CUPERTINO, CALIF. (September 25, 2012) – BlueKai, a Silicon Valley company at the forefront in helping marketers and publishers become smarter about their audiences, is dialing up its presence today with the launch and expansion of its Data Activation System (DAS) into the mobile space. Offering the industry’s first ever mobile end-to-end, cloud-based solution, marketers and publishers will now be able to better understand and analyze their mobile audiences to adjust and activate marketing messages that align with their interest and behaviors.
And to ensure that mobile consumer privacy remains protected, BlueKai is launching its proprietary Mobile Privacy Guard (MPG), a new technology that promises to help users maintain a high level of anonymity on their mobile devices that builds on BlueKai’s industry-leading position as a provider of transparent consumer solutions including its white-label registry and opt-out protector.
With the extension of BlueKai’s Data Activation System into mobile, marketers and publishers will now be able to leverage a data-driven approach to better profile and reach audiences more effectively and efficiently across this burgeoning landscape – a fast growing channel with 77 percent of the US population owning a mobile phone, according to eMarketer.
“As ad spending on mobile continues to double from last year, marketers are looking for ways to be competitive and effective in this channel,” said Cory Treffiletti, Senior Vice President of Marketing for BlueKai. “BlueKai’s DAS promises to help marketers and publishers realize the full potential of their mobile data while still providing a solution for maintaining consumer privacy in mobile.”
Through BlueKai’s DAS, marketers and publishers who currently gain and activate data intelligence from online and digital channels can now do the same with the data from their mobile site and mobile applications. This includes performing common data-driven executions such as retargeting, lookalike modeling, prospecting, and site customization. In addition, BlueKai DAS’ full suite of products including its Data Management Platform (DMP) and audience analytics will now be mobile-aware.
BlueKai’s extension into mobile is filling a void in the mobile marketplace which has lacked traditional browser based cookies as an effective tool for tracking and measurement. As part of that effort, BlueKai has partnered with AdTruth, a patented device recognition provider, to create a standard for tracking in mobile and for effectively capturing the iOS market both in mobile web and in app.
BlueKai is also enhancing its mobile technology stack by creating the BlueKai Mobile Privacy Guard, a proprietary technology that ensures consumer anonymity without compromising any value to the marketer. Based on a novel twist on noise injection techniques which are used in various fields to protect anonymity, BlueKai’s Mobile Privacy Guard will substitute random noise with value-added recommendations. For example, when a device is “tagged” with actual behaviors performed by a device, a set of recommended attributes are injected into the device profile. This ensures the device is immediately anonymized to protect the consumer, but still valuable and relevant for advertisers.
“As regulators and other policy makers continue to push for privacy by design, BlueKai has once again answered the call by introducing another privacy innovation into the marketplace,” noted Alan Chapell, Privacy Advisor, Chapell & Associates. “I applaud the effort to use noise injection as a methodology to enhance privacy in the mobile marketplace.”
BlueKai (www.bluekai.com) is the world’s first complete enterprise data activation system for intelligent marketing. BlueKai offers its customers a solution for managing and activating all their 1st and 3rd party data for use in their marketing and customer interactions. BlueKai represents the only end-to-end SaaS solution for marketers who are looking to maximize their cross-channel marketing efforts and create a proprietary solution for unlocking reach, scale and efficiency in their data. BlueKai has led the data-driven marketing category since 2008 when it launched the world’s first Data Exchange and then branched out to create the first Data Management Platform (DMP) for marketers. BlueKai is currently trusted by, among thousands of others, 12 Fortune 30 corporations and numerous other brands to activate their data. BlueKai is a privately-held corporation based in Cupertino, California and was the recipient of the OnMedia B2B Company Of The Year in 2011.