Member Brief: The Case for Consideration

In the direct to consumer era, “last-click attribution” has overshadowed all marketing reason. With spend shifting to the bottom of the funnel: Facebook, Google, and now Amazon (FGA) are able to draft off of the contributions of top-funnel marketing channels. In turn, FGA is able to charge premiums for the tangible data that they can provide retailers. As a result, many brands miss the opportunity to reach customers more efficiently. Retail is overwhelmingly ignoring the middle of the funnel.

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Member Brief No 12: A Physical $SHOP

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This past weekend, Shopify concluded their annual Unite event. The concept of hardware and software as tools to enable an aging physical retail industry was the topic. And it took center stage for the the 16,000+ partners in attendance. Shopify has a tremendous opportunity to elevate existing independent vendors to new heights with these new tools and omni-channel innovations. But more importantly, they are building products to address the needs of independent retailers and service providers who have yet to enter the market. Shopify’s solutions were simple and elegant.

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Member Brief No. 10: Acquisition Targets

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This is another important moment in digital that will fly under the radar. Despite relatively minimal coverage and discussion around this acquisition, it marks a pivotal shift in publisher economics–one that serves as a central thesis of 2PM:

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