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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 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 »

Half of Millennials in the US Would Consider Banking With Amazon or Google

January 20, 2017

The companies sometimes known as GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon) hold strong appeal with American Millennials (22-34) as potential banking destinations, according to an Accenture survey [pdf] of 32,715 adults across 18 markets. In fact, half of Gen Y respondents in the US would consider banking with one of these companies. 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 »

Half of Newspaper Readers Stick Exclusively to Print

January 3, 2017

Newspapers' cross-platform audience - print, website and mobile app - numbers more than 169 million adults in the US, or 69% of the US adult population in a typical month, according to recently-released figures from Nielsen Scarborough. And while print newspaper ad spending has been plummeting, the same can't be said for the print audience. Read more »

3 Stats About Traditional Media Audiences to Keep in Mind This Coming Year

December 29, 2016

Digital media tends to get the buzz these days as newer emerging platforms excite marketers and provide new possibilities for reaching audiences. But traditional media channels retain wide reach, and traditional media advertising continues to have a strong influence on consumers' purchase decisions. In this article, we highlight 3 key stats about traditional media audiences from our latest Media Audience Demographics study. Read more »

Newspaper and TV News Trusted More Than Online Sources

December 29, 2016

Fresh off the heels of research suggesting that adults trust traditional media ads more than digital ones, a study from YouGov [pdf] indicates that Americans are more likely to trust news that they read about in the newspaper or see on TV than they are to trust what they read online. Read more »

Which Media Draw the Youngest, Highest-Income and Most Diverse Audiences?

December 19, 2016

Marketers today are tasked with navigating an increasingly fragmented media landscape often cluttered with hype about the death of one medium and inexorable rise of another. MarketingCharts' newest report - our 3rd annual 2016 edition of "US Media Audience Demographics" - provides marketers with crucial, high-quality data identifying the media channels that most appeal to various demographics groups. Read more »

The Differing Socioeconomic Characteristics of America’s Rural and Urban Populations

December 13, 2016

censusbureau-us-rural-v-urban-population-characteristics-dec2016America's rural population tends to lag its urban counterpart in digital aspects such as internet adoption, broadband penetration and social networking use. But how do these community types measure up in terms of their socioeconomic characteristics? The Census Bureau offers new insights, based on a review of 5 years' worth of data from the American Community Survey (ACS). Read more »

US Adults Generally Believe They Can Determine Information’s Trustworthiness

December 12, 2016

pew-us-attitudes-information-volume-dec2016In an era of seemingly endless information, American adults are much more apt to say they like having so much information (77%) than to say that they feel overloaded (20%) by it. That's according to a new study [pdf] from the Pew Research Center, which also finds most adults generally confident in their ability to judge the trustworthiness of the information they come across. Read more »