Advertisers Spend $36 Billion Per Year on Fake Traffic: CHEQ Report

The scare headlines for this report from CHEQ scream that fake traffic costs companies $142.8 billion in lost revenue, although a closer reading shows the actual ad budget spent on is closer to $35.7 billion, based on 5.9% of paid traffic being fake. Still, that’s enough to worry about. Download for interesting details by traffic type, region, and industry.

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Fewer Companies Exceed Minimum Privacy Requirements: Salesforce Survey

March 20, 2023

Is privacy a competitive differentiator? Fewer marketers seem to think so: the annual Salesforce State of Marketing Survey found just 51% exceed the legal requirements for privacy compliance, compared with 61% in the previous report. Maybe they’re just busy with other work: the number of average data sources grew from ten to fifteen, and the number of marketing metrics used increased by 13%.

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Meltwater Combines with Microsoft to Create an Integrated Communication Insights Solution

February 20, 2024

Meltwater, a provider of media, social and consumer intelligence, announced it is partnering with Microsoft on an integrated communications insights solution. The partnership will integrate the data from Meltwater’s listening tools with Microsoft’s AI-driven capability to deliver data “as dialogue.” Microsoft will use Meltwater as its provider of global intelligence, while Meltwater has made a multi-year commitment to Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platform.

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