NBC logo as seen on smartphone
NBC logo as seen on smartphone

It’s Friday, you did it, again ๐Ÿ™‚

One big thing
This week felt like the real start to the second quarter and we’re seeing it in this week’s stories. With earnings season in, Snap usage rising, Google making hiring freezes, the waters are still choppy. But business must go on, NBCU announced a more integrated ad product with their own ecommerce check out. And Horizon media took a deep dive into how our use of emojis has changed in the past month.

Notable stories this week

Deals/M&A

Campaign of the week

Datapoints of note

See all our Covid-19 data here.

  • Google News data suggests reader interest in coronavirus has already peaked.
  • Fastest declining and growing eCommerce categories during the pandemic. Top 3 were gloves, bread machines and cough & cold.
  • Netflix added 15.8m subscribers last quarter.
  • Snap now has 229m daily active users.

Thanks,

Ben

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