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Majority of US Smartphone Owners Say They’ve Used A Mobile Payment Service. For What?

Some 91% of US adult smartphone owners have heard of a mobile payment service such as PayPal (85%), Google Wallet (51%) and Apple Pay (45%), and of those almost 6 in 10 currently use at least one, according to recent survey results from YouGov. While estimates of mobile payment services adoption vary quite markedly from […]

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Out-of-Home Media Touted For Ability to Reach Consumers Prior to Mobile Activities

Out-of-home (OOH) media outpace other traditional media in reaching smartphone users in the hour before they engage in specific mobile activities such as mobile shopping, mobile search, and mobile social networking, says the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) in a recently-released study conducted by RealityMine.

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One-Quarter of Premium Video Ad Views Occurred on Mobile Devices in Q1

Source: FreeWheel [download page] Notes: Premium digital video ad views continue to migrate to devices outside of desktops and laptops, per FreeWheel’s latest quarterly report, with strong growth in particular coming from smartphones, which accounted for 17% of overall views, more than double a year earlier. OTT Devices also demonstrated rapid growth year-over-year, though their […]

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Consumers’ Spending Trends, by Category

Source: Gallup Notes: Consumers are spending more on necessities such as groceries (55% spending more), utilities (45%) and healthcare (43%), with these being the three categories in which the largest percentage of survey respondents have increased their spending compared to a year ago, according to Gallup. Meanwhile, the bottom categories in terms of increased spending […]

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What’s Holding Back Further Use of Content Marketing and Native Advertising?

Most brands and agencies say that content marketing plays a significant role in their overall marketing strategy, with native advertising playing somewhat of a less significant role for the time being, according to survey results [download page] from PulsePoint and Digiday. For publishers, native and content marketing are on a more even playing field in […]

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