Advertising & Marketing

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.

Whistleblower Frances Haugen shed light on multiple regulatory solutions to rein in Facebook’s algorithms, which she blamed for a rise in misinformation and teen harm.

Twitch’s market dominance is under the microscope after a data breach exposes security flaws, payouts: More leaks could be on the way and could lead Amazon to face scrutiny from regulators and its own users.

On today's episode, we discuss which ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) services Americans are using, why they're using them, and if these types of viewers are different from those using subscription video-on-demand (SVOD). We then talk about what livestream TV could do to help users sign up at a faster clip, how SVOD players can reduce churn, and what to make of Disney+ considering an ad-supported tier. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna.