Media Buying


eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom discuss Google's checkered Q2 earnings. They then talk about how Google plans to take on Amazon's online shopping dominance, the antitrust investigation into Google, and what would happen if Google tracked people after they asked it not to.

The Weekly Listen: Big Tech's Hearing, CBS 'More' Access and Ad Potency in a Pandemic

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss the main takeaways from the recent big-tech antitrust hearing; how CBS All Access is beefing up; how much sports can help advertisers this year; the effectiveness of ads during a pandemic; what a Twitter subscription service might look like; how high one could jump on Mars and more.

With mobile accounting for more than two-thirds of US digital ad spending, the pandemic's economic effects didn’t spare mobile ad spend. Still, the format is faring slightly better than most other media and will eke out growth in 2020.

During its recent earnings call, Comcast said that NBCUniversal's new streaming service Peacock reached 10 million sign-ups since its soft launch in April this year.

Latin America will have the worst regional performance for ad spending overall this year, declining 10.0% collectively, although oddly, it will also have the best performance for digital ad spending growth at 5.0%.

How the Coronavirus Is Changing US Social Media Usage

When US consumers started spending more time at home during the pandemic, they also started using social media more, providing an unexpected boost to engagement on these platforms.

Agencies and Brand Marketers Are Altering Their Planned Sports Ad Spend

Despite the return of some sporting events like NBA exhibition games and the MLB, marketers are delaying their planned ad spend.

Digital video is the lone silver lining in Canada’s ad market. Despite the pandemic, video ad spending will grow 3.6% this year to reach CA$2.18 billion ($1.64 billion).

As Americans hunkered down under stay-at-home guidelines for much of March and April, they unsurprisingly consumed more mobile media. The added mobile time, however, wasn’t distributed equally.

Digital Ad Spending in Latin America Is Growing Despite Market Volatility

Digital is quickly becoming the channel of choice for many advertisers in Latin America. From 2015 to 2020, digital’s share of total media ad spending in Latin America more than doubled from 18.0% to 39.1%. Given the current circumstances, this share should further improve in the years ahead.

Out-of-Home Advertising Is Becoming More Digitally Driven

This year, digital out-of-home (DOOH) ad spending will increase 1.6%, and in 2021 it will grow 19.2%. We expect DOOH ad spending to increase from $2.72 billion in 2020 to $3.84 billion in 2023.

eMarketer principal analysts Debra Aho Williamson and Nicole Perrin, senior analyst Jasmine Enberg, and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom discuss Facebook's recent Q2 earnings and check in on what effects the advertiser boycott may have on the social networking giant. They then discuss the latest from the Twitter hack, why Microsoft may buy TikTok, and the impact of TikTok letting outsiders peek behind the curtain of its algorithm.

The Ad Platform: Getting and Keeping Customers in the Social Distancing Economy

Shoppers' routines have been disrupted, and many have tried new brands or digital retailers as a result. Jaysen Gillespie, vice president and head of analytics and data science at Criteo, joins Nicole Perrin, eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence, to discuss acquiring vs. retaining customers during the pandemic, along with other marketing strategies for the social distancing economy.

US Podcast Ad Spending to Surpass $1 Billion Next Year

Podcast listenership in the US has been soaring in recent years and advertising dollars are following. Podcast ad spending is a bright spot amid lackluster digital radio spending. According to eMarketer’s latest forecast, US podcast ad spending will surpass 20% of digital radio ad spending this year and cross the $1 billion mark next year.

Terry Kawaja, founder and CEO of strategic advisory firm Luma Partners, joins eMarketer co-founder and Insider Intelligence chief evangelist Geoff Ramsey to discuss the pandemic's effects on live events and the ad market, the importance of marketers taking a stand on social issues and using economic downturns to increase brand presence.

The US will remain the largest market worldwide for total and digital advertising for the foreseeable future. China achieved rapid catch-up growth for a while, starting at one-quarter of the US spend in 2012 and rising to almost half by 2020.

Across Western Europe, most traditional media will see severe cutbacks in ad spending in 2020, as the disruptive effects of the coronavirus pandemic continue. But TV will see some of the steepest declines.

The Ad Platform: How Political Advertisers Are Reaching Voters Through Digital Media

2020 has shaped up to be an unusual presidential election year, to say the least. Grace Briscoe, vice president of Candidates + Causes at Centro, joins eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to discuss how political advertisers are leaning on connected TV, audience targeting, Facebook and more as they work on fundraising and getting out the vote.

Digital won’t be able to make up for the shortfall in ad spend in the UK's traditional channels, but it will register a small increase this year.

Consumer Perceptions About Facebook Ad Boycott, Where Those Dollars Are Going and Political Ad Bans

eMarketer principal analysts Debra Aho Williamson and Nicole Perrin and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom discuss consumer perceptions of the Facebook ad boycott and where dollars are being redirected. They then talk about how much is too much to pay for streaming TV, advertising expectations for H2 2020 and why WhatsApp Business has grown tenfold in a year.