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Is It The End Of Facebook And Twitter Marketing Partners? Not So Fast

Jessica Liu August 8, 2019
In perhaps one of the few (only?) times that Twitter is grateful not to be the size and scale of Facebook, Inc., it announced this week that it “accidentally” shared user data with third-party measurement vendors and advertisers against users’ wishes. Despite users being able to adjust their ad setting permissions to not share data, […]
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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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The Future Of Facebook, Inc.: Short-Term Gain, Long-Term Pain

Jessica Liu June 19, 2019
Based on the many press inquiries we’ve received at Forrester, the industry is keen on predicting Facebook, Inc.’s immediate demise. (Note: Facebook, Inc. is inclusive of the Facebook app, Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, and its other apps, services, and hardware. We simplify and call it “Facebook” for the purposes of our research.) But not so fast. […]
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Do Consumers Buy Facebook’s Vision For The Future?

Anjali Lai May 3, 2019
Among a series of updates unveiled at Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg echoed a common refrain: The future is privacy. Fresh memories of Facebook’s mistakes and looming fines are not the only reasons why Zuckerberg’s refrain is relevant; in this cultural moment, consumers are clamoring for brands that build community around specific […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini April 29, 2019
A Tech-Driven Transformation Payoff In The Face Of Food Quality Issues Chipotle is in the midst of a food quality turnaround and a digital business transformation payoff. The company has invested in technology-driven innovation and an adaptive model leveraging point-of-service store systems, mobile ordering, food delivery (via DoorDash), and loyalty (a few months old and […]
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Facebook’s Most Recent Ethical tHUD

Brandon Purcell March 29, 2019
Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it is suing Facebook for violating the Fair Housing Act. It accuses the tech giant of “encouraging, enabling, and causing housing discrimination” by allowing advertisers to block real estate ads from race, religion, country of birth, and other protected characteristics. Advertisers could effectively red-line by […]
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Without Strong Governance, Facebook’s New Platform Vision Will Actually Undermine Privacy

Enza Iannopollo March 8, 2019
With this week’s announcement, it’s official: Facebook will automatically correlate and merge the personal data of users across its platforms. The announcement is not a surprise, but it will find resistance from both regulators and users — and rightly so. The announcement means that data sharing across the different platforms Facebook owns becomes a core part […]
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We Should Chat About WeChat And Why Facebook Wants In

Jessica Liu March 7, 2019
For years, I’ve maintained that Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, Inc., has had his eye on a singular goal: becoming the global version of China’s WeChat. WeChat is China’s most popular messaging app, with 1 billion monthly users. China’s population is 1.4 billion people, which means approximately two in three Chinese are on WeChat. But WeChat […]
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