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Most Annoying Online Ads [CHART]

Chart: Most Annoying Online Ads

More people than ever in the US are spending time with digital audio, leading to growing advertising opportunities. To properly communicate with audiences, advertisers should make sure the right creatives are used with the right audio formats.

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How People Learn About Retailers [CHART]

Chart: Retailer Awareness Sources

Consumers are still highly influenced by word of mouth (W-O-M) when it comes to trying out a new retailer. A full 45% of consumers say that a friend or family member had recommended the most recent retailer they had purchased from for the first time, per findings from a report from Yes Marketing.

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Video Content Amplification Channels [CHART]

Chart: Video Content Amplification Channels

A large majority (89%) of marketers use video as part of their content strategy, which is not surprising considering marketers believe video converts better than other content. But how do marketers get their video content to their audiences? A new report from Wibbitz reveals that when marketers promote their videos, either organically or through paid ads, an overwhelming number turn to social media, even more so than their own websites or blogs.

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Digital Ad Spending By Industry [CHART]

Chart: Digital Ad Spending By Industry

eMarketer expects a shift in US digital ad spending next year, as economic factors weigh on certain industries. In 2020, financial services will displace the auto sector, while travel will surpass consumer packaged goods (CPG).

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Digital Ad Revenues By Company [CHART]

Chart: Digital Ad Revenues By Company

Facebook released better-than-expected results on July 24, reporting $16.9 billion in revenues, 1.59 billion in daily active users (DAUs), and $7.05 in average revenue per user (ARPU). This came just as the company was fined a record-setting $5 billion by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as a result of the 2018 Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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Ad Blocking User Growth, 2018-2021 [CHART]

Chart: Ad Blocking User Growth, 2018-2021

Fewer internet users than expected are blocking ads across the US and Western Europe. For the second year in a row, eMarketer downgraded their estimates of the ad blocking population in France, Germany, the UK and US, as well as their forecast for future growth.

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Millennials’ Changing Relationships With Businesses [CHART]

Chart: Millennials' Changing Relationships With Businesses

Millennials spend about $322.5 billion annually, a strong figure but one that’s less than Baby Boomers and Gen Xers. What may set Millennials apart from those other two cohorts is that they are more apt to let their purchasing dollars speak for them when it comes to a business’ environmental impact or ethical behavior, according to this year’s Global Millennial Survey from Deloitte.

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Most Valuable Personalized Content [CHART]

Chart: Most Valuable Personalized Content

Periscope By McKinsey asked US internet users what type of personalized content was most appealing; no answer garnered an outright majority of responses. Half of respondents said that products related to their interests were appealing, and only four responses appealed to at least one-third of those polled.

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