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Friends and Family Still the Most Trusted Sources of Brand Information

Friends and Family Still the Most Trusted Sources of Brand Information

Advertising is the least trusted source of information about brands and services among consumers, according to a recent report from Kantar Media. As advertising becomes increasingly targeted based on online activity, consumers are at risk of being put off by ads that...

Email Continues to Drive Purchases

Email Continues to Drive Purchases

Despite sometimes being overshadowed by other channels like social media, many marketers still consider email to be one of the most important channels available. And with good reason: as a recent report [download page] from Cheetah Digital and Econsultancy...

3 Points About How Enterprise Marketers Are Allocating Their Budgets

3 Points About How Enterprise Marketers Are Allocating Their Budgets

Marketers across the globe expect to see their budgets for traditional channels such as out-of-home, traditional TV and print either stay the same or decrease in the coming year. And, although these channels still account for a healthy portion of marketing budgets, a...

MarTech Now Up to 30% of North American Marketers’ Budgets

MarTech Now Up to 30% of North American Marketers’ Budgets

The global marketing technology market has increased by 22% year-on-year to reach an estimated $121.5 billion. And, at $65.9 billion (up from $52 billion in 2018), the combined spending in North America and the UK accounts for more than half (54.2%) of the global...

B2B Decision-Makers Point to Areas for E-Commerce Improvement

B2B Decision-Makers Point to Areas for E-Commerce Improvement

E-commerce is expected to account for at least one-eighth of global B2B sales next year. With this in mind, how can B2B companies make the online buying experience easier for buyers? Here's what respondents to a report [download page] by Episerver had to say. Of the...

What’s the Average Order Value for E-Commerce Stores?

What’s the Average Order Value for E-Commerce Stores?

While US online retailers don't see the highest average order values, their customers buy nearly twice as many items per purchase (6) compared to shoppers in other countries (2-3), per a new report from Shopify. Some 14% of global consumers are also repeat shoppers,...

Half of Global Media Ad Spend Forecast to Be Online Next Year

Half of Global Media Ad Spend Forecast to Be Online Next Year

Global internet advertising spend is projected to account for about half of total media advertising dollars next year - and it's well on its way to fulfilling this projection, according to new research [subscription required] from WARC. The research firm analyzed...

Mobile Gaming Friction Leads to Wasted Ad Spend

Mobile Gaming Friction Leads to Wasted Ad Spend

Gaming should be an enjoyable experience, and finding something to play shouldn’t be frustrating. But an average of 88% of total global mobile gamers (84% in the US) have experienced at least one friction point when looking for a game to install and play. This is...

The Purchase Influencer Hierarchy: Friends & Family > Online Influencers > Celebrities

The Purchase Influencer Hierarchy: Friends & Family > Online Influencers > Celebrities

Influencer marketing content can certainly hold sway over consumers, in particular youth, but it doesn't appear to have nearly the same power as a recommendation from a trusted friend or family member. In fact, a recent study from SurveyMonkey finds that US consumers...

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