Category: Statistics

Despite recent events, people still positive about internet’s impact on society

Despite the chaos and fallout of the past two years, the vast majority of Americans still believe the internet is a positive thing in their lives. That’s according to a recent Pew Research Center survey conducted in January. The survey...

/ May 25, 2018

IAB says digital ad revenues up 21% to $88B in 2017. Left unsaid: The duopoly dominated that growth

The IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) is out with its Q4 and 2017 year-end state of the digital advertising industry report. In a repeat of the past several years, digital advertising revenue is up. There was growth across formats and devices....

/ May 10, 2018

Digital video ad spend keeps rising, with social media (i.e., Facebook) set to see most growth

Digital video ad spend among large brands has increased by 53 percent over the past two years, according to a survey released by the IAB, which is overseeing the Digital New Fronts in New York City this week. Just over...

/ April 30, 2018

Report: Product discovery, not payments, the real m-commerce bottleneck

Conventional wisdom argues that despite mobile traffic growth, the main reason smartphone commerce lags the desktop is friction at the bottom of the funnel (i.e., payments). However, a new report from Qubit asserts the real problem is higher in the...

/ March 22, 2018

Report: 5G will drive $12 billion in new mobile commerce revenue by 2021

Mobile page speed matters. And new data from Adobe shows that with speed comes revenue. Adobe Digital Insights has released a report called “A Mobile-First World,” which contains data on US and international smartphone usage patterns. The company says it’s...

/ March 5, 2018

Placed introduces ‘Placed Insights’ to educate the market about location data

Location analytics company Placed (owned by Snap) is launching “Placed Insights,” a free tool that allows users to visualize and better understand location data. Placed founder David Shim told me that he believes this will help agencies and advertisers see...

/ March 1, 2018

Retailers with shopping apps now see majority of e-commerce sales from mobile

For many retailers, mobile traffic equals or exceeds desktop traffic. Now, according to Criteo’s latest commerce report (Q4 2017), mobile sales represent the majority of total e-commerce for retailers with successful shopping apps. Retailers that have both mobile sites and...

/ February 21, 2018

Insights from our 2017 holiday retail survey

By most accounts, the holiday shopping season was an e-commerce success, with final tallies beating analyst estimates. Earlier this month, we asked e-commerce teams about their holiday marketing strategies — planning, budgeting and expectations — and what they did differently...

/ January 29, 2018

Nearly 70% of marketing executives plan to spend more on marketing technology in 2018

According to a survey published by search marketing software platform Conductor, 68 percent of marketing executives say they plan to spend more on marketing technology in 2018. Thirty percent of the survey respondents said they will be spending anywhere from...

/ December 18, 2017

Black Friday by the numbers: Another year of e-commerce records

Across the board, the numbers now in from several reports point to a strong online kick-off to the holiday shopping season. After predicting holiday e-commerce revenue will reach a record-breaking $100.7 billion by year’s end, Adobe reports Black Friday online...

/ November 27, 2017