Advertising & Marketing

The computing products and consumer electronics industry saw increased revenues in 2020, and that bump will accelerate digital ad spending for years to come.

Shane Pittson is the vice president of growth at oral-care provider Quip, overseeing advertising efforts and consumer research, optimizing lifetime value and customer acquisition costs, and improving retention rates. We recently spoke with Pittson about creating buzz for a brand, gaining retail distribution, Quip's brief stint on dating apps, and more.

Successful brands are providing a hybrid customer journey that lets shoppers move seamlessly between the online and offline worlds. Tijs van Santen, chief customer officer at Uberall, shares insights with eMarketer editorial director at Insider Intelligence Rimma Kats, on consumer shopping behavior, including engagement with local businesses.

Affiliate, or partner marketing, has become more important to both advertisers looking to drive actions and publishers trying to diversify revenue streams. Adam Ross, CEO at affiliate marketing firm Awin, joins eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to discuss how the market has evolved over the past two years, why practitioners are looking for more standardization, and how advertisers and publishers are working together.

The Olympics sees viewership decline: Despite the drop, NBC netted a profit on its ad sales.

Victoria’s Secret 2.0: After spinning out of L Brands and making its public trading debut, the company sees positive results from its brand rehabilitation efforts.

Apple plans to introduce software to detect child abuse content locally on an iPhone or Mac. Privacy and security advocates say the plan could tarnish Apple’s reputation as the vanguard of consumer privacy and bulwark against government anti-encryption efforts.

On today's episode, we discuss Google's Q2 performance, how YouTube got on, and why the tech giant continues to accelerate. We then talk about YouTube improving its CTV ad offerings, what GDPR taught us about privacy upheavals, and why CMOs need to demonstrate the value of their work now more than ever. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom.

On today's episode, we discuss what brands are doing at the Olympics, when time spent on digital video might equal linear, Google's new privacy timeline, the significance of Square buying Afterpay, why marketers must start thinking in 3D, how to individually achieve “perfect productivity,” and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer director of reports editing Rahul Chadha, analyst Blake Droesch, and principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna.

A year of CCPA: California provided examples of how it's been enforcing the CCPA over the last year—but publishers and marketers might not like how strictly it's upholding the privacy standards.

Amazon fined under GDPR: The tech giant was fined €746 million for using consumer shopping data for ad targeting without consent—which doesn’t bode well for other Big Tech companies that are facing privacy-related scrutiny.

A new study claims universal broadband access could add $160B to the US economy annually. As one of the first clear estimates of expanded broadband’s economic benefit, the study could help drive support for President Biden’s proposed $65 billion in broadband spending.

On today's episode, we discuss Facebook's Q2 performance, whether Apple's iOS update has affected ad revenues, and what Facebook means exactly when it talks about its (and everybody else's) “metaverse” future. We then talk about the impact of Facebook Pay expanding to online retailers, whether Instagram Reels could come to Facebook's homepage, and some new privacy features for kids on Instagram. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior analyst at Insider Intelligence Jasmine Enberg.

EU privacy regulators fined Amazon a record €746 million for alleged GDPR violations. The move marks an uptick in enforcement by Europe’s privacy regulators and may force tech firms to reevaluate their GDPR compliance.

A possible World Series win right before the holidays kick off means the Boston Red Sox’s marketing team must be nimble and ready to pivot that enthusiasm into its holiday messaging. Watch Industry Voices: Holiday Preparedness with Red Sox CMO Adam Grossman to hear how the team plans out its marketing and engages fans throughout the year whether it's online or at Fenway Park.

On today's episode, we discuss how the Olympics might affect Peacock user growth, streaming services feasting on sports rights deals, how not to annoy your customers, whether consumer spending can hold up, how young people are spending their summers (and how marketers can reach them), the events people want to see added to the Olympics, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer director of forecasting Oscar Orozco, senior forecasting analyst Peter Vahle, and principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna.

Google exceeds expectations: Based on Tuesday's earnings, we anticipate another upward revision of Google’s ad revenues in our US digital ad spending report, out this fall.