The global market research industry grew by 2.2% to in 2015 after adjusting for inflation, according to ESOMAR's latest annual Global Market Research report. That 2.2% growth rate was the highest since 2010, and comes after net growth was essentially at a standstill the previous year.
Almost 7 in 10 American adults plan to celebrate Halloween this year, according to a recent report from the NRF. Total Halloween-related spending is expected to reach $8.4 billion, the highest amount in the NRF survey's history, and representing a more than 20% increase from last year's expected total of $6.9 billion.
A majority (55%) of client-side marketers (predominantly from the UK and Europe) believe that conversion rate optimization (CRO) is crucial to their overall digital marketing strategy, and a similar percentage (53%) plan to increase their CRO budgets in the coming year, according to Econsultancy's 8th annual Conversion Rate Optimization Report [download page], produced in association with RedEye.
About 1 in 4 mobile device owners around the world say they'd be highly likely to use a mobile-only bank, according to a Nielsen study [download page]. For the 45% who are somewhat likely to do so, some incentives would be more convincing than others, per the report.
Women are more likely than men to always buy a brand regardless of price, quality, convenience or brand promise, according to a study from CrowdTwist [download page]. Based on a survey of more than 1,000 US adults, the study shows that women belong to more loyalty programs and consider themselves loyal to more brands.