Media & Entertainment

For the first time, the eMarketer forecasting team at Insider Intelligence has produced a comprehensive set of international forecasts for podcast listeners.

On today's episode, we discuss what's next for Google Search, what it would take for advertisers to leave Facebook, regulating algorithms, how advertisers can get into gaming, restaurant robots, how to run better meetings, fun with flags, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst Suzy Davidkhanian, analyst Blake Droesch, and director of forecasting at Insider Intelligence Oscar Orozco.

Spotify’s video podcasting push could bring in more users and marketers: Podcasts are already gaining steam with both groups, and video will help make the medium—and ads in it—even more engaging.

On today's episode, we discuss how travel companies are changing their offerings to attract travelers, whether a la carte pricing is the way forward, and how travel ad spend is recovering. We then talk about what people think of streaming ads, how the living room is becoming a virtual hub, and why Starbucks is doubling down on drive-thru. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer director of forecasting Oscar Orozco and associate forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Zach Goldner.

The company could reveal a new overarching brand name as soon as next week and follow in the footsteps of Alphabet.

YouTube is carving into social commerce and TV measurement: The platform is leveraging both its deep pool of creators and large TV-based audience to get a leg up on competitors.

On today's episode, we discuss the current state of the so-called "metaverse," what the future of mixed reality could look like, and how marketers are getting involved. We then talk about what the new James Bond film’s opening weekend tells us about the state of the movie theater industry and what kinds of alternative content theaters might feature to stay relevant. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer Briefing director at Insider Intelligence Jeremy Goldman.

This year, a resounding 2.96 billion people worldwide will play digital games, whether via console, computer, or mobile device.

On today's episode, we discuss what brand new forecasts the forecasting team cooked up in Q3, including global podcast listeners, 5G users, and connected car drivers. We then talk about heavy podcast listeners' receptiveness to ads, the rise of paywalls, and whether audio glasses can become a mass-market product. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior forecasting analysts at Insider Intelligence Peter Vahle and Peter Newman.

The consumer VR headset market is poised to enter a renewed stage of competitiveness focused on creating digital ecosystems—Apple’s forte.

YouTube videos are the most popular media among US children online, with 85% of those surveyed watching that content recently.

A standard currency for TV and digital is unlikely, despite buyers’ wishes: Media buyers want more connection between linear and streaming TV, and though individual networks are making strides, an industrywide solution is unlikely.

Though HBO Max did not come close to reaching 100 million US viewers over the period of our previous forecast, we now project the streaming platform will cross that threshold in 2023.

It’s our second episode of Brand Anatomy, where we get exclusive looks inside leading brands! Today, eMarketer Briefing director Jeremy Goldman sits down with Panasonic's Brian Rowley, vice president of marketing, to discuss how the company—a longtime leader in consumer electronics—leveraged podcasting to reposition itself as a B2B and enterprise powerhouse.

Social media platforms are betting on social audio as part of the creator economy: Live audio is becoming less about the platforms that started the trend as more big firms launch creator-focused features.

In September, we raised our forecast for HBO Max viewers. We now believe that HBO Max will have nearly 80 million monthly viewers this year, and that it will surpass 100 million viewers by the end of 2023. Previously, we did not expect HBO Max to break 100 million viewers by the end of our forecast period in 2025.

Spotify has the most users among digital audio platforms, followed by Pandora, Amazon Music, and Apple Music. Amazon will surpass Pandora in listeners next year.

Trust in mass media is down—but social media isn’t a perfect alternative: Media confidence is highly split on partisan lines, and using social media for news can reproduce the same problems.