January, 2024

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A Gen Z Marketer’s Playbook for Engaging Advertising

Adweek

Gen Z consumers are notoriously ad-averse, with 99% hitting "skip" on ads and 63% using ad blockers to avoid advertising. So how can brands grab their attention in 2024? As a Gen Zer who works in advertising, I want to share insights into how we view ads. It's not as simple as Gen Z being.

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3 keys for email marketing in 2024: AI, change, learn

Martech

Welcome to 2024! A new year is like a new car — it comes with that amazing smell of promise unsullied by life events. So, let’s look at what we can do to make this new-year smell linger as long as possible for our email marketing efforts. Everything in this new year should be about setting goals for the year, creating aspirations and deciding what we need to accomplish — like how we will reach that seemingly impossible sales number our boss gave us because we smashed our goal in 2023.

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Personalized marketing in a competitive environment for brands and e-commerce retailers

Smart Insights

Personalized marketing, as we know from our experiences as brand-lovers and as marketers, is the make or break of any e-commerce marketing strategy in a competitive environment Personalized marketing is all about offering improved user experience (UX) by serving relevant … The post Personalized marketing in a competitive environment for brands and e-commerce retailers appeared first on Smart Insights.

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Cookies Will Finally Die In 2024: Here’s Why Advertisers Should Celebrate The Upgrade.

AdExchanger

When Google first announced plans to disable third-party cookies on Chrome in January 2020, the news hit ad tech like an earthquake. But a lot has changed in the past four years. Now, as Google finally begins acting on those plans, the death of the third-party cookie is looking a lot more like opportunity than […] The post Cookies Will Finally Die In 2024: Here’s Why Advertisers Should Celebrate The Upgrade. appeared first on AdExchanger.

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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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Consequences

Seth Godin

Frederick Lewis Donaldson created a list of seven social sins that was soon popularized by Gandhi. One hundred years later, it’s more relevant and more urgent than ever. Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce without morality. Science without humanity. Religion without sacrifice. Politics without principle.

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IPA Bellwether: Marketing Budgets See Biggest Growth Since 2014 

Exchange Wire

Despite the gloomy financial climate, the latest IPA Bellwether report suggests a relatively promising outlook for the ad industry: in Q4 2023, marketing budgets saw their biggest growth since Q2 2014. Just over a quarter of panelists saw total marketing budgets [.] The post IPA Bellwether: Marketing Budgets See Biggest Growth Since 2014 appeared first on ExchangeWire.com.

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How to transform customer experience with AI

Martech

Artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a game-changing force for revolutionizing customer experience (CX). With the ability to process vast amounts of data and drive automation at scale, AI empowers brands to deliver personalized, seamless CX journeys that foster loyalty and satisfaction. This article explores how leading companies leverage AI across three key areas — clear messaging, frictionless interactions and tailored experiences — to shape customer experience. 1.

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I’m Not Quite Half The Man I Used To Be, But I’m Definitely Less …

Rob Campbell

Back in November of last year, I wrote about how I was eating healthy. It was quite a big thing for me to talk about – which is weird, given I have absolutely no problem writing about death , unemployment or the size of my best friends appendage , to name a but a few of the subjects I’ve waxed lyrical about that many smarter people would rather shut-up that share.

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Google Tells Ad Tech To Take Its Medicine And Give The Privacy Sandbox A Try

AdExchanger

The Chrome Privacy Sandbox, Google’s petri dish for testing and developing privacy-preserving ad targeting and measurement, has become the rope in a game of tug of war. On one side we have Google Advertising and sandbox backers, and on the other, industry opponents, including The Trade Desk, who see Google as self-serving and sandbox solutions […] The post Google Tells Ad Tech To Take Its Medicine And Give The Privacy Sandbox A Try appeared first on AdExchanger.

