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MightyHive Named 2018 GMP Partner of the Year for AUNZ

Alex is AUNZ Business Development Lead at MightyHive based in Sydney. He brings over 12 years of experience in advertising and marketing from both media agencies and adtech companies in the US and Australia. He aims to help clients build a more intelligent digital technology infrastructure to ensure success across programmatic and analytics.

 

MightyHive is thrilled to announce that we were crowned Google Marketing Platform Partner of the Year for Australia and New Zealand (AUNZ). The lovely affair honoured Google partners for their work with clients across the GMP in the AUNZ region. A total of 27 partners certified across a range of GMP products, including Google Analytics and Google Cloud, vied for awards in four categories:

  • Best Customer Use Case
  • Most Connected
  • Loudest Voice / Top Marketer
  • Partner of the Year ← Winner: MightyHive!  🎉

Big Win for MightyHive!

Rhys Williams, head of Google Marketing Platform (GMP) Australia and New Zealand, kicked off the event with some words about Google’s significant growth in the region and the importance of the Google Marketing Platform Partner (GMPP) program. Google then named MightyHive Partner of the Year for “excellence in sales growth, certifications, customer satisfaction, product linkages, and marketing activity.”

The Partner of the Year Award, based on Google data instead of formal entry, recognises MightyHive as an “all round partner super star with highest total growth.” Other criteria included most product certifications across GMP and Google Cloud, best case studies, or marketing activities that promote GMP, and highest total growth.

The prestigious Partner of the Year award is a true testament to MightyHive’s dedication to driving GMP success and ensuring our clients get the best training and implementation across their tech stack.

 

The MightyHive AUNZ team (and our socks) celebrating our big win in Sydney.

But Wait…There’s More

In addition to Partner of the Year, MightyHive was given honourable mention in the Loudest Voice/Top Marketer category for our work across internal training at Google and our participation at several events in the AUNZ region. MightyHive’s commitment to ongoing training, education, and investment in its team has not gone unnoticed.

Thanks to Google

The MightyHive AUNZ team looks forward to continued excellence in the region and globally. To that end, we’re eager to thank the GMP Partnership team for their ongoing commitment to MightyHive’s success. Alisa Berry (GMP Partnerships Manager), Angus Beattie (GMP Partner Manager – GA360), Sebastian Henrici (Head of GMPP AUNZ), and Roberta Bocchini (GMP Partnerships Manager) have been invaluable resources to our team.

MightyHive Announces Agreement to Merge with S4 Capital

To our clients and partners:

On December 4, 2018, MightyHive announced its agreement to merge with S4 Capital, with an anticipated closing date as soon as practicable. The official announcement London Stock Exchange UK regulatory disclosure can be found here.

MightyHive is proud to join forces with S4 Capital. The merger will enable MightyHive to meet rapidly growing demand from clients and expand the opportunities that MightyHive can help our clients unlock. We are particularly excited about the impact this news will have on the global brands and agencies we serve and are pleased to communicate the facts below.

What is S4 Capital?

The mission of S4 Capital is to create a new era, new age digital solution embracing data, content, and technology in an always-on environment for global, multi-national, regional and local clients, and for millennial-driven digital brands. Earlier this year, S4 Capital merged with MediaMonks, a global creative production firm that has produced award-winning creative for clients like Audi, Google, Netflix, and Adidas. The MightyHive acquisition is the first entry S4 Capital has made into digital media.

Why are MightyHive and S4 Capital Merging?

MightyHive is aligned with S4 Capital’s mission to create a new era marketing services firm that focuses on digital content, digital media, and first-party data. As advertising, content, and commerce continue to converge and data plays a central role, our clients will be able to do more through an integrated offering created by the companies that are a part of S4 Capital. The integrated solution will also be amplified by the strength of our partnerships with Google, Amazon, and Facebook. These technology partnerships set the operational heartbeat of the MightyHive business. Additionally, the merger will allow us to scale our people development to ensure that MightyHive talent continues to lead the market.

