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Martech Funding Fell in Second Quarter: LUMA Report

Martech financing dropped substantially in the second quarter of 2022, according to this LUMA analysis.  The number of merger and acquisition transactions fell slightly compared with the previous quarter (41 vs 45) but deals over $100 million were down 50%.  Stock prices for public martech firms fell 35%, which is even worse than the 22% drop in NASDAQ as a whole. Lots of details and reference data here if you want it.

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Advertisers See Opportunity in Better Creative: Ad-Lib Research

July 13, 2022

This Ad-Lib study also finds that marketers hope better creative can overcome privacy constraints.  Scaling up creative capability was the most commonly cited opportunity for improving return on advertising, while greater creative “acumen” came in second.   Opportunity notwithstanding, actual plans for adapting to cookie loss placed leveraging data (52%) and developing alternative ad channels (33%) ahead of generating more relevant creative (32%) or investing more with platforms like Google, Meta, and Amazon (25%).

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Big Tech Suffers Big Drop in Customer Data Trust: Jebbit Survey

August 8, 2022

Greater public attention to privacy has reduced trust in all tech providers, including those like Apple and Google that have positioned themselves as privacy-friendly.  Apple’s rank in Jebbit’s annual Consumer Data Trust Index fell from 17 to 43, while Google fell from number 4 to 89.  Amazon fell just slightly, from first to fourth place, while Facebook actually improved a bit from 97 to 88.

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