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The Weekly Listen: CCPA Arrives, Spotify Political Ads and Facebook Deepfakes

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.

What eMarketer Analysts Expect in 2020 with Ross Benes: Streaming Wars Anxiety

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes talks about one thing that summed up 2019 for him and some of his predictions for 2020, focusing on the anxiety around the streaming wars.

China Advertising Year in Review: Trends from 2019 that Are Here to Stay

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.

Facebook’s Year in Review: Grading Its Progress on Three Big Questions

At the end of last year, we asked three important questions about Facebook in 2019.

The Weekly Listen: YouTube’s Policies, Uber Safety Record and Disney+ Favorites

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio Paul Verna talk about YouTube's harassment policy change, Uber's new security report, TV shows with the most longevity, what people are watching on Disney+, where the bar code came from, and more.

The Weekly Listen: Uber Car Ads, Edgier YouTube Ads and the Long Reach of Netflix

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio Paul Verna talk about Uber testing ad displays for its cars, YouTube attempting to invite more edgier advertising, Netflix making deals to extend its reach, Plex launching a free, ad-supported streaming service, Americans tell us their favorite Thanksgiving pie flavor, and more.

The Streaming Wars Will Create 'Another Disney'

eMarketer vice president of content studio Paul Verna discusses how another Disney is being created. He then talks about why Facebook is helping users take their photos and videos with them, why emotionless TV ads aren't thinking long term and why there was a flurry of political ads on Facebook over Thanksgiving weekend.

The Weekly Listen: The Problem with the Internet, HBO Max Bundle, and Porch Piracy

eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver and Nicole Perrin join vice president of content studio Paul Verna to talk about whether the internet is broken, HBO's Max's strategy, NBCUniversal centralizing ads, the revival of a classic device and more.

Do Companies Still Need a CMO?

eMarketer junior analysts Blake Droesch and Lucy Koch join principal analyst Jillian Ryan to discuss whether companies still need a traditional CMO. What are the new responsibilities of the new CMO, and what can they do to thrive? Jillian, Blake and Lucy also talk about the smartphone shipment rebound and whether people prefer to watch the same content separately, or different content together.

eMarketer junior forecasting analyst Nazmul Islam explores our recently adjusted ad spending figures for YouTube, including how the platform has weathered brand-safety concerns.

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes covers the latest developments on the pay TV front, including a new price hike from a vMVPD, a licensing deal between a network and traditional pay TV service, and legislation that could make life harder, and easier, for providers.

Why Short-Form Video Apps Are So Popular in China

Short-form video apps arrived in China in early 2017 and have established themselves as viable entertainment options, allowing users to create content in 15- and 60-second spurts. In fact, we estimate that average daily time spent with short-form video among mobile internet users has risen from 9.9% of total mobile internet time in Q3 2018 to 13.5% in Q2 2019. Meanwhile, time spent on over-the-top (OTT) apps experienced a slight decline.

Mobile Year in Review: The Launch of 5G Is the Biggest Story in a Busy Year for Mobile

Mobile dethroned TV in 2019 as the channel where US adults spent the most time. While it may be a symbolic threshold for now, it’s still notable that the average US adult spent 3 hours, 43 minutes (3:43) on their mobile devices in 2019, compared with the average 3:35 spent watching TV. As recently as 2016, US adults watched nearly an hour more of TV than they spent on their smartphones and tablets (4:05 vs. 3:08).

eMarketer global director of public relations Douglas Clark shares our updated forecast for Netflix adoption in the UK, France and Germany.

In the US, Netflix Grabs the Most Attention, but Its Reign Will Be Challenged

Netflix and YouTube may be the video platforms US adults are watching most, but their days at the top may be numbered. New services such as Disney+, HBO Max and Apple TV+ will fragment digital video viewing time even further. According to our first forecast on time spent watching Netflix and YouTube, both platforms will see their share of daily video time drop in the coming years.

How China's Bilibili Is Capitalizing on Vlogging and Other Emerging Video Trends in the Country

As internet users in China become highly fluent in short-form content creation, "vlogging"—which has not been as popular in the country like it is in the US—seems like a logical next step. And indeed, new research shows that vlogs (video blogs) are on the rise in China. Video platforms like the Tencent- and Alibaba-backed Bilibili are now capitalizing on this type of creator-driven content.

Major Social Platforms Take Stance on Political Advertising

eMarketer junior analyst Blake Droesch and principal analyst Nicole Perrin talk about the varying positions that the major social platforms have taken on political advertising. They also discuss early reactions toward Disney+, TikTok influencers and a new community hub feature from Tumblr.

What the World Thinks of Google Stadia

eMarketer sales executive Michael Bruckenthal, midmarket account manager Brandon Galindo and principal analyst Nicole Perrin discuss initial reactions to Google's new cloud-based gaming service Stadia. Then vice president of content studio Paul Verna talks about the effects of Hulu's price hike, why Spotify is recommending podcasts and Amazon's agenda for its new free music streaming service.

The Weekly Listen: The Ad Industry’s Problem, Google Buys Fitbit, Video Streaming Marketing Strategies

eMarketer principal analysts Nicole Perrin and Yory Wurmser join vice president of content studio Paul Verna to chat about whether the ad industry has a fundamental problem, a possible solution for the struggling newspaper business, marketing strategies of the latest video streaming platforms, how to make parts of your car invisible and more.

eMarketer senior analyst Paul Briggs and analyst Ross Benes agree on many things, but NOT Netflix’s plans for 2020. Will the streaming platform stick to its subscription guns or finally adopt advertising? Hear their opposing viewpoints on this topic.