Instagram Use Remains Heavily Concentrated Among Youth

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About three-quarters of active Instagram users aged 16-64 are in the 16-34 bracket.
Continue reading » | September 30, 2014

How Consumers Form Their Impressions of Companies

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Quality is the most important driver of consumers' impressions of a company - but price and customer service also play a role.
Continue reading » | September 30, 2014

Digital Circulars Said Top Ad Channel Influencing Parents’ In-Store CPG Decisions

GODigital-Ads-and-Parents-In-Store-CPG-Decisions-Sept2014Source: G/O Digital [download page]
    Notes: Digital circulars have more of an influence on parents' in-store food and beverage product decisions than a variety of other advertising types including newspaper ads, PPC, direct mail, and TV, finds G/O Digital in its latest study. Separately, the survey reveals that that parents want the ability to clip and add deals (like coupons) digitally to their loyalty cards, and that a majority of mothers (79%) and fathers (60%) are more likely to purchase a food or beverage item at their local supermarket when a digital circular provides deals/offers that are locally relevant and personalized.
    Continue reading » | September 30, 2014

    Why Do Consumers Open Emails From Brands?

    Email-Debrief-Entry-ChartEmail is a powerful form of brand communication and a key purchase influencer. But despite its effectiveness as a digital marketing tactic, many marketers struggle with low subscriber engagement rates, and only half of an average email list is active. So how can email marketers take the first step to conquering the inbox by driving more opens? A new MarketingCharts Debrief, "Why Consumers Open Brand Emails," provides insights.
    Continue reading » | September 29, 2014

    Netflix Streaming Hours Up, But Users Report No Impact on Regular TV

    TDG-Global-Netflix-Hours-Per-Month-Per-Subscriber-Sept2014US Netflix subscribers' total streaming hours have almost tripled from 1.8 billion in Q4 2011 to 5.1 billion in Q2 2014, reports The Diffusion Group (TDG), and per-subscriber streaming internationally has increased from 28.3 to an estimated 46.6 hours per month. But while the typical Netflix user might be streaming for one-and-a-half hours per day, American users surveyed by GfK say their consumption of regular TV is unaffected.
    Continue reading » | September 29, 2014

    How Consumers Respond to Irrelevant Brand Communications

    Gigya-Consumer-Response-Irrelevant-Brand-Communications-Sept2014Source: Gigya
      Notes: Two-thirds of survey respondents (aged 18-55) said they have at some point unsubscribed from a company's email list after it sent them irrelevant information or products, the leading response among those identified. A significant proportion of consumers also claim to have ignored future communications from a company (43%) or stopped visiting a company's website or mobile app (32%) on the basis of having received irrelevant communication.
      Continue reading » | September 29, 2014

      Music Industry Revenues Dip in H1; Streaming Music Services Rival Physical Sales

      RIAA-Music-Indus-Revenue-Breakdown-in-H1-Sept2014Source: Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) [pdf]
        Notes: Music streaming service revenues grew by 28% year-over-year and comprised 27% of total industry revenues during the first half of 2014, up from 20% share in H1 2013. As such, streaming revenues are now almost on par with total sales in physical formats (primarily CDs and vinyl), which represented 28% share of total revenues and were down 14% year-over-year. Despite the strong growth in streaming revenue, industry sales dipped (2.5% at wholesale value; 4.9% at retail value).
        Continue reading » | September 29, 2014

        Top Retargeting Channels and Challenges For Enterprise Marketers

        MarinSoftware-Top-Retargeting-Challenges-Sept2014Display and search are the most popular retargeting channels, with their popularity linked to Google's AdWords offering through GDN and RLSA, according to [download page] results from a Marin Software survey of 233 enterprise marketers. Among the 88% of respondents using retargeting, roughly 8 in 10 are retargeting on display (81%) and search (77%), and about 9 in 10 retarget on Google. Social also emerges as a popular channel, with Marin benchmark data suggesting that those retargeting on Facebook and display enjoy better performance than those using only one of those channels.
        Continue reading » | September 26, 2014

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