When, at age 18, Anda Gansca left her home in Transylvania, Romania, to study at Stanford, she had two passions: data science and political philosophy. Data science won out, and she went on to launch Knotch, a company focused on helping brand CMOs measure their content marketing initiatives.
That challenge has become more urgent this year with major algorithmic changes to Facebook. This week on “AdExchanger Talks,” Gansca talks about her journey as a founder and how CMOs work with her to implement meaningful content analytics.
“One of the biggest shifts we’ve seen is a massive focus on owned content,” she says. “Brands are realizing how important it is to have a direct relationship with your audience, where you control not just the message but the context it’s delivered in. Everyone I know who is either a thought-leading CMO or a technology company is trying to move away from social.”
Knotch was founded on the principle that content metrics require an independent arbiter. According to Gansca, marketers have been forced to rely on a hodgepodge of self-reported analytics from publisher partners.
Also in this episode: Knotch’s product road map, Transylvania’s startup scene and what CMOs want.