Social Media


What's Going on with Facebook and Apple?

eMarketer principal analysts at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin and Yory Wurmser discuss why Facebook is sounding the alarm on Apple's iOS 14 update to its privacy and tracking settings. They then talk about CVS's new ad platform, programmatic returning to pre-pandemic norms, and how mobile ad spending is fairing.

Ecommerce Is (Still) the Next Frontier for Influencer Marketing

The pandemic has disrupted the influencer marketing industry. But it’s not time to completely throw out the rulebook, as most of the changes are accelerations of pre-existing trends, rather than transformative shifts in the market.

TikTok's Sale, Young Users and an Amazon Fire TV App

eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson and junior analyst at Insider Intelligence Blake Droesch discuss whether Tiktok will be banned or sold, and where user growth will come from. They then talk about Facebook's ad delivery algorithms, Twitter's healthy public discourse initiatives and Facebook Messenger's new social sharing feature.

Junior Pence, CMO and creative director of Peace Out Skincare speaks with eMarketer vice president of business development Marissa Coslov about the brand’s marketing efforts during the coronavirus pandemic, including the surprise success of a viral TikTok video.

Out-of-Home Advertising Now that Everyone's Inside

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes, forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin discuss what's next for out-of-home advertising now that the US is sheltering in place. They then talk about college football's TV ad inventory being in jeopardy, TikTok's data collection practices and the social platforms that small businesses are most likely to advertise on.

Can Instagram's 'Reels' Steal Users from TikTok?

eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson and junior analyst at Insider Intelligence Blake Droesch discuss whether Instagram's "Reels" feature can steal users from TikTok. They then talk about whether Twitter might buy TikTok, the Federal Trade Commission's potential Twitter fine and a new study about how young consumers engage with premium video.

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 Weekly Listen: TikTok vs. America, Pandora Interactive Ads and TV Ads in Console Games

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss TikTok's chances of not getting banned, Spotify video podcasts, Pandora's interactive voice ads, HBO Max sign-ups so far, TV ads in console games, why American farmhouses are typically painted red and more.

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.

The Weekly Listen: Twitter Hack Fallout, Ranking Social Issues and Instagram's TikTok

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Peter Vahle discuss the impact, concerns and potential outcomes of the Twitter hack, which social issues matter most to consumers, Instagram's TikTok competitor, defining hate speech, text message marketing, when someone snuck something into the baseball hall of fame and more.

Influencer Followers Will Continue Spending More Time on Social Media After Restrictions Lift

Seventy-two percent of US and UK consumers who follow influencers said they were spending more time on social media since the outbreak.

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Peter Vahle discuss the implications of TikTok suing the US government, smartphone use while watching TV, a potential new tech agency, Instagram's new "Suggested Posts," the status of cord-cutting, how you can tell the temperature by counting cricket chirps and more.

The Weekly Listen: Will Travel Recover, Merging Facebook's Apps and Google's 'People Cards'

eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver and Nicole Perrin and junior analyst at Insider Intelligence Blake Droesch discuss when the travel industry will recover, Facebook merging its apps' messaging services, corporate culture suffering with remote work, Google's "People Cards," social media ad load, what are we born afraid of and more.

What to Expect in H2 2020, the D2C Business Model and Pinterest's Q2

eMarketer principal analysts at Insider Intelligence Mark Dolliver, Andrew Lipsman and Nicole Perrin discuss what H2 has in store. They then talk about the takeaways from Pinterest's Q2, why large companies want in on the D2C business model and a mobile advertising investigation.

The retail industry has faced major changes this year, both good and bad. Companies have had to adjust budgets, reimagine marketing efforts and adapt to new consumer behaviors. Uncommon Goods, an eco-conscious online and catalog retailer of unique gifts, is no stranger to this variety of operational shifts brought on by the pandemic.

The pandemic has been a learning curve for many marketers, including Elana Gold, who began her role as Del Monte’s newly appointed global CMO in the midst of it.

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes, senior analyst Audrey Schomer and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss the full release of NBCUniversal's new video streaming service, Peacock, and where it slots in to a crowded market. Then eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver and vice president of research Jennifer Pearson discuss some new and interesting findings about young people's use of screens.

The pandemic has sparked new use cases for social listening, an underutilized tool in marketers' work belts. But some brands, like Johnsonville Sausage, were already well-acquainted with the concept. Stephanie Dlugopolski, the company's senior manager of PR and social media, said her team has utilized social listening for nearly a decade. It has allowed them to not only monitor conversations about the brand, but also see how consumers react to larger issues.

Twitter's Not-So Monetizable DAUs and a Look at Snapchat's Q2

eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson and senior analyst at Insider Intelligence Jasmine Enberg discuss the implications of Twitter's and Snapchat's Q2 earnings. They then talk about what types of social media content are most influential, Instagram's new "Shop" page and what the return of video app Zynn means.

Why Small Businesses Could Benefit from the Launch of Facebook Shops

With many retail stores temporarily closed during the pandemic, and more consumers turning online to buy goods, major social networks have taken steps to improve their ecommerce offerings.