A global survey found that among a variety of emerging concepts, cryptocurrencies and their underlying technology, blockchain, leave the most people scratching their heads.
Millennials had higher incidences of being inspired by Instagram to make a purchase, though buying spurred by Snapchat was more evenly distributed by age.
30% of US internet users have used a voice assistant to look for product information or purchase products—in other words, shop or buy. Google Assistant (13.9%) and Siri (13.1%) had the highest usage for these activities.
Consumers are more likely to trust banks—and even insurance firms—than marketing or advertising companies. That’s according to a September 2017 PwC survey, which found that just 6% of US internet users said they trusted media and entertainment companies.
Keeping up with technology isn’t the most pressing concern among grocers (that would be labor issues or competitive threats), but it’s definitely on their minds. In fact, it was the third most cited concern in the annual Progressive Grocer survey, up from ninth place last year.
The simultaneous use of second-screen devices—smartphones, tablets and desktops/laptops—while watching TV has increased year to year and will continue through at least 2019.
Mobile app developers worldwide were directing the majority of their install marketing budgets to video. When added together, various types of video made up 61% of app install budget allocation in fall 2017.
After a surge this past holiday season – when 4% of U.S. adults reported they acquired their first smart speaker device — ownership is up 128% since January 2017, to now one in six Americans (16%) having a smart speaker.
Google and Facebook accounted for about 63% of US digital ad revenues in
2017. With the duopoly taking in almost two-thirds of US digital ad revenues, that leaves around a third of the market for every other firm to compete for.
Snapchat has become a must for many brands—especially those aiming to reach young consumers, who are the bulk of Snapchat’s audience. New research found that Snapchat adoption among brands increased throughout 2016, but many of these branded accounts were quickly abandoned.