The European Commission closes on a ruling that makes sense for Apple’s App Store, and Snap launches their own OpenAI-powered chat bot
The Four Horsemen of the Tech Recession
Tech is increasingly divorced from the real economy thanks to the COVID hangover and Apple’s App Tracking Transparency
Snap Earnings, What Spiegel Wouldn’t Say, Snap’s Direct Sales Reset
Snap’s earnings were bad, and even worse when you dig into the details. It appears the company is back to the basics of ad selling (and that’s not great for Elon Musk).
An Interview With Eric Seufert About the Future of Digital Advertising
An interview with Eric Seufert about Apple’s big overhaul of SKAdNetwork, speculating about a possible Apple Ad Network, and why we’re both optimistic about Meta’s outlook. In addition, we discuss Snap’s disastrous year, and the Unity-ironSource-AppLovin acquisition drama.
Three Trends Follow-Up, The Question of “Cool”, TikTok and the Sinicization of the Internet
Follow-up on Instagram, TikTok, and the Three Trends, including questioning the “cool” thesis of social networks, and why China’s Internet vision is winning.
Snap Earnings, Instagram Versus the Kardashians
Snap’s earnings were bad on the surface, and worse in the details; there may, though, be some good news for Meta, both in terms of advertising and also the evolution of Instagram.
Snap Revenue Warning, Snap’s Direct Response Bifurcation, Broader Takeaways
Snap’s revenue warning, and a closer examination of past earnings, point to a business that is much more driven by brand advertising than it is by direct response
An Interview with Eric Seufert About the Post-ATT Landscape
An interview with Eric Seufert about the post-ATT landscape, including Facebook, Shopify, Google, YouTube, Apple, and the future of ad agencies.
An Interview with Eric Seufert about the Impact of ATT
An interview with Eric Seufert about the impact of ATT and the future of advertising, Apple, and Facebook.
Snap Earnings, Attribution and Targeting, The Supply Chain
Snap’s earnings show how the inability to measure attribution makes it hard to target ads; the big question is what this means for Facebook.