Media Buying


Despite OTT ad spend's surge, it’s still small compared with the $69.2 billion that US advertisers are projected to spend on linear TV. For some advertisers, measurement challenges prevent them from investing more in OTT.

Social video ad spending in the US will reach $14.89 billion in 2021, growing 44% from 2019, according to our latest forecast. It will then account for 30.4% of total video ad spending.

The belief that consumers crave more targeted, personalized ads has become a digital advertising mantra. But it’s not entirely true.

Earlier this week, 3,000 marketing industry professionals gathered for LiveRamp’s RampUp conference at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco to discuss the latest marketing technology developments. One theme that stood out was that while marketers are making headway with advanced TV, it’s early days with TV ad innovations.

In a poll conducted by ad measurement firm Integral Ad Science (IAS), 69.0% of agency executives say that fraud is the biggest hindrance to ad budget growth, compared with more than half (52.6%) of brand professionals who said the same.

This year will mark a major milestone in the world of advertising. For the first time, digital ad spending in the US will exceed traditional ad spending, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast. By 2023, digital will surpass two-thirds of total media spending.

Some marketers turn to data scientists as they look to improve their ad measurement and digital attribution capabilities.

eMarketer Analyst Insight: Facebook's share of digital ad revenues far exceeds its share of digital media time. With average ad revenues per user growing as absolute time spent with Facebook in the US stagnates, the gap is expanding, leading to higher costs to grab the average user's attention.

Dismayed by a shortage of high-quality bras, and limited store inventory, Heidi Zak co-founded the direct-to-consumer (D2C) startup ThirdLove in 2013. The mission was simple: make shopping for a bra a better experience. With a strong focus on personalization, ThirdLove stocked a wide range of sizes and styles and used customer data to create an innovative buyer journey.

There's a lot of potential for programmatic advertising in account-based marketing, but a foundation must be put in place first.

Brand safety is a serious concern for 60% of the ad industry professionals GumGum and Digiday surveyed in November 2018. But that’s down from 90% in 2017.

What happens when you add the letter 'E' to 5G, as AT&T is planning to do by changing the LTE symbol to 5GE?

The New York Department of Financial Services has launched an investigation into Facebook’s reported collection of data from third-party apps. According to The Wall Street Journal, the social media platform has been using partnerships with third-party apps to collect personal information on both Facebook and non-Facebook users.

Because of in-app ad spend's recent surge, getting accurate in-app viewability measurements is a big deal for mobile marketers. We forecast that $77.03 billion will be spent on in-app advertising in the US this year, up 25.1% over 2018.

Big news means bigger earnings for Twitter—and their Q4 2018 revenues, which beat expectations, proves that the company was able to leverage its real-time conversation appeal to bolster video ad sales during the big news events of the past year.

Maturing direct-to-consumer brands struggling to scale social channels find a cost-effective solution in TV ads.

One of the biggest trends in advertising this year will be consumer privacy and security concerns, which has forced marketers to get their data houses in order.

In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," eMarketer senior analyst Bill Fisher breaks down the data for the digital OOH market in the UK. How many British consumers see DOOH ads? Where are the ad dollars coming from? Which advertisers are making waves?

Snap Inc. reported Q4 2018 earnings Tuesday and, like Facebook, beat expectations for revenue and usage. In this eMarketer Analyst Insight, principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson and senior analyst Jasmine Enberg explain four key takeaways for advertisers.

Over-the-top video inventory demand is very strong, but the supply of impressions is limited. This has created an opportunity for fraudsters to trick advertisers into buying inventory that does not really exist.