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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 »

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 »

New Brief! Mobile Milestones 2016

December 12, 2016

mobile-milestones-brief-2016-coverMobile devices are increasingly becoming the devices of choice for digital media consumption. In this Brief, we highlight several new thresholds reached by mobile devices in marketing and consumer behavior. Read more »

What Motivates Consumers to Engage With Online Content?

September 12, 2016

aol-consumer-motivations-engaging-with-online-content-sept2016Consumers' motivations for engaging with online content can be boiled down to 8 "content moments," says AOL in a new study that analyzed more than 55,000 content interactions across 8 global markets. The leading content moment overall is the one termed "Inspire," referring to consumers' search for new ideas and desire to try something new. Read more »

These Social Media Behaviors Are Turning Off Your Followers

August 31, 2016

SproutSocial-Brands-Annoying-Actions-Social-Aug2016It's a tough world out there: a recent study from Sprout Social shows that brands need to strike a very delicate balance with their social media promotions or risk losing their followers. Case in point: posting too many promotions is considered the most annoying action taken by brands on social media. But at the same time, consumers say they need to see a product multiple times on social media before they'll buy it. Read more »

So What Do Marketers Think Is the Ideal Channel Mix?

August 22, 2016

MillwardBrown-Senior-Execs-Ideal-Marketing-Mix-Aug2016The struggle to optimize the marketing mix across channels has recently been called the biggest challenge facing marketers. Now, a newly-released study [download page] from Millward Brown Digital (MBD) indeed finds that this continues to be a monumental struggle, with marketers demonstrating a decided lack of confidence in their media allocations. Read more »

[REPORT] Social Advertising Makes Big Headway As Consumer Purchase Influencer

July 11, 2016

MCSurveyMonkeyAudience-Purchase-Influence-Millennials-2016-v-2014Social media ads have seen rapid spending increases in recent years, and that increasing flow of money is having a profound effect on social advertising's status as a consumer purchase influencer. That's according to an exclusive new primary research study from MarketingCharts, the 3rd annual "Advertising Channels with the Largest Purchase Influence on Consumers" report. Read more »

What Does It Take to Get the Customer Experience Right?

June 30, 2016

CMOCouncilSAPHybris-Most-Important-Attributes-Customer-Experience-Jun2016Customer experience continues to be a hot topic, having recently been deemed marketers' single "most exciting opportunity" of 2016 (as it was in 2015, and in 2014!). Now, a couple of new studies delve into the areas that marketers believe are most important to improving customers' experiences. Read more »

US Facebook Advertising CPM and CTR Benchmarks, by Industry, in Q1 2016

June 20, 2016

Salesforce-US-Facebook-Ad-CPM-CTR-by-Industry-in-Q1-June2016Facebook advertising CPMs grew by 86% year-over-year in Q1 2016 to exceed $7 in the US, according to the Advertising Index Q1 2016 Report [download page] from Salesforce Marketing Cloud. Average CPMs and CPM growth were higher within the US than on a global level, though click-through rates were comparable (0.98% in the US; 1% globally). Read more »

US Online and Traditional Media Advertising Outlook, 2016-2020

June 14, 2016

PwC-US-Ad-Media-Market-Sizes-2016-v-2020PwC has issued its latest annual Entertainment & Media Outlook report, containing projections for online and offline media advertising markets through 2020. The outlook for traditional media advertising is similar to previous forecasts in that TV and out-of-home advertising have the healthiest futures, while the outlook for print (at least in print format) is dim. As consumer behavior shifts online, so will advertiser spending, with some interesting milestones expected to take place during the forecast period. Read more »