Advertising & Marketing

Pinterest sets its sights on Brazil: The company rolled out access to its ad platform in Brazil as it works to capitalize on a year of rapid growth and increased ecommerce across Latin America.

YouTube eases up on its ad rules: Though advertisers may not be happy about it, the platform’s move to relax its monetization policies is likely necessary to keep creators from jumping ship.

The digital divide has widened, particularly over the past year, and left seniors worldwide in the lurch. This issue takes on added urgency in China, where gender imbalance, delayed marriage, and a declining birthrate only exacerbate the rapid aging of its population. In November, the government urged tech companies to cater to the elderly, and China’s digital giants are now tapping into the so-called silver market.

Learn how digitally native brand Mack Weldon repositioned its product-based messaging in favor of compassionate campaigns told through consumers’ voices. See our interview with Brian Berger, founder and CEO, as he discusses marketing strategies, brand loyalty, and the importance of testing traditional and nontraditional channels.

The direct-to-consumer (D2C) model has been making waves over the past few years, as a greater emphasis on owned and operated online channels has been placed. In 2020, this model became even more attractive as brands and retailers faced disrupted supply chains, delayed orders, and store closures.

On today's episode, we discuss the different ways brands might get involved on social audio apps like Clubhouse, what kind of Summer Olympics we can expect this year, common ad tactics that are alienating people, America's payments revolution, how retailers are using Facebook Shops, what we know and don't know about the ocean, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analysts Jeremy Goldman, Nicole Perrin, and Debra Aho Williamson.

Critical as it is, customer experience (CX) wouldn’t offer competitive differentiation if every brand was successful at delivering strong CX.

Colorado introduces privacy bill: State senators in Colorado have proposed a new comprehensive consumer privacy bill that could add to the growing patchwork of state-based privacy laws and calls for a unified federal privacy bill.

Corporations’ efforts on the pandemic and social issues may have paid off: Business was the only sector to gain trust after 2020 likely because of brands’ participation in conversations that were important to consumers.

FLoCs get their first run in the real world: Chrome has officially rolled out testing of its newest privacy-based tracking tool to marketers who are anxious to see whether the cohorts can live up to Google’s hype.

Edelman's Trust Barometer shows the tech industry is rapidly losing trust worldwide, and most acutely in the US. The report details how trust is declining across specific technologies as well, including 5G, AI, IoT, and VR.

Google's Chrome wasn't the first browser to put the kibosh on third-party cookies. Phil Acton, country manager for the UK, Benelux, and France at end-to-end programmatic platform Adform, joins eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to discuss how the company has been testing cookieless targeting with publishers in Europe, where Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox have significant market share, as well as the importance of supply path optimization (SPO).

DoubleVerify and Facebook team up: The company will provide brand safety tools for Facebook video ads, which could help the social platform attract advertisers that are in danger of being swayed to more premium video content from YouTube or ad-supported streaming services.

On today's episode, we discuss Twitter's major initiatives and figure out what the platform will look like after it reinvents itself. We then talk about Facebook's cost-per-thousand (CPM) recovery, TikTok's ecommerce efforts, and a recent study about COVID-19 news on Facebook. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior analyst at Insider Intelligence Jasmine Enberg.

Businesses have been moving their data operations to the cloud for years, but the low latency, fast speeds, and decentralized architecture of 5G networks will accelerate this trend and create opportunities for financial services firms to design much more flexible teams and offices.

On today's episode, we discuss why paid newsletter subscriptions are having a moment, the competitive advantages of the biggest players, and why marketers should (or shouldn't) get involved. We then talk about HBO Max's upcoming ad-supported offering, whether Microsoft buying Discord makes sense, and the real problem with password sharing. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer analyst at Insider Intelligence Nina Goetzen.