: Roughly 186.9 million Americans watched online content videos in June, per comScore figures, and almost half of them (91.5 million) viewed content on Facebook, the second-largest video content property by unique viewers. The top property was Google Sites - dominated by YouTube - which boasted 153.3 million unique viewers in June. Separately, BrightRoll ranked as the top video ad property when measured by reach, delivering ads to 43.9% of the US population.
: Rad Campaign, Lincoln Park Strategies, and Craig Newmark of craigconnects
: 3 in 4 American adults claim to be very or somewhat concerned about having too much personal information about them online. The majority of respondents have little to no trust in social media sites, and 6 in 10 believe it likely than social networks sell their contact information. About two-thirds are concerned that social networks sell their personal data; similar proportions are concerned that websites (70%), online service providers (63%) and apps (67%) sell their information.
3 in 4 marketers believe that marketing assets are somewhat (67%) or very (9%) effective, but only 46% of salespeople concur, finds a new study
[download page] released by Demand Metric. The survey - fielded mostly among B2B respondents - focuses on the causes and impacts of "bad" sales interactions, finding numerous instances of disagreement between sales and marketing teams, with each seeing problems with the other.
American consumers are showing more loyalty to regular CPG brands than they did 3 years ago, according to new survey results
from IRI Worldwide. Some 39% of respondents indicated that they are trying new brands priced below regular brands, down from 46% reporting this behavior in Q2 2011. Similarly, fewer respondents - 31% in Q2 compared to 39% in Q2 2011 - are giving up some of their favorite brands. Despite those positive trends, few consumers only purchase their preferred brands over cheaper options.
: Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
: A slight majority 52% of large tablet owners reported accessing and watching movies, TV programs or other videos on their devices in the week prior to the survey, with this activity more prevalent among male (59%) than female (47%) owners. Men aged 18-34 are the most likely to be watching video content on their large tablets, with two-thirds doing so.
: IAB/Winterberry Group
: A majority of US and US-based advertisers, publishers and global technology and service providers surveyed by the IAB and Winterberry Group are pursuing data-driven programmatic approaches to audience engagement in markets outside the US, per the study. Tech solutions and service providers appear to be at the forefront of this trend, with a majority actively pursuing such capabilities - compared to one-third of advertisers and publishers doing so. Key barriers include a lack of understanding of "audience development" across markets as well as concerns about the ability to generate results at the needed scale.