In the lead-up to the election, many social media users expressed growing exhaustion with the user experience due to the influx of political content. But those feelings of “election fatigue” didn’t cause most users to decrease their engagement on social.

Now, increasing restrictions on data collection, changes to Apple’s Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA), and the death of the third-party cookie will mean that winning brands must reduce their dependence on third parties, and place a greater focus on first-party data and owned channels. In short, they’ll need more direct-to-consumer (D2C) marketing, and less (though still plenty) advertising.

The intermediation of programmatic transactions opened up a number of opportunities for fraud and data leakage in display advertising. Christiana Cacciapuoti, executive director at industry consortium AdLedger, joins eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to discuss the latest tests of the CryptoRTB protocol, how it will help advertisers avoid fraud, and what advertisers need to understand about cryptography in programmatic transactions.

Penske gets into the first-party-data business: The publisher may have an extra edge given its specific collection of art-, music-, and entertainment-focused content.

eMarketer was pleased to moderate a Tech-Talk Webinar featuring Redpoint Global's Bill Porto, senior engineering analyst, and Steve Zisk, senior product marketing manager, for this Tech-Talk Webinar. They explored how machine learning can be applied to customer data to predict and adapt to changing trends, behaviors, and responses for every kind of journey.

Where is the Android OS used more than the iOS? Everywhere

The adoption of social commerce—the ability to shop and buy, directly or indirectly, via social media platforms—accelerated during the pandemic. The vast majority of social commerce today is within the discovery and consideration stages. However, checkout capabilities are not available from the leading social networks in Canada.

In this Meet the Analyst Webinar, Zia Daniell Wigder, senior vice president of content at Insider Intelligence, broke down our 2021 US retail and ecommerce sales forecast, and covered the significant shifts marketers will need to take into consideration for their in-store and ecommerce strategies long term.