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Digital has upended traditional advertising. What’s shaking out after the digital shakeup? Read our insights to find out.

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Amazon’s Rise In The Digital Ad Space

What It Means 14 hours ago
Amazon has staked its claim in the digital advertising space, challenging Google and Facebook’s dominance. In this week’s What It Means, learn how this will impact ad industry stakeholders and reshape the digital ad landscape.
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IPG Takes The Creative Leap With Kinesso

Jay Pattisall October 7, 2019
Activating The Holding Company The Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG) announced the creation of Kinesso, a martech company that will build products and software solutions to scale precision marketing. This move gives IPG the opportunity to power both media and creative with technology and data-driven solutions that use Acxiom as the data management layer and […]
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How Can CMOs Grow Their Brand?

Move on from faltering brand experiences by investing in creativity.

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The Future Of Creative Agencies Requires Taking A Human + Machine Leap

Jay Pattisall September 23, 2019
Agency data and technology capabilities are taking center stage as every CMO feels the mounting pressure for more performance from their marketing and media investments. Agencies are betting heavily on data and building audience activation platforms to deliver growth, efficiency, and scale. These moves are paying off in media. However, the promise of data-driven creative […]
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McDonald’s Creative Shift Is A Blow To The Future Of Creativity

Jay Pattisall September 20, 2019
When brand creativity is separated from digital execution, the work can’t work together. The absence of creativity has led to digital sameness and stagnant customer experience. Learn more.
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TV Is Dead! Long Live TV! (A Forrester New Wave™ On Cross-Channel Video Ad Platforms)

Joanna O'Connell September 11, 2019
It’s become de rigueur for digital types to claim that traditional TV advertising is fast becoming obsolete. And they’re not entirely wrong. But they’re also not entirely right. Long and short, it’s complicated. Doubtless, the industry — among them media companies, brands that’ve long counted on TV for needed reach and frequency, and big media […]
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Google, Facebook, And Amazon: From Advertising Duopoly To Triopoly

Collin Colburn September 3, 2019
Google and Facebook have long dominated the digital advertising landscape. Now, Amazon has staked its claim. What could this mean for the ad industry and for marketers?
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The CMO/CIO Paradox

Keith Johnston August 27, 2019
Countless articles have been published on the growing importance of CMO-CIO collaboration. But we still struggle to identify great CMO/CIO partnerships that consistently have a meaningful impact on their businesses together. Learn why and what to do about it.
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The State Of Influencer Marketing: Growing

Ryan Skinner August 22, 2019
For all the dramatic headlines about influencers, our research states that they’re capturing steadily larger proportions of marketing budget. For our latest report, we interviewed more than 30 enterprise marketers who are responsible for their brand’s influencer marketing. And the data shows: Investments continue to rise, and marketers’ budgets for influencer marketing are growing in […]
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Social Will Be The Fastest-Growing Digital Advertising Channel Globally

Meenakshi Tiwari August 15, 2019
While 2018 was a challenging year for global social media advertising amid the implementation of GDPR, privacy scandals, and brand safety concerns, Forrester forecasts that social will remain the fastest-growing digital advertising channel globally over the next five years. This growth will be driven by increasing revenue per user and will be fastest in Asia […]
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European Digital Advertising Gets Knocked Down But Gets Back Up Again (Kind Of)

Brandon Verblow August 8, 2019
GPDR has upended digital advertising in Europe. But this isn't the advertising apocalypse some predicted. Learn more.
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Asia Pacific Online Video Advertising Spend Will Reach $53.7 Billion By 2023

Meenakshi Tiwari July 11, 2019
Increasing internet penetration, better data infrastructure, and increasing adoption of 4G and now 5G are driving video consumption in Asia Pacific. The Asia Pacific region is a mix of heterogeneous markets such as Australia, Japan, South Korea, China, and India. Markets like South Korea and China are leading globally in term of 5G adoption, and markets like India and, again, China have a huge potential in terms of new users joining the internet every day and low revenue per […]
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Announcing Forrester’s First DMP Wave For Asia Pacific

Xiaofeng Wang July 10, 2019
I’m excited to share that “The Forrester Wave™: Data Management Platforms In Asia Pacific, Q3 2019” is now live. It’s the first time we evaluated data management platform (DMP) vendors’ capabilities in Asia Pacific (AP). In our 39-criterion evaluation, we identified the 10 most significant ones — Adobe, BrainPad, Cxense, iPinYou, Lotame, nEqual, Oracle, Salesforce, […]
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New Research: In Adtech, Omnichannel Remains In The Eye Of The Beholder

Joanna O'Connell June 25, 2019
Omnichannel — it’s everybody’s favorite word these days. But whenever I hear it, I am reminded of the sage words of “The Princess Bride’s” indefatigable Inigo Montoya, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” And the adtech industry is no exception. It’s not that they don’t […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini June 4, 2019
As The (Blockchain) World Turns: Part 1 A couple of announcements in particular this week served as a reminder that enterprises and vendors alike remain committed to leveraging distributed ledger technology (DLT). Proving the naysayers wrong, TradeLens (the IBM/Maersk global supply chain initiative) welcomed on board two further ocean carriers — CMA CGM and MSC […]
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Why Sizmek’s Ad Server Shouldn’t End Up With Amazon

Joanna O'Connell May 24, 2019
Serving ads . . . sounds boring, right? And on its face, it is. Ad servers are the pipes of digital advertising — they (virtually) move content or ad creatives into empty slots on a publisher’s pages and keep track of how many times they did it. So it’s no wonder that most of the […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini May 20, 2019
Even Big Digital Companies Need Little Humans . . . Lots Of Them Amazon offered $10,000 of startup capital and up to three months of pay to qualifying employees who quit . . . and go start a local last-mile delivery business. The eCommerce giant had previously invested in local delivery companies, seeding the creation […]
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TV’s Tectonic Shift Just Happened

Jim Nail May 14, 2019
Did you feel the earthquake that hit the television business today? You should . . . I’ve long used the geologic concept of plate tectonics as a metaphor for the television business. Like the earth’s giant crustal plates that seem immovable in the face of enormous geophysical pressures, the television business has resisted the forces […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini May 14, 2019
Having A Digital Ad Strategy Doesn’t Mean You’re Ready For This $100 Billion Market This week, the IAB announced that US digital ad spend topped $100 billion for the first time last year. We’re not surprised — our forecast predicts that by 2023, CMOs will spend nearly $150 billion on various digital marketing channels in […]
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CMOs Take Public Stances On Societal Issues To Tap Into Consumer Energy — Just As We Said They Would

Keith Johnston May 7, 2019
In November 2018, we predicted that CMOs would target societal tensions to gain an advantage in competitive markets. Nike’s 30th-anniversary campaign featuring controversial activist Colin Kaepernick would serve as an opening salvo for other brands to just do it. And so they did. AdAge’s “Campaign of the Year” is producing a tapestry of evidence that CMOs […]
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Is Your Brand Desperate To Differentiate?

Jay Pattisall May 1, 2019
If you’re among the fifty percent of marketers that prioritize “improving customer experiences” over other marketing initiatives or among the majority of marketers that cut agency fees and scope, you may be desperate to differentiate from your competitors. Growth From Improving Customer Experience Sputters The customer experience agenda is stalling. Forrester’s Customer Experience Index (CX […]
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