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Measuring attribution and return on investment remains a key challenge when marketing with influencers—which means that it can be hard to quantify the merits of utilizing them. But neuroscience research from the UK, showing cognitive responses to traditional marketing vs. influencer posts, may provide some answers.

eMarketer principal analysts Nicole Perrin and Mark Dolliver join vice president of content studio Paul Verna to chat about YouTube’s announcement that it will stop targeting ads toward kids, whether podcasts are the future of radio, the significance of Facebook’s new ‘Off-Facebook Activity’ feature and more.

eMarketer principal analyst Victoria Petrock explains how much you can learn from someone's voice, British Airways's VR in-flight entertainment headsets and a recent facial recognition ruling against Facebook.

eMarketer has downgraded Facebook user growth in both France and Germany, due to declines among younger age groups as they shift their usage to other platforms. Total user growth for the platform will essentially be flat in both countries, according to our latest social user forecast.

eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin talks about the dark side of the internet. She also discusses how Facebook can target ads without personal data and Lyft's Q2 results.

Scrolling through social media, it’s hard not to be influenced by influencers. Do you need another carry-on bag? Probably not. But do you have to have it after you saw an influencer capturing its essence on the hills of Santorini, and you suddenly saw yourself there? Of course you do.

Consumers can be super picky about shopping. Some will spend hours looking for the right deal, only to back out at the last-minute because of shipping costs. Others won’t consider a product unless it’s accumulated enough positive ratings and reviews—or unless their closest confidants personally recommend it.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom walks us through the current cord-cutting climate, explains why CBS is suing Locast and what Dish has been up to. Vice president of content studio Paul Verna joins the discussion to chat about streaming service password sharing, a new Facebook TV video-calling device, Spotify Q2 results and more.

The second half of July means Q2 earnings are out. While some results were surprising, others showed companies’ continued growth, and in one instance, even a potential rebound. We offer our analysis on six companies as well as our own forecasts.

eMarketer senior forecasting analyst Cindy Liu discusses our usage numbers for Instagram in Brazil and what’s driving its popularity. Watch now.

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.

Adopting new technology is the norm among Generation X, and unlike digital natives, this adoption hasn’t crowded out old media. But before marketers can tap into Xers’ widespread accessibility, they should understand their unique device and media usage, social platform preferences and privacy concerns.

eMarketer principal analysts Nicole Perrin and Mark Dolliver join vice president of content studio Paul Verna to discuss Verizon’s sale of Tumblr to Automattic, the acceleration of cord-cutting, Facebook’s new movie ads, Snapchat’s third pair of sunglasses and more.

eMarketer senior forecasting analyst Cindy Liu breaks down our Facebook audience numbers for key age groups and a silver lining for the social network.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom discusses ad spend trends for Weibo, China’s Twitter, and drivers behind its continued growth.

eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson discusses the influencer shift toward authenticity, and why influencer marketing may soon become regulated. She also assesses Facebook’s mind-reading program, a TikTok smartphone and Apple’s new credit card.

The short-form video app TikTok has become immensely popular among a new generation of video creators and their fans, leading some to believe that it could eventually dethrone YouTube as the preeminent platform for up-and-coming video creators.

eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson and senior analyst Jasmine Engberg discuss key takeaways from Facebook’s and Twitter’s Q2 earnings. They also chat about the new Facebook antitrust probe, what impact hiding likes will have for Instagram and what people think of Facebook’s new Libra cryptocurrency.

eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson reviews Snapchat’s recent earnings. Also, vice president of content studio Paul Verna discusses the Brexit cloud looming over marketers, how local news has remained so trustworthy and increased ad spend on political videos.

eMarketer senior forecasting analyst Cindy Liu explores our usage numbers for Facebook in Canada and the age group helping to preserve the platform’s top position. Watch now.