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More Than 1 in 4 Gen Zers Worldwide Follow Influencers on Social Media

More Than 1 in 4 Gen Zers Worldwide Follow Influencers on Social Media

Influencers are popular with members of Gen Z, according to a recent report [download page] from GWI. The report reveals that 28% of young adults (ages 16-23) across the globe follow influencers on social media. Millennials aren’t far behind, with almost 1 in 4 (23%...

These Are the Ad Types Millennials Trust the Most

These Are the Ad Types Millennials Trust the Most

While US adults, in general, have shown trust in traditional forms of advertising such as television and radio, young adults find some digital advertising platforms at least somewhat trustworthy as well, per the most recent The Nielsen Total Audience Report [download...

US Online Media Spend in 2020 and the Outlook for 2021

US Online Media Spend in 2020 and the Outlook for 2021

Online media spend in the US totaled $168.4 billion in 2020, up 8% from 2019. So say the latest figures [pdf] from Winterberry Group, which last year predicted a higher growth of 14.5% for 2020. Unsurprisingly, after a difficult year, this lower-than-predicted spend...

US Offline Media Spend in 2020 and the Outlook for 2021

US Offline Media Spend in 2020 and the Outlook for 2021

Total US advertising and marketing spend in 2020 dropped by 10.2% year-over-year to total $340.3 billion — $39 billion less than the annual spend in 2019. The brunt of the decline in spending was felt by offline media, which fell by 22.9% over 2019, totaling $171.9...

Most B2B Exhibitors Will Continue Virtual Events Post-Pandemic

Most B2B Exhibitors Will Continue Virtual Events Post-Pandemic

Some 4 in 10 B2B event organizers plan to hold a virtual event in 2021, according to a new report [download page] from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) on trends in the virtual event space. Based on a poll of more than 340 executives at organizations...

Viewers of YouTube Influencer Videos Report Impact of Endorsements

Viewers of YouTube Influencer Videos Report Impact of Endorsements

About two-thirds (67%) of 13-24-year-olds who watch online videos say they are watching more digital video because of the pandemic. Findings from a recent report [excerpt download page] from Hub Research shows that increased online video viewing is mostly reserved to...

Which Digital Platforms Are Marketers Upping Their Spend on This Year?

Which Digital Platforms Are Marketers Upping Their Spend on This Year?

More than 9 in 10 marketers plan on investing in online video and mobile this year, with a majority planning to invest more in each of these channels than they did in 2020. At the same time, data from WARC’s Marketer’s Toolkit 2021 report [download page] shows that...

What Do Marketers See As the Long-Term Impacts of COVID-19 on Media and Ad Investment?

What Do Marketers See As the Long-Term Impacts of COVID-19 on Media and Ad Investment?

More than six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the short-term impact it has had is quite clear. But what about the future? What sort of long-term impact do marketers think the pandemic will have on media and advertising? Here’s what a report [download page] from...

Do Consumers and Marketers Align in Their Advertising Channel Preferences?

Do Consumers and Marketers Align in Their Advertising Channel Preferences?

When it comes to advertising, consumers and advertisers often have very different goals. While advertisers strive to grab even a fragment of the consumer’s attention in an increasingly noisy landscape, consumers are looking to experience various forms of media with...

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