Connected TV households now make up nearly three-quarters of all US households, but those penetration levels don’t necessarily add up to a huge advertising market—yet. In a new forecast package, eMarketer estimates there will be 182.6 million connected TV users in the US this year, up 8.1% from 2017. That works out to roughly 55% of the population.
In the ongoing effort to gain consumers’ attention, one effective media channel that’s often overlooked is the mobile wallet. eMarketer estimates that 55.0 million US mobile phone users will make a proximity mobile payment—one that’s completed on a mobile device at the point of sale—by the end of this year.
This infographic from Make A Video Hub illustrates Instagram’s history and growth, demographics and usage statistics.
This infographic from unmetric illustrates the best days of the week and times of the day to post to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Almost 6 in 10 US shoppers believe that the search box is ‘extremely important’ when they’re shopping on a retailer’s website, mobile site or mobile app, and another 27% consider it ‘important.’
Google took the lead over Facebook last year in referrals to media sites. An analysis from the firm delves into the major referrers by article category, finding that Google search is a bigger referrer than Facebook for most.
Delivering personalized content is the most challenging barrier to marketing automation success, though the integration of all marketing systems is a close second. Despite the difficulties marketers are having delivering personalized content, the vast majority say that content personalization driven by marketing automation is in fact improving.
‘Social’ is the intent topic that is currently most buzz-worthy across B2B marketing, according to an analysis performed for MarketingCharts by Bombora. To arrive at its conclusions, Bombora looked into the content consumption behavior of employees at 2.8 million businesses around the world during Q1. The analysis revealed that ‘social’ was the leading topic of the 346 topics monitored related to marketing.
More than 8 in 10 business buyers want the same experience as when they’re buying for themselves, reveals Salesforce Research in its second annual State of the Connected Consumer report. The study indicates that the customer experience is hugely important to business buyers, 8 in 10 of whom say the experience a company provides is as important as its products and services.
This animated inforgraphic from Salesforce illustrates the concepts behind these two prevelant marketing buzzwords.