Social Media

On today's episode, we discuss the severity of Facebook's young people problem, if we're looking at this issue the wrong way, and whether Instagram can continue to pick up the slack. We then talk about what to make of Twitter's CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey stepping aside and a reordering of teens' favorite social media platforms. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Debra Aho Williamson.

Digital and alternative advertising lift overall ad spending in 2021: As spending returns to pre-pandemic levels, it’s become clear advertisers find emerging channels more appealing than traditional ones.

UK regulators prune Meta’s walled garden: Meta has been ordered to sell Giphy, and new ownership could bring back the GIF database’s popular ad program, without the antitrust concerns.

As comfort-buying furniture online continues to rise, the direct-to-consumer (D2C) home furnishing sector has exploded with growth and competition. Watch Industry Voices: Spotlight on D2C with Joybird’s vice president, marketing and business development Eric Tsai to hear how the La-Z-Boy-owned brand scales its custom furniture business by staying in sync with consumer expectations.

Move over, celebrities and mega-influencers. Creators with smaller followings will be the strategic play in the influencer marketing world in 2022.

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.

TikTok will surpass 1.5 billion users in 2022: Despite challenges, TikTok has proven resilient and will likely command marketers’ attention and ad spend.

The consumer packaged goods (CPG) and grocery sector is years beyond where it was expected to be in terms of consumer adoption of ecommerce. Watch Industry Voices: Spotlight on D2C with The Clorox Company’s Jackson Jeyanayagam to hear how the cleaning products company's brand portfolio is responding to evolving behavior and encouraging consumers of all ages to buy products online.

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

On today's episode, we discuss the most viable ways people want to "fix" Facebook, whether Netflix Games will move the needle, if TikTok on TV makes sense, whether Peloton's deceleration is concerning, how many kids under 13 years old actually use social media, the unspoken reasons employees don’t want remote work to end, how much time people spend talking about themselves, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst Suzy Davidkhanian, director of reports editing Rahul Chadha, and analyst at Insider Intelligence Blake Droesch.

For the first time, in 2021, Instagram will pull in more US ad revenues ($26.46 billion) than the core Facebook platform, its ad marketplace, and Messenger combined ($23.84 billion).

WhatsApp chases Discord's success with Communities feature: The platform's upcoming tools could help create intimate, niche communities—a formula for high engagement and brand interest.

On today's episode, we discuss the most interesting takeaways from Twitter's Q3 earnings, why the social media company was able to weather Apple's iOS privacy changes, and what Twitter hopes to become by 2023. We then talk about the share of tweets that come from young people and the appeal of Twitter Blue now that it includes ad blocking service Scroll. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior analyst at Insider Intelligence Jasmine Enberg.

On today's episode, we discuss the main takeaways from Facebook's Q3 earnings, what we make of the new company name "Meta," and how the company will finish the year. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Debra Aho Williamson.