Post Engagement Rates Remain Far Higher on Instagram Than Facebook or Twitter

Post Engagement Rates Remain Far Higher on Instagram Than Facebook or Twitter

Brand posts on Instagram had an average engagement rate in 2020 that was more than 4x higher than Facebook’s. This is according to recent findings from Socialinsider, which also analyzed social media engagement benchmarks across industries. Based on data from more...

In Engagement Shift, Friday Proves Top Day for Email Response Rates in 2020

In Engagement Shift, Friday Proves Top Day for Email Response Rates in 2020

For email marketers, the end of the working week was the best time to reach audiences last year, according to a recent Campaign Monitor report. The study outlines a variety of email marketing benchmarks heading into 2021, including year-over-year changes to engagement...

Trust in Tech Industry Falls; People Skeptical of News Sources

Trust in Tech Industry Falls; People Skeptical of News Sources

At a time when public trust in institutions and business is not only desired but could be considered vital, it looks as though the public’s trust has faltered. Although this year’s Edelman’s Trust Barometer shows the public still trusts business in general to do the...

Alcoholic Drink Brands Buck Ad Spending Trends, Invest More in TV Than Digital

Alcoholic Drink Brands Buck Ad Spending Trends, Invest More in TV Than Digital

At a time when more advertisers are allocating the bulk of their spending to digital, not every sector is following suit. In fact, data from WARC shows that the Alcoholic Drink sector is still allocating the largest share of its spend to TV. Alcoholic Drinks brands...

Public Trust in Advertising Practitioners’ Integrity Worsens

Public Trust in Advertising Practitioners’ Integrity Worsens

Another year has gone by and advertising professionals’ standing among the least trusted professions in the US has not improved. The most recent annual Gallup report on honesty and ethics in professions puts advertising practitioners just slightly better than car...

OOH Ad Revenues See Big Fall Again in Q3

OOH Ad Revenues See Big Fall Again in Q3

The third quarter of 2020 was another disappointing quarter for out-of-home advertisers (OOH), with the Out of Home Advertising Association of America (OAAA) reporting that OOH advertising revenues dropped 36% over the same quarter last year, bringing in $1.3 billion...

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...

Advertisers Consider TV & Social the Most Influential Political Ad Platforms

Advertisers Consider TV & Social the Most Influential Political Ad Platforms

Eyeing an increase in political advertising during the final stretch of the presidential election season, a recent survey of marketers and agencies by Advertiser Perceptions found that half planned to adjust their advertising efforts accordingly. One-third say they...

Positive Perception of the Advertising and PR Industry Rises Slightly, But Remains Low

Positive Perception of the Advertising and PR Industry Rises Slightly, But Remains Low

People’s perception of the advertising and public relations industry has seen a slight lift this year. Indeed, after hitting a low point last year, the latest Gallup survey on industry perception shows that the advertising and public relations industry has redeemed...

Out-of-Home Ad Spend Plummets in Q2 After Years of Growth

Out-of-Home Ad Spend Plummets in Q2 After Years of Growth

Unsurprisingly, the second quarter of 2020 was not a good time for out-of-home (OOH) advertising. With cinemas, retail shops, large venues, restaurants and bars closed - and consumers told to stay at home due to the coronavirus pandemic - revenues from OOH advertising...

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