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EPiServer, Ektron Create ‘Complete Digital Experience Platform’ in the Cloud

EPiServer, Ektron Create 'Complete Digital Experience Platform' in the CloudStockholm-based EPiServer and Nashua, New Hampshire-based Ektron are on cloud nine today. The reason? The new partners have a “cloudy” forecast for their future and things couldn’t possibly be any more promising.

This week, the two companies have merged to create a new global digital experience leader of scale, with “potent technology capabilities” and a broad partner ecosystem.

A statement provided to MMW explains that the combined company is backed by technology-focused private equity investment firm Accel-KKR.
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Teradata Looks to Enhance Global Mobile Marketing Strength With Latest Acquisition

Teradata Looks to Enhance Global Mobile Marketing Strength With Latest AcquisitionTeradata Corp., a big data analytics and marketing applications company, says that in December it rather quietly acquired Appoxee, a mobile marketing Software-as-a-Service provider.

Going under the radar until recent days, the company says its purchase of Appoxee and its addition to the Teradata Integrated Marketing Cloud complements Teradata’s strategy to “provide industry-leading marketing solutions that help data-driven businesses deliver more individualized information and communications to their customers, based on the type of brand engagement experience those customers want and expect.”
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BlackBerry Balks at Takeover Talks

BlackBerry Balks at Takeover TalksNot happening. No way. Flat out false.

Those are the utterances emerging both publicly and privately from folks at BlackBerry over the last 48 hours since rumors first emerged this week that Samsung is ready to pay more than $7 billion to acquire the mobile communications company.

After Reuters broke the news that sources in-the-know had proof of interest by Samsung in a major merger, BlackBerry was forced to quickly respond. And what did the Canadian smartphone maker say? A spokesperson has gone on record across various media outlets to largely debunk the rumor.
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Cognizant Acquires Cadient Group

Cognizant Acquires Cadient GroupThe last two years have seen a lot of important mergers and acquisitions in the marketing industry. One of the most recent is Cognizant’s acquisition of the Cadient Group.

What makes this situation different, however, is that Cognizant is a consulting and outsourcing firm, not necessarily a marketing firm. They will now have access to a multitude of technologies to further assist the companies that they work with—ranging from life sciences to pharmaceutical firms.

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ICF International to Acquire Digital Marketing Tech Firm

ICF International to Acquire Digital Marketing Tech FirmA recent announcement by ICF International indicates that they will soon acquire the digital marketing firm Olson. The two companies have many of the same goals and the acquisition will allow both to have a greater impact on the market, MMW was told by a representative for ICF.

“This acquisition strengthens and expands ICF’s digital marketing capabilities, enabling clients to transform the way they engage with customers and stakeholders,” a statement from ICF International reads. “Combined with ICF’s existing digital technology implementation capabilities, Olson will help drive multi-channel marketing initiatives across web, mobile, email, social, print, broadcast and off-premise platforms. Olson’s diversified roster of marquee clients spans a broad range of industry categories, including health, energy and transportation, complementing ICF’s work in those areas, in addition to its significant consumer/retail presence.”

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Sapient Soon To Be Acquired By French Based Publicis Groupe

Sapient Soon To Be Acquired By French Based Publicis GroupeIn a recent announcement, French-based advertising powerhouse Publicis Groupe shared their plans to acquire Boston-based marketing and consulting firm Sapient for an impressive $3.7 billion in cash.

The goal of the acquisition is to create a company that will be direct competition for the likes of Facebook, Yahoo, and Google. The union of these respected companies will result in a platform that focuses “exclusively on digital transformation and the dynamics of an always-on world across marketing, omni-channel commerce, consulting and technology.”

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Acquisition News: RNTS Media Adds More Fyber to its Business Diet

Acquisition News RNTS Media Adds More Fyber to its Business DietIt seems like every time you turn around a new acquisition in the world of digital media and digital advertising has occurred. In a recent announcement, RNTS Media shared their impending agreement to acquire Fyber.

The acquisition will be a mixture of both cash and stock and will allow Fyber’s strength in advertising technology to complement RNTS Media’s digital media skills.

The goal of the acquisition is to gain the ability to strategically market to and penetrate targeted geographic areas, both nationwide and globally.

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