Social networks are the most influential online media used by shoppers around the world when finding inspiration for their purchases.
Eight out of 10 respondents said a search engine was their top choice among a collection of digital and nondigital sources to look up information for local businesses last year.
This year’s Local Search Association Local Media Tracking Study gauged how consumers use different media channels based on business category.
While search engines are leaders in the way that consumers look for local businesses and services, other media platforms and competition cannot be ignored.
On social, Millennials learn about products through peer activity.
46% of Inc. 500 executives cited online advertising as the promotional strategy they feel has the most potential to help increase sales.
Social media users are more likely to respond to product offers shared by friends and family in their networks than to offers included in sponsored posts and social display ads.
Roughly 4 in 10 American adults use online coupons or deals like those offered by Groupon.
88% of US lesbian and bisexual female internet users said they used Facebook for personal communications, and 79% of gay and bisexual males reported the same.
Smart phones were more than twice as popular as tablets for mobile pinning.