Snapchat sees drop in millennial user sentiment following redesign, according to YouGov

Snapchat sees drop in millennial user sentiment following redesign, according to YouGov

Parent company Snap Inc.‘s first quarter financial results for 2018, released May 1, disappointed investors, sending the company’s share price down to a record low. Snapchat’s slowing growth and lower-than-expected revenue are, in part, likely due to the app’s redesign disappointing another key group: millennials. Since Snapchat began rolling out its controversial redesign late last […]

Marketers pull back spend on Facebook and Google due to false metrics, according to CMO Council

Marketers pull back spend on Facebook and Google due to false metrics, according to CMO Council

According to 62% of marketers surveyed by the Chief Marketing Officer Council, reports about false and faulty metrics have caused them to pull back on spend. While 38% have started to question advertising rates, 24% have already reduced spend with Facebook and Google. In fact, negative headlines about Facebook and Google has had a knock-on […]

92% of marketers plan to ramp up Instagram influencer efforts, according to Activate

92% of marketers plan to ramp up Instagram influencer efforts, according to Activate

Instagram and blogs are seeing greater partnership activity between social influencers and marketers this year, according to a study released by influencer marketing platform Activate. Eighty-eight percent of influencers and 92% of marketers said they plan to use the image-sharing platform for more campaigns than last year. Meanwhile, 89% of influencers and 86% of marketers […]

A third of UK consumers believe AR influences purchasing, according to Mindshare

A third of UK consumers believe AR influences purchasing, according to Mindshare

 Mindshare UK, in partnership with AR technology company Zappar, has launched ‘Layered’ – a report identifying how brands must adapt to the rise of augmented reality (AR). • The report reveals that a third (33%) of consumers believe AR would help them to narrow down choices when shopping. • Increasingly, consumers are expecting products […]

Privacy concerns could weigh heavily on mobile ad targeting, according to Advertiser Perceptions

Privacy concerns could weigh heavily on mobile ad targeting, according to Advertiser Perceptions

Four out of five (82%) advertisers said mobile device identifiers, which are used to pinpoint specific smartphone users, are important for ad targeting, but 53% said privacy implications are an “urgent issue,” per a study by Advertiser Perceptions. In addition, 50% of advertisers said online fraud will significantly affect their mobile ad spending, per the […]

71% of voice searchers don’t make purchases, according to NetElixir

71% of voice searchers don’t make purchases, according to NetElixir

Though adoption is growing at a rapid pace, voice-enabled technology is still nascent and not used often for buying, with the majority of purchases going toward media, entertainment and household products, according to a study by retail search marketing firm NetElixir. Of the 1,000 U.S. adults surveyed, a majority use voice assistants to search for […]

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