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Clinch Named A Leader in Creative Advertising Technologies, Q4 2020 Report

Clinch Named A Leader in Creative Advertising Technologies, Q4 2020 Report

NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Clinch, the Personalization Everywhere company that provides cross-channel dynamic creative optimization (DCO) technology to the world’s leading advertisers, today announced that it has been named a “Leader” in The Forrester Wave™:  Creative Advertising Technologies, Q4 2020 Report (Wave). 

Not only does Clinch offer the ability to leverage first- and third-party data to create thousands of versions of static and video creative to ensure that the right consumer receives the right message at the right time, the company can feedback intelligent insights to clients to make real-time campaign adjustments for the strongest return on ad spend (ROAS). Today, Clinch works with some of the biggest companies in the world including Anheuser Busch Inbev.

Clinch received their highest scores across the following categories:

  • Strategy
  • Ad building and assembly
  • Identity

To download the complete Forrester Wave: Creative Advertising Technologies, Q4 2020 report, visit:

“As former creative and media agency executives, we saw that marketers require the flexibility to personalize creative across platforms and formats. We believe being recognized by Forrester as a leader validates our technology and acknowledges the great results we have achieved on behalf of our clients around the world. The future of media advertising is focused on personalized video, and Clinch’s platform can bring this to brands today,” said Oz Etzioni, CEO of Clinch. 

According to the Forrester report:

“Clinch appeals to data-rich clients developing a tailored creative adtech solution. Clinch, a smaller, more recent entrant in the creative adtech space, has grown from the last Forrester Wave in terms of its revenue, employee base, scope and offering. As one referenced noted, ‘It’s evolved – it’s not the same Clinch we hired.’ With a stated vision of ‘personalization everywhere,’ it continues to add new channels and formats to its offering, expanding

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The Future Of Advertising Is A Creative Leader On Top, Not MBAs Or Financial Executives

The Future Of Advertising Is A Creative Leader On Top, Not MBAs Or Financial Executives

Just imagine a professional wrestler as editor of The New York Times or a package designer as head of Goldman Sachs. Far-fetched? But that’s exactly what happens in advertising. The people on the top never wrote a tagline, or produced an ad.

When J. Walter Thompson founded the first modern agency in 1868, he started as a salesman of newspaper ads. He soon realized that, to boost ad sales, he should offer creative services to potential advertisers: and, thus, the first “agency” was formed. For the next 100 years “creatives” would be running the best agencies, along with that of setting the agenda and vision – legends like Rubicam, Burnett, Ogilvy and Bernbach. 

However, the consolidation of the advertising industry by a bunch of financial executives and the creation of the holding companies in the Eighties meant a shift in philosophy. While most creative leaders over the years were also excellent businessmen, they were viewed by holding company czars as risky and emotional “artists.”

To mitigate what they perceived as a problem they brought in hordes of pencil-pushing MBAs to the business. That created layers of middle management that slowed down innovation and drove creativity away. The result was the deterioration of the quality of the advertising over time. Legacy agencies now have a ratio of 60-40 MBAs to creatives, as agencies became less productive and inefficient, according to our proprietary data. 

In most advertising agencies, the creative team now takes its direction, ultimately, from a chief executive with a background in business or finance or client services – in other words, someone who has not write a line of copy ever, in their lives, and who is not familiar with how their company’s products are invented. 

“Creative” is not a department. It’s permeates everything between the agency

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HighRadius Adds New Leader to Accelerate Fintech Adoption for Clients

HighRadius Adds New Leader to Accelerate Fintech Adoption for Clients


HighRadius, a fintech enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company specializing in automating the order-to-cash and treasury management processes, today announced the addition of Jared Lane as Vice President, Digital Transformation. Jared and his team, in collaboration with partners, will accelerate the adoption of HighRadius products to transform finance processes to deliver quantifiable business results.

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HighRadius adds New Leader to Accelerate Fintech Adoption for Clients (Photo: Business Wire)

Jared brings over 20 years of experience in helping the C-suite at Global 2000 companies modernize their back-office tech stack. Prior to joining HighRadius, Jared was Chief of Staff, Worldwide Sales for Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions. Jared holds a bachelor’s degree in Information and Operations Management from Texas A&M University.

“CFOs are fast-tracking their finance digital transformation initiatives in this uncertain economy,” said Sashi Narahari, President and CEO of HighRadius. “I’m thrilled to have Jared join the team to support our 500+ clients to adopt HighRadius technology to drive operational efficiency and insights.”

