Some influencers accept free products as payment for endorsements, others charge thousands of dollars for a single post. While the compensation scale varies by following and content type, some marketers are concerned that teaming up with social media influencers is getting expensive.

Retail media has turned Amazon into an advertising behemoth, allowing the ecommerce giant to become a significant player in the US digital ad market.

eMarketer forecasting director Shelleen Shum shares our usage numbers on smart speaker models in the US, which includes a promising outlook for non-Google and -Amazon varieties. Watch now.

Mobile and social usage are major elements of Gen X’s digital activity, so it’s no surprise that those also figure into their shopping. But while such usage is a default behavior for millennials, Gen X is selective in using mobile and (especially) social as shopping tools.

eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin and vice president of content studio Paul Verna join host Marcus Johnson to discuss the most interesting stories this week: what makes people nervous about the sharing economy, finding something interesting to watch on streaming platforms and why Marriott got fined $125 million. Plus, they discuss how to protect children online, bring you the game of the week and share unhelpful dinner party facts.

eMarketer senior forecasting analyst Oscar Orozco breaks down our retail ecommerce numbers for Walmart, Amazon and eBay. Watch now.

As the relationship between brands and their partner agencies continues to evolve, more brands are looking to bring projects in-house, citing cost as a factor. For, however, bringing digital media buying in-house was primarily motivated by the desire to have more control over data, though cost was another consideration.

The artificial intelligence (AI) ecosystem is complex and in a state of constant flux. Though far from perfect, one thing is certain: Many business leaders are already bullish about AI’s ability to improve operations. eMarketer has curated this Roundup of articles, insights and interviews to help you understand the latest trends in AI.

eMarketer junior forecasting analyst Nazmul Islam shares our recently raised estimates for Mexico’s retail ecommerce sales and reasons why the country is gaining on other markets in the region. Watch now.

eMarketer principal analyst Andrew Lipsman talks with Scott Silverman, co-founder of retail conference CommerceNext, about how D2C brands and retailers are earmarking their digital investment dollars. Lipsman also weighs in on Brandless’s new CEO, Nordstrom being a “no-growth” retailer and Starbucks’s new tie-dye Frappuccino.

We expect the number of people who own a smartphone and use dating apps to grow 5.3% this year, reaching roughly 25 billion. This figure is much flatter than our previous forecast of 9.8% growth, and just one-sixth of growth in 2016.

Global trends shifting shopping, including omnichannel selling, the rise of “New Retail,” cross-border ecommerce, social commerce, and top ecommerce players like Amazon and Alibaba and why marketplaces are dominating worldwide.

Click-and-collect—the option to buy online and pick up in-store, known as BOPUS in the US—has made a significant difference in retail ecommerce sales across Europe. Five years ago, strategic payments consultancy Edgar, Dunn & Company (EDC) forecast that click-and-collect sales in Europe would be between €20 billion ($23.6 billion) and €25 billion ($29.5 billion) in 2019. In early 2019, it raised that 2018 estimate to about €27 billion ($31.9 billion).

eMarketer principal analyst Andrew Lipsman dissects what we can expect from Amazon Prime Day 2019. He also discusses why Etsy sellers are getting frustrated and explains what to make of the newest D2C shaving brand.

The podcasting industry continues to explode with potential for advertisers, and the numbers show it: Marketers spent $479 million on podcast ads in 2018, and podcast advertising revenues are projected to surpass $1 billion by 2021, according to figures from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PwC.

eMarketer principal analyst Andrew Lipsman explains why politics inside Walmart are threatening the company’s ecommerce ambitions. He also discusses why Pinterest is encouraging video, people buy things they don’t want, Whole Foods is getting a boost from Amazon and millennials like to pay for things in bits.

Although real-time targeting based on someone’s location is still important, in many ways, it’s becoming secondary to using location data for insights into audiences, consumer journeys and offline shopping behavior. eMarketer has curated this Roundup of articles, insights and interviews to help you understand the latest trends in location intelligence.

For the vast majority of marketers, there’s no longer any question of whether they should have a tech stack. However, these solutions are constantly maturing and evolving to meet marketers’ needs as vendors continue to innovate offerings, and marketing organizations better understand how technology can serve them. eMarketer has curated this Roundup of articles, insights and interviews to help you understand the latest trends in marketing and advertising technology

With Prime Day now in its fifth year, many Prime members have been conditioned to anticipate and prepare for the event.

In the wake of last year’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, several companies decided to take a stand against Facebook by suspending their advertising on the platform. Perhaps the most vocal detractor was the Mozilla Corporation, which pulled its seven-figure budget and pledged not to advertise on Facebook until the tech giant made significant changes to the way it handled consumer privacy.