4C’s technology is built on more than 30 years of computational science research by Founder and Chief Scientist Dr. Alok Choudhary at prestigious institutions such as Northwestern University. After applying advanced analytical models on complex topics such as astrophysics, weather prediction, and epidemic detection, Alok turned his algorithms to social media data to uncover detailed consumer behavior insights.
In 2011, Alok founded VoxSup to leverage his data science and build new technology for social advertising. In 2013, VoxSup acquired social intelligence platform The Echo System – after the partners met when one was upgraded to airplane seat 4C – to deliver enhanced insights for brands using social data. In 2014, VoxSup rebranded as 4C and launched a product using proprietary social media affinity data to improve TV advertising measurement and planning.
In 2015, 4C was the first company to offer self-serve software solutions for Pinterest and Instagram advertising on the same platform as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. We also introduced a TV verification product leveraging set-top box data.
Also in 2015, 4C acquired Teletrax from Civolution to create the most comprehensive global platform for multi-screen media. Teletrax boasts the world’s largest TV monitoring network with proprietary technology originally spun-off from Royal Philips Electronics. We’re now tracking 2,100+ channels in 76 countries.
In 2016, 4C bolstered its TV Synced Ads offering with bespoke solutions for two of the most shared media experiences – politics and sports. Later in the year, 4C launched a new Advertising Analytics product that helps marketers understand the impact of TV on social and vice versa using our unique combination of data. We also announced that 4C is rapidly developing solutions for Advanced TV and we’re proud to be a Snapchat Partner.
To this day, 4C remains committed to helping advertisers, agencies and media owners seize the moment and maximize value. Our tools enable delivery of the right message to the right person in the right place at the right time. With world-class clients and partners, as well as 5 patents protecting our innovations, 4C is well-positioned to lead the change the industry has been waiting for.