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LUMA Digital Brief 029: Market Report Q3 2020

 LUMA’s latest Market Report covers the public and private markets during Q3 2020. Following a particularly challenging Q2 for M&A, Q3 marked the start of a turnaround as we witnessed the largest M&A quarter of 2020 throughout our coverage sectors. While overall volume was still down ~40% relative to Q3 2019, the sequential quarterly increase in scaled, strategic deal activity is a strong signal of confidence returning to the M&A market. Both Ad Tech and MarTech saw several notable scaled transactions and Digital Content led the way from a scaled-deal perspective, as Gaming and Streaming Audio drove strategic activity.Keep Reading

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B2B Software

 Industry leaders Penry Price, Vice President of Marketing Solutions for LinkedIn, Gabe Rogol, CEO of Demandbase, and Jon Miller, CEO & Co-Founder of Engagio join LUMA’s Brian Andersen in a discussion spanning account-based marketing, identity, measurement, the sales/marketing ecosystem, and current market dynamics in the time of COVID-19.Keep Reading

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State of Mobile Apps

 LUMA Partner Dick Filippini and Freemium Economics author & Mobile Dev Memo Media Strategist Eric Seufert deliver high-level insights into the current state of the mobile apps economy. Together, they discuss the advertising opportunity in gaming, TikTok’s explosive growth, the state of play for in-app bidding, a review of leading creative formats, and what to expect as the market continues to mature.Keep Reading

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LUMA Digital Brief 025 — Market Report Q3 2019

LUMA presents Digital Brief 025 — Market Report Q3 2019 LUMA’s latest Market Report highlights the public and private markets during Q3 2019. It was another strong quarter for M&A, with the highest deal volume over the last year. The digital content and D2C sectors were particularly strong, with significant quarter-to-quarter increases, while private equity buyers continue to be the most active, leading a number of $100M+ transactions in the quarter.Keep Reading

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LUMA Digital Brief 024 — Market Report Q2 2019

LUMA presents Digital Brief 024 — Market Report Q2 2019 LUMA’s latest Market Report highlights the public and private markets during Q2 2019. It was a particularly strong quarter for M&A, with the most deal activity (both volume and value) over the last year. This was not limited to a single sector, as M&A activity was up across all coverage areas, Ad Tech, MarTech, Digital Content, and D2C. In the public markets, Ad Tech and MarTech both saw another quarter of growth, though there remain clear delineations between over-and-under performers in each sector.Keep Reading

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LUMA Digital Brief 023 — Market Report Q1 2019

LUMA presents Digital Brief 023 — Market Report Q1 2019 LUMA’s latest Market Report highlights the public and private markets during Q1 2019. It was a strong quarter overall with increases in both M&A activity and public market values. M&A deal volume was up across Ad Tech, MarTech, and Digital Content, and was capped off with the surprise acquisition of Dynamic Yield by McDonald’s; a rare marketer acquisition of technology that will bring the fast-food giant’s personalization efforts in-house.Keep Reading

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LUMA Digital Brief 022 — Market Report Q4 2018

LUMA presents Digital Brief 022 — Market Report Q4 2018. LUMA’s latest Market Report highlights the public and private markets during 2018. Despite a year marked by GDPR uncertainty and numerous data and privacy controversies, the big story last year was an increase in large-scale MarTech acquisitions. Following 2017, which had some major marketing clouds, such as Salesforce and Adobe, sitting on the sidelines and zero $1 billion deals, 2018 saw six MarTech deals over $1 billion.Keep Reading