Rakuten Marketing Makes Its Foray Into Social Advertising With Acquisition Of Manifest

Rakuten Marketing Makes Its Foray Into Social Advertising With Acquisition Of Manifest
SHARE
THIS



Rakuten Marketing, global omnichannel marketing company, today announced a major advancement of its social advertising and ad optimisation capabilities for retailers through the acquisition of Manifest Commerce, a product intelligence company with a unique solution for automated social advertising.

The acquisition catapults Rakuten Marketing into a leading position to drive incremental revenue though prospecting and retargeting campaigns by collecting, testing and optimising product-performance data in real-time.

With industry-leading post-click conversion rates over eight percent, the technology created by San Francisco-based Manifest significantly improves the performance of product ads across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and has broad applications across Rakuten Marketing omnichannel offerings for improving ad performance and return on investment.

Integrating product discovery and optimisation with its existing technology and consumer intelligence will uncover new revenue opportunities within display, search and affiliate programs and across ad platforms and devices.

“Rakuten Marketing offers some of the best advertising solutions in the market. We’re thrilled to combine our team and technology with their scale to help power the future of e-commerce marketing,” said Bob Buch, CEO of Manifest.

“The new offering will drive incremental value to clients’ social campaigns through our combined capabilities and insights, and our strong integration into the social space.”

Manifest encourages product discovery by introducing new products to relevant audience segments using its predictive marketing and optimisation engines.

The automated process selects likely-to-perform products from a brand’s catalogue, tests those products within various market segments, and uses the data to dynamically optimise ads with the highest-performing products for a much larger group of similar shoppers.

Rakuten Marketing has seen dramatic improvement in new customer acquisition and return on ad spend through its partnership with Manifest, Inc.

“The proportion of marketing investment into social continues to grow rapidly, yet the role consumer behavior and insights play in the purchase journey is still in its infancy, and there are huge opportunities in optimising with product intelligence,” said Tony Zito, CEO of Rakuten Marketing.

“As this acquisition shows, Rakuten Marketing is at the forefront of dynamic ad technology and committed to offering native solutions that maximise performance for our customers.”

Managing director of Rakuten Marketing Australia, Anthony Capano is excited about extending the companies social capabilities to Australian advertisers.

“Historically we have focused on folding in smart merchandising strategies on behalf of our clients, and we now look forward to offering the extra automation and intelligence offered by Manifest to Australian advertisers.”

The programmatic marketplace is segmenting into two ways to buy inventory: through demand-side-platforms (DSPs) and, increasingly, application programming interfaces (APIs). Manifest’s API-based technology combined with RTB technology from recently acquired Deep Forest Media enables Rakuten Marketing to programmatically advertise on both types of inventory, providing clients the maximum audience reach.

And for some classic courses on how to nail marketing, ADMA IQ has got your back.

Edu_All_All_IQ_Launch_B&T_V1_1202x543

 

Please login with linkedin to comment

Latest News

Bauer’s Cosmo Named Official Mardi Gras Media Partner
  • Marketing
  • Media

Bauer’s Cosmo Named Official Mardi Gras Media Partner

Bauer Media has announced Cosmopolitan magazine as an official media partner of the 2018 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. COSMO’s Mardi Gras sponsorship will deliver a month-long celebration of activities in the Parade’s 40th anniversary year. In addition to the event sponsorship, COSMO is producing its second Pride Issue for March, on sale 5th […]

A Guide To Understanding Your Digital Marketer
  • Opinion

A Guide To Understanding Your Digital Marketer

In this guest column, Logie-nominated journalist, Leisa Goddard (main photo), who is also the managing director of media, PR and digital agency, Adoni Media, offers her personal guide to making your way through digital marketing buzzwords and gobbledygook… Do you feel as though your digital marketer speaks to you in a language you don’t understand? In today’s highly-competitive world […]

Opinion

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
SpotX Appoints Gavin Buxton As Asia MD
  • Advertising

SpotX Appoints Gavin Buxton As Asia MD

Video advertising platform SpotX has announced it has appointed Gavin Buxton as managing director of Asia to lead the company’s expansion in the region. Buxton has over 17 years’ global experience in the digital advertising space, having worked in leadership roles at tech and publishing companies, including Microsoft, Turner Broadcasting, and LinkedIn, with the last […]

Big Mobile Doubles Down On Ad Tech & Rebrands
  • Advertising
  • Technology

Big Mobile Doubles Down On Ad Tech & Rebrands

B&T Awards 2017 finalist Big Mobile has unveiled a fresh look to reflect its new ad tech credentials. The company successfully pivoted its business from ad network to mobile ad tech vendor when it announced a joint venture (JV) with Widespace in October last year. As a result of the business changes, Big Mobile wanted […]

March One Appoints New Senior Account Manager
  • Advertising

March One Appoints New Senior Account Manager

Independent ad agency March One has appointed a fresh face to the team, with Melanie Tozer to reinforce its mission to put humans first as a senior account manager. Tozer (pictured above), an up-and-coming talent from New Zealand, will align her extensive experience in FMCG marketing with March One, having worked on accounts for Bunnings […]

What To Expect From The App Economy In 2018
  • Opinion
  • Technology

What To Expect From The App Economy In 2018

Here's an insightful, authoritative synopsis of the app economy. So, you're right, it wasn't written by a B&T journo.

Opinion

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Farm Foods Rebrands To Target Modern Aussie Families Via Tiny Hunter
  • Marketing

Farm Foods Rebrands To Target Modern Aussie Families Via Tiny Hunter

Seasoned meat supplier Farm Foods Butchers has rebranded its selection of sausages, burgers, meatballs and ready-to-cook meat products to appeal to the modern Aussie family. The 100 per cent family-owned and operated business based in Breakwater, Victoria worked with Sydney-based branding and packaging design company Tiny Hunter. Together, they created a brand which connects with […]

Animal Logic Shows Off New Website In Collaboration With Protein One
  • Marketing
  • Media

Animal Logic Shows Off New Website In Collaboration With Protein One

Aussie visual FX and feature animation studio Animal Logic has unveiled its new web experience – a reimagined website – in collaboration with Sydney digital agency Protein One. Animal Logic felt it was important to engage a local digital agency to represent its brand online. The company’s online personality was one that required a team […]

Raunchy Marathon Ad Causes Utter Confusion
  • Campaigns

Raunchy Marathon Ad Causes Utter Confusion

B&T likes to award the "dumbest ad of the day" with a 15-inch devon knob. And this would be a processed meats shoe-in.

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Red Agency Wins Bio-Oil PR Account
  • Marketing

Red Agency Wins Bio-Oil PR Account

Red Agency staff set to challenge for the record for most people to squeeze into a lift after winning Bio-Oil business.