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Ad Spend Growth Slows While Some Usage Stalls: TikTok Stats Since the Ban Threat 

Adweek

Ad spend on TikTok year-over-year has been growing, but that growth has cooled since the threat of a potential U.S. ban was announced in March. However, the platform's user growth, especially among younger people, is flagging, according to data shared by five sources. TikTok's ad spend in March--the month the potential ban was announced--was up.

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Ethical Advertising: Balancing Profit and Responsibility

Ad Rants

Maintaining an ethical approach to advertising is key if you work in marketing. Ethical branding shows that you care about the needs of your audience and take your social responsibility seriously. Utilizing shady marketing techniques -- like manipulative pricing and false claims -- can land you in hot legal water and damage your reputation, too. This is a serious issue if you are marketing a growing brand and are trying to capture a share of the target market for yourself.

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Implementing Asynchronous Communication Strategies

The Ad Tech Blog

Asynchronous communication in remote teams is essential for maintaining productivity and fostering innovation. This article explores the key points, challenges, and solutions for implementing effective asynchronous communication strategies in remote development teams. Understanding Asynchronous Communication Key Points Flexibility: Allows team members to work at their own pace.

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GDPR is a help, not a hindrance, to marketing

Martech

You’ve launched new social campaigns, optimized your website and established thought leadership opportunities. While these are crucial to running a successful business today, there is a critical fourth element that can’t be overlooked: Data privacy. Six years ago, the European Union set global standards for data privacy compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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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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Where Are All the Women? Men Overwhelmingly Took the Cannes Stage to Accept Awards

Adweek

At the final awards ceremony of Cannes Lions on Friday, June 21, agency and marketing professionals from around the world took the stage to honor some of advertising's best work. But aside from the glittering trophies and celebrations, something else was on display that night: the industry's gender imbalance. Alltold, an artificial intelligence company with.

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The paradox of lessons

Seth Godin

The people most likely to sign up for coaching or additional learning are the folks who are already good at their craft. “I’m terrible at this,” can lead to, “and I don’t want to be reminded of it.” Or perhaps, “I don’t want to waste their time,” or, “I’m never going to get better.” When it’s possible to get better, embracing mediocrity isn’t a useful strategy.

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4 ways to increase email engagement with your current ESP

Martech

I’m pretty frequently asked some version of this question: “How can we get more out of {ESP name}?” Before I launch into my answers, I’ll say this: it’s very, very rarely about the ESP. I don’t mean to diminish the differences between ESPs or that some ESPs make it easier to work the levers that can truly empower great email campaigns. But I’ll also say that in my decade-plus of experience in email marketing , I’ve learned that no matter your ESP, you can drive incredible growth increases by dia

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Kyle MacLachlan Forms a Cult for the Second Coming of Arby’s Potato Cakes

Adweek

In 2021, a great tragedy befell the world: Arby's removed its beloved Potato Cakes from the menu. Three years and thousands of mentions on social media later, they're back--possibly via supernatural influence from the cosmos. In celebration of this momentous occasion, genre king Kyle MacLachlan stars in two comedic videos created by agency Fallon for.

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How Old-School Retailers Like Academy Are Getting Hip And Adapting To Digital-First Sales

AdExchanger

Hey Readers, Welcome back to the AdExchanger Commerce Media newsletter. This week, we’ll do a quick dive into a brick-and-mortar business in transition. Academy Sports and Outdoors, a sporting goods chain founded in 1938, is trying to get trendy. Its camping business is growing on the strength of Yeti and Stanley, a drinkware brand with […] The post How Old-School Retailers Like Academy Are Getting Hip And Adapting To Digital-First Sales appeared first on AdExchanger.

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Balancing Personalization and Privacy

The Ad Tech Blog

In the advertising and marketing industry, finding the right balance between personalization and privacy is crucial. This article explores how to achieve this balance, providing insights and practical steps for marketing professionals. Understanding Personalization vs Privacy Key Points Personalization enhances customer experience but requires data collection.

