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The European front is buzzing with updates on Meta, and it's not just about GDPR anymore.
Firstly, in an intriguing move to navigate the tricky waters of EU data privacy regulations, Meta is introducing an ad-free subscription model for Instagram and Facebook in Europe. Priced tentatively at 10 euros ($10.49) monthly, this isn’t just about a clutter-free user experience. Instead, it's a strategic maneuver to meet EU regulations while safeguarding their ad revenue lifeline. If you’re accessing via mobile, though, brace for around 13 euros, thanks to Apple's and Google's app store commissions.
But here’s where things get even more interesting: Denmark is keeping a hawk's eye on Meta. The Danish Consumer Council, Forbrugerrådet Tænk, has spotlighted potential GDPR breaches, accusing Meta of not being clear enough about how they use consumers' data, particularly in their “off-Facebook” activity. While Meta faces these privacy headwinds, they've countered with an initiative to ask EU users for direct consent before any ad targeting.
In the grand scheme, the tightrope Meta walks in Europe is emblematic of broader challenges many platforms face. Between Denmark's increasing scrutiny and the proposed ad-free subscriptions, it's clear the landscape is in flux.
For us in the ad world, the message is clear: Stay nimble, stay updated, and always be ready to pivot. As Meta's dance with Europe continues, it's going to influence how we strategize in the ever-evolving digital ad arena.
Mobile Shopping Apps are dominating the market, with a 68% surge in popularity in 2023!
📱Tapcart, the maestro of mobile app creation, helps your brand tap into this lucrative trend, offering a staggering 63% higher conversion rate and 82% more revenue per session compared to online stores.
Consumers crave the fast and convenient checkouts offered by apps!
Ditch expensive SMS and dwindling web traffic. Transform your Shopify store into a conversion magnet with Tapcart! 🛍️
Now’s the perfect moment—consumers are 40% more likely to download an app and opt into push notifications in Q4.
Don’t let your brand fall behind; embrace a mobile-first mindset and sky-rocket your revenue!
🎧 Today on the DTC pod, we explore the captivating journey of Moss Amigos, America's new favorite class pet. A Moss Amigo is a live moss ball in a jar that, in our opinion, makes a pretty dang cute desk pet.
Jared Oliva, co-founder of Moss Amigos, opens up about the brand's inception, its challenges, and the innovative strategies that paved its path to prominence.
From understanding TikTok's dynamic algorithm to the simple addition of a hat that redefined product direction, this episode promises invaluable insights for any marketer in 2023.
Yesterday we talked about personalizing the customer journey, today we’re talking about personalizing your plant pet. 😆
Moss Amigo’s added an accessory line for their product, which upon first glance may seem trivial… But, in the world of branding, where emotion and connection drive consumer decisions, this move was nothing short of genius. 💡
For more on why accessories were a smart branding move, adapting to the TikTok algorithm, and what Jarod would do with an extra $50k, click here to read on or click here to listen to the full episode.
The holiday season is crucial for your profits, with eager shoppers ready to buy and hunting for the best deals.
But what about after the holidays? 🧐
Braze put together six tailored, ready-to-use campaigns designed to not only boost your revenue post-holidays but also convert those one-time shoppers into loyal, repeat customers!
Be the brand shoppers choose time and again.
Here's to unlocking sustained growth and lasting customer loyalty! 🍻
Hot tip: Success on Amazon in Q4 is primarily built in the first three quarters of the year. Why?
You’re building the 3 R’s: Rank, Reviews, and Relevance.
Building up your 3 R’s allows your brand to be in the best possible position to capitalize on the increased traffic when it arrives on Amazon.
So, what should you do during Q4 to maximize your success?
The Pilothouse Amazon team broke it down into four buckets and today we’re covering bucket number one: Promotion strategy.
Promotions on Amazon can be tricky, they’re significantly more limited than what’s possible on the typical DTC/ecommerce side of things.
The three promotion types the team recommends to maximize output on big shopping days?
Ready to dial in your strategy for max Q4 Amazon success this year? Click here for the details, benefits, and considerations for each suggested promo type.
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On Wednesdays, we wear pink. Would you watch a whole movie on TikTok? 👀
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📧 Google is implementing new email regulations for bulk senders from February 2024, mandating authentication, simplified unsubscribing, and compliance with a designated spam threshold to enhance user email experience and minimize unwanted communications.
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🎨 DALL-E 3 is seemingly available via Microsoft's Bing Image Creator, exhibiting superior image and text generation before its official release, eliciting enthusiasm in online digital art communities.
🤑 TikTok is testing a $4.99 monthly ad-free version, exploring new revenue streams amid changing EU privacy regulations and weighing the financial and user experience implications.
Don’t mess with Greg. 😂
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