Adobe says the acquisition of the company will enable it to add multi-channel ad campaign forecasting, execution and optimization capabilities to its existing Digital Marketing solutions. Notably, Efficient Frontier will bring to Adobe social ad buying capability for Facebook, employing the company’s optimization algorithms to predict results and drive greater digital marketing ROI for its clients.
These capabilities will be integrated with the Facebook ad buying functionality currently available with Adobe (Omniture) SearchCenter, Adobe says, while Efficient Frontier’s social marketing engagement platform will be combined with Adobe (Omniture) SocialAnalytics.
Other solutions that Efficient Frontier brings to Adobe’s table are a search optimization system, a real-time bidding system for display ads and an integrated auction-based buying suite for search, display and social media.
The transaction is expected to complete in the first quarter of Adobe’s 2012 fiscal year. Adobe did not disclose the terms of the deal, but pointed out that the potential financial impact of the transaction is not reflected in financial targets previously provided by Adobe.
More guidance will be provided following the completion of the transaction.
Efficient Frontier was backed by Mitsui Ventures, Cambrian Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. In fact, President and CEO David Karnstedt previously served as Executive-in-Residence for Redpoint Ventures, after leading Yahoo’s North American Sales for over 7 years.
For Adobe, this is the seventh acquisition this year (after Auditude, Typekit, Nitobi Software, IRIDAS, EchoSign and Demdex) according to CrunchBase data.
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Efficient Frontier is a leader in online performance and social media marketing, managing search marketing, display and social media campaigns for advertisers and agencies around the world. Efficient Frontier currently manages more than $1 billion in annual marketing spend on behalf of their clients globally. In 2011, Efficient Frontier acquired Context Optional, a leader in enterprise social marketing solutions. The acquisition significantly expanded Efficient Frontier’s social media offering, marking the first unified solution for managing and optimizing Facebook fan...
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