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Smart Speaker Ownership [INFOGRAPHIC]

Infographic: Smart Speaker Ownership

One in six Americans now own a smart speaker, according to new research out this week from NPR and Edison Research – a figure that’s up 128 percent from January, 2017. Amazon’s Echo speakers are still in the lead, the report says, as 11 percent now own an Amazon Alexa device compared with 4 percent who own a Google Home product.

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Voice Assistant Use By Daypart [TABLE]

Table: Voice Assistant Use By Daypart

After a surge this past holiday season – when 4% of U.S. adults reported they acquired their first smart speaker device — ownership is up 128% since January 2017, to now one in six Americans (16%) having a smart speaker.

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B2C Marketers’ Ad-Spending Plans [CHART]

Chart: B2C Marketers' Ad-Spending Plans By Platform

Amazon’s US advertising revenue was expected to reach $1.65 billion in 2017 before almost doubling to $3.2 billion by 2019, at which point its ad revenues are expected to be as large as Snapchat and Twitter, combined. New survey results demonstrate that B2C marketers are taking note of Amazon’s potential in the advertising business, and that a sizable share are already advertising with the eCommerce giant.

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