eMarketer vice president of forecasting Monica Peart elucidates the reasons behind Netflix’s success in Mexico.

eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver and Nicole Perrin join vice president of content studio Paul Verna to discuss Airbnb’s upcoming IPO, Facebook’s acquisition of “mind-reading wristband” company CTRL-labs, highlights from New York Advertising Week 2019 and more.

eMarketer forecasting director Shelleen Shum explains why India has the world’s largest WhatsApp user base.

Retailers rely on a variety of marketing channels to engage customers. But identifying the most effective channels is a process, which requires establishing clear objectives and key performance indicators.

Although not strictly social media, game streaming properties such as Amazon’s Twitch and Microsoft’s Mixer are playing an increasing role in the video creator space. They are competing with YouTube—and each other—for top video streamers and the audiences those streamers command. They are also becoming more important places for advertising. For our latest report, “Video Ads in Social Media 2019,” we take a look at monetization offerings from Twitch, Mixer and DLive.

In-store shopping is seeing a resurgence as retailers continue to provide consumers with convenient and exciting purchase experiences. And with the holidays approaching, it’s important for retailers to evolve their in-store strategies to encourage repeat shopping.

Boomers are not indifferent to the benefits of digital shopping. However, their reluctance to use smartphones for any and everything tends to limit the digital proportion of their overall shopping—as does their worry about digital privacy.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom, vice president of content studio Paul Verna and researcher Chuck Rawlings talk fantasy football: how has it changed engagement with sports, sports broadcasting and cord-cutting behaviors. They also discuss why NFL TV ratings are up, a new initiative to compare esports and traditional sports audiences and more.

In our latest report on global messaging apps, we dive into our forecast for the number of mobile messaging app users—which will increase through 2022, though at slowing rates each year. Our forecast also shows that WhatsApp is a key driver of that growth.

eMarketer executive editor Rimma Kats and principal analyst Andrew Lipsman explain how grocery stores will evolve, how many people could replace in-store shopping with voice commerce, a partnership between Alphabet’s drone arm Wing, FedEx and Walgreens and more.

eMarketer vice president of forecasting Monica Peart reveals why Facebook Messenger has been slow to take off in Russia.

eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin discusses the EU’s recent ruling on the Google ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ case, the impact of culturally relevant ads, Kik Messenger shutting down and more.

Consumers are often creatures of habit. They know the products and the brands they like—and getting them to try something entirely new can be a challenge.

eMarketer vice president of content studio Paul Verna discusses why YouTube changed, then quickly reversed course on, its creator verification program. He also talks about how many and much people pay for SVOD services, Sling TV's and TiVo's commitment to placing pre-roll ads on DVR recordings and more.

eMarketer vice president of forecasting Monica Peart tracks the faster-than-expected growth of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video in Canada.

As CMO of one of the largest software companies in the world, SAP’s Alicia Tillman believes that quality of experience is at the center of today’s economy. Even in the B2B sector, Tillman focuses her efforts on telling a consumer-centric story, not only marketing to the stakeholders in charge of purchasing technology, but also the employees who use it. She finds that her marketing team does this best when data is successfully interpreted and used to shape a narrative that resonates with consumers of technology within the business.

eMarketer forecasting director Shelleen Shum reveals how Facebook Messenger is faring in Japan and South Korea against market leaders Line and Kakao Talk, respectively.

eMarketer principal analyst Victoria Petrock explains attitudes toward facial recognition tech in the US and UK. How aware is the general population of the tech’s every day use? What are the major concerns surrounding facial recognition? Where is it being used, and how? She then talks about the most important characteristics of a chatbot, the frequency and times of day we check work and personal email and a new app that automatically cancels subscriptions at the end of the free trial period.

As the recession fades into the past, Hispanic income has been rising. However, it remains well below the average for total US households. For our latest report on the Hispanic cohort in America, we took a look at their attitudes on finances, finding that they are less upbeat than US consumers in general about their current economic situation. But a sense of upward mobility is an important part of their outlook.