This report looks at how digital technology fits into the daily lives of US kids—digital natives who, compared with teens and young adults, aren’t really all that digital.View this Report
Push notifications have been around long enough that app users know the good from the bad. But marketers are still looking for that sweet spot where they can deliver value to users without invading their privacy or over-messaging.
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Location-Based Advertising Is Becoming More Costly
Dec 17, 2019
Marketers have embraced location data for several reasons. It can help personalize experiences for customers, better isolate customer paths to purchase, create better customer segments, and identify opportune moments to target potential clients. But new restrictions on collecting location data will make it more costly for advertisers in 2020.
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In 2019, we estimate that 577.4 million people in China made a purchase via proximity mobile payment within a six-month period. Those users account for 49.6% of the country’s population. Next year, more than half of the population will utilize this payment method, with that figure rising to 60.5% in 2023.
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