Media Buying

In 2020, China was the only major economy to produce economic growth. It’s not surprising, then, that it was also the only major national market to see an increase in total media ad spending. Girded by this economic strength, China’s digital ad market hardly missed a beat.

Apple plans to roll out a major update to iOS this spring, requiring an opt-in before apps can track users across channels. "Behind the Numbers" host Marcus Johnson turns the tables on eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to ask about the latest research on AppTrackingTransparency opt-ins, the China Advertising ID (CAID), and how advertisers are preparing.

The duopoly’s share of EU-5 digital ad markets is still increasing: However, shifting regulatory tides worldwide could have longer-term implications for market share down the road.

Context isn’t king: Privacy changes will radically alter marketers’ ability to track and target users. Contextual advertising companies are popping up with alternatives, but marketers are more interested in first-party data solutions.

New performance options on CTV campaigns: Roku expanded its Measurement Partner Program, integrating metrics like app installs, store visits, and products sales to its advertising platform.

On today's episode, we discuss some digital audio developments from Spotify and iHeartMedia, how podcast advertising can add value, in-car audio entertainment, and what the first flavor of advertising on social audio platforms will look like. We then talk about what to expect from this years' Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Podcast Upfronts, how people are approaching podcast moderation, and the market for podcasts created for children. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Peter Vahle.

Google’s secret anti-competitive project revealed: New court documents show that Google gave itself preference in its ad exchange, confirming long-held suspicions that the tech giant was running a monopoly.

I'm feeling lucky: Google's raking in search ad revenue

Roku Recommendations to provide a new space for sponsored content: The CTV company is offering brands the opportunity to sponsor recommendation videos for content across its channels to help it expand on its recent sponsored content investments.

On today's episode, we discuss how the "Big Three" are driving the digital rebound, what we can expect from TV, and a step change for radio advertising. We then talk about the importance of YouTube recommending products shown in videos, consumer awareness of the sunsetting on third-party cookies, and how much Apple's privacy changes could affect Facebook's ad revenues. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom.

As the pandemic drove consumers to move their spending online in 2020, Amazon benefitted in a big way. But it wasn’t just its ecommerce business that grew by double digits. Its advertising business grew by 52.5% last year, pushing Amazon’s share of the US digital ad market past 10% for the first time. This has only strengthened its position as the No. 3 ad publisher in the US.

Elevated screen time is here to stay: Last year, US adults spent about 1 hour extra per day with digital media—and that boost will have lasting effects on consumption habits, even after the pandemic ends.

TV rebounded temporarily last year: Lockdowns and the election helped TV reverse its longstanding trend of losing viewership hours in the US, but only for the year—it'll keep losing time spent this year and into the future.

On today's episode, we discuss five milestone changes in how Americans are consuming media. We then talk about multiscreen behavior, newspaper readership trends, and movie studios figuring out the right theatrical release strategy. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer director of forecasting Oscar Orozco and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Peter Vahle.

Google's Chrome wasn't the first browser to put the kibosh on third-party cookies. Phil Acton, country manager for the UK, Benelux, and France at end-to-end programmatic platform Adform, joins eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to discuss how the company has been testing cookieless targeting with publishers in Europe, where Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox have significant market share, as well as the importance of supply path optimization (SPO).

On today's episode, we discuss Twitter's major initiatives and figure out what the platform will look like after it reinvents itself. We then talk about Facebook's cost-per-thousand (CPM) recovery, TikTok's ecommerce efforts, and a recent study about COVID-19 news on Facebook. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior analyst at Insider Intelligence Jasmine Enberg.

GDPR delays FLoC rollout in the EU: Chrome’s alternative to third-party tracking of individuals will be delayed in the EU as regulators question its adherence to specific consent requirements.

Neustar's product marketing director Devon DeBlasio and eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin discuss how the deprecation of third-party cookies and changes to Apple's policies will affect how advertisers can identify and track users across channels and what they can do to continue measuring their success by taking a unified approach.

We estimate that one in four US internet users will use TikTok this year, and adult users will spend almost 32 minutes per day on average with the short-video app. Evan Horowitz, co-founder and CEO of creative agency Movers + Shakers, joins eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to discuss TikTok's ad products, how advertisers are using the app to build brand equity, and the need to tailor social creative to make sense for each platform.