Industry Developments

Q&A with Tealium: Data regulations and the consumer experience – Mobile Marketing Article

30-second summary: Brands need to rebuild trust. In the wake of recent data scandals, consumers now expect to know exactly why their data is needed and what it’s going to be used for.  Legal codifications (like GDPR and CCPA) are an essential part of this process.  Shifting the balance of power from brands back to consumers will be a positive in the long run. Compliance may be tough, given the siloed data management practices present in many businesses.  It’s important…

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Three “head fakes” and three tech trends to watch out for in 2020 – Marketing Article

30-second summary: 4K/8K high resolution video is coming, and will eventually be part of people’s lives, but won’t mean much for advertisers in 2020. Smart advertisers have seen the value of 3- to 7-second ads optimized for mobile viewing, which yield a higher volume of impressions and encourage consumption of longer units in a different, more ideal setting. Voice search is coming, but it’s not going to be much use to advertisers – the largest existing channels are owned by…

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When will 3D, 360-degree, and VR revolutionize social video ads? – Mobile Marketing Article

Spend on social video ads such as for Facebook and Instagram will rocket to $12.48 billion next year, and these platforms are often at the forefront of communication innovation. There are, however, some cutting-edge technologies in social video ads – like 3D, 360-degree video, and virtual reality – that have yet to appear widely in social media advertising. These new technologies will enable brands to provide audiences with the opportunity to explore and interact with images, objects, and videos in…

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Salesforce launches Datorama Marketplace for creating apps with marketing intelligence – Mobile Marketing Article

Last summer, Salesforce announced it was buying marketing intelligence provider Datorama. On Thursday, the CRM giant said that it is launching a Datorama Marketplace to help developers create custom and specialized apps that employ the marketing intelligence platform. And, to get the ball rolling, the company is launching a contest for innovative app ideas, with cash prizes. As we reported after the initial acquisition, “Salesforce’s acquisition of Datorama is significant because it represents a broader trend of consolidation within the…

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