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How to achieve brand safety in digital advertising

SmartBrief discusses the importance of brand safety through native advertising.

Voice assistants grow in importance as businesses reopen

Blue Fountain Media’s Brian Byer looks at the growing list of contactless applications from the use of voice technology as states reopen and stay-at-home orders are lifted during the coronavirus pandemic.

How to defend against a ransomware attack

Are you prepared for a ransomware attack? Here’s everything you need to know about the current state of ransomware and how to protect your business.

3 things influencers want brands to know

Bailey Lauerman’s Emily Mazurek identifies three influencer marketing trends, gleaned from a recent influencers focus group, that brand must know during the coronavirus pandemic.

5 new trends in digital marketing you might have overlooked

Supported by data aggregated from Google Search, here are 5 new trends in digital marketing that should be a core part of your marketing strategy.

Omnichannel marketing in the new digital age

Anvil’s Kent Lewis explores the value of omnichannel marketing, how it differs from multichannel marketing, and offers six steps to create an omnichannel marketing program.

Marketing during coronavirus: Psychologists can help

RPA’s Dr. Hillary Haley looks at how psychology can help marketers effectively communicate with consumers feeling anxious and stress about COVID-19.

Video marketing is the future of content marketing

Attrock’s Gaurav Sharma says video content is becoming the future of content marketing. In this post, he explains why you should be investing in video marketing.

Q&A: eBay Advertising exec on real intent, cookies and new tech
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In this interview, eBay exec Scott Kelliher sits down to talk about the importance of first-party data, defining true intent, the challenges of audience targeting, a cookie-less future and where eBay Advertising's new technology fits in.

Marketing agencies: How to get to the other side of crisis

Leighton Interactive’s Clare Richards shares three tips on how marketing communications agencies can pivot their clients’ and their own marketing strategies during the coronavirus pandemic.

How cable broadband operators can extend the life of HFC
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Cable broadband providers are navigating a pandemic that is driving demand for bandwidth availability. They must be able to meet that demand cost effectively. Read about the obstacles they face in meeting rising demand, and where 10G fits in the picture.

Opinion: Coronavirus rewriting social connection rules

Open Mind Strategy’s Megan Routh examines how the coronavirus pandemic has affected our “cultural rules of connection” and four shifts in how people connect that brands should know.

Quickserve restaurants: Marketing post-coronavirus

Influence Central’s Stacy DeBroff shares consumer insights from a recent study on quickserve restaurants, and offers 11 ways QSRs can pivot their marketing to make the most of post-COVID-19 trends.

A 5-step path to cookieless digital marketing

Digilant’s Raquel Rosenthal offers six steps marketers can start taking to prepare for a cookie-less digital marketing world.

Global e-commerce tactics to keep retail business alive

Azoya USA’s Franklin Chu examines how Chinese retailers have reacted to the change in business operations due to social distancing – and lessons US retailers can learn from them.