Before SEAL Metrics, we built Adinton, Marketing Attribution Software. In 2019, my son pushed me to be more Privacy-friendly. This is the story:
In 2013, I didn’t understand why marketers made low-level marketing when we had as much data as we needed to make better decisions, better marketing.
We have always believed in Sustainable Marketing. Marketing that:
Which is why we created Adinton. Years later we are so proud of helping a lot of e-commerce, lead gen companies to produce more sustainable marketing.
We created Adinton with no help from investors, VC or Business Angels. We fought against big tech companies with huge sales teams. Even as the smallest company we were the ones who understood the marketers’ needs because we’re marketers!
SEAL is our new project, although for us it isn’t new. We started working with Cookieless technology in 2016!!!
We created a Cookieless Ad fraud Detect Software based on digital fingerprinting. Our technology was able to detect which device was clicking on our customers’ ads even when they delete cookies, local/session storage,…. change IPs… We caught them!!!!
When GDPR came into play a couple of years ago, and our Legal Team explained to us that our “big problem is not the GDPR, it will be the ePrivacy Regulation”, but a couple of years ago, ePrivacy Regulation was barely being created. It was clear at that stage how much it would affect marketers and their campaigns. So, we decided to keep working with cookies until we have clear information about ePrivacy.
On October 31st, 2020, when the new cookies regulations were launched, we started to measure the impact of this regulation on our customer’s marketing campaigns. In the beginning, the impact was minimal.
But all changed the day that I had to explain to my 9-year-old son why he should accept or reject cookies, I saw crystal clear that we need to protect his/our privacy as internet citizens.
He asked me why he always found a frame asking to accept or reject something. As a Marketing attribution specialist, I quickly answered that he can accept cookies. But after a couple of minutes, I decided that I probably was wrong. As you can imagine, cookies are not the problem, the problem is how companies and professionals are working with the information that we share with them.
A couple of days later I shared my thoughts with the team, and together we decided to take our first steps towards creating a technology that is useful for companies as well as respects user privacy.
We need to protect the privacy of our users.
We need to protect the privacy of our company.
We need to create a profitable business.
We need to keep working on our marketing campaigns.
We need to protect our “online freedom”.
That is why we developed SEAL Privacy-first analytics for Marketers.