US marketers allocated more than $7 billion in digital ad spending to YouTube last year, eMarketer estimates, up 15.1% over 2018 spending levels. That resulted in more than $3.4 billion in net ad revenues for the video-sharing giant, with most of the remainder going to content creators.

eMarketer principal analysts Andrew Lipsman and Nicole Perrin discuss what consumers expect, and don't expect, from advertisements during the pandemic and provide some examples. They then talk about the Amazon and Instacart protest implications, the United Nation's call to creatives and how bad the retail store closures picture could look this year.

The coronavirus pandemic and its effects on the economy have upended media plans. eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom joins host Nicole Perrin to talk about research on what advertisers are doing to respond and which channels are getting hit hardest, as well as what current developments might mean for our next US digital ad spending forecast.

For the first time, we are breaking out direct-to-consumer (D2C) ecommerce sales. We define D2C companies as digitally native brands that started as independent online retailers selling directly to consumers. Our estimates exclude travel and event tickets, payments (such as bill pay, taxes or money transfers), food or drink services, gambling and other vice good sales.

According to our estimates, which were finalized prior to the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent cancellation of major sports programming, US TV ad sales were expected to climb 2.0% this year to $72.00 billion, a significant bump from 2019’s 2.5% year-over-year decline to $70.59 billion.

Mobile ad spending in the US was up 23.0% last year, we estimate, reaching $87.30 billion. That translated to just under two-thirds of all digital ad spending in the country.

Latin America and the Caribbean account for 3.3% of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide (roughly 55,000 people as of April 10, Johns Hopkins University data updated hourly), but businesses and consumers have already started feeling the impact of the virus as governments attempt to contain the pandemic and mitigate potential economic downturns. Here's what you need to know.

eMarketer principal analyst Victoria Petrock discusses how emerging tech innovations like social virtual reality, smart homes and 5G connectivity have shown new promise during the pandemic.

eMarketer research analyst Man-Chung Cheung discusses the latest on the coronavirus pandemic in China. He explores the role of big data in managing the crisis, points out signs of a retail rebound and considers takeaways for the US and Europe.

The Great Recession was a low point in the recorded history of advertising. Total media ad spending declined for two straight years in the US, and digital ad spending even dropped in absolute terms in 2009, the only time that’s ever happened. But most of the buy-side decision-makers surveyed in late March 2020 by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) think the coronavirus pandemic will have an even worse effect on US ad budgets.

Digital media and the spread of misinformation are two topics that often go hand in hand, and as the coronavirus pandemic takes hold in the UK, consumers are turning to tried and tested methods of acquiring necessary information. With a less splintered and partisan than what’s found in the US, organizations like the BBC and other traditional media continue to be the go-to sources of information for UK consumers.

Meal kits are experiencing an uptick in popularity as more people practice social distancing and turn to alternatives to limit their grocery store shopping.

Amid the countless (mostly unpleasant) surprises brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, one development was entirely predictable: the surge in online ordering of groceries and other essential items.

eMarketer research analyst Matteo Ceurvels discusses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in Latin America. He breaks down the latest developments on consumer behavior and business operations in Argentina, Brazil, Peru and more. Watch now in English and Spanish.