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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom explains why we’ve revised our HBO Now viewership numbers after the series finale of Game of Thrones.
Creating an alluring social media presence is a tried-and-true strategy for direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands. Not only is social media a cost-effective way to reach consumers, but shoppers are more likely to research a D2C brand by looking at its social content.
Walmart’s expansion of Delivery Unlimited, its grocery delivery membership, is the latest attempt by a major retailer to make online grocery shopping more appealing. But better delivery value only addresses cost—not quality.
eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver and Yory Wurmser discuss the viability of Facebook’s new Portal TV device, NBCU’s new video-streaming service Peacock, how many people around the world don’t use the internet and more.
eMarketer vice president of forecasting Monica Peart compares our time spent outlook for mobile messaging apps, like WhatsApp, with social network apps.
In his two years in the role, Dunkin' Brands’ CMO Tony Weisman has led the company through a rebrand, updating Dunkin’s image to reflect its growing beverage priorities; expanded brand partnerships, working with companies that may not seem obvious for a business focused on drinks and donuts; and become laser-focused on user-generated content (UGC).