• Negative Sentiment Rises For Repetitive Digital Ads
    About three-fourths of consumers say they didn't pay attention to ads on Facebook and Google-owned YouTube, although those levels have declined somewhat in the past year.
  • Nielsen: Time Spent With TV Eroding Faster For Men Than Women
    While total time spent with TV has been eroding for all Americans, it's been slipping faster among men than women, according to a just-released analysis of time spent with media by gender. The analysis shows that while the total daily time spent with TV has fallen 6.5% since 2016 among women, it declined 7.2% among men. Moreover, women are much more active users of the medium to begin with, spending about 12% more time daily with TV than men.
  • Users To Instagram Re. Hiding Likes: Meh!
    Instagram's decision to hide the number of likes its users' posts receive may be generating a stir in the press, but when The Manifest surveyed a representative sample of Instagram's users their response was: meh! Actually, 55% said they didn't care one way or another, while 20% agreed and 25% disagreed with the social media platform's decision.
  • Micro-Influencers Rank Audience Reach Their Top KPI
    Audience reach -- not engagement, conversions, followers, sentiment, traffic or clicks -- is the way so-called micro-influencers measure the success they deliver for a campaign or a collaboration with a brand. That's the top finding of a global study of micro-influencers -- social media users with 10,000 followers or less -- released today by SocialPubli.
  • Video Ad Report Shows 'Premium' Inventory Trending, Aggregators Waning
    Premium publishers' share of video ad impressions served has grown to 80% or more in recent quarters, according to an ongoing tracking report released today by Extreme Reach. The finding, part of its third quarter 2019 "Video Benchmark Report," is derived from billions of ad impressions processed by its AdBridge ad server. While the data isn't necessarily representative of the entire video ad marketplace, is nonetheless shows a positive direction for the supply of the digital video ad marketplace, as so-called "sub-prime" ad impressions from media aggregators appear to be waning.
  • Amazon Gets Highest Brand Intimacy Rating Among U.S. Women
    U.S. women feel the strongest emotional connection with the e-commerce giant, ahead of Disney and Apple.
  • Mobile Emerges As America's Go-To News Device, Especially For Younger, More Affluent Consumers
    While television remains the No. 1 medium among America's youngest consumers (see related study in today's Research Intelligencer), the mobile phone increasingly is taking a greater share of American adults time, especially when it comes to consuming news. Roughly six-in-ten U.S. adults (57%) often get news from their mobile devices now, more than twice the share that did so just a few years ago, according to the latest installment of an ongoing tracking study of America's media habits by the Pew Research Center.
  • When It Comes To Kids, 'Constancy' May Be The New 'Recency'
    New academic research suggests the best way to measure children's media usage is a new construct called "constancy," a term its authors assert will replace the Big 3 c-words -- consumption, content and context -- in understanding how media influences children. "Constancy refers to the ubiquitous and continuous state of connected screens in the lives of children and adolescents," Maryland School of Public Health Professor Dina Borzekowski writes in the paper.
  • Alpha's No. 1 Medium Is The Same As Preceding Generations: Television
    Generation Alpha, a new generational descriptor representing kids under 12, apparently have the same top media preferences that their Boomer generation grandparent and/or great grandparents had: TV. Seventy-eight percent of Generation Alpha parents surveyed recently by an independent researcher for Domain.me said their TV still is their children's top media technology preference.
  • Ad Execs Desire Integrated TV/Video Planning, But Most Still Handle Them Disparately
    Three-quarters of ad execs would like to plan their TV and digital ad buys on an integrated basis, but only a fraction currently do so, according to findings of the "State of the Industry" report released today by VideoAmp and Ipsos.
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