eMarketer analyst Blake Droesch, principal analyst Jeremy Goldman, and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Peter Vahle discuss whether the Super Bowl delivered, what's fueling Spotify, how the podcast and social media worlds are blurring together, if reducing politics in the News Feed can help Facebook, why the shopping mall might make a comeback, what is the most relaxing song ever (statistically), and more.
Twitter upgrades its Clubhouse competitor Spaces: Twitter's rapid expansion into audio and ability to leverage its already-massive user base could see it become a worthy competitor to the up-and-coming audio social network.
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eMarketer senior analyst Jasmine Enberg and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Nazmul Islam discuss Twitter's stellar Q4 performance and how it managed to close out a terrible 2020 on a high note. They then talk about Snapchat redefining what friendship should mean, TikTok's fate in the Biden administration, and how much Shopify's "Shop Pay" could help boost Facebook and Instagram Shops.
iHeartMedia acquires Triton Digital: The radio giant has acquired Triton’s full slate of audio advertising technology, as US programmatic digital audio spending is set to see rapid growth this year.
US retail and food service sales jumped after last month’s stimulus: In January, sales were up 5.3% over the prior month, to the highest they’ve been since September. The stimulus in March could boost sales again—but they may stall if we don’t see another package after that.
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