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June 2009

Twitter Hits Right Notes for Music Industry

June 30, 2009

Twitter users are more engaged with music – both online and offline – than their non-tweeting counterparts and also are more likely to spend money on downloaded music, according to research from The NPD Group.  Read More »

May Coupons Save $1,178 on Peanut Butter Alone

June 30, 2009

The most popular online coupon in May 2009 offered 40 cents off Skippy Peanut Butter and saved cost-conscious US consumers a total of $1,178, according to a new report from coupon aggregator RetailMeNot.com, which said coupons for all products were valued at nearly $1 million.  Read More »

Top 10 Hardware Sites: iPhone Propels Apple to #1

June 30, 2009

Apple was the top computer hardware manufacturer site in May 2009, likely because of consumer interest in its new iPhone model, which also sent blog posts soaring after it was announced, according to (pdf) a report from Nielsen Online.  Read More »

Consumer Confidence Stumbles in June

June 30, 2009

Following two months of dramatic growth, the Consumer Confidence Index has retreated slightly, according to the Conference Board. The Index stands at 49.3 for June, 2009, down from an adjusted score of 54.8 in May, reports Retailer Daily.  Read More »

Top 10 Financial Services Online Advertisers by Image-Based Impressions – May 2009

June 30, 2009

Note: Nielsen Online, AdRelevance service uses a proprietary methodology for estimating online advertising expenditures and only takes into account image-based technologies and advertising sold per CPM. Data does not reflect house advertising activity, strategic partnerships between publishers and advertisers, or text units, compound image/text ads, paid search, sponsorships, email, units  Read More »

Top 10 Retail Goods & Svcs Online Advertisers by Image-Based Impressions – May 2009

June 30, 2009

Note: Nielsen Online, AdRelevance service uses a proprietary methodology for estimating online advertising expenditures and only takes into account image-based technologies and advertising sold per CPM. Data does not reflect house advertising activity, strategic partnerships between publishers and advertisers, or text units, compound image/text ads, paid search, sponsorships, email, units  Read More »

Mobile Phones Beat PCs for Young Women

June 29, 2009

The mobile phone appears to be displacing the PC among US women in terms of usage – especially in the 12-24 age group, according to research from SRG, which found that young women spend twice as much time with their cell phones as women over age 40.  Read More »

Laid-Off Workers Spend More Family Time

June 29, 2009

In what could potentially have a beneficial effect on family and community life in the US, 22% of laid-off workers say they are spending more time with their loved ones while they are looking for a new job, according to a survey from Career Builder.  Read More »

Consumers Increase Saving and Spending in May

June 29, 2009

During May 2009, US consumers saved significantly more money than they did in April 2009, but also earned and spent a little more, according to the most recent Personal Income and Outlays Report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), which indicates that the financial picture for American consumers may  Read More »

Small and Mid-Size Newspapers Ripe for Picking

June 29, 2009

Though small and mid-size newspapers have suffered fewer losses than big metro dailies, and many are “holding up well under the circumstances,” a study by brokerage firm Cribb, Greene & Associates found that some have put themselves up on the auction block for bargain-basement prices and are ripe for the  Read More »