The structure of almost everything we do—how and what people buy, how and where they work, how they interact with others—has been upended by world events in 2020. The consumer behavior shifts we’re seeing today are not a blip. They are likely to stay with us for a long time, some likely forever. Some have…

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2020 was a year marked by lockdowns and isolation, a shift from the physical world to a digital one. Between working from home, an endless breaking news cycle, and streaming services continuously churning out binge-worthy content, it’s unsurprising that many of us were glued to our screens for much of the year.

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“In my day…” Wipe that generational skepticism aside: Generation Z, born 1997 to 2012 and the oldest of whom are now entering the workforce, are a cohort to admire, learn from, and even emulate. Gen Z is all about diversity, ethics, and values, with each one factoring heavily in their choice of which brands they’ll…

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While few will say they’ll miss 2020 when it’s over, the events of the past year – read: the pandemic – will continue to shape consumer behavior and, in turn, the way brands market to them in 2021. “Our pre-pandemic customers are no longer the same,” said Fiona Blades, chief experience officer of MESH, a…

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2020 offered a glimpse of the nowhere-everywhere future of work, and it isn’t optimistic for big cities. Some evenings, when pandemic cabin fever reaches critical levels, I relieve my claustrophobia by escaping into the dreamworld of Zillow, the real-estate website. Zillow searches have soared during the health crisis, according to Jeff Tucker, the company’s chief economist.

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For years, growth in video advertising has driven overall programmatic display growth. Advertiser demand for video impressions has always outstripped supply, but supply has gotten a big boost as consumers started adopting streaming video viewing in larger numbers—especially on connected TV (CTV) devices—and more of those impressions have been made available programmatically. 

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The TV industry, let alone the world, is currently in uncharted waters dealing with the coronavirus COVID-19. At times it can feel overwhelming with all of the uncertainty everyone is experiencing, but we’re all in this together, and there are ways for advertisers to navigate these rough seas until we reach calmer waters.

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We carried out our first influencer marketing survey in 2017, giving us excellent insight into the state of the industry. We repeated the exercise last year, and have now made our study an annual look into how marketing agencies and brands see the state of influencer marketing.

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It’s been a year of big change for display advertising – 25 years on from the first banner ad, browsers’ restrictions on third-party cookies are shaking the foundations of display advertising. At the same time, new opportunities for advertisers are developing across connected channels such as DOOH and CTV. So where does display advertising stand…

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