Demographics

On today's episode, we discuss how Americans' attention shifted in 2021 (and what that means for the year ahead), the promise of ultra-fast delivery, the ideal amount of ads you should show viewers, whether gaming is more popular than TV for Gen Z, Facebook testing giving more control of the newsfeed to users, the office of the future, how far away the average American adult lives from their mother, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer analyst Blake Droesch and principal analysts at Insider Intelligence Suzy Davidkhanian and Paul Verna.

Instagram’s new safety controls for teens could hurt attempts to attract them: The features are intended to halt harmful content, but teens were already losing interest in the platform, and additional limits could be counterproductive.

Canada’s Generation Z—the kids and young adults in the country born between 1997 and 2012—is a lucrative demographic for brands, especially as it ages into higher levels of income.

Sustainability, no longer merely a buzzword, will be critical to how brands and retailers respond to changing consumer expectations about product sourcing, packaging, and delivery.

Many jobs in the US are tied to health insurance, which in turn is tying many workers to their jobs.

Fashion online resale platform sales will reach $30.63 billion by 2025, growing at an estimated 24% CAGR and representing 10% of all ecommerce apparel and accessories sales.

Internet users worldwide plan on shopping both in-store and online this season.

Across generations, US adults aren't particularly excited about Facebook's rebrand to Meta.

Older generations rely more heavily on family, friends, and TV ads to learn about new products. Personal recommendations are the most powerful purchase drivers for Gen Z as well, but social media—which includes ads, videos, and online influencers—is increasingly important to product discovery.

TikTok’s new report on teen safety is part of an ongoing effort by the app to ease scrutiny: After Instagram’s bombshell report about teen health earlier this year, platforms like TikTok and Snap are racing to show regulators, users, and advertisers that they don’t share the same issues.

Half of US adults plan to fly in the next six months as of October 2021, up 14 percentage points from October 2020.

Lockdowns, online shopping, and fear of germs during the pandemic have hastened the shift toward all types of digital payments. As a result, Gen Z has fully embraced electronic wallet services, contactless payments, peer-to-peer payment apps, and digital uses of credit, including buy now, pay later.

Gen Zers make heavy use of many social networks to create connections, consume multimedia, play games, and share content.

Generation Z—which includes children, teens, and young adults born between 1997 and 2012—is the most racially, ethnically, and sexually diverse generation in history. As this cohort matures into a unique and powerful consumer bloc, brands hoping to win over Gen Zers must understand how they grew up, what they believe in, and what makes them tick.

Amazon is adding Venmo as a payment method to reach younger shoppers: The partnership marks progress in PayPal’s efforts to monetize the mobile app and may pave the way for similar deals.

On today's episode, we discuss the major contributors toward digital advertising's growth this year, what the ceiling is for mobile ad spending's share of the total ad market, and whether TV ad dollars are actually on a downward trajectory. We then talk about Gen Z's ad preferences and the prospects for Apple Podcasts' in-app subscriptions. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Peter Vahle.

Here’s what the data suggests regarding a return to in-person events: many business travelers are cautiously weighing travel opportunities versus the often mixed bag that is virtual events.

Baby boomers are the only generation in the US that watches cable TV in significant numbers.

Gen Z is the most likely age group among US adults to travel this holiday season, with 59% of those ages 18 to 24 saying they’ll probably venture to other places.