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Demographics & Audiences

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 »

Super Bowl 2017 Data [Updated]

February 17, 2017

It was a thrilling Super Bowl comeback. But how about the ads? Which brands fared best in the post-game analyses that continue to roll in? Here's a look at some of the winners and losers, mostly from research examining the digital reverberation or impact of the commercials (it'll take time to see what type of broader impact the commercials had for advertising brands). Read more »

Which Industries Are Offering Consumers the Simplest Experiences?

February 14, 2017

Almost two-thirds (64%) of consumers around the world are willing to pay more for simpler experiences, a figure which has remained quite steady over the past few years, according to Siegel+Gale's latest annual "Global Brand Simplicity Index" report [pdf]. The simplicity premium is greatest in India (92%) and China (85%), while being lower in the US (46%). Read more »

Apple’s The Top Platform For US Digital Music Consumers, But…

February 13, 2017

Apple is the top platform for US adults who pay for music content online, ahead of others such as Pandora and Spotify, according to a study from PayPal [pdf]. Among the US music consumers surveyed, 37% cited either Apple iTunes (30%, the single leading platform) or Apple Music (7%) as their preferred platform, while Pandora picked up 20% of the respondents. 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 »

Global Sponsorship Spending Set For 4.5% Rise This Year

February 8, 2017

Sponsorship spending worldwide is expected to grow by 4.5% this year to $62.8 billion, according to the 32nd annual industry review and forecast from IEG. That 4.5% growth rate is relatively steady from last year (4.6%) and up from the two prior years (4.1%), as spending on sponsorships is projected to increase at a greater rate than spending on advertising (4.4%) and marketing/promotions (3%). Read more »

How Are Mobile Owners Making Purchases Using Their Devices?

February 6, 2017

Some 78% of mobile media users surveyed last year across 9 countries reported having made a purchase using their mobile phone during the prior 6 months, according a Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) study [download page]. Physical products and digital content were the most commonly purchased items, per the study, which also found 35% (30% in the US) having paid for items directly from their phone bill. 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 »

Product Comparison Difficulties the Top Frustration With Retail Stores

January 27, 2017

Despite indications that consumers (including digital natives!) prefer shopping in-store to online, 4 in 10 consumers worldwide (31% in the US) consider shopping in stores to be just a chore that has to be done, according to a recent CapGemini survey [pdf] of 6,000 consumers across 9 countries. 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 »