What is the Structure of the Deal?

As a result of the merger, MightyHive will become a wholly owned subsidiary of S4 Capital. Pete Kim, MightyHive CEO and Co-Founder, and Christopher S. Martin, MightyHive COO and Co-Founder, will join the S4 Capital board of directors while also remaining in their roles running the day-to-day operations of MightyHive.

What are the Benefits of the Merger for Clients and Partners?

There is a fundamental shift in media today. Consumers can now access content anywhere, at any time, and with greater personalization than ever before. Rising consumer expectations for relevance, coupled with the complexity of the ad tech ecosystem, have left marketers underserved.

MightyHive recognized this change in 2012. But our crucial insight was that while the market produced a proliferation of technologies, the highly skilled talent required to master this new space was lacking.

S4 Capital brings together the pioneers of the new era. Both MightyHive and MediaMonks are regarded as leaders in their respective fields: MediaMonks is one of the most awarded creative production companies in the world; MightyHive is a recognized leader in programmatic digital media buying. With our complementary capabilities, MediaMonks and MightyHive will explore integrated solutions that enhance our ability to service clients in the new media landscape.

As MightyHive develops a combined digital content and media offering with S4 Capital, interested clients will have unique opportunities to help shape these solutions. Otherwise, MightyHive will conduct business as usual, focusing on delivering superior service and solutions.

A Closing Thought

We are excited about the opportunities ahead, but for now, you can expect business as usual. MightyHive is still on the same mission of digital marketing transformation we’ve been on since our founding. The company’s leadership will remain involved in the day-to-day operations of the company, and our services and approach are not changing.

As we mark this milestone in our shared history, please know the team at MightyHive is proud to join forces with S4 Capital and MediaMonks because of one reason — it allows us to serve you, our clients and partners, in a way that was impossible in the past and will drive the future. We extend a heartfelt thank you to our clients, partners, investors, and our advisors, Petsky Prunier Securities who served as exclusive financial advisor and Cooley LLP who served as legal advisor to MightyHive on the transaction.

Lastly, we want to thank our people for being with us on this journey. MightyHive would not be where it is today without you.

Kind Regards,

Pete Kim
Co-founder and CEO

 

Chris Martin
Co-founder and COO

 

Lexi Viripaeff
Co-founder and CTO

 

About S4 Capital plc (Founded 2018)

S4 Capital was created with the objective of building a digital, multi-national business in the advertising and marketing services sector. S4 Capital’s mission is to create a new era / new age digital solution embracing data, content, and technology in an always-on environment for global, multi-national, regional and local clients, and for millennial-driven digital brands.

About MightyHive (Founded 2012)

MightyHive is a new breed of media consultancy that partners with global brands and agencies seeking transformative marketing results in a time of significant disruption and opportunity. Recognized as a global leader in advanced marketing and advertising technologies, MightyHive provides consulting and services in the areas of media operations and training, data strategy, and analytics. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York, London, Toronto, Singapore, Stockholm, and Sydney.

MediaMonks (Founded 2001)

MediaMonks is an award-winning international digital creative content and production company. MediaMonks partners with clients across industries and markets to craft amazing work for leading businesses and brands with integrated production capabilities that span the entire creative spectrum, covering anything you could possibly want from a production partner, and probably more.

From creative campaigns and content to bespoke development and design, MediaMonks works above the line and below the fold at the intersection of creativity and technology. MediaMonks operates across teams, time zones and technologies with a team of 900+ Monks. Their work is recognized by advertising and craft awards around the world, with 110 Cannes Lions and 200+ FWAs to date.

Founded in 2001 and rooted in digital, MediaMonks has offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, São Paulo, London, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Dubai, Singapore, and Shanghai.

