April, 2024

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Megan Thee Stallion’s Advice to Next Gen of Creators: ‘Don’t Be a Walking Commercial’

Adweek

Megan Thee Stallion has always had a front-row seat to the evolution of content creation on social media. The rap superstar first started posting her freestyle videos on YouTube as early as the 2010s before her rap in a Houston artist cypher went viral on social media in 2016. The Grammy Award-winning artist's original content.

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Google Won’t Pull Cookies In 2024

AdExchanger

Google announces it's delaying its self-imposed deadline to deprecate third-party cookies on Chrome for the third time. The post Google Won’t Pull Cookies In 2024 appeared first on AdExchanger.

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Decoding generative AI: Top LLMs and the app ecosystems they support

Martech

I’ve been writing about marketing tools for over a decade, and some of my earliest published articles were about the new breed of social media monitoring tools. Looking at those pieces today, two insights struck me: The basic approach and strategy of selecting technology tools to help us with marketing tasks hasn’t changed much (the good news). Everything else has changed dramatically (the not-so-good news).

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Generosity and fear

Seth Godin

Fear is self-focused. Day to day, our fear is about us. What will happen if we give that speech, launch that project, get stuck in traffic, are eaten by an alligator… And generosity is about others. “How can I help?” Jumping in the water to save a struggling swimmer stops us from worrying about how we look in our suit or whether the water is cold.

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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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ID5 Wins “Buy-Side Endorsement” as Sir Martin Sorrell Joins $20 Million Funding Round

VideoWeek

ID5, an identification services provider, has raised $20 million in its latest funding round, the company announced this morning. The Series B funding marks the largest investment in the identity space to date, according to the London-based business, and sees Sir Martin Sorrell’s S4S Ventures join the ranks of investors in the identity specialist.

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Walmart and Roblox are teaming up to make virtual e-commerce a reality

Digiday

As of today, Walmart is able to sell physical goods directly to users inside Roblox. The introduction of real-life e-commerce could be a watershed moment for the company’s ambitions to become an all-encompassing destination for virtual life. Walmart’s Roblox e-commerce experience launches later today, with users inside the pre-existing Walmart Discovered able to have real-life items shipped directly to their doorsteps.

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Third-Party Cookies Will See Their End, No Matter The Timeline

AdExchanger

On Tuesday, Google Privacy Sandbox extended its arbitrary timeline for deprecating the third-party cookie yet again, saving the industry from the looming Q4 deadline. But was it really that juicy of an announcement? There’s been collective scrutiny from the industry and plenty of concerns voiced pertaining to the solutions proposed in the Privacy Sandbox.

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It’s time to turbocharge our path to email innovation

Martech

Back in 2017, I wrote an article for MarTech, “ Message to email marketers: Show me something different in 2018.” It popped up again while I was preparing a presentation, so I scrolled through to see if anything I advocated back then had become standard practice. The answer is, sadly, not much. Here’s what I was looking for: Stop depending on batch-and-blast.

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Other people’s problems

Seth Godin

It’s surprisingly easy to be generous and find solutions to our friend’s problems. Much easier than it is to do it for ourselves. Why? There are two useful reasons, I think. FIRST, because we’re unaware of all the real and imaginary boundaries our friends have set up. If it were easy to solve the problem, they probably would have. But they’re making it hard because they have decided that there are people or systems that aren’t worth challenging.

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Bacardi Inks Its Biggest Celeb Deal With Camila Cabello as the Global Face of the Brand

Adweek

Bacardi Rum, leaning further into music as a key driver in its marketing, kicked off its most significant artist collaboration to date with a global campaign featuring pop star Camila Cabello. The new relationship marks the first time the liquor brand has signed a performer to a multiyear pact, according to Roberto Ramirez Laverde, Bacardi.

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

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Lil Yachty’s Instagram Stunt Proves the Power of Inclusive Campaigns

Adweek

Last year, rapper Lil Yachty made the unusual move of adding his 11.3 million Instagram followers to his Close Friends list on the app. His fans were confused, wondering why a globally famous figure had invited them into an intimate circle. Lil Yachty posted on Instagram as if only his closest friends were watching, becoming.

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Gen-AI Search Engine Perplexity Has a Plan to Sell Ads

Adweek

Generative AI search engine Perplexity, which claims to be a Google competitor and recently snagged a $73.6 million Series B funding from investors like Jeff Bezos, is going to start selling ads, the company told ADWEEK. Perplexity uses AI to answer users' questions, based on web sources. It incorporates videos and images in the response.

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McDonald’s Made Scented Billboards That Smell Like Its French Fries

Adweek

A delicious smell can inspire cravings and lure passersby into a restaurant. McDonald's put that power to the test by deploying a series of billboards diffusing the scent of its bestselling french fries. Amsterdam-based agency TBWANeboko collaborated with Raul&Rigel, a production company specializing in fabricating unusual billboards, to produce a series of unbranded, blank red.

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Paramount Hires a Bank to Explore the Sale of VidCon

Adweek

Paramount Global has hired the bank Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips to explore the sale of VidCon, a live event franchise focused on the creator economy, according to a source familiar with the matter. The company is hoping to secure a strategic buyer for the experiential property rather than a private equity firm, according to the person. The.

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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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Ice Cube Won’t Let Brands Set Table for Caitlin Clark With Paper Plates

Adweek

Heading into Monday's WNBA Draft, Ice Cube's offer to Caitlin Clark to play in his Big3 league still stands at $5 million for eight games. For Ice Cube and Big3 partner Jeff Kwatinetz--founder and CEO of production company/record label/management agency The Firm--the lucrative offer to join the Big3 next season isn't a marketing move. Much.

