Advertising & Marketing


The US telecom industry has long been an advertising behemoth. While the telecom space has fewer companies than any of the other industries we track, these players are almost all huge spenders.

Jenny Rothenberg, director of growth at Morning Brew, discusses the importance of maintaining a human connection with readers, how brands can stay true to their missions, and what we can learn from Morning Brew’s exceptional growth.

Radio Ad Spending Will Decline by 25% This Year

During the pandemic and ensuing lockdowns, fewer people commuted to work daily, and many local businesses cut their marketing budgets as they fought to stay open. These conditions have strained the radio advertising market.

Facebook and the US Election

eMarketer principal analysts Debra Aho Williamson and Mark Dolliver, and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom discuss Facebook's recent decision on political ads and how brands can reach social users over the coming months. They then talk about Facebook's plans to limit ads on pages, how this year's events have changed Gen Z's relationship with brands, and why Americans still pay for live TV.

Nearly 44 Million People in the US Will Use AR on Social Networks This Year

Augmented reality (AR) has become more common on social networks. This year, there will be 43.7 million US social network AR users, according to our March 2020 forecast.

The Pandemic Is Accelerating AR Adoption for Retailers and Entertainers

Budget cuts and advertising pullbacks are giving companies in industries like retail, accessories and entertainment new reasons to explore the benefits of these technologies.

The Weekly Listen: China Complicates TikTok Sale, Local TV Streaming, and Current Events in Ads

eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver and Debra Aho Williamson, senior forecasting analyst Oscar Orozco and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss the latest TikTok news, how much current events should be referenced in ads, Peacock's new voice ads, a local TV station streaming service, Amazon getting really close to drone deliveries, how far we are from actual flying cars, and more.

Ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) platforms saw strong growth in ad revenues last quarter, a bright spot in the overall ad market during the pandemic.

Pandemic Causes Financial Services Advertisers to Emphasize Online Banking

Despite the decline in total ad spending in the US this year, the financial services industry will increase its digital ad outlays. Why? The pandemic has caused many consumers to reassess their personal finances and change how they bank, leading the financial services industry to continue spending on digital ads during the pandemic.

The Executive Roundtable: Andreas Cohen of I-COM Global on Marketing Attribution, AI and Building Communities in the Virtual Space

Andreas Cohen, founder and chairman of I-COM Global, a forum for digital leaders, joins eMarketer co-founder and Insider Intelligence chief evangelist Geoff Ramsey to discuss community building in a post-pandemic world, how attribution is evolving and AI's role in digital marketing.

The Biggest Challenges Marketers Face Today

eMarketer principal analysts at Insider Intelligence Debra Aho Williamson, Andrew Lipsman, Nicole Perrin, and Jillian Ryan discuss the biggest challenges facing marketers today, and how to tackle them. They then talk about Apple delaying its major privacy update, Snapchat running ads inside "Minis," ecommerce marketers' reliance on Facebook ads, and a new job title that came out of the pandemic.

As the Pandemic Widens Economic Inequality, Upper-Income Groups Aren’t Unscathed

With wide disparities in consumers’ balance sheets, there’s less variation than one might expect in the incidence of financial anxiety, which has percolated up the income scale.

The Ad Platform: Checking in on Programmatic Trends 6 Months into the Pandemic

"Volatility" has been the watchword of the pandemic in regards to programmatic display ad buying. Nicolas Bidon, CEO of Xaxis, joins eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to discuss what the programmatic media firm has experienced in recent months, and what's coming as targeting and attribution challenges mount.

Be Cautious About ‘Cashing In’

Speaking with authenticity is a trait that people don’t often associate with brands and marketers. They are, after all, always trying to sell—and the pandemic hasn’t stopped them.

The Executive Roundtable: Danielle DeLauro of Vab on Brands Addressing Social Issues and Using Video to Drive Inclusive Messaging

Danielle DeLauro, executive vice president of Vab, an organization that provides video advertising insights to marketers and agencies, joins eMarketer co-founder and Insider Intelligence chief evangelist Geoff Ramsey to discuss the role of brands in addressing social issues and the importance of video to drive messaging about diversity and inclusion.

We spoke with Brian Wright, social media listening and intelligence leader at Wells Fargo, about strategy, technology and measuring ROI.

What's Going on with Facebook and Apple?

eMarketer principal analysts at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin and Yory Wurmser discuss why Facebook is sounding the alarm on Apple's iOS 14 update to its privacy and tracking settings. They then talk about CVS's new ad platform, programmatic returning to pre-pandemic norms, and how mobile ad spending is fairing.

Where Americans Stream Audio, TV's Optimistic H2 and What More Voice Assistants Means

eMarketer senior corporate account director Michael Civins, forecasting analyst Peter Vahle and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss which music platforms Americans use and the growing significance of podcast listening. They then talk about whether TV networks are being too optimistic about H2, how many more voice assistants there are and movies going from theaters to digital platforms much faster.

Trying on sunglasses is a popular use case for AR. But trying them out—and experiencing what the world around you looks like with them on—is a compelling example of how AR in social media can be not just entertaining, but useful.

The Pandemic Presents an Opportunity for Esports Viewership

Esports viewership has not caught up to the media hype – but there could be upcoming growth opportunities.