MarTech Advisor: The Death of Proxy Metrics – Optimizing Towards Real Business Objectives

Historic proxy metrics like CPC, CTR, and CPA are dying. MightyHive’s Chris Brook argues that proxy metrics are distracting marketers from measuring the true impact of their campaigns. Instead, he argues that marketers should be focused on measuring the success of their campaigns against business outcomes. By measuring against actual outcomes, marketers gain a clearer picture of their audience and the return on their programs.

As digital advertising continues to evolve, it’s evident that the industry needs to set a new bar for media and consumer measurement, and begin to sunset legacy metrics in favor of real business objectives. While breaking decades-old habits is never easy, it is critical that we change our way of thinking, or get left behind.

For marketers looking to measure the true value of their campaigns, Chris outlines three steps that marketers can take to advance their measurement standards.

Read the full article on MarTech Advisor.

Contact us to learn how MightyHive can help you take control of your data and measurement strategy.

Digiday: Inside MightyHive, The Agency Helping Brands Create In-House Agencies

Digiday takes a deep dive into MightyHive’s services and solutions. MightyHive CEO, Pete Kim, explains our approach to in-housing and why that has resonated with brands like Bayer, Sprint, and Nationwide.

“[Pete Kim said] Companies are in need of flexibility when it comes to moving media in-house and, therefore, [MightyHive] doesn’t have one way it works with clients. Deals are constructed on a case-to-case basis, and offerings vary from strategy consulting to media buying execution to training.”

MightyHive helps brands take control of their digital futures by providing guidance and training as they move their media buying in-house. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to in-housing and MightyHive creates custom activations for each client, depending on their individual needs. Ultimately, MightyHive helps brands own their digital strategies and help train the right talent to get to self-sufficiency. As Josh Palau, VP of Digital Strategy for Bayer said,

“We wanted to work with MightyHive because of their experience with getting people to self-sufficiency.”

Additionally, Sprint engaged MightyHive as a partner for the same reason, the appeal of total ownership and self-sufficiency. Rob Roy, Chief Digital Officer at Sprint said of working with MightyHive,

“We’ve seen results better than expected, and those have continued to grow. It’s almost like jumping off the high dive—you’re a little bit nervous, but you know when you land, it’s not going to hurt. [MightyHive] gave us the right to move quicker than we thought we would be ready for. That’s been the ultimate luxury for us.”

MightyHive believes there is a spectrum of control when it comes to in-housing, and marketers must determine where they fall based on their own goals and resources. We are fortunate to partner with forward-thinking brands like Sprint, Bayer, and Nationwide on their in-housing strategies.

If you are interested in learning more about MightyHive and how we can help you take your media buying in-house, please contact us.

Press Release: MightyHive Opens New European Office in Stockholm

SAN FRANCISCO and STOCKHOLMNov. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Digital transformation partner MightyHive today announced the opening of a new office in Stockholm, its second European office within a year of opening its first European office in London — with more to follow. The Stockholm location will allow the company to extend the sales and service of its integrated programmatic buying and analytics approach into the region. MightyHive is a global, full-stack Google Marketing Platform Sales partner in Sweden that offers standardized service across all countries.

MightyHive customers in the Nordics include Peugeot Sverige, Pandora, and Renault. An increase in the number of local Google Marketing Platform partners offers the numerous multinational brands headquartered in the Nordic region with greater opportunities in programmatic.

MightyHive’s solution addresses the growing trend of advertisers taking ownership of their platform relationships for greater data transparency. With the evolution of digital advertising, brands now have the tools needed for advanced measurement so they can better focus on real business outcomes. A Google Marketing Platform partner with full-stack certification is critical to this end.

“As a long-time Google partner, MightyHive can provide what no other GMP partner in the region can with its full-stack offering. We are excited to deepen our partnerships in Europe and provide focused attention and support to companies in SwedenDenmarkNorway, and Finland,” said Marcus Sundvall, Nordics Sales Director, MightyHive. “Our aim is to upskill agencies and marketers and provide them with even more choice as they take control of programmatic.”

