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Consumers are still highly influenced by word of mouth (W-O-M) when it comes to trying out a new retailer. A full 45% of consumers say that a friend or family member had recommended the most recent retailer they had purchased from for the first time, per findings from a report from Yes Marketing.Read More
In a study of more than 1,100 American adults, Porter Novelli / Cone found that 79% of Americans feel they have a deeper personal connection with companies that share similar values to their own and 72% believe that purpose-driven companies care more about them and their families.Read More
A large majority (89%) of marketers use video as part of their content strategy, which is not surprising considering marketers believe video converts better than other content. But how do marketers get their video content to their audiences? A new report from Wibbitz reveals that when marketers promote their videos, either organically or through paid ads, an overwhelming number turn to social media, even more so than their own websites or blogs.Read More
Some influencers accept free products as payment for endorsements, others charge thousands of dollars for a single post. While the compensation scale varies by following and content type, some marketers are concerned that teaming up with social media influencers is getting expensive.Read More
Millennials are increasingly skeptical of businesses’ motives and impact on society, and companies need to take these attitudes seriously if they don’t want to miss out on the younger generations’ potential as consumers and employees, according to a survey from consultancy Deloitte.Read More