Advertising & Marketing


The Streaming 'Infinity War'

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom, vice president of content studio Paul Verna and Business Insider Intelligence senior analyst Audrey Schomer at Insider Intelligence discuss the most impressive video streaming players this year, whether bundling will come to streaming and how significant is the "mooch factor." They then talk about TVs that rotate, YouTube wanting advertisers to spend more to reach consumers watching content on TVs and what to make of D2C's jump into TV advertising.

Analyst Take: How the Coronavirus Will Change Our US Upfront TV Ad Spending Forecast

With the coronavirus pandemic leading to a significant economic slowdown, we’re providing updated guidance to our clients about what we expect for ad spending during H1 2020. We finalized our most recent complete forecast on March 6, 2020, before the cascade of drastic social distancing and market declines began in the US. Since then, we have provided guidance through a series of "Analyst Take" notes on US ad spending. Guidance for US search, out-of-home, display, digital video and TV are now available. We also issued ad spending guidance in Canada, China, France, Germany and the UK. We will update our full-year forecast for ad spending again in June.

SAP’s CMO on What 5G Means to Marketers

Though US adoption of 5G is still in its early days and consumer knowledge of the technology is lagging compared with other countries, industry professionals are already anticipating what opportunities the wireless tech will bring.

As the spread of coronavirus forced event cancellations worldwide, the experiential marketing industry has had to adapt to a new culture of remote work and social distancing. Companies like MAG Experience, a New York-based experiential marketing agency, acknowledge the tough road ahead but see an opportunity to bolster their virtual events and innovate new offerings for clients.

Connectivity has become a major focus in the automotive industry. The ability to integrate vehicles with the internet-of-things (IoT) universe brings opportunities for enhanced services and personalization, but marketing executives like VMLY&R’s Aleks Niestroj think that there’s still progress to be made before cars go from “connected” to “smart.”

China’s online population continues to grow at a healthy clip, despite the rate of expansion naturally slowing due to the now-enormous base effect. We estimate that 914.1 million people in China will be internet users in 2020, which represents 65.6% of the population. This figure should cross 975 million by 2022, even as growth rates decline from 4.5% this year to 3.1% two years from now.

The Weekly Listen: Joe Rogan Goes to Spotify, Twitter Reply Limits and TikTok AR Ads

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and forecasting analyst Peter Vahle at Insider Intelligence discuss Joe Rogan moving exclusively to Spotify, sports trickling back, Twitter letting users limit who replies to them, TikTok AR ads, a grandmother who violated GDPR, an entire indoor town and more.

The Ad Platform: What's Coming for US Digital Ad Spending in H2?

eMarketer is working on an updated forecast of US digital ad spending for June. Forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and principal analyst Andrew Lipsman join host Nicole Perrin to talk about some of the big questions we're asking about connected TV, performance advertisers and digital ad product innovations.

Demand for Fast and Innovative Delivery Persists amid the Pandemic

Frictionless commerce, a trend permeating many facets of the customer journey today, leverages technology to improve the retail experience by saving people time and hassle. And arguably the most competitive battleground in frictionless commerce is in fast and free ecommerce delivery.

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) brand Cuts Clothing has grown a lot since it first launched in 2016 on Kickstarter. “Since day one, we have been focused on making premium minimalist shirts for the modern man,” said Steven Borrelli, CEO and co-founder of Cuts.

The Ad Platform: Messaging to Consumers in a COVID-19 Reality

The research is clear: Consumers still want to hear from brands, even during the coronavirus pandemic. Ryan Fleisch, head of product marketing at Adobe Advertising Cloud, joins eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to discuss some of Adobe's recent research on consumer attitudes about brand messaging, how and where advertisers can reach them, and more.

TikTok Is (Apparently) the Future

eMarketer principal analysts at Insider Intelligence Mark Dolliver and Debra Aho Williamson discuss whether TikTok has a future and what that might look like. They then talk about Instagram's new music-based augmented reality feature, how much the influencer market might take a hit and a new revenue-sharing agreement with Instagram creators.

Shifting Consumer Behavior in the Era of 'It Depends!'

eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver and Nicole Perrin at Insider Intelligence discuss the most significant consumer behavior shifts in the wake of the coronavirus. They then talk about where people start their online shopping, search trends during the pandemic and how young is too young for kids to use chat apps?

Smart-home devices are on the verge of mainstream adoption, and with that comes the opportunity for marketers to gain deeper insights about their audiences though user data. In our “Smart Homes 2020” report, we looked at how marketers use smart-home technology to integrate brands with the internet of things (IoT) universe and how consumers may react to hyperpersonalized advertising inside the home.

More than Half of Global Finance Executives Are Canceling Recruitment or Freezing Hiring

Putting a freeze on hiring is the top action finance executives worldwide are taking to reduce costs amid the pandemic, according to May 2020 data from Gartner.

TechStyle Fashion Group, a global fashion retailer that operates membership-based direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands—including ShoeDazzle, JustFab, Kate Hudson’s Fabletics and Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty—has become one of the fast-growing retailers with more than 5.5 million active members worldwide since it launched a decade ago.

Placing Ads Next to Coronavirus Coverage and  How Advertisers Feel About Advertising

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and principal analyst Nicole Perrin at Insider Intelligence discuss how advertisers are navigating placing ads next to coronavirus coverage and how they feel the advertising industry is shaping up this year. They then talk about theSkimm launching a digital membership model, The New York Times halting third-party ads data and why winning top of search might not matter.

Five Insights on How China Is Striving to Be the Next 5G Leader

There is increasing demand for 5G's potential to enable emerging technologies like autonomous driving, health tech and virtual and augmented reality.

The Weekly Listen: Well-Being as the New Luxury, a TikTok Change and Brands Lighten Up

Insider Intelligence principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio Paul Verna discuss whether well-being will be the new luxury, what TikTok's new CEO needs to do, brands lightening up, the localism trend, France's latest big tech bill, the fastest creatures on Earth and more.

Social Networks See Boosts in Engagement Among Users, but Not Equally

More time spent at home during the pandemic means more time being spent on social media. But not all social platforms are benefitting in the same way. In our latest forecast on time spent with media in the US, we expect adult social network users to log an average of 1 hour, 22 minutes (1:22) per day in 2020, up nearly 7 minutes over last year.