Facebook's New Libra Cryptocurrency Helps the Company Diversify Away from Advertising Jun 24
After a year of rumors, Facebook confirmed its plans to create a financial system based off a new cryptocurrency called Libra. While the company derives a majority of its revenues from advertising, it’s clear that it’s been trying to diversify its income, and this new digital currency—along with its new digital wallet feature Calibra—is the next step in executing this strategy.
On-Demand, Tech-Talk Webinar: Brand Safety—Human & Technical Solutions for Real-Time Protection | Sponsored Content Jun 24
eMarketer was pleased to moderate a Tech-Talk Webinar presentation featuring Daniel Macdonald, vice president of investments and partnerships at Xaxis. He gives a comprehensive overview of both human and technical solutions, including the proactive approach Xaxis takes to protect their 3,000+ brand clients.
eMarketer co-founder and chief content officer Geoff Ramsey and vice president of business development Marissa Coslov report back from the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. They share their insights on the new themes that emerged in this year's show and reveal their most interesting conversations, important takeaways and craziest moments.
The trade war between the world’s two largest retail markets is taking its toll, especially on China. Coupled with a slowing domestic auto market, the trade war is hurting the country's retail sales. In our latest worldwide retail forecast, we have cut our outlook for China and the US. As a result, China will not surpass the US in total retail sales this year, as expected in our Q4 2018 forecast. That milestone will likely not happen until 2021.
eMarketer forecasting director Shelleen Shum breaks down our ad spend numbers for the US auto sector. While estimates are showing a growth slowdown for 2019, video and search are bucking the overall trend. Watch now.
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eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver and vice president of multimedia Paul Verna join host Marcus Johnson to discuss reports that the Federal Trade Commission is investigating YouTube for potential violations of children’s online privacy. Other topics on the agenda include Slack’s initial public offering and a study showing an increase in screen time among older users.
Baby boomers already know how to go to a brick-and-mortar store and buy things. So unless there’s an obvious benefit of convenience or better prices, they’re not rushing to master newer, more tech-heavy shopping methods.
Our weekly review of the most intriguing stories covers Facebook’s cryptocurrency project, Spotify’s plan to target ads based on podcast listening and viewership metrics of the NBA Finals. We also delve into the digital ad industry’s latest steps to promote brand safety, and we bring you the game of the week, useless dinner party data and more! Host Marcus Johnson leads the conversation with eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin and vice president of multimedia Paul Verna.