On today's podcast episode, we discuss what happens now that the actors strike is over, how the Super Bowl is fundamentally changing, whether live sports need new shorter content, what's next for WhatsApp, why people immigrate to the US, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our forecasting writer Ethan Cramer-Flood, forecasting analyst Zach Goldner, and director of forecasting Oscar Orozco.
On today's podcast episode, we discuss the good, the bad, and what's missing from President Biden's new AI safety executive order. "In Other News," we talk about the potential of Microsoft's AI Copilot and Elon Musk's new AI chatbot called Grok. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Jacob Bourne and Gadjo Sevilla.
Time spent on media and consumer spending are plateauing, making one company's gain another's loss. Diving into these market dynamics, we explore innovative strategies for advertisers and retailers to win consumers in the new digital era.
On today's podcast episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we discuss the differences between how US and UK consumers shop for groceries. Then, for "Pop-Up Rankings," we rank two grocery stores doing digital well, two taking an alternate approach, and why both can work. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analysts Blake Droesch and Carina Perkins.
Half of US B2B marketers say that email marketing is the channel that has the biggest impact on their multichannel strategy, outpacing social media (33%) and content marketing (26%), per April 2023 Ascend2 and Zoominfo data.
Earlier this month, a story in The Verge set fire to the SEO world, describing the stereotypes of SEO professionals as “that of a hustler: a content goblin willing to eschew rules, morals, and good taste in exchange for eyeballs and mountains of cash. A nihilist in it for the thrills, a prankster gleeful about getting away with something.”
Despite Meta’s strong year, ByteDance is close behind: TikTok owner’s $29 billion in Q2 revenues rivals US giant, which lags far behind in growth.
On today's podcast episode, we discuss whether Amazon's online sales business glass is half full (or half empty), if you should advertise on Amazon without selling there, and how much offering primary care to Prime members can move the needle. "In Other News," we talk about Bed Bath & Beyond's marketing, its comeback, and why Pinterest beat everyone's expectations. Tune in to the discussion with our director of Briefings Jeremy Goldman and analyst Zak Stambor.
HomeGoods shut down its ecommerce business because in October it was unable to recreate the in-store treasure-hunting experience customers know and love online. Meanwhile, Amazon is struggling to master brick-and-mortar because it doesn’t know what in-store shoppers want.
On today's podcast episode, we discuss a new lawsuit against Meta for designing its products to be addictive to kids, new paid ad-free versions of Facebook and Instagram, and where Threads engagement is at. "In Other News," we talk about whether we will ever come together again on social media and if AI can help us get there. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Jasmine Enberg and director of Briefings Jeremy Goldman.
77.6 million people in the US will use Uber or Lyft next year, according to our August 2023 forecast.
On today's podcast episode, we discuss the likelihood that news influencers will replace traditional media, whether in-store sampling can make a comeback, how many ads are enough ads, what the science says about social media being addictive, why more brands don't encourage consumers to recycle, where daylight savings time actually comes from, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our vice president of content Suzy Davidkhanian and analysts Bill Fisher and Carina Perkins.
Knowing and trusting a brand is the top factor influencing purchase decisions for US adults, particularly among those ages 55 and older, per an August 2023 CivicScience survey.
Last week, YouTube announced excluded themes at Brand Safety Summit, providing a way for advertisers to keep their ads from showing up next to news, gaming, health, or political content by checking a box. The updates should help brands looking to avoid unsavory contexts when serving ads, though this relies on YouTube’s ability to classify these categories correctly.
Connected TV (CTV) advertising has evolved from a brand-new way to reach consumers into one of the fastest growing ad channels, but it hasn’t been without growing pains. Learn what CTV features marketers expect will improve in the next one to three years, according to new research from MNTN.
Amazon will offer grocery delivery to non-Prime members nationwide: The retail giant also plans to resume opening Amazon Fresh stores next year.
On today's podcast episode, we discuss how much audiobooks can move the needle for Spotify, how engaging its app is versus Netflix and TikTok, and how much of its podcast success is tied to Joe Rogan. "In Other News," we talk about how badly AI can hurt your company's customer service and why Google has called for a ban on personalized ads for minors. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Daniel Konstantinovic.
Retailers invest in shoppable TV ads after seeing early results: Walmart, Amazon, and Home Depot are banking on the format’s interactivity and ability to grab viewers’ attention to drive holiday sales.
On today's podcast episode, we discuss how Snapchat+ is getting on, how much of a focus AR will be for the company going forward, and why user growth is doing just fine ... but revenue growth is not. "In Other News," we talk about the differences between the terms "influencer" and "creator" and what to make of LinkedIn's significant 1-billionth-member milestone. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Jasmine Enberg.
Over half (55%) of US adults think that businesses should take a public stance on climate change, per May 2023 data from Bentley University and Gallup. Nearly as many (52%) think companies should take a stand on mental health.
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