For more information or to get in contact with a MightyHive representative in other regions, contact questions@mightyhive.com.

About MightyHive

MightyHive is the digital transformation partner that combines the capabilities of a consultancy and the media knowledge of an agency with deep expertise in cloud and leading ad tech platforms. Serving enterprise customers and agencies alike, MightyHive services include in-housing consulting, full-service campaign management, and platform implementation, all under one roof and with complete transparency. The company is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New YorkLondonSingaporeStockholmSydney, and Toronto.

Contact:
Andrea Boren 
Gull Rock Communications 
andrea@gullrock.com 
650-644-1700

Read the press release on PR Newswire.

Press Release: MightyHive Receives Google Analytics 360 Certification for Australia-New Zealand

SAN FRANCISCO and SYDNEY — November 20, 2018 — Digital transformation partner MightyHive today announced that it has been awarded Google Analytics Sales certification for Australia and New Zealand. In addition, Jakub Otrzasek joins as Director of Analytics, APAC, based in Sydney, Australia. Mr. Otrzasek will be responsible for building out MightyHive’s Analytics Program in APAC, training clients and offering top-tier analytics consulting.

Mr. Otrzasek’s career began in his native Poland more than a decade ago where he worked as a tech team lead and software engineer in the insurance industry. His work focused on data enrichment, data cleansing, customer analysis, fraud detection, and segmentation. He moved into the digital space when he joined Cognifide, a WPP marketing technology consultancy, helping brands like Shell, Ford, Penguin, and Random House leveraging Adobe Analytics. In early 2016 Mr. Otrzasek moved to Australia for a role as Lead Web Analyst for Datalicious, where he led their Google Web Analytics team distributed across Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.

“We are thrilled to have Jakub take the lead in analytics for MightyHive APAC just as we completed certification for Google Analytics 360 — a recognition we earned as a result of our long-standing partnership with Google activating its advertising solutions to enterprise clients,” said Kenny Griffiths, Managing Director, APAC. “Jakub will have a pivotal role in helping analytics enterprise clients understand and harness the power of the full-stack solution.”

Certification in Google Analytics 360 makes it possible for MightyHive to help customers discover new insights from their data and deliver better results using the power of the Google Marketing Platform. With this, MightyHive is the analytics partner with global, full-stack certification that has the capacity and expertise in Australia and New Zealand to provide both strategy and implementation. A key capability for marketers in the long term, analytics will drive real business outcomes for brands.

“At MightyHive, we are armed with experts with deep technical knowledge and we pride ourselves on being able to solve challenges that others cannot,” said Jakub Otrzasek. “Our goal now is to grow this team of analysts aggressively to service the APAC region with the same level of exceptional service.”

For more information or to get in contact with a MightyHive representative in other regions, contact questions@mightyhive.com.

About MightyHive
MightyHive is the digital transformation partner that combines the capabilities of a consultancy and the media knowledge of an agency with deep expertise in cloud and leading ad tech platforms. Serving enterprise customers and agencies alike, MightyHive services include in-housing consulting, full-service campaign management, and platform implementation, all under one roof and with complete transparency. The company is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, London, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, and Toronto.

Read the full press release on Medianet.

Digiday: By 2020, Bayer Will Take All of Its Digital Media Buying In-House

Bayer plans to in-house all digital media buying by 2020. Josh Palau, VP Digital Strategy and Platforms at Bayer told Digiday that the goal is for the brand to be completely self-sufficient and have the in-house transition completed by 2020.

In order to meet their goals, the team at Bayer wanted to work with a strategic partner to help them successfully navigate the insourcing process. MightyHive will work with Bayer on executing their media buys while Bayer scales up its team and sets its strategy.

“Palau said Bayer was attracted to using a transition agency like MightyHive because it allows the company to avoid a lot of the growing pains when it comes to bringing media in-house. Unlike other agencies, MightyHive promises that a company will be self-sufficient after a dedicated time period.”

