Politics & Campaigns


eMarketer junior analyst Blake Droesch and principal analyst Nicole Perrin talk about the varying positions that the major social platforms have taken on political advertising. They also discuss early reactions toward Disney+, TikTok influencers and a new community hub feature from Tumblr.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and principal analyst Nicole Perrin discuss why defining political ads is difficult but important. They also consider whether political ads really work. They then talk about connected TV growth, issues with Facebook's Ads Manager and Google search manipulation concerns.

Digital campaigning is crucial to candidates running for election worldwide, and it's no different in Canada. But new requirements—which kicked in earlier this summer—mean that political parties need to be more efficient with their ad dollars. With the upcoming federal election happening in October, here's what you need to know about the Elections Modernization Act (EMA).

eMarketer senior director of forecasting Monica Peart and vice president of content studio Paul Verna discuss how much money is spent on political ads. They also talk about Twitter’s new “in the public interest rules, Apple Music’s milestone, and which is cooler: Tetris Royale? Or being able to know how crowded your commute is?

As America heads to the polls, brands find themselves in a tight spot, with more and more consumers tying their purchases to brands’ political stances. In an election day special edition of “Behind the Numbers,” we look at the data and what it means for marketers.

Every week on eMarketer’s “Behind the Numbers” podcast, we take a few minutes to discuss some of the most intriguing headlines of the past seven days. This week, we're chatting about politics (it's that time of year) and the ways that social and traditional are media mixing things up in the political sphere. Plus, would you target advertising based on smart thermometer data?

Political ad spend estimates have been revised higher amid an increasingly contentious election season. TV broadcasters will win many of these added dollars, moderating a longer-term downward revenue trend.

eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin explains whether Facebook’s updated political advertising rules can sufficiently combat misinformation ahead of the next election cycle. She also discusses Fitbit’s new subscription services, a paper about radicalization on YouTube and a new Google Maps feature that lets users pair transit directions with biking and ride-sharing options.

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.

Growth in political ad spending is expected to slow dramatically during the 2019-2020 election cycle, according to Kantar Media, which predicts political campaigns for US federal office will spend $6 billion on paid media placements this year. But a greater share than ever will be directed toward digital channels.

In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin talks about presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren's proposal for breaking up big tech.

The speed and efficiency of automated ad buying makes it attractive for political advertisers working under tight schedules.

How much is spent on political advertising and how big a part of the mix is digital? In the latest episode of “Behind the Numbers,” we break down the numbers and dig into questions about Facebook, the role of messaging and whether brands are being dragged into the political arena.

Companies have long strived to stay out of the political and social fray. But new research from Sprout Social might change the calculus on their apolitical approach.