App Marketers Will Have a Single Control Center to Visualize, Manage and Optimize Their Paid Marketing Across Channels
ironSource (NYSE: IS) (“ironSource”or the “Company”) a leading business platform for the App Economy, today announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire marketing software company Bidalgo. Bidalgo’s technology empowers app marketers to drive growth by giving them unparalleled visibility and control over their marketing investment. Together with ironSource’s current creative management solution, Luna Labs, this acquisition allows ironSource to offer a wider spectrum of marketing-focused products, increasing the power and value of its platform for app marketers.
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In addition, the acquisition is intended to deepen ironSource’s market presence across the entire App Economy, given Bidalgo’s customer base in apps beyond games, including leading social, dating and e-Commerce apps, who use Bidalgo’s technology to manage and optimize their marketing spend.
“In order to successfully grow their apps, it’s critical that app developers are able to measure, control, and effectively allocate funds across multiple marketing channels. That’s why it made perfect sense to partner with Bidalgo in offering truly cross-channel management and optimization of every element of marketing activity through the ironSource platform,” said Omer Kaplan, CRO and co-founder of ironSource. “This acquisition is part of a wider strategy, which includes the acquisition of Luna Labs earlier this year, to build a full marketing stack within the ironSource platform. The combination will give app marketers an end-to-end solution for their entire marketing operation in one place, from creating ads through managing campaigns across channels and optimizing them.”
"When we founded Bidalgo more than ten years ago, we had a simple goal in mind: we wanted to build the best platform for marketers to optimize their investment towards exceptional business results,” said Peli Beeri, CEO and co-founder of Bidalgo. “With industry changes, we identified the importance of creative analysis in providing greater visibility and control for marketers, and introduced new tools into our marketing intelligence platform, which today tracks and manages over $1B in media spend annually. By combining Bidalgo’s technology with the ironSource platform, we’ll be able to create a unique offering for mobile marketers, with one place to create, analyze and manage every aspect of their paid marketing."
“ironSource and Bidalgo already work with many of the same customers, who use multiple products on the ironSource platform along with Bidalgo’s marketing technology,” said Tomer Bar Zeev, CEO and co-founder of ironSource. “This not only highlights the value of the combined offering and our stickiness with customers, it’s also a testament to the strength of our platform-based approach to the App Economy, and our customer-centric approach to M&A.”
Financial and legal terms of the deal were not disclosed.
ironSource is a leading business platform for the App Economy. App developers use ironSource's platform to turn their apps into successful, scalable businesses, leveraging a comprehensive set of software solutions which help them grow and engage users, monetize content, and analyze and optimize business performance to drive more overall growth. The ironSource platform also empowers telecom operators to create a richer device experience, incorporating relevant app and service recommendations to engage users throughout the lifecycle of the device. By providing a comprehensive business platform for the core constituents of the App Economy, ironSource allows customers to focus on what they do best, creating great apps and user experiences, while enabling their business expansion in the App Economy. For more information please visit www.is.com
Bidalgo is an established leader in marketing intelligence, serving as a driving force behind the digital success of global brands. Bidalgo’s Marketing Intelligence platform maximizes the effectiveness of paid marketing by enabling companies to visualize, analyze, and control their investment—all in a highly customizable, out-of-the-box solution enriched by creative data. With six offices across the globe and partnerships with dozens of networks, including Facebook, Google, Apple, TikTok, and Snapchat, and more than $1B in ad spend tracked through the platform annualy, Bidalgo’s clients enjoy world-class product innovation and unparalleled support. For more information, visit www.bidalgo.com.
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