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Mobile advertising is either a significant aspect or a top priority in the overall marketing plan for a majority of consumer-facing brand marketers and agencies. That's according to a recent report
[download page] from xAd, which found more than 8 in 10 respondents from each group saying that mobile ads play at least some role in their marketing plans.
Affluent Millennials are open to non-financial brands, finds a report from LinkedIn
[download page] conducted by Ipsos that looks specifically at affluents in the US. At the same time, once they become customers with a financial institution, they're considerably more likely than their Gen X counterparts to claim loyalty to it.
: Facebook's mobile ad revenues grew by 74% year-over-year in Q2 to represent an impressive 76% share of the social network's total ad revenues. To put that figure in perspective, just 2 years ago (in Q2 2013), mobile captured less than one-quarter (23%) of Facebook's ad revenues.
: Self-reported alcoholic consumption is far higher among Americans from high-income households ($75k+) than lower-income households (<$30k), with 78% of the former and 45% of the latter occasionally drinking, per a Gallup survey. Similar discrepancies were also found by education level, and among drinkers, those with higher annual household incomes and education levels reported being more frequent drinkers. Interestingly, middle- and lower-income drinkers favor beer over wine and liquor, though wine edges beer as the most common alcoholic beverage among higher-income Americans.
: Mobile TV - defined as watching TV services while away from home on a smartphone, tablet or laptop - is growing in frequency, says Arris in its latest global Consumer Entertainment Index report. While youth are the most likely to watch on-the-go, the biggest year-over-year increase came among older consumers. For example, 30% of those aged 65 and older reported watching at least sometimes, up from 19% the previous year. Among those not watching, the screen being too small (26%) was the leading reason, though youth were most likely to complain about mobile data costs being too expensive.
Just 15% of senior marketers in North America consider their demand generation strategies to be highly (2%) or very (13%) effective, being instead more likely to perceive them as moderately effective (29%) or someplace in the middle (32%), according to a report
[download page] from The CMO Council and Netline. One of the key problems appears to be a conflict between content strategies that lack targeting and the definition of a high-quality lead that requires more intentional engagement on the prospect's part.