Matterkind is a New Addressable Media Activation Solution From IPG, Redefining Optimization by Putting Consumer Experiences First

Through a Suite of Audience-First Solutions, Matterkind Leverages local data and Acxiom’s Unparalleled Data, Increasing Campaign Performance Across All Channels by up to 30%

Matterkind Connects Marketing Investment with Real Business Outcomes

HOEILAART – MAY 5 – Kinesso, the media and marketing technology unit of Interpublic Group, announced today the creation of a new proposition and entity: Matterkind. Matterkind offers an expanded and enhanced suite of addressable activation solutions and advisory services, taking a people-first and ethical approach to engaging audiences and driving meaningful real business outcomes both across and within channels. The promise of Matterkind is the third step in a transformation that leverages the strategic data assets of Acxiom and the market leading technology applications of Kinesso to deliver an audience-centric set of addressable activation and management solutions across the media ecosystem. In leveraging Kinesso and Acxiom, Matterkind can drive results that are smarter, faster and more efficient. Matterkind subsumes the Cadreon brand and teams globally.

Matterkind is a committed and uniquely resourced partner, leading the media world away from billions of opaque impressions to the right number of conscious connections through expertise and objectivity applied to the individual needs of the client; honest engagement of the most promising customers; invested partnership that fosters relationships built on lifetime value; all powered by best-in-class proprietary technology. Matterkind’s AI-fueled optimization engine centers on audience, irrespective of channels, which allows for only touchpoints that matter. This approach allows for Matterkind to deliver strategic efficiencies and effectiveness rather than media “savings” and proxy metrics. These solutions deliver up to 30% increased ROI for brands.

With the benefit of Acxiom’s proprietary and ethically sourced data competed with local data, Matterkind strengthens connectivity between brands and their audiences, creating a more valuable relationship. These new solutions build upon Kinesso’s robust suite of applications, activating custom marketing solutions and High Value Audiences.

“Marketers use a broad range of tools to capture data about their customers and prospects. Clients are increasingly looking for solutions that unify this fragmented data to inform audience-first media activations across all addressable channels, in real-time. That’s what Matterkind can deliver,” said Philippe Krakowsky, Chief Operating Officer, IPG. “With Acxiom as our core data layer, Kinesso providing technology applications, and the new Matterkind offerings, agencies across the IPG portfolio will be able to deliver highly personalized media and creative messaging that results in significantly enhanced outcomes for our clients.”

“The combination of data, insights and seamless activation allows brands to smash silos and increase efficiencies, engaging the right audiences and driving better business outcomes,” said Arun Kumar, Chief Data and Marketing Technology Officer, IPG and CEO, Kinesso. “By bringing together known and unknown personal data in an accountable and ethical manner, we significantly enhance the customer experience and create a more purposeful value exchange between brands and people. I’m excited and confident that Matterkind’s solutions will be the answer to the biggest challenges brands face today.”

“We are at an inflection point. There has never been a more important time to drive efficiency and effectiveness in marketing,” said Matterkind Global CEO Erica Schmidt. “We’re focused on the true potential of addressable activation and enabling growth opportunities on behalf of our clients.”

“We are all extremely excited about launching Matterkind! This is so much more than a name change; we’ve re-imagined our capabilities with purely the needs of our clients in mind. Matterkind brings a powerful set of new applications within our Marketing Intelligence Engine (Kinesso), allowing us to deliver a truly channel-less, audience-first approach to market, and builds on the strong foundations we’ve established as Cadreon in the region over the past 10 years, with our fantastic clients, and in close partnership with our fellow IPG agencies.” added Andy Butters, Matterkind Managing Director, EMEA.

Matterkind is exceptionally flexible. It serves as a strategic partner to brands, leading their addressable activation efforts, and also creates custom technology to support in-house teams. Matterkind measures brand readiness through a new proprietary toolset called the Maturity Canvas, which determines where marketers are on the maturity curve from a data and technology standpoint. This includes Audience Hub, a new product which unifies all campaigns into a single source buying view, showing audience overlaps, establishing global frequency caps and eliminating cross-bidding.

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