Instagram Removing Likes Could Boost Social Commerce and Retail Measurement Nov 14
Since Instagram rolled out its Checkout feature earlier this year, brands have begun linking influencer content to shopping tools as a way to drive—and measure—direct sales. Should the platform hide likes from public view, which it began testing in the US this week, influencer marketers could be forced to look beyond vanity metrics to more advanced measurement tools, including social commerce and in-store purchase behavior.
Aging in place evokes an image of baby boomers staying put in the homes they’ve inhabited for decades, leaving only when carried out feet first. But it’s tempting to suggest that the phrase describes boomers’ lives in general as they become certifiably elderly. Amid chatter about boomers transforming the nature of old age, the reality is that they’re moving through a stage where people are more attached to what’s familiar and less attracted (or even averse) to what’s novel.
eMarketer junior forecasting analyst Nazmul Islam and principal analyst Andrew Lipsman tell us the likelihood that your food delivery driver has eaten some of your meal. How are people using food delivery apps, and how can they make the unit economics work for everyone?
As with video viewing, digital technology has taken a large role in teens’ shopping without altogether replacing older methods. We estimate that 61.8% of 14- to 17-year-olds in the US will be digital buyers next year. Though substantial, that’s lower than the penetration rates of all other age groups younger than 65.
eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson joins host and fellow principal analyst Nicole Perrin to discuss the advertisers that are driving the shift from traditional media ad spending to digital. Does the traditional narrative hold up that a long tail of small advertisers rocketed Facebook to Google to prominence, or are digital pure plays responsible for the shift?
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US TV ad spending will drop almost 3% this year, and a 1.0% bump in 2020 from the presidential election and Summer Olympics will not stave off a long-term decline for ad spending on the biggest traditional channel. According to eMarketer’s latest US ad forecast, TV ad spending peaked in 2018 at $72.40 billion.
As the eurozone faces economic turmoil due to global trade tensions and the continuing threat of Brexit, France and Germany are faring slightly differently where ad spend is concerned. Per our estimates, total ad spending in France is growing at slightly higher rates than in Germany, which lurches closer to an economic recession.
eMarketer junior forecasting analyst Nazmul Islam discusses the impact of stories on our ad revenue estimates for Snapchat and Instagram.