Category: Statistics

Report: Key to SMB advertiser retention is onboarding engagement and early upselling

Customer retention is a persistent and vexing problem for many companies that serve the small and medium-size business (SMB) market. But enterprise software company Vendasta thinks that it has found a formula of sorts to combat SMB churn. The company serves...

/ June 20, 2018

After data leak, 3 of 4 US carriers vow to stop selling user location to third parties

If mobile phone owners were told that their wireless carriers were selling data about their real-time movements most people would be surprised if not horrified. Never mind that the official line in the industry is that all this data is...

/ June 20, 2018

Have we reached peak smartphone and what does that mean for marketers?

Kleiner Perkins’ Mary Meeker’s highly anticipated kitchen-sink compendium of third party stats dropped yesterday. Amidst the barrage of data was the following: global smartphone shipments grew zero percent in 2017. Many others have already pointed to this observation with some...

/ May 31, 2018

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