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With connected TV ad spend expected to hit $10.8 billion by the end of 2020 and balloon to $13 billion by 2021, the CTV space is undoubtedly having a growth spurt. But that acceleration comes with growing pains — and they are being felt by people on all sides of the industry, Adweek reports. Read more

H-E-B earned the top score among supermarkets in pharmacy customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Pharmacy Study, even as the grocery store channel saw its satisfaction rating decline from a year ago. Read more

ADVERTISER NEWS

    Strong sales of high-end Porsches and Audis are limiting the damage the global chip shortage is doing to Volkswagen, leading Europe's biggest carmaker to raise its profitability outlook for the year. VW lifted its forecast operating return on sales for the second time this year, to 6% to 7.5%, thanks to booming demand for premium and high-spec models. Read more

    NETWORK NEWS

      All that shines eventually loses its luster and viewership for NBC's coverage of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is no exception. Wednesday evening continued a downward trend in primetime ratings for the global sporting event on NBC, airing to 12.5 million viewers and earning a 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demo, per overnight numbers. Viewership fell 16% in viewers and six tenths in rating from Tuesday (3.5, 14.9 million). Read more