An interview with Eric Seufert about Mobile Dev Memo’s new business model, the prospects for streamers building advertising business model, the potential for generative AI in advertising, along with the dangers of relying too much on marketing automation, and whether or not Meta figured out ATT. We also discuss Facebook Shops and Shopify, and the E.U.’s recent fines on Meta.
Shopify-Amazon Follow-Up, Amazon and Pinterest, Meta Shops To Require Native Checkout
Recent announcements from Amazon and Pinterest and Meta with regards to shops show how owning conversion is essential in a post-ATT world.
Shopify Exits Logistics, The Shopify Logistics Side Quest, Whither Buy with Prime
Shopify is getting out of logistics, after a confusing four year journey for both the company and myself; now it has to figure out how to respond to Buy with Prime.
Shopify Earnings, Shopify Audiences, The Shop App
Is Shopify saturating its market for merchants? There are some hints in its earnings. Then, Shopify Audiences is valuable, but Shopify has a margin problem in expanding access, and the Shop App is getting more investment.
An Interview With Instacart CEO Fidji Simo About Big Ambitions
An interview with Instacart CEO Fidji Simo about Instacart and why she believes it is a generational company.
Shopify vs. Buy With Prime, Instagram Shopping, CUDA and China
Shopify kind-of sort-of bans “Buy With Prime”, while Meta changes its e-commerce focus on Instagram. Plus, why the China ban is bad for Nvidia’s CUDA moat.
Apple Earnings, Apple’s New Advertising Slots, Amazon Earnings
Apple and Amazon’s earnings, particularly the color around their advertising, suggests that there is no real replacement for Facebook ads
Google Earnings, YouTube Growth Strategies, Shopify Layoffs and Earnings
Google search continues to be a source of strength, while YouTube’s weakness is likely because of ATT. Meanwhile, Shopify is suffering from mistaken forecasts, even as ATT’s impact becomes clearer.
An Interview With Babylist Founder and CEO Natalie Gordon
An interview with Babylist founder and CEO Natalie Gordon about Babylist’s founding, her growing ambition, and why the company is a shining example of Aggregation Theory in action.
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.