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via mediabistro.com In their Digital Journalism Study, Oriella surveyed 600 journalists and discovered that more than half (55 percent) used social channels such as Twitter and Facebook to find stories from known sources, and 43 percent verified existing stories using these tools. 26 percent of respondents said that they used social media to find stories…Read More
via marketingcharts.com Global spending on entertainment and media (E&M) increased by 4.9% in 2011, slightly more rapid than 2010’s 4.5% growth, but representing a lower rate than in previous years, according to a June 2012 report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Internet advertising saw the fastest growth, of 18.7%, followed by TV subscriptions and license fees (excluding…Read More
via marketingcharts.com Retail advertisers represented the largest vertical in terms of internet ad spending, at 22% share, slightly up from 21% last year. Retail industry spending in 2011 stood at $7.1 billion, up 21% from $5.5 billion a year earlier. Financial services was the next-largest vertical, at 13% share, or $4.1 billion, up from 12%…Read More
via marketingcharts.com Within the different site categories measured, kids and family led with a 7.87% interaction rate, followed by B2B (6.46%), games (6.21%), and entertainment (5.34%). Automotive sites fared the worst in this metric, with an interaction rate of 2.65%. Kids and family sites also saw the highest total CTR, at 0.6%, far ahead of…Read More
via emarketer.com Entertainment-focused content such as movies, music and magazines were purchased by the greatest number of US digital media professionals. In fact, 47% of respondents paid for movies, 36% for digital magazine access and 35% for music. In contrast, just 13% paid for news and newspapers, a likely byproduct of widespread access to free…Read More