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Connected TV devices continue to account for the largest share of video ad impressions. Smartphones, which only a year earlier had accounted for the largest percentage of impressions, are steadily declining in share, cannibalized by connected TV devices.Read More
Some 58% of US adults have used voice search to find information on a local business at some point in the past 12 months. Most commonly, people are using their smartphones (56%) for voice search to find local business information, while about 1 in 5 (18%) have done so using a Smart Speaker.Read More
US retailers are prioritizing Google Shopping ads over text ads, according to the 2018 Google Shopping Benchmarks Report from Sidecar. Based on an analysis of more than 300 US retailers’ activity in 2017, the report notes that ad spending across Google’s search network grew by 20%, with much greater increases for Google Shopping ads (34%) than for text ads (2%).Read More
Podcast awareness and popularity are both on the rise, with a recent study suggesting that 64% of respondents ages 12 and older are familiar with the term ‘podcasting,’ up from 49% three years ago.Read More
Fully 84% of US households now get some type of internet service at home, up 10% points over the past decade, according to a Leichtman Research Group (LRG) study. While internet service usage is only up a point over the past 5 years, the type of service used is changing.Read More
Research has suggested that only about 1 in 10 teen Snapchat users are unique to the platform and not also using Instagram. But to what extent do Snapchat users use other social platforms on a given day?Read More