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Where do US consumers begin their product searches? Nov 29

A majority share of consumers are now taking to marketplaces first when shopping online. According an August 2020 survey from ecommerce ad agency ChannelAdvisor conducted by Dynata, 53% of US adults said they began product searches at Amazon when planning to make a digital purchase.

Consumers expect brands to be inclusive

In the midst of social upheaval in the US, many marketers are striving to be more inclusive, especially as they relate to people who have been historically underrepresented, excluded, and stereotypically portrayed. By embracing and reflecting real-world diversity, they can build greater brand affinity and deeper customer relationships while working to effect positive change.

How to think about the video streaming universe

eMarketer senior analyst Ross Benes and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom discuss the streaming wars. How significant of a player is Amazon Prime Video, really? Can HBO Max reach 50 million subscribers in five years? How should we assess Apple TV+'s first year, as well as the overall video streaming universe?

This year, the number of US monthly reddit users will grow by over a quarter from last year to reach 37.7 million.

How Prime Day went, and how holiday shopping will go

Business Insider Intelligence research analyst Daniel Keyes and eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Andrew Lipsman discuss how Amazon's Prime Day went and what to expect from holiday shopping this season. They then talk about miniature Ulta Beauty shops inside Target stores, the health of retail in 2021, and whether in-garage delivery can rival curbside pickup.

The food and beverage category is seeing the biggest gains in retail ecommerce sales growth this year as more consumers have gotten comfortable shopping online amid the pandemic. Over the past few months, Kellogg’s has also experienced this digital growth and implemented ongoing efforts to adapt to the rapidly changing retail environment.

The Weekly Listen: What we are thankful (and not thankful) for this year

In our Thanksgiving episode, eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver and Nicole Perrin, junior analyst Blake Droesch, and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna play our annual Thanksgiving game "Thankful/Not Thankful," determine how well Behind the Numbers listeners know us, and find out how people used to answer the telephone before they said "hello."

Having a strong understanding of an email program’s return on investment (ROI) remains a competitive advantage. It might be surprising that given how great an ROI email can provide, many brands don’t actually have a good handle on how to measure its success or lack thereof.

UK retailer returns strategies will be tested this holiday season

When the UK government announced a nationwide lockdown for November, the impetus for retail holiday ecommerce shopping was ratcheted up another notch, given that Black Friday shopping falls within this period.

Sonika Malhotra, co-founder and global brand director of Love Beauty and Planet, speaks with eMarketer vice president of business development Marissa Coslov about the beauty brand’s marketing priorities, from building trust with its customers to making sustainability accessible.