Around the world, consumers and marketers alike believe that traditional media such as newspapers and TV are better advertising sources than digital platforms such as websites, social media pages and blogs, finds Adobe in new data from its “Click Here: The State of Online Advertising” report. The new data builds on previous research conducted within the US (results covered here), by expanding into the UK, Japan, Australia, Germany, France, and South Korea and offering a global average from all the countries. But while consumers and marketers are in agreement that traditional media sources are better for advertising and more credible sources of information, consumers tended to rate traditional media higher, while marketers were comparably more favorable to digital sources.
For example, consumers were more likely than marketers to choose traditional media sources such as newspapers and TV as best for advertising (47% vs. 41%), and also more likely to see their family, friends and co-workers as influential (31% vs. 22%). By contrast, marketers hold a higher view of company websites (24% vs. 18%), social media pages (13% vs. 9%) and blogs (11% vs. 8%), among others. Read the rest at MarketingCharts.