Advertising & Marketing

It’s our third episode of Brand Anatomy, where we get exclusive looks inside leading brands! Today, eMarketer Briefing director Jeremy Goldman sits down with Ryan Alovis, CEO of LensDirect, to discuss how his direct-to-consumer (D2C) brand pivoted toward subscriptions to build a profitable D2C business, what marketing channels he leverages, and the benefits of being a smaller, more nimble player in the market.

The past 18 months have been a whirlwind in retail, with consumers adapting to technology at a faster clip and retailers looking to bridge the gap between online and in-store. However, total retail sales will dip slightly in the new year before returning to pre-pandemic levels in 2023 and beyond.

Effectively communicating with consumers has never been more challenging for marketers and advertisers. Kerri Sallusti, vice president of strategy at Data Axle, shares key insights from their recent study, and tips on how to more effectively engage target audiences.

As technology continues to accelerate and transform the financial sector, Visa saw an opportunity to reintroduce itself to the world with a campaign highlighting its role in facilitating global commerce. Watch Industry Voices: Spotlight on Financial Services with Visa executive Frederique Covington Corbett, PhD, to hear her thoughts on cryptocurrencies, "buy now, pay later," economic inclusion, and more.

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.

Three in five US internet users said that discounts are what influence them to buy a product through social media ads, far more than the 44% who cited the brand’s trustworthiness and customer data practices.

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.

Whether you visit a branch or digital property, TD Bank is reevaluating traditional banking’s communication methods. Watch Industry Voices: Spotlight on Financial Services with TD Bank’s Lee Lai, senior vice president and head of customer and retail distribution marketing, to hear why maintaining local human interactions across channels is a top priority.

Amazon’s search results prioritize its own products and could draw regulator scrutiny: An investigation from The Markup found Amazon buries competing products and often hides information about sponsored search results from users.

As cookie alternatives proliferate, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is stepping in to provide order: The newly launched id-sources.json framework is meant to clarify which new IDs are being used by ad networks and publishers.

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

What would it take for advertisers to leave Facebook? We posed that question to our analysts and industry sources. Take a sneak peek at our upcoming Facebook advertising forecast as well.

On today's episode, we discuss who is using "buy now, pay later" (BNPL) services, why they're choosing them, whether banks can compete, and the dark side of these payment options. We then talk about whether Amazon's tech-fueled fitting rooms can move the needle, what early Black Friday deals from Amazon really mean, and some advertising secrets from the online shopping giant. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analysts at Insider Intelligence David Morris and Andrew Lipsman.

With a fresh approach to insurance sales and a modern tech stack, Toggle, a Farmers’ Insurance Company, is focused on simplifying the purchase journey. Watch Industry Voices: Spotlight on Financial Services with Toggle’s Josh LaRoche, research and marketing director, to hear how empowering policyholders has helped its parent company innovate.

IAC’s Dotdash acquires Meredith in a $2.7 billion deal: The move demonstrates that publishers see value in building deep verticalized content brands, hastened by the demise of the third-party cookie.