Cheetah Digital: How to Engage Customers In The Trust Economy

Reading Time: 3 minutes Consumers have built up a wall to protect themselves against bad actors, and have raised their standards for the brands they spend their money with. Consumers want to purchase from brands who not only demonstrate social responsibility, but who also listen, request consent, and take their privacy seriously. This is what’s called the trust economy, and it’s something all brands should have at the forefront of their strategy. Value Exchange With individuals exposed to more than

Marketing Challenges – And Solutions – for 2021

Reading Time: 4 minutes Last year was a bumpy ride for marketers, forcing businesses in nearly every sector to pivot or even replace entire strategies in the face of unfathomable circumstances. For many, the most notable change was the impact of social distancing and sheltering in place, which created a huge spike in online shopping activity, even in industries where ecommerce was not previously as pronounced. This shift resulted in a crowded digital landscape, with more organizations vying for consumer

How Publishers Can Prepare A Tech Stack To Reach An Increasingly Fragmented Audience

Reading Time: 7 minutes 2021 will make it or break it for publishers. The coming year will double the pressure on media owners, and only the savviest players will stay afloat. Digital advertising as we know it is coming to an end. We are moving to a much more fragmented marketplace, and publishers need to rethink their place in this ecosystem. Publishers will face critical challenges with performance, user identity, and the protection of personal data. In order to

Apple iOS 14: Data Privacy and the IDFA Armageddon

Reading Time: 6 minutes At WWDC this year, Apple announced the depreciation of the iOS Users’ Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA) with the release of iOS 14. Without a doubt, this is the biggest change in the mobile app advertising ecosystem in the past 10 years. For the advertising industry, IDFA removal will upend and potentially close companies, while creating a tremendous opportunity for others. Given the magnitude of this change, I thought it would be helpful to create a

Somewhere Between SPAM and Creepy Lies Transparency

Reading Time: 4 minutes Recent weeks have been eye-opening for me regarding the data scandals reported in mainstream news. I’ve honestly been taken aback by many of my peers in the industry and their knee-jerk reaction and response to how Facebook data was harvested and utilized for political purposes during the most recent campaign. Some History on Presidential Campaigns and Data: 2008 – I had an amazing conversation with a data engineer from President Obama’s first campaign who shared