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The Number of Health and Fitness App Users Increased 27% from Last Year

As coronavirus cases continue to rise in parts of the country, consumers are remaining wary of returning to gyms or visiting their physicians in person, with many turning to apps.

Digital Ad Spending in Latin America Is Growing Despite Market Volatility

Digital is quickly becoming the channel of choice for many advertisers in Latin America. From 2015 to 2020, digital’s share of total media ad spending in Latin America more than doubled from 18.0% to 39.1%. Given the current circumstances, this share should further improve in the years ahead.

Many Consumers Prefer Using Traditional Payment Methods at Local Businesses

During the coronavirus pandemic, many consumers have preferred to pay local businesses using traditional payment methods over contactless channels. According to May 2020 polling from Podium, the highest share of US internet users surveyed (42.9%) said they preferred using a credit card reader, with cash coming in second at 18.4%.

Consumer Perceptions About Facebook Ad Boycott, Where Those Dollars Are Going and Political Ad Bans

eMarketer principal analysts Debra Aho Williamson and Nicole Perrin and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom discuss consumer perceptions of the Facebook ad boycott and where dollars are being redirected. They then talk about how much is too much to pay for streaming TV, advertising expectations for H2 2020 and why WhatsApp Business has grown tenfold in a year.

Laura Martin, managing director at Needham & Company, joins eMarketer co-founder and Insider Intelligence chief evangelist Geoff Ramsey to discuss her outlook for ad spending, the Facebook boycotts, the importance of the gaming audience and why Netflix cannot survive unless it embraces advertising.

eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom discuss the current pressures that digital advertising faces and how it will affect the major players. They then talk about what comes after coronavirus ads, "buy one, gift one" marketing and how much customer data is worth.

Even before COVID-19 caused a spike in TV time in Canada, TV continued to be a strong medium of choice. But amid stay-at-home measures, consumers turned to a blend of TV and digital video for long-form content.

Is Quibi's End Already in Sight?

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes, senior analyst Audrey Schomer and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss whether Quibi is already in trouble three months after launch. They then talk about the HBO branding fiasco and why it might be time to start taking Twitch more seriously.

Total retail sales worldwide are expected to hit $23.358 trillion in 2020, down 5.7% from 2019—and nearly 12% below our pre-pandemic estimate of $26.459 trillion.

Retail ecommerce in Western Europe was already growing at a healthy clip, both in aggregate and as a share of overall retail, but we now expect that the pandemic will cause overall spending to increase much faster than anticipated. Even as overall retail declines by 9.9% in the region, we estimate that ecommerce sales will jump by 16.9% this year—well up from our pre-pandemic forecast of 8.8%.

The Weekly Listen: How to Get Someone to Reply to Your Email, Responding to BLM and YouTube Ads

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and senior forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Oscar Orozco discuss how to get someone to reply to your email, Quibi's free trial, Youtube's ad load, responding to BLM, why customers unfollow businesses, how Blockbuster Video is still alive and more.

The first reported cases of COVID-19 were in Wuhan, China, in late December 2019. The government then issued a mandatory quarantine order on January 23 that confined the city’s inhabitants to their homes, and other cities soon followed with their own lockdowns. With little to do and nowhere to go, media usage in China spiked.

How Marketers Are Using Social Listening Right Now

Marketers have long turned to social media to hear and respond to what people are saying, gauge sentiment, and inform and support their team's marketing strategy. But the coronavirus pandemic has put fresh emphasis on the practice known as social listening.

More Consumers Are Shopping Via Mobile amid the Pandemic

The pandemic has pushed many consumers to shift their shopping behaviors, with many now turning to their mobile device for their shopping needs.

How COVID-19 Will Affect the US Travel Industry in H2 and Beyond

Few industries have been hit as hard by the coronavirus as travel. Recovery will be slow, with many sectors not returning to pre-pandemic levels until at least 2022. Some pandemic-related trends, like increased local “staycations,” may persist.

Failure to Offer Delivery Is the Top Reason US B2B Buyers Switched Suppliers amid the Pandemic

Business and marketing plans conceived earlier in the year seem to be no longer suitable in a COVID-19 world.

Top 10 Ecommerce Retailers Will Grow Their Market Share to 60.1% in 2020

The retail divide among top performers and the rest of the market has been amplified by the coronavirus pandemic.

As Consumers Continue to Shelter in Place, Alcohol Purchases Increase

Since stay-at-home orders were put in place, more adults in the US have significantly increased their alcohol purchases.

The pandemic has hit Spain hard, affecting all industries within the country, particularly retail.