We forecast that US travel digital ad spending will drop by 41.0% this year to just $3.24 billion. No other industry will decline as fast or spend as little.

We estimate there will be 18.8 million Apple TV+ viewers by the end of 2020. That figure will continue to increase year-over-year, more than doubling by the end of the forecasting period.

eMarketer is pleased to moderate a Tech-Talk Webinar featuring Sharon Flynn, senior manager of digital analytics at BMO Financial Group, and Shane Phair, CMO of Decibel. They will discuss the strategies BMO’s seven person team used to monitor over 900 key performance indicators (KPIs), track 3,000+ dashboards—and still maintain a net promoter score of 45 during the coronavirus pandemic.

B2B digital ad spending is bucking the general trend this year and actually accelerating its growth. Jillian Ryan, eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence, joins fellow principal analyst Nicole Perrin to discuss why that is, and what the future holds for in-person events.

The US computing products & consumer electronics industry will be the fastest growing digital ad spender in 2020, increasing its spend by 18.0% in a year when the total US digital ad market will only grow by 1.7%.

Amid 2020’s grim retail environment, ecommerce stands out as a bright spot. By now, the story is well known: US buyers have turned to online retailers like Amazon and Walmart in record numbers, mostly to avoid shopping in crowded places or because their local stores were closed.

With the shuttering of amusement parks and cancellation of live events, the entertainment industry will see some of the biggest declines in digital ad spending this year, eclipsed only by the travel, auto, and media industries.

In 2020's pandemic-ravaged economy, Uber and Lyft will share in the pain. Usage for both services has been highly correlated with various local and statewide lockdown orders, and although we expect both companies will see better figures in H2 2020 than they did in H1, neither will get close to their 2019 numbers until next year.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom, junior forecasting analyst Zachary Goldner, and principal analyst Nicole Perrin discuss the evolving landscape of advertising through connected TV devices and how Roku stands out from the competition. They then talk about when we may see a return to pre-pandemic advertising budgets, the importance of earning consumer trust during data collection, and what happened to ad blocking.

Many US adults said they plan to keep their music subscriptions (72%), exercise/fitness/wellness subscriptions (64%), and digital learning subscriptions (54%) post-pandemic.

Cash has always been king in Japan—and continues to be the primary payment method used. But over the past year, the country has made inroads in becoming more of a cashless society with significant investments in the mobile payments space.

eMarketer forecasting analysts Eric Haggstrom and Peter Vahle and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss the future of the movie theater. Will movies make a comeback and what will they look like? They then talk about HBO Max with ads, AT&T's possible wireless phone plans subsidized by ads, and Apple One subscription bundles.

While pandemic-driven lockdowns may have benefited certain forms of media, the traditional pay TV industry is not one of them. In fact, cable, satellite, and telecom TV providers will lose the most subscribers ever.

While it’s too soon to bid adieu to the aspirational influencer, it’s clear that the pandemic has humbled many of even the most polished creators.

Amazon Music will increase its user base by 18.5% to 45.8 million this year, which represents 21.3% of digital audio listeners, according to our latest estimates. As it continues to invest and grow its audio strategy, we expect Amazon Music will surpass Pandora in monthly listeners by 2023.

eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson, junior analyst Blake Droesch, and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss Oracle winning the TikTok bid, the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo definitely happening next year, CBS All Access being rebranded to "Paramount+," "YouTube Shorts" being tested in India, Americans' 2020 travel plans, what living creature is technically immortal, and more.