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What Are Youths’ Biggest Clothing Style and Brand Decision Influencers?

Clothing is one of teens’ top spending categories, per recent research from Piper Jaffray – but what influences their style and brand decisions when it comes to clothing and accessories? A recent survey commissioned by Forest City and conducted by Alexander Babbage offers some insight into the top influencers among teens (13-17) and young adults […]

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How Millionaire Investors Are Using Social Media

Roughly three-quarters of Millionaire investors (with $1-5 million in net worth, not including primary residence) report using social media platforms, with Facebook (57%) the most commonly-used, according to [download page] a Spectrem Group study. LinkedIn is the next-most popular (41%), with YouTube (26%) also used by a significant proportion, while Twitter (10%) and Google+ (8%) […]

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Revised Global Ad Spend Growth Forecast for 2014, by Medium

Source: Warc Notes: Global ad spending (estimated based on 13 markets) is expected grow by 5.8% this year, represented an upward revision of 0.6% points from Warc’s January forecast, with the US hewing close to the average with 5.5% growth. Warc predicts that online ad spending will grow by 16.4%, a 2.3% upward revision from […]

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News Consumption on Large Tablets in Q1, by Age and Gender

Source: Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute Notes: Slightly more than 6 in 10 large tablet owners reported using their devices to get news stories or other content provided by news organizations in the week prior to the survey, with this behavior more prevalent among men (69%) than women (52%). Interestingly, news consumption by large tablet […]

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What Users Value in the Website Experience (Hint: Performance)

When it comes to a great website experience, internet users consider performance more important than fresh content, consistent experiences across mobile and desktop, and personalized content, finds Limelight Networks in a study entitled “The State of the User Experience” [pdf]. Delving further into attitudes regarding website performance, the study unearths some intriguing attitudes: for example, […]

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