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Advertising to Generation Z

Why Gen Z Is on the A List for E-Commerce Marketers

Around the time that millennials overtook baby boomers as the largest generation, another sea change in demographics was happening: Gen Z entered the workforce. Generation Z is the group of 72 million people born between 1996 and 2010, which places the oldest Gen Zers in their early 20s. Until now, they have not had enough disposable income to be a priority for most marketers. But that’s changing. Related post: What Ecommerce All Stars Have in Common Exclusive data from Nanigans survey of 100 U.S. […]

Facebook Playable Ads

Nanigans and Rovio Join Forces to Score with Facebook Playable Ads

Back in April, Finnish gaming company Rovio decided to beta-test Facebook’s new Playables digital ad format to see if Playables could deliver more Angry Birds Blast installs than traditional video ads. With Facebook Playable ads — now available globally in the Facebook News Feed — potential players can demo a mobile game right inside the ad. The point of these ads is to allow users to get a feel for the game and thus be more likely to install the […]

Google-Facebook duopoly

How Publishers Can Compete with the Facebook-Google Duopoly

As any publisher will tell you, digital media is a tough business. Quality content is expensive to produce, and the revenue that individual publishers generate from advertising has been on a steady decline as more brands shift their spend to Facebook and Google. The duopoly, as they’re commonly referred to, now account for more than 60% of U.S. digital ad spend. Not only have Google and Facebook perfected a system in which they use third-party content to bring in advertising […]

Research Confirms Retail CMOs Are in a Tough Position

A new Nanigans research report, The Retail CMO Pulse Check, takes a hard look at retail marketing leaders’ attitudes about their roles. The survey of 100 digital advertising decision-makers — including CMOs at some of the largest online retailers in the U.S. — found that despite marketing being held accountable for growing online sales and market share, roadblocks such as increased demands, organizational challenges, and external market forces are impeding success. Retail marketing leaders who took part in the survey […]

Jeff Bezos

Your Ad Tech Tax Is Amazon’s Opportunity

When Jeff Bezos famously said, “Your margin is my opportunity,” he was referring to retailers’ historically high margins and Amazon’s intent to undercut them with lower prices and economies of scale. Amazon is now exploiting a similar opportunity with digital advertising. Amazon’s advertising business is now worth $2 billion, which is about 60% growth year-over-year. Pundits expect Amazon to shake up the Google-Facebook ad duopoly. But what many are overlooking is Amazon’s role as an advertiser, an ad network and […]