2020 was a tumultuous year to say the least, but as the adage goes, in crisis there is opportunity. This idea is literally embedded in the Chinese word for “crisis” (危机): Its second character means opportunity. China’s populace appeared to have embodied that spirit. In a challenging year, entrepreneurs and regulators alike worked together to steady the ship and found ways to restore some normalcy through resilience, digital innovations, and timely policies.

Never in the past two decades of social media history have the features, ad formats, and other business initiatives of the four major social platforms looked as similar as they do today.

Instagram users in Western Europe grew by an estimated 17.0% in 2020—three times higher than we expected in 2019—driven by both the pandemic and the rise of ecommerce on the platform.

eMarketer was pleased to moderate a Tech-Talk Webinar featuring Tinuiti's Jesse Math, vice president, planning and platforms, OTT/CTV lead, for this live Tech-Talk Webinar. He will share how you can incorporate OTT video into your cross-channel performance marketing strategy to crush your brand’s goals in 2021.

eMarketer on pleased to moderate a Tech-Talk Webinar featuring Infutor's chief information security officer, Len Lombardo, and Ken Dreifach, an ad tech and e-commerce lawyer at ZwillGen. They discussed how brands, martech providers, publishers, and advertisers can navigate the evolving omnichannel marketing and privacy landscape, including the legal considerations.

eMarketer senior research analyst Audrey Schomer and senior analyst at Insider Intelligence Ross Benes discuss what they're paying attention to in 2021 and why: the overhaul of traditional screen distribution and how connected TV's operating systems are fighting to control the user screen.

Hulu + Live TV’s new distribution deal with ViacomCBS is another testament to the popularity of digital “skinny bundles,” but their growth isn’t enough to make up for pay TV declines.