Advertising & Marketing

Meta juggles its Facebook present and metaverse future: The social network gains users, but recent losses could mean less money for metaverse R&D, giving VR platform competitors an opening.

AppTrackingTransparency isn’t the death knell some feared: Just under half of all users have consented to tracking, far above initial estimates.

Pinterest is doing fine, despite a decline in monthly active users: The platform’s inherent ability to serve as a social discovery engine makes it highly valuable to advertisers..

EU looks to make online platforms safer with sweeping law: Digital Services Act will ban ads to kids and allow regulators to levy big fines against Big Tech violators.

A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is critical to Black shoppers—but there’s more to DEI than hiring and employee-engagement practices.

Search engines’ dominance for online product research is losing out: Consumers in Latin America increasingly prefer to search for products on retail sites such as Amazon or Mercado Libre.

Nearly two-thirds of US consumers would give away their email address for a $20 coupon or discount code. Some 31% would provide their full name, and 23% would enter their phone number. That said, 27% wouldn’t be tempted to hand over any of that data or their home address.

Building breakthrough brands with staying power in the digital age will combine the best aspects of traditional mass-market branding and a modern growth-hacking mindset. Established brands and digitally native vertical brands (DNVBs) must be willing to learn from one another.

Money is quickly pouring into TV measurement: iSpot, Nielsen, and more have been part of multimillion or billion-dollar deals as the space heats up.

Microsoft’s gaming ventures could help expand its ad business: Its subscription and cloud gaming service could become the basis of a new ad format.

Meta earnings didn’t quite disappoint: After a particularly challenging prior quarter, Meta didn’t quite right the ship, but it did staunch the bleeding.

Consumers are growing frustrated with ineffective digital ads: A new survey shows that the ad industry’s lack of a proper targeting solution is alienating consumers.

Pandemic era growth is officially over at YouTube: While ad sales slowed considerably in the last quarter, its TikTok competitor, Shorts, saw massive growth in viewership.

Unilever looks to promote inclusive culture as metaverse forms: Degree brand’s virtual run featuring avatars with disabilities kicks off a broader effort to provide accessibility to marginalized groups.

Lululemon plans to debut a digital fitness class membership: The announcement is the latest sign there’s still a significant audience for connected fitness.

Some 58% of marketers and analysts say routine marketing reports are still built on spreadsheets, according to a recent Adverity survey. Harriet Durnford-Smith, CMO of Adverity, shares key results from that research and how automation can solve the challenges of manual data wrangling. Watch this sponsored video, contributed by Adverity.

On today's episode, we discuss tackling data chaos. "In Other News," we talk about the hottest part of the digital ad market and Netflix's "Two Thumbs Up" feature. Tune in to the discussion with CEO and co-founder of mParticle Michael Katz and our analyst Dave Frankland.

Twitter’s time as a public company is coming to an end: With the platform set to release quarterly earnings this week, the time was nigh to announce its sale to Elon Musk.

Did you know that marketing was first given a seat at the table over 30 years ago? One would think that after three decades, the CMO role would be at a maturity stage. The position, however, continues to rapidly evolve.

Consumer centricity is at the core of Kellogg Co.’s marketing. Watch Industry Voices: CMOs Look Ahead with Charisse Hughes, chief brand and advanced analytics officer, to learn how a holistic data approach powers the brand’s engagement, acquisition, and innovation strategies, as well as the importance of communicating a value exchange.