The topics of TV consumption and cord-cutting have been back in the national conversation with the recent rash of announcements regarding stand-alone streaming services from the likes of HBO and CBS. MarketingCharts has been tracking trends in traditional TV consumption on an age basis for several quarters; now new data from Rentrak's Chief Research Officer Bruce Goerlich adds another dynamic to the discussion. Read more »
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Data's role will grow substantially more important in the future, according to more than three-quarters of marketers, advertisers, service providers, technologists and publishers surveyed by the Winterberry Group and the GlobalDMA across 17 markets. The study [download page] finds broad agreement across those markets that the value of data-driven marketing and advertising (DDMA) is growing, and almost three-quarters expect to increase their spending on DDMA next year. Read more »
Recent announcements by HBO and CBS that they will be providing standalone OTT offerings have offered the latest signals of change in the TV business, and many expect those announcements to be the beginning of the end of the pay-TV bundle. These moves provide an interesting backdrop to recent survey results from TNS, which suggest that streaming might not be cannibalizing pay-TV programming. Read more »
This month's quick-hit set of top charts includes the following topics: Twitter post engagement rates; Instagram's popularity with teens; email marketing improvements and timing; how brands are falling short, and how they can connect with youth; and B2B content marketing, demand generation, and online commerce.
Note: The Experian Marketing Services data featured is based on US market share of visits as defined by the IAB, which is the percentage of online traffic to the domain or category, from the Hitwise sample of 5 million US internet users. Hitwise measures more than 1 million unique websites on a daily basis, including sub-domains of larger websites. Hitwise categorizes websites into industries on the basis of subject matter and content, as well as market orientation and competitive context. The market share of visits percentage does not include traffic for all sub-domains of certain websites that could be reported on separately. Figures are for browser-based visits across personal computers, tablets and mobile phones, excluding in-application browser use.
US adults with household income of at least $75,000 ("upscale Americans") are more likely to have seen or heard a range of advertising forms than the average American adult, details the Shullman Research Center in a comprehensive survey examining 40 different advertising channels. However, despite their increased reach, these channels don't always garner a higher amount of interest from upscale adults. Read more »
Mobile owners tend to download applications out of a desire for leisure or entertainment and due to recommendations from friends, reveals Nielsen in a recent study. The survey also examined situational use of apps, looking at the occasions when app downloaders can be found using them. Of note, downtime appears to be a key reason for mobile app use. Read more »
80% of registered voters have seen or heard campaign commercials from candidates or political groups, finds the Pew Research Center in a recent report, with 53% of these generally not paying attention to the commercials. Meanwhile, while 65% have received printed mail and 47% a phone call, those figures are down from October 2010. Indeed the only voter contact method to have increased its reach its email (30%, up from 26%). Read more »