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Books Rule But eBooks Rising [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com The vast majority of adult book readers are reading print books on any given day, but the proportion reading e-books is rising rapidly, reports the [pdf] Pew Internet & American Life Project in an April 2012 study. Comparing results from a June 2010 survey and a December 2011 survey, Pew found that among…

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Popular Facebook Advertising Targeting Criteria [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com The most popular targeting criteria among Facebook advertisers are age and country, used always or often by 55% and 53%, respectively, according to [download page] an April 2012 report from Social Fresh. And while a significant proportion target interests, both precise (50%) and broad (42%), only about one-third target gender. Overall, 57.1% of…

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Marketing Budget Changes Due To Attribution By Channel [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com More than half of marketers and agencies say that the primary impact of attribution on digital spending is an increase in spending on some digital channels, according to an April 2012 report from Econsultancy and Google Analytics. And the biggest beneficiaries of that increased spend appear to be search and display. In fact,…

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Commonly Used Social Media Tools [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com Facebook remains the most common social media tool used by marketers, at 92% of respondents to the Social Media Examiner survey, unchanged from 2011 results. The second-most-popular social network among marketers, Twitter, has an 82% adoption rate, down slightly from 84% last year, meaning Facebook is about 12% more popular than its closest…

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Video Tops List Of Increased Use Of Social Media Marketing Tools [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com YouTube (and/or other video sites) is the top area where marketers plan on increasing their social media efforts, finds Social Media Examiner in an April 2012 report. YouTube/video is slated for an increase in activity by 76% of respondents, ahead of Facebook (72%), Twitter (69%), blogs (68%), Google+ (67%), and LinkedIn (66%). Younger…

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Affluent Ethnicity [CHART]

via adage.com Census data reveal that 68% of American adults are non-Hispanic whites. Hispanics (14%) are the largest ethnic minority group, followed by African-Americans (12%) and Asians (5%). Among Affluents (those with a household income of at least $100,000), 77% are non-Hispanic whites, and the three major ethnic minorities are roughly equal in size, each…

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Smart Phone Market Share By Platform [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com Google’s share of the US smartphone market (primarily representing the Android platform) climbed 7% between the 3 months ending November 2011 and 3 months ending February 2012, increasing its smartphone platform share to 50.1% in that time period, according to comScore MobiLens data released in April. Google’s share has now grown more than…

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Top Online Agency Services [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com 83% of online marketing agencies offer social media marketing services, while an additional 7% plan to do so in the future, according to [download page] a HubSpot report released in April 2012. This is closely followed by the proportion who currently offer brand marketing, email marketing, and web design services (all at 81%),…

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Ad Budgets To Decline During Next 6 Months [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com Marketers are twice as likely to say their advertising budgets will decrease in the next 6 months than increase (34% vs. 17%), finds the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) in a survey of client-side marketers, the full results of which were publicly released in April 2012. The proportion expecting budgets to decrease is…

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Top Social Media Marketing Benefits [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com Just 40% of marketers say that their social media marketing has benefited them by improving their sales, down 7% from last year, per an April 2012 report from the Social Media Examiner. Despite this, the results indicate that prolonged investment into the marketing channel pays dividends: the proportion of marketers who report sales…

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