Daily November 4

Roku’s connected TV platform business grew across the board in Q3 of 2021, including a return to sequential growth in the amount of time people spent streaming video on Roku-powered devices. That’s especially a good thing as the company’s dealings with streaming services are reportedly getting more contentious and its legacy hardware business grapples with supply chain challenges. Read more below.

  • Roku saw streaming watch time increase sequentially in the third quarter, but its hardware business is dealing with supply chain issues.
  • In this week’s Digiday+ Media Briefing, media editor Kayleigh Barber looks at how publishers are switching up their Pinterest strategies, including the ways they are making money directly and indirectly from the platform.
  • Across both men’s and women’s fashion, demand for well-fitted styles that are loose or flexible, without being baggy, has increased since the pandemic began. More in this story from our sister brand, Glossy.
  • Ad agency Mother NY’s new HQ has been designed entirely around collaboration, with a striking absence of any private offices, and assigned workspaces that are changed every few weeks.
  • Privately, agency executives say the price of winning Meta/Facebook was simply too steep, and they breathed a sigh of relief once the company either passed on them or they dropped out.
  • Over the past decade, the third-party cookie has grown into one of the foundational elements of the digital advertising ecosystem. In two years, it will effectively be removed when Google ends its support of third-party cookies. More in this Digiday Media research for members.
  • Blueground is one of a number of companies trying out new perks to help mitigate burnout for employees. Their option? Working from anywhere — in some cases, for free.