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The Weekly Listen: Foldable Phones 2.0, SVOD Free Trials, and Lasting Shopping Trends Oct 23

eMarketer junior analyst Blake Droesch and principal analysts at Insider Intelligence Mark Dolliver and Yory Wurmser discuss whether foldable phones have already failed, what happens when free subscription video trials expire, media companies restructuring around streaming, Apple's 24-hour music video livestream, which shopping trends will last, what if Iron Man was real, and more.

3 Key Trends Shaping the Media Landscape This Year

As the coronavirus spread in the first half of 2020, we might have expected radical changes in the media behavior of consumers around the world. But for the most part, that didn’t happen. That’s just one insight to emerge from eMarketer’s newly released 2020 Global Media Intelligence (GMI) Report, a detailed look at internet users’ engagement with digital and traditional media in 42 major markets, produced in collaboration with Starcom Worldwide and GlobalWebIndex.

What Happens to Print During a Pandemic?

eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver and Nicole Perrin, junior forecasting analyst Nazmul Islam and senior forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Oscar Orozco discuss what the coronavirus pandemic has and hasn't done to print media. They then talk about racial diversity in ads, millennials in decision-making roles, and American teens' favorite social media platforms.

Yes, Adults Are More Stressed Because of the Pandemic, Especially with Juggling Work and Home Life

Many adults worldwide are feeling the effects of the pandemic, particularly on their mental health

Streaming Services Spend Heavily on Marketing amid Pandemic

Most advertisers have pulled back their spending, but streaming services are marketing themselves as heavily as ever.

Is the 5G iPhone 12 the Future of Smartphones?

eMarketer research analyst Hirsch Chitkara and principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Yory Wurmser discuss the new 5G iPhone 12 and whether it will be a game-changer. They then talk about living in a mobile-first world, why your next phone might come without any apps and rewarded video vs. in-app purchases.

eMarketer is pleased to moderate a Tech-Talk Webinar featuring BlueConic’s Eric Gilreath, customer success engineer, Ali Paradiso, senior customer success manager, and Sam Ngo, director of product marketing. They will discuss what’s next for marketing programs and personalized customer experiences, and how technology choices matter when it comes to identity and engagement.

US Ecommerce Channel Ad Spending Will Jump Nearly 40% This Year to More than $17 Billion

Marketers will spend $17.37 billion on advertising on ecommerce sites and apps this year, according to eMarketer’s first-ever forecast of ecommerce channel ad spending. Ad spending on ecommerce properties will be up 38.8% from 2019—an acceleration of spending growth, thanks to the pandemic. By the end of this year, ecommerce channel advertising will represent 12.2% of US digital ad spend.

Mobile Payment Adoption Has Been Slow in Western Europe, but the Pandemic Could Be the Catalyst for Growth

Western Europe—particularly the EU-4—has always been a strong cash culture, and concerns about security have inhibited growth of mobile payments in the region. However, that’s gradually changing in large part because of the pandemic, as more consumers use cashless forms of payment to help curb the spread of the virus.

A Social Media Reckoning After the US Election

eMarketer junior analyst Blake Droesch and principal analysts at Insider Intelligence Debra Aho Williamson, Mark Dolliver, and Jeremy Goldman discuss how social media might change as a result of the continued spread of misinformation on the platforms and general negative sentiment surrounding them. They then talk about the best way to use Stories, influencer ad disclosure, and which consumer group has increased its social media usage the most during the pandemic.