Is mobile gaming a relaxing pastime? Nearly 40% of players think so, which is good news for mobile ad buyers, because many gamers say they tend to be more receptive to ads when they’re in a relaxed mood.
It’s true, merchants can no longer rely on traditional anchors—usually department stores—to attract crowds. According to Coresight Research, the number of full-line department stores will shrink to 4,750 by 2023, down 19.5% from 2017.
According to an April 2018 Market Force Information survey of US grocery buyers, 27% buy prepared food weekly or more, and 92% cited convenience as the reason.
Corporate reputations in the US have diminished this year compared to 2017. Only about half of consumers trust companies to do the right thing, down from 62% last year, and just 41% give companies the benefit of the doubt, down from 56% last year.
A global survey found that among a variety of emerging concepts, cryptocurrencies and their underlying technology, blockchain, leave the most people scratching their heads.
Most US internet users say they don’t trust social networks to protect their personal information. A May 2018 survey by Rad Campaign found that 61% of respondents had little to no trust in social networks. That compares with 53% in 2016, and 57% in 2014.
Most US consumers would lost trust in a business that had incorrect or inconsistent contact details online, reports BrightLocal. And the problem appears to be quite extensive: 71% of the survey’s respondents reported having felt the effect of inaccuracies found online, such as having called a wrong phone number or arrived at a location when it was closed.
For the most part, Facebook users haven’t stopped using the social platform following the Cambridge Analytica revelations. In fact, in its Q1 2018 earnings report, the social media giant showed no sign of users—or advertisers—abandoning its platform.
Many marketers assume that users will trade their data in exchange for ads that are highly specific to their interests. The principle behind this assumption may be fading as ad platforms have come under scrutiny for their cavalier approach to data security.