Advertising & Marketing


The Pandemic Presents an Opportunity for Esports Viewership

Esports viewership has not caught up to the media hype – but there could be upcoming growth opportunities.

US Digital Display Advertising Is Weathering the Storm

The vast majority of digital display advertising in the US is bought and sold programmatically—that is, with automation, including programmatic direct setups and more traditional forms of real-time bidding (RTB). This year, these transactions will make up 84.5% of the digital display ad market.

US B2B Digital Advertising Thrives amid the Coronavirus as Traditional B2B Spend Plummets

Though the B2B digital ad market represents a small slice of total US digital ad spending in 2020, it is thriving as the coronavirus pandemic continues to plague parts of the world and hinder the economy.

The Duopoly's Share of the UK Ad Market Will Dip Below 66%

Google and Facebook made up 67.8% of the UK digital ad market last year, which we expect will drop slightly to 65.9% this year.

The retail industry has faced major changes this year, both good and bad. Companies have had to adjust budgets, reimagine marketing efforts and adapt to new consumer behaviors. Uncommon Goods, an eco-conscious online and catalog retailer of unique gifts, is no stranger to this variety of operational shifts brought on by the pandemic.

Retailers Won’t Increase Digital Display Ad Spend Much This Year, Despite Record Ecommerce Sales

While the overall economy has suffered from pandemic-necessitated behavioral changes, some industries have been hit harder than others. We estimate that US retail sales will decline by 10.5% this year, and even though the shift to ecommerce will accelerate digital sales to new heights, retailers will grow their US digital display ad spending by only a sluggish 2.3% this year.

The Executive Roundtable: Rishad Tobaccowala on Managing Under Pressure, the 'New Strange' and Becoming an Author

Author and advertising industry luminary Rishad Tobbacowala joins eMarketer co-founder and Insider Intelligence chief evangelist Geoff Ramsey to discuss the factors that led him to author his well-received book "Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data," and the ways in which the volume prefigured the marketing challenges wrought by the pandemic.

eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom discuss Google's checkered Q2 earnings. They then talk about how Google plans to take on Amazon's online shopping dominance, the antitrust investigation into Google, and what would happen if Google tracked people after they asked it not to.

The pandemic has been a learning curve for many marketers, including Elana Gold, who began her role as Del Monte’s newly appointed global CMO in the midst of it.

With mobile accounting for more than two-thirds of US digital ad spending, the pandemic's economic effects didn’t spare mobile ad spend. Still, the format is faring slightly better than most other media and will eke out growth in 2020.

Where Is 5G, Why Doesn't the US Want Huawei Involved and What Will Its Arrival Mean for Advertisers?

eMarketer research analysts Man-Chung Cheung and Hirsch Chitkara and principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Yory Wurmser discuss when we'll get 5G, how the pandemic has affected its rollout, what it will make possible, the current dispute between Huawei and the US government and what 5G means for marketers.

What to Expect in H2 2020, the D2C Business Model and Pinterest's Q2

eMarketer principal analysts at Insider Intelligence Mark Dolliver, Andrew Lipsman and Nicole Perrin discuss what H2 has in store. They then talk about the takeaways from Pinterest's Q2, why large companies want in on the D2C business model and a mobile advertising investigation.

The Ad Platform: The Trouble with Real-Time Bidding and Personal Data Protection

When internet users open most websites or apps, a bid request broadcasts information about potential ad impressions far and wide. Johnny Ryan, senior fellow at both the Irish Council for Civil Liberties and the Open Markets Institute, joins eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to discuss why real-time bidding as it's currently executed has personal data protection problems.

Out-of-Home Advertising Now that Everyone's Inside

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes, forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin discuss what's next for out-of-home advertising now that the US is sheltering in place. They then talk about college football's TV ad inventory being in jeopardy, TikTok's data collection practices and the social platforms that small businesses are most likely to advertise on.

US Programmatic Digital Display Ad Spending Will Grow Despite Pandemic-Related Recession

Despite the deceleration in overall digital ad spending growth this year, US programmatic digital display is weathering the coronavirus pandemic and related recession.

The Weekly Listen: LGBTQ+ in Ads, Paying Media and Will TikTok Get Banned or Bought?

eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver and Nicole Perrin and junior analyst at Insider Intelligence Blake Droesch discuss whether TikTok will get banned or bought by someone (like Microsoft), Australia making big tech pay for media, "Prime Gaming," digital revenues exceed print at The New York Times, appealing to the LGBTQ+ community in ads, who gave America it’s most popular chocolate and more.

The coronavirus pandemic is pushing consumers to buy essential products digitally, rapidly accelerating the development of the online grocery industry in the US.

The Pandemic Puts the Spotlight on a Rising Esports Industry

While the coronavirus pandemic caused every major US sports league to suspend its season, esports resumed relatively quickly. Leagues pivoted from competing inside venues to an online-only format where teams and production crews operated remotely. Despite any short-term struggles from large advertising downturns, the outlook for esports remains positive.

David Zucker, senior vice president and CMO of Perdue Farms, speaks with eMarketer vice president of business development Marissa Coslov on how the brand has pivoted its marketing priorities in response to the coronavirus pandemic and shifting buying behaviors.

The Ad Platform: Getting and Keeping Customers in the Social Distancing Economy

Shoppers' routines have been disrupted, and many have tried new brands or digital retailers as a result. Jaysen Gillespie, vice president and head of analytics and data science at Criteo, joins Nicole Perrin, eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence, to discuss acquiring vs. retaining customers during the pandemic, along with other marketing strategies for the social distancing economy.