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Fast Facts: Amazon & the Movie Industry

Tinsel-town has turned its attention to streaming — Warner Brothers and Discovery have completed a $43B merger and Amazon has snatched up MGM Studios for $8.5B. So, what's the deal? Has streaming completely changed the movie industry forever? Yes, and… The competition is stiffer than

Fast Facts: The Amazon Pet Business

Happy International Pet Month from our furry friends to yours! This year, pet owners aren’t the only ones celebrating… Amazon is showing its animal-love by kicking off May with Pet Day (which was yesterday ICYMI) — the company’s inaugural 24-hour sales event that offers deals and

The Ukrainian flag waves patriotically; read on about how Amazon is responding to Russia's invasion

Amazon’s Response to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

On March 8th, Amazon announced that it would be suspending the majority of its services in both Belarus and the Russian Federation, joining a long list of companies that have taken dramatic measures in light of the egregious invasion of Ukraine. This suspension entails: Denial of retail

for almost a decade amazon has been expanding into the brick-and-mortar grocery business

Fast Facts: The Amazon Grocery Business

Remember 2017? Those simpler, pre-pandemic days with that huge solar eclipse, the (first) $999 iPhone, and when Amazon spent 13.4 Billion dollars to buy Whole Foods… Well, we remember. And with news recently breaking that the grocery arm of the Amazon empire is struggling to gain

Fast Facts: Amazon’s Global Marketplaces

Amazon is one of the largest multinational corporations in the world. Moreover, this last decade has been one of unprecedented success for a company that started as a digital book store. It came as a surprise, then, when it was revealed that Amazon’s app’s global ranking

Amazon’s Response to the Supply Chain Crisis

Undoubtedly, the deluge of headlines about the Supply Chain Crisis has become so all-encompassing that it’s easy for new reports to become lost among the noise. However, for business professionals in the Amazon sphere, Macarta has compiled a complete guide outlining Amazon’s broad form response

Prime Day 2021: Amazon Performance Analysis

According to NBC, “Prime Day sales have historically surpassed those on Black Friday and Cyber Monday”, making Prime Day the largest shopping event of the year. With Prime Day 2021 come and gone, we’re taking a look at the numbers. Overall, our brand partners performed well

Goodbye Bezos, Hello Jassy

Yesterday,  head honcho Jeff Bezos stepped down as CEO and handed over the reins to Andy Jassy, the now former CEO of Amazon Web Services (AWS). It’s the first time ever that Amazon has had a CEO other than Bezos, and the world is watching

Big Things Are Coming for Amazon Audio Ads

Podcasts are becoming mainstream and, as always, Amazon is not one to sleep. Last year, the retail giant acquired popular podcast network Wondery with the ultimate goal of capturing more ad dollars from marketers. With podcast advertising hitting $1 billion in ad sales last year, Amazon

Amazon Posts: 3 New Features You Need to Know

Since the beta launch of Amazon Posts over a year ago, Amazon continuously rolls out new improvements to the platform. We outlined a few of those updates in our post How Amazon Posts Can Boost Brand Awareness, but new and improved features have surfaced. Today,

Amazon Prime x Thursday Night Football

Thursday Night Football games will now be exclusively offered on Amazon Prime Video starting in the fall of 2023. This momentous shift is the first exclusive step by a major sport away from traditional cable TV, which has increasingly relied on sports viewers in the

Amazon Releases Creative Asset Library

Amazon released a new tool within the A+ content builder called the Creative Asset Library. An archive of all A+ images you’ve uploaded in the past, the new feature makes optimizing product listings a whole lot easier. Instead of taking the time to re-upload A+

Amazon Fresh: Diversifying Grocery Business With New Expansion

When it comes to groceries, Amazon’s ambitions are big. Not only does the retail giant own Whole Foods, but it plans to open approximately 100 locations — at least — of Amazon Fresh stores worldwide. Amazon Fresh is Amazon’s grocery chain that offers low price points

The Growth of Amazon’s Fashion Footprint

Amazon’s reputation varies among fashion brands. Knockoffs sold on the site have scared off high-profile brands like Nike; nonetheless, Amazon has become a dominant force in the online apparel space, thanks to new fashion initiatives and tech capabilities. In this blog post, we take a