The average number of applications used by adult Android or iOS smartphone users has remained relatively steady over the years, barely budging from 26.5 per month in Q4 2012 to 27.1 per month in Q4 2015. But while smartphone users aren't accessing more apps, they are spending more time with them, per recent Nielsen data.
Print ads continue to have reach and influence, per new studies released by Fluent [download page] and the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) [pdf]. While concerned with different categories (retail and local politics), the two studies demonstrate that advertising in print media continues to have an impact with consumers.
An analysis of more than 85 million SMS and MMS messages sent by retailers during a 5-month period from November 2015 through March 2016 has found that the average unique click rate was 10.5%, ranging from a low of 9.4% in December to a high of 12.1% in February. The data, which comes from Experian Marketing Services [download page], also shows that Fridays had the highest click rate on these messages, despite having the highest volume.
Recently, an IAB study [pdf] released in conjunction with the NewFronts was greeted with much press proclaiming that viewers now prefer digital video to primetime TV. (The actual results weren't quite as clear, but did show that users of TV and original digital video tended to associate the latter more with terms such as "innovative," "exciting," "edgy," and "worth my time.") Now two new studies issued by independent firms take up the TV versus digital video debate in much starker terms.
B2B media buyers and planners are gaining comfort with programmatic options, per a recently-released survey [download page] from Kantar Media SRDS and Connectiv. Conducted among 150 B2B media buyers and planners with access to the SRDS Business Media Advertising Source, the survey indicates that almost 2 in 3 buy digital display advertising programmatically for B2B campaigns at least sometimes, with roughly one-third doing so often.