Digiday

‘They’re gonna go with what they know’: Publishers struggle to win new business amid pandemic

While ad spending has rallied in several key categories over the past five months, many brands, particularly those in the retail category, worry about going dark for extended periods of time as fall begins and winter looms.

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Adweek

Only 9% of Ad Buyers Have a Clear Budget for Next Year

Seven months into the novel coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., ad buyers are still entering the market with uncertainty.

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Adweek

Programmatic Is Returning to Its Prepandemic ‘Normal’ Levels

The travel sector is still struggling, but other verticals are spending big on marketing

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Business Insider

Amazon has been on an advertising blitz, and it’s benefitting platforms like Instagram

Amazon's 2020 advertising spend rebounds after Coronavirus hit.

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Medium

Why And How Should Your Business Use Data Analytics In COVID-19 Crisis And After

The messaging during the COVID-19 pandemic and after have to be different. Adobe says e-commerce sites doubled ad spend in less than a month, from $4.8 million for the week of Feb. 17 to $9.6 million for the week of March 9, according to data from MediaRadar.

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Forbes

They’re Desperate For More Revenue, But Travel Companies And Travel Promotion Groups Remain Reluctant To Advertise

The spread of Covid-19 has not only triggered the biggest drop in travel demand since at least World War II, it also has crippled travel industry spending on advertising of all kinds as hotel chains, airlines and tourism promotion agencies around the U.S. at times this year all but gave up on even trying to attract travelers.

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AdExchanger

Microsoft Could Take Over TikTok’s Entire Global Business; Travel Ad Spend Falls Off A Cliff (Again)

Talks between the companies about a deal, which must be completed before Sept. 15 or risk TikTok getting banned from the United States, are complex and still preliminary.

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New York Post

Mac and cheese gets Cheetos collab, Kraft breakfast rebrand

This week brought two big announcements for the comfort food: a fusion concept with Cheetos, and Kraft’s attempt at rebranding the American staple as a breakfast-appropriate dish.

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Digiday

A stamp of legitimacy’: TikTok turns up its branded content spending and profile with publishers

After a blitz of ad spending and careful marketing propelled TikTok into the mainstream, the ascendant social platform has begun using media companies to give it another stamp of legitimacy.

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Business Insider

Inside Peacock’s marketing pivot amid a pandemic and postponed Summer Olympics

Inside Peacock's marketing pivot amid a pandemic and postponed Summer Olympics — and how its ad push compares to rival streaming services.

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