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5 criteria for evaluating your email marketing program  Dec 4

While email may not be changing as rapidly as some other digital disciplines, it evolves nevertheless. Gone are the days when a best-in-class marketer could rely on batch-and-blast techniques, where 100% of a brand’s email distribution list received emails that were 100% identical. Opportunities abound particularly in the realms of personalization and testing.

The Weekly Listen: Actually regulating social, Snapchat Spotlight, and Spotify Stories

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch, vice president of content studio Paul Verna, and senior analyst at Insider Intelligence Sara M. Watson discuss how social media might (actually) be regulated, social commerce, the ceiling for Disney+, Snapchat rolling out TikTok competitor "Spotlight," Spotify testing Snapchat-like Stories, Facebook paying UK publishers for news in 2021, why you should never trust a raven, and more.

Amazon will earn over $14 billion in net US digital ad revenues this year

Amazon’s ad revenues along with its retail sales have increased as consumers continue to shift to ecommerce at elevated rates.

More than a third of US adults are concerned about their investments

US adults share a variety of personal finance concerns amid the pandemic-induced recession.

Pandemic presents new opportunities to boost accessibility

Though US law requires most public and private companies to make their websites and digital experiences accessible to people with disabilities, many are still missing the mark. But as the pandemic forces more people to work, study, shop, and conduct business online, it is empowering the disability community. Brands are turning to new technology and inclusive design to boost accessibility and extend their outreach.

eMarketer is pleased to moderate a Tech-Talk Webinar featuring Integrate's Sara Bochino, senior director of customer success, and Toni Schmelzle, senior marketing manager, team lead, US SMB acquisition at SAP Concur. They will share insight into their data story, including how SAP Concur partnered with Integrate to create a marketing strategy that drives value through relevant and reliable data.

How shopping in 2021 will differ, returns experiences, and Facebook Live Shopping

Business Insider Intelligence research analyst Daniel Keyes and eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Andrew Lipsman discuss what shopping will look like next year: How quickly shoppers will return to stores, which brick-and-mortar stores will be left, and what the most popular payment methods will be. They then talk about consumers losing patience with Peloton, what shoppers want from returns experiences, and Facebook's new live in-app shopping feature.

Toni Schmelzle, senior marketing manager, team lead, US SMB acquisition at SAP Concur, talks with Rimma Kats, executive editor at eMarketer, about how the company shifted their strategy without the impact of bad data.

A look back at Singles’ Day, and what retailers can learn from it

Singles' Day, which took place last month, registered another record-breaking year. Annual sales growth on leading ecommerce platforms Alibaba and JD.com rose 85.6% and 32.8%, to RMB 498.2 billion ($72.1 billion) and RMB 271.5 billion ($ 39.3 billion) respectively.

eMarketer is pleased to moderate a Tech-Talk Webinar featuring Merkle’s Brett McTammany, vice president of marketing technology, delivery lead insurance, Amazon Web Services’ Kevin Wall, solutions architect, and AAA Life Insurance’s Jennifer Hart, vice president of direct marketing, and Rafael Mejia, director of analytics and data management. They will share AAA Life’s data modernization story and the business case for adopting a cloud-first data marketing platform.