The Rise Of The Creator Economy: Creators Displace Advertising Paradigms
With more than 300 million creators worldwide, the creator economy has grown exponentially over the last several years and shows no signs of slowing down. Creators — individuals who make and monetize social media content — matter to brands because they wield the power to make ideas, trends, songs, or products go mainstream overnight. They […]
A TikTok Ban? It’s America First, Taking Aim On Short-Form Video
TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee today amidst rare bipartisan agreement that the app poses a national security threat to the US and should be banned. A TikTok Ban Is Preemptive, Based On Suspicion, Not Substantiation The statements made and questions asked by members of Congress today are […]
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Social Media Turmoil Drives New Ad Strategies
The turmoil happening in social media may be a good thing for advertisers. Find out why as Principal Analyst Kelsey Chickering discusses the current and future state of digital advertising in this episode.
Meta Verified Copies Twitter But Courts Creators
If Meta’s announcement about its pilot subscription service sounds familiar, that’s because it bears a striking resemblance to Twitter Blue. Paying users will get a coveted verification badge and increased prominence. There are other benefits such as better customer support and account protections, but the question remains: Will Facebook and Instagram users choose to pay […]
Twitter Needs Advertisers, But Advertisers Don’t Need Twitter
Recent concerns around brand safety should prompt advertisers to test elsewhere.
Consumers Haven’t — And Don’t Plan To — Shop Via Social Media
US consumers have little interest in doing their shopping — let alone holiday shopping — on social media platforms.
Twitter Blue Is Still Singing A Sad Tune
Twitter's blue checkmark no longer signals legitimacy. That underscores our guidance to marketers to take a wait-and-see approach to media investments on Twitter.
Grounding Twitter Ad Dollars Is Common Sense, Not Activism
Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover has been — at best — chaotic and tumultuous. Advertisers are uncertain about what direction the company will take: What will happen with content moderation? Will Twitter become a mainstream Gab with a steady flow of disinformation? While Musk has tweeted that “nothing has changed with content moderation,” racist tweets have surged […]
Advertisers Pause In Twitter Purgatory
When Twitter first announced its intent (back in April) to be acquired by Elon Musk, Forrester said that disinformation and hate speech are ultimately at stake — and that ad dollars are at risk. In the days following last Friday’s closing of the deal, GM paused its paid advertising on Twitter. Soon after, IPG’s Mediabrands […]
Meta’s Short-Form Video Strategy Isn’t Reeling In Market Share
The company's TikTok alternative simply isn't winning, new Forrester data indicates.
The EU Strikes Again As A Global Leader In Mindful Media: Updated “Code Of Practice On Disinformation”
The EU announced an updated Code of Practice on Disinformation, aimed at combating the online spread of disinformation via regulatory measures, including “demonetizing the dissemination of disinformation.” Forrester’s research shows that the monetization of disinformation is a vicious cycle in which the ad supply chain infrastructure supports and funds — often inadvertently — the spread […]
Elon Musk’s Twitter Acquisition Has Become Part Of The US Culture War
We’re still several months away from the anticipated close date of Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition — whether it’s on again or off again depends on the day. A lot has happened in just the five weeks since the deal was announced, and we anticipate more will happen between now and October. But rest assured: We […]
The Majority Of Chinese Social Media Users Are Social Savants
Compared to their US counterparts, online adults in China are far more likely to use social media to buy products and interact with brands. Here are three takeaways for marketers.
Twitter: Elon’s Battle Over Free Speech Is A Fight Against Content Moderation
What will actually happen to Twitter if Musk takes over is mere speculation at best. But we do know that users are polarized.
Handling International Data Transfers Is Nothing New — Someone Tell Meta!
If, in the world of privacy, I had to pick one topic that never goes out of fashion, it would be managing international transfers of EU personal data. Since the introduction of the EU Data Protection Directive in 1995 and continuing with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), companies engaging in the storage and/or […]
Advertisers Are Inadvertently Funding Russian Disinformation
Disinformation is fueling war, and advertisers are inadvertently funding the problem. It's time to fight inertia and take action against disinformation.
Social Media Plays A Bigger Role In Commerce Than Just Buying
Social media can't serve advertisers well as a standalone commerce channel. Instead, treat it as a key driver in the discover and explore stages of the customer journey.