Automotive


Lingering uncertainty over Brexit has had an impact on all industries across the British economy, but the automotive sector has been hit particularly hard, which has affected how much it can spend on digital ads.

Germany’s auto industry is central to the economy of the country and the region. But because of macroeconomic trends—like the volatility of the US-China trade negotiations and US President Donald Trump’s mixed trade signals on German cars—the automotive sector in Germany is underspending on ads compared with other industries. The medium-term prognosis remains uncertain.

Boris Johnson, who was sworn in as the new British prime minister last week, declared early on that the UK will leave the EU by October 31. The divisive topic has already claimed two prime ministers and on the surface, there’s a tone of certainty about Johnson’s plans: He has filled his cabinet with Brexiteers, and he’s adamant that a no-deal Brexit will be the default option for “Brexit Day v2” should negotiations with the EU come to nothing.

eMarketer senior forecasting analyst Cindy Liu breaks down our car and retail spending numbers and three factors behind the softening sales. Watch now.

Food and beverage, personal care and auto parts products have traditionally lagged behind in ecommerce, but when you look more closely, it’s easy to see significant growth potential.

Nancy Inouye, national media manager at Toyota Motor North America, explains why Twitter and Snapchat advertising remain beneficial for the brand.

After a deadly accident involving a self-driving car, how will the development of autonomous vehicles change? In the latest episode of eMarketer’s “Behind the Numbers,” we break down the data and consider the future of self-driving cars, trucks and taxis.

The digitally enabled evolution of transit options in London continues, with Citymapper launching a ride-sharing service just days after Taxify saw its rollout stopped by city authorities.

Bruce Millard, vice president of digital and customer innovation at Safelite AutoGlass, discusses the effectiveness of various attribution models.

Nathalie Choy, senior marketing innovation, web and digital performance manager at Kia Motors America, explains how the brand's Facebook Messenger bot offers more than just customer service.

eMarketer analysts discuss our digital ad spend by industry forecasts, exploring verticals such as automotive, CPG, financial services, healthcare and pharmaceutical, travel and retail.

We expect a shift in US digital ad spending next year, as economic factors weigh on certain industries. In 2020, financial services will displace the auto sector, while travel will surpass consumer packaged goods (CPG).

US auto and auto parts sales in the US are slowing, which will weigh down the entire retail sector. This year, the auto industry will grow 2.0% to $1.299 trillion, the slowest growth rate since at least 2011. Growth will flatten through 2022, according to eMarketer’s latest US retail forecast.

eMarketer forecasting director Shelleen Shum breaks down our ad spend numbers for the US auto sector. While estimates are showing a growth slowdown for 2019, video and search are bucking the overall trend. Watch now.

In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," analyst Yory Wurmser highlights the ways that maps have become integral to the smartphone experience. He breaks down key map ad formats and discusses some of the challenges of working with map platforms.

Much of the growth in UK ad spend in digital channels through 2019 is expected to come from mobile.

In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," eMarketer's Victoria Petrock talks about the concerns and benefits of driverless cars.

Autonomous vehicles are widely anticipated in some countries, like India and China, a multimarket survey found. But interest in Singapore and Japan is muted.

Used-car buying site Carspring’s public profile is set to get a boost after receiving a cash infusion that includes a chunk of TV advertising time from broadcaster Channel 4.

As connected, smart and self-driving vehicles become more common, they are changing the way consumers drive and how they think about mobility. These vehicles also have important implications for marketers seeking to use them as platforms for customer outreach, targeted messaging, ecommerce and personalized services.