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Americans Distrust Social Media Information: Tapatalk

Social media users might not understand the details of profiling, but they’re not entirely clueless. Tapatalk found that 74% agreed that the integrity of social media sites has declined and 80% would trust responses on a specialized forum more than responses on Facebook. Tapatalk runs specialized forums but that doesn’t wholly invalidate their results.

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Online Video Fuels Rise in Over-the-Air TV

January 21, 2019

Hi, it’s Jamie, your faithful Department of the Obvious Intern. We’ve been having a slow year so I’m helping our Department of Counter-Intuitive Results. Lots of fun over there and they have better snacks. One hot item: Internet video has led to a rise in over-the-air TV viewing. Nielsen found that people who don’t want to pay for cable have discovered they can get their local broadcasts for free with this thing called an “antenna”. It’s like wi-fi without a router. Amazing!

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Purchase Decision Network Gives Marketers Access to Shopping List Data

January 17, 2019

Maybe you thought the ads in that free shopping list app paid for the service? Don’t be silly. Purchase Decision Network, which captures lists from more than 50 million monthly shoppers, is now selling the contents through Kiip, Kochava and LiveRamp to use on other networks. Creeped out that marketers can send ads based on your shopping list? Feel better knowing that PDN won’t tell them your name?

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Most Marketers Say They’re Using the Metaverse and It’s Great: Qualtrics Report

July 5, 2022

Will the metaverse rescue marketers from the loss of third-party cookies and device tracking?  Perhaps you scoff the metaverse doesn’t actually exist.  That didn’t prevent 74% of marketers telling Qualtrics they were already advertising in it and 59% of that group saying it’s their most successful channel.  Pioneering?  Optimistic? Delusional?  Take your pick.

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