eMarketer Podcasts


The Weekly Listen: Generational Consultants, Changes at Disney, and Political Influencers

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Lucy Koch and forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom discuss generational consultants, executive changes at Disney, the rising fortunes of music streaming and the role of social media influencers in politics.

Is TikTok a Social Media Powerhouse or a Passing Fad?

eMarketer vice president of forecasting Monica Peart hosts senior analyst Jasmine Enberg and junior analyst Blake Droesch in a discussion of TikTok's user forecasts, business model and place in the social media spectrum.

The Demise of Brandless and Other D2C Brand Struggles

eMarketer principal analysts Nicole Perrin and Andrew Lipsman discuss the state of direct-to-consumer brands and why some major players, such as Brandless and Casper, encountered recent struggles.

How's the Adulting Thing Going for Millennials?

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver and junior analyst Lucy Koch share insights on how millennials are managing adult concepts like financial planning, homeownership, student loans and cars.

Surveying the Subscription Video Landscape

Analyst Ross Benes and forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom join guest host Paul Verna to discuss the latest in subscription-based video, including the platform mix, cord-cutting, peak TV and changes in terminology.

Alphabet's Q4 2019 Earnings Reveal YouTube Ad Revenues

Forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom joins host Nicole Perrin to talk takeaways about Alphabet's Q4 earnings, which revealed YouTube ad revenues and Cloud revenues as line items for the first time. They also discuss how the largest digital ad seller is facing an investigation into its dominant market position.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Peter Vahle and vice president of content studio Paul Verna discuss the different platforms that people use to consume music and podcasts, and how the major platforms maintain their leads. Then, Paul talks about ESPN and ABC TV ad revenue declines, Pinterest's earnings and a potential new streaming service from ViacomCBS.

The Weekly Listen: Spotify Buys The Ringer, Disney+ Hits 28 Million Subscribers and Airbnb's Brand Issue

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio Paul Verna talk about Spotify's purchase of The Ringer, Disney+ reaching 28 million subscribers, Airbnb's brand issue, manipulated Twitter content, emotional Super Bowl ads, polar bears and more.

The Ad Platform: The Next Phase of Programmatic Maturity?

For years, advertisers and their partners have complained about a lack of transparency in programmatic transactions, leaving them open to a number of problems including outright fraud. Jeremy Steinberg, global head of ecosystem at MediaMath, joins host Nicole Perrin to discuss why accountability is still a challenge and how the supply chain can come together to create better, more mature programmatic markets.

What this Year's Political Ad Spending Season Will Look Like

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and principal analyst Nicole Perrin talk about the US political ad spending landscape. How much money is being spent, where and why? They then discuss smartphone voting, consumer attitudes on privacy jargon and how Google can profit from government search warrants.

Drumroll, Please ... What Are the Top 10 US Ecommerce Companies?

eMarketer principal analyst Andrew Lipsman and senior forecasting analyst Cindy Liu preview eMarketer's upcoming report and forecast on the top 10 ecommerce companies in the US.

The Role of Influencers in the Purchase Process

eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson and junior analyst Blake Droesch recount their experiences interviewing 16 social media creators about how they approach brand partnerships, which platforms are working for them and influencers' role in the purchase process.

The Weekly Listen: Online Reviews Value, Snapchat 3.0 and Facebook Suggests Laws

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver and junior analysts Blake Droesch and Lucy Koch discuss the importance of online reviews, Facebook's suggested EU regulations, WhatsApp reaching 2 billion users, another potential Snapchat redesign, Apple's augmented reality shopping, which country's national animal is a unicorn and more.

The Ad Platform: Building Brands in a Performance-Driven Digital World

The measurability of digital media has led to a laser focus among many marketers on performance—often based on short-term results at the expense of longer-term goals like brand-building. Danielle DeLauro, executive vice president at the VAB, joins eMarketer principal analyst and host Nicole Perrin to discuss why that's a mistake and why marketers must not forget the importance of branding.

The Weekly Listen: Casper's IPO, the 92nd Oscars, Cashless Shops and Sprint Marries T-Mobile

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio Paul Verna talk about why Casper wants to sell sleep, the Oscars' viewership, whether Uber can make money, a new FTC, cashless shops, driverless deliveries, who pandas belong to and more.

What Do People Make of Online Dating Services?

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver and vice president of research Jennifer Pearson discuss the wonderful world of online dating. Who's on which platforms? What do people like and dislike about it? They then talk about Valentine's Day spending, "OK Boomer" age discrimination and the link between smartphones and mental health.

eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson discusses Twitter's and Snapchat's Q4 2019 performances. She then talks about how much money Instagram supposedly makes Facebook and the seriousness of the big tech antitrust investigations.

Super Bowl LIV Ads, Touchdowns, Fumbles and Extra Points

eMarketer principal analyst Andrew Lipsman and vice president of content studio Paul Verna discuss the best and worst Super Bowl ads and whether they achieved their marketing objectives. They also talk about how many people tuned in to the game, how much advertisers spent and the most popular halftime show ever. They then examine Quibi's launch campaign, solo TV viewing and how much returns are costing retail.

What to Make of Facebook's Earnings

eMarketer junior analyst Blake Droesch and principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson discuss what to make of Facebook's Q4 2019 earnings. They also talk about Twitter's new threaded replies, Byte offering to share all its revenues with creators and YouTube's adjusted stance on political misinformation.

The Weekly Listen: A New Way to Avoid Ads, TV Companion Podcasts and Byte Replaces Vine

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver and vice president of content studio Paul Verna talk about a new subscription ad-avoiding service, data privacy in 2020, TV show companion podcasts, Pinterest's new AR tool, giving up on newspapers, Atari-branded hotels and more.