Criteo + Orange + Deezer = INSIDERS

by bold-lichterman

  • Criteo acquires HookLogic to strengthen the performance of its marketing platform.
  • Orange becomes the majority shareholder of Groupama Banque.
  • Deezer and join forces to allow artists to sponsor their music.
  • Eelway is testing its mobile left-luggage service at AccorHotels.
  • Bouygues Immobilier is joining forces with Stratumn and Energisme to develop its energy smart grid.
  • Early Metrics and the Paris-Dauphine Foundation are joining forces to lend 220,000 euros to six start-ups.
  • The Companeo group is launching Uptobiz, its B2B start-up accelerator.
  • Today’s figure: The Île-de-France region is investing 36.5 million euros to upgrade 8 high schools to “100% digital”.
  • Image of the day: The French are gradually turning away from bank branches.
  • Today’s budget: MonAlbumPhoto chooses Creads for its online communication.
  • The appointment of the day: Laetitia Rossille becomes Consulting Director in charge of the Corporate Division at Ogilvy Public Relations.
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criteoCriteo, French specialist in advertising retargeting, announced the acquisition of the American start-up HookLogic. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. However, the transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of Criteo’s fiscal year.

This acquisition aims to strengthen the performance of its marketing platform. In particular, this will bring together brands and e-commerce giants. “With the acquisition of HookLogic, Criteo adds a complementary performance marketing solution to its portfolio, focusing on the ability to deliver more value to brands and distributors“, said Eric Eichmann, CEO of Criteo.

stephane-richard-orangeOrange enters the capital of Groupama Bank up to 65%. The operation was validated by the French and European regulatory and prudential authorities. By becoming the majority shareholder of Groupama Banque, the French operator officially confirms the creation of Orange Bank.

Orange began the process to buy back 65% of Groupama Banque’s capital last April. The French operator’s mobile banking will be operational from January 2017. André Coisne, former CEO of BforBank, Crédit Agricole’s online bank, debauched by Orange in June, will take over as head of Orange Bank.

The acquisition of a majority stake in Groupama Banque enables the group to pursue its strategy of diversification in mobile financial services through the creation of Orange Bank», Note Stephane Richard (opposite), CEO of Orange. Faced with the recurring decline in its turnover in France, the operator is indeed relying on online banking to become a new growth driver. The incumbent operator will notably be able to rely on its 27 million customers to launch Orange Bank across the country. Orange has set itself the goal of reaching 2 million customers and is targeting turnover of 400 million euros by 2018 for its mobile banking.

Read also: The divorce between Orange and Crédit Agricole soon?

deezer-feature-fmThe music streaming specialist Deezer partners with, a music platform for natively highlighting music titles. This partnership allows artists to promote their songs to their audience directly from the Deezer platform.

Like a brand that sponsors content so that it can be seen by certain categories of Internet users, artists will be able to ensure that their music is offered to Internet users with similar musical tastes. As with any song, Internet users can share them, add them to favorites, or play them. A year ago, Spotify launched its “Spotify Fan Insights” dashboard, for “help artists better understand Spotify listeners“.

travel plane bookingEelway, a start-up which offers a mobile left-luggage service to tourists, has entered into a partnership with AccorHotels to test its offer in several of the group’s Parisian hotels. The service developed by Eelway allows travelers to book a concierge who comes to collect their luggage at the place desired by tourists. They can then pick them up at the airport or train station at the desired time. Until now, the service was available at Orly and Roissy-CDG airports and at all Paris intramural stations.

This partnership with AccorHotels thus marks an expansion of the offer offered by Eelway. “Hotel guests want to enjoy their stay without worrying about their luggage. This is precisely the objective of our mobile locker“, Explain Fabien Coeur-Uni, co-founder and president of Eelway. Last July, the French start-up completed a first round of funding of 200,000 euros.

richard-caetanoBouygues Immobilier presents, on the occasion of Microsoft’s Experiences Days, the demonstrator of its “smart grid” energy project, which should allow photovoltaic energy produced in a district to be consumed in the same district.

To develop this demonstrator, the real estate group joined forces with the start-up Stratumn, specialized in blockchain, and Energism, specializing in the optimization of energy expenditure.

