Amazon Drives 115% Rise in Ecommerce Ad Spend During Q3

Amazon | November 11, 2019

Ecommerce ad spend rose 115% in the third quarter compared to last year, and was up 51% over Q2, driven largely by Amazon, a seasonal surge for Prime Day and a strong back-to-school season. The Q3 2019 Digital Advertising Benchmark Report from Marin Software, a provider of digital marketing software, also showed that mobile continues its dominance. Forty-seven percent of total search spend was dedicated to mobile ads as consumers increasingly turn to smartphones for local search queries.

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You will often see that your items are having a good number of clicks and orders. But, if there are repeated purchases?
Isn’t it that great! There are millions of items out there and it's pretty normal for a customer to lose track to purchase a product again later. To solve this issue, amazon offers an option in their Display ads to retarget those customers.

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Over 60 Brands Tap Picnic’s User-First Ad Marketplace for 50% Lower Carbon Emission Buys

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Picnic, the user-first ad marketplace, has proven that its ad solutions not only drive results but also generate substantially lower carbon emissions than the current digital advertising average. A leader in sustainable media, Picnic is also the first company to measure and compensate carbon emissions across 100% of measurable activity as standard, powered by Scope3. Picnic has today (November 16th, 2022) announced that a single ad impression delivered across their marketplace generates just 0.49g of CO2e on average as measured by Scope3, 50% lower than a current industry estimate. This is a result of Picnic’s unique inventory which must pass a user experience algorithm based on Google Core Web Vital data - ensuring page stability and fast load speeds due to reduced supply chain complexity. Further to this finding, Picnic is the first company to exclusively offer green media products, powered by Scope3. This means that all emissions generated from activity across Picnic’s marketplace are measured and fully compensated for via high-quality carbon removal projects as standard. Since partnering with Scope3 in June this year, Picnic has helped more than 60 advertisers on their paths to achieving net zero advertising. So far the activity has compensated the carbon equivalent of keeping 33.2 million smartphones charged for an entire year. This step by Picnic comes at a time when the impact of digital advertising is more apparent than ever. With the internet accounting for 2% of global carbon emissions — the equivalent of aviation’s impact — advertisers are increasingly eager to media plan with sustainability as a priority. Agencies such as Dentsu International are committed to reducing the emissions associated with media by 46% by 2030. Sadie Stuart, display manager at Dentsu says “Sustainability is now a key priority in media planning. Running campaigns with ad tech vendors such as Picnic takes us one step closer to achieving our net zero goals. What’s more - Picnic’s detailed post-campaign emission insights help us to keep brands informed on their impact.” Over the coming months, Picnic will be rolling out exciting new initiatives to help advertisers on their paths to net zero advertising; from product initiatives such as low emission targeting segments to supply path optimisations ensuring active investment in publisher partners that meet the required carbon thresholds. Alexander Taylor, head of partnerships at Picnic says “This is an exciting time for Picnic and the media industry in general as we move towards innovative sustainability solutions. We have an abundance of new initiatives we’ll be rolling out over the coming months to ensure that Picnic can support advertisers in their net zero missions.” Alexander Taylor, head of partnerships at Picnic says “This is an exciting time for Picnic and the media industry in general as we move towards innovative sustainability solutions. We have an abundance of new initiatives we’ll be rolling out over the coming months to ensure that Picnic can support advertisers in their net zero missions.” About Picnic Picnic Media is a leading premium mobile ad formats company, delivering high-impact, social-style ad formats on a unique marketplace of the highest quality mobile inventory. Their intuitively engaging advertising campaigns allow advertisers to increase brand awareness amongst their most valuable mobile customers. Working with leading global publishers, Picnic delivers increased revenue for their AMP pages, delivering impact and building brand equity by telling a brands’ story in an intuitive, mobile-first and user friendly format. For more information, go to https://www.picnic-media.com/

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Captivate and WeWork Partner to Elevate On-Screen Experience in Workspaces

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