Advertising & Marketing


The Weekly Listen: Online Video Dating, the Un-College Movement and Why You Can't Trust the Internet

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio Paul Verna discuss if people are falling back in love with their TVs, if online video dating will work, why we can't (yet) trust the internet, brands building goodwill during the pandemic, the un-college movement, what the average person looks like and more.

Twitter Removes Q1 Guidance—What Does that Tell Us About the Broader Digital Ad Market?

With large sectors of the economy unable to do business as usual, many marketers have paused or changed media plans. In one potential early sign of the tough times to come for digital advertising, Twitter updated its guidance to investors earlier this week and announced that it expects to see a drop in Q1 2020 revenues, on a year-over-year basis, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Having experienced the frustrations of shopping for underwear and socks firsthand, Brian Berger, founder and CEO of men’s lifestyle brand Mack Weldon, set out to reinvent men’s basics.

The Ad Platform: Can Political Advertisers Learn from D2C Brands?

eMarketer principal analyst Andrew Lipsman joins host Nicole Perrin to discuss the branding efforts—or lack thereof—of this year's presidential contenders and what the strategies of direct-to-consumer (D2C) marketers can teach politicians. Which politico is most like Dollar Shave Club, and whose brand is most similar to Untuckit?

eMarketer senior analyst Jasmine Enberg analyzes the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on eMarketer's worldwide ad spending forecast. She considers supply chain disruptions, the effect of social distancing and the likelihood of a global recession or economic rebound.

The Weekly Listen: COVID-19's Effect, Voice Ads and How Online Outrage Impacts Brands

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio Paul Verna discuss some ways COVID-19 has impacted people's lives, what voice ads sound like, foldable phones, if online outrage impacts a brand, Quibi's nonskippable ads, how many Americans have looked through their partner's phone and more.

After launching its mobile ordering app in 2009, Pizza Hut has made strides in the mcommerce space, constantly listening to customer feedback and adapting accordingly.

Who’s the Best at Marketing, and Why?

eMarketer principal analysts Nicole Perrin and Yory Wurmser discuss which companies are the best at marketing, and why. They also talk about consumer willingness to share their location, free speech on YouTube and some of the ways brands are using augmented reality.

How Privacy Concerns Are Changing the World of Location Data

eMarketer vice president of forecasting Monica Peart hosts principal analyst Yory Wurmser in a discussion about location data. How will privacy and regulation affect location practices this year? How comfortable are consumers with sharing their locations? And how are marketers adjusting?

More Retailers Are Investing in Social Advertising

Social ad spending is continuing to rise, and more US marketers—particularly those in retail—will keep funneling money into the channel.

How Companies Can Set Employees Up for Success When Working from Home

As governments pass stringent social distancing restrictions and corporations request employees to work from home in order to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, business as usual is no longer usual. More than half (52.2%) of US business professionals surveyed by communication platform Fishbowl said their workplace has restricted travel or encouraged remote work due to the coronavirus.

How the TV Industry May Be Affected by the Coronavirus Outbreak

With the ever-changing situation surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, it is unclear how long the pandemic will last and what its effect on the economy—and therefore the TV industry—will be.

Coronavirus Hits China Ad Spending

Just months after the first case was reported, it is already clear that COVID-19 is having a negative impact on ad spending in China. In fact, we have lowered our outlook for China ad spending for 2020 and beyond.

eMarketer principal analyst Jillian Ryan analyzes the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on event strategy for B2Bs. She discusses the edge that tech-savvy companies like Google and Adobe have over other sectors looking to pivot to virtual events, and even internal meetings. Watch now.

How COVID-19 Is Affecting the Media World: NBA Suspended, YouTube to Monetize Coronavirus Videos

eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin and vice president of content studio Paul Verna discuss the NBA suspending its season and YouTube monetizing COVID-19 videos. They then discuss the first retailer to use Amazon's "Just Walk Out" technology, if a lawsuit could derail Quibi's launch and Twitch partners with Comscore on measurement.

How Did Chile’s Political Crisis Affect Its Digital Ad Market?

With Chile’s GDP growth slashed and retail losses estimated at more than $1.40 billion, none of its major industries—including the digital advertising industry—emerged unscathed by the crippling social unrest this past fall after Santiago Metro’s subway fare hike sparked mass protests about higher costs of living, privatization and widespread inequality.

The Weekly Listen: Virtual Sports Arena Ads, LinkedIn 'Stories' and Ads on Top of Ubers

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and principal analyst Nicole Perrin discuss Facebook’s Pinterest-esque app, virtual sports arena advertising, fines for mobile carriers selling customer location data, ads on top of Ubers, LinkedIn ‘Stories,’ which country has the most islands in the world and more.

How Marketers Can Adapt to Event Cancellations Brought on by Coronavirus

In-person events are a cornerstone touchpoint for many B2B companies, but as the coronavirus outbreak progresses globally, major business events have been cancelled or postponed. This will come at great cost to marketing budgets and can have a lasting impact on revenue and sales.

US Political Ad Spending Hits Record High as TV Continues to Dominate

As campaigning for the 2020 presidential election heads into its final months, political ad spending will hit an all-time high. The highly partisan political environment is driving more Americans to donate money to their preferred candidates than in past election seasons, which in turn is funneling more money into advertising.

Restaurants, QSRs in Canada Covet Millennials

Brands have sought after millennials since the segment was identified as a demographic phenomenon reminiscent of the boomers. There’s been heavy investment in the creation of products and services that fit within an evolving consumer culture, one increasingly defined by this influential cohort. Growing independence and earning make this group the most digitally connected of all.