eMarketer’s very own gamers, corporate account manager Brandon Galindo and sales executive Michael Bruckenthal, explain what happened at the Fortnite World Cup. What did the esports competition look like, how much did competitors win and how do parents feel about their kids participating? Then vice president of content studio Paul Verna, discusses updates to Spotify’s new Ad Studio, Walmart’s latest driverless delivery partnership and why DoorDash bought Caviar.

Consumers can be super picky about shopping. Some will spend hours looking for the right deal, only to back out at the last-minute because of shipping costs. Others won’t consider a product unless it’s accumulated enough positive ratings and reviews—or unless their closest confidants personally recommend it.

The programmatic ad supply chain can be opaque, making it difficult for buy- and sell-side platforms to quantify how much money is being paid to vendors. Our new estimates on programmatic fees may shed some light for advertisers and publishers on how much share of all nonsocial programmatic display ad spending is going to fees.

Whether it’s podcasts or streaming radio and music, the US population is spending more of its time with digital audio.

eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin and head of content studio Paul Verna discuss the Department of Justice’s new antitrust review, why consumers only consider a few brands, NBCUniversal’s streaming service launch date and Microsoft's Cortana.

We expect a shift in US digital ad spending next year, as economic factors weigh on certain industries. In 2020, financial services will displace the auto sector, while travel will surpass consumer packaged goods (CPG).

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver discusses the oft-forgotten Generation X. He also explains the implications of the rise of the Hispanic population in the US and why email still rules conversational marketing.

eMarketer junior forecasting analyst Nazmul Islam breaks down TV’s share of the total video ad market in Canada and why budgets are flowing to competitors like YouTube and Instagram. Watch now.

Boris Johnson, who was sworn in as the new British prime minister last week, declared early on that the UK will leave the EU by October 31. The divisive topic has already claimed two prime ministers and on the surface, there’s a tone of certainty about Johnson’s plans: He has filled his cabinet with Brexiteers, and he’s adamant that a no-deal Brexit will be the default option for “Brexit Day v2” should negotiations with the EU come to nothing.

eMarketer forecasting director Shelleen Shum explores our adjusted numbers for mobile’s share within programmatic and the influence of social networks and private marketplaces in the US. Watch now.

The short-form video app TikTok has become immensely popular among a new generation of video creators and their fans, leading some to believe that it could eventually dethrone YouTube as the preeminent platform for up-and-coming video creators.

eMarketer forecasting director Shelleen Shum explores our numbers for UK podcast listeners and reasons why adoption is slow. Watch now.

In 2019, US retail search ad spend will increase 22.5% to $13.12 billion. Retail search spend is bolstered by Google Shopping ads and lower-funnel ads that are essential for driving ecommerce.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom walks us through the current cord-cutting climate, explains why CBS is suing Locast and what Dish has been up to. Vice president of content studio Paul Verna joins the discussion to chat about streaming service password sharing, a new Facebook TV video-calling device, Spotify Q2 results and more.

eMarketer analysts discuss our digital ad spend by industry forecasts, exploring verticals such as automotive, CPG, financial services, healthcare and pharmaceutical, travel and retail.

eMarketer senior forecasting analyst Oscar Orozco shares our numbers for traditional pay TV and the impact of on-demand streaming services like Netflix and Amazon. Watch now.

Amazon Prime Day serves as the unofficial kickoff to the back-to-school shopping season, and spending on back-to-school items is expected to reach $26.2 billion in 2019, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).

The back-to-school shopping season is shifting from late- to midsummer, driven largely by events like Amazon Prime Day. Leveraging this change, online retailer Zulily is employing a mobile-focused strategy that pushes consumers to purchase all summer long.

eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson and senior analyst Jasmine Engberg discuss key takeaways from Facebook’s and Twitter’s Q2 earnings. They also chat about the new Facebook antitrust probe, what impact hiding likes will have for Instagram and what people think of Facebook’s new Libra cryptocurrency.

eMarketer principal analysts Nicole Perrin and Andrew Lipsman, along with senior forecasting director Monica Peart, discuss Q2 results for Amazon and Google. They also chat about Equifax's $700 million fine, Amazon delivering packages to your trunk and interesting findings from Prime Day.