Marketing Technology

It seems like a given sometimes that brands should be collecting all the first-party data they can. Sharon Harris, global CMO at agency Jellyfish, joins eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to discuss why that's the wrong approach, what brands should consider before collecting data from their audiences, and what they should do with it once they have it.

No UID for NYT: The New York Times disavowed alternative identifiers like the Unified ID (UID) 2.0, which many other publishers have signed onto. But the NYT can afford to do so because of its subscription-first approach and first-party data stores.

Apple plans to roll out a major update to iOS this spring, requiring an opt-in before apps can track users across channels. "Behind the Numbers" host Marcus Johnson turns the tables on eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to ask about the latest research on AppTrackingTransparency opt-ins, the China Advertising ID (CAID), and how advertisers are preparing.

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.

Google's Chrome wasn't the first browser to put the kibosh on third-party cookies. Phil Acton, country manager for the UK, Benelux, and France at end-to-end programmatic platform Adform, joins eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to discuss how the company has been testing cookieless targeting with publishers in Europe, where Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox have significant market share, as well as the importance of supply path optimization (SPO).

GDPR delays FLoC rollout in the EU: Chrome’s alternative to third-party tracking of individuals will be delayed in the EU as regulators question its adherence to specific consent requirements.

Neustar's product marketing director Devon DeBlasio and eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin discuss how the deprecation of third-party cookies and changes to Apple's policies will affect how advertisers can identify and track users across channels and what they can do to continue measuring their success by taking a unified approach.

On today's episode, we discuss Facebook and Apple's next virtual and augmented reality moves, Netflix cracking down on password sharing, whether Google and Facebook killed the concept of "free," what Americans will do with their stimulus checks, how ESPN+ will do on Hulu, where in the world there is a giant plughole in the ocean, and more. Tune in to listen to the discussion with eMarketer forecasting analyst Rini Mukhopadhyay, senior analyst Sara M. Watson, analyst Blake Droesch, and principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Jeremy Goldman.

State attorneys general don’t buy Google’s argument: The Texas-led case against Google has been amended to include claims that a cookieless Chrome is anticompetitive, despite the tech giant saying that its browser changes have been welcomed by advertisers.

The availability and use of data has revolutionized advertising in recent decades. Shane McAndrew, chief data strategy officer at agency Mindshare, joins eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to discuss the new Data Ethics Compass developed with GroupM and Unilever, what consumers expect from advertisers and their partners, and why experimentation is critical to attributing revenues to marketing touchpoints.

Better data, better campaigns: In a natural progression of its paid advertising capabilities, TikTok will begin personalizing ads based on in-app activity.

Penske gets into the first-party-data business: The publisher may have an extra edge given its specific collection of art-, music-, and entertainment-focused content.

Major changes are coming to how advertisers and others in the ecosystem can identify users across channels and devices. The loss of third-party cookies and changes to Apple’s Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA)—rumored to roll out this month—will affect ad addressability, but also measurement and attribution. Advertisers are taking steps in response, including more emphasis on first-party data, data collaborations, and modeling-based approaches.

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.