Publicis Groupe launches The Pact, Powered by Epsilon

Public relations agencies company, Publicis Groupe has unveiled The Pact, Powered by Epsilon, a new solution to provide US midsize businesses with guaranteed outcomes, to maximise their return-on-advertising spend through the current crisis and to set the foundation for these businesses to be recovery ready.

Every marketing dollar invested in The Pact will be guaranteed to drive real business outcomes such as sales, new customer acquisitions, return-on-advertising spend, registrations, or other agreed KPIs. If results are not delivered, 100% of The Pact investment will be refunded.

Arthur Sadoun, Chairman & CEO of Publicis Groupe, commented: “With the acquisition of Epsilon, the plan has always been to create data-led packages using AI technology, to guarantee outcomes. We’ve accelerated that product roadmap in service of the times, and we’re starting with the clients that need it most: midsized companies.

Whilst they may be focused on cutting costs to weather the current storm, they are also well aware that driving sales is critical both now and when recovery returns.

They need to move immediately and create measurable business impact with scarce resources. Every dollar invested will have to deliver.

This is why we have created this unique product that is available now and allows clients to make investments backed by guarantees against targeted outcomes. If we don’t deliver, they get a total refund.

Midsized companies have very clear and measurable KPIs including sales, registration, coupon redemption, and new customer acquisition. These distinct KPIs allow for quick alignment on success criteria.

At a moment when lockdowns have generated new digital behaviours leading to massive additional insight on individual customers, we are able to bring to our clients what they need most in this uncertain period: the confidence to make the right investment for the future of their business.

After accelerating on Marcel for our people, we are now doing the same for our clients with The Pact. The Pact is the living proof of our commitment to help our clients get through the crisis today and transform for the world of tomorrow.”

The Pact is a package that combines the power of Epsilon’s CORE ID and AI with the unrivalled scale of Publicis Media. Epsilon’s CORE ID is the most accurate and stable identity management platform in the US It represents 200+ million people and is rooted in transactional data underpinned by powerful AI. Publicis Media boasts the largest media buying operation in the US, delivering unparalleled efficiency and competitive advantage for businesses.

Together, through The Pact, these capabilities tap into the proliferation of new data signals from rapidly changing consumer behaviours – such as increased streaming, evolving TV viewership and shopping shifting from in-store to online – to drive timely, relevant messaging. Epsilon’s CORE ID serves as the backbone for The Pact AI models that self-learn and re-write themselves every second to optimise to targeted KPIs.

The Pact harnesses the power of billions of digital contextual signals to deliver rich audiences, dynamic creative and one-to-one personalisation at scale. The Pact clients will be provided with transparent measurement of every marketing impression and conversion, with a guaranteed return.

“The rapid shift of behavioural data signals from our new normal of social distancing and shelter in place has further enriched the heart of Epsilon, Publicis Groupe’s data platform, by increasing digital touchpoints by more than 20%, making it an even more powerful, precise source for consumer understanding and personalisation at scale,” said Bryan Kennedy, CEO of Epsilon.

“By combining these newly boosted signals with our set of 200 million CORE IDs, powerful machine learning and private exchange of thousands of publishers, we created an outcome-based product for clients who need it most.”