Media Buying


While the UK and other EU countries are in the throes of preparing for Brexit, Germany may be benefiting most from changes in the UK’s commercial landscape.

Facebook recently announced that it will finally roll out its long-promised “Clear History” tool, now known as “Off-Facebook Activity.” The tool will show users the information third-party websites and apps have shared about them with Facebook and allow them to disconnect that browsing history from their profiles, preventing its use for ad targeting.

eMarketer vice president of forecasting Monica Peart breaks down our digital ad spending estimates in China and the influence of Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent.

eMarketer junior forecasting analyst Nazmul Islam shares our digital ad spending numbers in India and the impact of Facebook, Google and local sites.

eMarketer vice president of forecasting Monica Peart shares our ad spending numbers for radio in China and why growth is outstripping TV and newspapers.

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.

Travel is the sixth-largest industry in terms of ad spending in the US this year, according to our newest estimates. Rising competition and a strong economy are prompting travel companies to increase their ad budgets to capture a larger market share.

eMarketer principal analysts Nicole Perrin and Andrew Lipsman discuss what makes for a good loyalty scheme. They also break down Pinterest’s Q2 results, the impact of a negative review and lessons learned from Amazon Prime Day 2019.

eMarketer junior forecasting analyst Nazmul Islam breaks down our display and search ad spend numbers and explains why video is a large component of display’s growth in Canada. Watch now.

In 2019, US retail search ad spend will increase 22.5% to $13.12 billion. Retail search spend is bolstered by Google Shopping ads and lower-funnel ads that are essential for driving ecommerce.

eMarketer junior forecasting analyst Nazmul Islam discusses our ad revenue numbers for Tencent and the growth of WeChat.

eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin walks us through what could happen to the advertising world as blacklists become more sophisticated and extensive. She discusses the types of content consumers think advertisers should avoid the most and the likelihood of those consumers reducing their spending on a brand that appears next to controversial content. She also talks about which information consumers are sharing less of, the state of radio advertising and why cord-cutting might slow down next quarter.

Digital campaigning is crucial to candidates running for election worldwide, and it's no different in Canada. But new requirements—which kicked in earlier this summer—mean that political parties need to be more efficient with their ad dollars. With the upcoming federal election happening in October, here's what you need to know about the Elections Modernization Act (EMA).

Healthcare and pharma ad spending remains the smallest ad-spending category in the US due to restrictive compliance laws that make it difficult to target audiences, but the legalization of cannabis has helped bolster spending.

Principal analyst Lauren Fisher joins guest host and fellow principal analyst Nicole Perrin to discuss Amazon’s plans to offer video ad inventory to demand-side platforms dataxu and The Trade Desk. They also talk about our new programmatic fee estimates, Microsoft’s purchase of ad-tech firm PromoteIQ and Facebook’s offer to pay for news.

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.

US consumers dig digital audio, and as listenership heats up, so does advertiser investment. For direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands, podcasts are top-of-mind as they provide engaging and influential ad opportunities.

In our Facebook Advertising in 2021 report, eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson detailed how advertisers are currently engaging with Facebook and how that might change if controversy and the subsequent reduction of targeting tools continues. Among the CMOs we spoke with were Brandon Rhoten of the restaurant chain Potbelly Sandwich Works, Allison Lowrie of the digital classifieds service ANGI Homeservices Inc. and Peter Scheer of the ecommerce car retailer Vroom.

The programmatic ad supply chain can be opaque, making it difficult for buy- and sell-side platforms to quantify how much money is being paid to vendors. Our new estimates on programmatic fees may shed some light for advertisers and publishers on how much share of all nonsocial programmatic display ad spending is going to fees.

eMarketer forecasting director Shelleen Shum explores our numbers for UK podcast listeners and reasons why adoption is slow. Watch now.