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The generous ask

Seth Godin

“If you don’t ask, you don’t get.” That’s problematic advice. Taken to an extreme, it turns us into hustlers. The alternative is to realize that the best asks are actually offers. When we offer to help someone get to where they were going, we’re approaching the relationship with generosity, not selfishness. What work would we need to do to have sufficient skill, insight and reputation to be able to offer someone else a chance to reach their goals?

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

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‘Rates aren’t rising at all’: Freelancers lament stagnated rates amidst inflation

Digiday

Freelance journalists say rates from large national publications haven’t changed in years – and they’ve had to take on more work, or supplement their income with other pursuits, according to conversations with six freelancers. Typically, freelance journalists are paid around $0.50 to $1 a word, they told Digiday. But that rate hasn’t changed, despite rising inflation and cost of living.

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G/O Media Hangs ‘For Sale’ Sign Across Its Portfolio

Adweek

Digital media company G/O Media is shopping around its portfolio of editorial assets in hopes of securing buyers for individual titles, part of a broader effort to divest the properties ahead of another challenging year for the media industry, according to four people familiar with the efforts.

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2024 Predictions: Social media’s evolution

Martech

Marketers will continue to engage with audiences on social media through advertising and organic social campaigns. The space continues to diversify, with more user-generated content inspired by the emergence of TikTok in recent years. And for consumers with money to spend, there are new ways to shop through social commerce. How will these opportunities shake out in the upcoming year?

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Twitch Quietly Ends Partnerships with Rolling Stone, Complex and Vice

Adweek

The live-stream platform Twitch quietly ended a series of multi-year partnerships in 2023 that it brokered with publishers including Rolling Stone, Complex and Vice, according to three people familiar with the agreements. Twitch invited the publishers to establish channels on its platform--Complex in 2020, Rolling Stone in 2021 and Vice in 2022--as part of a.

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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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Edelman’s Koch Connection Follows a Long History of PR-Led Climate Obstruction

Adweek

Public relations firms have been working alongside the fossil fuel industry to obstruct climate policy for decades, and Edelman's recent connection with the Koch network is the latest example. Edelman, the world's largest PR firm, was working with the Koch network as recently as 2022--the same year that Edelman committed to a more robust climate.

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Exclusive: Sue Bird Joins Deep Blue as First Partner and Chief Strategy Officer

Adweek

WNBA legend Sue Bird is teaming up with Giant Spoon's Laura Correnti to change the way brands interact in the women's sports world. Correnti launched Deep Blue Sports + Entertainment in December with the mission of forming the leading agency of record in women's sports, and the firm has now added Bird as chief strategy.

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Dolby Duets With J.Lo for Its First Global Campaign 

Adweek

For its first global campaign, which premiered during the most watched National Football League Divisional Playoff game in history, Dolby Laboratories called (in) an audible (experience) with "Jenny From the Block." In "Love More Jennifer Lopez," the multihyphenate star famously known as J.Lo dances it out with commuters stuck in traffic "vibing" to her new.

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Google Chrome’s Cookie Phase-Out: What You Need to Know

Adweek

One of the most critical topics of 2024--how Google Chrome plans to rewrite digital advertising in the browser with Privacy Sandbox proposals and how companies adopt the technology, or don't--is finally ramping up. On Jan. 4, Google is releasing a new browser feature called Tracking Protection, which, when activated, will cut off a site's access.

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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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Brands Swap Viral Tweets for TikTok and Instagram This Super Bowl

Adweek

Brands--including those that don't have a TV ad during the Big Game--are graduating from real-time conversations on X (formerly Twitter). Instead, they're spending Super Bowl-level digital budgets as early as two weeks before the game to drive sales, indicating how strategies have shifted since Elon Musk took ownership. Other platforms, including TikTok, YouTube Shorts and.

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Inside the Audacious Attempt to DoorDash the Entire Super Bowl

Adweek

DoorDash chief marketer Kofi Amoo-Gottfried is making loads of friends these days. Lawyers, creatives, CMOs, even the NFL front office. And for good reason. If you're going to pull off arguably the most ambitious giveaway in Super Bowl history, you need no shortage of friends in high places. DoorDash will use its 30-second ad in.

