Media & Entertainment

Attribution innovations have brought the focus away from video completion rates and toward return on ad spend (ROAS) and cost-per-action (CPA) metrics

On today's episode, we discuss whether the metaverse is even a good idea, what comes after primetime advertising, how powerful gaming influencers are, what everyone is doing on their second screens while watching TV, dislike buttons getting the thumbs down, the best "working from somewhere" tips, a little-known secret about the Statue of Liberty, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior forecasting analyst Peter Vahle and principal analysts at Insider Intelligence Suzy Davidkhanian and Paul Verna.

About two-thirds of the US population are monthly connected TV (CTV) users. Young people are more likely to use CTV than older people. Four in 10 US senior citizens are CTV users—whereas CTV usage is about double that, more than 80%, among those ages 25 to 54.

Activision Blizzard faces calls from fans, shareholders, and industry figures for its CEO to resign: Widespread backlash against the gaming company suggests that consumers are paying more attention to corporate social responsibility and ethics.

Digital ad spending by the US media and entertainment industries will increase every year through at least 2023, with combined spending surpassing $26 billion by then.

On today's episode, we discuss why Disney+ subscriber growth has slammed into a wall and how HBO Max might make its offering even more competitive. We then talk about whether Roku's recent slowdown is temporary or something more systemic, and if Peacock will likely move up—or down—Americans' video streaming priorities list. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior analyst at Insider Intelligence Ross Benes.

iHeartRadio is the most popular US podcast publisher, with 30.0 million people tuning in to its podcasts in September.

On today's episode, we discuss the most viable ways people want to "fix" Facebook, whether Netflix Games will move the needle, if TikTok on TV makes sense, whether Peloton's deceleration is concerning, how many kids under 13 years old actually use social media, the unspoken reasons employees don’t want remote work to end, how much time people spend talking about themselves, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst Suzy Davidkhanian, director of reports editing Rahul Chadha, and analyst at Insider Intelligence Blake Droesch.

Find out if there is such a thing as the perfect connected TV (CTV) commercial from Ali Haeri, vice president, marketing at MNTN, and Lucas Piazza, CMO at QuickFrame.

On today's episode, we discuss Spotify's Q3 earnings, the company's growing ad business, and the viability of video podcasts. We then talk about Amazon building a new music-centric live audio app and who is winning the gaming platform war. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Peter Vahle.

Connected TV (CTV) ad spend will reach $14.44 billion this year, up 59.9% from 2020.

Find out how Made.com, Guess, and others have set up a visual storytelling framework that resonates with consumers.

Riot Games’ launch of its animated series “Arcane” shows the importance of meeting fans where they are: The developer’s Netflix-exclusive show will be promoted across all of its video games and will premiere live on Twitch.

Nike files to trademark virtual goods as metaverse inches closer to reality: Many companies have already begun experimenting with branded digital items, but some are starting to take it more seriously as buzz around the metaverse intensifies.

On today's episode, we discuss the most interesting takeaways from Netflix's Q3 earnings, how much of a boost "Squid Game" gave them, and what the rest of the year has in store for the streaming giant. We then talk about whether TV and social media ad spending is inflated compared to their respective daily consumption and whether a single TV currency is possible. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior analyst at Insider Intelligence Ross Benes.