eMarketer Roundups


This Snapshot includes infographics illustrating our proprietary forecast on the US retail market’s online and offline sales, as well as where and what shoppers are buying and ad spend trends.

Industry Insights: CES. In January, more than 175,000 tech enthusiasts gathered at CES 2020 in Las Vegas for a preview of the world’s most exciting new products. eMarketer spoke with speakers at this year’s event about their takeaways and predictions for 2020.

Americans are poised to spend $590.67 billion in retail ecommerce in 2019, with a year-over-year growth rate of 12.8%. "To keep growing at double-digit rates, future channel growth will increasingly rely on continued strong gains in the spending rate per buyer," said Andrew Lipsman, eMarketer principal analyst. eMarketer has curated this Roundup of articles, insights and interviews to help you understand the latest trends in the retail industry.

Marketers believe they have a mandate to personalize customer experiences across channels. That’s because most believe consumers have signaled their interest in receiving more-tailored communications through their behaviors and actions. And in many cases, personalization seems to be the logical next step in achieving the greatest return on marketing investments in a digital, measurable world.

People routinely refer to the digital era as one of rapid change. But it’s more accurate to say the pace is uneven. This Roundup includes data, insights and interviews on the latest trends impacting digital ad spending and key happenings across marketing channels.

For the vast majority of marketers, there’s no longer any question of whether they should have a tech stack. However, these solutions are constantly maturing and evolving to meet marketers’ needs as vendors continue to innovate offerings, and marketing organizations better understand how technology can serve them. eMarketer has curated this Roundup of articles, insights and interviews to help you understand the latest trends in marketing and advertising technology

Historically, B2B marketers have focused on converting new customers. But the B2B marketing landscape is maturing, and these marketers are learning from their B2C peers that it's less expensive to keep an existing customer rather than bring in a new one. To do this, marketing teams must align with the sales and accounts teams and take a more holistic approach to the customer journey—together. It's happening in a variety of ways, from engaging in content marketing campaigns and playing in marketplaces like Alibaba and Amazon Business, to leveraging data more effectively and championing the cross-functional CMO.

Advertiser investment in connected TV (CTV) is ramping up quickly as more inventory becomes available, with YouTube, Hulu and Roku dominating the landscape. We estimate CTV ad spending in the US will reach $10.81 billion by 2021, up from close to $7 billion in 2019. But still, challenges remain, including fragmented inventory, ad fraud and frequency capping.

Digital video is growing. In fact, it’s rare to come across an area of digital video that isn’t seeing increased investment. Ad spending in digital video is no exception, and we anticipate it to grow 20.8% to more than $36 billion this year in the US. It’s happening in OTT and connected TV, as well as across mobile devices, programmatic exchanges, and social media platforms.

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands have historically relied on performance-based digital advertising strategies. Many leverage Facebook and Instagram to target audiences and direct response podcast ads to drive conversions, even throwing unconventional content marketing into the mix.

For the first time ever, US consumers will spend more time using their mobile devices than watching TV, with smartphone use dominating that time spent. Consumers’ use of smartphones will continue to make up the majority of their media consumption, but we predict that use will plateau by 2020 as consumers become increasingly uneasy about overuse of mobile devices.

The artificial intelligence (AI) ecosystem is complex and in a state of constant flux. Though far from perfect, one thing is certain: Many business leaders are already bullish about AI’s ability to improve operations. eMarketer has curated this Roundup of articles, insights and interviews to help you understand the latest trends in AI.