SEP 30, 2021
Square sellers can set up dedicated shopping tabs on TikTok, include product links on videos, and run ads using TikTok Ads Manager.
OCT 6, 2021
Is TikTok ready to take on Amazon? ByteDance wants to launch an international ecommerce platform; whether it rolls out as a TikTok integration, or as a standalone app, will be a litmus test for the strength of the US social commerce market.
SEP 3, 2021
On today's episode, we discuss the likelihood of an attention recession, if Peloton's troubles are temporary, what shoppers think of SMS marketing, Amazon's podcast moves, TikTok for small businesses, the best work-from-home perks a company can offer, how the weather can make you friendlier, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer director of reports editing Rahul Chadha, analyst Blake Droesch, and principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna.
AUG 26, 2021
TikTok’s Shopping tab marks a big but necessary shift: The feature will let select Shopify merchants add product catalogs to their profiles, likely the first of many interface changes to facilitate ecommerce on the TikTok.
AUG 30, 2021
On today's episode, we discuss whether TikTok is actually a top choice for social advertisers, how it compares with other ad channels, and what to make of the companies current shopping efforts. We then talk about Facebook's "meaningful pivot" around its ad business, the latest Federal Trade Commission suit against the social giant, and whether Reels on the blue app has potential. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Debra Aho Williamson.
AUG 16, 2021
On today's episode, we discuss where B2B marketing is headed and what some of the biggest challenges will be along the way. We then talk about our brand new influencer marketing spending forecast, what to make of TikTok Stories, and Instagram testing ads within its Shops tab. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst Jillian Ryan and senior forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom.
MAY 13, 2021
How TikTok shopping would change the app: TikTok is testing a shopping tab, which would make ecommerce more prominent on the app, strengthen its performance marketing options, and maybe get marketers to stop seeing it as just an experimental platform.
SEP 10, 2021
On today's episode, we discuss why life may never be the same again, the significance of five minute TikTok videos, WhatsApp's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fine, whether convenience really is king, drone deliveries, ways to energize a workforce during the pandemic, why some countries drive on the left (or the right) side of the road, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst Suzy Davidkhanian, director of forecasting Oscar Orozco, and senior forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Peter Vahle.
MAR 30, 2021
On today's episode, we discuss Twitter's major initiatives and figure out what the platform will look like after it reinvents itself. We then talk about Facebook's cost-per-thousand (CPM) recovery, TikTok's ecommerce efforts, and a recent study about COVID-19 news on Facebook. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior analyst at Insider Intelligence Jasmine Enberg.
JAN 7, 2021
From the growth of TikTok and of social commerce to the challenges of brand safety and the cookieless future, 2021 will be another year of big stories for social media.
MAY 31, 2021
The past year has been a whirlwind for many brands as they readjusted their marketing efforts to keep up with the changing landscape. One such brand, direct-to-consumer (D2C) company Peace Out Skincare, learned to be more nimble as it navigated a then-emerging platform—TikTok—and the Gen Z customers it caters to.
MAR 12, 2021
On today's episode, we discuss how the coronavirus changed each generation, Twitter's ecommerce ambitions, what consumers want from brands one year into the pandemic, Virginia becoming the second state to enact a consumer privacy law, TikTok competitors from YouTube and Netflix, how to improve your art viewing experience, and more. Tune in to listen to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst Jeremy Goldman, analyst Blake Droesch, and director of forecasting at Insider Intelligence Oscar Orozco.
SEP 29, 2021
FEB 18, 2021
eMarketer senior analyst Jasmine Enberg and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Nazmul Islam discuss Twitter's stellar Q4 performance and how it managed to close out a terrible 2020 on a high note. They then talk about Snapchat redefining what friendship should mean, TikTok's fate in the Biden administration, and how much Shopify's "Shop Pay" could help boost Facebook and Instagram Shops.
JUN 28, 2021
TikTok: In March 2021, Walmart partnered with TikTok for a second live shopping event on the platform, following a pilot of the livestream shopping program in December 2020. Walmart hasn’t provided sales figures from the first live event but told TechCrunch in March that it received seven times more views than expected and a 25% increase in its TikTok follower count.
AUG 4, 2021
Even if live shopping takes off in the US, it may not be hosted by social platforms. Walmart experimented with livestreaming on TikTok, for instance, but then built a dedicated site to host live shopping. In China, live shopping has been hosted by large commerce sites, such as Taobao Live and JD Live. Potential Wild Cards in Our Forecast.
OCT 21, 2021
Testing the social commerce waters: YouTube began beta-testing live shopping in February and has since hosted live shopping events featuring small businesses and sponsored influencer streams as social media platforms race to launch live shopping features ahead of the holiday shopping rush. Live shopping and other social commerce features are major drivers of revenue in eastern markets.
OCT 6, 2021
Singles’ Day, the online shopping festival invented by Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba and held on November 11, is widely known in the West. Now, a series of similar “double-digit” shopping festivals from digital powerhouses Lazada and Shopee are driving ecommerce growth in Southeast Asia.
OCT 18, 2021
SEP 28, 2021
Here’s how marketers can navigate Q3 2021’s product, commerce, and monetization changes on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, and Twitter.
MAY 3, 2021
Older consumers may recall the iconic Bounty TV commercials featuring “Rosie.” But to attract Gen Z, Procter & Gamble is taking its messaging to digital channels. Watch Industry Voices Spotlight on CPG with Janette Yauch, brand vice president of Bounty and Puffs at P&G, to learn how it’s leveraging Twitch and TikTok.
JUL 26, 2021
This quarter, we are adding TikTok to our social media update series, which analyzes key developments for marketers from the major social platforms.
AUG 20, 2021
The year 2021 marks a new era for retail and ecommerce. The pandemic drove a massive shift in almost everything digital, and while 2020 will remain an anomaly in terms of the frenzied pace of adoption, consumers’ new behavior is here to stay. Over the next five years, digital activities will continue growing from today’s accelerated base.
JUL 22, 2021
According to the Blockthrough survey, 21.4% of US internet users said they’d be likely to share their personal information in exchange for incentives like shopping discounts, and 36.6% were neither likely nor unlikely. Balancing What Feels Invasive vs. Helpful.
JUL 21, 2021
Instagram has been steadily adding shopping features for creators; for instance, it’s testing a native affiliate tool that lets creators find and promote products that are available for purchase directly within the Instagram app. The tool would also provide them with more ways to set up shops for their own merchandise.