Media Buying

Amid Hollywood strike, SAG-AFTRA defends interim agreements: Critics argue they might inadvertently benefit AMPTP.

The ad market slipped in June, but don’t panic: A 1.6% drop is a sign that the industry is stabilizing after a year of harsh declines.

Meta accounts for 19.5% of US digital ad spend, despite US adults spending only 7.6% of their time with digital media on the platform, according to our forecasts.

Retail media is outpacing non-retail media in growth in US search ad spend. As performance-driven advertisers push closer to the point of sale, companies like Amazon benefit. Here’s what’s behind retail media’s search success.

Roku Q2 revenues up: Budget-conscious consumers are flocking to its ad-supported streaming platform.

Meta is one of the two most successful ad publishers in history (along with its duopoly rival, Google), but its ad dominance does not come in tandem with an equally dominant hold over consumers’ time. In fact, Meta’s share of ad revenues is surprisingly out of step with how much time people actually spend on its platforms, particularly when compared with competitors like YouTube and TikTok

Over one-third (37.7%) of US consumers’ time spent with TV is with streaming services, per Nielsen. Cable is not far behind, with a 30.6% share of consumers’ TV time.

On today's special episode, we continue our monthly show where we discuss the biggest trends of the moment and the newest research, sprinkle in some analysis, and bundle it up into a quiz. Every month, three of our analysts representing their respective coverage area teams compete against each other. (We also encourage you to play along at home.) We keep a running score and will crown a winning team at the end of the year. Today, we cover how much the world is traveling again, how Amazon Prime Day did, the staying power of Threads, and more. Tune in to the discussion with this month's contestants: our analysts Carina Perkins, Max Willens, and Yory Wurmser.

X Corp cuts ad prices: The former Twitter aims to revive commitments amid continued brand risk.

Snap has weaker Q2 but makes progress: The company posts a smaller loss, demonstrates a 14% increase in DAUs, and sees strides in innovation.

The new Microsoft: Tech giant expands advertising and AI initiatives with Activision Blizzard gaming deal to come.

Google Q2 beats estimates: Advertising revenues demonstrate resilience, despite challenges ahead.

US marketers are allocating more of their advertising budget to social media and TV (19% each) than digital (14%), email (12%), and out-of-home (OOH) (7%) media channels, according to Quad.

Netflix will remain on top despite a shaky 2023. Estimates for Hulu and the other sub OTT services were not affected by the writers strike.TikTok and YouTube are in a close fight for short- and medium-length video viewing time.

This exclusive data provided to Insider Intelligence by market intelligence firm Sensor Tower looks at Facebook and Twitter ad spending across industries in 2022 and 2023, and how those platforms compare against YouTube in the first half of this year.

Google is developing an AI tool to aid journalists: Some media executives fear a devaluing of news and rise in misinformation.

US TV ad spend will fall 8% this year, per our forecast. Its share of total media ad spend is also in decline as marketers turn to faster-growing formats such as connected TV (CTV) and retail media.

On today's episode, we discuss how much people are searching for things on social media, where they're looking, and how advertisers should approach social search. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Jasmine Enberg and Debra Aho Williamson.

Data-Driven Shift: TV advertising evolves, becoming more data-driven and automated, notes a Comcast report.

Meta’s Twitter rival launched successfully but faces user engagement challenges. The app’s success caused Twitter’s web traffic and ad revenues to dip significantly.