Advertising & Marketing


Social Networks See Boosts in Engagement Among Users, but Not Equally

More time spent at home during the pandemic means more time being spent on social media. But not all social platforms are benefitting in the same way. In our latest forecast on time spent with media in the US, we expect adult social network users to log an average of 1 hour, 22 minutes (1:22) per day in 2020, up nearly 7 minutes over last year.

How Brands Can Maintain Trust with Canada Consumers During a Crisis

The actions of brands during a crisis can make or break long-term relationships with consumers, according to the “2020 Edelman Trust Barometer Special Report: Trust and the Coronavirus.”

As brands prepare for a reopening of the economy and a boost in consumer spending in Canada, media agency PHD Canada has a front-row seat on the timing and tone of campaigns set to kick off.

Brands and Retailers Are Changing Their Approach to Influencer Marketing

As the pandemic continues to alter consumer behavior, some brands and retailers are shifting influencer marketing initiatives to highlight products and services that are now in demand. Influencer agencies and platforms are seeing more interest from industries that were not investing heavily in influencer marketing previously, and some marketers are taking a more performance-based approach to working with creators.

A day after launching in Ulta Beauty stores, foot care brand Barefoot Scientist received unfortunate but inevitable news: Ulta's locations would have to close due to the pandemic. For the relatively new company, it was disheartening that consumers wouldn’t be able to test its products in-store. But like other brands coping with the pandemic, Barefoot Scientist has learned to adapt and focus on the present.

More US Agencies and Brand Marketers Are Putting Their Campaigns on Hold

As a result of the coronavirus, an increasing number of US agencies and brand marketers are either holding back campaigns they don’t plan on launching until later in the year or just pulling them altogether.

Roger Lewis, CEO and founder of Premiere Outdoor Movies speaks with eMarketer vice president of business development Marissa Coslov about the company’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, including mobilizing more drive-in movie programs with built-in social distancing for corporate events and commencements. Made possible by Salesforce.

'Disastertising' for a New Normal

eMarketer principal analysts Andrew Lipsman and Nicole Perrin discuss the current wave of pandemic-driven ads and what the next wave might look like. They then talk about how programmatic is faring, Google's plans to cut its marketing budget in half and how much leeway are customers willing to give retailers on delivery during this time?

The Ad Platform: Consumer Confidence and Concern During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Ellen Houston, managing director at research firm Civis Analytics, joins host Nicole Perrin to talk about some of the company's recent polling about how consumers are reacting to the coronavirus pandemic. They cover media usage, job and virus worries, shopping behaviors and more.

How Brands in China Are Responding to Consumer Expectations During the Coronavirus

As shelter-at-home and quarantine measures keep consumers in China at home, brands ramped up their efforts to meet consumers' high expectations for digital services by offering free online tools and courses, streaming live events and adopting new ecommerce strategies.

Mosaic Foods has had to acclimate to a new normal in the past few months, and as a relatively new brand, that hasn’t always been easy. Before the pandemic, employees of the meal delivery company were able to test out new recipes and offer feedback right then and there. But today, meals are shipped to co-workers who do video taste tests and offer notes.

How the Coronavirus Dragged Our Robot-Filled Future Even Closer

eMarketer principal analyst Victoria Petrock discusses the shifting mindset toward worker, assistant and delivery robots and offers some examples of how they are already helping people everyday. She also explains what's holding drones back and when to expect driverless cars on the roads. Then Victoria and senior research analyst Dane Finley talk about whether telehealth is here to stay, the significance of Alexa's longer-form speaking voice and whether virtual reality is capitalizing on stay-at-home measures.

Gertrude Allen, CEO of Pet Plate speaks with eMarketer vice president of business development Marissa Coslov about the D2C subscription service’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, including increasing product inventory and its workforce to meet an encouraging growth outlook. Made possible by Salesforce.

How Political Advertisers Are Adapting to the Coronavirus Pandemic

As with nearly everything, the coronavirus has affected US political activity: Campaign staff are working remotely, presidential debates were held without audiences and the Democratic Party weighed the possibility of a virtual convention. And like commercial brands, it seems that political campaigns could be putting some of their advertising efforts on hold.

What Grocery Retailers Can Learn from the Past Weeks

Grocery companies—and more specifically their systems and services—have really been put to the test amid the pandemic. Many grocers are having trouble keeping items on the shelves. And even the most prepared are encountering issues with supply chain logistics.

What We Learned About the State of Display Advertising from April Earnings Calls

When US advertisers pulled back spending dramatically in March, one of the earliest noticeable effects on the display ad market was falling CPMs. At the same time as marketers were lowering their demand for ads—either to take spending cuts as savings or merely pause and rework their messaging—consumers were spending more time on social and traditional media properties, increasing the supply of impressions. A decline in prices was the natural outcome.

Bored At Home, US Consumers May Be Eyeing New Subscription Services

As consumers continue to spend more time at home, it's no surprise that some are eyeing popular services to help pass the time.

In its Q1 results announced earlier this week, Alphabet's ad revenue growth slowed significantly due to the coronavirus pandemic. But the slowdown was in line with our more optimistic expectations for the digital ad market, meaning cautious optimism may be in order for Q2.

Allie Roth, founder and president of With Love, a nonprofit that provides resources to foster families, joins eMarketer vice president of business development Marissa Coslov to talk about the organization's response to the coronavirus pandemic, including social media initiatives and implementing a new drive-thru and doorstep delivery system. Made possible by Salesforce.