As ad blockers gain in popularity, so do the number of work-arounds and the number of questions from Tealium customers about how this affects their installation. In this post I cover the popular ad blockers, how websites are reacting, and most importantly, how Tealium is affected by all of this.
The Tealium community is thrilled to shine its Expert Spotlight on @mitchellt! Mitchell is a Manager of Digital Analytics at ACTIVE Network, and our longest standing Tealium Expert. Keep reading below to get to know Mitchell better.
Tealium is excited to announce that we recently won the 2020 Khoros Community award in the category of All-Ways Connected. We flexed our integration muscles to show how using Tealium on Tealium can improve the customer experience.
Tealium provides an HTTP API endpoint for collecting event data from any location. This means that you can collect data from events that happen in your app or, in the case of Alexa, events that happen in a cloud provider. This example shows an AWS Lambda function used for an Alexa skill that tracks usage of that Alexa skill. Alexa developer tools allow you to create the Lambda function without the traditional AWS setup and permissions.
Last month the community hosted a Support Challenge, where community members were encouraged to answer each other's questions in our product forums. After two weeks of community support and a little bit of rivalry, we have our winner, @tkumar605! Continue reading our Support Challenge Winner Spotlight to learn more about Tarun.
Apple's annual user conference took place in June (for the first time, an entirely virtual event), and among all the exciting announcements about new hardware and apps, was the slightly less exciting, but equally headline-worthy change of direction regarding usage of the IDFA (Identifier for Advertisers - Apple's user-resettable marketing ID). The change essentially means that while it's still technically possible for marketers to access the IDFA, they can only do so with the user's explicit consent, which comes in the form of a mandated (and quite intimidating-looking) "permission to track" modal dialog when the app launches for the first time.
The Tealium community is thrilled to shine its Expert Spotlight on @Jane_PS. Jane is a Senior Associate Data Science and Analytics member of the Publicis Sapient organization, and the author of our latest user blog: Add These 4 Tools to Your QA Tool Kit. Keep reading below and get to know Jane better.
In my last post I spoke about what to do when your QA test goes wrong. As you go through the process of testing your logic for assigning attributes and audiences, one important tool you need for validating end-to-end scenarios is Trace. That said, along the way, I have collected other tools that I rely on to ensure that everything is working as it should.
We, as the greater Tealium Education Training team, frequently get questions regarding our certification process. I will say that, while the path to certification is (intentionally) a challenge, our team is here to help you along the way by providing top notch training and helpful resources along the way. In this post, learn how to become Tealium Product certified.
It’s June! Six months into a year that feels like it has seen brighter days. As always, the Tealium Recruiting team is moving forward - we’ve made several key hires with more on the way and making progress on various initiatives slated for 2020. Nevertheless, it has been impossible to ignore the collective fear and uncertainty we all face in the time of Covid-19.