Social Media


Facebook and the US Election

eMarketer principal analysts Debra Aho Williamson and Mark Dolliver, and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom discuss Facebook's recent decision on political ads and how brands can reach social users over the coming months. They then talk about Facebook's plans to limit ads on pages, how this year's events have changed Gen Z's relationship with brands, and why Americans still pay for live TV.

TikTok Sees Major Growth in the UK amid Pandemic

TikTok’s future may be uncertain in the US, but its UK operations continue to grow robustly despite security concerns. According to our latest UK social network forecast, the Chinese-owned video platform will have several milestone moments this year and next.

We spoke with Brian Wright, social media listening and intelligence leader at Wells Fargo, about strategy, technology and measuring ROI.

What's Going on with Facebook and Apple?

eMarketer principal analysts at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin and Yory Wurmser discuss why Facebook is sounding the alarm on Apple's iOS 14 update to its privacy and tracking settings. They then talk about CVS's new ad platform, programmatic returning to pre-pandemic norms, and how mobile ad spending is fairing.

Ecommerce Is (Still) the Next Frontier for Influencer Marketing

The pandemic has disrupted the influencer marketing industry. But it’s not time to completely throw out the rulebook, as most of the changes are accelerations of pre-existing trends, rather than transformative shifts in the market.

TikTok's Sale, Young Users and an Amazon Fire TV App

eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson and junior analyst at Insider Intelligence Blake Droesch discuss whether Tiktok will be banned or sold, and where user growth will come from. They then talk about Facebook's ad delivery algorithms, Twitter's healthy public discourse initiatives and Facebook Messenger's new social sharing feature.

Junior Pence, CMO and creative director of Peace Out Skincare speaks with eMarketer vice president of business development Marissa Coslov about the brand’s marketing efforts during the coronavirus pandemic, including the surprise success of a viral TikTok video.

Out-of-Home Advertising Now that Everyone's Inside

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes, forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin discuss what's next for out-of-home advertising now that the US is sheltering in place. They then talk about college football's TV ad inventory being in jeopardy, TikTok's data collection practices and the social platforms that small businesses are most likely to advertise on.

Can Instagram's 'Reels' Steal Users from TikTok?

eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson and junior analyst at Insider Intelligence Blake Droesch discuss whether Instagram's "Reels" feature can steal users from TikTok. They then talk about whether Twitter might buy TikTok, the Federal Trade Commission's potential Twitter fine and a new study about how young consumers engage with premium video.

The Biggest Challenges Marketers Face Today

eMarketer principal analysts at Insider Intelligence Debra Aho Williamson, Andrew Lipsman, Nicole Perrin, and Jillian Ryan discuss the biggest challenges facing marketers today, and how to tackle them. They then talk about Apple delaying its major privacy update, Snapchat running ads inside "Minis," ecommerce marketers' reliance on Facebook ads, and a new job title that came out of the pandemic.

The Weekly Listen: Virtual Water Coolers, Frugal Consumers, and Instagram on Facebook

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss how to recreate those water cooler moments in the digital world, how much Super Bowl LV commercials are going for, watching Instagram Stories on Facebook, parents' more positive view of devices, the number of Facebook Watch viewers, the difference between frugal and cheap, what you didn't notice about that double rainbow, and more.

The Pandemic Is Accelerating AR Adoption for Retailers and Entertainers

Budget cuts and advertising pullbacks are giving companies in industries like retail, accessories and entertainment new reasons to explore the benefits of these technologies.

The pandemic is changing how brands work with influencers. Not only is it accelerating existing industry trends, it also presents new challenges and opportunities for influencer marketing.

Influencer Followers Will Continue Spending More Time on Social Media After Restrictions Lift

Seventy-two percent of US and UK consumers who follow influencers said they were spending more time on social media since the outbreak.

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Peter Vahle discuss the implications of TikTok suing the US government, smartphone use while watching TV, a potential new tech agency, Instagram's new "Suggested Posts," the status of cord-cutting, how you can tell the temperature by counting cricket chirps and more.

The Weekly Listen: Will Travel Recover, Merging Facebook's Apps and Google's 'People Cards'

eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver and Nicole Perrin and junior analyst at Insider Intelligence Blake Droesch discuss when the travel industry will recover, Facebook merging its apps' messaging services, corporate culture suffering with remote work, Google's "People Cards," social media ad load, what are we born afraid of and more.

What to Expect in H2 2020, the D2C Business Model and Pinterest's Q2

eMarketer principal analysts at Insider Intelligence Mark Dolliver, Andrew Lipsman and Nicole Perrin discuss what H2 has in store. They then talk about the takeaways from Pinterest's Q2, why large companies want in on the D2C business model and a mobile advertising investigation.

The retail industry has faced major changes this year, both good and bad. Companies have had to adjust budgets, reimagine marketing efforts and adapt to new consumer behaviors. Uncommon Goods, an eco-conscious online and catalog retailer of unique gifts, is no stranger to this variety of operational shifts brought on by the pandemic.

The pandemic has been a learning curve for many marketers, including Elana Gold, who began her role as Del Monte’s newly appointed global CMO in the midst of it.