The Amazon of Latin America has a $3.6 billion plan: Mercado Libre will invest 19 billion reais in Brazil, in part to fund its fintech arm—which poses an enormous threat to the region’s banks.
Property and casualty (P&C) insurers’ bottom lines are being hit by rising claims costs, belt-tightening consumers, and emerging risks that further complicate underwriting. They need to mine new pockets of growth while reversing negative trends in their core lines of home and auto.
Many retailers launched paid memberships over the past three years. For the most part, they were intended to increase revenues and build loyalty during the pandemic-driven ecommerce boom. But the slowdown in revenue growth indicates that consumers are only willing to spend so much on retail subscriptions, particularly amid economic uncertainty.
On today’s episode, we look at the various angles of generative AI in banking. In our "Headlines" segment, we discuss regulators' urgency to install oversight over the rapidly advancing technology. In "Story by Numbers," we examine the percentage of executives that are not aware of how fast generative AI is coming, as well as discuss an old number that has been around the finance world for a while about human customer service agents versus bots. And in "For Argument's Sake," we take sides in the debate over whether generative AI will raise the bar or level the playing field for small and regional banks. Tune in to the discussion with host Rob Rubin, our analyst Eleni Digalaki, and vice president of content strategy Dan Van Dyke.
Store visits to off-price retailers rose in April: The sector’s resilience is driving Macy’s and Nordstrom to expand their off-price banners.
On today's episode, we discuss the changing demographics of US physicians, how much money doctors make, and how to address physician burnout. "In Other News," we talk about which chatbots are the best at giving medical advice and why medical credit cards might not be as good as advertised. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Rajiv Leventhal and Lisa Phillips.
US connected TV (CTV) ad spend will continue to grow through 2027, when it will reach $40.90 billion, according to our forecast. Apart from a small bump next year, ad spend on TV (including broadcast and cable TV) will decline over the next few years. Still, TV’s share of total ad spend is larger than CTV’s, indicating it remains a key player in marketers’ ad strategies.
Regional banks clamoring for customers and deposits must update their digital marketing strategies.
On today's episode, we discuss Snapchat's first quarterly revenue decline since going public in 2017, what to make of the social platform's My AI chatbot, and how concerned we should be by Snapchat's inability to innovate (without being copied). "In Other News," we talk about TikTok ads bringing viewers back to bigger screens and what people are doing on different social media platforms. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Jasmine Enberg.
US digital ad spend growth will return to double digits next year at 11.2% growth, following 2023’s slower growth of 7.8%. Growth certainly won’t return to the 37.6% growth we saw in 2021, but it will increase steadily. Come 2025, US digital ad spend will pass $300 billion and keep climbing to nearly $400 billion by the end of 2027.
TikTok and generative AI have changed the brand marketing game more than any other development since the pivot to mobile, and social media marketers must adapt. Here are six takeaways from CMOs and marketing professionals on how to do just that.
Twitter’s CEO is a strategic pick that ultimately won’t do much: Linda Yaccarino is an experienced exec, but it may be too late to stop Twitter’s decline.
Walmart lags behind Amazon in total ecommerce sales, retail media ad dollars, and retail subscriptions. But there may be ways for it to minimize the gap in certain areas, namely search and AI capabilities.
For luxury brands, tapping into the partnership channel presents a unique opportunity to reach new audiences and maximize brand awareness. The pay-for-performance partnership model mitigates risk by allowing luxury brands to work with partners that can curate rich stories all the way down the purchase funnel for an established community.
The EU is ramping up its efforts in an antitrust probe into Apple Pay. But the Big Tech firm’s loyal customers should shield it from potential fallout.
Here are some things banks should consider when partnering with a fintech.
The BNPL provider embarked on a full restructure to regain growth and achieve profitability
Microsoft’s new Bing has had a persistent hold over headlines. Combine this with a third consecutive quarter of ad loss for YouTube and the picture for Google may look less than rosy. But the company remains in good shape, with overall earnings beating expectations. It remains dominant in search, and YouTube use is still remarkably high. Here’s a closer look.
On today's episode, we discuss whether AR will ever have a less gimmicky and more utilitarian use case, whether Roku is the biggest player in connected TV (CTV), if Apple can successfully move further into financial services, whether "dumb" flip phones might have a mini renaissance, what the world's busiest airports are, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our director of reports editing Rahul Chadha, vice president of Briefings Stephanie Taglianetti, and analyst Max Willens.
Google turns to generative AI to give shoppers a helping hand: The search engine aims to simplify consumers’ purchase decisions by arming consumers with more information.
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