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Our goal at Insider Intelligence is to unlock digital opportunities for our clients with the world’s most trusted forecasts, analysis, and benchmarks. Spanning five core coverage areas and dozens of industries, our research on digital transformation is exhaustive.
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Advertising, Media, and Marketing

We analyze how consumers are spending their time and money, how marketers and advertisers are most effectively reaching consumers, and which channels have the most growth potential – both now and in the coming years. Our Advertising, Media, and Marketing research is based on 25 years of eMarketer’s leading research and experience covering these industries.

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eMarketer Reports

To succeed in today’s digital environment, organizations must keep up with and contextualize industry changes as they create new market dynamics and business models. Our eMarketer reports meet this need – we build them upon a foundation of vetted third-party data, which informs every insight and call we make. After applying our rigorous proprietary methodology, we examine the advertising, media, and marketing industries with a 360-degree perspective. The reports we produce range from high-level overviews of the trends, forces, and players affecting the industry, to product and company rankings and comparisons.

eMarketer Statistics & Charts

Our iconic charts provide you with easily digestible information on a given topic in a visually engaging way. You’ll get quick takeaways on the most important industry trends and topics. Each chart tells a story in a way that is easy to digest and provides a deeper understanding of a given advertising, media, and marketing topic.

eMarketer Forecasts & Benchmarks

eMarketer forecasts and benchmarks help you plan for the future by informing your campaigns and strategies with key data points on the upcoming years. These interactive projections contain more than 10,000 proprietary metrics on emerging trends, market changes, and consumer behavior in the advertising, media, and marketing industries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Isn’t all of your research eMarketer?

Insider Intelligence was formed in 2020 from the combination of two research firms owned by Axel Springer: Business Insider Intelligence and eMarketer. We’ve retained the eMarketer name within our advertising, media, and marketing coverage to honor eMarketer’s 25+ year legacy as the most comprehensive source of information on how to operate in a digital world — trusted by CMOs to provide unparalleled insight into changing consumer behaviors, and recognized worldwide for its iconic data-packed charts.

How are consumers spending their time, both online and offline?

In most cases, overall media time will decline slightly this year as social conditions normalize, but in the Asia-Pacific markets we cover, it will continue to rise. TV will rapidly lose all of its 2020 gains in North America, the UK, Germany, and China, though in other countries, its resuscitation will linger through the end of our forecast period in 2023. Time spent with digital media will return to growth in all markets by 2022, but some will grow much faster than others. Digital video will carve away at TV time in most markets, albeit at vastly different rates.

What are my competitors doing to reach consumers?

Digital ad spending is the name of the game, now and in the near future. Total media ad spending worldwide will reach $747.67 billion in 2021, at a growth rate of 15.0% — the fastest since we began tracking the metric 10 years ago. By 2024, that figure will nearly reach $1 trillion. For context, the $500 billion mark was just crossed in 2016.

What topics does eMarketer research cover?

Our scope of coverage includes but is not limited to:

  • Ad Spending by Media
  • Ad Agencies
  • Creative Advertising
  • Digital Advertising
  • Mobile Advertising
  • Native Advertising
  • Programmatic Advertising
  • Real-Time Bidding
  • TV Advertising
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Podcasts
  • Paid Content
  • Consumer Privacy & Security
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Search
  • Media Consumption
  • Smart Speakers & Voice Assistants
  • Connected TV, Esports
  • Augmented & Virtual Reality
  • Big Data
  • Brand Marketing
  • Content Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Lead Generation
  • Marketing Technology
  • Multichannel Marketing
  • Real-Time Marketing
  • Search Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Influencer Marketing
  • Targeting
Where do you source your advertising, media, and marketing data?

Our research team pulls from more than 3,000 sources that we aggregate, filter, organize, and analyze before distilling the pertinent data down into our reports, charts, and forecasts. A sampling of our advertising, media, and marketing sources include:

  • Accenture
  • AdColony
  • Adweek
  • Comscore
  • Havas Media
  • J.D. Power
  • LexisNexis
  • Pew Research Center
  • Publicis Media
  • Social Media Examiner
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What are the most important Advertising, Media, and Marketing metrics?

Our research dives into dozens of advertising, media, and marketing metrics, including but not limited to:

  • Clickthrough Rate (CTR)
  • Cost per Click (CPC)
  • Cost per Thousand (CPM)
  • Impressions
  • Viewability
  • Time Spent with Media
Is eMarketer research only for marketers and advertisers?

Not at all! While we craft our research with the goal of serving industry professionals, the depth and breadth of our coverage has something for everyone who touches advertising, media, and marketing. Here's a sample of who benefits from our eMarketer coverage:

  • Marketing executives interested in forward-looking figures on industry advertising spend, social media usage, demographics, and changing consumer attitudes.
  • Agencies, consultancies, and other client teams seeking to understand the changing brand-agency relationship, which specialities brands are bringing in-house, and what capabilities they should build competency in to remain competitive.
  • Heads of strategy and innovation looking to size up new markets, understand which business models are working, and stay ahead of upcoming regulations.
  • Sales organizations looking to stay at the forefront of digital transformation by understanding industry market trends, consumer pain points, and use cases.
  • Tech and product teams leading R&D on what product tools, features, and devices consumers are adopting, and where to invest to enhance your company’s offerings.
  • Executives looking for data and insights to frame their decision-making.

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