Archive for April 6, 2012

Chinese Smart Phone User Demographics [CHART]

via emarketer.com According to a March 2012 report from the International Data Corporation (IDC), smartphone shipments in China will surpass those in the US during 2012. IDC’s “Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker” data forecasts China to have a 20.7% share of worldwide smartphone shipments in 2012, compared to 20.6% for the US. Read the rest…

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Social Media Monitoring Metrics [CHART]

via emarketer.com Social media allows companies to interact directly with customers, and many of those surveyed took that into consideration as a reason why they monitor social media. When looking at what metrics these companies track on social media, 26.8% of respondents mentioned customer satisfaction and 23.7% said overall buzz. Brand experience was also cited…

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Global Corporate Social Media Monitoring [CHART]

via emarketer.com A study of companies worldwide from SHARE and GUIDE SHARE EUROPE and sponsored by IBM and Marist College found that only 52.8% of respondents were currently monitoring open online social media communities or networks. [Unisphere Media collected the data in January and February 2012. The study was written by Unisphere analyst Peter Auditore.]…

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New Dads’ Social Media Behavior [CHART]

via emarketer.com While moms used to be the social network standard-bearer of the family, fathers—particularly first-time fathers—are engaging in the same types of social media activities that new moms enjoy, according to a February 2012 survey by Edelman and The Parenting Group. The study showed that 42% of new US dads who use social networks…

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European Online Banking Leaders [TABLE]

via emarketer.com Despite the financial turmoil in Europe, bank websites remain popular among internet users on the continent. According to comScore, 38.7% of web users in Europe accessed a bank’s website in December 2011. Northern Europe was strongly represented, as the Netherlands had the highest percentage of internet users accessing banking sites, at 66.3%, followed…

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Rich Media Ad Metrics, With & Without Video [CHART]

via emarketer.com via emarketer.com eMarketer expects strong growth in spending on display advertising, especially video, this year. In the US, eMarketer projects advertisers will increase video ad spending by 54.7% and up investments in standard banners by nearly 20%. eMarketer predicts much lower growth for rich media ads, however, at just over 4%, as brands…

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Social Media Marketing Benefits [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com Just 40% of marketers say that their social media marketing has benefited them by improving their sales, down 7% from last year, per an April 2012 report from the Social Media Examiner. Despite this, the results indicate that prolonged investment into the marketing channel pays dividends: the proportion of marketers who report sales…

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Books Rule But eBooks Rising [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com The vast majority of adult book readers are reading print books on any given day, but the proportion reading e-books is rising rapidly, reports the [pdf] Pew Internet & American Life Project in an April 2012 study. Comparing results from a June 2010 survey and a December 2011 survey, Pew found that among…

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Popular Facebook Advertising Targeting Criteria [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com The most popular targeting criteria among Facebook advertisers are age and country, used always or often by 55% and 53%, respectively, according to [download page] an April 2012 report from Social Fresh. And while a significant proportion target interests, both precise (50%) and broad (42%), only about one-third target gender. Overall, 57.1% of…

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Marketing Budget Changes Due To Attribution By Channel [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com More than half of marketers and agencies say that the primary impact of attribution on digital spending is an increase in spending on some digital channels, according to an April 2012 report from Econsultancy and Google Analytics. And the biggest beneficiaries of that increased spend appear to be search and display. In fact,…

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