While Amazon’s Echo is the most popular smart speaker in the US, it’s losing share as speaker rivalry heats up. This year, Amazon is capturing roughly two-thirds of the US smart speaker audience, and that figure will decrease to 60.8% by 2020.
When the first wave of social commerce arrived—mostly reproducing ecommerce catalogs on Facebook—critics predicted it would fail because users didn’t want to shop where they socialized. More than half a decade later, most social media users still don’t turn to social platforms to make direct buys. Now it’s all about influence, social ads and a multi-channel path to purchase.
The fastest-growing category on Amazon this year is food and beverage, up 40.1%, with the health, personal care and beauty category close behind at 37.9%. While sales volume is still small, the uptick shows consumers are turning to ecommerce more often for everyday items and grocery shopping.
There are many ways that marketers can use artificial intelligence (AI), but so far, targeting and audience segmenting are among the most common uses for the emerging technology.
Grocery apps are some of the fastest-growing apps in the US. This year, 18.0 million US adults will use a grocery app at least once a month, up 49.6% over last year.
This infographic from Active Trail illustrates 13 email personalization statistics to help make your case.
This infographic from Salesforce illustrates why and how storytelling is a crucial element of your marketing efforts.
Basic segmentation ranks as the most broadly adopted email marketing practice among company marketers, according to the annual Email Industry Census from Econsultancy and Adestra. Some 82% of respondents worldwide (though predominantly from the UK) use basic segmentation, up from 80% last year.
More than two-thirds of job candidates believe that employer brand strength is important (35%) or very important (34%) when they’re evaluating a new job opportunity. The results indicate that employees can be a “valuable asset” in communicating brand strength.
Marketers – who use email primarily to communicate with customers and prospects and to build brand awareness – are struggling most with the competition for attention in the inbox.