2019 Econsultancy Digital Trends Report

Econsultancy | June 21, 2019

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The Digital Trends 2019 survey closed with more than 12,500 responses worldwide! The results are in for 2019 and once again, businesses have their sights set on improving customer experience. Data continues to dominate, with an understanding that smarter use will lead to greater rewards. Data ownership and compliance are top-of-

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Google purges 600 Android apps for “disruptive” pop-up ads

Article | February 24, 2020

You know those ads that obscure your whole screen when you’re trying to make a phone call, unlock your device or use your phone’s GPS? Technically, they’re called disruptive or out-of-app ads, and they maddeningly pop up outside of the app that hosts them, sometimes causing users to mistakenly click them, thereby frustrating users and wasting advertisers’ money. On Thursday, Google kicked nearly 600 of the offending apps off its Play store and banned them from its ad monetization platforms, Google AdMob and Google Ad Manager, for violating its disruptive ads policy and disallowed interstitial policy. Disruptive ads are those that come at you in unexpected ways, including by getting in the way of a device’s functions. While they do occur in-app, Google has recently seen a rise in what it calls “out-of-context ads” – those created by malicious developers who program them to pop up when the user isn’t actually active in their app.

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Adding Value Through Mobile App Advertising in the Wake of COVID-19

Article | April 6, 2020

As most of America shelters in place, we’re now spending our time differently. This ultimately begs the question: Where are we now shifting our focus without the distractions of getting ready or commuting? You guessed it, we’re on our phones. On the mobile app front, we’re seeing a major uptick in time spent across categories such as gaming, mental/physical health, and fintech/news. From February to March, AppsFlyer noted a 15 percent increase in global organic app installs. As more people stay in, they’re turning to mobile apps to connect, pass the time and obtain information. With today’s ever-changing climate, it’s imperative for brands to be strategic with how they’re talking to consumers.

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The technology tightrope setup by brand experience

Article | March 23, 2020

No industry is immune from the growing shift toward customer-centricity. With virtually limitless possibilities where customers can turn, brands that expect consistent business need to create and provide engaging customer experiences. Walking the thin line between intriguing and efficient has proven to be overwhelming for brands seeking help from the technology that promises to answer it all. But that’s because technology is just opportunity until you make something of it; it’s the means, not the ends.

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How to Reinvent Digital Advertising After the Death of the Cookie

Article | February 12, 2020

Proving that its privacy mission isn’t just talk, Google has taken its first major step towards blocking third-party cookies. In its latest policy update, Chrome 80 will stop supporting cross-site sharing, unless cookies are flagged in line with the SameSite internet standard. On the surface, this move is about online security and clarity. As long as technology vendors and publishers label cookies accurately, tracking and targeted ads can keep running. But with semi-restricted cookie sharing now the default for those who fail to flag, it seems like this will be a sizeable nail in the cookie coffin.

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