We’ve all seen headlines for changes Apple and Google are making to privacy policies and tracking technologies as well as the foreboding “death” of the 3rd party cookie. At PMMI Media Group, we have a technical team that keeps up to date on these changes and provides business solutions to ensure that our marketing products will continue to work for our advertisers.
The main idea of these changes is to provide increased privacy to the consumer so that hidden technologies commonly called pixels or cookies are more difficult for marketers to use to “follow” people around the internet. You may have seen this in your own life when you were online shopping for a product, then saw those same or similar products advertised to you on an unrelated site. Many times, these ads drive clicks and purchases, but it has led to a “big brother” fear among consumers.
Apple and Google privacy policies
At PMMI MediaGroup, we will see the same increase as other companies, but since we report on clicks in our emails, our products will not be affected by this update.
Changes to the third-party cookie rules
Google has been saying for years that they will remove the ability to plant third-party cookies to track consumers between websites in their Chrome browser. OnceGoogle does this for Chrome, it is assumed other browsers will follow their lead.An example might be that when someone visits www.packworld.com, we can’t plant a cookie so that the same person is recognizable to us on www.profoodworld.comas they are two different websites.
PMMIAudience Network and pixel tracking
The common theme among all these changes is the desire to increase privacy for all internet users. This means that our ability to place pixels to build and serve audiences off-platform like Facebook and native ads will also change. We have a technical team that keeps up to date on these changes and adjusts how we create our audiences to best serve your content. Since we have Personally IdentifiableInformation (PII) such as email and company name on many of our audiences, these changes can be mitigated as we rely less on pixels than other marketing firms. The elimination of the third-party cookie won’t affect our ability to target our audiences on Facebook and LinkedIn.
Why doing business with a quality B2B media company is more important than ever
In many cases, these new policies are good for consumers, but more challenging for marketers. Audiences will be more difficult to track and serve ads across paid social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn. Working with a quality B2B media company combats most of these concerns because we serve your ads to a qualified, known audience.
Our Facebook audience network campaigns are served to PMMI Media Group’s known, first-party audience and do not rely on these tracking technologies. We have a content team that writes relevant content that builds a direct relationship between PMMI MediaGroup brands and our audiences. In addition, we host one of the largest trade shows in North America, PACK EXPO, and our registrants consist of end-user decision makers and industry professionals where we collect first-party data.