In advance of the upcoming shopping season, this seems to be the week of bizarre stats, from GenZ & TikTok to more than half of people preferring online and bricks shopping. There are also some important updates for PMax campaigns, Chrome and user privacy, some unhelpful commentary from Google on unhelpful content. Dive in to get fully up to speed with these!
This week all manner of excitement unleashed itself on Twitter / X / X-TAFKAT as it rebranded itself in a very janky manner - this will be a case study in future years; Google, FB and others had recession-defying ad revenue increases; TikTok is muscling in on text, Google Ads is pushing us inexorably towards Performance Max campaigns, and I go on a bit of a rant about the idiocy of email open rates. Fun!