Voice-controlled device use for online shopping in UK ‘to triple in 2018’, according to Narvar

Voice-controlled device use for online shopping in UK ‘to triple in 2018’, according to Narvar

Two percent of all UK consumers are already using voice-controlled devices such as Google Home and Amazon Echo for online shopping, accounting for 20% of all device owners in the UK, according to new research. The survey of almost 3000 UK consumers, conducted by post-purchase experts Narvar in association with YouGov, reveals that adoption of […]

Advertisers losing $1.1 billion a year to redirected links, according to GeoEdge

Advertisers losing $1.1 billion a year to redirected links, according to GeoEdge

Multiple hacker networks are involved in auto-redirect attacks that cost advertisers and publishers $1.13 billion annually. The finding is the basis for a report by GeoEdge, an ad verification company, based on the analysis of 650 million impressions. The mechanisms of attack include mobile click fraud, tech support claims, and malicious app installations. The umbrella […]

Worldwide app spend reached nearly $200M on Christmas day, up 12 percent from 2016

Worldwide app spend reached nearly $200M on Christmas day, up 12 percent from 2016

Consumers spent $196 million on apps, in-app purchases and subscriptions on Christmas Day 2017 across the App Store and Google Play, according to new data from Sensor Tower. The report, while excluding Android revenue in China, represents a 12.3 percent increase over 2016’s spending of approximately $174 million. That speaks to a still-growing market for […]

One in four teenagers couldn’t enjoy Christmas without social media, according to The Children’s Society

One in four teenagers couldn’t enjoy Christmas without social media, according to The Children’s Society

More than one in four teenagers – an estimated 866,000 young people in England and Wales – say they couldn’t enjoy Christmas without social media according to a new survey carried out for The Children’s Society. Almost one in three, more than one million, said they thought it was getting harder to enjoy Christmas, while […]

Mobile video ad spending almost doubles worldwide, according to Smaato

Mobile video ad spending almost doubles worldwide, according to Smaato

Research from Smaato has shown the power of video within mobile advertising, highlighting the increasing dominance of in-app advertising over mobile web in overall worldwide mobile ad spending and also delves into the explosive growth of mobile video. The global real-time advertising platform provider’s company’s Q3 2017 Global Trends in Mobile Advertising Report, analysed over […]

Older generation among the most open to video content but rely on laptops, according to CitNOW

Older generation among the most open to video content but rely on laptops, according to CitNOW

The digital habits of older car buyers and older members of Generation X – the 45-54 year-olds – are keeping the laptop business in rude health, according to the latest research from automotive video expert CitNOW. Members of ‘Generation X’ and those over-55 are keen viewers of online video content and among the most receptive […]

62% of brands will take their programmatic media trading in-house by 2022, according to Adobe

62% of brands will take their programmatic media trading in-house by 2022, according to Adobe

The majority (62%) of brands will bring their media buying in-house by 2022 according to an Adobe poll, which has also dubbed 2018 as a “watershed year” for automated media buying, as such technologies are increasingly used to advance TV advertising. Adobe published the findings on December 19, stating that 86% of brands and 89% […]

Brightpearl: 87% of retailers regard omnichannel as critical, but only 8% have ‘mastered’ it

Brightpearl: 87% of retailers regard omnichannel as critical, but only 8% have ‘mastered’ it

A new report published by Brightpearl, a provider of retail management systems that helps high-growth retailers streamline back-office operations, finds an enormous gap between omnichannel importance and adoption and its effective execution. The findings, taken from a report entitled ‘The State of Omnichannel’, a survey of 352 retail leaders in the United States, shows that […]