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5 Cups of Morning Coffee

Each week our Knowledge Specialists summarize the top articles in 5 Cups of Morning Coffee below!


Mobile Has Changed the Boundaries of Social Acceptability

“Young people don’t behave or think in the same way as they did ten years ago, according to research into the impact of digital disruption from Havas Media Labs and Weve. The study revealed that 74% of 16-24 year olds said they need to have their mobile phones with them at all times, and two thirds said they will check their phone when out with friends or colleagues if there is a lull in the conversation. Other findings among 16-24 year olds were:”

  • 79% agree that it is acceptable to use their mobile phones on the toilet
  • 81% agree it is acceptable to use their mobile in quiet zones, e.g. on a train or in a library
  • 29% (38% of 25-34s) agree that is it completely or sometimes acceptable to use their mobile phone in a work meeting
  • 77% think it is either completely or sometimes acceptable to use their mobile phones during a conversation with friends or family
  • 69% use their smartphones to take photos of themselves compared to only 11% of 55+
  • 22% (25% of 25-34s) agree that they judge people by the type of mobile phone that they own

Findings were based on 3,000 interviews with UK 16-65+ year olds during May 2014.

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As Data Overflows Online, Researchers Grapple with Ethics

According to a recent article from The New York Times “scholars are exhilarated by the prospect of tapping into the vast troves of personal data collected by Facebook, Google, Amazon and a host of start-ups, which they say could transform social science research. Once forced to conduct painstaking personal interviews with subjects, scientists can now sit at a screen and instantly play with the digital experiences of millions of Internet users. It’s the frontier of social science — experiments on people who may never even know they are subjects of study, let alone explicitly consent. But the new era has brought some controversy with it. Professor Jeffrey T. Hancock from Cornell University was a co-author of the Facebook study in which the social network quietly manipulated the news feeds of nearly 700,000 people to learn how the changes affected their emotions. When the research was published in June, the outrage was immediate. Now Professor Hancock and other university and corporate researchers are grappling with how to create ethical guidelines for this kind of research. In his first interview since the Facebook study was made public, Professor Hancock said he would help develop such guidelines by leading a series of discussions among academics, corporate researchers and government agencies like the National Science Foundation.”

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AT&T Quantifies Role of WOM

According to Warc, “word of mouth is among the top two sales drivers for AT&T, explaining one out of every ten purchases that US shoppers make from the telecoms giant.” Greg Pharo, director/market research and analysis at AT&T Mobility discussed this theme on a webinar held by The Keller Fay Group. The article went on to say that “more specifically, he spoke about an in-depth study undertaken by the company into the sales impact of the brand-related conversations taking place between consumers, covering both the online and offline worlds.” According to Greg, “we saw that word of mouth explained over 10% of our sales volume through positive comments, and over 10% of the lost or unrealized sales volume due to negative comments. In others words, we saw that it was one of the most compelling, one of the strongest, elements of our marketing mix."

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Multicultural Consumers are Shaping the Future of Music

“African-Americans, Asian-Americans and Hispanics—the “Multicultural” consumers—are taking the music industry by storm. Given that Multicultural consumers account for 31 percent of the total spend on music and, on average, spend $7 more on music than the total market, this growing group is increasingly influencing the music market. Not only are these consumers shaping the musical taste of the U.S. population as a whole, but they're also creating new and innovative ways to discover, buy and share music. Companies that wish to understand the future of music need to pay close attention to this growing demographics’ consumer habits.”

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Facebook Offers Draw Young Shoppers to Local Businesses

“Local deals and offers on Facebook have a strong pull with youth, says G/O Digital in a new survey fielded among 18-29-year-olds who own at least a desktop/laptop computer and a smartphone or tablet, and who have an interest in making purchases from local/small businesses. Of the various Facebook marketing tactics identified, respondents were most likely to ascribe influence to Facebook offers that can be redeemed at a local store.”

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August 4, 2014
Programmatic Approaches to Audience Engagement Seen Globalizing

August 4, 2014
Networks Compete Against Themselves as Time-Shifted Viewing Spikes

August 4, 2014
Consumers Engage with Mobile Ads

August 4, 2014
Sponsored Content Has a Trust Problem

August 4, 2014
Z: The Next Generation of Shoppers

July 28, 2014
How TV Watching Has Evolved Over the Past 8 Years

July 28, 2014
Study: Mobile Users Who Engage with Brands Use Facebook Most

July 28, 2014
How Consumer Feedback Can Change what you know about Seasonal Buying Patterns

July 28, 2014
What are Personalization’s Biggest Challenges and Opportunities?