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

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Google’s Emissions Climb 48%; Merger Agreement Reached for Paramount Global; Privacy Sandbox Testing Finds 33% Decline in CPMs 

Exchange Wire

On today’s news digest: Google’s Emissions Climb 48%; Merger Agreement Reached for Paramount Global; Privacy Sandbox Testing Finds 33% Decline in CPMs Amid the AI boom, Google’s greenhouse gas emissions are rapidly rising. According to the tech titan’s latest Environmental Report, [.] The post Google’s Emissions Climb 48%; Merger Agreement Reached for Paramount Global; Privacy Sandbox Testing Finds 33% Decline in CPMs appeared first on ExchangeWire.com.

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What ‘Corporate Pride’ Got Wrong All Along 

Adweek

As a child of the '80s and a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, every June I get a bit nostalgic. I get to observe my LGBTQ+ friends and broader network be a bit more themselves and unabashedly queer. And they do this, consciously or unconsciously, because it's Pride Month and rainbows are popping up.

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How to Achieve Low ACOS with Negative Keywords? [The PPC Den Podcast]

Ad Badger

SUBSCRIBE In this solo episode, Michael shares unique insights on low ACOS accounts and the secrets behind their success. He’ll. Read More How to Achieve Low ACOS with Negative Keywords? [The PPC Den Podcast] The post How to Achieve Low ACOS with Negative Keywords? [The PPC Den Podcast] appeared first on Ad Badger.

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Yahoo DSP Does it Again: Hits the Bullseye With Yahoo Creative

Ad Monsters

With Yahoo Creative, advertisers can use real-time insights to hone in on their creativity and develop more relevant ads. The only thing consistent in advertising is change, and the keys to thriving amongst the recurring shifts are innovation, adaptability, and a deep understanding of client needs. Yahoo Creative, under the leadership of Tony Gemma, embodies these principles.

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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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Azerion Launches Generative AI Contextual Solution in Marketplace

Exchange Wire

Azerion, a leading digital entertainment and media platform, proudly announces the launch of its innovative Contextual Intelligence technology within the Azerion Marketplace. This cutting-edge solution leverages generative AI and large language models (LLM), alongside advanced transformer techniques, to classify content [.] The post Azerion Launches Generative AI Contextual Solution in Marketplace appeared first on ExchangeWire.com.

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5 Stark Stats Showing AI’s Unsustainable Impact

Adweek

The energy required for the surge in artificial intelligence and large language models like ChatGPT is creating a new set of sustainability challenges for brands and agencies. Generative AI is rapidly changing how marketers do their jobs, improving systems and streamlining tedious processes. As the deadlines for corporate net zero targets inch nearer, the use.

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5 big ways to turn up the voice of your customer in your marketing

Martech

To know and be known is the essence of a relationship. To know — and understand — your customers, you need to listen to them. It seems so obvious, yet many marketing efforts miss this perspective. For all the claims of being “customer-obsessed,” brand stories focus too much on the brand itself and not the reason for its existence. B2B buyers need even more empathy, information and reassurance when deciding to purchase.

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The lazy jugglers

Seth Godin

The best jugglers don’t seem to be trying very hard. That’s because they understand what the work involves, and they don’t confuse effort with results. Some approaches to keep in mind: Focus on the work at hand Don’t take on more than you can handle Establish a spec, and ignore perfection Throws are far more important than catches Devote a significant amount of time to honing your craft Consistently add incremental challenges Frantic leads to more frantic.

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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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Only 48% of UK Publishers are Actively Preparing for the Cookieless Future – New Teads’ Study Finds 

Exchange Wire

The transition to a cookieless digital landscape has already taken significant strides, despite the delay in Google's phase-out of third-party cookies. With 45% of global web traffic now cookieless on Teads’ SSP, publishers, and advertisers are navigating uncharted territory. This [.] The post Only 48% of UK Publishers are Actively Preparing for the Cookieless Future – New Teads’ Study Finds appeared first on ExchangeWire.com.

