On today's episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we discuss how Nike was able to create such a strong brand, how that brand has transcended generations, and how close its competitors are to catching up. Then in a brand-new segment, "Loyalty Point, Counter Point," we present arguments both in favor and against various questions related to Nike, like can it remain the need-to-have running shoe and has the company alienated its core customer? Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analyst Sky Canaves and director of Briefings Jeremy Goldman.
On today's episode, we discuss how Meta was able to snap its negative ad revenue growth streak, how Reels is helping Instagram grow time spent on the platform, and what Meta's metaverse plans are at this point. "In Other News," we talk about what Americans actually want in a social media platform and whether BeReal's new "Bonus" feature can help keep its momentum going. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Debra Aho Williamson.
On today's episode, we discuss what to make of Google's start to the year, whether it can defend against AI-infused competitors, and how worried we should be about YouTube. "In Other News," we talk about whether ad spending is actually doing just fine and check in on how folks feel about cookies going away. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Evelyn Mitchell.
On today's episode, we discuss what the biggest impact of generative artificial intelligence (AI) will be, whether time spent with ad-supported media is falling, why Lululemon is looking to sell its connected fitness company Mirror, the battle between SMS and email, what makes a shopping experience convenient, which country could see its population cut in half; and more. Tune in to the discussion with our vice president of content Suzy Davidkhanian, and analysts Blake Droesch and Paul Verna.
On today's episode, we discuss how Spotify beat expectations, why a price hike is inbound, and the audio streaming company's relationship with artificial intelligence (AI). "In Other News," we talk about AI-powered ads for Google and whether Peacock can survive the streaming wars. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Daniel Konstantinovic.
On today's episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we discuss why retailers should be paying attention to generative AI and how brands and retailers can prepare for it. Then for "Pop-Up Rankings," we rank the top four most interesting examples of how retail is using generative AI. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analysts Sky Canaves and Yory Wurmser.
On today's episode, we discuss what the new normal looks like at Netflix, why its ad-supported tier isn't helping much, and what the first DVD ever mailed by the company was. "In Other News," we talk about Meta, TikTok, and YouTube facing off at this year's NewFronts and whether instant videos could be the next big AI development. Tune in to the discussion with our director of Briefings Jeremy Goldman.
Today’s episode is all about the future of banking as a service (BAAS). In our "Headlines" segment, we use Railsr’s fall from grace to discuss how today’s economic uncertainty has slowed down the progress of embedded finance and BaaS. In "Story by Numbers," we examine a cornerstone advisor’s forecast of BaaS revenues in 2026 and how a 2022 study from Endava found that about half of fintechs are having scaling and platform issues with their BaaS providers. And in "Pretend CEO," we ask guest Leda Glyptis to pretend that she’s teamed up with a giant private equity firm with unlimited capital resources and a vision of building or buying her way to win a material share of the $25 billion of BaaS revenues in 2026. Join the fun with host Rob Rubin, our analyst Eleni Digalaki, and special guest Leda Glyptis, chief client officer at 10x Banking and author of the recently released book "Bankers Like Us."
On today's episode, we discuss the significance of Nielsen getting its national accreditation back, whether this year will be the first true multicurrency upfront, and what advertisers should do today to prepare for a less-than-certain measurement future. "In Other News," we talk about whether longer video ads are actually the way to go on mobile and whether marketing has an image problem. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Evelyn Mitchell.
On today's episode, we discuss whether social media in the future will become less social or if it will go away altogether, what the streaming wars' battle royale looks like, how easy it would be to replace Twitter and TikTok, how people think their demographics are portrayed in ads, the fight for the car screen, where Americans have moved in the last 10 years, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our director of reports editing Rahul Chadha, analyst Blake Droesch, and vice president of Briefings Stephanie Taglianetti.
On today's special episode, we begin our brand-new monthly show where we discuss the biggest trends of the moment and the newest research, sprinkle in some analysis, and bundle it up into a quiz. Every month, three of our analysts representing their respective coverage area teams will compete against each other. (We also encourage you to play along at home.) We’ll keep a running score all year and crown a winning team at the end of the year. Tune in to the discussion with this month's contestants: our vice president of content Suzy Davidkhanian and analysts Paul Verna and Yory Wurmser.
On today's episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we discuss points of tension around Trader Joe's and other cult grocery brands. Then for "Pop-Up Rankings," we rank the top four private label grocery brands people go out of their way for—and why. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts vice president of content Suzy Davidkhanian and analyst Zak Stambor.
On today's episode, we discuss how in-flight measurement helps marketers do more with less, the importance of an integrated cross-platform/media performance view, and how to be thoughtful about selecting KPIs. "In Other News," we talk about the significance of Nielsen regaining its accreditation for national TV ratings and what to make of Netflix struggling to livestream its "Love Is Blind" reunion. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Paul Verna and Stephanie Gall, senior manager of measurement products at Cint.
On today’s episode, host Bill Fisher is joined by our analysts Paul Briggs, Matteo Ceurvels, and Carina Perkins to talk about the upcoming crowning of King Charles III in the UK, other major events around the world, and what sort of effects they will have on retail and marketing.
On today's episode, we discuss whether there's room in people's streaming lives for the new service "Max," the significance of Montana preparing to become the first state to ban TikTok, why Expedia wants ChatGPT to be your travel advisor, a March Madness finals ratings surprise, YouTube TV launching its multiview feature, where the tradition of sports jersey numbers being retired came from, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our forecasting writer Ethan Cramer-Flood, director of Briefings Jeremy Goldman, and director of forecasting Oscar Orozco.
On today's episode, we discuss whether Microsoft’s AI-powered Bing can take share from Google, if social platforms can compete with Amazon on product search, and what to make of the idea that Apple might release its own search engine. "In Other News," we talk about what watching Peacock in the metaverse looks like and how people feel about all of their subscriptions. Tune in to the discussion with our director of forecasting Peter Newman and analyst Max Willens.
On today's episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we discuss why US home improvement company Lowe's didn't work out in Canada, why Canadian athletic apparel retailer lululemon athletica succeeded in the US, and which Canadian brands would prosper in the US if they chose to fly south. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analyst Paul Briggs and vice president of content Suzy Davidkhanian.
On today's episode, we discuss what to make of Microsoft putting ads in its AI-powered Bing Chat platform, the biggest pitfalls of companies using generative AI, and publishers' concerns about AI chatbots cutting readership. "In Other News," we talk about how much retail media networks are actually boosting the US ad market and which car manufacturers are leading the US electric vehicle (EV) race. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Gadjo Sevilla and Max Willens.
On today's episode, we break down everything there is to know about banking and the Gen Z demographic. In our “Headlines” segment, we discuss the article our analyst Tyler Brown published a few weeks ago about Greenlight, a neobank for kids, teens, and families. In “Story by Numbers,” the conversation revolves around why Gen Z is different from other generations and how banks need to cater to their mobile preferences. And in “For Argument’s Sake,” host Rob Rubin takes the position that in 10 years, there will be fewer than 500 consumer banks. Tune in to the conversation between Rubin and analysts Tyler Brown and Tiffani Montez.
On today's episode, we discuss how sports betting in the US became an overnight market and how many folks will own cryptocurrency going forward. "In Other News," we talk about Substack's new tweet-like feature "Notes" and how YouTube is pricing NFL Sunday Ticket. Tune in to the discussion with our director of forecasting Peter Newman and analyst Andrew Spink.