Social data analyst DataSift has raised $42m in series C financing – bringing the company’s total investment to date to more than $70m.
Insight segment, which includes Marketing Sciences and ICM, grows first-half revenue by 11% to £6.1m.
The multivariate testing specialist will use its first round of funding to launch its site layout optimisation software in 2014.
But CEO Matthias Hartmann points to a ‘marked rise’ in adjusted operating income and cash flow.
AMI sales hit $17m, while home entertainment business line grows revenue to $12.5m.
Research revenue up 11% to $316.5m, while consulting revenue declines 2% to $70.1m.
2013 ad spend is now forecast to rise 2.2% this year, down from 3% – although after inflation, growth is expected to be just 0.1%.
“Even more significantly,” the company said, “gross margin was up 4.2% like-for-like, a reversal of the trend seen during 2012.”
CEO David Calhoun reports consumer research revenue up 2.2% to $871m, and media measurement revenue up 3.4% to $516m.
Intel Capital leads second round of funding for visual analytics company.
US — InfoScout, a retail market research firm backed by Dunnhumby Ventures, has launched a free public beta of its analytics dashboard, InfoScout.co.
Global Marketing Index records gains in all regions, suggesting ‘growing confidence among marketers worldwide’.
Revenue for three months to 30 September comes in at $32.4m. Operating income down 28% to $1.3m.
Walkbase gets €3m investment from Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo and SBT Venture Capital.
Fieldwork agency posts insolvency notice via liquidators Carter Clark.
“All areas of the business have exceeded their targets and our investment in Populus Data Solutions continues to contribute significantly to the group’s financial strength,” says CEO Michael Simmonds.
US — ComScore’s third-quarter revenue grew 11% to $71.6m, while net losses shrank from $3.1m a year ago to just $82,000, the company said today.
Revenue guidance met and operating margin exceeded expectations in the third-quarter, says CEO George Colony.
FRANCE — Ipsos’s revenue declined 5% to €418.6m in the third quarter, the company said today. However, it recorded its fastest organic growth rate – 1.8% – since the fourth quarter of 2011.
Big data analytics provider has announced the closing of its series A funding from Greylock IL and Carmel Ventures.
UK — A net 3% of companies have revised their market research budgets down in the third quarter of 2013, according to the latest Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) Bellwether report.