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Plant-Based Brand Field Roast Agrees With Charli XCX That It’s ‘Brat Summer’

Adweek

The success of English singer songwriter Charli XCX's sixth album, Brat, has led fans to declare that it's "Brat summer" and start dressing the part. Plant-based sausage brand Field Roast was quick to tap into the buzz, promoting its bratwurst with a campaign from creative and media agency No Fixed Address. The effort kicked off.

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How martech vendors can navigate the slow death of net-new deals

Martech

Based on my conversations across the marketing technology landscape, we’re at saturation. Net new deals are dwindling, with the market resembling a stagnating pond instead of a dynamic ecosystem. The industry’s growth, once fueled by a relentless drive for innovation and differentiation, now sputters as most companies have what they need (and if they don’t, they’re making do).

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Adventures Abroad In The Privacy Sandbox

AdExchanger

Apologies to the gentleman sitting beside me minding his own business and quietly reading a book in the departure lounge last week near gate B15 at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport. I may have startled him when I suddenly exclaimed, “Well, would you look at that!” This is what I was reacting to: While waiting for […] The post Adventures Abroad In The Privacy Sandbox appeared first on AdExchanger.

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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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Lego global media goes to new Publicis One

More About Advertising

All-conquering Publicis Media has bagged another big one, agency of record (AOR) for Lego which spends about $330m on media globally. IPG Mediabrand agency Initiative, which repitched, has been Lego’s media agency since 2017. Publicis is setting up a new bespoke agency Publicis One to handle Lego (the name gives it lots of room for … The post Lego global media goes to new Publicis One first appeared on More About Advertising.

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How Roku and Formula E Set the Pace for Sports Streaming

Adweek

Roku and the electric racing circuit Formula E have a relationship powered by potential, and it's accelerating rapidly. In June 2023, Roku announced its first live sports rights deal and joined Formula E as its streaming partner. Already coupled with CBS for linear broadcasts, Formula E sought a place where fans could find not only.

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Organic link building for sales landing pages by Citation Labs

Martech

Join Garrett French and James Wirth from Citation Labs to learn how to supplement your Digital PR efforts with white-hat, ROI-focused link-building campaigns that increase rankings for your sales landing pages. After this session, you’ll be able to: Plan, launch and track the impact of a sales page link building campaign Identify contextual, funnel-relevant topics Find, pitch and convert publishers Track and report the impact your links have Watch now!

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Comic: Feeding The Graph

AdExchanger

Happy Independence Day! Stay cool out there, and here’s a deep cut for you with a summery theme. This classic comic first ran in June 2011. The post Comic: Feeding The Graph appeared first on AdExchanger.

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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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How to create a customer experience strategy across the full lifecycle

Smart Insights

Discover how a customer experience strategy that enhances digital experiences across all touchpoints can help build brand loyalty and improve ROI In today’s fast-paced digital world, providing a seamless customer experience strategy is no longer a luxury but a necessity. … The post How to create a customer experience strategy across the full lifecycle appeared first on Smart Insights.

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Why Oracle Advertising Is Really Shutting Down

Adweek

Oracle Advertising's recent news that it's shuttering its business is a notable milestone in the ongoing disruption and transformation of adtech and martech. Despite their many acquisitions, Oracle failed to integrate these pieces into a marketing cloud stack that worked at a level that could compete with the likes of Adobe or Salesforce. Oracle faced.

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EU says Meta ad model violates Digital Markets Act

Martech

European Union regulators today said Facebook’s parent Meta violated its Digital Markets Act with its “pay or consent” ad model and may face massive fines. In this model, users must either pay to use Meta’s platforms ad-free or consent to their data being processed for personalized advertising. A statement released today said the model does not allow users to exercise their “right to freely consent” to the combination of their personal data.

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Jeremy Clarkson’s Hawkstone ad that never ran (except here)

More About Advertising

This is Jeremy Clarkson’s ad for his Hawkstone lager, torpedoed by the lawyers (he says) – for reasons which will become obvious. Our Jeremy certainly knows how to get publicity though, for Diddly Squat farm, his beer, lager and cider and, now, his new pub. The Sunday Times is doing what Channel 4 has done … The post Jeremy Clarkson’s Hawkstone ad that never ran (except here) first appeared on More About Advertising.

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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.