eMarketer analyst Ross Benes, senior analyst Audrey Schomer and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss the full release of NBCUniversal's new video streaming service, Peacock, and where it slots in to a crowded market. Then eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver and vice president of research Jennifer Pearson discuss some new and interesting findings about young people's use of screens.

After launching in roughly 450 US Whole Foods locations—and partnering with New York City-based Italian restaurant Pomodoro Rosso last year—plant-based meat company The Meatless Farm Co. launched its own direct-to-consumer (D2C) site amid the pandemic, as consumer shopping behaviors continue to lean to ecommerce.

What Digital Shopping Habits in the UK May Look Like Post-Pandemic

UK consumers’ shopping habits have undergone a change that is unlikely to be reversed. According to our latest forecast, nonecommerce retail sales will drop by 16.0% this year, followed by a recovery in 2021. However, sales will never reach pre-pandemic levels.

The Weekly Listen: TikTok vs. America, Pandora Interactive Ads and TV Ads in Console Games

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss TikTok's chances of not getting banned, Spotify video podcasts, Pandora's interactive voice ads, HBO Max sign-ups so far, TV ads in console games, why American farmhouses are typically painted red and more.

The pandemic has sparked new use cases for social listening, an underutilized tool in marketers' work belts. But some brands, like Johnsonville Sausage, were already well-acquainted with the concept. Stephanie Dlugopolski, the company's senior manager of PR and social media, said her team has utilized social listening for nearly a decade. It has allowed them to not only monitor conversations about the brand, but also see how consumers react to larger issues.

What Will Hotel Stays Look Like Post-Pandemic?

Consumers aren’t quite ready to book their next trip, let alone stay in a hotel. But many are taking note of what they’ll feel comfortable with when that time comes, according to May polling from Skift and Oracle.

How the Coronavirus is Changing US Social Media Usage

When US consumers started spending more time at home during the pandemic, they also started using social media more, providing an unexpected boost to engagement on these platforms.

The US will remain the largest market worldwide for total and digital advertising for the foreseeable future. China achieved rapid catch-up growth for a while, starting at one-quarter of the US spend in 2012 and rising to almost half by 2020.

Food and Beverage Will See Biggest Gains in Retail Ecommerce Sales Growth This Year

Grocery ecommerce is having a moment. Already at an inflection point prior to the pandemic, the migration of essential goods to online has accelerated this trend by three or four years in the span of three or four months.

eMarketer is pleased to moderate a Tech-Talk Webinar featuring Anne-Queline Keller, director of solutions marketing, supply chain, at Alteryx, and Gary Gruccio, director of enterprise and market analytics at Signet Jewelers. They will discuss how Signet Jewelers used analytics and visualization to make tough decisions around opening its stores after all North America locations were closed on March 23.

Most US Parents Believe Virtual/Distance Learning Will Hinder Their Child’s Success

As debate flares over the potential reopening of K-12 schools and universities this fall, 37% of US parents strongly disagree that their child would be just as successful with virtual/distance learning.

Spotify Listening Is Changing, Gen Z Brand Expectations and How Over-50s View Retail

eMarketer junior analyst Nina Goetzen and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Peter Vahle discuss changing Spotify listening behavior and the company's podcast investments, and they break down how it makes money. Then principal analyst Mark Dolliver joins the show to talk about what young people want from brands, what retailers need to know about shoppers ages 50 and older and the many ways the pandemic is harming children's health.

Latin America will have the worst regional performance for ad spending overall this year, declining 10.0% collectively, although oddly, it will also have the best performance for digital ad spending growth at 5.0%.

Ecommerce has been a bright spot among retail channels during the coronavirus, as consumers became reliant on digital transactions amid physical store closures and fear of infection.

Is the Pandemic Driving Demand for Leisurewear?

As consumers now spend much of their days at home, some have taken to wearing comfortable attire full-time. One in five US adults said they purchased clothing that is considered loungewear or leisurewear since the pandemic began, according to a June 2020 survey from CivicScience.

Terry Kawaja, founder and CEO of strategic advisory firm Luma Partners, joins eMarketer co-founder and Insider Intelligence chief evangelist Geoff Ramsey to discuss the pandemic's effects on live events and the ad market, the importance of marketers taking a stand on social issues and using economic downturns to increase brand presence.

Twitter's Not-So Monetizable DAUs and a Look at Snapchat's Q2

eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson and senior analyst at Insider Intelligence Jasmine Enberg discuss the implications of Twitter's and Snapchat's Q2 earnings. They then talk about what types of social media content are most influential, Instagram's new "Shop" page and what the return of video app Zynn means.

eMarketer was pleased to moderate a Tech-Talk Webinar featuring Nathan Barling, global vice president of product marketing and head of evangelism at Salesforce Datorama, and Bianca Best, MediaCom’s global managing director of Blink Consulting and strategic partnerships. They discussed how data and performance measurement are required to maintain strong business and customer relationships.

What the Coronavirus Has Done to Sports Streaming

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes and senior analyst at Insider Intelligence Audrey Schomer discuss how the coronavirus has influenced sports' gradual move to digital. They then talk about starting meaningful conversations online, who still has pay TV and whether we will see the Upfronts and the NewFronts unite?

Six in 10 US Employees Prefer Working from Home amid Pandemic

Among US employees who are currently working and/or working from home, nearly nine in 10 believe that companies will now be working more virtually.