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Top 10 Marketing Charts of the Month – August 2014

August 29, 2014

MarketingCharts-Top-10-Charts-of-August-2014-entryThis month's quick-hit set of top charts includes the following topics: marketers' changing media mix; online channel goals and digital metrics; top concerns among CMOs; content marketing's effectiveness; the most-desired brand video types; social's growing impact on TV; and consumer spending patterns by category and generation. Read more »

Top Devices Used to Stream Video

August 29, 2014

TNS-Top-Devices-Used-to-Stream-Video-Aug2014Source: TNS ReQuest

    Notes: While the laptop computer is the most common device used by US streaming households, streamers are also using game consoles (21%), Blu-ray or DVD players (12%), Roku boxes (11%) and smart TVs (10%) to stream video, suggesting that TVs remain a popular form factor for video, no matter the content source. While more streaming households use smartphones (34%) than tablets (29%) as a streaming device, it's likely that tablets are the choice for long-form content. Read more »

    What’s the General Sentiment of the Most-Shared Articles on Social Networks?

    August 28, 2014

    FractlBuzzSumo-Emotional-Sentiment-Most-Shared-Articles-SocNets-Aug2014A recent study from ShareThis found significant differences in the types of content categories most likely to be shared on various social networks. Now, a new study [download page] from Fractl - in collaboration with BuzzSumo - analyzes the million most-shared articles from the first half of 2014 to identify the emotional sentiment of the top articles being shared on major social networks, with some intriguing discrepancies. Read more »

    Social Ads Continue to Efficiently Reach New Audiences

    August 28, 2014

    NeustarAK-Media-Spend-Efficiency-Comparison-in-Q2-Aug2014Social ads continue to outperform portals, networks, and exchanges in cost-effectively reaching new and exclusive audiences, although the data may be skewed by social users who use private browsing, details Neustar Aggregate Knowledge in its latest quarterly "Media Intelligence Report" [download page] covering Q2 activity. The study reveals that social ads performed 167% better than the 4-channel average in reaching new and exclusive users at a low cost. Read more »

    North American Digital Marketers Rank Key Goals and Challenges

    August 27, 2014

    Forrester-NA-Digital-Marketers-Top-Goals-Aug2014North American digital marketing decision-makers are more focused on winning new customers than they are on retaining existing ones, according to [download page] a study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud. Interestingly, few identified the orchestration of personalized customer experiences across multiple digital touch points to be a top-3 goal. Read more »

    Top Mobile Apps by Share of Time Spent

    August 27, 2014

    comScore-Top-Mobile-Apps-by-Consumption-Age-Group-Aug2014Source: comScore [download page]

      Notes: Facebook is the top mobile application for each age group, ranging from a low of 14.8% of time spent with mobile apps among 18-24-year-olds to a high of 18.5% share among 25-34-year-olds. The analysis of mobile app consumption in June also finds that Pandora Radio is a top-3 app among each age group, while YouTube is among each bracket's top 5. Twitter only ranks among the top 10 for the 18-24 group, and trails Snapchat among that demographic. Read more »

      B2B Marketers Weigh In On Their Data-Driven Performance

      August 27, 2014

      Bizo-B2B-Marketers-Satisfaction-Data-Driven-Tactics-Aug2014Slightly more than two-thirds of B2B marketers are using data to analyze customers, finds Bizo in a recent report [download page], and a slim majority also use data to identify prospects, segment, and measure marketing performance. While few are very confident in their use of data-driven marketing, a plurality feel that they're on the path. Even so, they remain generally dissatisfied with their data-driven marketing in several areas. Read more »

      Digital Marketing Evolution: How Enterprise Leaders Differ From Followers

      August 26, 2014

      EpsilonEconsultancy-Digital-Evolution-Leaders-Followers-Aug2014Almost all - 96% of - executives from Global 1,000 companies say that their markets and business models are being pressured by the shift to digital, but some are more prepared than others, according to a new report [download page] from Econsultancy and Epsilon. The study outlines a variety of differences between those companies that identify their response as "changing our sector" (Leaders: 19% of respondents) and those that are "under pressure / vulnerable" (Followers: 36% of respondents). Read more »

      6 in 10 Netflix Subscribers Have Watched Its Original Programming

      August 26, 2014

      Centris-SVOD-Subscribers-Original-Programming-Aug2014Source: Centris Marketing Science Notes: Netflix's acclaimed forays into original programming are reaching subscribers, with 6 in 10 Netflix subscribers claiming to have ever watched original programming from the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service. While this figure is higher among Millennial subscribers (18-34; 68%), a majority of subscribers aged 55 and older have also watched original programming. Meanwhile, fewer Hulu Plus (46%) and Amazon Prime (27%) subscribers have watched original programming on those services. Read more »

      Smartphone Users’ App Time Highly Concentrated

      August 25, 2014

      comScore-Smartphone-App-Consumption-by-Usage-Rank-Aug2014Mobile applications crossed a threshold in May, accounting for the majority of digital media time spent in the US, per recent comScore data. A new report [download page] from comScore indicates that mobile's share of digital consumption continues to grow, with apps hogging more mobile time on smartphones (88% share) than tablets (82%). Interestingly, though, the study reveals that smartphone app users spend most of their app time with a limited number of apps. Read more »