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Big changes are coming for digital cookies, the text files that track consumer behavior online, as Google Chrome phases them out by 2023. The good news for advertisers is the change only impacts third-party cookies, which are placed on a site via a third party — hence the name. First-party cookies, which are created and stored by the site a user visits — and help browsers remember user-specific data like passwords and the items shoppers…

There has been a lot of chatter around cookies recently, and not just because it’s Girl Scouts season. Web cookies — which, for years, have impacted how we shop, browse, and search online — are undergoing major changes with enormous implications for ad publishers, users, and brands.  We know how difficult it can be for marketers to keep track of the flurry of activity surrounding web cookies. This guide provides an in-depth overview of how web…

Cybersecurity: It’s an issue consumers, business owners, and marketers need to be on high-alert about — more so than ever before. It doesn’t help that the lexicon of internet privacy terms continues to grow as new hacks are created in the ongoing war between web users and the organizations that want their data.  We know it can be hard to keep up with all the acronyms and technical lingo involved in that tug of war…

If there’s one constant in online marketing — or life in general, actually — it’s change. Marketers are conditioned to adapt to everything, from algorithms changing and channels rising and falling, to acronyms coming in and out of popularity and strategies constantly evolving. But the silver lining is while these changes can be challenging, they also yield opportunities. Now in 2021, marketers are facing another dual challenge and opportunity: the death of third-party cookies, resulting…

Let’s be honest: We’re all culprits of online window shopping. In today’s digital age, it’s all too easy to mindlessly scroll through an ecommerce site as a solution to boredom or procrastination. Yet, more often than not, we end up closing the tab without checking out or even adding items to the cart.  If you’re reading this, you’re probably also familiar with what’s happening behind the scenes: a team of nervous marketers watching as their…

The only constant in digital marketing is change. The most recent example is Apple’s announcement that iOS 14, an update that changes the way apps ask for and collects user data, is launching in early spring. Basically, this update requires each person using an Apple device to give consent that their user and device data can be tracked by each app individually.  As you can imagine, this is causing quite a stir for digital marketers…

Since arriving on the digital marketing scene in the mid-90s, cookies have remained an integral tool for understanding their customers. However, evolving public expectations for user data privacy have catalyzed a shift away from the use of certain cookies — specifically, third-party cookies — to track consumers online. In response, major legislation such as Europe’s GDPR law and the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) pushed significant changes in how marketers manage, trade, and use customer…

The holidays will undoubtedly look different this year, but consumers are nevertheless projected to spend nearly $1,000 per household on gifts, decorations, food, and other festive items for their 2020 celebrations. And as happy as we may be to say goodbye to this challenging year and start anew, the end of the holiday season traditionally means a slump for brands and retailers as consumers hunker down in the cold winter months.  But that doesn’t mean…

A recent report predicts that almost $10 billion will be spent in political advertising this year. That’s $3.6 million more than the most recent election year in 2016. No matter which channel you’re on, you can expect a huge increase in political content in the coming months leading up to the November 3rd vote.  It’s not all bad news, though. Our team dug into the data and found that the election year actually had no…

Major League Baseball returned for an abbreviated season this past July, which means players and coaches can once again track their stats (think hits, strikeouts, and on-base percentage) to improve overall team performance.  In a similar way, marketing goals help brands focus on what they want to accomplish — and more importantly, what they need to do to get there. And key performance indicators, or KPIs, are the metrics that signal a brand’s progress toward…