There are plenty of cheery forecast out there for the growth of web video. The truth is the state of online video is bleak.
The cold, hard truth is there’s barely anything worth watching online. Lets be clear: what I’m particularly interested in is a successful video series. There are YouTube celebs who draw an audience. That’s just not enough. Audience scale isn’t the same as quality content. Millions of people watch “Skateboarding Dog” — 15 million views so far! — and there’s no shortage of sports bloopers that reliably draw huge views. Tweens flock to watch Fred’s latest videos. That’s great. What advertisers want are scripted series with sizable, regular audiences.
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Eighty-two percent of publishers overall say they're already using first-party data to prepare for the end of the third-party cookie, and nearly half are requiring users to register and integrating first-party data segments into DSPs – indicating that first-party data is the clear path forward for publishers heading into the post-cookie world.
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Produced in partnership with Marketecture The following article highlights an interview between Martin Kihn, Salesforce’s senior vice president of Marketing Cloud, and Ari Paparo, founder and CEO of Marketecture Media. Register to watch more of the discussion and learn how brands are making the most of enterprise-grade CDP technologies. As brands expand across channels and […]
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