March, 2024

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Google’s Gen AI Search Threatens Publishers With $2B Annual Ad Revenue Loss

Adweek

Google launched its artificial intelligence-powered search engine, Search Generative Experience, in beta last May, sending publishers scrambling to prepare for a significant disruption in organic search traffic, with potential declines ranging from 20% to 60%, according to media executives and search engine optimization experts interviewed for this story.

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35 Women Leaders in Ad Tech Share Insights for International Women’s Day 

Ad Monsters

The challenges women face in ad tech are universal, transcending specific roles or tenure in the industry. The future of ad tech is intertwined with the pursuit of diversity, as having manifold perspectives is essential for propelling this innovative industry to new heights. In honor of International Women’s Day, we gathered insights from 35 industry thought leaders to shed light on what it means to be a woman in ad tech.

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AI in marketing: Examples to help your team today

Martech

Is your marketing team tired of hearing about AI? To some extent, we all are. It’s part of the hype cycle of any new technology. Marketing teams now find themselves surrounded by AI. It’s coming from every direction. Most notably, the introduction of ChatGPT put AI in the hands of just about anyone who wanted to use it. But ChatGPT is far from the only AI game in town.

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In search of incompetence

Seth Godin

Learning is about becoming incompetent on our way to getting better. If you’re not open to the tension that is caused by knowing you could do better, it’s unlikely you’re willing to do the work to get better. As you’re doing that work, there’s the satisfaction it brings, but also the knowledge that just a moment ago, you weren’t any good.

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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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British Airways flies high (again) with Uncommon OOH

More About Advertising

Yet another winner for British Airways from Uncommon: an outdoor campaign that adds another big, confident brand message to the ongoing “British original” push. “Windows” captures the wonder on passengers’ faces when they look onto the world from 35,000ft. The 11 outsized and visually arresting posters will be seen across 324 print sites across the … The post British Airways flies high (again) with Uncommon OOH first appeared on More About Advertising.

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DV360 Accepts The IAB Tech Lab’s New Video Guidelines. How Will That Impact Buyer Demand For Video Ads?

AdExchanger

Buyers will soon have far more transparency into video ad inventory sold through Google’s platform. Google confirmed to AdExchanger that DV360, its demand-side platform, has already adopted the IAB Tech Lab’s new video.plcmt field in OpenRTB bid requests. This field is where publishers and SSPs categorize their inventory based on the Tech Lab’s new video […] The post DV360 Accepts The IAB Tech Lab’s New Video Guidelines.

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TV Tunes in to Sustainable Advertising

VideoWeek

This month saw the release of a new book aimed at guiding industry efforts on sustainability. ‘Sustainable Advertising: How Advertising Can Support a Better Future’, written by Matt Bourn, Director of Communications at the Advertising Association and Ad Net Zero, and Sebastian Munden, Chair of Ad Net Zero, lays out a manifesto for how advertising can help build a sustainable economy, and identifies some of the companies helping the industry make progress towards net zero emissions.

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How to make sure your data is AI-ready

Martech

Leading CRM platforms like Salesforce, Dynamics, Zoho and HubSpot are introducing new AI features for autonomous chats, automatic campaign launches, product suggestions and sentiment analysis. That’s great and exciting. But there’s one thing in the way: our data. Ultimately, all the technology in the world isn’t worth the investment if the data it relies on is poor.

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Purchase decisions

Seth Godin

All purchases involve a decision. Yes or no, this or that, now or later… But it’s helpful to realize that all decisions involve a purchase. When we decide to spend time or take a risk or make a commitment, our brains act in a way very similar to how we choose to make a purchase. When you talk about a non-profit, introduce a new sort of behavior or invite someone to follow along, you’re actually selling.

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Alzheimer’s is ‘The Long Goodbye’ as New Commercial Arts dramatises effect on communities

More About Advertising

What do you do when you’re advertising for the Alzheimer’s Society? Somehow sweeten the pill even though, unlike nearly every other, disease, there isn’t much sign of a breakthrough against it even though there are glimmers of light as well as the clear need for more early diagnosis (for those brave enough to find out.) … The post Alzheimer’s is ‘The Long Goodbye’ as New Commercial Arts dramatises effect on communities first appeared on More About Advertising.

