Posts tagged with Surveys

Google pays publishers to get data for Consumer Surveys offering

Large multinational corporations and consumer brands spend big bucks on market research, and for good reason. Figuring out what consumers are thinking about and what they want can help inform crucial product development and marketing decisions.

If you're an entrepreneur or small business owner, having access to similar market research insight is probably a very appealing proposition, but the costs typically put that market research out of reach.

Google is hoping to change that with a new offering called Google Consumer Surveys.

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Bigger displays are better when it comes to smartphones: report

If you've noticed that smartphone displays seem to be getting larger, there's apparently a good reason for that: size matters to consumers, and bigger is apparently better.

That's according to a study conducted by research firm Strategy Analytics, which surveyed smartphone owners in the U.S. and U.K. about their size preferences.

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Consumers happy with online holiday shopping, but social and tablet need improvement

Digital and multichannel retailers were able to lure consumers into spending record amounts online this year despite a difficult economic landscape.

But there's more good news for online retailers: according to a survey conducted by Baynote, consumers were pretty darn happy with their online holiday shopping experiences.

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86% of marketers to use 2D barcodes in near future

Are 2D barcodes, which include QR codes, destined to be a big part of the digital marketing landscape - or are they really just the latest marketing fad?

It's too early to say. Awareness and use of the codes amongst consumers is low on both sides of the pond, but there are signs that QR codes can be employed effectively. For instance, Glamour generated over half a million QR code engagements in a special September 'social edition' of its magazine.

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Why search and email are still more important than social

When it comes to digital marketing channels, social media seems to capture more of the spotlight than search and email.

Yes, less is spent on social, but social is far more exciting, which explains why marketers love talking and writing about social.

Few dispute the importance of social media today, but a Pew Internet survey conducted in May 2011 and released yesterday is a reminder of why marketers shouldn't let social become too big a distraction.

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Forget tablets, e-readers are where the growth is at: report

Since Apple unveiled the iPad to the world, tablet devices have attracted an immense spotlight. To some, they represent the future of computing, publishing, advertising and, well, life as we know it.

But is the smoke from the tablet market obscuring even bigger fires elsewhere? According to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, e-reader ownership is growing much, much faster than tablet ownership.

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UK customers unhappy with mobile commerce: survey

Just 4% of consumers find making purchases on their mobiles to be a hassle-free experience, with loading times and product display the biggest bugbears. 

The Brandbank M-commerce report is based on a YouGov survey of 2,255 UK consumers, and underlines the need for retailers to look at their mobile commerce offerings. 

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Our fatal attraction to numbers: Five data-related traps (Part one)

Marketers are adrift in a sea of data. Do we need a bigger boat? Some of the most common online data pitfalls are easy to identify, but hard to avoid. In Part One of this two-part series, we look at why 72.8% of surveys aren't valid -- and the phenomenon of testing against the wrong metric.

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Hard graft is needed to make social media pay

Many companies are enthusiastic about social media but are struggling to get real value, according to Econsultancy research published this week.

The good news for companies is that investment in time and resources can pay dividends ... provided that the strategies and tactics employed are closely aligned with business objectives.  


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Shoppers researching more and buying less: survey

Online shoppers are being more cautious about their purchases and spending more time researching products and finding the best deal before buying, according to a new survey.

Channel Advisor's white paper (pdf) looks at the shopping habits of US consumers, finding that while they are online as much as before, but spending less.

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