Media & Entertainment


eMarketer, in collaboration with Starcom Worldwide and GlobalWebIndex, released its annual Global Media Intelligence Report on key digital trends worldwide this week.

As more customers turn to digital options for their video entertainment, TV ad spending is flattening. In our latest report on US video, we forecast that US advertisers will spend $70.30 billion on TV this year, a decrease of 2.9% from 2018.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom compares our forecasts of Amazon Fire TV and Roku users in the US.

Although not strictly social media, game streaming properties such as Amazon’s Twitch and Microsoft’s Mixer are playing an increasing role in the video creator space. They are competing with YouTube—and each other—for top video streamers and the audiences those streamers command. They are also becoming more important places for advertising. For our latest report, “Video Ads in Social Media 2019,” we take a look at monetization offerings from Twitch, Mixer and DLive.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom, vice president of content studio Paul Verna and researcher Chuck Rawlings talk fantasy football: how has it changed engagement with sports, sports broadcasting and cord-cutting behaviors. They also discuss why NFL TV ratings are up, a new initiative to compare esports and traditional sports audiences and more.

eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver, Andrew Lipsman and Nicole Perrin discuss Apple’s new products and services, the new Google investigation, whether privacy is dead, podcast advertising and more.

eMarketer principal analysts Nicole Perrin and Mark Dolliver join vice president of content studio Paul Verna to discuss why Uber and Lyft drivers might become employees, a landmark facial recognition ruling in the UK, whether Americans prefer ground coffee, K-Cups or whole coffee beans, and more.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom explains why our projections for Apple TV users are well below rivals Roku and Amazon Fire TV.

eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin talks about why political advertisers are homing in on connected TV to reach young voters. She also discusses the smartphone replacement cycle, the state of out-of-home advertising and fingerprint readers in debit cards.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom explores why we lowered our outlook for streaming services in the US and the impact of price increases on DirecTV Now, YouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV.

eMarketer principal analyst Victoria Petrock explains smart glasses: What can they do? What will they look like in the future? She then discusses Facebook’s new VR world, how many Americans listen to audiobooks and UPS’s drone delivery achievement.

Connected TV ad spending is increasing significantly, but it still faces issues when it comes to the fragmentation of inventory, lack of standardized measurements, frequency capping and ad fraud. In our newest report on US digital video, we looked at connected TV’s limitations and what leaders in the industry think.

eMarketer vice president of forecasting Monica Peart elucidates the reasons behind Netflix’s success in Mexico.

eMarketer vice president of forecasting Monica Peart tracks the faster-than-expected growth of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video in Canada.

As part of our upcoming report on “The Future of the CMO,” we spoke with Gayle Troberman, executive vice president and CMO of iHeartMedia. The company, formerly known as Clear Channel Communications, is a terrestrial broadcaster that owns and operates 858 stations on US airwaves.

eMarketer sales executive Michael Bruckenthal, midmarket account manager Brandon Galindo and vice president of content studio—and author of our recent report, “Esports 2019: eMarketer’s Forecast for US Audience, US Ad Revenue Growth”—Paul Verna discuss the burgeoning world of esports. They chat about how different stakeholders are investing in this space, who’s watching, how large are the prize pools and audiences compared with traditional sports and marketing opportunities for advertisers.

More people than ever in the US are spending time with digital audio, leading to growing advertising opportunities. To properly communicate with audiences, advertisers should make sure the right creatives are used with the right audio formats. Otherwise, they run the risk of annoying or alienating their audiences.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom shares our estimates on people watching digital video in India and why we anticipate the country’s viewership will soon beat the US.

Terrestrial radio is an upper-funnel standby. But with consumers spending less time with it than ever—and more time instead with streaming audio options—radio advertisers are turning to digital to extend audience reach and increase message frequency.