Online Behavior

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

Millennials Switch Media 27 Times An Hour [STUDY]

via c-e.com A recent study found that consumers in their 20s (“digital natives”) switch media venues about 27 times per nonworking hour—the equivalent of more than 13 times during a standard half-hour TV show. The study of consumer media habits was commissioned by Time Warner’s’s Time Inc. and conducted by Boston’s Innerscope Research. Though it…

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New Dads’ Social Media Behavior [CHART]

via emarketer.com While moms used to be the social network standard-bearer of the family, fathers—particularly first-time fathers—are engaging in the same types of social media activities that new moms enjoy, according to a February 2012 survey by Edelman and The Parenting Group. The study showed that 42% of new US dads who use social networks…

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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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Books Rule But eBooks Rising [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com The vast majority of adult book readers are reading print books on any given day, but the proportion reading e-books is rising rapidly, reports the [pdf] Pew Internet & American Life Project in an April 2012 study. Comparing results from a June 2010 survey and a December 2011 survey, Pew found that among…

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Consumer Facebook Page Liking Motivations [CHART]

via emarketer.com On Facebook, the desire to receive discounts and special offers was also the top reason for “liking” a brand, but it was only cited by 41% of US Facebook users, a smaller percentage of respondents than those that subscribed to email lists for the same reason. Additionally, 25% of respondents said they “like”…

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Consumer Email Subscription Motivations [CHART]

via emarketer.com Chadwick Martin Bailey analyzed why consumers engage via email and Facebook and found that receiving discounts and special offers was the top motivation. Of the US respondents who had an email account, 58% cited that as a reason for subscribing to email lists. Other reasons for email participation included taking part in a…

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Online Reviews & Suggestions [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com Brands can gain significant insights into how to improve already successful products by analyzing online reviews, finds BazaarVoice [pdf] in a March 2012 report. Examining more than 6 million pieces of user-generated content from both in-store and online shoppers, the company found that 12% of all reviews include product suggestions, and that the…

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Impact Of Facebook Timeline [CHART]

via marketingvox.com A recently-released study from Simply Measured found that a study of the Facebook Fan Pages of 15 early adopters from a variety of industries realized 46% more engagement per post with Timeline. Another study, by Vitrue, found that some brands have seen as much as 190% lift in engagements rate per fan. It…

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