88% national North American brands are investing some portion of their budgets in local marketing, according to Balihoo’s Research Micro Study.
via marketingcharts.com Mobile marketing programs and budgets are projected to increase in 2012, but 37% of businesses report that a lack of strategy inhibits their adopting mobile marketing, and 22% cite a lack of resources. Those results are according to [pdf] the “StrongMail Mobile Marketing Survey 2012,” conducted in April 2012, of more than 800 […]
via marketingcharts.com Marketing budgets took a sharp downturn in May 2012 across the three regions (Europe, Asia/Pacific and the Americas) measured in Warc’s Global Marketing Index (GMI). The Index dipped from 53.7 in April to a near-neutral growth level of 50.3 this month, possibly reflecting increased uncertainty due to the economic situation in the eurozone. […]
via marketingcharts.com Radio posted its third consecutive Q1 increase in 2012 with a 1% rise to $3.814B. Surges in Digital (+10%) and Network (+8%) and a significant increase in Off-Air (+3%) combined with a stable Spot sector, led to the positive results, according to [pdf] a report by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB). Q1 2012 […]
via marketingcharts.com Just 1.5% or 1 in 67 shoppers, accounted for 80% of volume during a 12-month window following their introduction, according to [pdf] a new report published by Catalina, the Florida-based consumer-driven marketing firm. The report explores the purchasing behavior of more than 41 million US consumers and shows that a tiny fraction of […]
via marketingcharts.com The earned media generated by users sharing to their networks resulted in a significant conversion of new users. For example, 82% of the users that clicked on a friend’s news feed post about a quiz they’d taken went on to take the quiz themselves. Read the rest at Marketing Charts.
via marketingcharts.com Campaigns that attract high user activity and entry rates are not the types that inspire users to share with friends. Campaigns like contests and sweepstakes generate higher entry and participation rates, while quizzes, trivia contests and pick-your-favorite campaigns are more likely to be shared via a news feed post or an invite to […]
via marketingcharts.com Not surprisingly, the more screens a consumer uses, the more likely he or she is to discover and research products online, versus offline. While 75% of two-screen (2SCRN) consumers list offline sources like word-of-mouth, catalogs and television as their primary way of discovering new products, that percentage drops to 63% for 4SCRN consumers. […]
via marketingcharts.com Grocers and consumer-packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers are still figuring out how to navigate the post-recession economy, but consumers have it down: They are finding any way they can to maximize their monthly spend, according to new research sponsored by MaxPoint Interactive and conducted by BIGInsight. Surprisingly, the average monthly spend on groceries has […]