Media Consumption

e-Strategy Trends’ continually updated collection of media consumption trends and statistics for marketing, public relations, advertising and strategic communications professionals.

Weekly Commercial Message Consumption Frequency [CHART]

Chart: Weekly Commercial Message Consumption Frequency

While very few marketers would dispute the effectiveness of personalization, there are still barriers to being able to personalize at scale, namely the time and cost involved in creating personalized content. A survey of more than 1,000 US consumers from Periscope by McKinsey shares some insights on personalized messages and what consumers think of them.

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Weekly Podcast Listening Frequency [CHART]

Chart: Weekly Podcast Listening Frequency

While podcast listeners may still be in the minority (76.4 million people in the US will listen to podcasts this year, or one-quarter of the population), surveys have found that among weekly listeners, most are listening to several podcasts a week.

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Connected TV Users, 2017-2021 [CHART]

Chart: Connected TV Users, 2017-2021

eMarketer expects that more than half of the US population (57.2%) will watch connected TV in 2019, up from 51.7% in 2017, and because the time they spend watching will increase too, the amount of connected TV inventory available to advertisers will proliferate.

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Entertainment Subscriptions By Generation [CHART]

Chart: US Entertainment Subscriptions By Generation

The growth of subscription video-on-demand services has been well documented but it looks like a new milestone is in the works. Deloitte’s annual Digital Media Trends survey suggests that more consumers now subscribe to a streaming video service than to traditional TV.

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