While we used to associate reading with the library and famous novelists, it’s quickly become a big part of the shopping experience. That’s because as consumers seek out products that align with their personal beliefs, inspecting labels and assessing product attributes is on the rise. And as a result, manufacturers and retailers are amplifying the attributes of their offerings by touting their key attributes.

This study looks into the different ways consumers watch digital video – going beyond dayparts, demos and/or personas. It illuminates how perception of different types of video advertising is impacted by the motivations and mindset a consumer is experiencing as they choose to watch. The analysis provides correlations between video content and attention to ads, ad relevance and ad receptivity when in these motivation/mindset states.

Today’s consumer packaged goods (CPG) landscape bears little resemblance to that of 1990. There are currently 9,000 more products in U.S. grocery stores than there were back then, but the average retail store is almost 7,500 square feet smaller. Organic, gluten-free, heart-healthy and sustainable products are everywhere in today’s stores because consumers demand them. And with a new product hitting the shelves approximately every two minutes, the list is growing.

The 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer reveals that trust has changed profoundly in the past year with “my employer” emerging as the most trusted institution. Globally, “my employer” (75 percent) is significantly more trusted than NGOs (57 percent), business (56 percent), government (48 percent) and media (47 percent).

According to the survey, 40% of the general population and 53% of Hispanics, who are Spanish dominant or speak both languages equally, respondents age 18-24 reported watching the news while at work. Although the internet has given consumers the opportunity to get their news on the go, that's not their only source. Viewers are turning to linear TV out of their homes to catch a glimpse of the news ticker or get the latest weather report before they leave the office.  

One of the frequently asked questions about the “plumbing” that enables the multi-touch attribution process to function is how individual users are tracked.

Plenty of companies measure their marketing activities, yet too often, they don’t make the most of it. Their measurement does not lead to useful actions or inform important strategic decisions. When one team optimizes for website traffic and another for in-store foot traffic, but do not communicate with each other, the company will end up with a disjointed marketing strategy or investments in the wrong audiences or metrics.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether the government can add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census. By adding this new question, the plaintiffs in the case argue that participation in the census will be suppressed, causing a significant undercount.

TV advertising’s state of health remains the source of heated discussion and debate. Depending on the report you read, and the evidence you choose, it could be thriving, dying, evolving, or at the tipping point. One thing is for sure, our CrossMedia data finds TV’s brand building power is not what it used to be.  by Duncan Southgate - Global Brand Director, Media / Insights Division, Kantar

However, what's good for reaching consumers can seem awfully intimidating for advertisers. With the explosion of consumer choices across all viewing devices, marketers face more complexity in TV advertising than ever before. A wait-and-see approach can be tempting, but smart marketers are resisting that notion by navigating the massive changes currently hitting the TV ecosystem. The masters among them are using audience data — not just context or indices — to improve everything from targeting to campaign measurement.

Is diversity on the rise? Has gender equality increased? Does religion play a more or less important role than in the past? And are family ties stronger or weaker than they used to be? Pew Research Center posed these questions to 30,133 people in 27 countries.

In a new report released by Advertiser Perceptions and MightyHive, they share the findings of a recent survey of over 200 senior brand marketers. Titled “The Data-Confident Marketer,” the study examines marketers’ views on first-party data: how they’re using it, where it lives in their organization, and how soon they expect first-party data to start producing results.

In a January poll of 105 US digital marketers by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and Winterberry Group, analytics and measurement tasks were the use cases that marketers expected would occupy most of their time and attention this year. IAB’s 2018 study on the same topic produced similar results.

Counties with the largest numeric growth are all located in the south and the west, with counties in Texas taking four out of the top 10 spots according to new U.S. Census Bureau population estimates. By metropolitan area, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas, had the largest numeric growth with a gain of 131,767 (1.8 percent) in 2018, followed by Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz. with an increase of 96,268 (2.0 percent). Migration, both domestic and international, as well as natural increase contributed to the growth in each of these areas, with natural increase serving as the largest source of population growth in Dallas and domestic migration serving as the largest source in Phoenix.

More than half of client-side marketers worldwide said leveraging data for more effective segmentation and targeting is among their top three organizational priorities in 2019, according to an Econsultancy and Adobe survey concluded in December 2018.

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