SOURCE: Metamarkets


February 06, 2015 09:00 ET

Factual and Metamarkets Partner to Combine Geo-Behavioral Data With Real-Time Auction Analytics

Industry First Will Give Metamarkets' Clients a Live View Into Inventory Availability and Campaign Performance for an Array Of Mobile Audiences

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 6, 2015) - Metamarkets, the leader in analytics for programmatic marketing, today announced its first data partnership with Factual, the leading platform for location-based audience data. The companies are integrating Factual's rich, global datasets into the Metamarkets platform in order to give mobile buyers and exchanges instant visibility into available inventory and campaign performance, integrated with Factual's audiences and geographies.

"For those of us on the forefront of mobile marketing, identifying and reaching audiences based on location is the promised land," said Alex Rahaman, CEO of StrikeAd, a leading cross-device, programmatic buyer. "The Metamarkets-Factual partnership is building the analytics foundation to drive our mobile campaigns to even higher levels of success for our clients."

Metamarkets will be utilizing Factual's Geopulse Platform to deliver location-based audiences to media buyers and sellers. Exchanges such as MoPub at Twitter will be able to provide this audience-level insight into campaign performance allowing buyers to see the interaction an ad has with various geographic, behavioral, and retail segments.

"This partnership between Factual and Metamarkets provides marketers and buyers a focused lens into campaign reach as well as the compositional makeup of users that can be found across multiple major supply sources," stated Bill Michels, SVP of Product and Partnerships for Factual. "By adding Factual's audience insights, which are based on interactions with the physical world, to Metamarkets' exceptional platform, we can provide a very novel and powerful mobile ad solution."

Metamarkets helps the world's top ad marketplaces operate at peak performance and share insights with their clients through providing real-time visibility into marketplace activity. With patented innovations in streaming data ingestion, storage, and visualization, the Metamarkets platform is built to handle the extreme scale and complexity of programmatic ad data. The company's full-stack approach ensures the data is fresh, instantly available, and easily explored by business users and data scientists alike.

"Mobile is the fastest-growing segment of programmatic advertising," said Mike Driscoll, Co-founder & CEO, Metamarkets. "A big part of that growth is from the revolution in location-based marketing pioneered by companies like Factual. By pairing Factual's rich location and audience data with real-time market intelligence, we hope to give our clients unprecedented visibility into mobile audiences and to help them find the most productive ways to reach them."

About Factual

Factual is a data company that helps make sense of what's happening in the physical world, enabling developers, publishers, and advertisers to build more relevant and personalized mobile experiences using the context of location. Factual's real-time data stack builds and maintains data on a global scale, with Factual's core Global Places data covering over 65 million local businesses and points of interest in 50 countries. Factual's Geopulse products, built on top of its Global Places data, provide industry leading real-time location targeting and location-based audience capabilities. For more information, visit

About Metamarkets

Metamarkets provides analytics infrastructure that powers leading-edge innovators in programmatic advertising such as Twitter, Millennial Media, OpenX, and News Corp. Our SaaS platform empowers teams with real-time analytics to maximize performance, identify new opportunities as they happen, and drive engagement with clients and partners. With offices in San Francisco and New York, Metamarkets is backed by Khosla Ventures, Village Ventures, IA Ventures, and True Ventures. For more information, please visit

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