When Facebook is down, Twitter is king. That was proved out last evening. Facebook blamed the outage on an internal technical issue with no evidence that user data was compromised. And while that is good news, consumers and brands alike had to pay the price of having one tech giant as the sole owner of – almost – all the biggest social networks. But this time, Twitter had the last laugh.
The major Facebook outage made clear that companies and brands do not benefit from this over-reliance on a small handful of large players.
The end of third-party cookies has been postponed by Google, but the end is in sight. It’s time to start thinking about alliances and collaborations.
With more than half the British population having now received both doses of the Covid vaccine, consumer confidence appears to be at its highest levels since the start of the pandemic and it has enabled even more consumers to return to physical retail. As of the end of May ‘21 Blis has observed that the number of visitors to high street retailers in the UK is at 95% of our pre-Covid benchmark and this is the highest level seen for the last 15 months.
Marketers continue to avoid Apple’s harsh reality of a world without individual tracking, but it’s getting harder to avoid the consequences of doing so.
As we move towards a world where ad targeting is based on less available personal data and device identifiers, brand marketers and agencies are being forced to find new ways to reach consumers and achieve key business outcomes through personalized and high-performing digital advertising.
Apple’s iOS 14.5 and landed three weeks ago now, and with it they’ve introduced the App Tracking Transparency (ATT) framework, which is transforming the digital advertising landscape on iOS devices as we know it. We also still have the ‘death of the third-party cookie’ on Google Chrome to look forward to.
Apple’s new App Tracking Transparency (ATT) framework means consumers now have to explicitly opt-in to having their app data tracked, but what does the response rate look like in different countries globally?
With iOS 14.5 now out in the wild, we’re experiencing the first step in the biggest change the advertising industry has likely ever seen – with the second being the final withdrawal of third-party cookies from Google’s Chrome web browser by 2022. These new privacy and platform regulations will fundamentally change, and indeed, restrict the industry’s ability to target individual users and track cross-site activity. Many ad industry players are already adapting and preparing for the new reality, however, others may still have their head in the sand when it comes to facing the sheer extent of the disruption that lies ahead.