More people than ever in the US are spending time with digital audio, leading to growing advertising opportunities. To properly communicate with audiences, advertisers should make sure the right creatives are used with the right audio formats. Otherwise, they run the risk of annoying or alienating their audiences.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom discusses our latest retail ecommerce figures for Southeast Asia and how its market dynamics differ from those in the US.

Germany’s auto industry is central to the economy of the country and the region. But because of macroeconomic trends—like the volatility of the US-China trade negotiations and US President Donald Trump’s mixed trade signals on German cars—the automotive sector in Germany is underspending on ads compared with other industries. The medium-term prognosis remains uncertain.

eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin explains whether Facebook’s updated political advertising rules can sufficiently combat misinformation ahead of the next election cycle. She also discusses Fitbit’s new subscription services, a paper about radicalization on YouTube and a new Google Maps feature that lets users pair transit directions with biking and ride-sharing options.

In yet another sign that online reviews can make or break the path to purchase, June 2019 research from Trustpilot found that consumers would lose trust in a brand not only if they saw negative reviews—but also if the brand went one step further and deleted them.

Indian consumers pay some of the lowest rates for mobile data in the world, which has led to massive increase in digital viewership penetration among internet users. Our newly revised forecast estimates show that there was higher than expected growth in subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) users in India over the last several years, with the rate of growth moderating after an initial massive wave of Indians coming online.

Early in the digital era, Hispanics lagged significantly in internet access, but that’s changed mainly due to smartphone adoption. These days, Hispanics are avid users of social media and digital video—though they do lag behind in having home broadband.

eMarketer forecasting director Shelleen Shum shares our readjusted estimates for UK internet users who will deploy ad blockers between 2019 and 2021.

Driven by gains in education and greater access to financial resources, the estimated buying power of US Hispanics is poised for growth, but Hispanic consumers and their shopping habits are often misunderstood or overlooked by marketers.

Marketers have long grappled with how to best leverage the data they’ve collected. It’s certainly a challenge as data fuels nearly all of their marketing efforts—including personalization, audience segmentation and targeting.

eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson and junior analyst Blake Droesch explain whether Americans want a social app geared toward close friends. Then, forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom discusses whether the Disney+ bundle can lure sports viewers from cable, breaks down whether Waymo’s robot taxi improvements outweigh rider complaints and more.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom explains why our projections for Apple TV users are well below rivals Roku and Amazon Fire TV.

eMarketer principal analysts Nicole Perrin and Mark Dolliver discuss Uber’s plans to be the go-to transport hub, four ideas on how to rein in big tech, the changing motivations for watching the NFL and which types of ads are mostly likely to influence purchasing decisions.

eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin discusses Facebook’s plan to give publishers more curation control over how their articles look on the platform. She also talks about the implications of letting Yelp users personalize their homepage experience and how effective the BBC’s new voice assistant can be in a competitive digital market.