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Some 91% of US adult smartphone owners have heard of a mobile payment service such as PayPal (85%), Google Wallet (51%) and Apple Pay (45%), and of those almost 6 in 10 currently use at least one, according to recent survey results
from YouGov. While estimates of mobile payment services adoption vary quite markedly from one survey to the next
, the YouGov research offers some insights as to how these services are being used.
Out-of-home (OOH) media outpace other traditional media in reaching smartphone users in the hour before they engage in specific mobile activities such as mobile shopping, mobile search, and mobile social networking, says the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) in a recently-released study
conducted by RealityMine.
: Premium digital video ad views continue to migrate to devices outside of desktops and laptops, per FreeWheel's latest quarterly report, with strong growth in particular coming from smartphones, which accounted for 17% of overall views, more than double a year earlier. OTT Devices also demonstrated rapid growth year-over-year, though their 8% share was consistent with the previous quarter
: Consumers are spending more on necessities such as groceries (55% spending more), utilities (45%) and healthcare (43%), with these being the three categories in which the largest percentage of survey respondents have increased their spending compared to a year ago, according to Gallup. Meanwhile, the bottom categories in terms of increased spending are retirement investments (17%), consumer electronics (18%) and travel (19%), suggesting, per Gallup, that "Americans continue to spend more on things they need, but not on things they want."
Most brands and agencies say that content marketing plays a significant role in their overall marketing strategy, with native advertising playing somewhat of a less significant role for the time being, according to survey results
[download page] from PulsePoint and Digiday. For publishers, native and content marketing are on a more even playing field in terms of significance. With both set to grow, the study looks at potential barriers to further adoption.
Coca-Cola is the "most-chosen" FMCG brand in the world for the third consecutive year, chosen roughly 5.7 billion times in the 52-year period between October 2013 and October 2014, according to the latest annual rankings
[pdf] from Kantar Worldpanel. In fact, 43.4% of households purchased the brand an average of 13.4 times last year; while #2 Colgate had higher penetration among households (64.6%), it was purchased less frequently (6.4 times on average).