We are thrilled to be working with forward-thinking marketers like Bayer. You can read the full article on Digiday.

To learn more about MightyHive’s enterprise in-housing capabilities, please contact us.

Case Study: MightyHive Drives Conversions for Auto Agency Intice®

“Ultimately, this experiment with Optimize 360 helped us enhance the customer journey. The results will act as a catalyst to implement similar designs on other dealership websites. And we’ll be able to continuously improve upon those results in a way that we simply could not have done previously.”

-David Farmer,
CEO, Intice

Testing and optimization is an important part of any marketing strategy, but many marketers and agencies struggle to establish successful testing and optimization strategies. When Intice approached MightyHive for help optimizing their visitor engagement tool, Leadmaker, MightyHive worked to identify the right variables for testing with Google Optimize 360. Using Google Optimize 360 and drawing on MightyHive’s A/B testing experience, conversions increased 138% in just 18 days.

 

 

Intice is a digital agency that specializes in auto dealership marketing. Intice helps their dealership clients develop their digital presence and improve lead generation through a series of owned web engagement tools, including Leadmaker. Leadmaker is a pop-up alert that offers an incentive to visitors in exchange for filling out some information about their purchase intent as they enter or exit the dealership’s website.

 

image of ads with variations

 

Once MightyHive evaluated the Leadmaker architecture to determine variants for testing. MightyHive determined that there were color and text variations that could be tested on the pop-up. MightyHive created a handful of variants, which they tested over a period for 18 days.

After the test period, Intice and MightyHive calculated the results and the winning variation delivered a 138% increase in conversions. Additionally, Intice saw an increase in overall goal conversions and a decrease in the bounce rate. With the success of the first optimization campaign, Intice wants to apply MightyHive’s expertise to their other marketing products for better optimization. Intice is now ready to drive even more value for their clients and increase the success of their campaigns.

Want to see the full results of our Optimize 360 case study with Intice? Read the full case study hereReady to start optimizing your website with MightyHive? Please contact us.

MIGHTYHIVE DRIVES CONVERSIONS
FOR AUTO AGENCY INTICE

(click to read the full case study)

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MediaPost: Brand Data Becoming Pivotal To Digital Advertising

MightyHive Director of Marketing, Myles Younger, outlines why brand data will become a marketer’s greatest asset, alongside the right technology to gain a strategic advantage in your digital advertising strategy. This shift will require a symbiotic relationship between brand data and an integrated technology stack that allows for the free flow of data across products and channels. As Myles explains:

“Brands must take stock of where their proprietary expertise, data, or systems duplicate what a technology platform or a partner can deliver more efficiently and cost-effectively; and conversely what is intrinsic and unique to the brand and is therefore a genuine source of competitive value and differentiation.”

With technology consolidation and the ability to better nurture data activation, brands must begin working to fully own their proprietary data now as a competitive differentiator.

Read the full article on MediaPost.

 

 

 

AdExchanger: What Will Ad Tech Consolidation Look Like?

MightyHive CEO, Pete Kim, spoke to AdExchanger about what he thinks ad tech consolidation will look like. Pete outlines four pillars for companies who will be successful in a consolidated tech ecosystem:

  1. A full stack
  2. An identity graph
  3. An enterprise software sales force
  4. A services ecosystem

Pete argues that assembling these four central pieces will help marketers and agencies take better control of their advertising and data, leading to a streamlined, matured ad tech market.

“The future of the industry could end up being three to four platforms, surrounded by consultancies and agencies that know how to operate the platforms and create integrations with other elements of the marketer’s stack. In fact, this is an accurate description of more mature sections of the enterprise software market.”

Using these insights, Pete measures how the biggest players in the current market measure up against his four central tenants, based on the completeness of their identity graph.

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In Pete’s words,  “It’s time to get rid of the ad tech logo soup that requires a magnifying glass to read. The future is far clearer than that.”

Read the full article on AdExchanger.