via marketingprofs.com growing share of seniors own a cell phone, according to separate research from Pew. Nearly seven in ten (69%) adults ages 65 and older say they have a mobile phone, up from 57% in May 2010. Even among those now age 76 and older, 56% report owning a cell phone of some kind,…

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via marketingprofs.com Though seniors (adults age 65 and older) have spent much of their lives without the technology that younger generations have grown up with, fully six in ten (60%) say they use the Internet, participating in a variety of activities such as social networking, playing games, and buying products, according to report by Forrester…

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via marketingcharts.com warc-global-mktg-budgets-june-2012.pngSentiment regarding budgets took a steep fall among global marketers, finds Warc [pdf] in its June 2012 Global Marketing Index (GMI). The budget component score of the index fell to 47.3 in June, down from 50.3 in May and 53.7 in April, as marketers’ confidence waned in the face of risks to global…

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via marketingcharts.com American and European bloggers are relatively in agreement when it comes to the most effective ways to drive traffic to their blogs, both citing frequent updates and promotion on social networks as their top 2, per an Overblog study released in June 2012. Yet, when it comes to what defines the ultimate success…

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via marketingcharts.com While 33% of the most-engaging YouTube campaigns run under 30 seconds, only 11% of campaigns by volume run that length, per findings from a Yesmail Interactive study [download page] released in June 2012. And although YouTube campaigns rose sharply over the 3-month study period – by about 38% to 80 across all brands…

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via marketingcharts.com Customer satisfaction with full-service restaurants has dipped this year, and for the first time is on par with fast food establishments, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). The index for full-service restaurants fell 2 points to 80 on ASCI’s 100-point scale, while limited-service restaurants improved a point to the same score.…

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