Advertising & Marketing


In China, an estimated 889.5 million people—97.3% of all internet users—will visit social networks at least monthly in 2020.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and principal analysts at Insider Intelligence Andrew Lipsman and Nicole Perrin discuss the size and growth of ecommerce channel advertising, and where it is headed. They then talk about Sephora stores inside Kohl's, the future of the department store, and why Google is in a spat with the IAC.

eMarketer senior analyst Bill Fisher hosts principal analyst Karin von Abrams, senior analyst Paul Briggs, and research analyst at Insider Intelligence Matteo Ceurvels to discuss which brands stood out in 2020. What were the most memorable collaborations, how did companies build brand goodwill for the future, and what were some not-so-great examples?

eMarketer principal analysts at Insider Intelligence Mark Dolliver, Jeremy Goldman, Jillian Ryan, and Debra Aho Williamson discuss their expectations for the media world next year: federal privacy regulation, a retail media trio to challenge the duopoly, the next iteration of virtual events, social entertainment's staying power, and more.

The US programmatic digital display market started 2020 off strong, but everything changed in late March when the pandemic put many advertisers on pause. Freestar CEO Kurt Donnell joins eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to discuss the publisher monetization partner's experience of pandemic volatility and the K-shaped recovery of ad spending.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin discuss what an advertising rebound will actually look like next year. They then talk about how to reach ad-free streamers, new podcast measurement guidelines, and whether WarnerMedia just killed the movies.

While email may not be changing as rapidly as some other digital disciplines, it evolves nevertheless. Gone are the days when a best-in-class marketer could rely on batch-and-blast techniques, where 100% of a brand’s email distribution list received emails that were 100% identical. Opportunities abound particularly in the realms of personalization and testing.

Though US law requires most public and private companies to make their websites and digital experiences accessible to people with disabilities, many are still missing the mark. But as the pandemic forces more people to work, study, shop, and conduct business online, it is empowering the disability community. Brands are turning to new technology and inclusive design to boost accessibility and extend their outreach.

eMarketer principal analysts at Insider Intelligence Jeremy Goldman and Nicole Perrin discuss how the pandemic changed email, what consumers want from it, and how to build a best-in-class campaign. They then talk about Nielsen's new ID graph, measuring digital video ads, and how out-of-home advertising is doing.

In the midst of social upheaval in the US, many marketers are striving to be more inclusive, especially as they relate to people who have been historically underrepresented, excluded, and stereotypically portrayed. By embracing and reflecting real-world diversity, they can build greater brand affinity and deeper customer relationships while working to effect positive change.

The tumultuous events of 2020—including the global pandemic, recession, and Black Lives Matter protests—have exposed deep flaws in US society and disillusioned many consumers, especially younger ones.

Justin Rosenberg, CEO and founder of honeygrow, speaks with eMarketer vice president of business development Marissa Coslov about flipping its dining-in model to 100% mobile app orders with the help of third-party delivery providers.

Thanks to new identity-based solutions, savvy publishers are able to value their inventory for what it’s really worth and unlock new ways to monetize their audience data.

YouTube is the single biggest source of supply in US CTV advertising. The digital video platform’s outsize role in the US CTV space is particularly striking given that advertisers can’t access CTV inventory on YouTube on non-Google platforms (e.g., Roku).

Athletic apparel seller Vuori is dipping its toes in a new advertising realm with its first-ever TV commercials—an opportunity to spotlight its high-in-demand product category, as many consumers are gravitating toward activewear amid the pandemic.

Advances in AI and predictive analytics are using consumer scores to automate business decisions to predict things like risk and fraud. But concern over fairness means companies need to make scores transparent to consumers.

Toni Schmelzle, senior marketing manager, team lead, US SMB acquisition at SAP Concur, talks with Rimma Kats, executive editor at eMarketer, about how the company shifted their strategy without the impact of bad data.

The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) has been investigating how TV viewership is measured. CIMM CEO and managing director Jane Clarke joins eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to discuss what the company has learned about using both set-top box and ACR-based measurement, why different attribution providers might show marketers different results, and how close marketers are to speaking the same language about traditional TV and digital video advertising.

A majority share of consumers are now taking to marketplaces first when shopping online. According an August 2020 survey from ecommerce ad agency ChannelAdvisor conducted by Dynata, 53% of US adults said they began product searches at Amazon when planning to make a digital purchase.

Sonika Malhotra, co-founder and global brand director of Love Beauty and Planet, speaks with eMarketer vice president of business development Marissa Coslov about the beauty brand’s marketing priorities, from building trust with its customers to making sustainability accessible.