By using a blockchain to guarantee the integrity of a piece of information or a process, we ensure its transparency, traceability and immutability at low cost. Stratumn has built a prototype to validate the fact that blockchain technology facilitates and secures all energy credit transactions within a peer-to-peer network.“, Explain Richard Caetano, CEO of Stratumn.

The demonstrator must be tested in real conditions in the Confluence district in Lyon, which already houses a Demonstrator from the Institut de la Ville Durable. The project will be extended to a larger area by the first quarter of 2017. A similar project was announced last April in Brooklyn with the TransActive Grid network.

Antoine BaschieraThe Paris-Dauphine Foundation has partnered with Early Metrics to finance start-ups from D-Incubator. Based on the scores assigned by Early Metrics, a committee of entrepreneurship experts meets every four months to select the start-ups benefiting from a zero-interest loan granted by the Paris-Dauphine Honor Loan Fund.

Thus, this system has made it possible to finance six start-ups (Digifood, Collock, Appie, WeFoot, ShorTouch and Transaction Connect) since the start of the year to the tune of 220,000 euros. “90% of startups disappear within two years of their creation. For Paris-Dauphine, Early Metrics ratings help identify and reduce risks when granting honor loans“, precise Antoine Baschiera, CEO of Early Metrics.

philippe-dokesThe group Companeo, B2B marketing specialist, launches Uptobiz, its accelerator dedicated to B2B start-ups. The program, which lasts at least 6 months, is based on two main pillars: accommodation in a workspace set up in the group’s new premises in Suresnes, and support.

“Our program will enable them to meet the challenges specific to the B2B ecosystem. It is above all about transmitting Companeo’s know-how and supporting them in their development (strategy, network, legal, financing, etc.)“, Explain Philippe Dokès director of Uptobiz. Start-ups eligible for the acceleration program must generate the majority of their income from business customers.

school-benches-woodThe start of the school year was “100% digital” for 8 high schools in the Ile-de-France region. Use of interactive whiteboards and tablets, use of videos in progress, learning the code: all the infrastructures but also the pedagogy have been revised to make the pilot establishments go all-digital. As part of this project, the Region also plans to work with private actors (start-ups, companies) offering educational innovation tools, but also solutions for intelligent building management, personnel management, etc.

The total budget for the operation is estimated at 36.5 million euros, broken down as follows: 33.5 million euros in investments and 3 million euros in operating costs. At the same time, the Ile-de-France Region is working to connect Ile-de-France high schools to very high speed, with the aim of covering all high schools by 2020.

Online banking services are attracting more and more French people, according to the results of the 6th edition of the study Bank and customer relations produced by Deloitte. In fact, more than a quarter of French people say they do not use any service offered by their bank branch, with the exception of ATMs; they were 18% in this case 2 years ago. Another observation of the consulting firm, if it is only used today by 27% of French people to consult their accounts, the mobile is developing rapidly, to the detriment of fixed computers.


** Methodology: survey carried out among more than 3,300 customers, in 21 different banks.

Nicolas duboisMy photo album, a company specializing in the printing and shaping of printed and bound photo books, has decided to award the creation of its online communication media to the creative studio in SaaS Creads Partners.

At MonAlbumPhoto, there are two of us on the creative team, which is why we regularly call on freelancers and an agency. However, we often needed more responsiveness and specific skills“, Explain Nicolas Dubois of Mont-Marin, artistic director of MonAlbumPhoto, to justify this choice.

laetitia-rossilleA little over one and a half after her arrival as Associate Director of the Corporate Pole ofOgilvy Public Relations, Laetitia Rossille is appointed Consulting Director in charge of this same division within the agency. A graduate of the HEC MBA, Laetita Rossille began her career as a Consultant at Publicis, before taking responsibility for press relations at GDF Suez.

Since joining the Ogilvy Public Relations agency, Laetitia has developed the agency’s “crisis” offer, as well as new training in partnership with Resiliency, a subsidiary of the French High Committee for Civil Defense. As Consulting Director, her mission will be to support the deployment of the Corporate Division’s growth strategy.

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