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

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Privacy Sandbox’s Latency Issues Will Cost Publishers

AdExchanger

The advertising industry has reached a critical juncture with cookie deprecation testing in Chrome. Google’s Privacy Sandbox aims to reduce cross-site and cross-app tracking while keeping online content and services free for all. Sounds idealistic – because it is. Google has invited players from across the ecosystem to test the Sandbox and its privacy-preserving APIs […] The post Privacy Sandbox’s Latency Issues Will Cost Publishers appeared first on AdExchanger.

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What Does a Chief AI Officer Look Like in the Marketing World?

Adweek

For all of the talk about the jobs AI is expected to replace (that's 85 million, according to the World Economic Forum), it's also expected to create some 97 million new roles by 2025. And the buzziest of these new roles is the position overseeing it all: the Chief AI Officer (CAIO). Major brands like.

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A Pubmatic Server Anomaly, $1 Billion CPMs, and a Complicated Programmatic Ecosystem

Ad Monsters

Pubmatic quickly resolved its $1 billion ad auction error without significant damage. However, some still believe that the incident implies the need for greater regulation in the programmatic supply chain. Publishers, imagine this: You check your ad account like any other day and find $1 billion worth of CPMs. A sudden rush of shock, excitement, and disbelief runs through you; maybe someone is even fanning you off the floor.

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How to keep your marketing automation campaigns from ruining your week

Martech

Marketing automation is a great tool. It allows companies to set up campaigns that run on their own without further human intervention. This saves time and greatly expands what your marketing team can accomplish with limited resources. Unfortunately, marketing automation can also go wrong somewhat spectacularly. In this article I’ll provide a list of things to check to make sure your automated programs aren’t giving you or your company a big black eye.

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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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Willfully uninformed

Seth Godin

Access to information used to be scarce. We ranked college libraries on how many books they had, and time at the microfilm reader was booked in advance. Today, if there’s something I don’t know, it’s almost certainly because I haven’t cared enough to find out. I don’t understand molecular biology, the history of Sardinia or much of agronomy–but that’s my choice.

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What is integrated marketing?

Smart Insights

Examples and definitions of integrated marketing today. Find out why integrated omnichannel marketing is essential to the success of your business Without getting too Aristotelian, with marketing, the whole is most certainly more than the sum of its parts - … The post What is integrated marketing? appeared first on Smart Insights.

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MSI and Uncommon make their voices heard on abortion rights

More About Advertising

Parliament is expected to decriminalise abortion in the next week or so when a free vote takes place on an amendment to the Criminal Justice Act, supported by both health secretary Victoria Atkins and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Ahead of the vote, Uncommon has created a campaign in support of decriminalisation for … The post MSI and Uncommon make their voices heard on abortion rights first appeared on More About Advertising.

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The Delta Lounge Bucked Recent Experiential Trends at SXSW—and People Loved It

Adweek

In a sea of waste-heavy and formulaic activations at South by Southwest (SXSW), The Delta Lounge--one of the 2024 festival's buzziest experiential marketing installations--aimed to buck some of the trends that have shaped brand activity at the event in recent years. With its focus on delivering a luxury experience to all SkyMiles members, new and.

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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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Despite Subscription Fees, Audiences Keep Streaming

MNTN

The streaming world lately has looked a lot like the economy at large: after a period of steady growth, it’s a little hard to tell whether things are still going well? Inflation is a hot button topic for the economy, and “streamflation” (which is exactly what it sounds like) has subscription fees climbing. However, despite the tumultuousness of the industry headlines, streaming is continuing to grow.

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Google’s cookie deprecation: An essential marketing playbook for the post-cookie era

Martech

Google’s full deprecation of third-party cookies is right around the corner. Time is running out to get all those well-laid marketing plans off the whiteboards and into action. No matter where your company is at in the post-third-party preparation curve, the truth is that we won’t fully realize the impact on our marketing efforts until Google finally flips the switch and we head into the unknown.

