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Drivers of Google's ad business, YouTube shifting to CTV, and digital ad tolerance 

Feb 23, 2021

eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom discuss Google's Q4 performance and what's driving it forward. They then talk about YouTube's shift to connected TVs, whether Americans are becoming less tolerant of digital ads, and what to make of the UK watchdog's investigation into Google replacing cookies.

eMarketer senior analyst Bill Fisher hosts principal analyst Karin von Abrams, senior forecasting analyst Cindy Liu, and research analyst at Insider Intelligence Man-Chung Cheung to discuss cross-border ecommerce: What are the largest and fastest growing cross-border markets, which marketplaces are people buying from, and what are the main barriers to overcome when buying products from different countries?

eMarketer is pleased to moderate a Tech-Talk Webinar featuring Validity's Tori Garcia, senior email strategist, and Jessica Hunt, email strategist, for this live Tech-Talk Webinar. They will discuss the fundamentals of deliverability to help marketers capitalize on email’s potential.

Faced with a global pandemic, consumers leaned into certainty. Forty percent of shoppers said materials and craftsmanship earned their confidence in a brand.

The iPhone 12’s strong performance so far has led eMarketer to increase its projections for iPhone users in the US for 2021 and beyond. We now expect iPhone usage in the US will grow this year to 116.3 million, slightly ahead of our Q1 2020 projection of 113.4 million.

Social commerce is at the nexus of media-commerce convergence, a much larger and more powerful trend. One outgrowth of the past decade’s shift from mass to addressable media is that brands can efficiently find and aggregate niche audiences while shortening their path to purchase. It makes sense that there would be efforts to explicitly commercialize media content by making it shoppable.

Reviews have always been a key aspect of a consumer’s shopping journey. But nowadays—particularly as more consumers lean on ecommerce—additional information in the form of user-generated visuals is becoming just as critical.

eMarketer analyst Blake Droesch, principal analyst Jeremy Goldman, and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Peter Vahle discuss whether the Super Bowl delivered, what's fueling Spotify, how the podcast and social media worlds are blurring together, if reducing politics in the News Feed can help Facebook, why the shopping mall might make a comeback, what is the most relaxing song ever (statistically), and more.