Advertising & Marketing


Adjusting to a New (Distributed) Way of Working

For knowledge workers, the coronavirus pandemic brought an abrupt change to daily work life. As many companies shut down their corporate offices—some out of regard for employee safety and others due to government mandates—the norm of conducting business from an office ceased. Without an in-person option, teams were forced into a distributed work model and given little to no time to prepare.

The pandemic promises search ad spending short-term pain but long-term gain

Prior to the pandemic, we expected search ad spending to grow by 14.4% this year as part of a trend of gradually slowing growth from 2018 through the end of our forecast period in 2024. When the pandemic upended those expectations, we revised our outlook in anticipation of a virtual halt to travel industry search spending. But as more information has come in throughout the summer and early fall about the pace of consumer ecommerce spending, we have again updated our estimates of search ad spending in 2020—this time, in a positive direction.

The Weekly Listen: What's Next for Section 230, AMC Theatres in Trouble, and Changing Media Tides

eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver, Nicole Perrin, and Yory Wurmser join vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna to discuss what a revised Section 230 might look like, the pivot to localized and loyalty-based marketing next year, re-reclassifying Uber and Lyft drivers in California, the changing tides of media ad spending, AMC Theatres being close to the edge, how an apple and an onion can taste the same, and more.

Increased Screen Time for Children and Teens Is Likely Here to Stay

The screen-time wars are over in many households, with parents having surrendered en masse. In a period when large numbers of parents and school kids are stuck at home with one another, this is one battle many parents choose to forego, at least for now.

What Might Come Out of Google's Antitrust Suit?

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom, principal analyst Nicole Perrin, and research analyst at Insider Intelligence Mariel Soto Reyes discuss the possible outcomes of the US Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit against Google.

How Total Media Ad Spend Will Shake Out Around the World

Worldwide total media ad spend is expected to record a growth of -4.5% this year to reach $614 billion. This is just slightly up from our previous forecast of -4.9% growth in June 2020, but a sharp contrast to our pre-pandemic estimate of 7.0%.

Social Media Didn’t Experience the Pandemic Bump You May Have Expected

Many people turned to social media in recent months to stay connected with friends and loved ones and to share information. But the pandemic didn’t increase the number of people using social networks or messaging apps.

3 Key Trends Shaping the Media Landscape This Year

As the coronavirus spread in the first half of 2020, we might have expected radical changes in the media behavior of consumers around the world. But for the most part, that didn’t happen. That’s just one insight to emerge from eMarketer’s newly released 2020 Global Media Intelligence (GMI) Report, a detailed look at internet users’ engagement with digital and traditional media in 42 major markets, produced in collaboration with Starcom Worldwide and GlobalWebIndex.

Yes, Adults Are More Stressed Because of the Pandemic, Especially with Juggling Work and Home Life

Many adults worldwide are feeling the effects of the pandemic, particularly on their mental health

Doug Scott, CMO of Twitch, speaks with eMarketer vice president of business development Marissa Coslov about the livestreaming platform’s user growth surge, the impact of popular programming beyond gaming, and building communities.

More than Just Deals: Singles' Day Is Introducing New Shopping Experiences in China

China’s Singles’ Day is no longer just a discount shopping event, as participating digital giants are now leveraging livestreams, new product launches, and novel technologies to enhance customer engagement and the buying experience.

Parker Burgess, head of client strategy and insights at eBay Ads, talks with Rimma Kats, executive editor at eMarketer, about the importance of leveraging first-party shopper data to optimize advertising campaigns and increase ROI.

The US election on Tuesday pits fundamentally different visions of the US against each other. It might seem trivial to look at how the election could affect the marketing world—but the impacts will be real.

The Weekly Listen: Quibi's Funeral, Ads Near Political Content, and Facebook Post-Election

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss the end of Quibi, Facebook's mini social networks called "Neighborhoods," Uber reclassifying drivers as employees, whether ads near political content affect brand perceptions, the state of Facebook post-election, how long Americans spend looking for things they've lost, a creature that sleeps while moving, and more.

Earlier this month, Mucinex unveiled Sickwear, a six-piece fashion collection that aims to help consumers get through the cold and flu season in style. While it may not be the typical route for a healthcare brand, its parent company RB has been leveraging different channels, including TikTok and now social commerce, to reach consumers—particularly those who may not be aware of its direct-to-consumer (D2C) business.

Is Google a Monopoly, Has It Been Anticompetitive, and Is It Harming Consumers?

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom, principal analyst Nicole Perrin and research analyst at Insider Intelligence Mariel Soto Reyes discuss the US Department of Justice's suit against Google. What are Google and the government's cases? What is a monopoly? What constitutes anticompetitive behavior? And is Google inadvertently harming consumers?

A Deep Dive into the Digital Lives of Internet Users Worldwide

eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Karin von Abrams discusses our Global Media Intelligence Report 2020, which compiles data and insights about internet users’ digital and traditional media usage across 42 countries. This annual project is a partnership between eMarketer and Starcom, and based on research from GlobalWebIndex. Also joining the discussion are Jason Mander, chief research officer at GlobalWebIndex, and Kelly Kokonas, executive vice president of global data strategy, technology and analytics, at Starcom.

What Happens to Print During a Pandemic?

eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver and Nicole Perrin, junior forecasting analyst Nazmul Islam and senior forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Oscar Orozco discuss what the coronavirus pandemic has and hasn't done to print media. They then talk about racial diversity in ads, millennials in decision-making roles, and American teens' favorite social media platforms.

Streaming Services Spend Heavily on Marketing amid Pandemic

Most advertisers have pulled back their spending, but streaming services are marketing themselves as heavily as ever.