Advertising & Marketing

Google’s Chrome Team stress-tested the digital ad world by announcing in early 2020 that the browser—the world’s most popular—would deprecate third-party cookies within two years. Vendors, publishers, agencies, and advertisers scrambled to understand what would take cookies’ place, and how they would identify and target their audiences without them. Google’s announcement in June 2021 that cookie deprecation would be delayed by almost two years has given marketers and their partners more time to test and integrate new solutions—but also a longer period of uncertainty.

On today's episode, we discuss what the most interesting areas of Amazon's business are, what longer videos mean for TikTok, why marketers should focus on Clubhouse and/or podcasts, why one company is bringing TV ads to console games, where Walmart beats Amazon, when we can expect to enjoy space tourism, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer director of forecasting Cindy Liu, forecasting analyst Peter Vahle and analyst at Insider Intelligence Blake Droesch.

On today's episode, we discuss what Facebook's new virtual reality (VR) ads look like, the ad formats that will be unique to VR, and what's driving VR headset growth. We then talk about the breakdown of what Americans are watching on TV, whether we will ever see ads on Disney+ and Netflix, and whether YouTube TV has the answer for sports fans. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analysts at Insider Intelligence Victoria Petrock and Paul Verna.

In just five years, the physical framework of banking will be “dead,” according to bank executives around the globe—supplanted by digital ecosystems and supported by emerging technologies.

Like many regions around the world, Southeast Asia experienced an ecommerce boom in 2020, as various pandemic-driven social lockdowns encouraged more shopping from home. According to our estimates, ecommerce grew by 35.2% collectively in the region last year, and our newest forecast projects 14.3% growth this year. However, traditional retail is still overwhelmingly dominant.

Livestreaming was an existing trend that gained newfound relevance during the pandemic. Over the past few months, nearly all of the major US social networks have expanded their services and introduced new livestreaming opportunities, many of which are aimed at boosting commerce on the platforms.

At this year's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple announced several new privacy-protecting updates, including Hide My Email. Alex Cone, vice president, privacy and data protection at trade organization IAB Tech Lab, joins eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to discuss what Hide My Email will do, some of Apple's other recent changes, and whether the big tech platforms are more concerned about data protection than about privacy per se.

On today's episode, we discuss what a world with fewer bank branches means, what the new digital branch will look like, and how digital banking adoption is faring. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer vice president of content and head of financial services at Insider Intelligence Daniel Van Dyke.

Shifting consumer attitudes and new regulations have raised the stakes on personal data protection. Today, privacy is more than a compliance concern—it’s a key opportunity for differentiation. This is particularly true for emerging tech platforms and applications that rely on users’ trust to grow.

Twitter is the latest Big Tech firm to bolster its ethical AI research team with top tech critics. Enacting proposals from these teams could help Big Tech build back its fractured public trust.

Apple ad spend dips: Mobile app install ad spending on iOS devices has dropped off since the arrival of iOS 14.5 and AppTrackingTransparency. Whether marketers permanently shift budgets to Android depends on how good Apple's alternative tracking frameworks prove to be.

For Hilton Hotels, first-party data is key to ensuring its guests have a comfortable—and memorable—stay at its properties. Watch Industry Voices: Spotlight on Travel, with Hilton’s Amy Martin-Ziegenfuss, senior vice president of global enterprise and brand marketing, to learn how customer data informs the hospitality brand’s advertising and guest amenities.

On today's episode, we discuss Apple's upcoming iOS 15 privacy measures, what we make of Spotify's new Clubhouse competitor Greenroom, whether new social network IRL can take on Facebook groups, if we can expect a new data privacy agency, how much people are getting out, American's favorite time of the year, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior analysts Audrey Schomer and Sara M. Watson and analyst at Insider Intelligence Blake Droesch.

Digital advertisers know that media quality isn't a given with fraud and other nonviewable impressions plaguing the market for years. Tony Marlow, CMO at measurement firm Integral Ad Science, joins eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to discuss the company's latest media quality benchmarks, what the industry's top priorities are for the year, and how viewable video is across devices.

The move to integrate ads into VR experiences could help Oculus loosen its dependence on Facebook’s more profitable ventures. The company’s recent VR acquisitions could allow it to create VR content with targeted ads seamlessly built in.