On today's episode, we discuss the various chapters of social media, teens' relationship with the medium, and what this tells us about its future. "In Other News," we talk about how people view companies that advertise on the current version of Twitter and sneak a peek at one of our 2023 social media trends. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Debra Aho Williamson and Jasmine Enberg.
On today’s episode, we turn our attention to fintech regulation. Jason Mikula, publisher of Fintech Business Weekly and managing director at 312 Global Strategies BV, a consulting firm focused on financial services product strategy, talks about the challenges banking as a service (BaaS) providers and their partners face as regulators pay more attention to banks’ relationships with third parties. We also ask Mikula to take the role of "Pretend CCO" at a fintech company as he lays out his top priorities for 2023 given potentially new regulatory scrutiny. Listen to the discussion with our host Rob Rubin.
On today's episode, we discuss a mixture of new store formats, whether there are too many ads on Amazon, how consumers keep spending in the face of inflation, the battle for the TV ratings crown, whether you can guarantee delivery, the number of books that have ever been published, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Suzy Davidkhanian, Blake Droesch, and Paul Verna.
On today's episode, we discuss the most exciting connected car services that are just around the corner, how gas and charging stations might evolve as people spend more time at them, and where autonomous ride-sharing is already a reality. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Jessica Lis.
On today's episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we talk about some must-discuss companies and what interests us the most about their recent performance. Then for "Pop-Up Rankings: Earnings Awards Edition," we rank the two best and the two most concerning retailer performances of late. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analysts Suzy Davidkhanian and Blake Droesch.
On today's episode, we discuss innovations in connected TV (CTV) and the outlook for next year. "In Other News," we talk about what to make of recent price hikes for streaming platforms and YouTube launching Primetime Channels. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Paul Verna and Michael Hopkins, vice president of go to market at MNTN.
On today's episode, we discuss why TikTok downgraded its revenue expectations, what concerns us the most about the company, and how big of a digital ad player it can actually become. "In Other News," we talk about YouTube letting folks buy products in Shorts and whether people want to buy things in WhatsApp messages. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Debra Aho Williamson.
On today's episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we discuss what kind of a holiday season we are expecting, how shopping behaviors are changing, and how retailers and brands can win over consumers. Then for "Pop-Up Rankings," we rank the top four holiday ads you need to watch. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analysts Andrew Lipsman and Carina Perkins.
On today's episode, we discuss why the US healthcare system is so fragmented, how an app could save the day, and whether the US will ever be able to synchronize its health services. "In Other News," we talk about the deal to buy multispecialty physician group Summit Health and what to expect from Amazon Clinic. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Lisa Phillips and Rajiv Leventhal.
On today's episode, we discuss what impacts customers’ trust in their banks. Using examples from Insider Intelligence's benchmark study, we dive deep in our “Story by Numbers” segment to demonstrate the power of fostering trust. In a new segment called “The Rankings,” we talk about where incumbent banks and neobanks rank in the digital benchmark and why. Join the discussion with host Rob Rubin and our analyst Tiffani Montez.
In this episode, host Bill Fisher is joined by our analyst Paul Briggs, Starcom’s executive vice president and global director Kelly Kokonas, and GWI’s chief research officer Jason Mander to discuss the latest "Global Media Intelligence" report, outlining media consumption behaviors from around the world.
On today's episode, we discuss whether the age of social media is ending, if fewer ads equal greater ROI, more streaming platforms testing the sports waters, how newsletters are making money, whether the Cyber Five have lost their luster, an explanation of Twitter's advertising exodus, how long humans can live for now (and in the future), and more. Tune in to the discussion with our director of forecasting Oscar Orozco and analysts Blake Droesch and Dave Frankland.
On today's episode, we discuss the controversies surrounding this year's World Cup, digital's role in the tournament, and which World Cup campaigns have caught our eye thus far. "In Other News," we talk about the six-month outlook for B2B marketers and whether someone is looking to buy Roku. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Dave Frankland and Paul Verna.
On today's very special holiday episode, host Sara Lebow tees up a conversation between our principal analyst Andrew Lipsman and Dan Hess, global chief product officer of The NPD Group, to unearth the long-lost history of Cyber Monday. Before it became an industrywide phenomenon in 2005, Dan and his team at Comscore were among the first to "discover" the spike in online shopping that happened the Monday after Thanksgiving—as far back as 2002. Find out what caused this phenomenon to take place, why there was so much misinformation about Cyber Monday in the early days, and what the day was originally called.
On today's episode, we discuss how companies feel about influencer marketing in a recessionary climate, how big the influencer space is, and the best practices for working with creators. "In Other News," we talk about how much Americans trust social media versus national and local news and what the user counts across Meta's platforms tell us. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Jasmine Enberg.
On today's episode, we discuss what to make of the apparent turnaround in Amazon's online store sales growth, why Amazon's ad business stands out, and what to expect from the ecommerce giant in Q4. "In Other News," we talk about the secret to returns convenience and how much people will be shopping in stores this holiday season. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Andrew Lipsman.
On today's episode, we discuss what to make of the early changes at Twitter, whether stores within stores really work, what to expect now that Netflix Basic With Ads is here, a drone Candy Crush ad in the sky, Sainsbury's playing the loyalty long game, an explanation of the ways US consumers cut costs, how much Americans love cheese, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our director of reports editing Rahul Chadha and analysts Suzy Davidkhanian and Max Willens.
On today's episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we discuss the total market for US retail social commerce sales, whether Instagram is in trouble when it comes to social commerce, and what kind of a threat TikTok poses. Then for "Red-Hot Retail," our analysts give us four of their very specific—and potentially risky—predictions about the future of TikTok’s US retail strategy. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analysts Sky Canaves and Jasmine Enberg.
On today's episode, we discuss why Google's advertising business has slowed, the significance of YouTube's growth going in the wrong direction, and what to expect from Google in Q4 and beyond. "In Other News," we talk about Apple Search Ads' market share and why live sports may not be that big of a driver of pay TV subscriptions. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Max Willens.
On today’s episode, we discuss the Fed raising interest rates and how that is impacting fintech lenders. In our “Headlines” segment, we discuss recent developments in fintech and buy now, pay later (BNPL). In “Story by Numbers,” we select two numbers that tell a story about the challenges neobank lenders are facing and two numbers about their untapped opportunities. And in “Pretend CEO,” host Rob Rubin challenges Ahon Sarkar, general manager of Helix by Q2, to pretend he’s the newly hired CEO of a monoline BNPL company. Tune in to the discussion with Rob Rubin and Ahon Sarkar.