Within the US live viewing comprised more than one-third (35%) of all ad views for the quarter, up from 31% the previous quarter and 24% in the year-earlier period.
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While Amazon’s Echo is the most popular smart speaker in the US, it’s losing share as speaker rivalry heats up. This year, Amazon is capturing roughly two-thirds of the US smart speaker audience, and that figure will decrease to 60.8% by 2020.
The fastest-growing category on Amazon this year is food and beverage, up 40.1%, with the health, personal care and beauty category close behind at 37.9%. While sales volume is still small, the uptick shows consumers are turning to ecommerce more often for everyday items and grocery shopping.
Grocery apps are some of the fastest-growing apps in the US. This year, 18.0 million US adults will use a grocery app at least once a month, up 49.6% over last year.
This infographic from Salesforce illustrates why and how storytelling is a crucial element of your marketing efforts.
More than two-thirds of job candidates believe that employer brand strength is important (35%) or very important (34%) when they’re evaluating a new job opportunity. The results indicate that employees can be a “valuable asset” in communicating brand strength.
Adults in the US are increasingly putting off marriage until later years, if at all. Indeed, a recent Pew Research Data analysis indicates that 57% of 21-36-year-olds have never married, compared to just one-third (33%) of people that age back in 1985.
In its survey of 5,001 consumers ages 16-65, Brand Keys found that just 42% of Gen Z respondents identify as ‘extremely’ or ‘very’ patriotic, as do only a slim majority (53%) of Millennials.
These AI-powered helpers can answer questions 24/7 and don’t make users wait on hold, but not everyone sees the benefits of interacting with chatbots in lieu of other channels.
The number of Facebook users in the US will inch up 0.9% this year to 169.5 million. While growth has plateaued, Facebook is still the most used social network among all age groups, except for teens.