What is Cookieless Future? - [Ads in a Cookieless World]
What is Cookieless Future? - [Advertising in a Cookieless World]:
Are you curious as to how cookieless marketing and advertising will develop in the future?
The world of digital marketing is constantly evolving, and the announcement that Google will be phasing out third-party cookies in their Chrome browser by 2024 has caused a lot of speculation about how this will impact the online advertising industry.
“Despite deadlines to phase out third party cookies being postponed yet again, marketers are pivoting to zero- and first-party data” – Salesforce Research [State of Marketing, 8th Edition, 2022]
Advertising in a Cookieless World:
So, how will ads change with cookieless marketing?
First, let's define what we mean by "cookieless marketing." Cookies are small bits of data that websites and advertisers use to track user behavior and interests online.
Third-party cookies are often used for targeted advertising, allowing advertisers to show ads to users based on their browsing history and online activity.
Cookieless marketing simply means finding alternative ways to target and track users without relying on third-party cookies.
So, how will this affect ads? Well, it's likely that without third-party cookies, advertisers will need to rely more heavily on first-party data—that is, data that they collect directly from their own website or app.
This could include things like user preferences, purchase history, and other behavioral data. Advertisers may also need to collaborate more closely with publishers to gather data and target ads effectively.
“First-party data strategies have become increasingly valuable as marketers prepare for the looming end to third-party cookies” - MARKETING DIVE
Types of Party Data for Marketing and Advertising:
One potential benefit of cookieless marketing is improved privacy for users. Many people are uncomfortable with the idea of being tracked online, and eliminating third-party cookies could help alleviate some of these concerns.
Of course, advertisers will still need to ensure that they are transparent about how they collect and use data and that they are following all relevant privacy regulations.
“As Apple, Google, and others restrict the use of third-party cookies, marketers are increasingly relying on known digital identities such as email addresses and social IDs, as well as transactional data and declared interests and preferences” – Salesforce’s Digital Trends Report
Another potential impact of cookieless marketing is that it may level the playing field somewhat between large and small advertisers.
Without the ability to rely on third-party cookies for targeting, even small businesses may be able to compete with larger brands by focusing on building strong first-party data sets and also creating high-quality content that resonates with their target audience.
Other actions to address cookieless marketing are providing information-sharing incentives for customers, creating second-party data-sharing agreements, investing in new technologies, and reducing internal marketing data silos.
“2023 won’t be the year that cookies disappear for good, but it will be the year that marketers spend time thinking about how to find an alternative to uncover similar audience insights and campaign measurement” - 2023 Marketing Guide Report by Meltwater
Marketing in a Cookieless World:
Here is how marketers gear up for a cookieless future:
Therefore, the shift towards cookieless marketing is likely to be a significant one for the digital advertising industry.
While there may be some initial challenges as advertisers adjust their strategies, there are also opportunities for innovation and growth.
Ultimately, the companies or businesses that are able to adapt and evolve in this new digital marketing landscape will be the ones that succeed.
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