Meta's ad-free tier, Google's AI image tools, Amazon's lead gen ads and more feature in this month’s list of search and social news.
Welcome to Scout! Each week, our team tracks down the best digital marketing articles, POVs, and reports—so you don't have to. Here’s what to read from the week of 8/19/22 - 8/25/22 to stay ahead of the curve:
What’s new in the realms of paid search and social? Here's a master listicle of news, trends, and resources from the past month, including announcements and insights from Microsoft, Instagram, Snap, and TikTok.
As brands continue to grapple with inflation and economic uncertainty, more and more of them are having to raise prices just to stay afloat. How are marketers approaching inflation-borne challenges? Here, the New York Times explores the “new playbook” for weathering the storm.
As stronger data privacy laws put the squeeze on marketers and third-party cookie loss looms on the horizon (albeit a horizon that’s been pushed a bit further off...again...) more brands are “straight-up ask[ing]” customers for data in an effort to future-proof their data collection methods.
Data clean rooms are another privacy-friendly data collection method marketers have been considering as they plan for cookie deprecation—and one that’s gotten some serious hype. Here, Digiday gets down to brass tax. Our favorite line: “Most marketers wouldn’t know what to do with a data clean room if they had one.” Tell it like it is, Digiday!
It’s not the first time monthly streaming has exceeded broadcast in terms of viewership, but it is the first time that streaming has also surpassed cable. The downturn in both sports programming and new content on traditional television likely contributed to the shift. Just another day in the rise of OTT and CTV...
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