Media Buying

Listening habits have been steadily moving online in recent years. From music streaming to podcasts, there’s been a growing appetite for digital audio. While the assumption might be that the coronavirus pandemic has increased audio streaming, the picture is less straightforward. Pure music streaming via platforms like Spotify and Pandora is being eschewed in favor of music videos.

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and forecasting analyst Peter Vahle discuss Spotify listening behavior, the screen time battle, a new NFL/Amazon deal, movies leapfrogging the cinema, out-of-home advertising in a COVID-19 world, where in America it's illegal to have a mobile phone and more.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and principal analyst Nicole Perrin discuss Google's Q1 2020 earnings and what it means for the advertising industry. They then talk about WPP's revenue drop, Apple's quarterly performance and a new bill that will police how companies use people's personal data to track COVID-19.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Peter Vahle joins global director of public relations Douglas Clark to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting eMarketer’s forecasts on time spent with digital video in the UK.

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver and senior forecasting analyst Oscar Orozco discuss where Americans are spending their time with media amid the coronavirus. And will those media habits revert to their previous levels when the pandemic subsides? They then talk about how many people are comfortable with contact tracing, how long it will take for Americans to embrace certain activities again and new parental tools to monitor kids' online lives.

With the coronavirus pandemic leading to a significant economic slowdown, we’re providing updated guidance to our clients about what we expect for ad spending during the first half of this year.

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.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Peter Vahle joins global director of public relations Douglas Clark to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting eMarketer’s forecasts on time spent with TV in the UK.

Twitter’s Q1 earnings from last week beat Wall Street expectations on both user and total revenue growth. But ad revenue growth was flat due to a sharp decline in March. Here are three takeaways for advertisers.

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?

Facebook had a decent Q1, all things considered. Ad revenues rose 17% year over year, reaching $17.44 billion, and user growth was especially strong. There are now nearly 3 billion people using Facebook’s family of apps on a monthly basis worldwide.

Advertising on Amazon has been volatile for the past few months as consumers caught on to the approaching coronavirus crisis and began stocking up on supplies. Shopping surged, driving many products out of stock. That in turn dried up advertising competition in certain categories—and Amazon’s de-prioritization of nonnecessities had the same effect on other categories.

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.

eMarketer senior forecasting analyst Oscar Orozco joins global director of public relations Douglas Clark to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting eMarketer’s forecasts on time spent with audio, including new figures for Spotify, Pandora and total podcast listeners.

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.

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes, forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and Business Insider Intelligence senior analyst Audrey Schomer discuss Netflix subscriber and revenue growth. Will we see a "Netflix with Ads" option? Does the streaming giant have an impending content problem? They then talk about political ad spending, whether tablets will make a comeback and Google asking advertisers for identification.

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes, forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom, Business Insider Intelligence research associate Daniel Carnahan and senior analyst Audrey Schomer discuss whether the coronavirus might accelerate cord-cutting, whether sports TV rights will shift to digital platforms quicker, how a delayed NFL season could impact ad spending, how many Americans watch sports, what a second COVID-19 wave might do to the leagues and its lasting effects on sports consumption.

Netflix added 2.31 million net new paid subscribers in the US and Canada in Q1 2020, bringing the region's total subscriber count to 69.97 million. That's growth of about 5% year over year. The company attributed stronger worldwide growth to increased media consumption during quarantines.

TikTok is experiencing a substantial boost during the coronavirus pandemic. It added more than 12 million US unique visitors in March, reaching 52.2 million, according to data provided to us by Comscore. Between January and March, its US unique visitor count rose 48.3%.

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Lucy Koch and vice president of research Jennifer Pearson discuss the media diets of kids and teens in quarantine. They then talk about how older individuals and women are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, the video streaming platforms with the best kids content and more.