Advertising & Marketing


The Weekly Listen: Working from Home Forever, Hulu Transactional Ads and Google to Pay Publishers

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss what it might be like to work from home forever, Hulu's new transactional ads, Google paying select publishers, America's diversity, switching brand loyalty, YouTube's short videos, an eerie fact about corn and more.

Jonathan Adams, executive director and managing partner at Wavemaker, joins eMarketer co-founder and Insider Intelligence chief evangelist Geoff Ramsey in a conversation about the health of the ad ecosystem amid unprecedented disruption. Among the many topics they cover are the balance between subscription- and ad-supported video and the role of walled gardens.

Half of Worldwide CEOs Have Seen Diminished Demand for Their Products and Services

As consumers and businesses alike pull back on spending amid the coronavirus pandemic, 50% of CEOs worldwide say that diminished demand for their company’s products and services is the biggest obstacle to their business’ viability right now, according to June 2020 data from YPO.

Internet Users Are Spending More Time on Smartphones and Laptops amid the Pandemic

As large numbers of people continue to work, study and connect with friends from home, they’re spending more time on portable internet devices.

US agencies might be looking at a loss of over 50,000 jobs by the end of 2021, per Forrester estimates cited by AdExchanger. For reference, in total an estimated 250,000 people were employed by ad agencies as of the end of 2019, per IBISWorld.

Mattress company Simmons is turning to TikTok to help drive brand awareness and attract a younger audience as it looks to adapt in a competitive, digitally native space.

Turning Off Political Ads on Facebook and the Problem with Apple's App Store

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin discuss the implications of users being able to turn off political ads on Facebook. They then talk about the current controversy over Apple's App Store.

In the New Coronavirus Reality, It's Time to Talk Privacy

eMarketer principal analyst Victoria Petrock and research analyst Mariel Soto Reyes at Insider Intelligence discuss consumer attitudes around privacy, facial recognition and privacy rules and regulations. They then talk about how much the coronavirus has influenced contactless technology usage and whether virtual reality affects your eyes.

The Executive Roundtable: Mark Naples, WIT Strategy | Best Practices in Marketing, Communication and Leadership

Mark Naples, founder and managing partner of public relations firm WIT Strategy, joins eMarketer co-founder and Insider Intelligence chief evangelist Geoff Ramsey to discuss communications and leadership strategies during the pandemic. They focus on the need to provide value in marketing communications, the importance of empathy and opportunities across the digital marketing ecosystem.

What Happens Now that Live Sports Are Coming Back?

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes, forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and senior analyst Audrey Schomer at Insider Intelligence discuss what the return of live sports will look like, what brands should think about and what the lack of fans could mean. They then talk about TV companies getting together to enhance targeted TV commercials, YouTube's new "Chapters" feature and the future of TV advertising.

Households in the UK Are Becoming More Digitally-Savvy, Some for the First Time

The pandemic is pushing more people to digital—some even for the first time—as many look to activities they may not have considered before lockdown.

How Millennials Will Deal with Another Recession After Delaying Adulthood

eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Mark Dolliver discusses how another recession will affect millennials and how they've delayed adulthood, but not forever. He then talks about what happens when you buck gender stereotypes in ads, the truth about people ages 65 and older and whether our digital lives will become more intertwined.

Despite a downgrade to our forecast, digital ad spending in China will still grow 5.0% this year. But there will be a power swap among the major platforms, as Tencent displaces Baidu and becomes the No. 2 publisher. And Alibaba will remain No. 1, but with lowered expectations.

The Weekly Listen: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Working from Home, Instagram News and Interactive Spotify Ads

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch, vice president of research Jennifer Pearson and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of working from home, Instagram for news, "Starbucks Pickup," YouTube's "Direct Response" ads, Spotify's interactive ads, the truth about shooting stars and more.

Virtual Events May Be the Norm Post-Pandemic

Most in-person events have been canceled, and as continued concerns around face-to-face meetings increases, companies will likely be pivoting to virtual gatherings—even for intimate dinners and cocktail hours with clients.

Live streaming commerce—a form of online shopping that is interactive and takes place in real time—is creating new and innovative ways for brands and retailers to connect with consumers. The format has gained wide popularity in China particularly.

For the first time since we began estimating ad revenues at Google, the company’s net US digital ad revenues will decline in absolute terms. Facebook and Amazon will continue to grow but at severely depressed rates compared with earlier expectations.

The Weekly Listen: Goodbye Sharing Economy, Brands Protest Response and Changing the Upfronts

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss whether its time to say goodbye to the sharing economy, what it will take to make people feel safe in stores, brands protest response, changing the Upfronts, young people watching more TV, taking mobile gaming more seriously, how looking at a photo can relieve pain and more.

Amid COVID-19, Organizations Weigh Need-to-Know Data with Consumers’ Right to Privacy

As COVID-19 spreads around the world, many governments, health authorities and businesses are using technology and big data to combat the pandemic. But as these systems collect more sensitive personal information, they are also raising thorny privacy concerns.

How Consumers' Spending Habits, Media Consumption and Brand Perceptions Have Shifted During the Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic leaves many fearing for their health and jobs, consumers are shifting their time and money toward things with immediate utility in daily life. But they're not entirely closed off to companies with products that don't fall under that category — brands can still prove their value during the crisis by providing help to others.