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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.