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5G wireless will see years of explosive user growth 

Feb 26, 2021

From late 2019 to early 2020, the hype surrounding a potential nationwide 5G rollout was difficult to ignore. Unfortunately, the pandemic, a recession, and the limited availability of 5G-enabled smartphones further delayed 5G from bursting into the mainstream. Although millions of Americans use 5G services already, hundreds of millions still do not. Heading into 2021, however, 5G is regaining its momentum.

Sightly's chief revenue officer and general manager Adam Katz, Walton Issacson's managing director of digital Albert Thompson, and eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin discuss how Kobe Bryant’s Mamba Mentality legacy and the rapid opinion shifts during the pandemic inspired one marketing and media technology company to develop a new platform looking to transform marketing.

US Consumers want equitable workplaces > empty promises

Advertisers' most-used identifier, the third-party cookie, is going away in less than a year. Mark Connon, general manager at identity graph provider Tapad, joins eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to discuss the difference between identity and identifiers, why the digital media ecosystem should be prepared to work with several identifiers going forward, and what will happen when Apple's AppTrackingTransparency framework rolls out.

On today's episode, we discuss Google and Facebook paying for news in Australia, what consumers think of Apple's privacy labels, the changing content moderation rules, Maryland's digital ad tax, how much time is spent with social, controlling someone else's dreams, and more. Tune in to listen to the discussion with eMarketer analyst Blake Droesch, principal analyst Jeremy Goldman, and senior analyst at Insider Intelligence Sara M. Watson.

Especially for younger consumers, a significant attraction of digital products and platforms has been their novelty, as opposed to their utility. But the novel coronavirus has given most of us as much novelty as we care to deal with. As the pandemic drags past Q1 and into Q2, the desire for a return to normalcy will only grow stronger, to one degree or another. This is why nostalgia marketing will likely continue to enjoy a renaissance in 2021.

Offering a loyalty program is an effective way for retailers to acquire new customers, but it also fosters relationships for years to come. Setting up the framework, however, can be challenging—especially if retailers decide to handle everything in-house.