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The Key Trends in Digital Marketing in Q1 2021

After an unusual holiday season, consumers kicked off 2021 with continued interest in e-commerce. The COVID-19 vaccine distribution accelerated, and two separate stimulus checks gave Americans a short-term influx in their disposable income. The prospect of traveling again became more promising as well.

The “Death of the Cookie” Can Be Good for Advertisers, but the Time to Level Up is Now

If marketers have learned anything in the last year, it’s the need for adaptability and a healthy appetite for change. Through that lens, the looming “cookiepocalypse” presents an opportunity for much-needed evolution within a behavioral advertising ecosystem that has historically enabled many brands to operate with a relatively low level of sophistication.

What Media Trends Can Advertisers Expect for Q2?

As we head into Q2, advertisers must continue addressing the needs of consumers during the pandemic while preparing for the "next normal". What media trends are most important for the months ahead, and how can advertisers prepare accordingly?

TikTok Presents an Opportunity for Genuine Engagement

The buzz and advancements in advertising on TikTok continue to increase as user consumption continues to grow, deepen, and evolve. It may not be the first platform for advertising dollars today, but its rise is something to keep a pulse on.

The Value of Relationships Between Retailers and Non-Endemic Advertisers

In recent years, we’ve seen a rise in retail media networks (RMNs) that allow the retailer’s vendors and suppliers to reach their customers in a commerce moment. However, there is additional opportunity for RMNs to partner with non-endemic (NE) advertisers, which can result in significant gains for both parties.

Google’s Responsive Search Ads Update Points to More Automation

Last week, Google announced that Responsive Search Ads (RSAs) are now the default ad type within Google Ads for Search campaigns. While this update does not require any immediate action, it still sets an important tone for advertisers to pay attention to: a continued shift toward automation and machine learning.

3 Factors That Are Driving Instagram Ad Spending Growth

In the last few months of 2020 leading up to the holidays, people across the country craved connection with their friends and family more than ever. In the Q4 Digital Marketing Report, Merkle saw that advertisers rose to meet this challenge, shifting media spend across different platforms to best meet their audience. Instagram ad spending increased 30% Y/Y due to three main factors: more users, social commerce, and influencer marketing.

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