eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and vice president of content studio Paul Verna discuss Disney's new streaming service and whether its success will last. They then talk about NBCUniversal's Peacock video platform details, an augmented reality contact lens and why esports is coming to Imax.

Many US podcast listeners tune in frequently, and three in 10 daily listeners have bought products based on podcast ads, according to research from CivicScience.

With a robust cache of data in tow and proven success with social, direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands have shifted their focus to more traditional mediums with the hopes of attaining a broader customer base.

Earlier this month, more than 175,000 tech enthusiasts gathered at CES 2020 in Las Vegas for a preview of the world’s most exciting new products. As usual, the exhibit space was chock-full of futuristic, eye-popping innovations, including flying Hyundai Ubers, bionic robot sharks, smart pajamas and zero-gravity bathtubs. But beneath the shiny veneers and seemingly endless hype, tech companies are working quietly to address a growing problem: As AI, the internet of things (IoT) and next-generation connectivity relentlessly creep into everyday life, “tech angst” is at an all-time high.

Strong growth in online sales over the 2019 holiday season propelled the UK retail sector past a milestone. Ecommerce represented 28.2% of all holiday retail sales, surpassing the 25% mark for the first time. Total retail sales for the season amounted to £99.26 billion ($132.33 billion).

Consumers are becoming more cognizant of their spending, some even considering financing high-ticket purchases in an effort to not spend all their money in one transaction.

We estimate that US advertisers will spend almost $9 billion on connected TV ads this year. Tim Sims, senior vice president of inventory partnerships at The Trade Desk, joins host Nicole Perrin to talk trends in programmatic connected TV, audio and more.

The Chinese-owned short-form video app TikTok exploded onto the social media landscape worldwide in 2019, but roadblocks could keep it from rapidly expanding its user base in 2020.

Next year, for the first time, programmatic ad spending on private marketplaces (PMP) will surpass that on open exchanges. PMPs—a subset of real-time bidding (RTB) in which some sort of private deal exists between a publisher or a small group of publishers and select ad buyers—will see double-digit growth throughout the forecast period. Growth in PMP ad spending will outpace that of the open markets by about 3 to 1 in 2020 and beyond.

Three of the most common key performance indicators (KPIs) for email are still open rate, clickthrough rate and click-to-open rate. But figures from email service and marketing technology providers show variations in those KPIs in North America depending on a variety of factors, including geography, industry, seasonality and the types of email messages being sent.

eMarketer was pleased to moderate a Tech-Talk Webinar presentation featuring Josh van Tonder, group manager of product marketing at Adobe. Josh was joined by Steve Schultz, head of marketing technology, and Bill Phillips, applications manager, both at Esri, a geographic information software company. For this Tech-Talk Webinar presentation, they shared how they’re transforming their business based on contextual content.

eMarketer principal analyst Andrew Lipsman and executive editor of the eMarketer Retail Newsletter Rimma Kats share firsthand accounts of the National Retail Federation’s annual trade show, focusing on retail personalization, returns, sustainability and more.

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio Paul Verna talk about what people are watching on Disney+, TikTok's latest "curated content" idea, Hulu's new ad formats, box office records, kids' allowances and more.

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver and junior analyst Lucy Koch discuss one thing that summed up 2019 for each of them, as well as some of their predictions for 2020, focusing on demographics.