Executives Should Support Vaccinations. They Are Just Good Business

Encouraging vaccination simply makes better strategic sense for any business facing system-wide unknowns, especially in the online/tech space. This is a moment for all e-commerce professionals to lead.

Educating Advertisers on Streaming TV: Tips for 2H Planning

With explosive growth, there always comes a bit of a learning curve. Navdeep Saini, co-founder and CEO of DistroScale, the parent company of DistroTV, explains how the pandemic accelerated streaming TV market growth and what advertisers should be aware of as we approach 2H planning.

How Diverse Content Production Helps You Become A Thought Leader

Blog posts are great, but they’re not the only thought leadership format. Videos and other media can expand your reach and boost your reputation.

What Apple’s New Privacy Features Mean for Brand Marketers

With the biggest news from Apple pertaining to push notifications, email, IP addresses, and Apple Wallet, it is a critical time for marketers to reassess their strategies and get even smarter about how, when, and where they connect with customers. To state the obvious, more user-centric controls mean more opportunities for customers to shut down communications from brands who aren’t meeting their needs.

LBMA: Amazon Prepares to Launch a Publisher ID

In this episode of Location Weekly, the Location-Based Marketing Association covers the arrival of PayPal QR Codes at Munich Airport, Amazon getting ready to launch its own publisher ID, a digital signage portal bridging Lithuania and Poland, and GroundTruth rolling out geo-contextual targeting on OTT/CTV.

Retailers, It’s Closing Time for Open Web Advertising

The digital ad industry is now living in the future we’ve been warned about for years — or one facet of that future, at least. We’re effectively living in a post-third-party-cookie world. But it’s not the end for retail marketing.

What Brands Can Do When the Cookie Crumbles

As third-party cookies are phased out, brands will have to stay nimble to weather the transition successfully. It’s a good idea to shift focus to contextual marketing and build up first-party data now. Keep an eye on better alternatives like Unified ID 2.0, and watch how agencies are adapting. That way, you’ll be ready when the cookie crumbles.

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Anonymized, Localized Shopper Data Offers a New Beginning for Brand Marketers

Rather than fear upcoming changes, marketers should welcome the steps being taken to safeguard consumer data privacy and recognize the opportunity to leverage the massively rich, privacy-compliant consumer data sets that are still available to them.

Using Business Insights to Complement Automation and Optimize Search Strategy

With automation leveling the playing field, marketers need to find new ways to use their proprietary business intelligence to keep an edge over their competitors in search. Marketers can add immense value to automation, maximizing its ability to drive strong performance.

LBMA: Verve Group’s Acquisition of Beemray

In this episode of Location Weekly, the Location-Based Marketing Association covers Instagram rolling out a product called “drops,” Intent IQ launching a new opt-in data sharing platform, NielsenIQ acquiring Label Insight, Simpleview investing in Stroll, and Verve Group acquiring Beemray.

E-Commerce Security Risks and How to Stay Safe

Online spending in the US exploded amid COVID. It’s becoming an essential part of the way even mom-and-pop shops do business, and an increasing number of startups are doing away with physical stores entirely. Whether you’re in the latter or the former group, you’ll want to take steps to ensure that your e-commerce shop is a safe place for your clients and their data.

Apple’s New Privacy Rules Are Here. Are Mobile Advertisers Ready for Them?

With Apple’s privacy changes finally live in the form of iOS 14.5 availability, a question must be asked — how ready are advertisers for these changes? Our data indicates that most aren’t ready.

No Cookies, No Problem: Harnessing the Power of Multi-Dimensional First-Party Data

While many have said that the deprecation of third-party cookies and tracking mechanisms will have a negative impact on personalized marketing, the fact is that this has finally opened the door to a much more effective approach: making full use of the richness of available first-party data.

Subscription-Based Pricing: Advantages for Businesses and Customers

The question is: Will a subscription-based pricing strategy be beneficial for your business, or do you risk scaring off clients this way?

We’ll explore the benefits of subscription-based pricing for companies and their customers and when you should consider this structure. 

Expert Roundup: How Are Mobile Payments Transforming? Part II

To define the current state and future trajectory of mobile payments, we’ve rounded up top industry voices and thought leaders from Kabbage, Fivestars, and Marqeta.

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LBMA: Gimbal Launches Pick-Up Solutions for Brands without Apps

In this episode of Location Weekly, the Location-Based Marketing Association covers the WNBA teaming up with Twitter on a digital hoodie, Gimbal launching pick-up solutions for brands without an app, Kroger testing drone delivery, and IKEA and Pinterest teaming-up on “Renocations.”

Direct Mail in the 21st Century: Traditional Marketing Meets Digital

Direct mail marketing has evolved significantly with advancements in technology, enabling marketers to better segment and target consumers while continuously optimizing campaigns through data-driven insights. Postcard mailings can transcend the “print media” label and hold the same targeting and attribution standards as “digital media.”

How to Take Advantage of Changing Consumer Shopping Patterns

With this in mind, retailers across all industries are investing in technologies to simplify or enhance the customer experience, ensuring the pathway to purchase is intuitive and fast. With a variety of options (and opportunities) to consider when it comes to driving e-commerce and digital engagement, what should small businesses prioritize throughout 2021 as we anticipate entering a post-Covid marketplace?

Expert Roundup: How Are Mobile Payments Transforming? Part I

To define the current state and future trajectory of mobile payments, we’ve rounded up top industry voices and thought leaders from Liftoff, Standard, Elevated Franchise Marketing, and UserTesting.

LBMA: MomentFeed Unveils “Enhanced Local Photos”

In this episode of Location Weekly, the Location-Based Marketing Association covers P&G’s SK-II retail pop-up in China, Burger King partnering with Rovio’s Angry Birds, MomentFeed unveiling “enhanced local photos,” and Ford patenting a new system for billboard-to-car advertising. Also, Mark Michael, CEO of DevHub, visits the pod. DevHub just acquired Brickwork Software.