Social Media

eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson discusses Twitter's and Snapchat's Q4 2019 performances. She then talks about how much money Instagram supposedly makes Facebook and the seriousness of the big tech antitrust investigations.

In the beginning of her tenure as Pinterest’s first-ever CMO, Andréa Mallard established the company’s mission and core brand principles, reorganizing her team prior to the successful IPO. Now she’s focused on an aggressive global growth plan.

eMarketer junior analyst Blake Droesch and principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson discuss what to make of Facebook's Q4 2019 earnings. They also talk about Twitter's new threaded replies, Byte offering to share all its revenues with creators and YouTube's adjusted stance on political misinformation.

We estimate that slightly more than half of marketers (50.3%) will use LinkedIn for marketing and advertising purposes by 2021. This year, 49.6% of companies with 100+ employees will use the professional social media platform.

The role of political advertising in social media will be a key discussion topic in 2020—an easy prediction to make. Kantar Media expects that US digital political ad spending will reach $1.2 billion this year, and we believe the social platforms that continue accepting political advertisers will be major beneficiaries of that spending.

eMarketer junior analyst Blake Droesch and principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson discuss how TikTok will handle the many hurdles it faces in 2020. They then talk about the "Off-Facebook Activity" tool, Facebook's first Super Bowl commercial and the plan for WhatsApp ads.

The Chinese-owned short-form video app TikTok exploded onto the social media landscape worldwide in 2019, but roadblocks could keep it from rapidly expanding its user base in 2020.

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio Paul Verna talk about what people are watching on Disney+, TikTok's latest "curated content" idea, Hulu's new ad formats, box office records, kids' allowances and more.

eMarketer senior analyst Jasmine Enberg and principal analysts Jillian Ryan and Yory Wurmser discuss what the digital world will look like in 2020. They then talk about Instagram's user growth deceleration and what shoppers want from in-store associates.

Pinterest surpassed Snapchat as the third-biggest social media platform in the US in 2019, and it will continue to stay ahead in the coming years, according to our latest social user estimates.

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio Paul Verna talk about CCPA's arrival, TikTok's recent security and misinformation issues, Spotify's position on political ads, Facebook's deepfake ban, Delta Air Lines's "binge button" and more.

LinkedIn will grow faster than previously expected, according to eMarketer’s latest estimates. This year, we estimate that there will be 58.5 million adult LinkedIn users in the US, which will grow 6.2% to 62.1 million in 2020. By the end of the forecasting period in 2023, we expect there to be 68.8 million users.

eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson discusses one thing that summed up 2019 for her, as well as some of her predictions for 2020, focusing on Facebook.

Douyin, TikTok’s equivalent in China, will grow 27.8% to 442.58 million users this year, which means that more than half of China’s internet users will use the short-form video app, according to eMarketer’s new estimates. Growth will slow to 7.3% in 2020 and continue to drop in the next few years.

In 2019, Instagram's US user growth rate will have dropped to single digits for the first time to 6.7%, down from 10.1% in 2018. Starting in 2020, and through the end of our forecast period in 2023, we estimate that the social media platform will grow slower than previously expected.

eMarketer global director of public relations Douglas Clark reveals our first-ever forecast for mobile reddit users in the US and the platform’s new live streaming feature.

eMarketer senior forecasting analyst Oscar Orozco explores our latest adoption numbers for Snapchat worldwide and the impact of face filters that went viral.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Peter Vahle discusses our latest adoption figures for Snapchat in India, Indonesia and Japan, and the success of recent platform additions.

China has proven to be a hotbed for digital innovations, especially in the past few years. During this time, marketers worldwide have observed the latest trends coming out of the country, applying what they learn to their own markets.