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Targeting Fans is Getting Harder Using Social Media Networks

Targeting fans is getting harder using social media networks. On one side, there’s an inherent desire among individuals for stringent privacy controls, a safeguarding of personal data from the prying eyes of corporations and potential misuse. On the flip side, businesses and marketers crave the ability to target potential customers using third-party data, aiming for precision in their campaigns and a deeper understanding of consumer behavior. This dichotomy presents a complex challenge, as the tug-of-war between personal privacy and business needs intensifies. As global trends indicate, privacy regulations will only tighten in the coming years. Recognizing this, it becomes imperative for businesses to act now, gathering first-party data directly from fans and followers. This proactive approach not only ensures compliance with evolving privacy norms but also places businesses in the driver’s seat, granting them control over their data and, by extension, their future.

The Challenge of Third-Party Cookies

The introduction of GDPR in Europe in 2018 and Apple’s App Tracking Transparency (ATT) in 2021 already posed significant challenges to marketers. The latest threat comes from Google’s decision to phase out third-party cookies in its Chrome browser. This decision, after several delays, is now final and will be implemented next year.

Key Points from The Drum:

  • Universal Impact: The widespread use of Chrome means that its decision will have a universal impact, leading to uncertainty and confusion.
  • Heavy Reliance: A study from Adobe revealed that up to three-quarters of marketers are still “heavily” reliant on third-party cookies.
  • Financial Impact: Brands that continue to rely on cookie tracking in Chrome could see a potential loss of $1.5tn in value.

Why provides the Solution

In the face of these challenges, we at emerge as a beacon of hope for brands looking to engage with their fans effectively.

Benefits of

  • First-Party Data: Unlike third-party data, which is collected without direct interaction with users, first-party data is gathered directly from your audience. This ensures more accurate and relevant insights.
  • Direct to Fan Engagement: With a direct-to-fan engagement strategy, brands can foster a more personal and meaningful relationship with their fans.
  • Privacy Compliant: Our platform respects user privacy, ensuring that brands remain compliant with evolving privacy laws.

The Importance of Acting Now

Time is of the Essence: With the imminent phasing out of third-party cookies, brands that delay integrating fan engagement platforms risk being left behind.

First-Party Data is King: In a world where third-party data is becoming obsolete, first-party data emerges as the gold standard. It offers brands a deeper understanding of their audience, enabling more targeted and effective engagement strategies. Your Brand’s Engagement Home

Our community engagement platform is designed to let brands connect directly with their audience. Whether you’re a musician, sports team, church, or brand, we help you get closer to your followers by building stronger connections through personalized communication, community, and content. By owning your social communication channel, you’re in control, ensuring your brand doesn’t get lost in the crowd.

Key Features of

  • Personalized Communication: Establish deeper relationships with customers, followers, or members.
  • Drive Revenue Growth: Increase earnings by selling merchandise and promoting events to your audience.
  • Retain Brand Control: Create and control a branded platform while retaining data and brand control throughout the user experience.
  • Valuable Insights: Understand audience behavior and preferences to improve engagement and sales opportunities.


The challenges posed by privacy laws and the decline of third-party cookies are undeniable. However, with, brands have the opportunity to not only navigate these challenges but to thrive. By leveraging first-party data and adopting a direct-to-fan engagement strategy, brands can foster deeper connections with their fans and ensure continued success in the digital age.