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Mobile In-App Ads Expected to Top Desktop Ads in Spend Next Year

Mobile ad spending in the US will grow by 50% this year to exceed $28.7 billion, representing 49% share of digital ad spending, details eMarketer in a new forecast. With strong spending growth predicted again next year – of 41% – mobile will overtake desktops and average 60.4% of digital ad spending and more than […]

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State of B2B Marketing Data Deemed “Questionable”

Most B2B records are missing key data such as industry information (72% missing) and phone numbers (54% missing), according to an analysis of more than 223 million records by Dun & Bradstreet NetProspex. The study evaluated database health across 4 best practice areas – record duplication, record completeness, email deliverability, and phone connectability – determining […]

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Music Streaming Revenues Up 29% in 2014, Surpass CD Sales

Source: Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) [pdf] Notes: Digital subscription and streaming revenues grew by almost 29% last year to reach roughly $1.87 billion, surpassing sales of CDs ($1.85 billion) in the process, according to a report from the RIAA. Streaming revenues comprised 27% of all industry revenues, up from 21% a year earlier. […]

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Retail Email Marketing Benchmarks: No Lift on the Weekend

Source: Listrak [download page] Notes: Retailers last year saw very little difference in email open and visit-to-conversion rates when sorting by weekday and weekend deployments, according to data provided by Listrak to accompany its recently-released study. That result stands in contrast with other research suggesting that, generally, emails sent at off-peak times enjoy higher response […]

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Why Do Millennials Use Facebook and Twitter?

More than 9 in 10 US Millennials (aged 18-34) use Facebook, while fewer than 4 in 10 use Twitter, according to results from a recently-released survey conducted by the Media Insight Project, an initiative of the American Press Institute and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey finds that Millennials have different […]

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