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Christina Aguilera’s Sexual Wellness Brand Is Rewriting the Playbook for Women

Adweek

In 2002, Christina Aguilera's "Dirrty" video exploded on to MTV, changing everything for the artist. In a blur of red leather chaps, dirt bikes, dancing, muscles and mud wrestling, Aguilera shed her bubblegum pop persona and pushed the boundaries of '00s sexuality.

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B2B content marketing: Driving success through strategic content creation

Martech

B2B content marketing is an indispensable strategy for businesses looking to establish their brand, engage their target audience, and drive conversions. In this article, we will explore the fundamentals of B2B content marketing, delve into effective strategies for creating impactful content, and examine the role of generative AI in enhancing content creation.

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Let’s Talk About Consent and the Future of Permission-Based Marketing

Adweek

Let's talk about consent. It's a critically important subject for marketers. How we get it, how long it's valid for, and how we maintain it. Typically referred to as permission-based marketing, consent is needed to allow us to land in a user's email or messaging inbox with marketing offers and announcements. Because consent is a.

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Salesforce rolls out new edition of Marketing Cloud for small businesses

Martech

Today Salesforce announced Marketing Cloud Growth, an edition of Marketing Cloud designed specifically for small businesses. With help from AI, this edition makes it easy for marketers to segment audiences, create and execute email campaigns from text to image, optimize campaign performance and create unified customer profiles. It also has a prompt builder that can store and manage known reliable prompts for organizations.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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40 Years of Gay Times: CEO Tag Warner on Expanding Its Audience and Impact

Adweek

The year was 1984. Musicians like Queen and '80s fashion were all about being free and embracing individuality, but those in LGBTQ+ communities faced scrutiny when wanting to live their truth. One might say starting an LGBTQ+ publication like Gay Times in that atmosphere was risky and maybe even dangerous, but founder Chris Graham-Bell knew.

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How to survive (and learn from) email marketing mistakes

Martech

Back in January, I was appointed CEO of our email agency. Within a week, I made a mistake that cost our company money. It’s not much, but it’s enough to make me not want to do it again. Unlike most email mistakes, this one happened behind the scenes. But even though my mistake didn’t end up in your inbox, it’s still a learning opportunity with takeaways that can help you spot potential errors long before they go out into the world.

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How to craft killer CTAs that convert B2B prospects

Martech

Forget nailing your value proposition, crafting eloquent email copy and avoiding spam filters. Your entire outreach will fail if your call to action (CTA) is weak. While regular cold emails can bring you an average reply rate of 5% to 10%, personalized CTAs perform 202% better. Yet, a truly good CTA isn’t just about personalization. This data-driven guide dissects the science behind powerful B2B calls to action along with insider tips and winning examples.

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With More B2B Brands Seeking Out Creativity, Agencies Are Driving Growth With B2B Clients

Adweek

Jonathan Balck, managing director of Boston-based creative agency Colossus, didn't start his business with B2B work in mind. Founded in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic, Colossus worked with consumer brands like Jack Daniel's and Best Buy before it made a pitch for Athenahealth--a cloud-based network services provider for health care companies. Marketing in Athenahealth's category.

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NYT Is Developing Generative AI Ad Tools; Can Meta Give SKAN The Boost It Needs?

AdExchanger

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Sign Of The Times The New York Times sued OpenAI and Microsoft in December for using its reporting to train generative AI models. But behind the scenes, NYT has been cooking up generative AI products of its own. In addition to experimenting with […] The post NYT Is Developing Generative AI Ad Tools; Can Meta Give SKAN The Boost It Needs?

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Breakthrough Media Agency of the Year: Exverus Media Finds the ‘Truth’ for Brands

Adweek

Exverus means "from the truth" in Latin, and that phrase is at the heart of what the fast-growing media agency does for its clients. In less than a decade, Exverus has grown from a two-person shop to a 40-plus-person, full-service media agency that fosters relationships through its niche of supporting challenger brands. It's a model.

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Retail media advertising: How e-commerce is becoming AdTech’s next frontier

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Why ‘Family-Focused’ Streaming Platform Future Today Is Tweaking Its Image

AdExchanger

Future Today, a streaming platform with a portfolio that includes content for kids, wants to rebrand itself to marketers and agencies as a “family-friendly” programmer that also has content designed for viewers over 13 years old. The post Why ‘Family-Focused’ Streaming Platform Future Today Is Tweaking Its Image appeared first on AdExchanger.

