Advertising & Marketing

With an increasing number of ways to discover, research, and buy products, the customer journey is becoming less linear and more spread across touchpoints in the physical and digital worlds. We break down these changes and what retailers need to do to stay in touch with their consumers.

On today's episode, we present our first-ever live recorded podcast segment of "Behind the Numbers Reimagining Retail," recorded during our "Attention!" summit. In the episode, hosts Sara Lebow and Marcus Johnson quiz our vice president of content Suzy Davidkhanian against her retail team—analysts Sky Canaves, Blake Droesch, and Zak Stambor—in a game show focused around consumer shopping behavior, how people perceive resale value, and whether folks want to use AR to shop.

Finding the time to develop ad campaigns specific to a particular social platform is challenging. At HelloFresh, the meal kit brand has embraced a “don’t create ads, create TikToks” mantra to inspire creativity and give teams their valuable time back.

Latin America’s digital economy powers growth: Region will lead world in digital ad spending and ecommerce sales gains in 2023.

On today's episode, we discuss why time spent online is falling, how folks use social media, and people's changing search behaviors. "In Other News" we talk about the most interesting developments to come out of this year’s MWC event. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Bill Fisher and Angela Wiesenmüller, vice president of global demand generation at Meltwater.

Marketers may be nervous about increasing advertising spend in an unstable economic climate, but doing so can be a strategic move given that recessions are often followed by periods of prosperity and growth.

Private 5G partnership could boost enterprise adoption: The rise in ransomware and security exploits in enterprise will accelerate private 5G solutions. Provider consolidation can go a long way in gaining adoption.

Gen Z adults are more likely to pay attention to social media advertising than US adults overall, according to CivicScience. By comparison, the general adult population tends to notice other online ads and TV commercials.

Amazon, One Medical, and BetterHelp targeted by the FTC: The federal agency issued a $7.8 million fine over use of patient health data. But it’s also looking for deceptive promises of privacy.

On today's episode, we discuss the US public's everyday awareness of AI, whether generative AI is more than just a hyper-advanced predictive text tool, and whether AI search might actually be a disaster. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Jacob Bourne and Yory Wurmser.

Though ecommerce growth has slowed from its explosive surge during 2020, it continues to make up a larger portion of total retail sales. Here are four strategies to cut through the noise and create a product-first, customer-centric strategy.

Retail media will be a $45 billion market this year and will continue to grow by about $10 billion in 2024, according to our forecast. Currently, the majority of retail media ad spend is driven by search. But the next phase will be driven by upper-funnel formats and in-store ad opportunities.

Generative AI could revolutionize various verticals within banking. Here's our take on the top four areas where the technology could have the greatest impact.

A new report from demand-side platform RTB House suggests FLEDGE, Google’s privacy-preserving retargeting solution, is gaining traction. But it may not be happening fast enough to keep the industry afloat when third-party cookies are deprecated in Chrome in 2024.

Brands were abuzz at eTail West 2023 in Palm Springs this week, talking about tech, loyalty, and integration. Here are our top five takeaways from brands like GNC, Poshmark, and Spanx.

Europe expands IT budgets in face of recession fears: Artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and software are technology’s bright spots, while devices continue to slump. We look at Europe’s growth opportunities.

On today's episode, we discuss why Disney+ lost around 3 million subscribers, how much its new ad-supported tier can move the needle, and whether The Walt Disney Co. is more likely to buy the rest of—or sell—Hulu. "In Other News," we talk about how connected TV (CTV) viewers feel about "enhanced" ad formats and what a new category of video called "accompanying in-stream" is all about. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Paul Verna.

Across generations, the majority of US adults are concerned about the privacy of their health data within smartphone apps, according to Morning Consult. While the percentage of those with concerns has declined for all except Gen Z since 2021, older adults are still more likely to have this worry.

Reddit finally sees the value in being a search engine: Improvements to its in-app search are crucial if it wants to capture more user attention.

The AI-driven future is here for streetwear company Snipes, according to Jenna Posner, chief digital officer, speaking at eTail West 2023 this week. Snipes is using AI tools now to integrate new merchandise into its platform, driving efficiency for getting product listings live.