Posts by David Erickson

Location-Based Services Still Lagging [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com Small businesses are turning to certain social media tools in increasing numbers, finds AT&T in March 2012 survey results. Facebook was the most popular tool among small businesses in 2011, up 7.3% year-over-year to 44% of respondents, followed by LinkedIn, which was used by 31%, up 24% from 25% a year earlier. And…

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Consumers Happier With Products Bought Online [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com bazaarvoice-product-sentiment-by-age-group-april2012.jpgConsumers who buy products online appear more satisfied with their purchases than in-store shoppers, a trend that surprisingly is magnified among the more mature age demographics, details BazaarVoice in a March 2012 report. Looking at online feedback from both in-store and online shoppers, the company found that the average feedback rating among 19-24-year-olds…

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One Third Of Marketers Think Their Digital Tools Are Kinda Sucky [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com Although the vast majority of marketers agree that digital marketing can reduce customer acquisition costs when properly used, existing tools are not providing the leverage needed in a number of key areas, details DataXu in a March 2012 report. Indeed, just one-quarter of respondents said the software tools they currently use allow them…

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Pinterest User Behavior [SCREENSHOT]

via mediapost.com Now a recent study suggests it prompts consumers to make purchases. Some 21% of respondents to a recent survey with a Pinterest account have purchased a product after seeing a picture on the site. The PriceGrabber survey of 4,851 U.S. online consumers conducted between March 13 and 26 reveals that respondents who purchased…

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Magazines Positioning To Be Pinned [SCREENSHOT]

via adage.com Hearst’s sense of urgency about Pinterest is shared elsewhere in publishing, and with good reason. “It’s predominantly female, 25 to 44, an educated user — so it’s definitely someone that we want to speak to and engage,” Mr. Pollack said. The same could be said for many magazines. And when RJ Metrics recently…

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American Online Movie Viewers, 2010-2016 [CHART]

via emarketer.com According to eMarketer projections, online movie viewership spiked from 2010 to 2011, growing from 27.9 million viewers to 59.6 million viewers, and although growth will taper off substantially in 2012, the growth rate will still be approximately 27%. Moreover, eMarketer projects almost 25% of US internet users will view online movies in 2012.…

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Tablet Use Frequency By Activity [CHART]

via emarketer.com Tablets are also likely contributors to online movie growth. According to comScore, almost half of US tablet owners viewed full-length movies or on-demand video or TV episodes on the tablet on at least a monthly basis. Read the rest at eMarketer. Rate this post

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The Demise Of The Plastic Disc Industry [CHART]

via emarketer.com According to Screen Digest’s analysis, US audience members consumed 1.4 billion units of online movies in 2011. That is expected to reach 3.4 billion units in 2012. Views of physical movie discs, including retail sales and rentals of VHS, DVD and Blu-ray discs, will drop from 2.6 billion units in 2011 to 2.4…

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Website Usability Issues For Tablet Users [CHART]

via emarketer.com Tablet users’ expectations are being shaped by their fast PC-browsing experiences. The survey also found that 69% of those polled wanted websites to load in 2 seconds or less on tablets. Suggesting that current tablet users are somewhat dissatisfied by the web experience on the tablet so far, a sizeable minority of those…

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