The Weekly Listen: YouTube’s Policies, Uber Safety Record and Disney+ Favorites Dec 13
eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio Paul Verna talk about YouTube's harassment policy change, Uber's new security report, TV shows with the most longevity, what people are watching on Disney+, where the bar code came from, and more.
Americans are poised to spend $590.67 billion in retail ecommerce in 2019, with a year-over-year growth rate of 12.8%. "To keep growing at double-digit rates, future channel growth will increasingly rely on continued strong gains in the spending rate per buyer," said Andrew Lipsman, eMarketer principal analyst. eMarketer has curated this Roundup of articles, insights and interviews to help you understand the latest trends in the retail industry.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), enacted in May 2018, was supposed to cause a huge backlash against programmatic trading in the UK. It was going to bring heightened awareness of privacy among consumers and more scrutiny of ad tech than ever before. Marketers were going to become wary of playing “fast and loose” with consumer data. Of course, there have been varying degrees of truth in those statements, and while initial effects were felt, the longer-term impact on programmatic ad spend has not been substantial.
Shopping for furniture can be overwhelming whether online or in-store. It’s something the co-founders of Burrow found out firsthand years ago when they were looking to invest in their own big-ticket items.
Daily Forecast: Mobile Messaging More Prevalent in Western Europe than Mobile Social Networking Dec 12
eMarketer junior forecasting analyst Nazmul Islam compares our mobile messaging app usage numbers with our mobile social networking usage figures and the factors behind the increasing gap.
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eMarketer principal analyst Yory Wurmser joins host Nicole Perrin to discuss eMarketer’s latest estimates of spending on mobile ads in the US. They break down our forecast to explain where the nearly $100 billion in US mobile ad outlays this year actually goes.
eMarketer executive editor Rimma Kats and principal analyst Andrew Lipsman discuss what brick-and-mortar retail 2.0 will look like. They then talk about the implications of a controversial Peloton ad, what's going on with package theft, Away's CEO stepping down and how much returns matter.
Facebook users in France and Germany are leaving the platform even faster than expected. For the second forecast in a row, we have downgraded Facebook user growth in both countries, as younger users shift to other platforms. In France this year, Facebook will experience a decline in users for the first time, whereas Germany experienced its first drop in users in 2018.