Chicago – August 5, 2020 – Centro(https://www.centro.net), a global provider of advertising technology, announced transparency requirements that bridge the relationship between programmatic marketers and publishers. Now, advertising exchanges and advertising networks that want ad spend from Centro will need to implement sellers.json and SupplyChain Object. Centro will block ad intermediaries that do not comply. Centro is also setting a ‘two-hop’ limit, whereby its demand side platform (DSP) will accept an impression only when an exchange works with a publisher directly, or when an exchange works with an ad monetization intermediary that works with the publisher directly. Centro’s efforts to create more direct supply paths have led to recent integrations with supply partners Connatix, ENGINE Media Exchange (EMX), IronSource, Mediavine, and Unity.
The immediate impact of COVID-19 on Gen Z and Millennials
LIFE INTERRUPTED: COVID-19 on Gen Z and Millennials
COVID-19 is already emerging as the defining event for today’s Gen Zs and Millennials. Cassandra, ENGINE’s youth & culture experts leveraged their knowledge of these generations to take the long view into how Covid-19 will impact Gen Z & Millennials, their values, their behaviors, and even how culture moves forward and evolves from this.
At ENGINE, we have the real-time pulse of the consumer, today, and always. Throughout this pandemic we will be offering insights from identifying important data points and trends from the voice of the consumer to generational insights like this one that peel back the layers of isolation and illustrate the mindset of the youth.
These CASSANDRA Collective insights were gathered during this past week.
At ENGINE, we are keeping the pulse of the people during the COVID-19 pandemic, and will be regularly checking in on our CASSANDRA teams insights into the youth of today & the leaders of tomorrow. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or to inquire about custom research or the full Special Edition collective findings.
As cultural strategists and business intelligence experts, we anticipate consumer-driven market shifts by understanding trendsetting young people. Our work anticipates these shifts so companies are primed for what’s happening now and next, and prepare brands for the future.
For nearly 20 years (before “Millennials” became a buzzword), Cassandra has worked with brands to tap into young consumer mindsets that hold the keys to their future. And now, backed by data-driven marketing powerhouse, Engine Group, our impact is greater than ever.
We Anticipate Industry Shifts
We understand that unmatched foresight uncovers new opportunities and keeps brands at the cusp of innovation. Through our scientific approach, we analyze young consumers and trendsetters to quantify where change is actually happening in the marketplace.
We See Tomorrow®
With constantly shifting, ever-evolving, and fracturing attitudes and values of young consumers, simply keeping up is not enough. Adapting to trends as they come leaves companies too focused on now and not what’s next. At Cassandra, we empower our clients to know when change is coming, what it is, how young people are adapting, and what brands should do about it. We believe that to understand youth is to See Tomorrow.
The Cassandra team recently hosted a webinar with The Infatuation, a resource for restaurant reviews and guides, “The Eternal City: Gen Z, Millennials and the Future of Urban Living,” where we examined trends among urban Gen Z and Millennials. What are their attitudes around urban living in the future, where are they rethinking their daily lives, and how will they lead us out to a future “normal”?
It’s almost the middle of summer, a time when Americans are traditionally on their annual summer vacation, planning to go on vacation, or have recently come back from one. But with COVID-19 have Americans changed their summer vacation and travel plans? According to the ENGINE Insights Summer Vacation survey, 41% of Americans have cancelled their summer vacations due to COVID-19, 19% have postponed them, and only 7% have gone or plan to go on a vacation this summer.