Advertising & Marketing

Walmart pushes self-sufficiency: The retail giant will bundle new technology into its upcoming self-serve ad tool as it catches up with Amazon in the digital ad space.

eMarketer principal analysts Jeremy Goldman and Jillian Ryan, along with junior analyst at Insider Intelligence Blake Droesch, discuss the work-from-anywhere future, how this years' Super Bowl will be unique, why some retailers are skipping returns, Spotify's emotion-based recommendations, what customers want from chatbots, the ideal length of time you should dunk your Oreo in milk, and more.

eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Yoram Wurmser discusses Apple's unfathomable Q4 results and market position. He then talks about how Apple’s new privacy labels may influence the choices consumers make, Google's new mobile search redesign, and whether 2021 could see 5G smartphones fall below the $200 mark.

Data drives dollars: Ad conglomerate Publicis Group attributed its positive growth in Q4 to the success of its data business Epsilon.

Facebook will comply with Apple’s new IDFA stipulations, but with its own flare: The social company announced that it plans to use an educational approach at the offset of the privacy updates, as it grasps to maintain control over third-party data tracking.

Earlier this week, Mars Wrigley’s M&M's brand gave fans a sneak peak of its Super Bowl ad via Zoom, its first-ever "virtual" debut. It’s just one of several efforts the company is working on leading up to Sunday’s big game.

eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin discusses whether major marketers will pull spending on social platforms because of brand safety and ethical concerns, what to make of Facebook's new advertiser “topic exclusion controls” test, and the types of content consumers prefer brands avoid the most. She then talks about tech companies introducing rules that favor their own business models, Facebook's relationship with political content, and whether Google is waving goodbye to Australia.