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Media Buying

Digital ad spending by the US media and entertainment industries will increase every year through at least 2023, with combined spending surpassing $26 billion by then.

US retail media ad spend will hit $31.49 billion in 2021, up 53.4% over 2020. By 2023, this figure will pass $50 billion, with the vast majority of retail media ad spend coming from ecommerce channels.

Google’s paid search ads have gotten pricier in the US, with costs per click (CPCs) rising across retail product categories in Q3 2021.

On today's episode, we discuss the pillars driving what's next in retail media, how to navigate the pros and cons of retail media expansion, and retail media budget commitments. We then talk about how eBay is streamlining things, the significance of Wayfair's bump in the road, and Nike's foray into the metaverse. Tune in to the discussion with senior director of strategic marketplace services at Tinuiti Elizabeth Marsten and eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Andrew Lipsman.

We spoke with Pat Bigatel, general manager of Amazon ShopLocal, which helps third-party sellers reach more customers by listing products in Amazon’s store and offering local customers the opportunity for same-day order pickup. Amazon Local Selling launched in October 2021 as a way to extend support to local retailers.

Connected TV (CTV) ad spend will reach $14.44 billion this year, up 59.9% from 2020.

For the first time, in 2021, Instagram will pull in more US ad revenues ($26.46 billion) than the core Facebook platform, its ad marketplace, and Messenger combined ($23.84 billion).

Following a year of somewhat stalled growth, Twitter will soar past $2 billion in US ad revenues in 2021, marking a 38.5% increase over 2020.

The triopoly of Google, Facebook, and Amazon will rake in 64.0% of this year’s $211.20 billion in US digital ad spending, about the same share as 2020 and up 1 percentage point from 2019.

Since Apple’s AppTrackingTransparency (ATT) framework in iOS 14.5 took effect in late April, Facebook has experienced steadily worsening data loss as iOS users have adopted the update.

On today's episode, we discuss the main takeaways from Facebook's corporate name change to Meta, Instagram's affiliate shops development, how out-of-stock messages could affect advertising, Instagram Reels ads versus TikTok paid ads, selling out this year's Super Bowl ads, reacquainting yourself with the commute, a hidden secret in the number pi, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer analyst Blake Droesch and principal analysts at Insider Intelligence Suzy Davidkhanian and Paul Verna.

Advertisers in the Middle East and North Africa spend more on social than on any other digital ad format. In 2020, $1.73 billion went to social advertising, more than double what the next biggest format, video, brought in.

US digital ad spending will soar past $200 billion this year, marking 38.3% growth from 2020. The triopoly of Google, Facebook, and Amazon will make up 64.0% of all US digital ad spending this year, about the same share they possessed in 2020.

On today's episode, we discuss the most interesting takeaways from Netflix's Q3 earnings, how much of a boost "Squid Game" gave them, and what the rest of the year has in store for the streaming giant. We then talk about whether TV and social media ad spending is inflated compared to their respective daily consumption and whether a single TV currency is possible. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior analyst at Insider Intelligence Ross Benes.

On today's episode, we discuss the major contributors toward digital advertising's growth this year, what the ceiling is for mobile ad spending's share of the total ad market, and whether TV ad dollars are actually on a downward trajectory. We then talk about Gen Z's ad preferences and the prospects for Apple Podcasts' in-app subscriptions. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Peter Vahle.

For the first time, Instagram will make up over 50% of parent company Facebook's $50.30 billion in net ad revenues in 2021.

On today's episode, we discuss whether Amazon's new home robot could be the "fourth screen," the significance of the creator economy, online shopping's ceiling, how much people notice social media ads, YouTube's upcoming Holiday Stream and Shop event, the real meaning of freedom at work, an explanation of who you’ve been dreaming about, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer analyst Blake Droesch and senior analysts at Insider Intelligence Audrey Schomer and Ross Benes.

China's ecommerce ad spending will reach $50.31 billion in 2021, which is nearly double that of the US.

On today's episode, we discuss how prepared measurement and syndication vendors are for the removal of third-party cookies and device IDs, what options advertisers have to maintain measurement and addressability, and some best practices and recommendations for both sides of the supply chain that will help them seamlessly transition to a privacy-centric future. We then talk about how connected TV (CTV) giants are holding onto new customers, YouTube's CTV ads that can move over to your smartphone, and where people prefer to watch movies. Tune in to the discussion with senior vice president of product and general manager of customer experience at Neustar Steve Silvers and eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna.