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Archive for June 7, 2012

Influential Purchase Factors [CHART]

via Competitive pricing and promotions hold the most sway over shoppers, and pricing is becoming an ever-more significant factor, according to a pair of studies released in June 2012. Results from a RIS News and Cognizant survey [download page] indicate that price is the most significant factor affecting both online and in-store purchase decisions…

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2011 Global Mobile Advertising Spend By Region [CHART]

via Global mobile advertising spend reached $5.3 billion in 2011, according to a joint report from the IAB Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence in the US, IAB Europe, and IHS Screen Digest. Search accounted for the largest portion of mobile ad spending, at 62%, or $3.3 billion. Search’s dominance was most prevalent in the…

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Indian Millennials Think They’re The Coolest Of ‘Em All [CHART]

via American Millennials (aged 15-25) seem to be pretty pleased with their “cool” factor, but they’re actually more modest about it than their counterparts in a variety of other countries, according to survey results released in May 2012 by InSites Consulting. 43% of American youth see themselves as cool, which is a slightly larger…

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Shipping Policies & eTailing [CHART]

via Shipping costs are a key aspect of online shopping for consumers, and there is room for e-retailers to improve on this front, according to a June 2012 report from comScore and UPS. The report finds that while comparison shopping, shipping charges are almost as important to consumers as product pricing (23% and 26%,…

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Local Business Recommendation Methods, 2011 & 2012 [CHART]

via Word-of-mouth is still the most popular way for consumers to recommend local businesses, though social channels are figuring more into the equation, finds a BrightLocal survey, the results of which were published in June 2012 on Search Engine Land. 77% of the survey respondents said they had shared a recommendation through word-of-mouth in…

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Top 12 Mobile Strategies [CHART]

via Data from the “2012 Digital Marketing Optimization Survey” indicates that more marketers will be focusing on mobile optimized websites than mobile applications as part of their mobile strategies this year. 42% chose the former as one of their top 3 strategies, compared to 34% who chose the latter. These marketers appear to be…

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