Advertising & Marketing


The Demise of Brandless and Other D2C Brand Struggles

eMarketer principal analysts Nicole Perrin and Andrew Lipsman discuss the state of direct-to-consumer brands and why some major players, such as Brandless and Casper, encountered recent struggles.

The first-ever CMO of a young company has to do something slightly different from one stepping into the same role for a legacy brand. When DailyPay’s Jeanniey Mullen was appointed as the financial tech company’s first CMO in July 2019, she wanted to transform the payroll landscape.

How Could Disney+ Reshape Kids’ Digital Video Consumption?

Today’s kids are more digital than previous generations at the same age. But, while digital video is certainly an important part of kids’ media diet, we estimate that just over half of those ages 11 and younger (52.4%) will be digital video viewers this year. TV penetration is still much higher (close to nine in 10), although time spent is declining.

Brands Are Getting More Transparent About Data Collection

Recent data privacy regulations have forced app publishers and brands to provide clear descriptions on how and what location data they collect, but many have already embraced transparency.

For Alexandra Waldman, launching Universal Standard was a no-brainer. She struggled to find clothes that fit her size-20 frame—even something as simple as a T-shirt that didn’t have a puppy or a "live, laugh, love" affirmation on it.

Super Bowl LIV Ads, Touchdowns, Fumbles and Extra Points

eMarketer principal analyst Andrew Lipsman and vice president of content studio Paul Verna discuss the best and worst Super Bowl ads and whether they achieved their marketing objectives. They also talk about how many people tuned in to the game, how much advertisers spent and the most popular halftime show ever. They then examine Quibi's launch campaign, solo TV viewing and how much returns are costing retail.

The Ad Platform: The Next Phase of Programmatic Maturity?

For years, advertisers and their partners have complained about a lack of transparency in programmatic transactions, leaving them open to a number of problems including outright fraud. Jeremy Steinberg, global head of ecosystem at MediaMath, joins host Nicole Perrin to discuss why accountability is still a challenge and how the supply chain can come together to create better, more mature programmatic markets.

How Aetna Uses Content Marketing to Educate Consumers on Healthy Living

An increasingly important part of companies’ messaging efforts is content marketing, which they rely on to build brand awareness and engagement, provide thought leadership, and tap into cultural conversations around particular trends and topics.

What this Year's Political Ad Spending Season Will Look Like

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and principal analyst Nicole Perrin talk about the US political ad spending landscape. How much money is being spent, where and why? They then discuss smartphone voting, consumer attitudes on privacy jargon and how Google can profit from government search warrants.

The Weekly Listen: A New Way to Avoid Ads, TV Companion Podcasts and Byte Replaces Vine

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver and vice president of content studio Paul Verna talk about a new subscription ad-avoiding service, data privacy in 2020, TV show companion podcasts, Pinterest's new AR tool, giving up on newspapers, Atari-branded hotels and more.

Facebook Dominates 2019/2020 Political Ad Spending

Google and Facebook already control 60.8% of the total US digital ad market. And when it comes to the duopoly's share of digital political ad revenues, it has an even tighter grip, with a combined 77.6% this election cycle.

The Ad Platform: Building Brands in a Performance-Driven Digital World

The measurability of digital media has led to a laser focus among many marketers on performance—often based on short-term results at the expense of longer-term goals like brand-building. Danielle DeLauro, executive vice president at the VAB, joins eMarketer principal analyst and host Nicole Perrin to discuss why that's a mistake and why marketers must not forget the importance of branding.

Five Charts: Understanding Gen Z’s Devices and Digital Usage

Relating to and connecting with teens—the core of Gen Z—can be confusing. For marketers, reaching this cohort starts with understanding how and where teens spend their time.

The Weekly Listen: Casper's IPO, the 92nd Oscars, Cashless Shops and Sprint Marries T-Mobile

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio Paul Verna talk about why Casper wants to sell sleep, the Oscars' viewership, whether Uber can make money, a new FTC, cashless shops, driverless deliveries, who pandas belong to and more.

In the beginning of her tenure as Pinterest’s first-ever CMO, Andréa Mallard established the company’s mission and core brand principles, reorganizing her team prior to the successful IPO. Now she’s focused on an aggressive global growth plan.

Restaurants, QSRs in Canada Covet Millennials

Brands have sought after millennials since the segment was identified as a demographic phenomenon reminiscent of the boomers. There’s been heavy investment in the creation of products and services that fit within an evolving consumer culture, one increasingly defined by this influential cohort. Growing independence and earning make this group the most digitally connected of all.

D2C Shopping Gains a Significant, Dedicated Audience

The rise of digitally native, direct-to-consumer (D2C) businesses is one of the most transformative movements shaping the ecommerce landscape. In the coming years, many consumers intend to make a significant percentage of purchases with D2C brands, but there may be a ceiling.

What to Make of Facebook's Earnings

eMarketer junior analyst Blake Droesch and principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson discuss what to make of Facebook's Q4 2019 earnings. They also talk about Twitter's new threaded replies, Byte offering to share all its revenues with creators and YouTube's adjusted stance on political misinformation.

This Election Year, the Political Ad Whack-a-Mole Game Will Continue

The role of political advertising in social media will be a key discussion topic in 2020—an easy prediction to make. Kantar Media expects that US digital political ad spending will reach $1.2 billion this year, and we believe the social platforms that continue accepting political advertisers will be major beneficiaries of that spending.

TikTok Could Hit Some Roadblocks this Year

eMarketer junior analyst Blake Droesch and principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson discuss how TikTok will handle the many hurdles it faces in 2020. They then talk about the "Off-Facebook Activity" tool, Facebook's first Super Bowl commercial and the plan for WhatsApp ads.