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Three Ways Amazon Could Join Facebook and Google as a Triopoly

For the past 10 years, Amazon has rattled the brick-and-mortar retail business. Now it’s slowly doing the same to the digital ad business. The company generated approximately $1.88 billion in global ad revenues for all of 2017. The latest forecast from research firm eMarketer lists Amazon’s 2018 U.S. ad revenue at $4.6 billion, representing extraordinary annual growth of 144.5%. The forecast puts Amazon ahead of Oath and Microsoft in eMarketer’s ad revenue ranking. Related post: Your Ad Tech Tax Is […]

2018 holiday shopping season

Report: Retailers’ Ad Budgets Favor Black Friday Over Cyber Monday

New Nanigans research takes a close look at how retailers plan to spend digital ad budgets during the 2018 holiday shopping season. The results of our new survey, based on responses from 100 senior digital advertising executives, indicate that retailers will invest more of their ad spend on Black Friday than any other day this holiday season. Related post: Triopoly Playbooks: How Google, Facebook and Amazon Tackle Performance Advertising In terms of budget allocation, our survey respondents revealed that a […]

Triopoly advertising playbooks

Triopoly Playbooks: How Google, Facebook and Amazon Tackle Performance Advertising

Together, Google, Facebook and Amazon are projected to own 62% of the $107 billion in ad revenue generated in the U.S. this year, according to research firm eMarketer. While Amazon will covet only 4.1% of that pie, its advertising platform has been making aggressive gains; this year is the first time Amazon will fall into third place behind the duopoly in terms of ad revenue. How do Facebook, Google and Amazon — led by Coaches Zuckerberg, Pichai and Bezos — […]

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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 […]

The Inner Workings of Amazon Advertising [Infographic]

Amazon is known to millions as a brick-and-mortar killing, Whole Foods acquiring, on-demand cloud providing, online marketplace where you can buy anything, industry-disrupting juggernaut. But as an advertising platform? Not so much. But that’s changing fast. After generating $1.7 billion in ad revenue in 2017, Amazon topped that amount in Q1 alone with $2 billion. The company is still far behind the Facebook and Google duopoly, but its skyrocketing ad revenue in Q1 (a 139% year-over-year increase) is setting the […]