US Online Shoppers Put Amazon Above Search Engines for Inspiration and Product Searches

US Online Shoppers Put Amazon Above Search Engines for Inspiration and Product Searches

The largest e-commerce retailer in the US appears to offer shoppers more than just fast shipping. US consumers see Amazon as the go-to for inspiration and product search when shopping online, per Wunderman Thompson Commerce’s The Future Shopper Report [download page]....

Video Ad Viewability Highest on Connected TV, Mobile Apps

Video Ad Viewability Highest on Connected TV, Mobile Apps

When it comes to global video ad viewability, connected TV (CTV) is a top performer. Indeed, a report [download page] from Integral Ad Science (IAS) shows that in the second half of 2020, CTV ad viewability reached 93.3%. Featured for the first time in the media...

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...

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,...

Here Are Forecasts for the Global Ad Market This Year

Here Are Forecasts for the Global Ad Market This Year

Following a year that saw the global advertising market contract by 5.8%, projections are more optimistic for 2021, with an expected 12.3% year-over-year growth. This is per a year-end report [download page] from GroupM which also estimates that internet advertising...

Not All Traditional Media Expected to Bounce Back Next Year

Not All Traditional Media Expected to Bounce Back Next Year

Cinema, out-of-home (OOH) and print are just some of the ad types whose investment has been hit hard this year, according to WARC’s latest report [download page] on global ad trends for 2020/21. By all accounts, cinema has taken a hard hit as a result of the COVID-19...

Google’s Top Trending Searches of 2020, and Other Year-in-Review Lists

Google’s Top Trending Searches of 2020, and Other Year-in-Review Lists

It’s that time again when the year-in-review lists are rolling in. And, what a year it’s been. There’s no surprise that Google’s top trending searches of 2020 show that, globally, the coronavirus was top-of-mind around the world this year, while people in the US were...

8 in 10 Digital Minutes Are Spent on Our Mobile Devices

8 in 10 Digital Minutes Are Spent on Our Mobile Devices

Mobile app usage has seen a notable increase since COVID-19, and new data [download page] from Comscore confirms this trend, reporting global growth not only in mobile minutes, but apps’ continued dominance of those minutes. The report also outlines overall changes in...

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