Ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi and marketing analytics platform MarketShare DecisionCloud lead the pack of 2015 Digiday Signal Awards finalists with four nods each.
The awards, which will be presented for the first time this year, honor the tech platforms simplifying the marketing process for brands, agencies and publishers. In all, 85 finalists were selected from four main categories including ad tech, commerce tech, marketing tech and content/publishing.
The Saatchi & Saatchi Facebook campaigns for 4Runner and Camry are both up for best creative platform, while its Real World Conquesting campaign vies for best mobile advertising platform and location-based app. Its work on Outsell Fuelby Outsell is up against MarketShare DecisionCloud for best predictive marketing platform. MarketShare is also recognized in Cloud Platforms, Attribution Solutions, and Marketing Automation Platforms & Modeling Solutions. In Ad Serving Platforms, the finalists are Qualia, OwnerIQ: Retailer Targeted Marketing, Viant Advertising Cloud, and 33Across Real Platform.
Other finalists included Salesforce Marketing Cloud, AdTheorent, Oracle, and Grapeshot. In all, 85 companies were recognized with finalist entries.
Judges will select the winning platforms based on their innovation and effectiveness, and awards will be presented at a reception on September 24, 2015.