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Edition #283 Home buyers and their adtech taxes

Inspired by a tweet from Hunter Walk, this week at the very bottom we’ve added a few newsletters we dig. Please do check them out and give them a try. One big thing I didn’t really comment on the revenue sharing piece a few weeks back. Wanted to mull on it for a bit as I felt too much nuance was left out of the conversation. To recap, PWC after completing a two-year study found;… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
May 29, 2020

A Better Alternative to Google Analytics for Content Marketing

In the early days of the internet, we visited homepages, clicked around, and left. We didn’t even have tabs, smartphones, or social sharing. It was in this context Google acquired Urchin to form Google Analytics. That was the old way. Now we live in a multi-tab, multi-device, multi-format world. Content is delivered to our customers seamlessly and on-demand. Users are blind to banner ads. To stand out, brands have shifted to content, and content goes where the consumer goes. As… Continue reading

Gustaf Stenlund
Gustaf Stenlund
May 26, 2020

Low admin analytics option for developers.

We pulled together this post to help sum up some of the ways to tackle analytics, from log based, events, private hosting. Developers have a rich array of solutions available to them. Many of the solutions come down to, what is the initial setup, ongoing administration AND will my team use it. Our pitch at Nudge to developers, is the low admin option. You install the code once. Then the marketers on your team can configure if they… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
May 25, 2020
Spotify signs Joe Rogan
Spotify signs Joe Rogan

Edition #282 The Howard Stern move

A couple of friends need a hand, How can I help, a social cause is looking for a volunteer to help with SEO. Another colleague is looking for a paid content role for a sports brand. Ping me for details. One big thing Spotify pulls the Howard Stern play of podcasts signing Joe Rogan. The move added $1b to their market cap, in what is a multi-year deal worth over $100m. Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
May 22, 2020
adidas_game
adidas_game

Edition #281 Brands inevitable DTC future

One big thing Even PlayStation is going direct to consumer with the launch of Playstation studios, ahead of the PS5 launch. “Sony has developed a new umbrella brand to unite its first-party PlayStation titles. The PlayStation Studios brand will go live in PlayStation 4 and 5 games later this year, and will only be featured on games developed and managed by Sony Interactive Entertainment's Worldwide Studios organization.” It’s not that they will now produce games… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
May 15, 2020

Edition #280 Brand Balance Sheets, 5/8

One big thing As we transition to the new normal, those brands that are spending, are starting to invest in marketing assets. Assets like app installs, newsletter subscribers, upper-funnel audience, training, webinar attendance. “The roughly $40 billion app-install market was “likely the most material contributor this quarter” to social media ad spend, according to Morgan Stanley analysts.” And why not, with attention up and cost per clicks down, it's a perfect storm. By my calculations,… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
May 8, 2020
earnings-outlook
earnings-outlook

Edition #279 Weird Earnings, 5/1

One big thing What the stock market got wrong this week. Alphabet, Google, Facebook and Twitter were all up after earnings after most analysts expected a bigger hit to revenue. Yet for most firms, the virus was only an impediment for a fraction of the quarter. Advertisers won't have cut straight away – behavior would be distributed through that timeframe. What should be in focus, is how they are addressing Q2. And that speaks to the uncertainty, see below. Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
May 1, 2020