Connecting Retail Media Networks with Custom Audiences Street Fight

Connecting Retail Media Networks with Custom Audiences

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Retail media networks (RMNs) are becoming a dominant force in the advertising world, propelled by the valuable first-party data they generate. This rise, however, also presents unintended challenges: the creation of walls around this data to protect consumer privacy and the retailer’s competitive advantage, resulting in a fragmented view of consumers. While safeguarding privacy is […]

3 Ways to Battle Efficiency Headwinds in 2024 Street Fight

3 Ways to Battle Efficiency Headwinds in 2024

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You don’t have to look too deep for significance there: measurement is tough right now (even for measurement companies), and fraud is rampant and stands to get worse as AI governance lags behind AI adoption. No matter how big your brand or what industry you’re in, efficiency is going to be a challenge in 2024. […]

How LiveRamp Helps Brands Manage First-Party Data

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Is the juice worth the squeeze? That’s what SaaS company LiveRamp wants clients to ask themselves when they opt for the relative ease of scaling ad campaigns in walled gardens like Facebook. Consumer perceptions and privacy regulations are continuing to evolve, and personally identifiable information (PII) via first-party data is a brand’s most valuable asset. […]

Publishers Clearing House Media Has a Trove of Clean Data

Publishers Clearing House Media Has a Trove of Clean Data

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Publishers Clearing House (PCH) conjures images of sweepstakes winners being surprised with large-sum checks and bouquets of balloons. Since its founding in 1953 as a means to sell more magazine subscriptions via direct-mail promotion, PCH has evolved into a digital entertainment and commerce destination for millions of consumers in the United States, and one of […]

How to Overcome Roadblocks in Your First-Party Data Roadmap

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What is holding brands back from developing robust first-party data strategies? Often, the roadblocks can be attributed to uncertainty, accessibility, and structure. While daunting, these are not insurmountable barriers.

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Agentz Uses Conversations to Drive First-Party Data Collection

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The AI-powered customer engagement company Agentz helps businesses across more than 100 categories automatically respond to missed calls, texts, and website visits with the Agentz Automated Assistant. Of course, this helps businesses avoid losing leads and make sure they can get customers what they need faster, one imperative of the digital era. But now, Agentz’s software is paying data dividends.

Ad Tech and Privacy

Why Everyone is Talking About First-Party Data and What You Need to Know

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Many brands are successfully deploying interactive experiences across channels, driving immediate ROI as well as lifetime value. The improvement to lifetime value doesn’t just happen, though. There is another challenge that brands must address — which is now that they’ve captured the data, what are they going to do with it?

4 Things Publishers Need to Do to Grow their Audience Data

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Creating scalable audience solutions is proving to be difficult even for the largest publishers and very hard for anyone beyond that. Missed monetization opportunities could be a deathblow to publishers, and seeing that more than half are unable — or unprepared — to scale their audience solutions is cause for concern.

First-Party Data Alone Can’t Satisfy Many Marketing Needs

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When it comes to third-party data, the old Mark Twain quote applies: “The report of my death was an exaggeration.” The end of the cookie is not the same as the end of third-party data. There are multiple third-party data options for marketers that are inherently privacy-conscious, regulation-satisfying, and that work with the policies being implemented by big-tech.

How to Revamp Your First-Party Data Strategy with Privacy in Mind

How to Revamp Your First-Party Data Strategy with Privacy in Mind

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Instead of relying on tedious workarounds or shaky inferences, marketers can build zero- and first-party data experiences that let customers tell the brand explicitly what kind of personalization they want.

How Consumers Feel About First-Party Data

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More than 90% of marketers believe leveraging first-party data to better understand their customers is critical to growth. But how do consumers feel about sharing their personal information — which is how marketers capture first-party data?

3 Steps Brands Can Take to Build First-Party Data Practices

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Brands must ensure that the first-party data they are assembling is properly permissioned, meaningfully collected across channels, unified, and organized. Getting started comes down to breaking down these goals into manageable projects and timelines that ensure first-party data sets are unlocking all the doors by 2023.

Why More Brands Are Bringing Data Intelligence In-House

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Despite implementing many of the same technology platforms and marketing strategies as they did in early 2020, retail brands today are shifting their approach and bringing more data intelligence solutions in-house. The strategy is part of a larger emphasis on first-party within the brand marketing community, particularly as personalization techniques grow more advanced and privacy changes make targeting harder.

Enriching First-Party Data to Remove Marketing ‘Blind Spots’

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More advertisers are taking control of their media spend, and they’re looking for better ways to have direct involvement in the use of first-party data to improve ad performance. Those are just a few of the findings in a new report by Kantar looking at the latest behaviors, attitudes, and trends in the digital advertising space.

What Brands Can Do When the Cookie Crumbles

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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.

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

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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.

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The Comment Section Could Be the Next Big Source of Audience Data

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Comments sections can be a source of feedback, wisdom, and community. They can also provide rich, first-party audience data. OpenWeb is betting on the latter.

Ad Tech and Privacy

What First-Party Data Can and Can’t Do For Agencies

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Make no mistake, first-party data will play a critical role in the future of marketing, as it always has. But agencies as trusted advisors, and the industry overall, need to be realistic about what first-party data can and can’t do for clients, especially in the face of a global pandemic that has upended everything we thought we knew about consumer behavior.

Third-Party Data May Help Brands Fill Gaps Opened by Covid

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The Covid-19 pandemic altered fundamental daily behaviors in most consumers’ lives almost overnight. For some, it had even more drastic effects for better and worse, shifting jobs and spending habits as well as where people go and how they spend their time.

For businesses, the drastic changes of 2020 mean existing data may be unreliable. Ruby Brenden, head of data products at data management platform Lotame, described the stakes of the current situation to Street Fight and gestured toward opportunities to meet the moment.

Data Enrichment, Your Business, and Your Career

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Creating great customer experiences is ultimately what matters most, and this requires a single customer view and data enrichment techniques for a deep understanding of your customer. Organizations that rely on only first-party data are at a disadvantage. They risk missing out on valuable new information as time passes. For example, did your customer just move to a new state or buy a new home?