October 27, 2021
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An Outbrain holiday shopping survey reveals that 54% of shoppers worldwide value brand accessibility and availability when making purchase decisions, followed by sustainability (47%) and brands supporting local businesses (43%). Watching a video about a product is a key part of the decision process for 61% of those surveyed, while 45% are most engaged with swipeable ads, when asked about ad formats.
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Marketing Technology
Amazon reveals new ad tools for Twitch, Music
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Amazon Ads is integrating Twitch and incorporating display ads into the platform's livestreams, the company announced at the unBoxed conference, as well as introducing a Brand Lift survey tool. Interactive Video Ads are also getting a "Send Me More Info" spoken call to action in addition to those already possible, and the format is coming to Amazon Music.
Full Story: Ad Age (tiered subscription model) (10/26),  MediaPost Communications (free registration) (10/26) 
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Alphabet recorded $65.12 billion in revenue for the third quarter, its highest bump in more than 10 years, driven in part by Google's 43% increase in digital ads to total $53.12 billion. Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat says Apple's privacy changes had a "modest effect" on YouTube revenue, which also was up 43% to total $7.21 billion.
Full Story: MediaPost Communications (free registration) (10/26),  BNN Bloomberg (Canada) (10/26),  Deadline Hollywood (10/26),  The Wall Street Journal (10/26) 
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Twitter recorded a 51% increase in ad sales for the third quarter and reached an active user base of 211 million, with none of the 5 million new signups coming from within North America, the company revealed during its Analyst Day presentation. An official statement added that greater privacy restrictions from Apple are unlikely to hurt ad sales going forward, and finance head Ned Segal thinks supply chain concerns will be mild because most ads on Twitter are "for services and digital goods."
Full Story: Social Media Today (10/26),  BNN Bloomberg (Canada) (10/26),  Deadline Hollywood (10/26) 
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Data Management
Nielsen and Roku have announced a partnership for digital content measurement starting this month, following Roku's earlier purchase of the Advanced Video Advertising unit from Nielsen. Content owners will be able to measure performance across 55.1 million active Roku accounts.
Full Story: TVNewsCheck (free registration) (10/26) 
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Creators: A megaphone to your customers
Creators can represent products and services to audiences beyond brand-owned media, most often with a wider and deeper reach than owned channels. In this November 4th session, learn how to approach the creator economy to seize this rapidly expanding marketing opportunity. Register now
Business Insights
ANA execs talk value of multicultural marketing
Gena Casciano and Gregory Wright of the Association of National Advertisers discuss how marketing to the LGBTQ+ consumer has changed, why messaging aimed at this community has become a necessity for brands and how a diversity, equality and inclusion program can benefit marketing teams. "Understanding how to include various communities and cultures, as well as their stories, will lead to authentic consumer connections," said Wright.
Full Story: Media Village (10/25) 
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Association News
What do Ford, Snickers, Planet Fitness, McDonald's, ADT and Microsoft have in common? Their data-inspired marketing rose to the top of entries from more than 20 countries to earn a coveted ECHO Award. And now, due to popular demand, the deadline for submissions for this year's awards has been extended one full week!

Share your great work on a global stage by submitting your entry today to the 2022 ANA International ECHO Awards and see if you have what it takes to join this esteemed group of winners. Entries close Nov. 8.
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Innovid's Jessica Hogue on the excitement of CTV
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The ANA recently sat down with Jessica Hogue, general manager of measurement and analytics at Innovid, to discuss the evolution of connected TV (CTV), including its role in building unique reach, effective creative techniques and what's holding the platform back. All things CTV.
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