Despite persistent gloom and doom surrounding the retail industry, the first half of the year has been positive for most product categories. According to the newly released monthly retail sales report from the US Census Bureau, for H1 2018, retail sales (excluding auto parts and gasoline) totaled $2.06 billion, up 4.9% year over year.
The restaurant and computer industries enjoy the best net perception among US adults.
Just 37% of Americans have a positive view of the advertising and public relations industry.
Sales of new cars make up roughly 15.8% of all US retail activity, according to US census data.
Average conversion rates broken down by industry.
Of the 10 industries that spent the most on Google ads in Q3 2012, the Internet and Telecommunications industry achieved the best overall results.
In-stream video buying platform VideoHub reported in Q2 that US online pre-roll CPG video ads had a 73.03% completion rate, slightly above the average for all industries.
This infographic by WordStream breaks down Google’s daily ad revenue.