Advertising & Marketing

Despite the economic downturn brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, we estimate that US spending on digital video advertising still has the potential to increase by as much as 7.8% during H1 2020—or decrease by as much as 5.2% vs. H1 2019.

As the coronavirus pandemic persists in the US, marketers are wary about the ads that could appear next to any COVID-19-related content.

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 the first half of this year.

eMarketer principal analyst Victoria Petrock discusses how supercomputers and quantum computing can help us fight the coronavirus. She also talks about the adoption of telemedicine and how biometrics are being used to diagnose people and enforce quarantine orders.

The coronavirus pandemic is changing the way US adults communicate, as they shelter in place and work from home.

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 the first half of this year.

Brands are pulling or pausing their ad spending as the COVID-19 crisis puts a strain on their businesses, but new research shows that consumers may not want them to stop advertising altogether.

With the coronavirus pandemic keeping most people worldwide at home, media consumption is up. But with an economic slowdown crashing markets and supply chains disrupted by the virus, many advertisers are pulling or pausing spend—meaning increases in media engagement aren’t translating into increased ad revenues.

US spending on search advertising will decline by between 8.7% and 14.8% in H1 2020. That’s about $6 billion to $8 billion less than we expected. Our previous forecast of US digital ad spending, completed on March 6, 2020, called for a 14.4% increase in search ad spending for all of 2020.

Many local businesses are feeling the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic. More than a third of local marketers worldwide said they’re losing customers as a result of COVID-19, according to a March 2020 survey from BrightLocal.

In this episode hosted by eMarketer global director of public relations Douglas Clark, vice president of forecasting Monica Peart sheds light on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting eMarketer’s traditional ad spending forecasts.

eMarketer senior analyst Paul Briggs, principal analyst Mark Dolliver and senior analyst Bill Fisher discuss how trust in the media is changing in the US, UK and Canada. They then talk about brands repurposing sports budgets, the English Premier League considering a direct-to-consumer streaming service and how advertisers' messaging tone differs between countries.

Over the past few weeks, retailers have closed their stores indefinitely as the coronavirus continues to spread in the US. Many brands, like athletic apparel seller Vuori, have shifted their focus to ecommerce and social media channels to stay connected to customers. We recently spoke with Vuori's founder, Joe Kudla, about his company's direct-to-consumer (D2C) beginnings, as well as its ongoing efforts during the pandemic.

New polls on consumer responses to the coronavirus pandemic reveal that when it comes to fear, finances and boredom, generational stereotypes may not hold true.

eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver, Andrew Lipsman and Nicole Perrin discuss lessons that businesses can take from the last recession and the effect it had on ad spending. How will digital hold up? Which channels are advertisers pulling back from? Will the US stimulus package help? They then talk about what consumers will likely spend less on if they lose their jobs, why Twitter will now allow COVID-19 ads and the knock-on effects of moving Amazon Prime Day.

eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin looks at what consumers expect to see from brands during the pandemic. She then discusses Google now allowing COVID-19 ads to run on its platforms, the T-Mobile and Sprint merger being finalized and how radio has been performing recently.

Juan Lavista, LATAM marketing and insights head at MercadoLibre Advertising, speaks with eMarketer vice president of business development Marissa Coslov about the ecommerce technology firm's response to the coronavirus pandemic, how marketers are adjusting their advertising campaigns in the wake of the crisis, and the most searched products in Latin America. Made possible by Salesforce.