30-second summary: Following the passage of landmark consumer privacy laws, Google announced its intention to phase out third-party cookies by 2022 Businesses that rely on these cookies for granular consumer data are now forced to rethink their strategies for accurate audience targeting Some businesses are turning to publisher walled gardens, while others are leaning more into contextual advertising Coegi’s Sean Cotton explores the challenges and opportunities marketers face in the absence of third-party cookies, as well as viable alternatives they can use to keep audience targeting on point Following the passage of landmark consumer privacy laws, Google officially announced its intention to phase out third-party cookies on Chrome browsers by next year. This is certainly a victory for the conscious consumer wary of selling data to advertisers, but it’s also one that might leave businesses scrambling when the cookie jar disappears.
30-second summary: The pandemic has caused major shifts in the way that advertisers operate, making it more critical than ever to be able to prove ROI and make every ad dollar count The inability to track reach and frequency is one of the biggest problems with cross-platform ad measurement that marketers face As marketers enter the new year, they will need to have measurement solutions in place that account for cross-channel, cookieless, privacy, and walled gardens Early adopters of cross-channel measurement, truly cookieless solutions, privacy, and consumer-centric policies, and data collaboration will gain insights needed to ensure future success Marketers have faced an incredible number of challenges over the past year. The demise of third-party cookies, the loss of device identifiers, and evolving privacy regulations have forced the industry to come up with new solutions for identity. With consumer behavior shifting rapidly and market volatility expected to continue this year, proving ROI with accurate measurement will be more important than ever
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Cross-channel and cookieless: How measurement will evolve in 2021
30-second summary: Google’s market-leading Chrome browser utilizes a signed-in Google account, and Facebook requires personal logins to access its ubiquitous platform. Marketers who wanted to reach consumers efficiently outside of the walled gardens have long relied on the third-party tracking cookie. Now Google has announced that they will phase out third-party tracking cookies in Chrome, and the industry has been in a panic
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The promising post-cookie world
Google’s planned cross-site tracking changes for Chrome are far from earth-shattering, and with a few safety checks, you should be good to go.