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Media Impact Report #13 | COVID-19 Pandemic Advertising Ecosystem Impact

In this edition, we report on linear TV viewership arriving back at pre-pandemic levels, the return of entertainment productions and sports leagues with new safety protocols in place, and how brands have benefitted historically by using consistent and relevant messaging during an economic downturn. 

Media Impact Report #12 | COVID-19 Pandemic Advertising Ecosystem Impact

In this edition, we explore the new shopping updates by Google and Facebook, the reemergence of sports programming, and the leveling off of television viewership overall as Americans become more mobile.

Media Impact Report #11 | COVID-19 Pandemic Advertising Ecosystem Impact

In this edition, we unpack the accelerating trend in "Buy Online, Pick Up In Store" (BOPIS), while our buyers' Upfronts coverage reveals how network groups are trying to be more flexible in how they sell media, and we explore new opportunities to leverage insights to increase relevancy of messages.

Now Is The Time To Grow Your DTC Business

Businesses of every size are feeling disruption due to the coronavirus pandemic. Just because physical retail sales have come to a halt, that doesn’t mean the same for direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales. Rain CEO + Co-Founder Michelle Cardinal explains why now is the time to grow a DTC business, and she gives four tips to help do that.