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: Social media retargeting is the "hottest topic" in retargeting, according to an AdRoll survey of 1,000 US marketers hailing from a range of industries and company sizes. Indeed, social networks are among the top properties where respondents would like to see retargeting over the next 3 years, with Instagram (48%) and Pinterest (46%) behind only Amazon (73%). Another hot topic in the space, per the survey, is mobile and cross-device, with 57% of B2B respondents and 51% of B2C marketers currently retargeting on mobile.
: Hispanics report $96 per day in discretionary spending ("yesterday" spending excluding major purchases and normal household bills), edging Asians ($95) for the most among major races and ethnicities, and well above the $90 adult average, according to a Gallup survey. The report ties this higher spend to Hispanics' likelihood of having children under 18 in the home: 50% report having kids living in the household, compared to one-third of adults overall.
Business leaders are generally optimistic about the direction their marketing budgets will take next year, according to a StrongView survey
[pdf]. Indeed, 54% expect their budgets to grow next year (up from 46% in last year's survey), with one-third of those forecasting budget growth of at least 10%. So which channels are slated for increases - and which will see budget cuts?
: PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
: Pay-TV, it seems, is no longer enough: roughly two-thirds of pay-TV subscribers between the ages of 18-49 also have Netflix subscriptions, according to a recent PwC survey, which notes that Netflix penetration among pay-TV subscribers isn't confined to youth. In fact, almost 6 in 10 subscribers aged 50-59 double as Netflix subscribers, triple the share from last year. Overall, 65% of pay-TV subscribers surveyed have Netflix and 32% Amazon Prime, up from 41% and 18% last year, respectively.
: Some 43% of US smartphone-owning adults report having used their device to stream music and listen to online radio during the week prior to Deloitte's survey, with this figure up from 26% in the prior year's survey. While fewer (16%) said they had streamed or watched TV or movies online using their devices, that was almost double the figure from a year earlier. Predictably, use of streaming services is highest among youth. Interestingly, though, 35-44-year-olds were the most likely to report playing games on their smartphones, with 47% claiming to have done so within the prior week.
: U.S. Census Bureau
: The first population projections released by the US Census Bureau in 14 years show an aging population distribution in the US: by 2060, slightly fewer than 1 in 5 (19.8%) of Americans will be younger than 18, down from an estimated 22.9% next year. By contrast, by the end of the forecast period, the 65+ crowd will account for 23.6% of the population, up from 14.9% next year. Indeed, the 65+ bracket will grow to outnumber under-18s some time between 2030 and 2035. Something to think about, given the complaints that advertisers aren't doing a good job catering to older Americans