eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver and Nicole Perrin join vice president of content studio Paul Verna to discuss the upcoming California Consumer Privacy Act, as well as how your TV might be watching you, this year’s Emmys, Google’s recent privacy changes and more.

It’s now been more than a year since TikTok launched in the US, and in that short period, the Chinese-owned video app has capitalized on the viral nature of its platform by partnering with a number of brands and slowly unveiling a slew of advertising capabilities.

Creators are all over the news, but are they different from influencers? While it’s easy to say yes, it’s hard to say why. For our latest report, “Video Ads in Social Media 2019,” we explored how the two are differentiated.

We recently sat down with retailers, including Natori, Article and Knix, to discuss their current marketing efforts and how they define digital transformation. Previously, we dug into the marketing channels they rely on most and the challenges they face with measurement. In today’s “Industry Voices: A Focus on Retail” video, we delve into the first-party data they’ve collected—and whether they need more.

eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin hosts a new “Behind the Numbers” show called “The Ad Platform,” a platform to discuss all things advertising. In the first episode, Perrin sits with vice president of forecasting Monica Peart and forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom to discuss US digital advertisers’ budgets. Consolidation is the name of the game as publishers continue to devote dollars to the duopoly and the new behemoth in town.

eMarketer principal analysts Andrew Lipsman and Nicole Perrin discuss a recent report from The Wall Street Journal indicating that Amazon tweaked its algorithm to favor profitable, Amazon-branded products, the significance of consumers scaling back spending post-summer sales, Americans’ thoughts on meal kits and more.

eMarketer junior analyst Blake Droesch explains Facebook’s mass app removal, new ad initiatives and hiding likes. He also discusses Twitter’s controversial “hide replies” feature, Snapchat increasing the length of video ads and more.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom compares our forecasts of Amazon Fire TV and Roku users in the US.

We recently sat down with several retailers, including Thinx, Enjoy Life Foods and Article, to discuss their current marketing efforts, their thoughts on first-party data and how they define digital transformation. Last week, we dug into the marketing channels they rely on. In today’s “Industry Voices: A Focus on Retail” video, we delve into the role that measurement plays in their ongoing efforts.

As part of an upcoming series of reports on video trends across the world, we published new India forecasts for digital video viewers, subscription over-the-top users, Netflix viewers, and YouTube viewers.

eMarketer forecasting director Shelleen Shum explores our usage estimates for Tencent’s WeChat and what’s keeping the mobile messaging app on top.

eMarketer principal analyst Victoria Petrock explains what life will look like when voice assistants are everywhere: How will driving to work change? How will retailers and advertisers communicate with you? How would you like the voice of Samuel L. Jackson telling you what you have planned for the day?

Though most are loath to admit it, retailers already make extensive, behind-the-scenes use of biometrics to track employees, nab shoplifters and improve store security.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom shares our recent forecast adjustments for digital travel sales in Japan and South Korea, including the reasons behind the faster-than-expected growth.

eMarketer vice president of forecasting Monica Peart discusses our usage estimates for mobile messaging in Mexico and what’s behind WhatsApp’s appeal.

For US Hispanics, optimism and the idealization of the American Dream are driving an uptick in homeownership, and as more Hispanics become homeowners, their purchase power and net wealth are poised to increase. But they’re not up to speed with the rest of the US economy … yet.

While conventional marketing thinking says that customers prefer personalized marketing experiences and are willing to share more personal data to get that, but new research shows that it may not.

More direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands are moving away from their digitally native foundations and experimenting with physical retail locations in the form of pop-ups, showrooms or fully fledged brick-and-mortar stores.

Ad blocking and avoidance have their most immediate effects on publishers that miss out on ad revenues they would otherwise have received from serving content to ad blocking users. Ad avoidance is just one of the reasons the average non-walled-garden publisher is struggling with ad-based monetization, and alternative revenue strategies have been gaining importance in recent years.

Social media has become a hub of influence on many consumers’ shopping. Boomers, though, have been wary of this, whether via ads, postings by fellow consumers or the cajolery of “influencers.”