by Jack Loechner on May 31, 7:15 AM
According to data from the Gomez Last Mile network, reported by Internet retailer, in April a shopper with a high broadband connection could access a Top 50 retail site, on average, in 5.92 seconds, compared with 15.25 seconds for a low broadband connection and 54.65 seconds for dial-up.
by Jack Loechner on May 30, 7:15 AM
According to the BIGresearch May Consumer Intentions & Actions Survey, consumer expectations are for gas price increases up to $3.32 a gallon by Father's Day. Gary Drenik, President & CEO of BIGresearch, says "The expectation of ever-increasing gas prices has seeped into consumer attitudes toward the economy, as consumer confidence declined to 44.6% in May, versus April's 46.5%... consumers continue to look for ways to stretch their paychecks by deferring purchases."
by Jack Loechner on May 29, 8:45 AM
According to a recent Hitwise report, 47 search engines in the Hitwise Search Engine Analysis Tool accounted for 1.86 percent of U.S. searches, while Google and Yahoo! captured 86% in April.
by Jack Loechner on May 27, 6:28 PM
According to the current Keyword Price Index from Fathom Online, the average keyword price paid by online advertisers declined 3.3% percent in the first quarter of 2007 to $1.46. Despite the modest decrease, the recent trend in keyword prices over the past three quarters has been relatively stable, and is just 5% higher than the first quarter of 2006, when the average keyword price was $1.39.
by Jack Loechner on May 25, 7:15 AM
An in-depth look at the Internet audience for broadcast media during the last week in April, 2007, including destinations, demographics, advertisers, ad sizes and delivery methodology.
by Jack Loechner on May 24, 7:16 AM
A new 85-market study, available at the Editor & Publisher/Media Week Interactive Media Conference May 23-24, comparing local TV and newspaper web sites reveals that local TV stations are gaining strength with online visitors. WRAL.com, the web site of TV station WRAL-TV in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina ranks number one in the nation with a 45.8% reach with adults 18+, or more than 474,100 people visiting the TV station's web site in a typical month, among the more than 600 newspaper and TV web sites measured in the U.S. by The Media Audit.
by Jack Loechner on May 23, 7:15 AM
According to Netpop I Play, a new report from Media-Screen, broadband users spend an hour and 40 minutes (48% of their spare time) online in a typical weekday, and more than half of that is spent accessing activities related to entertainment and communication.
by Jack Loechner on May 22, 7:02 AM
New consumer research from Leichtman Research Group, Inc. finds that 23% of all TV sets in consumers' homes do not receive cable or Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) programming. This represents over 70 million TV sets in US households that only receive over-the-air broadcast television.
by Jack Loechner on May 21, 7:15 AM
According to a new report from Borrell Associates, automotive ad spending will reach $31 billion this year, but total ad dollars will grow only 1.7% over the next five years, compared to an annual growth rate of 3.7% in the last five years. Online spending for the industry will reach $2.8 billion in 2007, 7.6% of all automotive advertising, representing annual growth of 13%.
by Jack Loechner on May 18, 7:15 AM
According to Leichtman Research Group, Inc., the nineteen largest cable and telephone providers in the US, representing about 94% of the market, acquired over 2.9 million net additional high-speed Internet subscribers in the first quarter of 2007. The top broadband providers now account for 56.2 million subscribers, with cable companies having over 30.7 million broadband subscribers, and telephone companies having over 25.4 million subscribers.