Advertising & Marketing


Despite general pullback in digital ad spending across many industries this year, the healthcare and pharma industry will increase its digital ad spend by 14.2% to reach $9.53 billion. This will make it the fastest-growing industry after computing products and consumer electronics, we forecast.

The Executive Roundtable: John Durham of Catalyst SF on the Value of Smart Marketing and Advertising Strategy

John Durham, CEO and managing director of Catalyst SF, a brand strategy firm, joins eMarketer co-founder and Insider Intelligence chief evangelist Geoff Ramsey to discuss political marketing versus all other marketing, the best cities worldwide for business, and how his marketing and teaching careers compliment each other in his business and personal growth.

Almost Half of US Ad-Buying Decision-Makers Are Extremely Worried About Ad Placement on Social Media

Amid disinformation campaigns over the coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming presidential election, most US buy-side decision-makers are concerned about their ads potentially running up against controversial content on social media.

In today’s attention, performance, and engagement-driven economy, publishers need to build experiences that promote action versus lean-back consumption.

The Ad Platform: Taking the Pulse of B2B Digital Advertising

B2B digital ad spending is bucking the general trend this year and actually accelerating its growth. Jillian Ryan, eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence, joins fellow principal analyst Nicole Perrin to discuss why that is, and what the future holds for in-person events.

The Future of the Movie Theater

eMarketer forecasting analysts Eric Haggstrom and Peter Vahle and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss the future of the movie theater. Will movies make a comeback and what will they look like? They then talk about HBO Max with ads, AT&T's possible wireless phone plans subsidized by ads, and Apple One subscription bundles.

The Biggest Challenges Marketers Face Today

eMarketer principal analysts at Insider Intelligence Debra Aho Williamson, Andrew Lipsman, Nicole Perrin, and Jillian Ryan discuss the biggest challenges facing marketers today, and how to tackle them. They then talk about Apple delaying its major privacy update, Snapchat running ads inside "Minis," ecommerce marketers' reliance on Facebook ads, and a new job title that came out of the pandemic.

As the Pandemic Widens Economic Inequality, Upper-Income Groups Aren’t Unscathed

With wide disparities in consumers’ balance sheets, there’s less variation than one might expect in the incidence of financial anxiety, which has percolated up the income scale.

The Ad Platform: Checking in on Programmatic Trends 6 Months into the Pandemic

"Volatility" has been the watchword of the pandemic in regards to programmatic display ad buying. Nicolas Bidon, CEO of Xaxis, joins eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to discuss what the programmatic media firm has experienced in recent months, and what's coming as targeting and attribution challenges mount.

Be Cautious About ‘Cashing In’

Speaking with authenticity is a trait that people don’t often associate with brands and marketers. They are, after all, always trying to sell—and the pandemic hasn’t stopped them.

Digital Identity Crisis Will Be a Boon for Retail Media Sellers

One of the unique qualities of retail media advertising is the ability to use closed-loop attribution, tying ad engagements to sales. This is possible because the same company is running the ad and selling the product advertised. Brands often look to Amazon and Walmart.com because those sites facilitate closed-loop attribution—and with the ongoing disruptions to digital identity, this tool will likely provide even greater advantages to those who use it.

Regulation and Pseudo-Regulation on the Horizon for Marketers

eMarketer principal analyst Yory Wurmser and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom speak about what types of federal and state-level regulation might be coming up, including privacy laws and updates of Section 230. They also discuss who's watching Twitch, who isn't watching sports, and Apple easing off its 30% fee for some virtual events.

Despite a Pandemic-Driven Decline in Usage, LinkedIn Is in a Premium Position for Canada’s B2B Marketers

LinkedIn is the modern professional’s digital Rolodex. Since launching in 2003, it has afforded its users professional network continuity in an era of fluid career movement. In fact, it’s LinkedIn that has helped facilitate greater career mobility from company to company, and even industry to industry.

The US computing products & consumer electronics industry will be the fastest growing digital ad spender in 2020, increasing its spend by 18.0% in a year when the total US digital ad market will only grow by 1.7%.

What Is Connected TV, and What Is Driving Its Growth?

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom, junior forecasting analyst Zachary Goldner, and principal analyst Nicole Perrin discuss the evolving landscape of advertising through connected TV devices and how Roku stands out from the competition. They then talk about when we may see a return to pre-pandemic advertising budgets, the importance of earning consumer trust during data collection, and what happened to ad blocking.

The US telecom industry has long been an advertising behemoth. While the telecom space has fewer companies than any of the other industries we track, these players are almost all huge spenders.

Jenny Rothenberg, director of growth at Morning Brew, discusses the importance of maintaining a human connection with readers, how brands can stay true to their missions, and what we can learn from Morning Brew’s exceptional growth.

Radio Ad Spending Will Decline by 25% This Year

During the pandemic and ensuing lockdowns, fewer people commuted to work daily, and many local businesses cut their marketing budgets as they fought to stay open. These conditions have strained the radio advertising market.

Facebook and the US Election

eMarketer principal analysts Debra Aho Williamson and Mark Dolliver, and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom discuss Facebook's recent decision on political ads and how brands can reach social users over the coming months. They then talk about Facebook's plans to limit ads on pages, how this year's events have changed Gen Z's relationship with brands, and why Americans still pay for live TV.

Nearly 44 Million People in the US Will Use AR on Social Networks This Year

Augmented reality (AR) has become more common on social networks. This year, there will be 43.7 million US social network AR users, according to our March 2020 forecast.