US internet users are expected to spend an average of $1,652 this holiday season, exceeding pre-pandemic figures, according to Deloitte. This marks a 13.5% YoY growth rate from 2022, when average spending was $1,455.
A private Swiss bank’s stock price dropped drastically after it disclosed a significant exposure to a troubled client—and social media amplified the news.
It’s December, which means marketers should already have plans in place for 2024. The next year will be punctuated by increasing retail media and connected TV (CTV) ad spend, creator economy evolution, and even more AI. Here are five charts to prepare you for what’s ahead.
As consumers look for quick and convenient ways to shop, the number of click-and-collect buyers in the US will rise to 150.9 million in 2024, representing 53.1% of the population, per our December 2022 forecast.
Thursday Night Football shows viewership metrics don’t say it all: Amazon’s Black Friday audience was far lower than expected, but DTC opportunities drove brand excitement.
On today's podcast episode, we discuss what happened with Sam Altman and OpenAI, how the AI revolution just went through a shift, and what's next for the maker of ChatGPT. "In Other News," we talk about what to expect from GPT-5 and how AI could disrupt short-form video creation. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Jacob Bourne and Gadjo Sevilla.
Customers want more transparency in banks’ lending decision-making processes and more control over the data that factors into them.
YouTube is the top social media platform that US Gen Z consumers turn to for banking information, per our survey.
Gen Z favors a range of product discovery methods, cost-conscious spending patterns, and flexible payment options. Here are three crucial insights and actionable strategies to help brands capture Gen Z’s attention—and dollars—this holiday season.
Consumers have their environmental impact top of mind and it’s informing how they shop. Nearly 70% of consumers seek out brands that follow sustainable business practices, according to research from Amazon Ads.
Walmart Marketplace is thriving: Black Friday and Cyber Monday were the two best-selling days on the platform, and those strong results are providing a boost to Walmart Fulfillment Services.
On today's podcast episode, we discuss whether X (formerly Twitter) can recover from its latest debacle, if folks will start buying cars on Amazon, whether ad-free social networks are inevitable, companies potentially ruining "buy one, get one free" deals, United Airlines weighing using passenger data to target ads on planes, how people feel about tipping in the US, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our vice president of Briefings Stephanie Taglianetti and analysts Ross Benes and Bill Fisher.
The Walt Disney Co.’s recent moves, including the full acquisition of Hulu and adjustments in its content investment strategies, underscore a pivotal phase for the growth of the entertainment giant’s streaming business.
59% of US adults interested in using AI chatbots for shopping-related activities would use the tech for product research, according to SurveyMonkey.
On today's special podcast episode, we continue our monthly show where we discuss the biggest trends of the moment and the newest research, sprinkle in some analysis, and bundle it up into a quiz. Every month, three of our analysts representing their respective coverage area teams compete against each other. (We also encourage you to play along at home.) We keep a running score and will crown a winning team at the end of the year. Today, we cover the future of AI devices, shopping Amazon from your social feed, what happens now that the Hollywood strikes are over, and how Amazon is expanding. Tune in to the discussion with this month's contestants: our vice president of Briefings Stephanie Taglianetti and analysts Evelyn Mitchell-Wolf and Carina Perkins.
It’s been a complicated year for advertising, punctuated by a slow first half of the year followed by better growth in the back half. Limited budgets mean brands have had to get creative. One form of creativity has been partnerships from names both big and small. Here are five that caught our eye.
Google's ad network oversight exposed: Inappropriate and illegal site placements challenge industry standards.
This time, it’s the former CEO of the world’s largest bitcoin and altcoin crypto exchange.
Amazon is projected to take the lion’s share of US holiday season retail ecommerce sales this year, beating out its closest competitor, Walmart, by over $80 billion, according to our June 2023 forecast.
After its US launch in September, TikTok Shop faces its first holiday season, heating up competition in the social commerce space.
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