Not surprisingly, the more screens a consumer uses, the more likely he or she is to discover and research products online, versus offline. While 75% of two-screen (2SCRN) consumers list offline sources like word-of-mouth, catalogs and television as their primary way of discovering new products, that percentage drops to 63% for 4SCRN consumers. And, the more screens consumers use, the more likely they are to welcome digital engagement by marketers post-purchase, according to [pdf] a May 2012 report called “The Multiscreen Marketer,” conducted by eConsultancy on behalf of the the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB).
In an attempt to explore how the multi-screen affects shopping, if at all, consumers were asked to list their top three sources (both online or offline) for becoming aware of new products, researching products and finally, for being kept in touch with by brands. Read the rest at Marketing Charts.