Media Buying

Netflix added 2.31 million net new paid subscribers in the US and Canada in Q1 2020, bringing the region's total subscriber count to 69.97 million. That's growth of about 5% year over year. The company attributed stronger worldwide growth to increased media consumption during quarantines.

TikTok is experiencing a substantial boost during the coronavirus pandemic. It added more than 12 million US unique visitors in March, reaching 52.2 million, according to data provided to us by Comscore. Between January and March, its US unique visitor count rose 48.3%.

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Lucy Koch and vice president of research Jennifer Pearson discuss the media diets of kids and teens in quarantine. They then talk about how older individuals and women are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, the video streaming platforms with the best kids content and more.

eMarketer principal analysts Nicole Perrin and Debra Aho Williamson discuss how COVID-19 has changed engagement and the flow of ad dollars to the digital duopoly of Facebook and Google. They then talk about gamifying social distancing, Mozilla and Scroll's 'Firefox Better Web,' and Instagram 'Co-Watching.'

eMarketer senior forecasting analyst Oscar Orozco joins global director of public relations Douglas Clark to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting eMarketer’s forecasts on time spent with social media, including revised numbers for Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes and forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom discuss what people in quarantine are watching. Will TV advertising dip? Which streaming services will gobble up new users? They then talk about Apple's new iPhone, how HBO Max plans to launch and empathy-led marketing.

eMarketer senior forecasting analyst Oscar Orozco joins global director of public relations Douglas Clark to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting eMarketer’s forecasts on time spent with digital video, including the role of connected TVs and smartphones.

Snap Inc. reported strong gains in both users and revenues in its Q1 2020 earnings on Tuesday, despite growing concerns about the impact of the coronavirus on worldwide ad budgets. Here are three takeaways for advertisers.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Peter Vahle, senior forecasting analyst Oscar Orozco, and principal analysts Andrew Lipsman and Nicole Perrin discuss the who, what, where, when and why of podcast listening, and how advertiser approaches are changing. They then talk about Roku users viewing habits, tech to fight robocalling and Facebook's couples-only messaging app.

TV ad spending in the US will decline by between 22.3% and 29.3% in H1 2020, about $10 billion to $12 billion less than expected. Our previous forecast, completed on March 6, 2020, called for a 2.0% increase for the full year.

China's economy, and subsequently its ad market, will face ongoing challenges this year due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. However, history shows that programmatic advertising—the use of automation in the buying, selling or fulfillment of ads—is in a strong position to withstand such downturns.

With the coronavirus pandemic leading to a significant economic slowdown, we’re providing updated guidance to our clients about what we expect for ad spending during H1 2020.

Despite the economic downturn brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, we estimate that US spending on digital video advertising still has the potential to increase by as much as 7.8% during H1 2020—or decrease by as much as 5.2% vs. H1 2019.

In this episode hosted by eMarketer global director of public relations Douglas Clark, forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom discusses how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting eMarketer’s video ad spending forecasts, including predictions on digital video viewing habits heading into Q2.

With the coronavirus pandemic leading to a significant economic slowdown, we’re providing updated guidance to our clients about what we expect for ad spending during the first half of this year.

In this episode hosted by eMarketer global director of public relations Douglas Clark, forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom sheds light on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting eMarketer’s search ad spending forecasts, including repercussions for the travel and retail industries.

With the coronavirus pandemic leading to a significant economic slowdown, we’re providing updated guidance to our clients about what we expect for ad spending during the first half of this year.

Most US advertisers had started holding back their spending due to the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March, expecting to make deep cuts in Q2. But early April research suggests those cuts may be worse than previously anticipated.

Melissa Burdick, co-founder and president of Amazon ad buying technology provider Pacvue, joins host Nicole Perrin to explain Amazon's ad products and shares how the ongoing crisis (including logistics difficulties) is changing advertising on the ecommerce marketplace.

With the coronavirus pandemic leading to a significant economic slowdown, we’re providing updated guidance to our clients about what we expect for ad spending during the first half of this year.