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Media Buying

Meta showcases robust Q3 growth with $34.15 billion in revenues: Facebook and Instagram parent surges, despite Threads struggling to find its footing.

Alphabet's Q3 revenues hit $76.7 billion: Growth driven by Google Search, AI innovations, and YouTube ads.

Netflix’s time spent exceeds its ad revenues the most. YouTube leads in time spent and ad revenues. Amazon will make a big splash in streaming advertising.

What does the local ad market look like beyond politics? With political spending out of the picture, the local ad market will grow 2.2% next year.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss why regulators changed their mind on approving the Microsoft-Activision Blizzard deal, how the gaming industry will react, and what the deal means for advertisers. "In Other News," we talk about how much of political ad spending has gone digital and how Google is tightening the reins on bulk email senders. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Daniel Konstantinovic and Gadjo Sevilla.

Amazon merchants could give it a leg up in the AVOD race: The company has offered to fund ad production for brands that buy at least $15,000 in video commitments.

TikTok is extending its video content to an array of public screens, including those at airports, gas stations, and movie rental machines. The expansion into out-of-home (OOH) advertising marks TikTok’s ambitions to go beyond its roots as a mobile app.

US walled garden programmatic digital display advertising will cross the $100 billion mark next year, according to our forecast.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss how much ad spending will grow this year, whether there are more reasons to be optimistic or pessimistic about consumer spending, and what today's most interesting ad spending trends are by media and company. "In Other News," we talk about a deal to bring video ads to Spotify’s app on Roku and how Amazon's second year of streaming Thursday Night Football is going. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Paul Verna.

US retail digital ad spend will grow 14.2% next year to reach $84.00 billion, or 28.6% of total digital ad spend, per our forecast.

Facebook and Instagram Reels are growing in popularity, and provide an opportunity for brand marketers to extend their reach and engage with key audiences. With Meta’s new AI-powered brand suitability controls for Reels, marketers will be more empowered to craft suitable environments for their ads.

Retail will account for more US digital ad spend (27.9%) in 2023 than the five lowest-spending industries combined, according to our forecast.

In 2023, we predict that walled gardens will lose share of total programmatic digital display ad spending for the first time since 2017, when we first began forecasting this segment, according to our Programmatic Ad Spending Forecast Q3 2023 report.

As streaming prices ascend, focus shifts to ad-supported tiers: All eyes on maximizing ARPU versus user growth.

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.

LinkedIn debuts campaign-creation tool powered by generative AI: Platform is out to address unique challenges in reaching B2B decision-makers.

Most industries still use cookies in the majority of their programmatic ad buying process, according to data from 33Across. Insurance is the outlier, with half of its buys coming from cookies and half coming from cookie alternatives.

By blending regional nuances, timely messaging, and a deep understanding of its brand-specific audiences, PepsiCo’s approach to digital out-of-home (DOOH) goes beyond arbitrary billboards. Its DOOH strategies enable the company to connect with consumers in meaningful ways, without compromising on the high-impact creative that public spaces demand.

CPG companies spend more annually on digital ads than every cohort besides the retail industry. However, CPG digital ad spending growth underperformed compared with most other industries last year, and it will do so again this year. Next year is looking better though.

LG and Samsung raise their connected TV game: While Samsung embraces interactivity, LG sharpens targeting with LoopIQ.