Social Media

Is Everyone on Instagram an Influencer?

There are now more than 500,000 active influencers operating on Instagram alone, according to a study by InfluencerDB. That’s 39% of all Instagram accounts with more than 15,000 followers. And among this group of active Instagram influencers, 81% have followings between 15,000 and 100,000.

Big news means bigger earnings for Twitter—and their Q4 2018 revenues, which beat expectations, proves that the company was able to leverage its real-time conversation appeal to bolster video ad sales during the big news events of the past year.

Influencers and Instagram Stories: A Perfect Marriage?

Instagram Stories is increasingly popular with social media marketers. Last year, one in three Instagram posts containing "#ad" was a story, according to a study by Klear.

Dismayed by a shortage of high-quality bras, and limited store inventory, Heidi Zak co-founded the direct-to-consumer (D2C) startup ThirdLove in 2013. The mission was simple: make shopping for a bra a better experience. With a strong focus on personalization, ThirdLove stocked a wide range of sizes and styles and used customer data to create an innovative buyer journey.

Four Takeaways from Snap’s Q4 Earnings: What Advertisers Need to Know

Snap Inc. reported Q4 2018 earnings Tuesday and, like Facebook, beat expectations for revenue and usage. In this eMarketer Analyst Insight, principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson and senior analyst Jasmine Enberg explain four key takeaways for advertisers.

Four Takeaways from Facebook’s Q4 Earnings: What Advertisers Need to Know

Facebook reported its Q4 2018 earnings on Wednesday, beating expectations for ad revenue and user growth. In this eMarketer Analyst Insight, Senior Analyst Jasmine Enberg and Principal Analyst Debra Aho Williamson explain four key takeaways for advertisers.

Podcast | Snapchat's Place in the Social Matrix

In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," Debra Aho Williamson, principal analyst at eMarketer, discusses the underlying reasons internet users pick different social networks, and how Snapchat fits in, both in the US and worldwide.

Podcast | The Future of Social

In the latest episode of eMarketer's "Behind the Numbers," analyst Debra Aho Williamson highlights some of her predictions for social media in 2019. What's in store for Facebook? What pitfalls must Instagram avoid? Will the stories format continue to win over users?

How big is the audience for Facebook's video channel, Facebook Watch, and how has the social network's video strategy evolved? In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," analysts Debra Aho Williamson and Paul Verna discuss Facebook's various video efforts and how they stack up against the competition.

Podcast Pack | The Facebook Saga

Facebook took a drubbing all year long—or did it? The social network's usage edged down in the US as teens migrated to other platforms (among them, Facebook unit Instagram) and consumers worried about privacy and other issues. But the company also rolled out waves of new products and scored huge revenue gains. Throughout the year, "Behind the Numbers" tracked Facebook's challenges, triumphs and evolving ambitions.

Maturing direct-to-consumer brands struggling to scale social channels find a cost-effective solution in TV ads.

Advertisers Now Pay More for Facebook Users' Attention

eMarketer Analyst Insight: Facebook's share of digital ad revenues far exceeds its share of digital media time. With average ad revenues per user growing as absolute time spent with Facebook in the US stagnates, the gap is expanding, leading to higher costs to grab the average user's attention.

Four Takeaways from Twitter’s Q4 Earnings: What Advertisers Need to Know

Twitter reported its Q4 2018 earnings Thursday, and although it beat revenue expectations, monthly usage fell for the third straight quarter to 321 million. In this eMarketer Analyst Insight, principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson and senior analyst Jasmine Enberg explain four key takeaways for advertisers.

Data Compliance Brings Added Cost to Influencer Marketing

While disclosure continues to dominate the conversation around influencer marketing, data compliance laws are adding another layer of confusion—and cost—for those operating in this evolving market.

Facebook Is Combining Aspects of Its Messaging Properties: What It Means for Advertisers and Users

The recent news that Facebook is in early stages of combining the messaging features of several of its properties, as reported by The New York Times last week, raises many questions about how advertisers and users will be affected. In this eMarketer Analyst Insight, Debra Aho Williamson and Jasmine Enberg explain what it could mean for these two groups.

Instagram’s future is deeply intertwined with Facebook. Much of Instagram’s ad business growth is largely due to the fact that extending an ad buy is as easy as checking a box in Facebook Ad Manager. And with features like Instagram Stories becoming highly successful, there's pressure to continue delivering hit marketing concepts.

Podcast | Social Around the World

In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," forecasters Monica Peart and Eric Haggstrom dig into eMarketer's latest estimates for global social network use, highlighting markets where players other than Facebook show noteworthy uptake.

What's Behind the Sudden Growth of TikTok?

No social app since Snapchat has succeeded in capturing significant usage in the US. But the Chinese-owned, short-video app TikTok is enjoying sudden growth in popularity. Can it buck the trend and challenge the existing social networks?

How Does Facebook Watch Fit Into the Digital Video Landscape?

Facebook Watch users still make up a small percentage of total worldwide Facebook users. Can the video service compete with the likes of Youtube and Netflix?