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iOS 14.5 and Ads: What I’ve Learned So Far

| Dean DeCarlo

Apple’s launch of iOS 14.5, featuring its new privacy protections, has been championed by iPhone users tired of invasive ads, while advertisers frantically adapt to the changes, especially small businesses that rely on targeted ads. While challenging to advertisers, privacy is an important issue. Five weeks in, here are some key learnings.

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The How and Why of Facebook Dynamic Ads

| Burkhard Berger

Facebook is constantly expanding its advertising offerings by creating new features to help advertisers get the most out of the platform. One such feature is Facebook dynamic ads. So, what are they and how do they work? And why you need them to help you meet your marketing goals? Here’s how they work and how you benefit.

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Consumers Have Varying Expectations for a New Normal

| Rachel Monfre

Most anticipate that a return to normal will be gradual and cautious even after the virus has been subdued, and different consumer segments will have varying levels of optimism on those timelines. For advertisers, building seamless digital experiences, and positioning products to appeal to differing segments.

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Zero-Party Data: The Future of Personalized Brand Interactions

| Charlie Heitzig

The cookie jar will soon be empty. Or at least most third-party cookies will be gone, and then where will brand interactions be? The elimination of third-party cookies is a big deal. That’s why it’s more important than ever to leverage customer relationship management (CRM) data, especially first- and zero-party data.

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Tealium Raises $96M, Hitting Unicorn Status

| Mike O'Brien

Tealium, a provider of data orchestration software, has raised $96 million in a new funding round, landing the company in the unicorn territory of a $1.2 billion valuation as it looks to accelerate its product development, customer and sales teams. The total raised to date is $231 million.

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DTC Brands: Don’t Overlook TV to Drive Traffic

| Adam Seaborn

TV has the reputation of being a highly untargeted, legacy media platform that is expensive, largely unmeasured and sometimes a vanity purchase by CMOs who want to see their brand’s name on the big screen. But TV can not only improve brand awareness, authority and recognition, but help lower CAC and improve ROAS.

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5 Video Ad Tactics to Make Your Brand a Holiday Standout

| Hope Horner

The holiday season is upon us, which is both exciting and overwhelming. There is also the pressure of figuring out how to rise above everyone else’s holiday-themed ads. A well-produced, perfectly timed video ad can elevate your product in memorable ways. Here are 5 principles to focus on when creating your video ads this holiday season.

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Shopify Give Sellers Access to Massive TikTok Audience

| Mike O'Brien

In a linkup of major players, ecommerce platform Shopify, with more than 1 million merchants, has partnered with hugely popular Chinese video sharing site TikTok. A new TikTok channel on Shopify lets sellers can set up, manage and track campaigns natively within the platform, accessing a global audience of 800 million users.

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In-House Marketing Teams: Providing Value During and After COVID

| Shannon Denton

In many respects, COVID just accelerated what was already impressive growth of in-housing marketing teams. Moving forward, these teams’ proximity to the business and growing strategic importance mean they are in a good position to deliver greater value to their organizations. Here are 3 critical ways this can happen. 

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How COVID Will Impact 2020 Holiday Shopping and Impulse Buying

| Dave Cesaro

With store restrictions and the shift to ecommerce, retailers must reorient their strategies to an evolving landscape. As they approach the holiday season, they need to navigate these challenges to maximize profit during the biggest selling season of the year by focusing on timely deals and multichannel visibility to motivate shoppers.