Advertising & Marketing


What We Learned About the State of Display Advertising from April Earnings Calls

When US advertisers pulled back spending dramatically in March, one of the earliest noticeable effects on the display ad market was falling CPMs. At the same time as marketers were lowering their demand for ads—either to take spending cuts as savings or merely pause and rework their messaging—consumers were spending more time on social and traditional media properties, increasing the supply of impressions. A decline in prices was the natural outcome.

'Disastertising' for a New Normal

eMarketer principal analysts Andrew Lipsman and Nicole Perrin discuss the current wave of pandemic-driven ads and what the next wave might look like. They then talk about how programmatic is faring, Google's plans to cut its marketing budget in half and how much leeway are customers willing to give retailers on delivery during this time?

The Ad Platform: Consumer Confidence and Concern During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Ellen Houston, managing director at research firm Civis Analytics, joins host Nicole Perrin to talk about some of the company's recent polling about how consumers are reacting to the coronavirus pandemic. They cover media usage, job and virus worries, shopping behaviors and more.

How Brands in China Are Responding to Consumer Expectations During the Coronavirus

As shelter-at-home and quarantine measures keep consumers in China at home, brands ramped up their efforts to meet consumers' high expectations for digital services by offering free online tools and courses, streaming live events and adopting new ecommerce strategies.

US Consumers Are Flocking to TikTok

TikTok is experiencing a substantial boost during the coronavirus pandemic. It added more than 12 million US unique visitors in March, reaching 52.2 million, according to data provided to us by Comscore. Between January and March, its US unique visitor count rose 48.3%.

Consumers Are More Willing to Share Private Data During COVID-19, but Are Wary of Long-Term Ramifications

Many US adults are willing to share certain private information, like health data or their location, in an effort to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Despite the economic downturn brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, we estimate that US spending on digital video advertising still has the potential to increase by as much as 7.8% during H1 2020—or decrease by as much as 5.2% vs. H1 2019.

How Supercomputing, Telemedicine and Biometrics Are Helping to Fight the Coronavirus

eMarketer principal analyst Victoria Petrock discusses how supercomputers and quantum computing can help us fight the coronavirus. She also talks about the adoption of telemedicine and how biometrics are being used to diagnose people and enforce quarantine orders.

The Ad Platform: Advertising on Amazon During the Pandemic

Melissa Burdick, co-founder and president of Amazon ad buying technology provider Pacvue, joins host Nicole Perrin to explain Amazon's ad products and shares how the ongoing crisis (including logistics difficulties) is changing advertising on the ecommerce marketplace.

Increased Media Consumption During Pandemic May Not Translate to Ad Revenue Growth

With the coronavirus pandemic keeping most people worldwide at home, media consumption is up. But with an economic slowdown crashing markets and supply chains disrupted by the virus, many advertisers are pulling or pausing spend—meaning increases in media engagement aren’t translating into increased ad revenues.

Neustar's Devon DeBlasio says that as brands step back and reevaluate marketing strategies during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond, they should also rethink the way they communicate consumer privacy and identity, given advancements in identity resolution.

Bored At Home, US Consumers May Be Eyeing New Subscription Services

As consumers continue to spend more time at home, it's no surprise that some are eyeing popular services to help pass the time.

In its Q1 results announced earlier this week, Alphabet's ad revenue growth slowed significantly due to the coronavirus pandemic. But the slowdown was in line with our more optimistic expectations for the digital ad market, meaning cautious optimism may be in order for Q2.

Allie Roth, founder and president of With Love, a nonprofit that provides resources to foster families, joins eMarketer vice president of business development Marissa Coslov to talk about the organization's response to the coronavirus pandemic, including social media initiatives and implementing a new drive-thru and doorstep delivery system. Made possible by Salesforce.

The Weekly Listen: Peacock ... Kind of Launches, Goodbye Privacy and a Digital Upfronts

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio Paul Verna discuss NBCUniversal's half-launched video streaming service Peacock, whether privacy will disappear during the coronavirus, Quibi's plans for TV, AMC's digital upfronts platform, YouTube showing creators which hours their audiences are online, how smart a dog is and more.

Three Takeaways from Snap’s Q1 2020 Earnings: What Advertisers Need to Know

Snap Inc. reported strong gains in both users and revenues in its Q1 2020 earnings on Tuesday, despite growing concerns about the impact of the coronavirus on worldwide ad budgets. Here are three takeaways for advertisers.

Marketers Worry About Ads Near COVID-19 Content, but Consumers Are Less Fazed

As the coronavirus pandemic persists in the US, marketers are wary about the ads that could appear next to any COVID-19-related content.

While Working from Home, US Adults Rely on Email and Video Conferencing

The coronavirus pandemic is changing the way US adults communicate, as they shelter in place and work from home.

Consumers Don’t Think Brands Should Stop Advertising During Coronavirus Pandemic

Brands are pulling or pausing their ad spending as the COVID-19 crisis puts a strain on their businesses, but new research shows that consumers may not want them to stop advertising altogether.

US spending on search advertising will decline by between 8.7% and 14.8% in H1 2020. That’s about $6 billion to $8 billion less than we expected. Our previous forecast of US digital ad spending, completed on March 6, 2020, called for a 14.4% increase in search ad spending for all of 2020.