A global survey found that among a variety of emerging concepts, cryptocurrencies and their underlying technology, blockchain, leave the most people scratching their heads.
Americans are spending less time with most major media, with one major exception: smartphones.
About 7 in 10 American adults report being online ‘almost constantly’ (26%) or ‘several times a day’ (43%), according to recent data from the Pew Research Center. Many of those are likely spending their online time visiting social media platforms.
US retailers are prioritizing Google Shopping ads over text ads, according to the 2018 Google Shopping Benchmarks Report from Sidecar. Based on an analysis of more than 300 US retailers’ activity in 2017, the report notes that ad spending across Google’s search network grew by 20%, with much greater increases for Google Shopping ads (34%) than for text ads (2%).
Podcast awareness and popularity are both on the rise, with a recent study suggesting that 64% of respondents ages 12 and older are familiar with the term ‘podcasting,’ up from 49% three years ago.
This infograpic by eMarketer breaks down where people listen to podcasts.
Millennials had higher incidences of being inspired by Instagram to make a purchase, though buying spurred by Snapchat was more evenly distributed by age.
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.
Starbucks will remain the most popular proximity mobile payment app, staying ahead of Apple Pay and other competitors. This year, 23.4 million people ages 14 and over will use the Starbucks app to make a point-of-sale purchase at least once every six months.
This infograpic by eMarketer breaks down the top podcast publishers, with National Public Radio and WNYC leading the list.