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What’s On Marketers’ Minds? – Digital Gabe
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What’s On Marketers’ Minds?

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At the half-way point of 2018 eMarketer commissioned a study to find out what advertisers are most concerned about right now.  Here’s a quick summary of what brands are thinking about:

  • The power a Google-Facebook duopoly wields in the digital marketplace is still a concern for 42% of respondents.
  • Amazon’s domination of retail shot up the charts with 33% of respondents flagging it as a concern. (Interestingly, Amazon could either be viewed as an ally, since it’s a way for brands to buy around the duopoly’s dominance, or become yet another evil empire walled garden marketers must cope with.)
  • GDPR’s reverberations can also be seen in this survey with 33% of respondents voicing concern over user privacy and ad-blocking restrictions.
  • It’s notable that brands are thinking about Voice (33%) more than Video (32%), which is a direct reflection of the proliferation in AI-driven IoT connected devices. (This next gen of tech doesn’t have screens or keyboards, so Voice commands and audio ads are becoming the new UI ecosystem marketers need to master.)

Here’s a look at all the top responses . . . enjoy!


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