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Mediahub Is Adweek’s US Media Agency of the Year

Adweek

For the first time in its history, Mediahub competed with the industry's largest media agencies in 2023. Its work is edgy, and it's embraced experiential elements for a long time. Six years ago, it created fake human bodies, encased them in liquid and installed them inside local bus stops. It made the news in West.

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Google Responds to the IAB Tech Lab’s Scathing Privacy Sandbox Report: “It’s Full of Inaccuracies”

Ad Monsters

Google’s response to the IAB Tech Lab’s Privacy Sandbox analysis calls out several inaccuracies and the misconception that the Privacy Sandbox is a direct replacement for third-party cookies. Last week, the IAB Tech Lab released a comprehensive report detailing the challenges of Google’s Privacy Sandbox. IAB Tech Lab CEO Anthony Katsur stated that the Privacy Sandbox analysis report indicates the industry’s lack of readiness and identifies multiple hurdles to implementation due to

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PHD Is Adweek’s Global Media Agency of the Year

Adweek

PHD is on a mission to understand the future generation of marketing, one that will be completely reshaped by technology. For the past decade, it has been ahead of the game when it comes to focusing on the potential of artificial intelligence and machine learning to drive marketing transformation. That's in part because it's stuck.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.

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Walmart Buys Smart TV Manufacturer Vizio, A Valuable Ads Data Asset

AdExchanger

Walmart buys smart TV maker Vizio to boost its ads business with streaming inventory, viewership data and, of course, shoppable TV ads. The post Walmart Buys Smart TV Manufacturer Vizio, A Valuable Ads Data Asset appeared first on AdExchanger.

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How Google Pixel, American Express Use NBA-All Star Weekend to Drive New Brand Strategies

Adweek

Putting Ice Spice in a Starry Super Bowl ad wasn't PepsiCo's way of kicking off the brand's 2024, but culminating a 2023 launch that started at the National Basketball Association's NBA All-Star Weekend. Starry began its life as Sierra Mist's replacement by hosting the event's 3-Point Contest in Salt Lake City last year. Ice Spice.

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Walmart buys TV maker Vizio to boost ad revenue

Martech

Walmart confirmed plans to buy TV marker Vizio for $2.3 billion. The retail giant hopes the deal will boost its ad business by leveraging Vizio’s SmartCast Operating System, which serves free ad-supported content on its TVs. The SmartCast system currently has 18 million active accounts. Why we care. Walmart’s acquisition opens up new ways for advertisers to connect with potential customers.

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Shannon Washington on the Process of Becoming a Leader

Adweek

In 2022, Shannon Washington participated in a documentary titled Black Madison Ave. The film, which debuted at New York Festivals, featured seven of the ad industry's mere nine Black executive creative directors at the five major holding companies discussing their careers amid the lack of diversity. And outright prejudice. It wasn't an easy decision.

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ABM Success Recipe: Mastering the Crawl, Walk, Run Approach

Shifting to an account-based marketing (ABM) strategy can be both exciting and challenging. Well-implemented ABM motions build engagement with high-value accounts and drive impactful campaigns that resonate with your audience. But where do you begin, and how do you progress from crawling to running? Watch now as Demand Gen experts delve into the essentials of each stage of the ABM process.

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The war on DEI is hitting marketing and hurting business

Martech

In the past year, many very profitable tech companies — Apple, PayPal, Google, Meta to name a few — have laid off many people. They have done this to “maximize shareholder value.” I call this the Jack Welch strategy, named for the former General Electric CEO who laid off more than 100,000 employees to increase short-term stock value and created a company that long-term saw its market cap go from $450 billion to $200 billion.

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Magnum’s Artsy Film Reimagines Ice Cream as a Winter Treat

Adweek

Ice cream sales typically plunge with the temperatures, but an artsy black-and-white film from Unilever's Magnum encourages consumers to use the treat as an escape from the winter blues. Created by agency LOLA MullenLowe and directed by Juan Cabral through MJZ Films, the 90-second "Find Your Summer" begins as a moody film depicting the bleakness.

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Digital Marketing Institute launches AI in Digital Marketing course to plug AI skills gap 

Marketing Tech News

The Digital Marketing Institute (DMI), a provider of Digital Marketing Certification, has launched its first Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Digital Marketing course, following overwhelming demand from marketers. The decision to launch the course comes following DMI’s latest Membership Survey in 2023, which found AI to be the top skill members are looking to develop over.

