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  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  • Despite Time Spent, Mobile Still Lacks for Ad Spend in the US

    Mobile may be stealing share of US adults’ daily time spent with media, but print still commands the most ad dollars, according to new eMarketer estimates. US advertisers will spend just 7 cents per US adult per hour spent on mobile this year, vs. nearly $1 for print.

  • Hungry Teens Spend Most on Food

    According to research, food is the No. 1 category for teen spending. But this young demographic is frugal when dining, favoring quick-service restaurants over other establishments.

  • Women Account for Nearly Half of UK Mobile Gamers

    Women in the UK are becoming more digitally enabled, according to a new eMarketer report. Gaming is one area where there has been a particular surge in interest, and female mobile gamers are very much on par with their male counterparts. On top of that, they’re more likely than men to play games on tablets.

  • Chile's Internet Users Are Keen Simultaneous Digital Media Consumers

    In Chile, high digital device usage, a result of advanced internet adoption rates, has given way to simultaneous media consumption. Mobile phones are the most common device for multiscreening while watching TV.

  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014
  • Mobile Continues to Steal Share of US Adults' Daily Time Spent with Media

    In 2013, time spent with digital media among US adults surpassed time spent with TV for the first time—with mobile driving the shift, according to new eMarketer estimates. This year, that trend will continue as US adults’ daily time spent with mobile grows 23%.

  • Mobile Draws in Deal-Seeking Grocery Shoppers

    Saving money is the No. 1 reason for using mobile while grocery shopping, according to a new eMarketer report. While most coupons are still distributed in print, mobile deals are becoming more influential on product decisions.

  • UK Key Trends for 2014: Content Creation Is a Top Agenda Item for Brands

    UK advertisers are scrambling aboard the content marketing bandwagon, and with good reason, according to a new eMarketer report. Nearly nine in 10 marketers are using content marketing, and social media, blogs, website articles and newsletters are the top choices for distributing materials.

  • Monday, April 21, 2014
  • Photos Cluttering Your Facebook Feed? Here’s Why

    Photos are the top content posted by brand Facebook pages, grabbing the majority of shares. Because of this, they see far more action than posts that include other content types.

  • Consumers Favor Small Businesses Because of Their Customer Focus

    US consumers favor small businesses over larger companies due to the personalized experiences the former provides. On the other hand, prices have little influence on consumers’ decisions to go with small companies, with the majority actually willing to pay higher prices to support small businesses.

  • Digital Grocery Shoppers in the UK Less Likely to Act on Impulse

    There’s still a preference among grocery shoppers in the UK to shop in-store. However, digital grocery sales are rising rapidly, and when UK shoppers do shun the store, they tend to make fewer impulse purchases.

  • Friday, April 18, 2014
  • What Is the Future of Proximity Marketing?

    Proximity marketing isn’t new, but according to a new eMarketer report, the field is still new enough to make it extremely difficult to forecast. The only thing that everyone agrees on is that retailer uptake of new platforms will be limited to small-scale tests in 2014. Beyond that, opinions are split, with some expecting proximity platforms to transform commerce and others foreseeing infrastructure obstacles.

  • CMO One-to-One: Taco Bell’s Secret Sauce Might Just Be Mobile Marketing

    Chris Brandt, CMO at Taco Bell, is calling the quick-service restaurant’s new breakfast items “innovation with a twist on the familiar.” That’s his plan in marketing too, by using Instagram and soon rolling out a mobile ordering app.

  • Italy’s Smartphone ‘Second Screeners’ Visit Social Networks While Watching TV

    Checking in on social sites is the most popular TV-related activity among smartphone users in Italy. And more than half of those who access social networks while viewing television click on ads there.

  • Thursday, April 17, 2014
  • Google’s Search Revenues Shift

    Marketers are finding that Google’s Product Listing Ads (PLAs) perform better than regular paid search campaigns. As a result, they’re moving ad dollars from general paid search budgets toward PLA spending.

  • After Success, More Spending on Mobile Local Ads

    Location-based ads served via mobile aren’t going away, with revenues and spending expected to skyrocket in the coming years. Social and local search will be the largest drivers of growth.

  • UK Key Trends for 2014: Big Data—Much Talk, Little Action?

    The notion of big data is a major challenge for UK advertisers, according to a new eMarketer report. The prospect of capitalizing on the mountains of digitally collected data available is compelling. But what data is most important, and how should it be analyzed? Many UK firms are taking some steps to master this, but it’s a slow process that demands time, money and effort.

  • Computers Still the Device of Choice for Internet Access in Brazil

    More than half of Brazil’s internet users go online via mobile. However, the computer is still the preferred device when accessing the internet.

  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014
  • Special Offers Get Mobile Users to Opt In

    Deal-seeking is the top reason US mobile device users sign up to receive mobile marketing messages. And research finds that discounts are the primary driver of actions taken after seeing such messages.

  • Majority of Interactive Videos Viewed Through the End

    Interactive video was a smash hit in 2013, with fully played rates reaching 70.0% in North America. According to research, interactive video advertising is poised to see tremendous growth again in 2014.

  • TV Still Tops Ad Response Table in Western Europe

    Consumers in France, Germany and Spain are more than twice as likely to view TV ads favorably than ads on smartphones. Despite this, they still pay attention to ads on mobile devices.

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