CMOs at top US advertisers are leaving their roles sooner  May 21

The average tenure for CMOs at top US advertisers was around three years (37 months) in 2023, according to an April 2024 report by Spencer Stuart.

Over a quarter (26.6%) of US internet users will use generative AI at work next year, according to our June 2023 forecast. Many applications will come from tech companies embedding AI into existing workflows, like using Microsoft Copilot for productivity or Google Gemini to create images. To stay ahead of the AI innovation curve, marketers should seek out and experiment with new applications, according to experts at the BrXnd NYC AI in marketing conference earlier this month. Here are four key takeaways from the event.

Regulators are considering halving the proposed new requirements after reviewing public comments.

The old Google-Meta duopoly will claim less than 47% of digital ad spending this year. Adding Amazon brings the share above 60%. Every other digital ad publisher pales in comparison, including seemingly major players like Microsoft and TikTok.

Google rolls out genAI tools to help retailers market their wares: The features aim to make it easier for brands to create compelling content that grabs shoppers’ attention.

Amazon’s 2023 Prime Day events brought in a combined $13.88 billion in US ecommerce sales last year, according to our forecast. But as consumers remain cautious with their spending, Amazon is looking to boost sales outside of the July and October tentpole events.

Macy’s is in the first few innings of its turnaround plan: But it has already put runs on the board by soaring past bottom-line expectations and raising its outlook.

Lowe’s expects sales to remain pressured as high borrowing costs weigh on DIY demand: The company is shifting its focus to Pro consumers as it waits for the housing market to improve.