Media Buying

In this episode hosted by eMarketer global director of public relations Douglas Clark, vice president of forecasting Monica Peart sheds light on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting eMarketer’s traditional ad spending forecasts.

eMarketer senior analyst Paul Briggs, principal analyst Mark Dolliver and senior analyst Bill Fisher discuss how trust in the media is changing in the US, UK and Canada. They then talk about brands repurposing sports budgets, the English Premier League considering a direct-to-consumer streaming service and how advertisers' messaging tone differs between countries.

eMarketer vice president of forecasting Monica Peart shares her insights on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting our US TV ad spending forecasts. This episode is hosted by global director of public relations Douglas Clark.

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.

eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver, Andrew Lipsman and Nicole Perrin discuss lessons that businesses can take from the last recession and the effect it had on ad spending. How will digital hold up? Which channels are advertisers pulling back from? Will the US stimulus package help? They then talk about what consumers will likely spend less on if they lose their jobs, why Twitter will now allow COVID-19 ads and the knock-on effects of moving Amazon Prime Day.

As the coronavirus outbreak continues and the federal government extends social distancing recommendations, people are spending more time on their phones, but advertisers are most likely going to be spending less money on mobile advertising.

eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin looks at what consumers expect to see from brands during the pandemic. She then discusses Google now allowing COVID-19 ads to run on its platforms, the T-Mobile and Sprint merger being finalized and how radio has been performing recently.

The last US recession—which lasted from December 2007 to June 2009—resulted in two straight years of US ad spending declines. As the coronavirus spreads worldwide more than a decade later, the US faces what looks like another economic downturn.

US marketers allocated more than $7 billion in digital ad spending to YouTube last year, eMarketer estimates, up 15.1% over 2018 spending levels. That resulted in more than $3.4 billion in net ad revenues for the video-sharing giant, with most of the remainder going to content creators.

The coronavirus pandemic and its effects on the economy have upended media plans. eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom joins host Nicole Perrin to talk about research on what advertisers are doing to respond and which channels are getting hit hardest, as well as what current developments might mean for our next US digital ad spending forecast.

According to our estimates, which were finalized prior to the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent cancellation of major sports programming, US TV ad sales were expected to climb 2.0% this year to $72.00 billion, a significant bump from 2019’s 2.5% year-over-year decline to $70.59 billion.

Mobile ad spending in the US was up 23.0% last year, we estimate, reaching $87.30 billion. That translated to just under two-thirds of all digital ad spending in the country.

The Great Recession was a low point in the recorded history of advertising. Total media ad spending declined for two straight years in the US, and digital ad spending even dropped in absolute terms in 2009, the only time that’s ever happened. But most of the buy-side decision-makers surveyed in late March 2020 by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) think the coronavirus pandemic will have an even worse effect on US ad budgets.

Digital media and the spread of misinformation are two topics that often go hand in hand, and as the coronavirus pandemic takes hold in the UK, consumers are turning to tried and tested methods of acquiring necessary information. With a less splintered and partisan than what’s found in the US, organizations like the BBC and other traditional media continue to be the go-to sources of information for UK consumers.

eMarketer junior analyst Blake Droesch and senior analyst Jasmine Enberg discuss how COVID-19 changed social media engagement, platform advertising and influencer behavior. They then talk about TikTok's new "Transparency Center," the optimal social media posting lengths, Facebook Stories in other places and Instagram's disappearing text messages feature.

With large sectors of the economy unable to do business as usual, many marketers have paused or changed media plans. In one potential early sign of the tough times to come for digital advertising, Twitter updated its guidance to investors earlier this week and announced that it expects to see a drop in Q1 2020 revenues, on a year-over-year basis, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

With the ever-changing situation surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, it is unclear how long the pandemic will last and what its effect on the economy—and therefore the TV industry—will be.

Just months after the first case was reported, it is already clear that COVID-19 is having a negative impact on ad spending in China. In fact, we have lowered our outlook for China ad spending for 2020 and beyond.

eMarketer senior analyst Jasmine Enberg, forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and principal analyst Nicole Perrin discuss how COVID-19 could affect ad spending. What do we expect to happen? And what developments might get us to make revisions? They then talk about recent event cancellations, France's record fine of Apple and Starbucks' "to-go" model.

eMarketer senior analyst Jasmine Enberg analyzes the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on eMarketer's worldwide ad spending forecast. She considers supply chain disruptions, the effect of social distancing and the likelihood of a global recession or economic rebound.