Mobile Now Forecast to Capture the Majority of US Digital Ad Spending This Year

Mobile will grow to 70% share of digital ad spending by 2019, eMarketer predicts.
Continue reading » | September 2, 2015

Trusting Relationships A Bigger Priority For Customers Than Brand Names, CMOs Say

Superior product quality and excellent service matter most to customers, CMOs believe.
Continue reading » | September 2, 2015

CMOs Bullish on Mobile Marketing Spending, Not So Hot on Current Performance

CMOSurvey-Mobile-Share-Marketing-Budgets-Sept2015 CMOs are ready to boost their mobile marketing budgets, and there are signs they have already been doing so, according to results from the latest edition of the biannual CMO Survey [pdf] from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. CMOs responding to the study predicted that mobile would occupy 15.6% share of their marketing budgets in 3 years' time, up from the 6% currently allocated.
Continue reading » | September 1, 2015

Budgets Limited For Multicultural Marketing Initiatives

CMOCouncilGeoscape-Budget-Allocations-Multicultural-Marketing-Sept2015Multicultural consumers represented 92% of US population growth between 2000 and 2014, per a recent report, and research suggests that Hispanic and Asian households will outspend non-Hispanic Whites over the remainder of their lifetimes. Yet many marketers lack a multicultural marketing initiative or significant spending on one, according to a new study [download page] from The CMO Council and Geoscape.
Continue reading » | September 1, 2015

Top 100 B2B Advertisers’ Spending Trends, by Medium

KantarAdAge-B2B-Top-100-Advertisers-Spending-Trends-in-2014-Aug2015Source: Kantar Media / Ad Age
    Notes: The top 100 B2B advertisers increased their ad spending by 0.9% in 2014, while B2B advertisers as a whole kept their spending flat for the year, reports Ad Age, based on Kantar Media data. With an estimated $4.8 billion spent on B2B ads last year, the top 100 advertisers accounted for almost half of the total $10.2 billion spent by B2B advertisers. (These figures include only display ad spend for online advertising.) TV's share of measured ad spend among the top 100 advertisers increased from roughly 57% share in 2013 to 61% share last year.
    Continue reading » | August 31, 2015

    CMOs Continue to Report Low Usage of Marketing Analytics

    CMOSurvey-Use-Contribution-Marketing-Analytics-Aug2015Source: The CMO Survey [pdf] (Duke University's Fuqua School of Business)
      Notes: Just 31% of projects use available or requested marketing analytics, well within the 29-37% range seen over the past 3-and-a-half years, according to US CMOs responding to the latest edition of The CMO Survey. B2C product companies appear to be leading the pack in usage of marketing analytics, however, at twice the rate of their B2B product counterparts (45.6% vs. 22.8%). B2B product companies also give the highest rating to marketing analytics' contributions to their firms' performance.
      Continue reading » | August 31, 2015

      Friday Research Wrap, 8/28/2015

      Experian-Email-Volume-Growth-Trends-Q2-2012-Q2-2015-Aug2015Brands aren't easing up on their email activity, with average volume across industries increasing by 16.1% year-over-year in Q2, per Experian Marketing Services' latest quarterly benchmark report [download page]. That marks the 11th quarter of increases and the 10th consecutive quarter of double-digit volume increases. In this latest quarter, consumer products and services (+20.7%) and multi-channel retailers (19%) led in year-over-year volume growth, followed by business products and services (15.6%).
      Continue reading » | August 28, 2015

      Which Industries Lead in Consumer Perception?

      Gallup-Consumer-Ratings-Industries-Sectors-Aug2015Source: Gallup
        Notes: The computer industry enjoys the best reputation with consumers, per Gallup, with 69% having a positive view of it versus just 10% with a negative view. The resultant net rating (% positive minutes % negative) of +59 points is almost double-digits ahead of restaurants (+50), the next-highest rated. Some other industries with strong net positive perception include travel (+37), retail (+34), automotive (+27) and publishing (+20), while TV and radio (+12) and advertising and public relations (+7) sit further down the list but still in the green.
        Continue reading » | August 28, 2015

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