Marketing Technology

As mobile networks grow and improve, consumers adopt more 5G devices. This, in turn, encourages telecoms to continue their 5G investments and try to get an edge over the competitors with services that meet 5G’s early hype.

On today's episode, we discuss Snapchat's new AI chatbot, Meta's generative AI plans, and what's new about GPT-4. "In Other News," we talk about whether VR influencers can save the metaverse and how drone delivery company Wing is looking to make last-mile delivery more efficient. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Jacob Bourne and Jasmine Enberg.

The global ad industry is afraid to try post-cookie solutions: A high-interest rate environment and turbulent regulatory climate has advertisers still spending heavily on dying solutions.

As brands seek ways to stretch their marketing budgets, advertisers may lean on automation to help them create more cost-efficient campaigns. Here are some best practices on creating and measuring Google Performance Max campaigns, including how to choose the right budget and bid strategy and the right variety of creative assets.

On today's episode, we discuss how AI search ads will most likely work, how big of a problem reputational brand damage could be in an AI-content-generated world, and what generative AI can do for companies today. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Jacob Bourne and Gadjo Sevilla.

Almost half of US consumers aren’t happy with their banks’ security measures. For lenders, it’s an opportunity for competitive differentiation.

Open banking fintech Abound raised £500M to help grow its consumer lending platform, which uses AI to offer cheaper loans.

Microsoft’s new AI “Copilot” lands for marketers: Tool promises to help discover consumer categories and automate processes.

Don’t share mental health data for advertising purposes: BetterHelp learns that lesson through a $7.8 million settlement.

A new report from demand-side platform RTB House suggests FLEDGE, Google’s privacy-preserving retargeting solution, is gaining traction. But it may not be happening fast enough to keep the industry afloat when third-party cookies are deprecated in Chrome in 2024.

Behavioral targeting works: That’s why investors are pouring $76 million into Wunderkind, which analyzes smartphone and desktop visitors’ real-time and historical browsing to determine their likelihood to convert.

AI has its uses, but a hands-off approach is far off: Marketers are using AI for a large range of applications as they shift to loyalty strategies.

Data clean rooms are (finally) becoming standardized: As IAB Tech Lab facilitates the process, it could lead to greater adoption of the technology.

Another delay for Apple’s mixed reality headset: It’s been working on the technology for its next big product since 2015, but now delays are due to software and hardware issues. How can Apple succeed at a time of economic upheaval?

In 2023, US B2B spend on third-party marketing data will increase 3.2%, a slight slowdown from the past three years, according to our forecast. Next year, growth will rebound and spend will approach $4 billion.

With ChatGPT’s historically viral launch, 2023 is poised to be the year generative AI breaks through into marketing and advertising. These numbers will help you make sense of the billions that are pouring into the space from VC and tech giants alike and reveal the most popular use cases.

Ad emissions matter: LATAM Airlines is one of a number of advertisers to consider the impacts of their campaigns.

Breaking down Amazon’s layoffs: Its 18,000 job cuts are spread across a variety of business units and locations and could indicate where Amazon plans to pull back on investment this year.

In a saturated market and during a cost-of-living crisis, the investing app may struggle to win new customers.

Publishers continue to prioritize first-party data: OpenWeb acquires Jeeng in a sign that major outlets don’t want to rely on social media.