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Exclusive: Yahoo’s ID Testing Lets Advertisers Compare Campaigns Without Cookies

Adweek

Yahoo is helping ad buyers get ready for cookie decline. The company is letting buyers compare campaigns running with third-party cookies and identifiers against those running without, days after Google finally deprecated third-party cookies for 1% of Chrome users. This testing capability is an evolution of Yahoo's Identity Solutions, which covers addressable and non-addressable inventory.

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Why Publishers Are Cutting Their D.C. Bureaus in an Election Year

Adweek

Both the Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal have cut or restructured their Washington, D.C., bureaus recently, decisions that appear counterintuitive given the coming presidential election later this year. But both sets of cuts share a variety of strategic explanations, particularly retrenching to core competencies in order to focus on content that drives.

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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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Exclusive: Recurrent Ventures Raised $300 Million. Where Did It Go?

Adweek

In May 2022, media company Recurrent Ventures announced that it had raised $300 million from private equity firm Blackstone to finance the expansion of its editorial portfolio. But in the nearly two years since, it has only shed properties, eliminated staff and churned through executive leadership. The equity investment aimed to supercharge Recurrent Ventures' commercial.

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CES 2024 and Eureka Park Unveiled Tomorrow’s Neatest Trends in Consumer Tech

Adweek

As always, CES can be an overwhelming display of technology and potential for the future. Focusing on the dynamic landscape of CES, Eureka Park is one of my favorite areas to explore, always emerging as a pivotal platform for innovation while showcasing new products and startups that are set to influence consumer technology in 2024.

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Solo Stove and Snoop Dogg: A Once Lauded Partnership Now Up in Smoke

Adweek

Less than two months ago, Solo Stove embarked on what was widely heralded as a genius marketing campaign. The brand partnered with legendary rapper Snoop Dogg to use his not-so-secret affinity with cannabis to trick the world into thinking he'd given up "smoke," only to reveal that he was partnering with Solo Stove to promote.

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Jon Stewart Returning to Host The Daily Show Is Your Moment of Zen

Adweek

The Daily Show is bringing you a moment of Zen. Top line Jon Stewart is back as an executive producer and host of The Daily Show on Monday nights throughout the election season. He's expected to oversee the show through 2025. Between the lines Stewart begins the hosting gig on Monday, Feb. 12, the day.

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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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Prime Video Ad Tier CPMs ‘Far More’ Competitive Than Netflix’s at Launch

Adweek

Prime Video's ad tier is on the way, and Amazon is trying to make advertisers and viewers an offer they can't refuse. The company is offering lower ad prices than competitors at launch on Jan. 29, and projecting massive reach thanks to a plan that automatically enrolls consumers, according to several media buyers familiar with.

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Apple’s New ‘Shot on iPhone’ Ads Capture Ridiculously Cute Baby Faces

Adweek

Apple captured the unique expressions of 30 babies for an especially cute installment of its long-running and celebrated "Shot on iPhone" campaign. A 30-second Instagram Reel, set to the track "Pose" by Gajate featuring Poe Leos, shows off the iPhone 15's ability to turn any photo into a portrait. Photographer Evan Kafka took pictures of.

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Disney’s Clean Room Brand Activations Grew 573% in 2023

Adweek

Disney is known for its vast media holdings, but it is working to become an ad-tech juggernaut, too, and marketers are noticing. Two years ago, Disney launched clean room capabilities. The tool's main use case in advertising is to match brand and publisher first-party data sets in a privacy-safe way, for targeting, activation and measurement.

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Volkswagen Kicks Off 75th US Anniversary Campaign With a Super Bowl Ad

Adweek

In 1949, German car manufacturer Volkswagen entered the American market with the import of two Volkswagen Beetles to New York, beginning its journey to becoming one of the country's most recognizable brands. To mark the start of its 75th U.S.

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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.