Sports

Pandemic-era flexibility is out the window for Fox Sports ahead of Super Bowl 57: The company will sell Super Bowl ads 18 months ahead of the 2023 game in the hopes that the event's large audience will still draw advertisers.

Facebook is getting back into social games: The platform will let users predict the outcome of pop culture events as it tests the waters of sports betting.

Grab the scissors: Sling TV's launch of its new Barstool Sports Channel is just one of the many ways skinny bundles can incentivize sports fans to cut the cord.

On today's episode, we discuss how sports are consumed worldwide: Was viewership of the Olympics down outside the US, are digital platforms making any progress on sports rights, and what do we expect from future major sporting events? Tune in to the discussion as eMarketer principal analyst Bill Fisher hosts research analyst Man-Chung Cheung and principal analyst Paul Briggs.

On today's episode, we discuss how the pandemic changed how we buy electronics and how omnichannel marketing and operations are evolving. We then talk about whether YouTube is living up to its potential, ESPN+'s sports rights strategy, and whether DAZN can shake up sports TV. Tune in to the discussion with head of ecommerce at Samsung Electronics Argentina Guido Shama, eMarketer senior analyst Matteo Ceurvels, and director of forecasting at Insider Intelligence Oscar Orozco.

On today's episode, we discuss why, and how, retail healthcare could be poised to change how primary care is delivered, how retailers are disrupting healthcare, and what people want from retail health. We then talk about how much of their waking day folks spend watching TV or streaming something, what's next for Peacock now the Olympics are over, and whether Hulu's new football offerings can move the needle. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer digital health analyst Rajiv Leventhal and principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna.

On today's episode, we discuss what brands are doing at the Olympics, when time spent on digital video might equal linear, Google's new privacy timeline, the significance of Square buying Afterpay, why marketers must start thinking in 3D, how to individually achieve “perfect productivity,” and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer director of reports editing Rahul Chadha, analyst Blake Droesch, and principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna.

On today's episode, we discuss Spotify's Q2 performance, what to make of its ad revenue growth, and how its podcast investments are getting on. We then talk about where Amazon wants to take Alexa, social audio's monetization issue, and the significance of the NBA and iHeartMedia podcast partnership. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Peter Vahle.

A possible World Series win right before the holidays kick off means the Boston Red Sox’s marketing team must be nimble and ready to pivot that enthusiasm into its holiday messaging. Watch Industry Voices: Holiday Preparedness with Red Sox CMO Adam Grossman to hear how the team plans out its marketing and engages fans throughout the year whether it's online or at Fenway Park.

On today's episode, we discuss how the Olympics might affect Peacock user growth, streaming services feasting on sports rights deals, how not to annoy your customers, whether consumer spending can hold up, how young people are spending their summers (and how marketers can reach them), the events people want to see added to the Olympics, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer director of forecasting Oscar Orozco, senior forecasting analyst Peter Vahle, and principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna.

NBCU reports a great Q2: With ad revenues up 32.8% over last year and Peacock sign-ups up to 54 million, NBCU’s on a roll—but poor Olympics ratings have dampened the good news.

On today's episode, we discuss what brand new forecasts the forecasting team cooked up in Q2, including social media buyers and buy now, pay later service users. We then talk about the 2021 NBA finals ratings, a landmark ruling that lets brands work with NCAA athletes, and why OOH ad prices are on the rise. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer forecasting analyst Nazmul Islam and director of forecasting at Insider Intelligence Oscar Orozco.

DV360 CTV ads get even better: The company announced new targeting options and measurement capabilities, making it an even bigger competitor to pay TV.

Ready, set, oh no: The trend of record-low ratings continues with the Olympics' dismal opening ceremony viewership, but NBCU still pulled in record-high ad revenues.

Olympic backlash: Toyota has pulled all its Olympics-related ads from Japan as the number of COVID-19 cases in the country climbs and citizens express deeply negative sentiment about the Games.

Advertisers are still betting on the Olympics: The much anticipated, highly discussed games brought in 20% more TV ad sales in the US than their Rio predecessor.