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Flip Raises $60 Million Series B for TikTok-Like Ecommerce

Flip bills itself as “the next-generation e-commerce platform combining a TikTok-like discovery experience with a premium e-commerce service”.  I’m not sure what that means but its website features a lot of people waving around products while talking to a camera.  It’s pretty intense but enough people like it that the company just raised a $60 million Series B, raising total funding to $92 million.

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Consumers Would Rather Buy on Brand Sites than Social: SimplicityDX

July 20, 2022

Reality check: social commerce is more appealing to companies than users.  SimplicityDX reports that 48% of consumers consider social media a great place to learn about products, but 71% prefer to make their purchases directly on a brand site.  One big reason is 53% don’t trust social networks with their personal data.  Buying on social also raises concerns about accurate in-stock information, customer service, and returns.

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Majority of Marketers Now use Multi-Touch Attribution: MMA Global

July 19, 2022

For the first time ever, more than half (53%) of the marketers answering MMA Global’s State of Attribution survey said they’re using multi-touch attribution (MTA).  Users report an 8% return on investment increase from MTA and 71% say it’s a critical part of their measurement toolkit, along with media mix models and experiments.  But many are concerned that tracking restrictions with make the necessary data less available.

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Marketers to Focus on Platforms Not Ad Channels in 2023: IAB Survey

November 29, 2022

This IAB study finds that connected TV and paid search are expected to be the fastest-growing ad channels next year, while linear TV and other traditional media continue to shrink.  More intriguing: marketers are focusing more investment on foundational tools like measurement and first party data, and less on specific ad channels.  Download for deep dives into retail media networks and the metaverse.

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