Media & Entertainment

Linda Yaccarino, chairman of advertising and partnerships at NBCUniversal, joins eMarketer vice president of business development Marissa Coslov to discuss how the network is responding to the disruptions it faces from the coronavirus pandemic, including the rollout of its Peacock streaming service and the postponement of the Summer Olympics. Yaccarino said, “This structural change has given us permission to fix everything we already knew needed to be fixed.” Made possible by Salesforce.

Stephen Smyk, senior vice president of podcasting and influencer marketing at agency Veritone One, spoke to us about the pandemic's impact on podcast advertising, where advertisers can find opportunities during the crisis and how ads will look as more dollars are invested into programmatic.

More time spent at home during the pandemic means more time being spent on social media. But not all social platforms are benefitting in the same way. In our latest forecast on time spent with media in the US, we expect adult social network users to log an average of 1 hour, 22 minutes (1:22) per day in 2020, up nearly 7 minutes over last year.

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and senior forecasting analyst Oscar Orozco discuss whether ride-hailing apps can whether the storm, how much power will Facebook's oversight board actually have, Starbucks reducing its reliance on cash, Amazon possibly buying AMC Theatres, the next wave of sports programming, updated cookie consent, what does yawning tell you about yourself and more.

eMarketer principal analyst Victoria Petrock discusses the shifting mindset toward worker, assistant and delivery robots and offers some examples of how they are already helping people everyday. She also explains what's holding drones back and when to expect driverless cars on the roads. Then Victoria and senior research analyst Dane Finley talk about whether telehealth is here to stay, the significance of Alexa's longer-form speaking voice and whether virtual reality is capitalizing on stay-at-home measures.

Listening habits have been steadily moving online in recent years. From music streaming to podcasts, there’s been a growing appetite for digital audio. While the assumption might be that the coronavirus pandemic has increased audio streaming, the picture is less straightforward. Pure music streaming via platforms like Spotify and Pandora is being eschewed in favor of music videos.

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and forecasting analyst Peter Vahle discuss Spotify listening behavior, the screen time battle, a new NFL/Amazon deal, movies leapfrogging the cinema, out-of-home advertising in a COVID-19 world, where in America it's illegal to have a mobile phone and more.

Roger Lewis, CEO and founder of Premiere Outdoor Movies speaks with eMarketer vice president of business development Marissa Coslov about the company’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, including mobilizing more drive-in movie programs with built-in social distancing for corporate events and commencements. Made possible by Salesforce.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Peter Vahle joins global director of public relations Douglas Clark to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting eMarketer’s forecasts on time spent with TV in the UK.

eMarketer senior forecasting analyst Oscar Orozco joins global director of public relations Douglas Clark to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting eMarketer’s forecasts on time spent with audio, including new figures for Spotify, Pandora and total podcast listeners.

NBCUniversal is accelerating its plans to launch its Checkout platform, a move aimed at helping retailers, particularly those that have temporarily closed during the pandemic, and a way to drive ad revenues as many TV networks are losing billions due to canceled or postponed sports programming.

Snap Inc. reported strong gains in both users and revenues in its Q1 2020 earnings on Tuesday, despite growing concerns about the impact of the coronavirus on worldwide ad budgets. Here are three takeaways for advertisers.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Peter Vahle, senior forecasting analyst Oscar Orozco, and principal analysts Andrew Lipsman and Nicole Perrin discuss the who, what, where, when and why of podcast listening, and how advertiser approaches are changing. They then talk about Roku users viewing habits, tech to fight robocalling and Facebook's couples-only messaging app.

eMarketer sales executive Michael Bruckenthal, junior analyst Blake Droesch, forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and director of corporate accounts Brandon Galindo discuss how esports is changing since the coronavirus pandemic. How successful have the gaming tournaments been, what's happening with gaming engagement and what do advertisers need to know? Then Blake and Eric talk about Instagram 'Co-Watching' and simultaneous streaming, the buying/discovery ratio and Snapchat Stories on other platforms.

New polls on consumer responses to the coronavirus pandemic reveal that when it comes to fear, finances and boredom, generational stereotypes may not hold true.

eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin looks at what consumers expect to see from brands during the pandemic. She then discusses Google now allowing COVID-19 ads to run on its platforms, the T-Mobile and Sprint merger being finalized and how radio has been performing recently.

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes and forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom discuss what advertisers are doing with those sports programming dollars, how bad cord-cutting might get, the future of spending on original content, and more. They then cover how Disney+ is doing in the US and abroad, Fox Corp.'s recent purchase of Tubi and Hulu viewership growth.

While the COVID-19 pandemic is creating a major drag on the global economy, it’s helping to accelerate the development and commercialization of several emerging technologies that have, until now, received lukewarm public and/or government support.

According to our estimates, which were finalized prior to the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent cancellation of major sports programming, US TV ad sales were expected to climb 2.0% this year to $72.00 billion, a significant bump from 2019’s 2.5% year-over-year decline to $70.59 billion.

eMarketer principal analyst Victoria Petrock discusses how emerging tech innovations like social virtual reality, smart homes and 5G connectivity have shown new promise during the pandemic.