US Paid Music Streaming Subscriptions Double Y-O-Y in H1

Streaming now accounts for almost half of US recorded music industry revenues.
Continue reading » | September 26, 2016

SVOD Services Have Big Impact on Millennials’ Decisions to Forego Pay-TV

9 in 10 Millennial cord-never who subscribe to a streaming service say that it's enough to meet their needs.
Continue reading » | September 26, 2016

Word-of-Mouth Key Influence in Business Software Purchase Decisions

hubspot-business-software-purchase-decision-information-sources-sept2016Word-of-mouth is a key purchase influencer for consumers, and it appears to also have a strong sway over purchase decisions for business software, according to recent research from HubSpot. Indeed, respondents to HubSpot's survey ranked word-of-mouth referrals as their top information source when making business purchases.
Continue reading » | September 23, 2016

Mobile Overtakes Desktops in Online Video Plays

ooyala-mobile-share-video-plays-q12014-q12016-sept2016Mobile devices have reached yet another threshold (after recently hitting e-commerce and digital media consumption milestones), according to the latest quarterly Global Video Index [download page] from Ooyala. The report shows that mobile accounted for a majority (51%) of video plays on Ooyala's platform during the quarter, marking the first time that mobile devices have overtaken desktops.
Continue reading » | September 23, 2016

US Adults’ Trust in Mass Media Plunges to Another Low

gallup-us-adults-trust-mass-media-2001-2016-sept2016Only about 1 in 3 American adults trust the mass media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly, according to a new Gallup survey. That's the lowest level in the history of this Gallup survey, which has been fielded annually since 1997 and stretches back to 1972. This year's figure represents a precipitous 8-point drop from last year's low point.
Continue reading » | September 22, 2016

Live Video Gets Consumers’ Thumbs Up As News Source

wibbitz-emerging-news-technology-perceptions-sept2016When it comes to emerging ways of getting the news, live video is much more of a consumer preference than chatbots, wearables and virtual reality (VR), according to a Wibbitz survey [download page] of 1,011 US adults aged 18-65. Indeed, 2 in 3 respondents cited live video as the most useful emerging technology for keeping up with the news, and a majority (52%) feel that it's the most entertaining of the new technologies.
Continue reading » | September 22, 2016

5 Charts Detailing the Influence of Mobile Apps on Digital Media Consumption

comscore-digital-media-consumption-trends-sept2016American adults are spending 53% more time with digital media than they were 3 years ago, according to comScore's 2016 US Mobile App Report. But how they access the internet has changed markedly over that time frame, per the report's findings. Below, 5 charts detailing the devices and platforms used to access the internet.
Continue reading » | September 21, 2016

Minority of North American Enterprises Understand Cross-Channel Buying Journeys

econsultancyepsilonconversant-enterprise-org-data-related-capabilities-sept2016Almost 9 in 10 brand and business executives at enterprise organizations in North America (at least $225 million in revenues) say that it's at least a medium priority to provide and maintain an integrated consumer experience across digital media and devices. But far fewer are able to understand their customers' cross-channel and cross-device behaviors, according to an Econsultancy report [download page] in association with Epsilon and Conversant.
Continue reading » | September 21, 2016

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In Japan and the UK, Mobile Overtakes Desktops in Retail E-Commerce Transactions
US Median Household Income Sees First Rise in Almost A Decade
Mobile Ads Contributing to Long Site Load Times, Affecting Engagement
Advertisers Warm to Podcasts’ Receptive Audiences
Blogs, Videos Most Commonly Produced Content Marketing Types
Social Media Users Give Snapchat Stories the Nod Over Instagram Stories
TV and Video Content Accessibility Becoming More Important
Top 10 Marketing Charts of the Month – August 2016
Global Social Advertising CPM Trends in Q2 2016
Confidence in Data-Driven Marketing’s Growth Prospects Reaches New High
Use of Facebook’s New Reactions Gradually Rising
What Motivates Consumers to Engage With Online Content?
For Enterprise Advertisers, Smartphones Grow to 2 in 3 Display Conversions
Who Reads Books in the US?
Smartphones Driving More Traffic in APAC Than in US or Europe
What Tech Challenges Do Growing Small Businesses Face?
Mobile Up to One-Third of Email-Driven Revenues
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