Notes: The primary benefits that firms receive from employee advocacy are increased visibility (79%) and brand recognition (65%), per results from a Hinge Research Institute and Social Media Today survey of 588 professionals (primarily B2B) who use social media for business purposes. But there are benefits for advocates, too, as more than two-thirds said that involvement on social media for professional purposes has helped their careers. The top-stated benefits advocates receive are an expanded professional network (87%) and keeping up with industry trends (76%), per respondents.
Notes: Among online US adults, Baby Boomers (46-65) spend almost twice as much time on a daily basis with TV, radio and print as do Millennials (16-3) per newly-released data from a TNS study. In fact, while Baby Boomers report spending more than double the time with TV (3.4 hours per day) as with TV and video online (1.3 hours), Millennial estimate spending more time with digital than offline TV (2.7 vs. 1.9 hours per day).
More than 1 in 8 digital video ad views for premium content in Q3 came via OTT devices (e.g. Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast), with this representing the fastest increase of the various devices tracked per FreeWheel's latest quarterly report [download page]. Overall, almost half (48%) of ad views came outside of desktop and laptop environments, per the study, up from about one-quarter during the year-earlier period.
Notes: Google Android's "Friends Furever" campaign has been by far the most shared brand ad of 2015, reports Unruly, and has in fact taken over the mantle as most shared ad of all time. The ad is one of 4 animal-themed ones to make the top 20 this year. Another creative theme that crops up multiple times in the list of top 20 is support for good causes; 8 of the 20 most shared ads this year support good causes.
Almost 9 in 10 B2B marketers agree that a deep understanding of their buying audience is critical to creating content that engages buyers, according to results from an Akoonu survey of 100 senior B2B marketers from companies with at least $100 million in annual revenues. To better understand audiences' needs, many respondents are using buyer's journey maps, per the study.
Advertisers are primarily measuring the outcome of their TV ad campaigns on the bases of increased brand awareness (49%) and increased sales (44%), finds a recent report [download page] from Forbes Insights and Simulmedia, and these are also the outcomes that have increased in importance for the largest share of advertisers over the past 3-5 years. So how are advertisers tying TV advertising to increased sales and other business outcomes?