Notes: Digital TV viewing is projected to exceed half of the internet-using population this year for the first time, forecasts eMarketer. Some 164.5 million Americans are expected to watch TV shows online via any device at least once a month, representing 50.8% of the population. That figure is forecast to climb to 183.6 million in 2020, or 54.9% of the population.
Notes: Total magazine media audiences - measured across online and offline channels - grew by 7.1% year-over-year in 2015 to reach almost 1.7 billion, reports the MPA. Magazine brands' mobile web audiences showed the fastest growth, of 53.1%, followed by video audiences, which grew by 13.8%. Print, including digital editions, maintained the largest average audience (of close to 1 billion), but was down slightly, by 3.6%.
This month's quick-hit set of top charts includes the following topics: 2016 budget shifts by channel; email marketers' top initiatives; why consumers share content online; top app download motivations; brands' most important core values; trends in customer engagement; leading content creation challenges; most common B2B marketing video types; data-driven advertising performance; and size of the media universe across devices.
Almost half of B2B buyers believe their relationships with vendors are getting either stronger (15%) or slightly stronger (33%) over time, reports LinkedIn in a recent study [download page]. Based on a survey of more than 6,000 buyers, marketers, and salespeople from mid-size or enterprise companies across 7 countries, the study reveals that trust (52%) was the top-cited reason for strengthening relationships, with personal relationships (45%) and responsiveness (45%) next.
Notes: American adults are most open to survey invitations via email and least open to door-to-door solicitations, per results from a recent Accelerant Research survey. While fewer than half of respondents believe that survey invitations printed on retail checkout receipts (47%) and delivered via US mail (44%) are completely acceptable, those are the only methods other than email that respondents were more likely to find completely acceptable than completely unacceptable.
Notes: Some 79.3% of US mobile subscribers aged 13 and older owned a smartphone during the 3-month period ending in December 2015 (Q4), reports comScore. That represents a slight uptick on a quarter-over-quarter basis (from 77.4% in Q3), after growth had slowed through the first 9 months of the year.