Advertising & Marketing


Marketing simply isn’t what it used to be. From big data, AI, GDPR and agile workflows—it’s a lot to keep in check. If you want to compete in today's digital landscape, you need to make your customers happy. Constantly. Join Michael Trapani, director of marketing at Acoustic, for eMarketer One-on-One, a new short-form video interview program. Michael sits down with us at our New York studio to discuss Acoustic’s findings from their recent marketing trends report and shares several developing benchmarks to improve your business outlook and stay competitive.

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio Paul Verna talk about Uber testing ad displays for its cars, YouTube attempting to invite more edgier advertising, Netflix making deals to extend its reach, Plex launching a free, ad-supported streaming service, Americans tell us their favorite Thanksgiving pie flavor, and more.

Andy Prochazka, co-founder and CMO of Canadian online furniture retailer Article, joins us to discuss the ins and outs of selling high-end sofas, chairs and dining room sets directly to consumers.

Jascha Kaykas-Wolff, CMO of Mozilla, thinks some marketers struggle with communicating priorities to the rest of their organization, which is why he’s a fan of Agile marketing.

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver and junior analyst Lucy Koch discuss how teens are using the Internet. Where are they spending their time? And how is that time spent online affecting their well-being? Mark and Lucy then talk about what younger sports fans are craving and the demographic that feels ignored by beauty brands.

Next year, the average US adult will spend more time listening to digital audio—whether that’s streaming radio or podcasts—than traditional radio, according to our estimates. As adoption continues to grow, so does advertiser investment.

Digital video is growing. In fact, it’s rare to come across an area of digital video that isn’t seeing increased investment. Ad spending in digital video is no exception, and we anticipate it to grow 20.8% to more than $36 billion this year in the US. It’s happening in OTT and connected TV, as well as across mobile devices, programmatic exchanges, and social media platforms.

As the eurozone faces economic turmoil due to global trade tensions and the continuing threat of Brexit, France and Germany are faring slightly differently where ad spend is concerned. Per our estimates, total ad spending in France is growing at slightly higher rates than in Germany, which lurches closer to an economic recession.

Advertisers’ reasons for working with Amazon haven’t changed much this year—it’s the leading digital retailer and one of the most-visited web properties in the US. The ecommerce giant has vast amounts of data to use to target ads, and it can do so down to the very bottom of the purchase funnel. It can also measure the results in a closed loop because it’s processing the transactions.

US advertisers will spend almost $7 billion this year on connected TV ads. Connected TV is growing rapidly as advertisers look to target audiences watching long-form, premium digital content on their living room screens.

eMarketer vice president of content studio Paul Verna discusses how another Disney is being created. He then talks about why Facebook is helping users take their photos and videos with them, why emotionless TV ads aren't thinking long term and why there was a flurry of political ads on Facebook over Thanksgiving weekend.

After not seeing enough healthy pet food products in the market, Jonathan Regev and Brett Podolsky, co-founders of The Farmer’s Dog, set out to shake up the pet food industry with healthier homemade food designed specifically for different breeds, ages and sensitivities. We recently spoke with Regev, CEO of The Farmer's Dog, about the company’s current customer acquisition strategy and the role trial discounts play in acquiring new customers.

Amazon’s ad business is booming, and more advertisers are spending—and spending more—on the platform. That means both prices and competition for ad slots are high.

eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver and Nicole Perrin join vice president of content studio Paul Verna to talk about whether the internet is broken, HBO's Max's strategy, NBCUniversal centralizing ads, the revival of a classic device and more.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom, vice president of content studio Paul Verna and vice president of forecasting Monica Peart talk about the peaking of US TV ad spending. Why has it stopped growing, how does cord-cutting contribute, and what makes video streaming services attractive? They then discuss the performance of Disney+ in its first week and Facebook's new peer-to-peer service Facebook Pay.

Amazon makes most of its digital ad revenues from search. But it’s done a lot to build out a display business as well, and that’s where eMarketer expects growth to be fastest in the coming years.

US TV ad spending will drop almost 3% this year, and a 1.0% bump in 2020 from the presidential election and Summer Olympics will not stave off a long-term decline for ad spending on the biggest traditional channel. According to eMarketer’s latest US ad forecast, TV ad spending peaked in 2018 at $72.40 billion.

eMarketer principal analysts Nicole Perrin and Andrew Lipsman explain how Amazon looks at advertising and how brands use the platform: What’s driving Amazon advertising, what are some blind spots, and are consumers still happy with the site’s ad experience? They also discuss the significance of a quality vs. personalized ad environment, Americans’ attitudes on Twitter’s recent political ads ban and whether we’re on the precipice of a retail jobs crisis.

eMarketer principal analysts Nicole Perrin and Yory Wurmser join vice president of content studio Paul Verna to chat about whether the ad industry has a fundamental problem, a possible solution for the struggling newspaper business, marketing strategies of the latest video streaming platforms, how to make parts of your car invisible and more.