Advertising & Marketing


eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin and head of content studio Paul Verna discuss the Department of Justice’s new antitrust review, why consumers only consider a few brands, NBCUniversal’s streaming service launch date and Microsoft's Cortana.

eMarketer analysts discuss our digital ad spend by industry forecasts, exploring verticals such as automotive, CPG, financial services, healthcare and pharmaceutical, travel and retail.

Fewer internet users than expected are blocking ads across the US and Western Europe. For the second year in a row, we’ve downgraded our estimates of the ad blocking population in France, Germany, the UK and US, as well as our forecast for future growth.

eMarketer principal analysts Karin von Abrams and Nicole Perrin discuss France's new tax and its impact on US tech companies. They also discuss how people use Google, whether customers find Netflix too pricey, Brits' knowledge of Disney+ and more.

In the wake of last year’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, several companies decided to take a stand against Facebook by suspending their advertising on the platform. Perhaps the most vocal detractor was the Mozilla Corporation, which pulled its seven-figure budget and pledged not to advertise on Facebook until the tech giant made significant changes to the way it handled consumer privacy.

Shrinking media budgets, aggressive growth goals and ever-complex marketing needs are causing a shift in the brand-agency relationship. In their bid for self-preservation, brands are streamlining spending and in-housing capabilities.

After a year of rumors, Facebook confirmed its plans to create a financial system based off a new cryptocurrency called Libra. While the company derives a majority of its revenues from advertising, it’s clear that it’s been trying to diversify its income, and this new digital currency—along with its new digital wallet feature Calibra—is the next step in executing this strategy.

The term “in-house agency” can mean many different things. It could mean a brand is expanding its internal operations to include in-house creative and media teams. Or it could involve a company that is expanding its partnerships to include consultancies and tech vendors that help set up and staff those in-house agencies. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to how the modern advertising ecosystem operates.

Connected TV inventory is growing like weeds. We expect that more than half of the US population (57.2%) will watch connected TV in 2019, up from 51.7% in 2017. And the time they spend watching will increase too, which means the amount of connected TV inventory available to advertisers is proliferating.

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands thrive on their abilities to build strong customer relationships, optimize data and identify the unmet needs of modern customers. More and more, brands see these digital natives as a threat.

Boris Johnson, who was sworn in as the new British prime minister last week, declared early on that the UK will leave the EU by October 31. The divisive topic has already claimed two prime ministers and on the surface, there’s a tone of certainty about Johnson’s plans: He has filled his cabinet with Brexiteers, and he’s adamant that a no-deal Brexit will be the default option for “Brexit Day v2” should negotiations with the EU come to nothing.

Retail messaging can often feel like a game of Goldilocks. Too many messages can frustrate and push consumers away, while fewer communications can put the brand at risk of no longer being relevant.

As the January 1, 2020 deadline to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) looms, marketers remain confused and concerned, particularly as amendments continue to mount. This month, government officials voted on seven new amendments covering everything from information collected for loyalty programs to consumer request disclosure methods.

eMarketer senior forecasting analyst Oscar Orozco breaks down our UK digital ad spending numbers by industry and reasons why the region’s ad market is fundamentally stronger than others. Watch now.

eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin walks us through the implications of the British Airways data breach. She also discusses 2019's podcast revenues and helps you decipher when you see a digital political ad.

In a significant move for the company's larger advertising goals, Amazon is rebranding its barely six-month-old streaming service to further ramp up its ad-supported video strategy.

Furniture is one of the fastest-growing categories in ecommerce today. More consumers have come around to the idea of purchasing furniture online, and new direct-to-consumer (D2C) companies are entering the space, hoping to win market share by streamlining aspects of the customer experience like cost, shipping and installation.

Digital's share of time spent is above 50% in China, US, UK, South Korea and Canada, but under 50% in France, Germany, Japan and India. 

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) companies continue to disrupt traditional retail, and taking note of their marketing investment strategies might benefit traditional retailers that see these digitally-native newborns as competition.