“I am excited to join the HighRadius team and help to build on the solid foundation developed over the last decade,” Jared said. “HighRadius is perfectly positioned to help its clients transform their business for better customer experience and thrive in the ever-changing business and market conditions.”

About HighRadius Corporation

HighRadius is a Fintech enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company that leverages Artificial Intelligence-based Autonomous Systems to help companies automate Accounts Receivable and Treasury processes. The HighRadius® Integrated Receivables platform reduces cycle times in your order-to-cash process through automation of receivables and payments processes across credit, electronic billing and payment processing, cash application, deductions, and collections. HighRadius® Treasury Management Applications help teams achieve touchless cash management, accurate cash forecasting and seamless bank reconciliation. Powered by the Rivana

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Lebanon’s Sunni Leader Hariri Says He Fears Civil Strife as Financial Crisis Hardens | World News

Lebanon’s Sunni Leader Hariri Says He Fears Civil Strife as Financial Crisis Hardens | World News

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s leading Sunni Muslim politician, former premier Saad al-Hariri, said on Thursday he feared civil strife as the country sinks into its worst financial crisis since a 1975-1990 civil war.

“I fear a civil war and what is happening in terms of carrying arms and what we are seeing in terms of military displays in the street … means the collapse of the state,” Hariri said in a TV interview.

Lebanon’s financial meltdown since last year has wiped out the value of the currency and sent inflation soaring. It has fuelled unrest in a country where divisions run deep since a war fought along sectarian lines.

Hariri, a Western ally traditionally aligned with Gulf states, also said Lebanon had no way out of the crisis other than a programme with the International Monetary Fund.

IMF talks stalled earlier this year over disputes among Lebanese government officials, bankers and political parties about the scale of the country’s vast financial losses.

Hariri added he would only return as prime minister if there was agreement by Lebanon’s many fractious politicians on securing an IMF deal.

Huge protests – by people furious at the ruling elite they accused of corruption – toppled his government around a year ago.

Wrangling among Lebanese parties blocked talks on a new cabinet last month, in a blow to a French effort to pull the nation out of crisis. The outgoing government quit over the explosion at Beirut port which killed nearly 200 people and wrecked the capital in August.

Foreign donors have made clear there will be no fresh aid unless the heavily indebted state begins reforms it has long ignored to tackle waste and corruption.

(Reporting by Laila Bassam and Samia Nakhoul; additional reporting by Hesham Abdul Khalek in Cairo; editing by Grant McCool)

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company: An Undervalued Market Leader With A Multi-Year Growth Runway (NYSE:TSM)

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company: An Undervalued Market Leader With A Multi-Year Growth Runway (NYSE:TSM)

The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSM) is the world’s first and largest dedicated semiconductor foundry. It is also the lead player with a market share estimate of between 51.5% and 53.9%. In distant second place is Samsung Electronics (OTC:SSNLF) (OTC:SSNNF), with an estimated 17.4% to 18.8% share of the market. What makes TSMC unique is that it has managed to stay ahead of the pack since it was founded in 1987, and it continues to invest heavily in advanced wafer technologies and processes to maintain its lead and strengthen its position in a growing segment.

Source: Statista

How Big is the Foundry Market and How Fast is TMSC Growing?

The global semiconductor foundry market is projected to grow from around $42 billion in 2019 to over $62 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 6.75%.

By comparison, TSMC grew its Q2-20 revenue by 28.9% and H1-20 revenue by 35.2%, both over their prior periods in terms of NT$ (New Taiwan dollars.) Although there was a prolonged decline until Q1-19 in quarterly YoY revenue growth, positive growth returned in Q2-19 and double-digit YoY revenue growth has been reported since Q3-19 in NT$ terms. It’s clear that TSMC is outperforming the overall market by a significant margin in recent quarters, specifically in H1-20.

Source: AnandTech

As of H1-20, TSMC had the highest EUV or Extreme Ultraviolet installed base at 50%, as well as 60% of global wafer capacity, which shows its dominance of the semiconductor foundry market.

Short-term Growth Indicators

H2-20 is also shaping up to be a period of strong revenue growth, and there are a couple of reasons for this:

First of all, Apple, Inc. (AAPL) has tapped TSMC’s entire 5nm capacity for its A14 Bionic chip in the upcoming iPhone 12 and other devices, in addition to future

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