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March 2017

As Digital Ads Become More Expensive, How Can They Be Improved?

March 29, 2017

Marketing budgets have been pouring into digital media in recent years as advertisers try to maintain pace with consumers' new behaviors. But digital advertising has seen its share of problems, from viewability to transparency and fraud. Several digital ad formats also frustrate consumers due to their interruptive nature. So how can online ads be improved? Adobe Digital Insights (ADI) asked consumers that very question in its recent Digital Advertising Report. Read more »

Only 1 in 3 B2B Buyers Willing to Share Phone Number in Exchange for Content

March 29, 2017

B2B buyers are, in large part, willing to share their name, company and email address in exchange for content (95%), and even their job title or industry (85%), per results from a Demand Gen Report (DGR) study [download page]. But getting them to divulge their phone number is a different story, as just one-third of respondents reported a willingness to do so for content. Read more »

Surprise: Trust in Advertising on the Rise?

March 28, 2017

In a somewhat surprising twist given what seemed to be current attitudes towards advertising, new survey data suggests a large shift towards greater trust in ads! To wit, a 2014 survey from YouGov found a little over half the general population (56%) believing that the ads they saw, read or heard were honest. In the same survey conducted this year, that figure has shot up to almost three quarters of respondents (72%). Correspondingly, the proportion of respondents who claim to trust the ads that they see, read or hear has also risen from 50% in 2014 to 61% this year. Read more »

Smartphones Overtake Desktops in Global AVOD Plays

March 28, 2017

Globally, consumers are now more likely to play advertising-video-on-demand (AVOD) content on smartphones (45%) than on desktops (44%), per a recent report [download page] from Ooyala. The analysis, covering Q4 2016, marks the first time in which smartphones have overtaken desktops in AVOD video plays. Read more »

For Youth, Social Media Preferences Increasingly Limited to Top Platforms

March 27, 2017

We've been keeping score of teens' changing social media preferences over the past few years as they've switched from Facebook to Twitter, Instagram and now Snapchat. How about the broader 12-24 age group? The latest edition of The Infinite Dial report from Edison Research and Triton Digital shows that social media use among this group is increasingly limited to three top platforms. Read more »

How to Upgrade Your B2B Content to Meet Buyers’ Changing Preferences

March 27, 2017

Three-quarters of B2B buyers strongly agree that they have placed a higher emphasis on the trustworthiness of content sources over the past year, though only about one-third are more willing to consider vendor-related content as trustworthy, according to a new Demand Gen Report survey [download page]. Read more »

1 in 5 Online Video Customers Paying for At Least 3 Streaming Services

March 27, 2017

The proportion of online video customers who pay for 3 or more streaming services has steadily climbed over the past 3 years, per survey results from 451 Research. While only 9% of video streaming customers paid for 3 or more services in December 2014, that figure has more than doubled to 19% in just 2 years. Read more »

The Channels Customers Want to Use to Engage With Your Brand

March 27, 2017

When engaging with brands, consumers turn first to their websites, blogs or social sites, presumably for the availability, ease and convenience in doing so, according to a recent survey [download page] from Lithium Technologies. This channel preference is also true when wanting to find out about the products and services offered, per the study. Read more »

Programmatic Digital Ad Buyers Key In On “Brand Safe” Environments

March 24, 2017

The vast majority (81%) of programmatic digital ad buyers agree that ensuring a "brand safe" environment for advertising is a high priority, and an equal proportion feel that in today's fragmented digital landscape, using brand safe, trusted environments is more important than ever, per a Trusted Media Brands report [download page] that's timely given the recent furor involving Google brand safety. Read more »

Native Ad Spend Poised for Continued Growth, Majority Share of Digital Display Market

March 24, 2017

US native digital display ad spending is predicted to continue to climb through this year and next to exceed $28B, per new eMarketer estimates. In so doing, native ads are expected to take a majority share of all digital display ad spending this year, per the forecast.. Read more »