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New Media Quality Report Includes Time-in-View Metrics to Explore Consumer Attention

The H1 2018 IAS Media Quality Report Released Offers an Updated Industry Snapshot of Viewability, Fraud, Brand Safety, and New Time-in-View Benchmarks The Integral Ad Science (IAS) Media Quality Report measures key factors that erode the value of digital advertising. The latest edition of the report, released today, highlights global and regional benchmarks for viewability, fraud, brand safety, and for the first time ever, Time-in-view. Increasingly, advertisers are being asked to prove ROI and the added value digital…

Digital Marketing & Ecommerce M&A Volumes and Values Rebound in the Fight for Consumer Attention and Spend

As Amazon hits a trillion dollar valuation, Hampleton Partners’ latest M&A Market Reports on eCommerce and Digital Marketing reveal that the number of deals in both sectors is rebounding after the slowdown which started in Q2 2017. Associated transaction values are rocketing to the near record-peaks achieved in Q4 2015. This rebound is emblematic of established retailers and online players buying-out competitors or snapping-up individual online retail niches and e-Commerce capabilities. With competition intensifying,…

As Brands Continue to Navigate Change, 43% of Consumers Say Digital Ads Should be Personalized

New research by Innovid takes a look at the “Now Consumer” and finds that personalization boosts revenue and brand loyalty; Study also reveals social platforms win on personalization Innovid, the only independent advertising and analytics platform built for television, announced the findings of a commissioned study on consumer preferences for personalized advertising amid COVID-19. More than 1,000 US adults were polled online for the study in July 2020. Innovid’s research study, 2020 Consumer Attitudes on Personalized…

Valassis Research Illuminates Shifts in Consumer Behavior During COVID-19

Survey Identifies Appetite to Shop, Opportunities Based on Discovery and Desire to Save Valassis, the leader in marketing technology and consumer engagement, shares new research examining consumer behavior amid the COVID-19 pandemic as states begin to lift restrictions and businesses begin to reopen. These insights provide a powerful understanding of how behavior is shifting, allowing brands to tailor marketing efforts in relevant, compelling ways, driven by current consumer demands. Based on responses from 1,000 U.S.…

Fifty-Four Percent of Consumers Open Product-Oriented Email When Clear Customer Action is Included

SparkPost, the world's largest email delivery and analytics engine that delivers nearly 40 percent of the world's email, today published the results of a consumer survey co-developed with leading global survey software company SurveyMonkey. The survey captures how retail consumers feel about marketing communications from their favorite retail brands – what marketing activity promotes consumer engagement and digital purchases, and what brands are doing that drive consumers away. The survey analyzed data from 1,124 consumer…

Fifty-Four Percent of Consumers Open Product-Oriented Email

Survey Data Shows Consumers Crave More from Brands; Maintain High Expectations of Personalization and Relevance SparkPost, the world's largest email delivery and analytics engine that delivers nearly 40 percent of the world's email, published the results of a consumer survey co-developed with leading global survey software company SurveyMonkey. The survey captures how retail consumers feel about marketing communications from their favorite retail brands – what marketing activity promotes consumer engagement and digital…

Understanding Consumer Behavior Through Social Media

While every industry operates a bit differently, there is an inherent need to better understand consumers beyond traditional Sales data and shopping behavior. Both of these are still critical to your business, but coupling them with social data provides unique insights into consumer behavior that ultimately enable companies to better serve their customers and beat out the competition. Social posts aren’t just valuable for marketers or influencers trying to break into the big time of sponsored content. They hold a treasure…

Older Consumers Conduct Significant Portions of Daily Life Online, Just Like Younger Ones, Finds New Survey by Boston Digital

Age Group Behaviors are More Similar Than Not in Today’s “Impulse Generation” – Even Before COVID 19 Boston Digital, a leading digital marketing agency, announced results of a new survey, “How Consumer Age Impacts Mobile Behavior.” Conducted prior to the US-wide surge of COVID 19, it found that online habits of older consumers are strikingly similar to younger generations: 60% of Generation Z and 59% of Boomers making online purchases often or very often; social media and shopping are everyone’s top choices for mobile…

How Companies Can Speak to the ‘Consumer on the Couch’

3 Tips for Innovating in a Time of Crisis "If there ever were a time to pay attention to the 'consumer on the couch,' it is right now," says Tyler Horsley. Horsley is a digital entrepreneur and CEO of Nuclear Networking, a Denver-based digital marketing agency serving the needs of multiple Pepsi-Cola divisions and Quicksilver Scientific. Marketing Technology News: New Retail Systems Research Survey Report Details Consumer Online Shopping Habits During Coronavirus "All business is witnessing collective global…

How Does Digital Marketing Impact The Consumer Decision Making Process?

