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Marketers: How Much Will These Consumer Trends Impact You in the Next Decade?

December 5, 2016

nyamabrandsparkdapresy-most-influential-consumer-trends-in-next-10-years-dec2016The emergence and use of mobile devices is the consumer trend that North American marketers believe will have the greatest impact on their industries in the next 10 years, according to survey results from the New York American Marketing Association (NYAMA) and BrandSpark, in association with Dapresy. Read more »

Programmatic Expected to Become Primary Global Method for Trading Digital Display This Year

December 5, 2016

zenith-programmatic-display-ad-spending-increases-dec2016Programmatic advertising is projected to account for 51% of digital display expenditure worldwide this year, before growing to 57% share next year on the back of a 31% increase in spending. That's according to Zenith's Programmatic Marketing Forecasts, which show programmatic growing faster than both social media (25%) and online video (20%). Read more »

Transaction Rates Higher Among Customers Receiving Multiple Abandon Cart Emails

December 5, 2016

experian-cart-abandon-email-transaction-rates-dec2016Retailers sending cart abandonment emails may want to check the trigger rules they use, according to a recent study [download page] from Experian Marketing Services (EMS). In analyzing more than half a million abandon cart emails sent by brands in July, EMS found that customers receiving multiple emails (4.6%) had more than double the transaction rate of those who received a single email (1.9%). Read more »

Smartphones Now Virtually Ubiquitous Among Millennial Mobile Subscribers

December 2, 2016

nielsen-smartphone-penetration-by-age-group-in-q3-dec2016Almost 9 in every 10 (88% of) US mobile subscribers aged 13 and older owned a smartphone in Q3, reports Nielsen, a 10% year-over-year rise from 80% in Q3 2015. Nielsen's data, based on a monthly survey of more than 30,000 mobile subscribers, shows that feature phones have become essentially extinct among younger subscribers. Read more »

Mobile and Desktop Email Click-to-Open Rates Approach Parity

December 1, 2016

yesmail-mobile-v-desktop-email-cto-rates-in-q3-dec2016It's been a while coming, but click-to-open (CTO) rates on mobile devices look to be finally matching those on desktops, according to the latest quarterly report [download page] from Yesmail Interactive. The convergence owes more to plummeting rates on desktops than big increases on mobiles, though. Read more »

More SMBs Say They Advertise on Facebook Than Use Twitter

December 1, 2016

biakelsey-smb-use-of-social-platforms-dec2016The use of social media marketing by small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the US continues to grow, according to new data released by BIA/Kelsey. In its latest survey of 1,000 SMBs, more than three-quarters (77.6%) reported using social media to promote their businesses, up from 73.2% last year. Read more »

Mobile App Launch Growth Outpacing App Install Growth

November 30, 2016

adobedigitalinsights-mobile-app-launch-vs-install-growth-in-q2-nov2016In the US, growth in existing mobile application launches is significantly outpacing growth in app installs, according to an Adobe Digital Insights report examining the finance, travel, automotive, shopping and media and entertainment sectors. The data is a further reminder that the growth in mobile app time benefits some more than others. Read more »

Digital Display Ad Benchmarks in H1 2016, by Vertical and Region

November 28, 2016

sizmek-display-ad-benchmarks-by-region-in-h1-nov2016Want to know how your display ads measure up? Sizmek has plenty of answers for you, based on an analysis of hundreds of billions of impressions served via its platform during the first half of this year. Globally, the report [download page] indicates that the average click-through rate (CTR) for a standard banner ad was 0.16%, though there were considerable differences across regions. Read more »

Majority of Consumers Will Take Action on Unwanted Emails

November 28, 2016

fluent-adults-response-to-unwanted-emails-nov2016Faced with a marketing email from a brand they don't want emails from, US adults are as likely to unsubscribe from the list (41%) as they are to ignore the email (41%), according to recent research [download page] from Fluent. Counting in the 18% who will move the email to their spam folder (11%) or report it as spam (7%) and it seems that a majority of consumers will take some form of action to penalize unwanted emails. Read more »

How Are Marketers Using Location Data?

November 28, 2016

mma-how-marketers-use-location-data-dec2016The vast majority of marketers and agencies see location data as either important or critical to their mobile efforts, according to survey results [download page] from the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA). Location data is valued most for its ability to improve targeting and insights, though many also see it as useful for understanding the path to purchase and as a way for measuring ad effectiveness. Read more »