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Graceful

Seth Godin

Long after people forget the details, they’ll remember your kindness. There are many forms of hospitality, but resilience, goodwill and gratitude are often the ones that matter. PS here’s a short ebook I published almost a decade ago.

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AI Is Not the Problem, Lack of Original Thinking Is the Problem

AdPulp

How many times have marketers been told—mostly by other marketers—that the new tech is the best tech? So many times…remember when every brand had to have a home in Second Life? It was an absurd thing to say then, as it is today when the new new thing has to be tested, twisted, and made […] The post AI Is Not the Problem, Lack of Original Thinking Is the Problem appeared first on Adpulp.

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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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Google’s Adoption Of New In-Stream/Outstream Standards Could Spell Disaster For Some Online Video Platforms

AdExchanger

Google AdX will update its video policy on April 1 – April Fool’s Day – to reflect new industry standard definitions for in-stream and outstream video. Some publishers and video ad platforms are wondering whether the joke is on them. A large chunk of previously premium inventory – as in inventory that sellers previously sold as “premium” […] The post Google’s Adoption Of New In-Stream/Outstream Standards Could Spell Disaster For Some Online Video Platforms appeared first on AdExchanger.

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Spotify Awards Its Global Media Account to a Dedicated Publicis Media Unit, OneVibe 

Adweek

Spotify's media review has concluded today with the account awarding global media duties to Publicis Media. The agency has created a bespoke team, Publicis OneVibe, to service the account. It's a variation of Publicis Media's "Power of One" model, which taps agency talent from across its media agencies, Spark Foundry, Starcom and Zenith. The global.

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MAA Ad of the Week: BA’s Avios from Uncommon

More About Advertising

There are some pretty good ads around just now, a relief after what we might term a fallow period. FCB London’s ‘Get Comfortable’ duo for Andrex would be a worthy winner most weeks but Uncommon Creative Studio lifts the prize with another showstopper – ‘Everyday’ (which is anything but) for BA and IAG’s Avios points. … The post MAA Ad of the Week: BA’s Avios from Uncommon first appeared on More About Advertising.

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How to assess your organization’s AI readiness with the 5P framework

Martech

As organizations grapple with the complexities of AI adoption, a strategic framework becomes essential for assessing readiness and ensuring successful implementation. Before introducing even more tech into your stack, you must know what you’re working with. How confident are you with your team’s readiness for change? Can you also sustain those changes?

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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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Curation (vs the road to junk)

Seth Godin

The independent bookstore down the street is carefully curated. Each book takes up the spot that a different book could inhabit, so the owner makes sure that there’s a great reason a title is included. Amazon, on the other hand, has no shelf space problem, and the Kindle multiplies it. As a result, the average book on the Kindle is virtually worthless, because once it’s easy to include everything, everything gets included.

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NumberEight & Yieldmo Announce Strategic Partnership for Market-First Contextual In-App Targeting

Exchange Wire

NumberEight, a leader in ID-less solutions, announced today (March 28th, 2024) that it has collaborated with Yieldmo to provide brands with better access to in-app traffic by aligning in-app targeting capabilities. NumberEight has reimagined user identity management through AI technology and [.] The post NumberEight & Yieldmo Announce Strategic Partnership for Market-First Contextual In-App Targeting appeared first on ExchangeWire.com.

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Using AI-generated content? Meta says it must be labeled

illumin

Marketers relying on AI-generated content for their social media could find themselves in hot water in 2024. Meta’s top policy executive announced on February 5, 2024 , that it will require all users to label AI-generated audio and visual content on its platforms. The social media giant’s long-term goal is to develop technology to detect and label all AI-created content on its platform internally.

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Influencer Marketing Needs to Adapt: A Cautionary Lesson From Tarte Cosmetics

Adweek

The influencer marketing recipe is well-established. Select influencers who attract a certain audience and fly them out to a tropical location for sun, fun and product placement. Organic reach across social, particularly TikTok, Instagram and YouTube are off the charts. Marketing = sorted. Except, that doesn't work anymore.

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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.