The Digital Dispatch: PlaceIQ, BlueConic, and Jun Group

Appnext, an app monetization and distribution platform, announced that is has acquired AppHome for $2.5 million.

Belvedere Vodka announced a global partnership with digital agency Modus Operandi.

BlueConic introduced a customer journey simulation tool that enables marketers to experience and optimize different interactions whenever a customer engages a brand.

BrightTag announced that Warren Billington joined the company as managing director, Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia.

Conductor announced the launch of its web presence management platform.

Criteo announced that it reaches 924 million internet users per month with real-time, personalized ads according to comScore's monthly MMX report.

The Dalton Agency, a national advertising and public relations firm, announced today the promotion of Kevyn Faulkenberry as vice president and executive creative director for its Atlanta office.

Epoxy announced the launch of social-first video tools enabling online video creators to connect with their audience where they engage most.

Essence, the global digital agency, promoted Christian Juhl to global CEO, Matt Isaacs to executive chairman, Andrew Shebbeare to founding partner and global innovative director, and Andy Bonsall to executive consultant.

Figliulo&Partners welcomed Jon Randazzo to the newly-created role of creative director.

Jun Group announced the appointment of Daniel Feldstein as director of marketing.

Mathys+Potestio announced it has hired Jennette Lemley, former account manager for Vitamin T, to lead the Austin office as branch manager.

Mode Media announced it has named Steven Sottile VP of sales East.

PlaceIQ announced a partnership with Tapad. The partnership with Tapad means that PlaceIQ's unique location-based behavioral insights can be leveraged across platforms.

PoliteMail Software and Ragan Communications announced the results of a new survey report impacting the success of internal employee communications. The results show that global communicators measure less than half of their communications efforts due to the quality of data and available tools.

Telerik announced the results of an exceptional Q1 for Telerik DevCraft, its renowned suite of .NET development tools.

Viggle, an entertainment marketing platform that rewards fans for watching TV and listening to music, announced a partnership with Telescope, a technology company that powers real-time participation experiences across entertainment, sports, and advertising, to develop and manage custom TV play-along experiences for Viggle's "Viggle LIVE" real-time trivia game.

Vindico launched MatchPoint, a tool that gives advertisers capabilities for onboarding their offline customer databases into addressable online audiences.

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