Media & Entertainment


In the first of a three-part series on digital video and TV, analyst Paul Verna breaks down the data on ad spending and subscription fees. When will digital video ad spend catch up with TV ad spend? How much subscription income is flowing into services like Netflix and Hulu?

The digitalization of TV has changed how viewers can access content. dataxu shares an infographic to help marketers learn more about the changing TV landscape.

Ad tech vendors and digitally savvy publishers would like to cash in on the digitization of TV advertising. But that may take a while.

If you watch Connected TV—whether through an internet-enabled device like a Roku, on your mobile phone or a smart TV set—you’re not alone. About half of all US consumers accessed traditional TV content over the internet last year, according to eMarketer. But despite that massive audience, agencies and advertisers have been slow to adapt to Connected TV.

Emerging retail tech straddles the line between utilitarian and useless. Improving the customer experience is usually the end goal but when it's implemented just for the sake of showing off, consumers don't always find it useful. According to a June 2018 JDA Software survey, consumers were receptive to the idea of retail tech.

Marketers say that users’ fragmented media consumption is disrupting their TV advertising approach.

Keith Soljacich, vice president of experiential technology at Digitas, discusses the state of augmented reality and what a brand's presence could look like in an augmented world.

Podcasting is one of the fastest-growing advertising media, with the IAB and PwC projecting the US market will more than double ad spending from 2017 to 2020 to $659 million.

Retailers have been implementing in-store tech and omnichannel options to meet the perceived demands of the modern shopper. A recent RIS News survey found many US internet users are interested in shopping options like "grab and go" technology, while fewer were keen on virtual reality or robots.

Creative professionals would rather work on projects centered around emerging technologies than spending more time coding, according to a recent study.

As linear television ratings decline because Americans are consuming content on one of several OTT platforms, it’s tempting to argue for an immediate shift in the advertising model. While TV is changing, that change isn’t as rapid as industry pundits think. dataxu shares why marketers will be best served by media strategies that pair linear TV with connected TV.

Although connected TV advertising makes up a small portion of overall video ad spending, and has its share of challenging dynamics, it’s expected to grow in the coming years as audiences continue to embrace digital streaming on their living room screens. Paul Verna, eMarketer’s principal analyst, video, examines the connected TV space through the lens of advertising opportunities and challenges.

The way we watch TV is changing rapidly. In fact, more than half of all US homes with broadband subscribe to both a pay TV service and at least one streaming video service. dataxu shares key definitions, guidelines and best practices for marketers who want to reach highly engaged streaming audiences.

Which “reality” are marketers opting for—virtual reality or augmented reality? As the two technologies evolve, adoption patterns differ. VR remains largely rooted in the gaming industry, whereas AR is becoming mainstream thanks to a host of technological advances and big-tech backing that makes it accessible on smartphones.

Millennials may not watch as much TV as previous generations, but their engagement with the TV content they do watch may actually be deeper than other groups.

Every week on eMarketer’s “Behind the Numbers” podcast, we take a few minutes to discuss some of the most intriguing headlines of the past seven days. This week, some of the topics we’re talking about include Walmart's entry to New York City and a new way to buy concert tickets.

A survey of US and UK millennials found that—surprise—many would be comfortable using a variety of new technologies while shopping.

In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," we chat about how many US connected TV users there are, what that viewership looks like and some of the hurdles the space needs to overcome before it can thrive.