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Data last updated: 12/21/2021


IMPRESSIONS BY CHANNEL:

Retail media impressions dropped just 2% last week compared to the week before that, indicating that shoppers are still active in the channel. Paid search impressions were down 9% in that same period, while paid social dropped 10% as the shopping season starts to wind down.
CLICKS BY CHANNEL:

Ad clicks for Consumer Goods & Retail advertisers across channels were also down as we reach the end of the holiday season, with paid search clicks down 12% over the previous week, paid social down 9% and retail media down 7%.
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SPENDING BY CHANNEL:

Both the number of clicks on paid search ads and the price of those ads have declined since the weeks of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, leading to total weekly spending being down about a third since its peak. Both retail media and paid social have dropped less since the week of Thanksgiving, and were only down 2% last week compared to the previous week.
RETAIL MEDIA BY CATEGORY:

Spending for retail media ads was still up for some categories, like Hygiene & Toiletries, Beverages and Toys & Games.
PAID SEARCH BY CATEGORY:

Footwear was something of an anomaly for paid search spending by category, with investment increasing 23% over the previous week when nearly every other category was down. Both the Food and Beverages categories outperformed the overall channel in terms of week-over-week spending, which could signal a pivot from gifts to preparing to entertain for the holiday.
PAID SOCIAL BY CATEGORY:

"Other" Home & Garden advertisers continue to push social spending week-over-week, while Sports Gear & Apparel brands have started to wind down spending the most. The Food category here also points to the shift from gifts to entertaining.

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