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Greater Acceptance of Contactless Cards Has Led to Mobile Payment Growth in the US

Greater Acceptance of Contactless Cards Has Led to Mobile Payment Growth in the US

Jan 14, 2020

The US has been relatively late in introducing contactless cards, which are credit or debit cards that include a near field communication (NFC) chip that can complete a transaction simply by tapping on a reader. But those cards are starting to arrive in the US now that most point-of-sale (POS) systems have the NFC capabilities to accept them.

Toys Are Still Prevalent for Many Kids Today

Jan 13, 2020

Amid all the handwringing about screen time—plus the demise of Toys "R" Us—one could easily imagine that kids have lost interest in toys. But they haven’t.

For Meal Subscription Service Freshly, Evolving Lifestyles and a Flood of Customer Data Are Helping Bolster Growth

For Meal Subscription Service Freshly, Evolving Lifestyles and a Flood of Customer Data Are Helping Bolster Growth

Jan 06, 2020

Consumers are constantly in search of convenience, particularly in the form of timesaving. In the past 12 months, numerous direct-to-consumer (D2C) meal plan services have emerged, offering consumers an alternative solution to home cooking without paying a dreaded visit to the grocery store—or spending time trying to figure out a recipe.

Location-Based Advertising Is Becoming More Costly

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.

China Is Moving Toward a Cashless Society

China Is Moving Toward a Cashless Society

Nov 25, 2019

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.

Why Mobile In-Game Advertising Is Taking Off and the Different Ad Formats Available

Why Mobile In-Game Advertising Is Taking Off and the Different Ad Formats Available

Nov 20, 2019

As more games hit the market, it becomes harder for publishers to get noticed, which has made proactive user acquisition strategies more important. That’s true of casual games, which have found a huge following on mobile, and more complex games that have found ways to integrate advertising that doesn’t detract from gameplay.