eMarketer was pleased to moderate a Tech-Talk Webinar featuring Salesforce Datorama's Emily Hoffman, product marketing manager. She discussed how marketers can create data-driven transformation across their organizations by centering around holistic customer views, marketing performance data, and a continuous optimization mindset.

Affiliate commerce isn’t new for many publishers, nor is it for marketers. But more content publishers are entering the affiliate space, creating new opportunities for performance marketers to reach high-quality audiences through high-quality content. Meanwhile, the affiliate model itself is evolving. Some affiliate networks now offer marketers more ways to attribute sales to multiple publisher touchpoints along the path to purchase.

On today's episode, we discuss some digital audio developments from Spotify and iHeartMedia, how podcast advertising can add value, in-car audio entertainment, and what the first flavor of advertising on social audio platforms will look like. We then talk about what to expect from this years' Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Podcast Upfronts, how people are approaching podcast moderation, and the market for podcasts created for children. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Peter Vahle.

Another podcast industry rollup: Podcast hosting company Libsyn acquired podcast monetization platform Glow, the latest in a string of acquisitions by the company.

The FCC's new speed test app will provide better data to track broadband access throughout the US and help allocate infrastructure improvement funds to address the digital divide.

A surge in travel may be coming: A new poll found that a majority of US consumers are optimistic about traveling this summer, suggesting a potential demand shock is on the industry's horizon.

Procter & Gamble tried to find an IDFA workaround: Several US companies helped build a way to track iPhone users without consent—a testament to marketers’ despair amid the deprecation of identifiers, and a source of ethical concern.