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Boomers and Silents Represent 70% of the Wealth and Affluent Market

February 24, 2017

Today's marketers very much hold a focus on Millennials - and even Gen Z. But when it comes to wealth in the US, younger generations distantly trail their older counterparts, despite some gains. In fact, new data from Phoenix Marketing International (PMI) indicates that roughly 70% of the wealth and affluent market (those with investable assets of at least $100k) is made up of Americans born before 1965. Read more »

Top 10 Marketing Charts of the Month – January 2017

February 10, 2017

This month's quick-hit set of top charts includes the following topics: traditional TV viewing trends; advertising to Gen Z; social media's purchase influence; e-commerce and m-commerce popularity; adoption of voice-enabled digital assistants; business trust and buzz; top influence marketing goals; most effective content types; and B2B customer marketing activities. Read more »

Smartphone, Tablet and PC Penetration, by Demographic

February 1, 2017

More American adults have access to a smartphone than to a PC, as access to these devices moves in opposite directions, according to a recent Nielsen report [download page]. The study indicates that in Q3 2016, 87% of US adults had access to a smartphone (up from 80% during the year-earlier period), while 80% had access to a PC (down from 84%). Read more »

Social Media Represents One-Quarter of Adult Women’s Total Media Time

January 25, 2017

Among American adults, women allocate a greater share of their media time to social than any other demographic group, according to a report [download page] from Nielsen. In fact, the more than 6-and-a-half hours per week they spent with social in Q3 2016 equated to fully one-quarter of their total weekly media time, per Nielsen's figures. Read more »

Top 20 B2C Marketing Charts of 2016

January 23, 2017

From digital ad benchmarks to traditional media outlooks and the customer experience, our collection of 2016's top B2C marketing charts (we're breaking out B2B into its own deck this year - stay tuned) showcases some macro trends running through the industry while also paying heed to some of the more effective tactics being used by marketing professionals. Read more »

For Youth, “Watching TV” Evokes Netflix More Than It Does Cable & Network Brands

January 23, 2017

The definition of TV is blurring, and there are important distinctions to make when considering how youth engage with video. For example, while traditional TV viewing is down by 40% over the past 5 years among 18-24-year-olds, that doesn't mean that this demographic is watching less TV. New survey results [download page] from Hub Entertainment Research indicate that America's youth associate Netflix with watching TV more than they do traditional cable and network brands. Read more »

Majority of US Adults Live in Cell-Only Households

January 20, 2017

A slight majority (52%) of US adults now live in households with cellphones but lacking landlines, reports GfK, with this being twice the proportion from 2010 (26%). Not surprisingly, it's Millennials leading the way in this transition, with 71% living in cell-only households. Read more »

The 10 Fastest-Growing Grocery Categories in 2016

January 13, 2017

Americans looking to get their caffeine fix drove sizable increases in the dollar sales of ready-to-drink tea and coffee, with these emerging as the #1 and #3 growth categories in the grocery department in 2016, according to recent data from Nielsen. In fact, liquid tea sported not only the highest dollar growth (of 19.5%) but also the highest unit volume growth (of 14.4%). Read more »

Half of Connected Teens Globally Say They’re Using Voice-Enabled Digital Assistants

January 12, 2017

One of the newer technologies getting buzz these days is the voice-enabled digital assistant - and new data from Accenture [pdf] suggests that it's not all hype. In fact, the use of embedded voice-enabled digital assistants in smartphones and PC/laptops has reached the mainstream among 14-17-year-olds, per Accenture's survey of almost 26,000 consumers across 26 countries. Read more »

The State of Traditional TV: Updated With Q3 2016 Data

January 11, 2017

[By MC Editor, JC Lupis] The latest quarterly TV viewing figures from Nielsen are in,¬†giving us now almost 6 years' worth of data on Americans' traditional TV viewing habits to examine. While we know at this point that youth as a whole are watching less traditional TV, what does this latest study [download page], covering Q3 2016, have to offer by way of trends? Let's take a look. Read more »