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US Adults Are Familiar With PR and Product Placement, In the Dark About Content and Native

The vast majority of US adults are very or somewhat familiar with social media (88%) and public relations (73%) and a majority are also familiar with product placement (56%) and editorial content (52%), per survey results from The Harris Poll. But terms like content marketing (29% familiar), earned media (15%) and native advertising (15%) leave […]

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Breaking Down Mobile vs. Desktop E-Commerce Spending, by Retail Category

Newly-released data from comScore supports what may be an intuitive point about e-commerce purchases: mobile purchases tend to be higher for relatively cheap and low consideration products such as video games, movies, and digital content, and lower for more expensive categories such as computer hardware. Interestingly, the data shows that the categories with the highest […]

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Friday Research Wrap, 5/20/16

Total luxury spending by affluent consumers globally is expected to decline by 0.9%, but Millennials will up their spending by 8%, reports YouGov in its 2016 inaugural Affluent Perspective Global Study [pdf]. That might suggest a greater focus on young affluents, except that Boomers and Gen Xers are expected to collectively spend more than 4 […]

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B2B SMBs Rate Their Biggest Marketing Challenges

The need for better quality leads is a greater challenge than the need for more leads, according to a Salesfusion survey [download page] of nearly 700 B2B marketers from companies with less than $100 million in annual revenues. The results align with previous research from Demand Gen Report, in which B2B marketers said that their […]

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CMOs Confident in Their Strategic Thinking, Need Most Help With Digital Marketing

Digital marketing – including social media – is the skill that the greatest share of CMOs believe is most important to their marketing team’s success today, per results from a recent Spencer Stuart survey of 150 marketing leaders. Data analytics and insights, along with strategic thinking, round out the top-3 most important skills. Trouble is, […]

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