From the economic effects and catastrophic loss of life brought on by the pandemic to the growing climate emergency, 2020 was year many would want to forget. But beyond the tragedy and uncertainly there were many positive stories of unity against adversity – and the digital marketing sector was no different. We take a month-by-month look back at how advertisers and tech giants alike adapted to a year like no other.
As Black Friday looms ever closer with less than two weeks to go, more than half (52%) of US shoppers believe physical stores should close this Black Friday, citing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.
Fashion brand Gap has deleted a tweet about the US presidential election after it sparked criticism on social media.
Despite trailing Donald Trump’s campaign website in Google search visibility for many months, in recent weeks Biden’s site joebiden.com has improved its organic search performance while donaldjtrump.com has nosedived according to new research.
Donald Trump says he has given his “blessing” to a proposed deal that could prevent TikTok from being banned in the US, that will see the video-sharing app partnering with Oracle.
Burger King’s Moldy Whopper and the adaptable typeface Universal Sans were among the top winners at this year’s D&AD awards.
US tech firm Oracle has confirmed that TikTok’s owner has formally proposed it become a “trusted technology partner” to the video-sharing app.
Facebook has announced that it will not take on any new political ads in the seven days prior to the US election in November, but will still allow existing ads to continue to be promoted and targeted at different users.
Walmart has teamed up with Microsoft in their bid to buy TikTok, as the bidding war for the social video sharing app heats up in the US.
US President Donald Trump has said tech giant Oracle would be “a great company” to take over TikTok’s US operations.
With less than 80 days to go until US Election Day, NBC News has launched Plan Your Vote, an interactive tool, which encourages Americans to plan out when and how they will vote this year.
Digital and mobile ad spend in the US will grow modest amount in 2020, even as the pandemic cause overall ad spend to plunge $16.4bn, according to new research.
Microsoft is reportedly in talks to buy controversial video sharing app TikTok, as US president Donald Trump threatens to ban the platform in the US.
Tech titans vs. US Congress: Zuckerberg, Cook, Pichai and Bezos face blockbuster grilling over digital monopoly
Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon bosses have appeared virtually together at a US hearing, grilled over having ‘too much power’.
A blockbuster antitrust hearing featuring CEOs from four of the biggest tech companies in the world has been postponed.
Instagram has launched the next stage of its on-platform ecommerce experience with a new ‘Shop’ section in the Explore tab, showcasing a range of personalised items within a single buyable feed.
Consumers continued to move more of their shopping online, with June generating a record $73.2bn in total spend, up 76.2% on last year, according to new research.
Burger King has turned a viral video featuring a smart car ‘stopping’ at one of its restaurants into a social media ad campaign.
A Google Japan advert is the most emotionally engaging Coronavirus campaign in the world, according to new research.
TikTok usage has more than doubled its number of users since the COVID-19 outbreak, with one-third of 15-25-year-olds in western markets are using the social media newcomer.