In the ongoing quest to reach their target audience, marketers must keep track of the headwinds that can alter the course of digital media and technology. For the eighth year in a row, we have identified the top developments that should be on marketers’ radar.
How will the 2020 elections affect brands?
With all its inevitable controversy, the 2020 election cycle should heighten brand safety concerns for marketers. An election year also means that candidates will be investing in media to reach voters, likely creating price hikes due to increased demand for limited inventory across channels and causing brands to rethink some strategies.
Will media consolidation continue?
The Google, Facebook and Amazon triopoly will reign supreme, raking in nearly 70% of total US digital ad spending in 2020. But while the triopoly thrives, consolidation will occur among the long tail of digital publishers, meaning advertisers will have fewer options for their media spend.
How are privacy laws changing media budgets?
Privacy legislation, coupled with browser crackdowns, has left gaps in marketers’ targeting and measurement endeavors. To mitigate these issues, advertisers will (ironically) place even more ad dollars into the walled gardens of the triopoly.
How will 5G impact marketers and advertisers?
While it is still early for 5G, its execution has developed quicker than we anticipated, and will make some big leaps toward the end of 2020. Advertisers (and publishers) need to pay attention to the opportunities—new streaming formats, higher definition, better sound and interactive experiences.
What trends in consumer behavior do I need to know as a marketer?
This report calls out several trends that will likely affect consumer behavior, such as declining social media user engagement and rising digital video viewership.
WHAT’S IN THIS REPORT? This report covers the top 10 digital trends that marketers need to track in 2020.
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