Video Content Marketers Enthusiastic About Channel’s Effectiveness

Roughly 7 in 10 video marketers believe that video converts better than other content types - and half feel that the ROI of video is improving. Still, there's room for improvement in the use of video metrics and viewing data.
Continue reading » | September 2, 2014

Media Buyers Say Clients’ Primary Focus Remains Spot TV

Agency media buyers' spot TV focus reaches the highest level in the past 22 quarters of STRATA's survey.
Continue reading » | September 2, 2014

Mobile Ad CTRs Higher In-App Than on the Web

Medialets-Mobile-Ad-CTR-Benchmarks-in-H1-Sept2014Source: Medialets [download page]
    Notes: Mobile ads served in applications had a significantly higher click-through rate (CTR) than those served on the mobile web (0.56% and 0.23%, respectively) during the first half of this year, a finding that aligns with a similar conclusion derived from an Opera study last year. The latest analysis - based on more than 300 billion data points on Medialets' mobile and tablet ad serving platform - also indicates that ad CTRs were higher on tablets (0.59%) than on handsets (0.41%).
    Continue reading » | September 2, 2014

    Top 10 Marketing Charts of the Month – August 2014

    MarketingCharts-Top-10-Charts-of-August-2014-entryThis month's quick-hit set of top charts includes the following topics: marketers' changing media mix; online channel goals and digital metrics; top concerns among CMOs; content marketing's effectiveness; the most-desired brand video types; social's growing impact on TV; and consumer spending patterns by category and generation.
    Continue reading » | August 29, 2014

    College Students’ Purchase Influencers and Favorite “Splurge” Categories

    Fluent-Undergrad-Back-to-School-Purchase-Influencers-Aug2014Undergraduate students are less likely to rely on brand advertising than word-of-mouth when it comes to their purchase decisions, finds a new survey from Fluent. The study, fielded among more than 1,400 undergraduate students, also finds that online coupons have a significant effect on back-to-school shopping decisions. And for all the popularity of visual-sharing social media, these channels don't have much of a stated influence.
    Continue reading » | August 29, 2014

    Top Devices Used to Stream Video

    TNS-Top-Devices-Used-to-Stream-Video-Aug2014Source: TNS ReQuest
      Notes: While the laptop computer is the most common device used by US streaming households, streamers are also using game consoles (21%), Blu-ray or DVD players (12%), Roku boxes (11%) and smart TVs (10%) to stream video, suggesting that TVs remain a popular form factor for video, no matter the content source. While more streaming households use smartphones (34%) than tablets (29%) as a streaming device, it's likely that tablets are the choice for long-form content.
      Continue reading » | August 29, 2014

      Top Sources of OTC Information, by Generation

      AccentHealth-Top-Sources-OTC-Info-by-Generation-Aug2014Source: AccentHealth [pdf]
        Notes: Family and friends are a much larger source of OTC information for Millennials (18-34) than for Gen Xers (35-49) and Baby Boomers (50+), per the study, with word-of-mouth rivaling healthcare practitioners as a resource for the younger generation. By contrast, Baby Boomers - who are the most apt to use OTC drugs - are more likely to rely on product advertising, a result which aligns with prior research on purchase influencers by generation. Overall, healthcare practitioners are the most trusted source of OTC information for each generation.
        Continue reading » | August 29, 2014

        What’s the General Sentiment of the Most-Shared Articles on Social Networks?

        FractlBuzzSumo-Emotional-Sentiment-Most-Shared-Articles-SocNets-Aug2014A recent study from ShareThis found significant differences in the types of content categories most likely to be shared on various social networks. Now, a new study [download page] from Fractl - in collaboration with BuzzSumo - analyzes the million most-shared articles from the first half of 2014 to identify the emotional sentiment of the top articles being shared on major social networks, with some intriguing discrepancies.
        Continue reading » | August 28, 2014

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