Description: People are increasingly stressed about the way rising prices are wrecking family budgets, with 50% reporting that they have traded down to a private-label product in the last year. New research from Gartner highlights opportunities for both retailers and the national brands trying to hold onto sales and how chief marketing officers can take advantage of the shifting landscape.
Description: A bill under consideration in Canada would require platforms like Google and Meta to negotiate payments with publishers when they link to their content. In response, Google, which opposes the proposed law, is testing blocking news in a small number of searches.
Description: Experts are split about how much control people will retain over essential decision-making as digital systems and AI spread. They agree that powerful corporate and government authorities will expand the role of AI in people’s daily lives in useful ways. But many worry these systems will diminish individuals’ ability to control their choices
Description: Job cuts are rising at some of the biggest U.S. companies, but others are still scrambling to hire workers, the result of wild swings in consumer priorities since the Covid pandemic began three years ago.
Description: Digital ad costs are rising, the online ad marketplace is becoming more saturated and the way people look for information on the internet is changing, popularizing new ways to search beyond Google. It’s left advertisers thinking about diversifying their search spend away from Google, agency executives say.
Description: Hootsuite says it will eliminate the free tier of its social media management tool next month.The Vancouver-based technology company says the tool, which allows users to browse, manage and schedule social media posts, will come with a fee beginning March 31.
Description: Here’s my hot take on ChatGPT and other AI-assisted writing and editing tools: I know they work, mostly because no one has been able to notice when I am (or when I am not) using them (like right now?). And, if that isn’t the power of helping to create better work (with what feels like a hint of magic), well… I don’t know what is.