Advertising & Marketing

On today's episode, we discuss what "going back to the office" may actually mean, the dawn of “tiered-access journalism,” video safe havens for brands, possible surges in travel plans, Facebook's new video speed dating app called Sparked, why the Rubik's Cube was invented, and more. Tune in to listen to the discussion with eMarketer principal analysts Jillian Ryan and Jeremy Goldman, and analyst at Insider Intelligence Blake Droesch.

Trouble in the Sandbox: Google’s Privacy Sandbox has faced a few setbacks recently in its efforts to replace third-party cookies, which could mean a delay in the company’s cookie deprecation plans.

Mobile games to stop targeting ads to kids: Some major developers and ad tech companies will need to stop tracking children under 13 after settling a lawsuit, limiting their targeting abilities.

Apple plans to roll out a major update to iOS this spring, requiring an opt-in before apps can track users across channels. "Behind the Numbers" host Marcus Johnson turns the tables on eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to ask about the latest research on AppTrackingTransparency opt-ins, the China Advertising ID (CAID), and how advertisers are preparing.

Context isn’t king: Privacy changes will radically alter marketers’ ability to track and target users. Contextual advertising companies are popping up with alternatives, but marketers are more interested in first-party data solutions.

New performance options on CTV campaigns: Roku expanded its Measurement Partner Program, integrating metrics like app installs, store visits, and products sales to its advertising platform.

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.

Google’s secret anti-competitive project revealed: New court documents show that Google gave itself preference in its ad exchange, confirming long-held suspicions that the tech giant was running a monopoly.

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.

As a disruptor in the wireless provider category, Mint Mobile’s marketing culture encourages risk-taking, whether that’s choosing not to advertise in the Super Bowl or having company owner and actor Ryan Reynolds leave voicemails for customers. Watch Industry Voices, with CMO Aron North, to learn what drives its viral marketing successes and more.

We recently spoke with Sarah Hodkinson, head of direct acquisition at NortonLifeLock, about the value of focusing on customer experience (CX), why organizations find it so difficult to implement, and how to measure CX success.

Ecommerce monetization opportunities for publishers are expanding. Publisher revenues from ecommerce now include commissions and fees generated from affiliate or partner marketing content, curated ecommerce marketplaces, and branded merchandise.

Black History Month is an important time of year for Martell Cognac. This year, the Pernod Ricard spirits brand took its activism and community involvement work to Clubhouse, hosting a series of conversations with Karen Civil, a creator and digital marketing strategist with more than 1 million followers on Clubhouse. Pernod Ricard’s Stroud shared how the brand developed the idea and what it learned by using Clubhouse.

IDFA isn’t dead yet: New AppsFlyer data suggests that tracking opt-in rates could be much higher than the industry’s expectations, a spot of optimism that could make it worthwhile to keep collecting Apple’s Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA).

A post-cookie partnership: The Trade Desk and Publicis Groupe's Epislon announced a new arrangement that will let advertisers activate off of Core ID and Unified ID 2.0 on the same platform.

On today's episode, we discuss when the right time is for post-pandemic ads, what should be considered when making that decision, and who's doing a good job so far. We then talk about how to handle the privacy paradox, the relevance of "digital campfires," and what customers really want online. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Jeremy Goldman.

In Q1 2021, Facebook and Twitter both made big moves to defend their beliefs about news and politics on their respective platforms.