Social relationship infrastructure provider Sprinklr, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer, has acquired influencer advocacy company Branderati, and Branderati CEO Mark Curtis will join Sprinklr’s New York office as a general manager of its advocacy business unit.
Polygraph Media, which enables brands on Facebook to optimize their paid, owned and earned media campaigns with data science, will announce its acquisition of predictive marketing technology company Offergraph Thursday.
Facebook and paid search are often viewed as competitors for advertising, but a study commissioned by the social network and conducted by Kenshoo, a Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer, analyzed two weeks’ worth of adding Facebook ads to paid search campaigns by Experian, finding better performance and lower costs per acquisition.
Marketing cloud technology provider Unified extended its reach into measurement with its acquisition of social media measurement platform awe.sm, and the former will integrate the latter’s technology into its Social Operating Platform.
As social media solidifies itself as a standard channel, marketers are increasingly expected to prove return on investment. For instance, whether the consumer purchase funnel for your product or service is linear or calls for a more complex conversion path, your chief financial officer is probably looking to you to show the impact your Facebook activity is having on sales.
Social media analytics firm Simply Measured introduced its new Facebook Insights with Ads report, which gives brands a single dashboard for their owned, earned, and paid social efforts, along with compatibility with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
In other news from South By Southwest, Kenshoo, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer and provider of cloud-based digital marketing solutions and predictive media optimization technology, announced an integration with Oracle Social Cloud as part of Oracle’s recently announced open-application-programming-interface-based social media solution.
Integrated social software solutions and digital marketing services provider Brand Networks announced its acquisition Wednesday of Optimal, a software-as-a-service platform for real-time ad buying and optimization and analytics for Facebook and other social networks, in a transaction valued at $35 million.
For brands on Facebook, paid media not only increases the reach of News Feed posts, but it also bumps up organic and viral impressions by up to 200 percent, according to a study of more than 2,000 News Feed posts in the first and second quarters, which generated more than 2 billion impressions, by social rich-media platform ShopIgniter.