Spotify and WPPs Data Alliance Enter Global Partnership

  • Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
  • Author: Tim Maytom
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Spotify-iOS-App.jpgData Alliance, a WPP company that provides enhanced access to data-driven marketing applications, has announced a global partnership with Spotify aimed at providing insights and generating new creative and programmatic solutions.

The collaboration between the two firms will focus on data, research and technical innovation, as well as expanding Spotifys reach in WPPs international markets.

The partnership will provide WPP with access to Spotifys unique listening preferences and behavioural data for its 100m users in 60 countries, and enable WPP and its clients to harness insights generated by this new source of data.

“WPP and Spotify are humanising quant data by harmonising it with music preferences as a new window into the mood and emotion of global audiences during daily moments,” said Nick Nyhan, CEO of WPPs Data Alliance. “Its not about just having data anymore, its about finding new ways to create connections through emotion.”

Among the benefits WPPs various companies will gain from the partnership are first-mover access to Spotifys mood data, as well as connected device usage for Spotify accounts and a place as the premier launch partner to Spotify in selected new launch markets.

“Todays announcement lays the foundation for a long term strategic alliance between Spotify and WPP,” said Alex Underwood, vice president and global head of agency and partnerships at Spotify. “This partnership will drive mutual growth and enable us to further unlock the power of technology, creativity and music data for brands.”

“The insights well develop from Spotifys behavioural data will help our clients realise a material marketplace advantage, aiding delivery of ads that are appropriate to the consumers mood and the device used,” said Harvey Goldhersz, CEO of GroupM Data & Analytics.

“Additionally, when connected to all of the other consuemr data we are able to gather from hundreds of sources, this will enhance our ability to have the most complete consumer view in order to help marketers achieve successful outcomes.”