Jonathan Adams, executive director and managing partner at Wavemaker, joins eMarketer co-founder and Insider Intelligence chief evangelist Geoff Ramsey in a conversation about the health of the ad ecosystem amid unprecedented disruption. Among the many topics they cover are the balance between subscription- and ad-supported video and the role of walled gardens.

In this Meet the Analyst Webinar, eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin checks in on the state of customer experiences in 2020, how the pandemic has changed them, and how brands are continuing to work toward a single customer view to best serve their audiences with relevant and useful messages.

Half of Worldwide CEOs Have Seen Diminished Demand for Their Products and Services

As consumers and businesses alike pull back on spending amid the coronavirus pandemic, 50% of CEOs worldwide say that diminished demand for their company’s products and services is the biggest obstacle to their business’ viability right now, according to June 2020 data from YPO.

Midyear 618 Shopping Bonanza Raises Hope for China’s Retail Sector

Among holiday shopping events in China, many outside the country have probably only heard of Singles’ Day. However, 618—which ecommerce giant JD.com launched to commemorate the company’s founding day—is gaining popularity. And given the global interest in a post-pandemic retail rebound, this year’s event was particularly worthy of attention.

Internet Users Are Spending More Time on Smartphones and Laptops amid the Pandemic

As large numbers of people continue to work, study and connect with friends from home, they’re spending more time on portable internet devices.

COVID-19’s Impact on the B2B Industry

Just as consumers are adjusting to life during the pandemic, B2Bs are figuring out how to stay in business, operate and recover. Just as consumers are adjusting to life during the pandemic, B2Bs are figuring out how to stay in business, operate and recover.

eMarketer was pleased to moderate a Tech-Talk Webinar featuring Matthew Wasley, senior product marketing manager at Adobe. He shared the concept of self-driving sites and how product recommendations can increase conversions, average order value and brand loyalty.

eMarketer was pleased to moderate a Tech-Talk Webinar featuring Merkle's directors of strategy and insights Kaitlyn Mitchell and Kenta Ogawa, along with Johnson & Johnson Vision’s Ysabel Zachman, director, customer marketing & brand commercialization. They discussed how the J&J brand Acuvue is planning to rebound and connect with its customers in the current climate, and outlined three “must-do’s” to prioritize and incorporate into re-emergence strategies.

Virtual Events May Be the Norm Post-Pandemic

Most in-person events have been canceled, and as continued concerns around face-to-face meetings increases, companies will likely be pivoting to virtual gatherings—even for intimate dinners and cocktail hours with clients.

The Ad Platform: Facebook Publisher Services on the Benefits of App Bidding

App bidding (think header bidding for mobile apps) is becoming a more popular way for developers to optimize yield from their mobile apps. Andy Berman, head of North America at Facebook Publisher Solutions, joins eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to discuss increased engagement with mobile games during the pandemic and how a hybrid model of in-app purchases and in-app advertising is working for app publishers.

Media Buyers Don't Expect Ad Spend to Return to Normal Levels This Year

Signs of media buyer optimism in early May seem to have been outliers, based on recent research from Advertiser Perceptions, which has been tracking US marketers' attitudes during the pandemic.

How Millennials Will Deal with Another Recession After Delaying Adulthood

eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Mark Dolliver discusses how another recession will affect millennials and how they've delayed adulthood, but not forever. He then talks about what happens when you buck gender stereotypes in ads, the truth about people ages 65 and older and whether our digital lives will become more intertwined.

Despite a downgrade to our forecast, digital ad spending in China will still grow 5.0% this year. But there will be a power swap among the major platforms, as Tencent displaces Baidu and becomes the No. 2 publisher. And Alibaba will remain No. 1, but with lowered expectations.

eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson and junior analysts Blake Droesch and Nina Goetzen at Insider Intelligence discuss the recent conversation around a Facebook ad boycott. They then talk about why Zynn ditched its pay-to-watch feature, Snapchat's announcements and why WhatsApp's digital payments service in Brazil was suspended so quickly.

It’s long been understood that US retail is over-stored. The US has more retail space per capita than any other country in the world, according to a 2018 analysis by Cowen and Company, at about 23.5 square feet per person compared to Canada, which is second on the list at 16.8 square feet.

The Weekly Listen: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Working from Home, Instagram News and Interactive Spotify Ads

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch, vice president of research Jennifer Pearson and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of working from home, Instagram for news, "Starbucks Pickup," YouTube's "Direct Response" ads, Spotify's interactive ads, the truth about shooting stars and more.

US agencies might be looking at a loss of over 50,000 jobs by the end of 2021, per Forrester estimates cited by AdExchanger. For reference, in total an estimated 250,000 people were employed by ad agencies as of the end of 2019, per IBISWorld.

The Social Commerce Wars Heat Up

eMarketer junior analyst Blake Droesch, research analyst Daniel Keyes, principal analyst Andrew Lipsman and senior forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Cindy Liu discuss Pinterest's latest social commerce moves. They then talk about May retail sales, an app that makes you the model, Shopify's latest deal with Walmart and a Brandless relaunch.

Mattress company Simmons is turning to TikTok to help drive brand awareness and attract a younger audience as it looks to adapt in a competitive, digitally native space.

Live streaming commerce—a form of online shopping that is interactive and takes place in real time—is creating new and innovative ways for brands and retailers to connect with consumers. The format has gained wide popularity in China particularly.