Almost 8 in 10 industrial marketers increased (31%) or maintained (48%) their budgets in 2017 relative to 2016. Websites, content and social media were the areas in which the most industrial marketers increased their spending in 2017, with 58% doing for each channel.
Political advertising reached $9.8 billion in the 2016 election year, marking a more than 4% increase from the 2012 election cycle ($9.4 billion) and representing a new record.
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.
Referrals (66%) and company websites (47%) continue to be the best sources of new customers for local advertisers, much as they were back in 2011.
More than 40% of SMBs in the US rely on social media ads for brand awareness as well as revenue generation.
The dislike of cinema advertising by Gen Xers may be explained by the fact that they grew up watching movies before the introduction of cinema advertising.
More than twice as many respondents said they rely on their editorial team for the production of native ads vs. their own native ad studio.
Of the major adult generations, Gen Xers (35-49) are the most likely to say that they’re exposed to multiple ads on the radio in a typical day.
American adults are almost twice as likely to dislike (61%) as to like (34%) advertising.
This heatmap of an eye tracking analysis by Sticky of a Dolce & Gabbana ad illustrates how viewers of the ad focus almost exclusively on Scarlett Johansson’s eyes.