Paris is not only all about wines, cheeses, and museums. Now it’s about ad tech, too. O, là là. A few Parisian ad tech firms have seen big success in the U.S. and many more are looking to America for growth, inspiration and, of course, money, as the French ad tech hotbed gets even toastier: French online ad company Criteo’s revenue increased 55 percent year-over-year last quarter to €362 million (around $406.7 million).
Lately, the tech industry has been a bit of funk, at least with Wall Street. But there are some operators that seem to be immune, such as Criteo. The company, which develops software tools to improve the performance of online marketing campaigns, continues to grow at a rapid clip. During the latest quarter, revenues jumped by 36 percent to $401 million and there was also a hefty profit. So to this end, I recently had a chance to talk to James Smith, who is the EVP of Americas for Criteo.
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Criteo announced the launch of Criteo Dynamic Mail on Thursday, a predictive email marketing solution that delivers product recommendations based on a customer's previous browsing behavior and purchase history. Criteo Dynamic Email adds a finite email targeting solution to the performance marketing company’s suite of advertising technology products for online retailers.
Criteo Southeast Asia managing director Yuko Saito explains that the firm helps ecommerce players boost sales by sending personalized and relevant messages to consumers.
Mobile has given a new lease of life to email marketing, and it's too good an opportunity to ignore with messages that are neither well targeted or personalized. That was a point sent home by Sylvain Piquet, VP of strategy for Email at Criteo when we chatted about today's release of its Dynamic Email service. It's essentially an upgrade to the retargeting email service the company already offers. This allows a brand to put their goods back in front of someone whom they didn't recognize, although they browsed without buying, or who looked for products they sell on another publisher's site who has permission to email them with a trusted partner's offer.
Online specialty luggage retailer eBags is looking to attract “new” shoppers with what has come to be considered an “old” technology platform. eBags is deploying the Criteo Dynamic Email solution to pair anonymous behavioral data with third-party, permission-based email addresses from Criteo’s publisher network. As a result, the retailer can re-engage consumers it has previously targeted with social media and display advertising, as well as reach new customers who have demonstrated an interest in its brand and/or products.
Mobile booking is continuing its seemingly unstoppable rise, as evidenced by smartphone-enabled travel and transportation purchases making up 29 percent of United States sales in 2016’s first quarter and a prediction that bookings will surge even higher this summer, per a new report from Criteo.
Some interesting take-aways from the latest Criteo Travel Flash Report showing not only the increase in bookings via mobile devices in general but also a boost in travel bookings made via mobile applications.
Who would have predicted that by 2016, one in three digital retail transactions would take place on a mobile device and that consumers would be turning to apps to buy things like new shoes for same-day delivery? More importantly, what if you could have predicted it? A lot has changed in the past 10 years, so retailers are wondering: what will the next ten years bring? Criteo teamed up with Ovum to take a look at what the landscape will look like in the years ahead, and to predict what’s to come across five key elements in 2026.