The Future of Advertising: Where is it Heading?

Interactive projections with more than 10,000 metrics on market trends and 26% of consumer behavior are showing that the erosion of purchasing power is forcing consumers to make tougher decisions about what and how to buy, especially when it comes to non-essential and wasteful items. Spending on durable goods fell by 3.2% as consumers withdrew from expensive products, such as furniture. To cover costs, consumers are increasingly taking advantage of savings, and the savings rate rose little by little to 5.4% after falling to 5.2% in April, its lowest level in more than a decade. The advertising industry is undergoing major changes as technological advances alter consumer habits and the way in which marketers reach people. This week, even the most powerful companies looked at least somewhat vulnerable after publishing their latest earnings results.

Facebook wasn't the only platform that was hit hard; Snap said it would not meet its revenue targets for the second quarter, causing the shares of other social media giants that rely on advertising to fall. This announcement had a ripple effect of layoffs, the freezing of hiring and the abandonment of new projects across the industry. ATT has stated that all applications distributed through the App Store must ask users to subscribe and allow advertisers to track them on other sites or applications. Advertisers who intend to attract the younger generation of consumers should remember that the requirements for capturing their attention will be completely different. As part of a smooth user experience, displaying ads in an environment that generates negative associations is something that all advertisers actively try to avoid. The Forbes Agency Council is an invite-only community accessible to executives from successful public relations, media strategy, creativity and advertising agencies.

As a result, the search for precision in targeted advertising has gradually led to the abandonment of all respect for user privacy. Some of the most popular advertising agencies in the world are no longer dedicated to traditional advertising at all; they organize events, organize sponsorships, open “pop-up retail stores”, insert advertising in video games, produce videos to take advantage of viral or popular online distribution and include spokespersons in everyday life. This is, perhaps, the most native form of advertising, which focuses on matching ads to the current topic rather than browsing history and habits. However, at the same time, advertising and public relations continued to lose 2,400 jobs according to the U. S.

Bureau of Labor Statistics. These trends have driven new agencies specializing in digital advertising and have led to a wave of agreements and investments in advertising technology companies. The hype of the metaverse has caused advertisers and their agencies to seize the opportunity to market to people while interacting in virtual spaces. The future of advertising depends largely on the younger audience, and so far it seems that video ads are in high demand due to their watching hundreds of hours of episodes and movies in streaming during the pandemic without traditional advertising. Here's a summary of Insider's coverage of how these trends are shaking up major advertising players including WPP, Omnicom, Google and Amazon. For example, choosing in-app mobile advertising and direct partnerships should provide better results than interstitial advertising.

Embodied in the 30-second television commercial, it is a concept that reflects what advertising was designed for in the past and why customers today do everything possible to block it, skip it, eliminate it or move quickly to overcome it. According to Statista, 68% of marketers in the United States are familiar with contextual advertising. This is due to its ability to match ads with current topics rather than browsing history or habits. As such, this type of marketing has become increasingly popular among advertisers who want to reach their target audience more effectively. In conclusion, it is clear that technology has changed how advertisers reach their target audience and how consumers interact with ads. The future of advertising will depend on how well advertisers can adapt their strategies to meet changing consumer needs while respecting user privacy.

Patti Goldenman
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