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Top 10 Marketing Charts of the Month – March 2017

April 10, 2017

This month's quick-hit set of top charts includes the following topics: email list growth and deliverability metrics; shopping around vs. loyalty; Millennials' new media milestone; financial status, by generation; improving digital ads; obstacles to marketing analytics; CMOs and brand-building; corporate reputation drivers; and CX leader. Read more »

Here’s How Marketers Fared Last Year in the Metrics That Impact Email Deliverability

March 15, 2017

Close to one-third of US marketing emails fail to reach the inbox, according to an analysis released last year by Return Path. With deliverability having such an impact on email marketing success, Return Path has dug into its data [download page] and provided a host of new benchmarks across several metrics that can act as indicators for sender reputation. Read more »

Which Industries Are Getting the Most Out of Online PR?

March 13, 2017

Higher education institutions got the most bang for the buck in digital PR last year, enjoying an average of more than 121,000 social shares from press mentions per month. That exceeded the sports & entertainment and accommodation & food services industries, which enjoyed a sizable amount of press mentions but fewer social shares per mention, according to a TrackMaven report [download page]. Read more »

These Financial Stats Show Why Brands Shouldn’t Focus Too Much on Millennials

March 6, 2017

Recent research has indicated that Boomers and Silents combine to account for more than 70% of adults with at least $100k in investable assets, while Millennials comprise just 13% share, the smallest of any generation. Statistics from a recently-released Epsilon study provide more insight into these older generations' comparatively greater wealth, though it's Gen Xers with the highest median incomes. Read more »

1 in 3 Insurance Policyholders Go Hunting For A Better Deal At Renewal Time

February 23, 2017

For the most part, insurance policyholders are more likely to simply renew a policy without much effort when it comes up for renewal than to actively search for a better deal, according to new data from YouGov. However, close to 1 in 3 policyholders will use that time to look, typically using friends and family and price comparison sites for information. Read more »

What’s the Read Rate for Emails in Gmail’s Promotions Tab?

February 2, 2017

Email messages tagged as Promotions have a relatively high inbox placement rate of 84.5%, reports Return Path in an analysis [download page] of more than 6 billion messages sent to Gmail users between October 20 and 27, 2016. That was only slightly behind messages tagged as Social (87.2%) and Updates (86.8%), with those lacking a classification struggling to reach inboxes with a placement rate of 55.5%. Read more »

Top 10 Multi-Platform Real Estate Websites – November 2016

December 21, 2016

Note: The Hitwise 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 10 million US internet users. Each month, Hitwise measures more than 20 million unique websites, including sub-domains of larger websites, and 500 million searches. 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 may not include traffic for all sub-domains of certain websites that could be reported on separately.

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 »

Top 10 Multi-Platform Real Estate Websites – October 2016

November 16, 2016

Note: The Hitwise 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 10 million US internet users. Each month, Hitwise measures more than 20 million unique websites, including sub-domains of larger websites, and 500 million searches. 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 may not include traffic for all sub-domains of certain websites that could be reported on separately.

One-Third of Millennials Say They Don’t Know Their Credit Score

October 31, 2016

navient-millennials-credit-score-knowledge-oct2016About 2 in 3 Millennials (aged 22-35) say that they know what their credit score is, an improvement from last year (61%), per results from Navient's latest annual Money Under 35 study [pdf]. The report indicates that credit score knowledge is considerably above-average among Millennials with higher levels of education. Read more »