Lack of Integrated MarTech Platforms Hurting Omnichannel Activities

A slight majority of digital marketers and e-commerce professionals are using separate, non-connected technologies managing data for different channels.
Continue reading » | September 28, 2016

Retailers See Poor Marketing Efforts As Big Barrier to Customer Loyalty

Somewhat surprisingly, poor customer service isn't seen as a top hindrance to loyalty.
Continue reading » | September 28, 2016

Smartphone Share of E-Commerce Visits Grows, but Conversion Rates Still Lag Other Devices

monetate-e-commerce-conversion-rate-by-device-q2-sept2016Smartphones and tablets grew to account for almost half (49%) of global e-commerce site visits in Q2 2016, per a quarterly Monetate analysis [download page] of its clients. In the US, mobile devices reached roughly 48% share of site visits, while in the UK - where mobile recently surpassed 50% of retail e-commerce transactions - these devices grew to almost two-thirds of e-commerce site visits.
Continue reading » | September 27, 2016

What Are Consumers’ Live Video Viewing Motivations and Frustrations?

yahoo-barriers-live-online-video-viewing-sept2016Legacy TV doesn't only need to contend with the rapid ascent of subscription video-on-demand services, it also needs to face a new challenger: live video online. Already, live video is getting a position reception from consumers and an enthusiastic outlook from advertisers. Now, new research [download page] from Yahoo delves into what it calls the "live video opportunity."
Continue reading » | September 27, 2016

These Are Our Most Popular Smartphone Activities

forrester-weekly-smartphone-activities-sept2016Almost 8 in 10 Americans who own cell phones own a smartphone, per recent data from comScore, and smartphones' rapid growth in recent years has led to the devices now accounting for half of all time spent online. So what are the most popular activities on smartphones? A recent report from Forrester Research offers some insights.
Continue reading » | September 26, 2016

Inbound Marketing Priorities Center on SEO, Content

hubspot-top-inbound-marketing-priorities-sept2016Companies' top inbound marketing priority this year is growing their SEO/organic presence (66%), according to the results of a global HubSpot survey of more than 4,500 respondents from a variety of business types and industries. Blog content creation (60%) and content distribution/amplification (50%) follow, reflecting the importance of content marketing to inbound projects.
Continue reading » | September 26, 2016

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

tdg-svod-relevance-millennial-cord-nevers-sept2016Research has shown several times that subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services tend to act as a complement to - rather than a replacement for - pay-TV. However, with a sizable share of Millennials identifying as cord-nevers (having never subscribed to pay-TV), new research from The Diffusion Group (TDG) finds that SVOD services are indeed having an impact.
Continue reading » | September 26, 2016

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

riaa-us-paid-music-streaming-subscriptions-h1-2013-h1-2016-sept2016The number of paid subscriptions to on-demand music services has grown to 18.3 million in the first half of this year, more than twice the amount from H1 2015, according to [pdf] the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). First-half revenues from paid subscriptions also soared, more than doubling to surpass $1 billion for the first time.
Continue reading » | September 26, 2016

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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
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