Media & Entertainment


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 Ad Platform: How Political Advertisers Are Reaching Voters Through Digital Media

2020 has shaped up to be an unusual presidential election year, to say the least. Grace Briscoe, vice president of Candidates + Causes at Centro, joins eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to discuss how political advertisers are leaning on connected TV, audience targeting, Facebook and more as they work on fundraising and getting out the vote.

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.

The Weekly Listen: Farewell Cinemas, TV Streaming Price Hikes and Uber Buys Postmates

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss whether cinemas can survive, TV streaming price hikes, Peloton's Roku app, whether TikTok will be banned in the US, Uber buying Postmates, why airplane food tastes so bad and more.

US TV Upfront Ad Spending Will Fall $5.5 Billion for the 2020-2021 Season

US upfront TV ad spending will decline 1.4% in the 2019-2020 season to $20.28 billion, and drop a substantial 27.1% in the 2020-2021 season to $14.78 billion, a $5.5 billion difference year-on-year.

In the New Coronavirus Reality, It's Time to Talk Privacy

eMarketer principal analyst Victoria Petrock and research analyst Mariel Soto Reyes at Insider Intelligence discuss consumer attitudes around privacy, facial recognition and privacy rules and regulations. They then talk about how much the coronavirus has influenced contactless technology usage and whether virtual reality affects your eyes.

The Streaming 'Infinity War'

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom, vice president of content studio Paul Verna and Business Insider Intelligence senior analyst Audrey Schomer at Insider Intelligence discuss the most impressive video streaming players this year, whether bundling will come to streaming and how significant is the "mooch factor." They then talk about TVs that rotate, YouTube wanting advertisers to spend more to reach consumers watching content on TVs and what to make of D2C's jump into TV advertising.

Comfort Levels with Digital Buying and Physical Retail Have Changed in Canada

Confined to their homes, consumers now have more than the impetus of convenience to shop online. It’s become necessity for many people—a condition that will likely boost ecommerce habits for years to come. Nearly four in five adults (79%) in Canada spent 20% or less of their total shopping budget online prior to COVID-19, according to a Forum Research poll in April 2020.

BuzzFeed’s SVP of Ad Strategy on How Advertising Behavior Has Shifted During Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has significantly affected publishers’ short-term ad revenues. A March 2020 survey from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) found the majority of US news publishers have dealt with pauses, adjustments and cancellations of campaigns, while the same has been true to a lesser degree for non-news publishers in the US.

Roku was the top connected TV (CTV) platform in the US last year with 84.7 million users, according to our estimates. This year, that figure will grow 12.5% to 95.2 million.

Why Netflix's Second Act Will Be Its Most Important

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes, forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and senior analyst at Insider Intelligence Audrey Schomer discuss why Netflix's second act matters more than its first. They then talk about accessing live content on connected TV, the strategy of Apple TV+ and how many people will want NBCUniversal's Peacock now that it's available to everyone.

As Americans hunkered down under stay-at-home guidelines for much of March and April, they unsurprisingly consumed more mobile media. The added mobile time, however, wasn’t distributed equally.

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.

The Ad Platform: Advertisers Demand Flexibility in Uncertain Times

Digital media is relatively flexible, which has benefited it during the pandemic. Ivan Markman, chief business officer at Verizon Media, joins eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to discuss how digital platforms can be even better at supporting this flexibility, as well as the explosion of connected TV advertising and the future of virtual and augmented reality.

The Tech Giants Are Coming for Your TV

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes, forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Andrew Lipsman discuss how the tech giants are coming for your TV. They then talk about why lululemon athletica bought connected fitness startup Mirror, why premium loyalty programs are in fashion and what happens when stay-at-home orders end.

The Weekly Listen: Facebook's Polarization Puzzle, Social TV and Skipping Podcast Ads

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss polarization on Facebook, whether kids spend more time on TikTok or YouTube, how much people trust influencers, Facebook trying to make TV social, out-of-home advertising in Q1, podcast ad skipping, pyramids where they shouldn't be and more.

Analyst Take: How the Coronavirus Will Change Our US Upfront TV Ad Spending Forecast

With the coronavirus pandemic leading to a significant economic slowdown, we’re providing updated guidance to our clients about what we expect for ad spending during H1 2020. We finalized our most recent complete forecast on March 6, 2020, before the cascade of drastic social distancing and market declines began in the US. Since then, we have provided guidance through a series of "Analyst Take" notes on US ad spending. Guidance for US search, out-of-home, display, digital video and TV are now available. We also issued ad spending guidance in Canada, China, France, Germany and the UK. We will update our full-year forecast for ad spending again in June.

TikTok Is (Apparently) the Future

eMarketer principal analysts at Insider Intelligence Mark Dolliver and Debra Aho Williamson discuss whether TikTok has a future and what that might look like. They then talk about Instagram's new music-based augmented reality feature, how much the influencer market might take a hit and a new revenue-sharing agreement with Instagram creators.

The Weekly Listen: Joe Rogan Goes to Spotify, Twitter Reply Limits and TikTok AR Ads

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and forecasting analyst Peter Vahle at Insider Intelligence discuss Joe Rogan moving exclusively to Spotify, sports trickling back, Twitter letting users limit who replies to them, TikTok AR ads, a grandmother who violated GDPR, an entire indoor town and more.

The Ad Platform: What's Coming for US Digital Ad Spending in H2?

eMarketer is working on an updated forecast of US digital ad spending for June. Forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and principal analyst Andrew Lipsman join host Nicole Perrin to talk about some of the big questions we're asking about connected TV, performance advertisers and digital ad product innovations.