Media Buying


Out-of-Home Advertising Now that Everyone's Inside

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes, forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin discuss what's next for out-of-home advertising now that the US is sheltering in place. They then talk about college football's TV ad inventory being in jeopardy, TikTok's data collection practices and the social platforms that small businesses are most likely to advertise on.

US Programmatic Digital Display Ad Spending Will Grow Despite Pandemic-Related Recession

Despite the deceleration in overall digital ad spending growth this year, US programmatic digital display is weathering the coronavirus pandemic and related recession.

Retailers Won’t Increase Digital Display Ad Spend Much This Year, Despite Record Ecommerce Sales

While the overall economy has suffered from pandemic-necessitated behavioral changes, some industries have been hit harder than others. We estimate that US retail sales will decline by 10.5% this year, and even though the shift to ecommerce will accelerate digital sales to new heights, retailers will grow their US digital display ad spending by only a sluggish 2.3% this year.

eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom discuss Google's checkered Q2 earnings. They then talk about how Google plans to take on Amazon's online shopping dominance, the antitrust investigation into Google, and what would happen if Google tracked people after they asked it not to.

The Pandemic Puts the Spotlight on a Rising Esports Industry

While the coronavirus pandemic caused every major US sports league to suspend its season, esports resumed relatively quickly. Leagues pivoted from competing inside venues to an online-only format where teams and production crews operated remotely. Despite any short-term struggles from large advertising downturns, the outlook for esports remains positive.

eMarketer principal analysts Debra Aho Williamson and Nicole Perrin, senior analyst Jasmine Enberg, and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom discuss Facebook's recent Q2 earnings and check in on what effects the advertiser boycott may have on the social networking giant. They then discuss the latest from the Twitter hack, why Microsoft may buy TikTok, and the impact of TikTok letting outsiders peek behind the curtain of its algorithm.

The Ad Platform: Getting and Keeping Customers in the Social Distancing Economy

Shoppers' routines have been disrupted, and many have tried new brands or digital retailers as a result. Jaysen Gillespie, vice president and head of analytics and data science at Criteo, joins Nicole Perrin, eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence, to discuss acquiring vs. retaining customers during the pandemic, along with other marketing strategies for the social distancing economy.

US Podcast Ad Spending to Surpass $1 Billion Next Year

Podcast listenership in the US has been soaring in recent years and advertising dollars are following. Podcast ad spending is a bright spot amid lackluster digital radio spending. According to eMarketer’s latest forecast, US podcast ad spending will surpass 20% of digital radio ad spending this year and cross the $1 billion mark next year.

Terry Kawaja, founder and CEO of strategic advisory firm Luma Partners, joins eMarketer co-founder and Insider Intelligence chief evangelist Geoff Ramsey to discuss the pandemic's effects on live events and the ad market, the importance of marketers taking a stand on social issues and using economic downturns to increase brand presence.

The US will remain the largest market worldwide for total and digital advertising for the foreseeable future. China achieved rapid catch-up growth for a while, starting at one-quarter of the US spend in 2012 and rising to almost half by 2020.

The retail industry has faced major changes this year, both good and bad. Companies have had to adjust budgets, reimagine marketing efforts and adapt to new consumer behaviors. Uncommon Goods, an eco-conscious online and catalog retailer of unique gifts, is no stranger to this variety of operational shifts brought on by the pandemic.

US Programmatic Digital Out-of-Home Ad Spending Will Double in 2020, but Remains Experimental

In June, we published our first forecast for programmatic digital out-of-home (DOOH) ad spending forecast, which we define as DOOH ads that are transacted and fulfilled via automation. This year, US programmatic DOOH ad spending will more than double from 2019, totaling $181.6 million, and that figure will reach $533.8 million by 2022.

The Weekly Listen: LGBTQ+ in Ads, Paying Media and Will TikTok Get Banned or Bought?

eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver and Nicole Perrin and junior analyst at Insider Intelligence Blake Droesch discuss whether TikTok will get banned or bought by someone (like Microsoft), Australia making big tech pay for media, "Prime Gaming," digital revenues exceed print at The New York Times, appealing to the LGBTQ+ community in ads, who gave America it’s most popular chocolate and more.

Out-of-Home Advertising Is Becoming More Digitally Driven

This year, digital out-of-home (DOOH) ad spending will increase 1.6%, and in 2021 it will grow 19.2%. We expect DOOH ad spending to increase from $2.72 billion in 2020 to $3.84 billion in 2023.

The Weekly Listen: Big Tech's Hearing, CBS 'More' Access and Ad Potency in a Pandemic

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss the main takeaways from the recent big-tech antitrust hearing; how CBS All Access is beefing up; how much sports can help advertisers this year; the effectiveness of ads during a pandemic; what a Twitter subscription service might look like; how high one could jump on Mars and more.

With mobile accounting for more than two-thirds of US digital ad spending, the pandemic's economic effects didn’t spare mobile ad spend. Still, the format is faring slightly better than most other media and will eke out growth in 2020.

During its recent earnings call, Comcast said that NBCUniversal's new streaming service Peacock reached 10 million sign-ups since its soft launch in April this year.

Latin America will have the worst regional performance for ad spending overall this year, declining 10.0% collectively, although oddly, it will also have the best performance for digital ad spending growth at 5.0%.

How the Coronavirus Is Changing US Social Media Usage

When US consumers started spending more time at home during the pandemic, they also started using social media more, providing an unexpected boost to engagement on these platforms.

Agencies and Brand Marketers Are Altering Their Planned Sports Ad Spend

Despite the return of some sporting events like NBA exhibition games and the MLB, marketers are delaying their planned ad spend.