Marketing Technology

Walmart's Vizio buy signals major push into streaming and advertising: The retail giant is aiming for digital dominance against competitors like Amazon and Roku.

Reddit's $60 million AI deal aims to monetize content before its IPO: The move sets new standards in how UGC and AI will interoperate.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss the takeaway from Snap cutting staff, what to make of its current user total, and whether Snapchat+ can prove that there's a market for paid social features. Tune in to the discussion with our director of Briefings Jeremy Goldman and analyst Minda Smiley.

Marketers are wary of AI-powered creative, but not productivity: Companies’ new features flesh out AI’s value as a professional tool rather than a creative one.

OpenAI's Sora transforms text prompts into quality videos: Marketers get a new tool for dynamic, personalized content creation.

Google responds to a scathing IAB report on the Privacy Sandbox: The company kept its EOY 2024 target and said changing privacy standards demand shifts.

ChatGPT will now remember you: OpenAI’s latest upgrade will make prompting more streamlined for Plus users. But digital privacy could be a tradeoff.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss whether Meta has officially turned things around, just how big Instagram has gotten, and whether Threads can turn itself into a viable X (formerly Twitter) alternative. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Jasmine Enberg and Max Willens.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss how Amazon turned its ecommerce business around, how much its new AI shopping assistant moves the needle, and what's really driving its ad business. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Zak Stambor and vice president of content Paul Verna.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss how much Amazon's new shopping chatbot can move the needle, what Planet Fitness' out-of-home ad network looks like, becoming a digital mannequin to see what clothes look like on you, whether minutelong soap operas will catch on, who the smartest people in the world are, and more. Tune into the discussion with vice president of content Suzy Davidkhanian, analyst Evelyn Mitchell-Wolf, and vice president of Briefings Stephanie Taglianetti.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss Facebook turning 20 years old. We look back at how Facebook got started, its most significant highs and lows over the years, and predict what the social media giant will look like at age 30. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Jasmine Enberg and Minda Smiley.

The IAB Tech Lab says Privacy Sandbox doesn’t cut it: A scathing report criticized Google’s post-cookie solution and urged the company to delay its launch.

On the podcast we discuss what to expect as banks deploy more AI in 2024. We chat about several use cases for AI, like customer service and chatbots, personalized banking services, fraud detection and prevention, credit scoring and risk assessment, as well as personalized marketing. In “Place Your Bets,” we distribute 10 points to four predictions in order to rank the relative likeliness that each one will come true. We rank the following to see which is most likely to happen in 2024: news stories about overzealous chatbots stops banks from rolling them out, regulators squash attempts to use AI for investment advice, the deployment of AI enables banks to initiate massive layoffs, and small banks and credit unions are able to win more customers because of their deployment of AI for customer service. Listen to the conversation with host Rob Rubin and our analysts Jacob Bourne and Gadjo Sevilla.

Zuck is reading our 20-year-old Facebook posts: He says they’re being used to train AI models, but it raises a key question about who owns the content.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss what artificial general intelligence (AGI) is capable of, why everyone is rushing to create it, and how close we are to reaching it. "In Other News," we talk about 'Ready Player One' becoming a metaverse experience and how we will start controlling our smart homes. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Jacob Bourne and Gadjo Sevilla.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss what was behind the streaming giants staggering subscriber growth, how Prime Video's new ad-tier will affect Netflix, and how a deal with the WWE changes its sports strategy. "In Other News," we talk about an important milestone for ad-supported video streaming. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Daniel Konstantinovic.

WPP restates its commitment to AI with $318 million: The annual investment is a sign that the industry’s leaders think the future is centered on AI.

Shopify leans on AI to drive growth: AI is powering everything from the company’s new media editor to semantic search to ad-targeting tools.

On today's podcast episode, our contestants compete in The Great Behind the Numbers Take Off, 2024 social trends edition, where they will try and cook up the most interesting predictions for the coming year. They'll discuss search becoming the next battleground for social commerce and why LinkedIn is about to get its day in the sun. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Jasmine Enberg and Minda Smiley.

On today’s podcast episode, host Bill Fisher and our analysts Paul Briggs, Matteo Ceurvels, and Man-Chung Cheung each pitch their most dramatic predictions in their coverage regions for 2024, in hopes of securing "investment" from the other sharks. Can you be convinced to "invest" in their 2024 predictions?