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Short video: 2021 holiday insights, audience personas, and best practices

We’ve packed key trends, tips for optimization, and best practices to help you make the most of your advertising this holiday season. In this quick 10-minute video, we’ll also unwrap two consumer personas revealed through Microsoft’s first-party data and advanced analytics capabilities.

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Gain access to a large addressable audience on the platforms they visit regularly

More than a billion people use Microsoft’s extended network for work and personal tasks, including Microsoft News, Bing, Edge, and, and partners AOL, Yahoo, CBS Interactive, Wall Street Journal, and Forbes.


purchased an online product or service in the last week


are under the age of 45


have household income in the top 25%

9 million

unique desktop searchers on the Microsoft Search Network

Connect with shoppers who are ready to engage and transact

Reach people in a task-oriented mindset who have a higher buying power, spend more online, and are more likely to engage with ads to try new offers.

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2021 Festive season predictions and planning guide

Over the last year, consumers have shifted their habits for purchasing goods and services online. This festive season we predict six key moments that will mean more to consumers and advertisers.

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How Crocs became the go-to shoe during the pandemic

“Paid search is one of our highest-performing channels globally. The return we saw through Microsoft Advertising accelerated during this time.”

— Adam Michaels, Chief Digital Officer at Crocs.

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Leading fashion retailer achieves holiday success

The combination of Microsoft Audience Network and Product Audiences, drove a 182% higher ROAS than search alone.

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