Starting in 2022, Google will remove third-party cookies from Chrome in an effort to protect the privacy of consumers. Since Chrome currently accounts for 60% of browser visits, what does this change mean for programmatic advertising? Now is the time for brands to find ways to connect with their customers without sacrificing their privacy.
When Apple rolled out their new iOS 14 update in late 2020, it came with some updated privacy settings for consumers, requiring users to explicitly opt-in to sharing their data with any app on their phone. In addition to giving consumers more control over their data, these new policies will have a definite impact for mobile advertisers. One of the hardest hit and largest mobile advertisers is Facebook, which boasts over 2.45 billion global users, 81% of which only access the site via their mobile devices.
As one of the most engaging channels in programmatic advertising, native is loved by advertisers because it allows brands to fit into, rather than disrupt, the audience experience. Offering precise, audience-specific targeting in a contextual format, native advertising has proven to deliver higher levels of engagement, brand lift, and viewability by blending into the content format of the pages on which they appear.
Your campaign is only as good as your targeting strategy. Every consumer journey is different, and the path to making a purchase is not always the same. With the increase in time spent online over the past year, it’s more important now than ever before to evaluate your digital targeting strategies in order to reach the most engaged audiences with your campaigns.
Starting in 2022, Google will remove third-party cookies from Chrome in an effort to protect the privacy of consumers, but what does this mean for programmatic advertising? There has yet to be a decision made about what exactly will replace cookies (if anything), so in the meantime, it’s time for brands to find ways to connect with their customers without sacrificing their privacy. From utilizing their own first-party data to targeting based on location or context, it’s time for brands to be more strategic with their targeting efforts since they can no longer rely on third-party cookies.
2020 has been one for the record books, and 2021 is likely to bring more challenges to an ever-evolving industry. As marketers look to deal with the fallout from a cookie-less future, a global recession, and the ongoing COVID pandemic, adaptability and agility will remain more important than ever.
Marketers today are drowning in audience data. We get data every time we send an email, or launch a campaign from every platform and channel of our marketing stack. We have so much data that we don’t know which data to believe (or not), or how to apply it to other parts of our business. How can we get a deeper understanding of the data we’ve collected in order to avoid this “analysis paralysis”?
With the proliferation of programmatic audio, podcasts, and streaming radio, the way we listen to content is ever changing. By 2021, the average US adult will spend 86.88 minutes a day with digital audio, according to eMarketer.
As consumers move from radio to digital audio, major advertisers are buying fewer and fewer traditional radio ads, and instead are turning to digital to extend their audience reach and increase message frequency, with the inherent efficiencies that programmatic advertising offers over more traditional ad buys.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed so much of our lives in 2020. It has altered the way we communicate with our friends, family and colleagues; the amount and the way we consume media; and even the way we shop. Marketing strategies have had to change as well, and when it comes to holiday campaigns, this is no time to just repeat what you did last year. But how can we prepare for Q4 now, when everything is still so uncertain?
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