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    Twitter users tire of 'sea of same' from brands, report finds

    Relying only on humor can feel outdated and strip a brand of its distinctiveness, survey respondents said, suggesting it's time for messaging to evolve.

    By Nina Lentini • Jan. 20, 2022
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    TV tops in video for reaching advertisers' goals, survey finds

    Advertisers' opinions on the effectiveness of digital video ads have declined in the past year while TV, including CTV, has gained ground.

    By Nina Lentini • Jan. 19, 2022
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    Consumer Packaged Goods

    If CPGs can adeptly adjust to disruptions caused by the pandemic and new privacy mandates, they have an opportunity to strengthen their brands.

    By Marketing Dive staff
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    Can restaurant marketers get digital right while facing panoply of pressures?

    Amid labor, supply chain and inflationary issues, 2022 will be a year of increased pressure to deliver on fronts that span media, ordering and loyalty.

    By Jan. 18, 2022
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    NBCUniversal crowns a preferred measurement partner amid strategy shakeup

    In a move to break with legacy metrics, the network will put's tools to the test in a "massive pilot" around the Winter Olympics and Super Bowl.

    By Jan. 13, 2022
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    Avocados from Mexico fuses branding, performance marketing for Super Bowl return

     A virtual home experience hosted by Drew Brees speaks to a larger premium on e-commerce and first-party data acquisition. 

    By Jan. 11, 2022
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    GroupM: Next-gen tech hype wanes while consumer data wariness rises

    Missed expectations for tech like 5G and AR/VR suggest marketers will encounter obstacles amid lofty plans to build out the metaverse.

    By Jan. 10, 2022
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    Social commerce to grow 3 times as fast as e-commerce, Accenture predicts

    Driven by Gen Z and millennials, shopping on social media platforms is forecast to grow from $492 billion in 2021 to $1.2 trillion by 2025.

    By Jan. 6, 2022
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    NBCUniversal's new advertising platform streamlines first-party data across portfolio

    NBCUnified wields 150 million unique person-level identifiers drawn from company offerings spanning theme parks to the Peacock streamer.

    By Jan. 5, 2022
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    Best Buy launches in-house media company

    The electronics retailer seeks to turn 3 billion annual interactions into insights and opportunities for brands looking to reach consumers.

    By Jan. 4, 2022
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    Retailers tailor holiday paid social to Gen Z, with YouTube grabbing biggest spend

    The findings show Gen Z wields growing purchasing power and is more comfortable buying through apps like YouTube and Instagram as social commerce booms.

    By Dec. 23, 2021
  • McDonald's sells AI tech firm Dynamic Yield to Mastercard

    Franchisees complained Dynamic Yield hadn't delivered the sales boosts they expected at the drive-thru. The deal reflects McDonald's pivot toward outsourcing its technology.

    By Emma Liem Beckett • Dec. 21, 2021
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    AT&T sells Xandr to Microsoft, ending ill-fated bid to dethrone digital duopoly

    The news positions Microsoft as a potentially formidable digital player at a time when marketers are grappling with the impending death of cookies.

    By Dec. 21, 2021
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    General Mills names chief brand and disruptive growth officer after sunsetting CMO role

    A change in marketing leadership speaks to a desire to more closely wed brand-building with innovation as the pandemic resets expectations.

    By Dec. 17, 2021
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    Saucony drives results for CTV campaign by looping in YouTube

    Marketers continue to experiment with a quickly growing channel that offers the data benefits of digital marketing and the creative opportunities of linear TV.

    By Nina Lentini • Dec. 17, 2021
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    Criteo's $380M deal for Iponweb adds powerful partner in cookie replacement race

    Founded in 2001, Iponweb operates a trading marketplace, DSP and SSP that could firm up Criteo's budding commerce media strategy.

    By Dec. 13, 2021
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    81% of marketers see brand values gain influence over ad buying, study finds

    Companies put a larger premium on causes like anti-racism in their media partnerships, but still come under fire for choosy brand safety practices.

    By Dec. 10, 2021
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    Ad market's growth exceeds broader economic recovery, fueled by digital

    While digital's strengths have been apparent, three new forecasts express surprise at just how strong spending has been — a promising sign for 2022.

    By Dec. 6, 2021
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    Deloitte acquires Madras Global as clients navigate 'tsunami of content'

    The move is expected to strengthen services around content production and extended reality, the latter of which may be a critical factor in the metaverse.

    By Nov. 29, 2021
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    How advertisers can adapt to sidestep supply chain challenges

    Amid the crunch of increased demand, decreased labor and logistics headaches, advertisers have several levers to pull, per a Merkle report.

    By Nov. 22, 2021
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    DoubleVerify acquires OpenSlate to strengthen CTV, social video targeting

    The contextual targeting provider works with platforms like Facebook, TikTok and YouTube and counts Coca-Cola and Unilever as clients.

    By Nov. 15, 2021
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    Albertsons launches its own retail media network

    The grocer cut ties with its third-party provider and turned to the former head of Target's Roundel network to manage its own shop, which will launch its first brand campaigns in February.

    By Jeff Wells • Nov. 15, 2021
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    How CPG marketers are converting shoppers into buyers at the shelf-edge

    Learn how to leverage the power of shelf-edge media to engage consumers where it matters most.

    Nov. 15, 2021
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    Kroger unveils collaborative cloud platform as CPGs race to meet retail's new mandates

    The offering aims to help clients make smarter decisions about everything from marketing spending to production levels amid supply chain disruptions.

    By Nov. 8, 2021
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    Study: Mobile gamers level up commitment to QSR digital ordering

    The growing number of mobile gamers ordering takeout via apps and websites could be pertinent to brands in the QSR space, per AdColony.

    By Nov. 4, 2021
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    How blockchain can deliver a digital ad trifecta

    While the idea of blockchain isn't new, adoption has been slow due to entrenched interests that might be disrupted, authors from Kearney write.

    By Joshua Swartz, Oscar Capel, Hemal Nagarsheth and Dnyanesh Katakdaunde • Nov. 4, 2021