Meta proposes ad-free subscriptions for EU users: A strategic shift ahead of 2024's Digital Services Act, with global implications.
On today's podcast episode, we discuss who the LGBTQ+ community are, their relationship with advertisers, and what advertisers are getting wrong. "In Other News," we talk about the battle between TikTok and Instagram for young people's attention and which X (formerly Twitter) users are leaving the platform the fastest. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Paola Flores-Marquez.
Despite the rise of ecommerce, nearly 85% of US retail sales still occur in-store, according to our forecast. To attract customers to physical stores, brands must continually innovate to offer memorable experiences.
As the DOJ’s antitrust trial over Google Search continues, the ad giant could be at real risk of having to alter its search business. “The DOJ has a really strong case here,” said our analyst Evelyn Mitchell-Wolf on our “Behind the Numbers” podcast. “It's not looking great for Google.”
On today's podcast episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we discuss what makes people need to go into a store, what makes them want to go into a store, and the leading in-store pain points. Then for "Pop-Up Rankings," we rank the top four must-visit store experiences. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analysts Sky Canaves and Zak Stambor.
Microsoft is picking up ad spend by improving search, social, and video features, as well as improving ad targeting and measurement. The company is also inserting itself into the rapidly growing retail media market. In the last few weeks, Microsoft has announced a slew of updates that will help it expand its business.
As brands seek to diversify the number of places they sell their goods, retailers should consider building out a marketplace model that can help brands reach more customers while also cutting down on retailer costs and creating new revenue streams. You don’t need to be Amazon to launch a third-party marketplace—Macy’s, Michaels, and H&M have all gotten marketplaces off the ground in the last year or so.
On today's podcast episode, we discuss the significance of the Amazon-Anthropic deal and what's possible now that ChatGPT can talk to you and see things. "In Other News," we talk about whether Bard AI integrations can help Google catch up to the competition and why one company is producing 10,000 humanoid robots. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Jacob Bourne and Gadjo Sevilla.
On today’s podcast episode, we discuss how banks are adjusting their ad spending in a world with high rates, economic turmoil, and a shift to digital advertising. • In our “Headlines” segment, we dig deep on a recently published Insider Intelligence report covering our forecasts for ad spending by US banks and credit unions. • In “Story by Numbers,” we discuss how fewer mortgages are affecting banks' net interest income and what that means for their marketing budgets. We also examine Ally Bank’s increased ad spending. • In “For Argument’s Sake,” we talk about how large banks are doubling down on digital ad spending while smaller institutions are cutting their spending, which could lead to the eventual demise of smaller traditional banks. Tune in to the discussion with host Rob Rubin and our director of forecasting Oscar Orozco.
Marketers are the masters of the portmanteau—a combination of two existing words into a new concept. Words like “phygital,” “fediverse,” and “edutainment” are tossed around, but what do they actually mean? Here are a few of our favorites.
Amazon’s search capabilities are set for an AI-powered upgrade: The retailer will incorporate a chatbot to offer customers personalized suggestions based on their queries and shopping history.
On today's podcast episode, we discuss the significance of Google's antitrust trial, the Department of Justice's (DOJ's) case against Google, Google's defense, and what the possible—and likely—outcomes might be. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Evelyn Mitchell-Wolf.
The store is no longer the only place where consumers can discover and shop for consumer packaged goods (CPG) products. Younger generations are finding products via search and social media, while Amazon Prime Day offers shoppers the opportunity to stock up on essentials for less.
Toys R Us looks to fill a hole in the retail landscape: It plans to rapidly expand its physical presence by opening up to two dozen flagship stores.
On today's podcast episode, we discuss what Amazon's next big hit is, whether X (formerly Twitter) might become a subscription-only platform, whether SEO is already dead, if most retailers will stop offering free shipping, the shortest commercial flight you can take today, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our director of reports editing Rahul Chadha and analysts Ross Benes and Blake Droesch.
Deciding how to target customers when they engage in an array of digital channels both online and in-store is the essence of an omnichannel strategy. It’s no easy task, but, luckily, omnichannel connections, in-store retail media opportunities, and experiential and experimental tools can help advertisers build a more robust customer profile and target shoppers where they are.
In July and August, the US ad market saw its first consecutive two months of growth in over a year, according to Standard Media’s US Ad Market Tracker. Platforms are focused on keeping that momentum alive with several updates. Multiple platforms are boasting improved AI targeting and enhanced connected TV ad solutions. Here is everything new in September.
Diverging from conventional industry strategies, Honda is addressing customers’ charging needs ahead of launching its electric SUVs in 2024.
On today's special podcast episode, we continue our monthly show where we discuss the biggest trends of the moment and the newest research, sprinkle in some analysis, and bundle it up into a quiz. Every month, three of our analysts representing their respective coverage area teams compete against each other. (We also encourage you to play along at home.) We keep a running score and will crown a winning team at the end of the year. Today, we cover retail media network investment and experimentation, the generative AI (genAI) bubble, and Google's dominance. Tune in to the discussion with this month's contestants: our vice president of content Suzy Davidkhanian, analyst Evelyn Mitchell-Wolf, and vice president of Briefings Stephanie Taglianetti.
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