July saw a hefty valuation for Kantar, Instagram remove some likes, funding for New Knowledge and reports from Plank Center and Raconteur.
Retriever continued the industry consolidation trend in the Nordics. June also saw funding news and big tech acquisitions. Meanwhile, summer has arrived in the northern hemisphere, and we have summer reading all sorted with reports from Reuters Institute, IPR and Brunswick.
Another month, another round of acquisitions. This month saw Brandwatch pick up a market research provider, Ignite buy Synoptos. Meanwhile, Meltwater picked up a recapitalisation deal and Cision put itself for sale. Finally, if you read one report this week, make sure it’s the 2019 USC Annenberg Global Communications Report.
February saw the power of partnership, with Kantar Media joining up with PRgloo in the UK, and GlobalNews Group forming a joint venture with Ninestars. Meanwhile, Scroll acquired Nuzzel, and Cision released its earnings and announced leadership changes.
2019 opens with Cision acquiring two companies, including TrendKite, Hootsuite taking itself off the market, and Edelman releasing its Trust Barometer for 2019. Cision acquires TrendKite for $US225 million, reviews leadership Cision is at it again – acquiring two companies in quick succession. In mid-January, Cision acquired TrendKite for $USD225 million. Burton-Taylor’s Chris Porter estimated anRead more
AMEC’s Measurement Month provided the focus for November, with a huge number of event and the launch of the Measurement Maturity Mapper. In other news, Facebook’s media monitoring provider came under fire and iSentia grows its leadership team. Thank you Barry Leggetter Barry Leggetter was awarded the Mark Mellor Award for Outstanding Contribution to theRead more
If there’s one consistent theme in our industry it’s consolidation, and October 2018 was no different. Brandwatch and Crimson Hexagon merge, Hootsuite and Kantar are up for sale, and pressrelations picked up Media Tracking. If that wasn’t enough, AMEC’s Measurement Month is about to start. Brandwatch & Crimson Hexagon to Merge Brandwatch and Crimson HexagonRead more