Cecil the Lion, we hardly knew you. Quite literally.
It’s fair to say that a hearty portion of the population never even heard of the noble beast until this week — when he was brutally slaughtered by a Minnesota dentist, catapulting them into the public’s attention. #HotTakes on big game hunting replaced think pieces about Bill Cosby. Another animal trended for happier reasons, though. Meet Grumpy Puppy, the Internet’s new favorite canine. Meanwhile, Twitter’s interim CEO Jack Dorsey actually found a use for Periscope (earnings call!) and there was another battle between musicians. Also, several staffers peaced out from Gawker causing a new trend on Twitter that we’re deeming “I’m Quitting! Twitter.” A look at what’s in and what’s out for the week ending July 31:
Dentsu’s new global gaming lead reflects on gaming strategy ‘void’ in advertising, media
Despite the rapid rise of gaming in recent years — or perhaps because of it — many brands and marketers are still confused about how to best reach the gaming community. Dentsu's new global gaming lead Brent Koning is equipped to navigate these uncertain waters.
‘Time to go on the offense’: In a choppy ad tech M&A market, strategic investors eye deals
For many strategic investors, it's a good moment to put their corporate development teams to work.
Member ExclusiveDigiday+ Research: 60% of brands, retailers say holiday revenue will increase this year — slightly
Despite the current economic climate and perhaps not surprisingly following a record-breaking Thanksgiving shopping weekend, Digiday's survey found that the majority of brands and retailers expect revenue to increase during the holiday season over last year -- albeit only slightly.
SponsoredPublishers are adapting advertising strategies for a privacy-first world
Tina Iannacchino, senior publisher director, Seedtag So much of the attention around the death of third-party cookies and its impact on the digital advertising industry is focused on the implications for brands and consumers, which is far from the complete picture. The digital publishing industry in the U.S. is massive and set to be shaken […]
Why Spotify makes Wrapped its annual marketing moment
As first-party data becomes increasingly important, so does Spotify's Wrapped end of year marketing campaign.
Why YouTube’s focus on competing with streamers may have hurt the platform as brands focus on TikTok
As competition continues to heat up in the digital video and content creation space with TikTok, Instagram and the recent addition of social app BeReal, YouTube may be feeling that heat more and more.