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Fast Fashion Is Thwarting the Resale Industry’s Dream of Circularity

Adweek

Secondhand shopping is on the rise. Branded resale, when fashion companies add used items to their inventory, grew by 450% between 2021 and 2023, according to ThredUP, as American Eagle and J.Crew joined over 160 companies in the branded resale game. Still, the complex logistics of online resale presents both sustainability and profitability challenges.

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How Intent Data Helps Marketers Convert A-List Accounts

One of the biggest challenges for any B2B marketer is understanding your prospects’ next move — who is most likely to buy and when. Without these insights, marketing campaigns can feel more like guesswork, with high investment and little return. We’re here to tell you there’s a better way. By tracking buyers’ digital footprints and online activity, such as website visits, product reviews, and spikes in content consumption, you can engage prospects with a message that really resonates.

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Easy/lazy tech journalism

Seth Godin

Choose either one: When a new technology comes out, review it breathlessly. Explain without nuance or caution how it will instantly change the world. Go into the details of this first instantiation of it and assume it will never change, it’s done, here we go. When a new technology comes out, describe the scam that the founders are running. Highlight how it will cost us all our jobs, create untold new problems and definitely not work.

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Buying Retail Media Off-Site Could Worsen Transparency Issues for Brands

Adweek

The proliferation of retail media networks has turned ecommerce sites into advertisers and, increasingly, into a version of media agencies. But that transition comes with its own set of challenges. Retail media has attracted ad dollars partly because it promises brands they can reach consumers right at the point of purchase.

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Streaming TV Advertising: Complete Guide for Marketers (2024)

MNTN

OTT, CTV, AVOD, SVOD–the world of streaming advertising can seem like a whole new language – one filled with acronyms. As people continue to cut the cord, advertisers are following, making the jump from their previous linear ad campaigns to streaming ads. Joining the shift to streaming TV advertising doesn’t need to feel overwhelming – let’s break down the basics.

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More Change at Unilever as Brand And Inclusion Chief Aline Santos Exits

Adweek

Unilever's chief brand officer, Aline Santos, is leaving the business after 35 years, signaling further changes within the marketing department of one of the world's largest advertisers. Santos, who also held the title of chief equity diversity and inclusion officer for the CPG giant, will depart at the end of March. Her roles will not.

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Solving the Biggest Tech Challenges in RevOps

In this eBook, we’ll run through real-world examples that show how RevOps teams can benefit from modern solutions for the access, management, and activation of their GTM data. Whether you need to improve lead response times, boost adoption of core tools, improve lead qualification, or target and automate your GTM motions, you’ll find examples of how revenue teams are solving some of the toughest problems in modern business.

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Here’s What Can Go Wrong If Your AI Risk Management Isn’t Up To The Task

AdExchanger

It’s no surprise that marketing is one of the first disciplines to embrace generative AI. In a recent State of Generative AI Survey by risk management platform Portal26, 68% of respondents in the marketing, media and sales categories believed generative AI would give their organization a significant competitive advantage. Yet, in that same survey, 75% […] The post Here’s What Can Go Wrong If Your AI Risk Management Isn’t Up To The Task appeared first on AdExchanger.

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The Out-of-Home Advertising Recovery Has Not Been Equal

Adweek

Nearly four years ago, a significant number of people went inside and stayed there. They relied on DoorDash for food, Peloton for exercise and Netflix for entertainment. Without people driving to work or walking around downtown, U.S. out-of-home advertising declined 30%, from $8.5 billion in 2019 to $6 billion in 2020, according to marketing intelligence.

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Balancing Act: Navigating the Shift From Third-Party Cookies to First-Party Data Strategies

Ad Monsters

Publishers have long held that first-party data is one of the most robust solutions for cookie deprecation, but evidence suggests they need to learn better ways to use the data. Given the challenges and bashing of Google’s Privacy Sandbox , a reprieve from cookie deprecation may be in the offing. The wait-and-see approach has been popular ever since Google first announced Chrome would cease to support third-party cookies back in 2019.

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Revolutionizing Retail Media and Inclusive Leadership at Roundel

Adweek

In this episode of Brave Commerce, Sarah Travis, president at Target's retail media network Roundel, joins hosts Rachel Tipograph and Sarah Hofstetter to offer insights into the challenges and opportunities shaping the future of retail media, her perspectives on work-life balance and diversity in leadership roles.

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Drive GTM Efficiency with Tech Stack Consolidation

Consolidating your tech stack is an effective cost-saving measure that drives GTM efficiency and adds value to your enterprise. With a cohesive, integrated tech stack, your revenue teams can deliver an excellent customer experience that sets you up to win faster than your competitors.