At one time, there was a fairly universal business model which applied to virtually every company. The customer would become aware of their product through a printed advert or billboard. They would then speak with the company selling the product to obtain a quote. After mulling over their potential purchase for several days, they would finally (hopefully) decide to go ahead and buy the product in question. The process could be a long one, with a decreasing chance of making a sale as each step of the path progressed. These…

Yotpo Survey of Consumers Pinpoints Changing Online Shopping Behaviors and Priorities Amidst Global Coronavirus Crisis

eCommerce Opportunity Sparks for Determined Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) Brands as Amazon Leaves Shoppers Stranded with One-Month-Plus Delays Yotpo, the leading eCommerce marketing platform, released its Consumers & Commerce 2020 Coronavirus Trends Report, showcasing findings from a global survey that examines the changing behaviors, priorities, and shopping trends of consumers in the US, UK, and Canada since they have been encouraged to self-isolate or asked to shelter-in-place. David vs. Goliath in the Battle for…

How Brands Can Rebuild Consumer Trust in AdTech

The end of the Wild West of Digital Advertising is near: data is the new black gold, and advertising has been mining it recklessly. That can't go on. While the glory days of data harvesting were great for AdTech, they were less great for Advertising. Data breaches, Cambridge Analytica, and "stalker ads" that overuse targeting has all helped to undermine consumers’ trust. Back in April 2019, Kantar’s ‘Dimension’ study showed 54% of UK consumers objected to being targeted based on their past online activity (a figure I…

5WPR Consumer Culture Report Reveals Millennial Spending Increases with Charitably Conscious Companies

5W Public Relations, one of the top 15 independently-owned PR agencies in the U.S., has released their 2020 Consumer Culture Report and has found that 67% of Millennials believe it's important that a brand they purchase from has a charitable component, illustrating Millennial's ongoing effort to be purposeful in both how and with who they choose to spend their money. Marketing Technology News: Auth0 Expands Global Partner Network with Cognizant "Millennials are recognized by older generations as being hyper aware of…

TVision Releases TV Performance Report for Second Half of 2019, Report Includes Ad Viewability, Ad Attention and OTT Content Analysis

TVision, the leader in TV performance metrics, today released its H2 2019 TV Performance Report. The report recognizes the brands, commercials, and TV / OTT content that best captured viewer engagement. “The one universal constant underpinning premium video is attention. Getting it, retaining it, validating it, and getting it again next time,” explains David Cohen, former President of MAGNA and current TVision advisor. “For decades, we have used a legacy measurement tool to create a surrogate for attention. It was called a…

New Consumer Survey from Convey Reveals Mixed Feelings About Amazon – Even as Fast, Free Shipping Proves Irresistible

1 in 4 have negative feelings about Amazon’s impact on retail and the environment; 2 in 3 would consider abandoning Amazon without free shipping A new consumer survey conducted by Austin-based Delivery Experience Management platform provider Convey finds that many US consumers have negative feelings towards Amazon when it comes to its impact on the retail industry and the planet. However, those objections don't necessarily translate into lost sales, especially for shoppers who rely on Amazon for the majority of their…

Dynata Releases 2020 Global Trends Report, Highlighting Changing Consumer Attitudes on Climate Change, Technology Adoption, Privacy and…

Second Annual Look at Consumer Sentiment and Opinion Offers Deeper Dive Into the Global Trends That Drive Attitudes and Behaviors Dynata, the world’s largest first-party data and insights platform, announced its 2020 Global Trends Report, a global study of the opinions, attitudes and behaviors of people driving the cultural, social, economic, and technological trends that impact our daily lives, including climate change, technology adoption, and privacy and trust. Now in its second annual edition, the 2020 Global Trends…

The Price of Personalization: Unpacking the Realities of Consumer-Brand Engagement in the Digital Age

In 2006, Clive Humby coined the phrase “data is the new oil” and since then this has become the catchphrase amongst marketers for the past 14 years. However, what went predominantly unnoticed is the further elaboration he gave on this phrase. Like oil, data is “valuable, but if unrefined it cannot really be used. Oil has to be changed into gas, plastic, chemicals, etc to create a valuable entity that drives profitable activity; so, data must be broken down and analyzed for it to have value”. Even as consumer information…

WeAre8 Launches Cost per Relationship – a New Media Metric Highlighting the Value of the Brand-Consumer Relationship

Technology platform WeAre8 is revolutionizing the media industry by enabling brands to build direct relationships with consumers in target audiences at scale. By putting people at the economic center of the media ecosystem, WeAre8 enables people to get sponsored and paid by the brands they love for watching, sharing or creating content. WeAre8 guarantees video views and engagements on every campaign, but the ecosystem uniquely delivers something much greater - direct consumer relationships. By putting a value against these…

Between the Battle of the Spicy Chicken Sandwich and One-Cent Burgers: Here’s How Marketers Need to Adapt to Win Consumer Hearts in the QSR…

Consumers are getting busier and old habits have evolved to reflect new lifestyle changes. This is represented across all aspects of life - whether it’s new shopping or eating preferences, consumers have shown a growing desire for something in particular: convenience. As a result, many Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) brands have adapted by offering online ordering for easy in-store pickup and sending promotional deals and discounts via mobile. As these consumer patterns continue, QSR marketers will need to adapt strategies…

KERV Video Data Enhances Personalization & Consumer Experience

Unique object tagging provides breakthrough commerce opportunities KERV Interactive, a multi-award-winning interactive video company revolutionizing the performance of digital advertising with its patented technology, has enhanced its 1st party data and object tagging features to allow for quick analysis, organization, and collection of unique products or object level data in interactive videos. Marketing Technology News: TapClicks Launches Global Partner Program to Strengthen Ecosystem of AdTech and MarTech Integrations…