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New polls on consumer responses to the coronavirus pandemic reveal that when it comes to fear, finances and boredom, generational stereotypes may not hold true.

The Weekly Listen: New Video Streaming Services, Online Grocers' Future and a Reversed Techlash

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver and junior analyst Blake Droesch discuss whether people will have an appetite for the upcoming video streaming services, the future of online grocers, if the pandemic has eased the techlash, examples of companies building goodwill, whether it's OK to always wear pajamas when working from home, and more.

eMarketer vice president of business development Marissa Coslov, principal analyst Mark Dolliver and vice president of research Jennifer Pearson discuss whether distance learning works, what the knock-on consequences are and how parents are using digital to cope, handle, distract and educate their kids. They then talk about the postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics, free Amazon Prime Video kids content and the impact Americans think COVID-19 will have on their personal finances.

How COVID-19 Is Affecting the Media World: NBA Suspended, YouTube to Monetize Coronavirus Videos

eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin and vice president of content studio Paul Verna discuss the NBA suspending its season and YouTube monetizing COVID-19 videos. They then discuss the first retailer to use Amazon's "Just Walk Out" technology, if a lawsuit could derail Quibi's launch and Twitch partners with Comscore on measurement.

How Big of a Splash Can Quibi Make?

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and vice president of content studio Paul Verna discuss the details of the new short-form video platform Quibi. They then talk about Australia suing Facebook, Amazon selling its cashierless technology to other retailers and Postmates new "non-contact" food delivery option.

The Weekly Listen: Generational Consultants, Changes at Disney, and Political Influencers

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Lucy Koch and forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom discuss generational consultants, executive changes at Disney, the rising fortunes of music streaming and the role of social media influencers in politics.

Surveying the Subscription Video Landscape

Analyst Ross Benes and forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom join guest host Paul Verna to discuss the latest in subscription-based video, including the platform mix, cord-cutting, peak TV and changes in terminology.

Five Charts: Understanding Gen Z’s Devices and Digital Usage

Relating to and connecting with teens—the core of Gen Z—can be confusing. For marketers, reaching this cohort starts with understanding how and where teens spend their time.

As more people watch video content on their mobile devices, the nature of mobile video monetization is changing. This is particularly the case for programmatic advertising, which we define as an automated, technology-driven method of buying, selling or fulfilling digital display ad placements. Overall, mobile video ads sold programmatically generated $19.93 billion in revenues in 2019 in the US and will generate $24.87 billion in 2020.

This Election Year, the Political Ad Whack-a-Mole Game Will Continue

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.

How COVID-19 Is Affecting TV and Video Streaming

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes and forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom discuss what advertisers are doing with those sports programming dollars, how bad cord-cutting might get, the future of spending on original content, and more. They then cover how Disney+ is doing in the US and abroad, Fox Corp.'s recent purchase of Tubi and Hulu viewership growth.

The Weekly Listen: Online Video Dating, the Un-College Movement and Why You Can't Trust the Internet

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio Paul Verna discuss if people are falling back in love with their TVs, if online video dating will work, why we can't (yet) trust the internet, brands building goodwill during the pandemic, the un-college movement, what the average person looks like and more.

Sizing Up COVID-19's Impact on Retail

eMarketer principal analyst Andrew Lipsman discusses the current wave of retail store closures, the seismic shift to online shopping and what retailers should be thinking about during this time. He then talks about why payments firm Square is opening a bank, how you can help your local restaurants and where to watch live streamed music concerts from home.

Working and Studying from Home Shines a Light on Digital Usage

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver and senior forecasting analyst Oscar Orozco discuss how digital adoption has made it possible—or not—for people to work, study and entertain themselves from home during the COVID-19 outbreak. Who doesn't use the internet? Do people spend more time watching Netflix or YouTube? And which platforms get the most social media attention? They then talk about Spotify Kids, faster same-day delivery and Sling TV losing customers.

How to Make Traditional Sports Viewing More Immersive

eMarketer sales executive Michael Bruckenthal, principal analyst Mark Dolliver and junior analyst Blake Droesch discuss how traditional sports are taking lessons from esports to create a more engaging viewing experience. Then Mark and Blake talk about Apple allowing push notification ads, the details of the KIDS Act bill, how Facebook is changing its digital currency ambitions and how the popularity of streaming services influence its ads.

Is TikTok a Social Media Powerhouse or a Passing Fad?

eMarketer vice president of forecasting Monica Peart hosts senior analyst Jasmine Enberg and junior analyst Blake Droesch in a discussion of TikTok's user forecasts, business model and place in the social media spectrum.

How Could Disney+ Reshape Kids’ Digital Video Consumption?

Today’s kids are more digital than previous generations at the same age. But, while digital video is certainly an important part of kids’ media diet, we estimate that just over half of those ages 11 and younger (52.4%) will be digital video viewers this year. TV penetration is still much higher (close to nine in 10), although time spent is declining.

The Weekly Listen: Spotify Buys The Ringer, Disney+ Hits 28 Million Subscribers and Airbnb's Brand Issue

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio Paul Verna talk about Spotify's purchase of The Ringer, Disney+ reaching 28 million subscribers, Airbnb's brand issue, manipulated Twitter content, emotional Super Bowl ads, polar bears and more.

How Aetna Uses Content Marketing to Educate Consumers on Healthy Living

An increasingly important part of companies’ messaging efforts is content marketing, which they rely on to build brand awareness and engagement, provide thought leadership, and tap into cultural conversations around particular trends and topics.

Promotions Will Delay Subscription Fatigue

Disregard talk that newest streaming service will be a “Netflix killer.” There is room for multiple streamers to succeed as consumers funnel more money to digital video subscriptions. Still, at some point, with so many streaming services entering the fray, Netflix and its competitors will have to deal with subscription fatigue. Eventually.