather, the company is more concerned with conversions. In the fall, Facebook partnered with data provider Datalogix to launch a tool that helps advertisers…

March 20, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

Marketers Cheer Facebook's Reported Hashtag Adoption Move doesn’t have to be zero-sum for Twitter

Facebook may soon add hashtags to its service, according to reports published Thursday by The Wall Street Journal and All Things D. While Facebook wouldn’t be the first social network…

March 15, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

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