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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

Hot Sale 2021: 7 Tips for Success

Hot Sale is right around the corner and it's one of the most important annual events for brands to gain visibility, increase relevance, and boost sales on Amazon. Hot Sale is a 9-day annual event in Mexico where brands across many categories offer discounts and

Prime Day Prep 2021: Promotions & Advertising

Staying current with what's happening on Amazon is always critical, especially around a tentpole event like Prime Day. Set to take place June 21 – 22, Prime Day 2021 is fast approaching. We covered this year’s must-knows and inventory planning in Part 1 and Part

Amazon OTT Advertising: An Ecosystem Built for Sales

“OTT Video users have grown by 100 million in the past year.” Over-the-Top (OTT) advertising is gaining massive traction and Amazon is exponentially accelerating the trend, giving the Big Tech stamp of approval to what was once a counter-cultural movement. As viewers increasingly cut the cord

Mexico & Brazil: Amazon’s Hottest New Markets

Today, we’re catching up with our Director General of LATAM, Carlos Corona, for insight into the Latin American (LATAM) ecommerce landscape, recent Amazon Mexico trends and opportunities, and for an update on our new Macarta Brazil office. Currently, Carlos manages team operations for the Macarta

Amazon DSP: 6 New Features You Need to Know

Amazon’s demand-side platform (DSP) allows advertisers to influence shoppers by programmatically buying ad placements at scale. Displayed across multiple mediums, brands can present their products at the right moment in the consumer purchase journey through specific interest-based audience segments.  Read More: Amazon 101: Understanding the Amazon

Macarta’s 2021 Amazon Trends & Predictions

It’s no secret that 2020 saw big changes in consumer spending. With Covid-19 upending everyday life and confining people to their homes, a massive growth occurred in online spending, landing Amazon with even more market share and sales volume.  As the dust settles into 2021, there’s

How to Create a Video Marketing Strategy for Amazon

You’ve likely seen video content all over Amazon. Product pages, brand stores, search results, and more. So, why is video marketing important?  Amazon is now video-centric. Online customers crave helpful video content, well-made videos boost conversion and page engagement; and Amazon’s search algorithm even prioritizes pages

Turkey 5 2020: Amazon Performance Analysis

Now that the first push of the Holiday season shopping rush has passed, let’s take a look at the 2020 performance data analysis from Turkey 5 (T5). Spanning the 5 days from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday, T5 is a major shopping event. Retailers and e-commerce

Buen Fin Analysis: A Record Breaking 2020

Expectations The tenth edition of Mexico's annual event, Buen Fin, that encourages commerce through promotions and discounts in order to activate the economy has arrived. Due to the global context and the COVID-19 pandemic, Buen Fin generated a duality of expectations. Prior to the event, there was

7 Ways to Master the Holidays on Amazon

We’re well into the holiday season, and while it looks a bit different this year due to Covid-19, our favorite holiday sales events are here to offer a sense of familiarity in a world of great uncertainty. The Turkey 5, coined by Amazon in 2017 to

Combating Counterfeits: Amazon Transparency & Project Zero

Goodbye, fake handbags. Hello, Amazon Transparency and Project Zero (APZ). Third-party sellers account for over half of all sales on Amazon and while most are legitimate products, the rise of counterfeits has been a problem for the platform. Unknowingly purchasing a counterfeit product off of