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Relevance Of Information Sources [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com The Nielsen survey also asked respondents to identify which advertising and brand messaging platforms are the most relevant to them when searching for information about the products, finding that the relevancy results often mirrored the trust responses. Recommendations from friends and family again topped the list, at 90% of respondents, followed by consumer…

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Trust In Sources [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com Global online consumers place the most amount of trust in earned media, and the least in ads served on mobile phones, finds Nielsen [download page] in an April 2012 report. An impressive 92% of consumers surveyed around the world said they trust earned media, such as word-of-mouth or recommendations from friends and family,…

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Local vs. National US Mobile Ad Revenues, 2011-2016 [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com Locally targeted ads are forecast to account for 65% share of total US mobile ad revenues in 2016, according to details from an April 2012 BIA/Kelsey Group blog post. Specifically, local will account for $5 billion of the projected $7.7 billion in mobile ad revenues. This represents a dramatic increase from the estimated…

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Ads That Influence Purchases [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com TV ads influence a larger proportion of online consumers to purchase a product or service than a variety of other advertising media, finds ExactTarget [pdf] in an April 2012 report. 53% of respondents said a TV ad had influenced them to purchase a product or service in the past 12 months, putting TV…

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US Search Spend, Q1 2011-Q1 2012 [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com US search spend increased 16% year-over-year in Q1 2012, while ROI grew 11% year-over-year, indicating room for increased spend, per an [pdf] April 2012 report from Adobe. In fact, the report predicts that search spend in the US will increase 10-15% for the rest of 2012. Mobile had a strong showing in Q1,…

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Global Traditional Ad Spending [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com Despite a challenging global economy, worldwide advertising spend on TV, magazines, newspapers, and radio posted a 7.3% rise year-over-year in 2011 to $498 billion, according to [download page] an April 2012 report from Nielsen. Spending in Q4 was up 6.2% from a year earlier, closing at $131 billion. In the US, advertising spend…

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Online Video Ad Metrics [CHART]

via emarketer.com Publishers like YouTube are already embracing this metric as a way for brands to both measure and pay for ad performance. Its TrueView product allows advertisers to pay only for video ads that consumers have viewed for at least 30 seconds or to completion, depending on the length of the ad. According to…

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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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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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