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Le Monde in English Misses Lofty Subscriber Goals But Remains ‘Optimistic’

Adweek

French news publisher Le Monde launched its English-language product, Le Monde in English, two years ago, with the goal of generating 30,000 subscribers by the end of 2023. It has since fallen short of that goal, according to business development officer Arnaud Aubron, though the publisher declined to provide an update on its exact subscriber.

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12 Hot AI Startups That Brands Are Working With

Adweek

While buzzy AI startups like OpenAI and Stable Diffusion have caught marketers' attention, many lesser-known gen AI startups have secured investments and contracts with major brands such as L'Oreal, ESPN, Pepsi, and Garnier. AI funding in the U.S. grew by 14% year-over-year in 2023, (OpenAI released ChatGPT in Nov. 2022), raising $42.5 billion across 2,500.

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Here’s My Beef With Ad Agencies

Adweek

If you caught my LinkedIn post, you know I've got some serious beef with the current ad agency model. I mean, let's call a spade a spade--it's broken. Outdated. And in desperate need of a shake-up. Apparently, I struck a nerve because that post blew up. We're talking over 800,000 impressions, 5,000 reactions and a.

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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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How Ad Buyers Are Advising Clients As Possible TikTok Ban or Sale Looms

Adweek

Concerns about TikTok's uncertain future in the U.S. have once again sparked client concerns after the House's passing on Saturday of another divest-or-ban bill. The revised bill extends the timeline for ByteDance to complete the sale of TikTok from six months to a year to avoid the proposed ban. TikTok is expected to file a.

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John Deere Seeks a ‘Chief Tractor Officer’ to Be the Face of Its TikTok Channel

Adweek

John Deere is running a celebrity-driven social media campaign for the first time in its 185-year history, as it kicks off a contest to recruit a "chief tractor officer" who will create TikTok content for the brand. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy launches the search alongside fellow player Colton McKivitz. A promotional video for.

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How CTV Marketers Are Using Gen AI to Improve Contextual Advertising

Adweek

Generative artificial intelligence has already unlocked a host of new capabilities for marketers, particularly regarding ad creative. Still, the technology could soon transform the world of contextual advertising as well. Using gen AI, marketers can now scan the content of a series and gather more granular metadata, such as program details and closed captioning, to.

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BBC Speaks to News Weary Consumers in First Global Brand Campaign

Adweek

In a critical election year, the BBC has launched its first brand campaign outside the U.K. to position itself as a more trusted news source in the U.S. and international markets. "Made to Make You Think" is a milestone in the BBC's global expansion efforts and debuts in the U.S. following recent investment in North.

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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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Creator Jayde Powell Has the Tea on Finding a Safe Space in Social Media

Adweek

As a content creator, Jayde Powell has completely immersed herself in the creative world. In the process, the influencer-writer-speaker has picked up a breadth of expertise, which has led to recognition by trades like ADWEEK, Business Insider and Hashtag Paid. She's also built an engaged fanbase that not only understands her brand of humor, but.

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Marketers Find New Ways to Buy Programmatic Ads Without Relying on User Data

Adweek

Marketers and adtech firms have latched onto metadata to improve ad targeting on the web and connected television, as data quality worsens with cookie decline. Metadata is data about the environment of the ad, said Mike O'Sullivan, co-founder of data firm Sincera. "It's data that puts the transaction in context," he said. While metadata can.

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How the Bud Light Boycott Changed Marketing

Adweek

The idea behind Bud Light's #EasyCarryContest, which debuted around this time last year, was straightforward: Offer people a chance to win $15,000 for posting a video of themselves carrying as many cans, bottles or glasses of beer as possible. Much like some of the footage participants shared online, the outcome has been messy. Enter to.

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Ogilvy Names Rafael Rizuto Chief Creative Officer for North America

Adweek

The creative leadership carousel continues to turn. David Lubars recently announced his retirement after four decades at BBDO. Chris Beresford-Hill, who had been at Ogilvy as president of advertising for North America, left there to replace Lubars at BBDO. Now, Dentsu Creative chief creative officer of U.S. and LATAM, Rafael Rizuto, has departed Dentsu to.

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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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Brands Chase Football Marketing Momentum at NFL Draft

Adweek

Though NFL Draft viewership is lower than the league's usual standards for games, many sports would love to have a fraction of the audience that tuned in on Thursday to see Caleb Williams go to the Chicago Bears with the No. 1 pick. In 2023, the National Football League welcomed 11.29 million viewers to its.

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Taco Bell Takes Over Social Media Because It Doesn’t ‘Borrow Cool’

Adweek

Taco Bell has the power to take over on social media, and it's time to taco bout it. CMO Taylor Montgomery has been at the center of some of Taco Bell's biggest campaigns, including recruiting Doja Cat to headline the return of Mexican Pizza, teaming up with LeBron James to fight against the "Taco Tuesday".

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Google Delays Cookie Deprecation For The Third Time

Adweek

Pack away those tired cookie crumbling metaphors until 2025, as Google has once again delayed the death of the third-party tracking cookie in its Chrome browser. This is the third reprieve Google has given cookies since it first promised to phase them out in 2020.

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Vizio Ads Kicks Off NewFronts With 3 New Ad Formats

Adweek

Advertisers on Vizio can now buy ads to run when viewers hit pause, when the screen idles and on the smart TV's home screen. Those new ad formats, which the connected TV maker is announcing today during its 2 p.m. ET presentation at the 2024 NewFronts, are part of Vizio's fourth annual appearance at the.

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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.