SEP 11, 2020
eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss how to recreate those water cooler moments in the digital world, how much Super Bowl LV commercials are going for, watching Instagram Stories on Facebook, parents' more positive view of devices, the number of Facebook Watch viewers, the difference between frugal and cheap, what you didn't notice about that double rainbow, and more.
MAY 6, 2020
eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson, senior analyst Jasmine Enberg and forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom discuss Twitter and Snapchat's earnings and what to make of the mixed messages. They then talk about the best times to post on social, whether people think social content is getting better or worse and a new video ad format from Snapchat.
SEP 15, 2020
eMarketer principal analysts Debra Aho Williamson and Mark Dolliver, and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom discuss Facebook's recent decision on political ads and how brands can reach social users over the coming months. They then talk about Facebook's plans to limit ads on pages, how this year's events have changed Gen Z's relationship with brands, and why Americans still pay for live TV.
DEC 2, 2019
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.
NOV 11, 2019
eMarketer principal analysts Nicole Perrin and Andrew Lipsman explain how Amazon looks at advertising and how brands use the platform: What’s driving Amazon advertising, what are some blind spots, and are consumers still happy with the site’s ad experience? They also discuss the significance of a quality vs. personalized ad environment, Americans’ attitudes on Twitter’s recent political ads ban and whether we’re on the precipice of a retail jobs crisis.
JUN 26, 2019
eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin and vice president of multimedia Paul Verna discuss new legislation aimed at eliminating supposed political bias from social platforms. Also on the agenda: women in ads, smartwatch use and the Snapchat friends survey.
FEB 4, 2020
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.
NOV 4, 2019
eMarketer principal analyst Andrew Lipsman joins the show to argue that Facebook’s decision to continue allowing politicians to lie in paid placements is a mistake, and to talk about Twitter’s very different new policy. We also catch up on earnings reports from major US digital ad sellers.
JUL 27, 2019
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.
FEB 24, 2021
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SEP 14, 2020
NOV 13, 2020
eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver and Nicole Perrin join junior analyst Blake Droesch, and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna to discuss the "minimigration" from major social networks to self-proclaimed "free speech" app Parler, targeted ads on network TV, the popularity of Starbucks mobile ordering, Netflix linear TV offering, The New York Times' digital milestone, how to travel to work at the speed of sound, and more.
FEB 10, 2021
SEP 28, 2020
Amid disinformation campaigns over the coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming presidential election, most US buy-side decision-makers are concerned about their ads potentially running up against controversial content on social media.
SEP 25, 2020
eMarketer vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna steps in as host of this week's "The Weekly Listen," where he and eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver and Debra Aho Williamson, and junior analyst at Insider Intelligence Blake Droesch discuss the latest updates on the TikTok saga, Quibi's unique predicament, Roku and NBCUniversal's buried hatchet, new game consoles from Sony and Microsoft, the Emmys' declining viewership, and how a home-field advantage influences soccer (or football, if you're European) referees.
JAN 17, 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.
MAY 30, 2019
On average, adults in France will spend more than 10 hours each day with media in 2019. While viewing, listening and reading content digitally continues to displace traditional media, total time spent is reaching a plateau.
JUN 12, 2020
eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss polarization on Facebook, whether kids spend more time on TikTok or YouTube, how much people trust influencers, Facebook trying to make TV social, out-of-home advertising in Q1, podcast ad skipping, pyramids where they shouldn't be and more.
MAY 22, 2020
Insider Intelligence principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio Paul Verna discuss whether well-being will be the new luxury, what TikTok's new CEO needs to do, brands lightening up, the localism trend, France's latest big tech bill, the fastest creatures on Earth and more.
DEC 9, 2019
One in ten internet users is now on content aggregation site reddit. Its continued growth is primarily being fueled by an increasing percentage of people who use the app through mobile, though that figure still lags Facebook’s and Twitter’s, according to latest eMarketer estimates.
JUL 9, 2019
Instagram's new Explore page ads will bring more opportunities for marketers—but they also raise concerns about the limit of organic reach, which some claim has already happened in the Instagram feed. Savvy marketers have established best practices to get their content featured on Explore, but when ads are introduced, it could become more challenging to appear there organically.
JUL 3, 2019
eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and vice president of content studio Paul Verna chat about Americans’ ever-changing media consumption habits. They also dissect planned spend on July Fourth, Gen Z’s selective social network use and a Wikipedia founder’s call for a social media strike.
JAN 31, 2020
eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver and vice president of content studio Paul Verna talk about a new subscription ad-avoiding service, data privacy in 2020, TV show companion podcasts, Pinterest's new AR tool, giving up on newspapers, Atari-branded hotels and more.
MAY 26, 2020
For our new report “Influencer Marketing and the Path to Purchase,” we spoke with a number of social media influencers to find out what brand partnerships look like from their perspective. They shared insights on what creative collaboration looks like, how to engage their followers, and what they do to measure the performance of their content.