Major changes are coming to how advertisers and others in the ecosystem can identify users across channels and devices. The loss of third-party cookies and changes to Apple’s Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA)—rumored to roll out this month—will affect ad addressability, but also measurement and attribution. Advertisers are taking steps in response, including more emphasis on first-party data, data collaborations, and modeling-based approaches.

Twitter wants influencers, and revenue: The platform announced a series of new features aimed at building community and giving users a platform to monetize their followers as it angles to double revenues and users by 2023.

On today's episode, we discuss why marketers need to work on their mid-funnel (mid-range) game and the potential opportunities. We then talk about Peloton's apparel ambitions, Walmart's Q4 and 2020 performance, and packaged food giants' game plan for direct-to-consumer (D2C) sales. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Andrew Lipsman.

The enemy of my enemy: NBCU has partnered with Charter to expand its addressable offering in a bid to match the growing scale of CTV.

It appears that Spotify’s podcast investments are paying off. For the first time, Spotify’s US podcast listenership will overtake Apple Podcasts’, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast. This year, 28.2 million people will listen to podcasts on Spotify at least monthly, while 28.0 million will listen via Apple Podcasts. Spotify has experienced significant growth in recent years; the company will grow 41.3% this year.

Streaming gains for all: AMC Networks announced it had topped 6 million streaming subscribers at the end of 2020, surpassing initial projections.

Learn about the three surprise successes Suzanne Kounkel, CMO of Deloitte, saw during a tough year and hear her inspiring advice for female executives. Watch Industry Voices, a conversation between Suzanne and Marissa Coslov, vice president of business development at Insider Intelligence, in celebration of Women’s History Month.

A partial goodbye to DirecTV: AT&T has sold a minority stake of its TV business to a private equity firm, and here's why we think the new arrangement could accelerate cord-cutting