Advertising & Marketing

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.

YouTube’s play for performance ads: The platform’s new A/B testing tool for video ads does have applications for YouTube’s huge base of brand marketers, but it’ll have the most utility for the platform’s growing direct-response business.

On today's episode, we discuss the new landmark TV (and streaming) rights deal with the NFL, the significance of Amazon's involvement, and what this means for sports viewership in the coming years. We then talk about Roku's new branded content studio, how long marketing videos should be, and the greatest driver of ad-supported video. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior analyst at Insider Intelligence Ross Benes.

Instagram for kids draws government scrutiny: Two US senators and two US representatives made their skepticism very clear in a statement regarding the company's new plan to roll out an Instagram for kids.

On today's episode, we discuss how the "Big Three" are driving the digital rebound, what we can expect from TV, and a step change for radio advertising. We then talk about the importance of YouTube recommending products shown in videos, consumer awareness of the sunsetting on third-party cookies, and how much Apple's privacy changes could affect Facebook's ad revenues. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom.

TV and radio under the same roof: A new ruling from the US Supreme Court validates an earlier FCC decision to relax restrictions on cross-media ownership in local markets.