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Media Buying

Apple’s lack of experience managing ads is showing: Its new App Store placements were flooded with gambling ads, prompting a widespread backlash.

Despite the fact that Meta has bulked up its ad offerings quite a bit this year, its ad revenues were down nearly 4% in the third quarter.

Big Tech’s economic omen: Tech giants’ earnings show steep declines in profits and the effects of reduced consumer spending and plunging ad revenues, It marks the end of pandemic-era growth and a continued downturn.

WPP, which owns advertising agencies Ogilvy, Wunderman Thompson, and VMLY&R, boosted its guidance this week after reporting a 10.3% increase in revenues.

Amazon broadens advertising appeal with latest ad updates: The retailer is adding new formats and expanding the verticals that can advertise on its platform.

Meta faces rocky road to reverse underperformance: Q3 shows revenue outlook weakening as metaverse projects swell expenses.

For many buyers, it’s simple: They make a purchase when they find something they want to buy. There are, of course, many ways that social users can find products they like on social media. And our exclusive primary research reveals that there is a multitude of other reasons why buyers choose to make purchases on social platforms.

With a growing number of streaming channels, it can be challenging for marketers to put together a comprehensive connected TV (CTV) strategy. But it’s never been more important to do so. This year, we estimate that CTV ad spend will total $18.89 billion. As growth accelerates, that number will double by 2026, reaching $38.83 billion.

Beyond static billboards: Though traditional outdoor signs still account for the majority of spending on out-of-home ads, digital formats are making gains.

DoorDash’s latest ad moves are designed with CPGs in mind: The delivery platform launched several new tools to make it easier for brands to build, manage, and measure campaigns.

While other publishers have struggled in the wake of Apple’s AppTrackingTransparency (ATT), Apple Search Ads has tripled its market share of mobile advertising since the first half of 2020, according to AppsFlyer’s latest “Performance Index.”

Lowe’s teams up with Yahoo to enhance retail media network: The partnership lets advertisers run off-site omnichannel campaigns and improves measurement and attribution.

TikTok signals creators are central to its courtship of advertisers: The platform announces a number of updates, with its creator marketplace upgrades being most significant.

B2B ad spending is expected to grow at a higher rate than we previously forecast, as pre-pandemic activities like trade shows once again see budget share and ad buyers in this market more permanently shift to digital media, said our analyst Kelsey Voss on a recent “Behind the Numbers” podcast.

In August, ad spending dropped for the third month in a row. But the outlook for spending isn’t so cut and dry. “If you start at that pre-pandemic point and you plot a curve to where we are now, we're actually not doing so badly,” our analyst Paul Verna said on a recent “Behind the Numbers” podcast.

On today's episode, we discuss what podcast platforms besides Spotify are doing, how many dollars are being spent on ads, and the main issues facing the podcast world. "In Other News," we talk about the significance of Netflix's new ad measurement partners and what to make of marketers prioritizing promotions over ads this holiday season. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Daniel Konstantinovic.

Extra, extra, read all about it: Newsletters and the platforms that house them have had a strong few years. But with churn and tech layoffs, can they keep up?

Netflix brings on third-party ad measurement partners: The streamer is trying to ease concerns about its effectiveness and unusually high CPMs.

On today's episode, we discuss why we revised our B2B digital ad spending estimates, the B2C buying behaviors affecting how B2B products and services are sold, and the marketing tactics B2B marketers are focusing on. "In Other News," we talk about why LinkedIn laid off the entirety of its global events marketing team and why easyJet brought back its CMO role in a new form. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Kelsey Voss.

Q3 wasn’t an easy quarter for Meta. Snap is in a tough spot. TikTok was the elephant in the room amid its rivals’ disappointing Q2 earnings calls.