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Half of Americans Don’t Trust the Ads They’re Exposed To

Only 3% of Americans completely trust the advertisements they see, read or hear, while 11% don’t trust them at all, according to the results of a survey conducted by YouGov. The survey found that among American adults who see any advertising at least once a month, 44% find them to be fairly (37%) or very […]

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Consumers Report More Privacy Breaches, Little Faith in Marketers

A pair of new studies highlight a growing problem for marketers: at a time when an explosion of data is offering marketers an array of new possibilities, consumers are reporting more privacy breaches and a low level of trust in marketers to protect their data. The Pew Research Center notes a growing share of online […]

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Brands’ Most Engaging Facebook Posts are Almost Always Photos

Source: Socialbakers Notes: Three-quarters of the more than 1 million brand posts monitored by Socialbakers between February 24 and March 24 were photos, with links (10%), status posts (6%) and videos (4%) less common. While photos receive the highest average number of interactions per post, they only narrowly beat videos among brand pages with less […]

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For Most Youth, Smartphone Use In-Store Can Affect Purchase Decisions

Source: Local Search Association Notes: Some 65% of 18-29-year-old smartphone users (and 62% of device users aged 30-43) are willing to stop moving forward with a purchase based on new information they’ve turned up using their mobile device while shopping at a local business, a result that makes sense given that the leading reason they […]

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Key Trends Consistent As Online Ad Revenues Grow Another 17% in 2013

Online advertising set yet another peak in Q4 2013, growing by 17.5% to reach $12.1 billion, the largest quarter on record, according to the latest revenue report [pdf] from the IAB and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Needless to say, the full-year total of $42.8 billion was also the largest seen yet, representing a 17% increase from the […]

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