Google remains the Goliath in Internet advertising. But there are signs of weakness, at least with some on Wall Street.
Stifel Nicolaus analyst Jordan Rohan’s assertion that “the center of gravity on the Internet is shifting from Google to Facebook.” Rohan stated that there is “a CMO-level push to keep growth in search budgets low in 2012, while shifting spend to social and display.” Facebook is predicted to continue as a formidable challenger in display, while “distractions”, like Google’s social, local and mobile investments threaten to diminish its market share.
Citigroup analyst Mark S. Mahaney in an interview with AllThingsD stated that Yahoo and AOL reported lower display revenue in the second quarter, “which could be signs of increased competition from ad networks and social media for premium ad dollars.” That means that greater competition in the display may be impacting the potential value investors can derive from their investments, at least in the eyes of analysts. This competitive market might be good for marketers, as companies have to fight for advertising dollars, but it makes investors nervous.
Media Briefing: The case for and against monthly and annual subscriptions in the battle for retention
There are no one-size-fits-all solutions for improving retention in a subscriptions business. While annual subscribers might stick around longer for some, other publishers will have better luck with monthly plans.
Digiday+ Research: The economy will hit the media and marketing industries this year, but differently
The economy will plague both the media and marketing industries in 2023, but the hit will be uneven between publishers and agencies.
Podcast ad buyers have yet to see a slowdown
Ad buyers have yet to see clients cut their podcast budgets – though the time of podcasts as the shiny new medium may be coming to an end.
SponsoredWhy Best Buy Ads sees retail media as integral to its customer-centric purpose
Sponsored by Best Buy Ads Retail media networks have become critical for marketers, with retailers investing in ways that enable advertisers to engage consumers across online and offline channels. Given the wealth of retailers’ first-party customer data and measurement capabilities, retail media networks have become a natural fit for augmenting performance marketing programs. Alongside the […]
The programmatic open marketplace is faltering, but publishers see a bright spot in private programmatic deals
Publishers are coming to terms with their open programmatic marketplace RPMs being 20-55% lower than they were this time last year, but the hope is that programmatic guaranteed deals will make up the deficit.
Marketers weigh the cons of working with Google Ad Manager amid Justice Department’s new lawsuit
When is it time to back away?