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Meet the finalists: Heineken USA Startup Spotlight at ad:tech NY 2014

By Aby Sam Thomas on Sep 19, 2014

It’s time to place your bets—the finalists for this year’s ad:tech New York Startup Spotlight Series have been announced, which means the stage is now set for not one but four exciting competitions to play out on the ad:tech NEXT stage in November. In anticipation of the event, we at AllVoices are taking a closer look at all of the companies that made it to the final round of this series. To start things off, here’s our take on the startups that qualified for the Heineken USA Startup Spotlight challenge at this year’s edition of ad:tech New York: Instinctive With a recent study revealing that 69 percent of marketers think native advertising is valuable, Instinctive’s presence as a finalist in this Startup Spotlight challenge is hardly surprising. Instinctive, a native advertising and conte

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