Interest in AR/VR for Shopping Comparatively Low in the US

Interest in AR/VR for Shopping Comparatively Low in the US

As e-commerce’s share of retail sales continues to grow across the globe, one thing that holds consumers back from shopping online more is not being able to physically experience products. So, what if shoppers were given the option to try products through augmented...

People Still Trust Traditional Media Ads the Most

People Still Trust Traditional Media Ads the Most

Advertisers continue to up their investment in online advertising, with traditional media ceding share of ad spend. However, when it comes to trusting ads, adults in the US put more trust in ads from legacy than newer media, per data from YouGov. Indeed, close to half...

Digital Expected to Hit Half of All Global Ad Spend This Year

Digital Expected to Hit Half of All Global Ad Spend This Year

After a challenging year last year for global advertising, in which spending fell by 8.8%, 2021 is expected to bring a rebound in ad investment. A report [download page] from dentsu, which forecasts ad spend into 2022, estimates that this year will bring global ad...

COVID Leads Consumers to Diversify Their Food & Grocery Store Choices

COVID Leads Consumers to Diversify Their Food & Grocery Store Choices

Consumers around the world found themselves in a position last year that most had never experienced before. The pandemic and the resulting restrictions placed on movement and commuting put many in a position where they were not always able to visit their favorite...

E-Commerce Forecast to Account for 1 in 6 Retail Dollars This Year in the US

E-Commerce Forecast to Account for 1 in 6 Retail Dollars This Year in the US

The global retail e-commerce market is estimated to reach close to $4 trillion for 2020, according to a forecast [download page] from GroupM. The predictions also envision retail e-commerce sales across the globe nearing the $7 trillion mark by 2024. Per the report,...

Traditional Media Ad Prices Deflate in Q3

Traditional Media Ad Prices Deflate in Q3

Highlighting the shift towards digital media, global traditional media ad prices shrunk by 6% in the third quarter of 2020, while online media costs have inflated by just short of 4% in the same period, per a report from ECI Media Management. With COVID-19 hastening...

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