Instagram Removing Likes Could Boost Social Commerce and Retail Measurement Nov 14
Since Instagram rolled out its Checkout feature earlier this year, brands have begun linking influencer content to shopping tools as a way to drive—and measure—direct sales. Should the platform hide likes from public view, which it began testing in the US this week, influencer marketers could be forced to look beyond vanity metrics to more advanced measurement tools, including social commerce and in-store purchase behavior.
eMarketer junior forecasting analyst Nazmul Islam and principal analyst Andrew Lipsman tell us the likelihood that your food delivery driver has eaten some of your meal. How are people using food delivery apps, and how can they make the unit economics work for everyone?
As the eurozone faces economic turmoil due to global trade tensions and the continuing threat of Brexit, France and Germany are faring slightly differently where ad spend is concerned. Per our estimates, total ad spending in France is growing at slightly higher rates than in Germany, which lurches closer to an economic recession.
eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson joins host and fellow principal analyst Nicole Perrin to discuss the advertisers that are driving the shift from traditional media ad spending to digital. Does the traditional narrative hold up that a long tail of small advertisers rocketed Facebook to Google to prominence, or are digital pure plays responsible for the shift?
US TV ad spending will drop almost 3% this year, and a 1.0% bump in 2020 from the presidential election and Summer Olympics will not stave off a long-term decline for ad spending on the biggest traditional channel. According to eMarketer’s latest US ad forecast, TV ad spending peaked in 2018 at $72.40 billion.
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eMarketer junior analyst Blake Droesch, principal analyst Andrew Lipsman and junior forecasting analyst Nazmul Islam explain how Americans’ social media behaviors are changing, whether teens are more likely to use TikTok vs. Facebook, the impact of Tumblr’s “Group Chats” and the likely popularity of Twitter’s new “Topics” feature.
eMarketer junior forecasting analyst Nazmul Islam discusses the impact of stories on our ad revenue estimates for Snapchat and Instagram.
Though TikTok has become a craze among some younger Americans over the past year, recent headlines over a US government investigation into the platform’s Chinese parent company ByteDance regarding national security concerns have some marketers worrying.