Marketing Technology

On today's episode, we discuss five new bills that aim to limit Big Tech, whether short-form audio is next, Google's fine over its treatment of news publishers, why we buy what we buy, what to make of Disney+ subscriber growth hitting the brakes, how the world gets its caffeine, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior analysts Sara M. Watson and Jasmine Enberg and analyst at Insider Intelligence Blake Droesch.

Fire sale: AT&T is selling its Latin American satellite business Vrio and its ad tech company Xandr, just months after offloading WarnerMedia. Though a bad look for AT&T, the sales give the child companies a chance to thrive under new parentage.

Google’s Chrome Team stress-tested the digital ad world by announcing in early 2020 that the browser—the world’s most popular—would deprecate third-party cookies within two years. Vendors, publishers, agencies, and advertisers scrambled to understand what would take cookies’ place, and how they would identify and target their audiences without them. Google’s announcement in June 2021 that cookie deprecation would be delayed by almost two years has given marketers and their partners more time to test and integrate new solutions—but also a longer period of uncertainty.

On today's episode, we discuss what Facebook's new virtual reality (VR) ads look like, the ad formats that will be unique to VR, and what's driving VR headset growth. We then talk about the breakdown of what Americans are watching on TV, whether we will ever see ads on Disney+ and Netflix, and whether YouTube TV has the answer for sports fans. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analysts at Insider Intelligence Victoria Petrock and Paul Verna.

At this year's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple announced several new privacy-protecting updates, including Hide My Email. Alex Cone, vice president, privacy and data protection at trade organization IAB Tech Lab, joins eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to discuss what Hide My Email will do, some of Apple's other recent changes, and whether the big tech platforms are more concerned about data protection than about privacy per se.

Following backlash, the search giant will delay phasing out third-party cookies in favor of FLoC until 2023. Chrome’s browser dominance means its eventual changes will have a significant impact on users privacy standards

China is increasingly viewing digital data as a national resource critical to GDP growth. New initiatives to increase data flow between private companies and the government exist within China’s broader national strategy prioritizing 5G and blockchain.

Whether it’s the visitors’ app or in-park operations team, Universal Parks & Resorts is dedicated to delivering seamless guest experiences. To create relevant, immersive moments, the theme park relies on its core data and an integrated customer data platform (CDP). Watch Industry Voices: Spotlight on Travel with Universal Parks & Resorts’ Leah van Zelm, vice president of global marketing analytics.

Decreased data storage costs and booming data generation may lead the global AI industry to be worth nearly $1T by 2028. By the end of the decade, AI will become essential for numerous industries.

A recent Supreme Court ruling limits the US government’s ability to prosecute individuals for misusing databases—the ruling will add legal clarity for AI companies harvesting public data and, ironically, many of the ethical researchers using similar methods in the name of tech accountability.

On today's episode, we discuss how Facebook is handling Apple's iOS14.5 update, its new 'Neighborhoods' feature, whether people will want to listen to podcasts on the blue app, organic marketing losing its shine on the larger social media platforms, what the Facebook Oversight Board's landmark ruling means, a balancing miracle, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson, senior analyst Sara M. Watson, and analyst at Insider Intelligence Blake Droesch.

Advertisers have a lot of information to bring together to understand how to gain more market share for their business. Mike Menkes, senior vice president at measurement firm Analytic Partners, joins eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to discuss what might happen if competitors increase spending while you hold your budget steady, how creative can boost video ad effectiveness, and how ads for one product often have a "halo" that extends to other products, as well.

On today's episode, we discuss whether augmented reality is the future of marketing, how Clubhouse launching on Android can help the social audio platform grow its user base, how much the pandemic changed boomers' online behavior, whether "buy now, pay later" can move beyond retail, how to help people find something to watch on Netflix, how to swim up in the sky, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer analysts Nina Goetzen and Daniel Keyes, and principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Jeremy Goldman.

Understanding how marketing touchpoints contribute to revenues is one of marketers’ most challenging yet vital tasks. Being able to demonstrate this contribution can turn marketing from a cost center into an investment that effectively drives market share gains for a business. Even with the rise of digital advertising, attribution has remained difficult at best—but more marketers continue to work on the problem.

In April 2016, WeCom launched as WeChat Work in China, to only moderate success. The pandemic has turbocharged its user growth, however. The app’s integration with WeChat and arsenal of business features will make it a valuable asset for marketers even after offices reopen.

On today's episode, we discuss what stood out the most about Google's Q1 performance. We then talk about what kind of ad recovery we expect this year and why Google is in hot water again, as well as look at some survey data about third-party cookie doomsday. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom.

Apple's privacy changes are finally here: The learning curve may be steep, but the consent prompts could encourage more consumer trust and opt-ins than marketers expect.

Neustar senior vice president of product and general manager of customer experience Steve Silvers and eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin discuss some misconceptions about cookie deprecation, what marketers should do to prepare for the loss of third-party cookies and react to the loss of Identifiers for Advertisers (IDFAs), and more about future approaches to addressability.

It seems like a given sometimes that brands should be collecting all the first-party data they can. Sharon Harris, global CMO at agency Jellyfish, joins eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to discuss why that's the wrong approach, what brands should consider before collecting data from their audiences, and what they should do with it once they have it.