Common themes we saw emerge in the 2021 Newfronts, commonly known as the digital version of the Upfronts, included a massive focus on streaming content and many partners expanding out their own unique platform offerings through new ad units and integrations with creators and original content. The Newfronts built on a lot of the themes we saw last year, with more advanced offerings being developed as consumers continue to move to digital channels for their media consumption.
Insights & Updates
In this edition: Our media team provides full recaps of the 2021 NewFronts ("the UpFronts for digital media") and the Podcast Upfronts. Plus, an update on the impact of Apple's iOS 14.5 rollout.
In this edition: iOS 14.5 is scheduled to launch the week of April 26. Along with new features, Apple will require permission to track users. Linear TV viewership continues its slump, but the biggest drops are coming from major tent pole events. The explosion of new OTT services including Paramount+ and Discovery+ are filling the gap of Linear TV.
In this edition: Linear TV is in high demand, so advertisers need to plan ahead and secure inventory in advance. The Upfronts will continue through May, virtually. Consumer privacy updates are impacting platform targeting, tracking and measurement