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ThinkAnalytics achieves AWS Advertising and Marketing Technology Competency

ThinkAnalytics, a TV content discovery, viewer data insights and targeted advertising company, announced today that it has achieved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advertising and Marketing Technology Competency in the category of Advertising Intelligence and Measurement. Achieving the AWS Advertising and Marketing Technology Competency recognizes ThinkAnalytics for its expertise in providing customers with both professional services and software solutions that empower advertisers and marketers to reinvent workloads with solutions that offer improved targeted advertising for cross-platform TV that leverages real-time first-party viewing data, creating content-based behavioral audiences at scale.  Operators and advertisers are often limited by only having a thin layer of first-party data and are dependent on third-party data with accuracy risks such as recency and claimed but not actual behavior. ThinkAdvertising enables TV and OTT providers to target audience segments previously only available in digital and transforms their first-party data into valuable audience segments, while also helping to identify valuable inventory and minimize wastage. AWS Clean Rooms enable the activation of these audience segments by facilitating collaboration between partners in a secure environment without sharing the raw data, protecting the underlying data with a broad set of privacy-enhancing controls.  As advertisers and marketers look to leverage the cloud to innovate and achieve digital transformation, they are increasingly in need of partners with services and solutions that are purpose-built to meet their needs. AWS Advertising and Marketing Technology Competency Partners provide these customers – including advertising agencies, marketers, publishers, advertising and marketing technology providers, and analytics service providers – with AWS-validated solutions and services, helping to accelerate their transformation. Achieving the AWS Advertising and Marketing Technology Competency differentiates ThinkAnalytics in the AWS Partner Network (APN) with demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success in running cloud solutions on AWS for the advertising and marketing industry.   To achieve the AWS Advertising and Marketing Technology Competency, AWS Partners must undergo a rigorous technical validation by AWS solution architects and have verified customer references.   “ThinkAnalytics is proud to achieve the AWS Advertising and Marketing Technology Competency,” said Peter Docherty, Founder and CTO. “We are dedicated to helping our customers create greater advertising engagement and value in cross-platform TV.  By leveraging the agility, breadth of services, and pace of innovation that AWS provides, we’re able to harness the potential of our customers' first-party data and create cross-media audience segments in real-time, unlocking their revenue potential with advanced addressability in cross-platform TV advertising.”   By delivering real-time audience segments that harness first-party real-time behavioral changes and engagement, brands are able to engage audiences when they are most receptive and drive higher results.  AWS is enabling scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, theAWS Competency Program helps customers identify validated AWS Partner solutions and services for specific industry use cases. 
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ThinkAnalytics appoints industry veteran Greg Riker as Chief Revenue Officer

ThinkAnalytics, a global provider of cloud-based personalized content discovery, viewer insight, and targeted advertising solutions, today announced that Greg Riker has joined as Chief Revenue Officer. Greg will lead U.S. business development, sales, and customer success teams for the Think360 viewer engagement platform and ThinkAdvertising for hyper-targeted advertising. Based in the U.S., he will report to ThinkAnalytics Chairman, Eddie Young.Greg has a proven 20-year track record in senior sales leadership roles and C-level customer relationship management in the media and entertainment space. Most recently he led business development and sales, Americas, at Comcast for the Metrological business. Prior to this, until Metrological’s acquisition by Comcast, Greg was Senior Vice President at Metrological responsible for all commercial activity including content acquisition for the Americas. His experience also encompasses 10 years at ARRIS in the U.S. and the Netherlands, culminating in leading the global team responsible for selling the ARRIS cloud distribution platform.“ThinkAnalytics has a pedigree second to none when it comes to anticipating customers’ evolving needs and delivering exceptional results in the market. The company understands that offering a search function is no longer enough and, instead, operators need an ever-evolving combination of behavioral insights, automation, AI, and contextual advertising solutions to optimize viewer engagement,” said Greg Riker, CRO at ThinkAnalytics. “I look forward to joining the talented team and helping more media and video service providers on their journey to tackle subscriber monetization, engagement, and churn with Think360.”Eddie Young, Chairman, ThinkAnalytics, commented, “As media and video service providers tackle increased competition and customer loyalty, ThinkAnalytics is front and center in partnering with over 80 of the world’s leading TV and OTT businesses. Customers now want to move faster and adopt deeper personalization technologies for content discovery and advertising across TV and FAST services. In many cases, internal development teams just do not have the bandwidth, depth of expertise, or experience to implement such AI-driven applications and bring them to market in a timely fashion.“Greg brings exceptional expertise about how streaming providers and pay-TV operators need to adapt to meet fast-changing consumer needs in today’s competitive marketplace. With impressive experience that hits the hot areas such as engagement, content aggregation, and contextual advertising, Greg will provide value add to our customers and team from day one,” added Eddie Young.