Political Spending Poised to Drive CTV Ad Spend Ahead of U.S. Midterms

While COVID-19 will be a lingering source of uncertainty, it shouldn’t be considered the defining factor in the growth of connected TV (CTV) specifically. It’s true the pandemic disrupted the advertising industry as a whole — including an initial significant downshift in advertising and reduced media spending followed by ~15.6% growth in 2021. Predictions for 2022, however, suggest a return to pre-pandemic levels of spending, and the opportunities for savvy marketers to harness the advantages CTV offers make it a prime candidate for that spending.

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Approaching Retail & Consumer Demand this Holiday Season – What Remains and What Goes

The ecosystem for brands will continue to fragment and the metaverse will only open it up further. Simple, strong brand propositions will help brands during this noisy period. Product differentiation is waning for most categories and the volume of messages coming from brands is increasing, so it will be more important than ever for a brand to explain their POV, their reason for being, and their unique benefits in easily digested, and memorable ways.

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Three Key Strategies To Approach Retail & Consumer Demand this Holiday Season

With the 2021 holiday season around the corner, shopping is already in full swing. Whether shoppers are just beginning to research or already purchasing gifts, it comes as no surprise that many have decided to do more shopping online this year. In fact, more than 70% reported that their shopping journey involved online touchpoints and 61% that are planning to shop for the holidays say they plan to do more online this season.

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