July 28, 2014
Getting Sponsored Content Right

July 21, 2014
Connecting with Social Brand Ambassadors

July 21, 2014
Sequential Ads Strengthen Conversion

July 21, 2014
TV Binge Viewers Hold Mixed Attitudes To Advertising

July 21, 2014
Smarter Ads for Smartphones

July 21, 2014
Online Retailers Seeing Value in Brick-and-Mortar Shops

July 14, 2014
The Role of Content in Consumer Decision Making

July 14, 2014
Are Young People Watching Less TV?

July 14, 2014
Corporate Culture Impacts Ad Budgeting

July 14, 2014
Shopper Marketing in 2020

July 14, 2014
Fraud Lurks in Shadows of Changing Digital Advertising Landscape

July 7, 2014
Family Dynamics Shaping Tomorrow’s Consumers

July 7, 2014
Media Multitaskers More Likely to Watch, Respond to TV Ads

July 7, 2014
Streaming Boom Stifles Music Downloads

July 7, 2014
A Positive Take on Negative Advertising

July 7, 2014
Tablet Ad Recall Level with Print

June 30, 2014
Viewers Say Ads in Local TV News are Relevant, Drive Action

June 30, 2014
Study: Brand Likes Up 30% on Facebook

June 30, 2014
Mobile is Taking Over Digital Media Usage

June 30, 2014
Consumers Welcome Personalized Content

June 30, 2014
Opportunistic On-Demand Users Have Spiked Overall Viewing

June 23, 2014
How Americans Are Watching TV

June 23, 2014
Blue-Chip Advertisers’ Spending Hits Record $109B, Passing Pre-recession Peak

June 23, 2014
Millennials Are Willing to Pay Extra For a Good Cause

June 23, 2014
Audience Size Affects What People Share

June 23, 2014
Study Proposes New Viral Metrics

June 16, 2014
Few Digital Marketers Feel that Digital has Delivered as a Branding Vehicle

June 16, 2014
Almost Half of U.S. HH Have a Separate TV Connection to the Internet

June 16, 2014
Understanding Word of Mouth

June 16, 2014
Sponsorship Now Rooted in Social Media

June 16, 2014
Soccer in the U.S. Could be a Win for Advertisers and Programmers Alike

June 2, 2014
Global Programmatic Ad Pricing Trends: Social Keeps Rising

June 2, 2014
Viacom Unveils New Study, “TV Here, There (Not Quite) Everywhere”

June 2, 2014
Consumers Accepts Declining Privacy

June 2, 2014
The iPad Still Dominates Tablet Usage

June 2, 2014
Is Big Data Helping or Hurting the Shopper Experience?

May 27, 2014
Effective Advertising – More than a Creative Black Box

May 27, 2014
Emotional Branding Creates the Bond

May 27, 2014
LinkedIn Edges Facebook as B2B Marketers’ Most Important Social Platform

May 27, 2014
Google Dethrones Apple as Most Valuable Brand

May 27, 2014
Brand Fatigue Hits Developed Markets

May 19, 2014
Advertising and Audiences: Making Ad Dollars Make Sense

May 19, 2014
Social Media Ad Revs Forecast to Hit $15B by 2018

May 19, 2014
How Marketers Are Measuring Their Mobile Efforts

May 19, 2014
Many Channels, Few Watched

May 19, 2014
Walmart helps Connected Shoppers

May 12, 2014
Automated Ad Sales Need Work for TV

May 12, 2014
Time on Retail Sites Mostly From Smartphones, Tablets

May 12, 2014
Changing Channels: Americans View Just 17 Channels Despite Record Number to Choose From

May 12, 2014
Consumers Reading Blogs From Favorite Brands

May 12, 2014
Going Local: How Advertisers Can Extend Their Relevance With Search

May 5, 2014
For Advertisers, Radio Is Worth Listening To

May 5, 2014
TD Ameritrade Benefits From Olympics

May 5, 2014
Youths’ Most Indispensable Digital Property

May 5, 2014
HDTV Has Taken Over the U.S. Home. What’s Next?

May 5, 2014
Advertisers Seek a ‘Second Screen’ Connection with Viewers

April 28, 2014
New Streaming King: the TV

April 28, 2014
The Two Sides of Behavioral Economics

April 28, 2014
Tech Savvy Millennials Take Over Spending From Boomers

April 28, 2014
Facebook Users Seen Most Engaged With Brand Posts on Fridays

April 28, 2014
Pew: America’s Wavering Opinion on Futuristic Technologies

April 21, 2014
Who’s Still Watching Live TV? (Most People).

April 21, 2014
Consumers Use Smartphones and Wearable Tech to Track Health

April 21, 2014
IPA Report Shows Record Increase in Marketing Budgets

April 21, 2014
The Viewability Debate: Being Seen is Good, but One Second Isn’t Enough

April 21, 2014
Mobile Users ‘Open’ to Sponsored Data

April 14, 2014
Programmatic Buying: Efficiency, Effectiveness, but Also Lack of Knowledge & Transparency

April 14, 2014
Why Your Analytics are Failing You

April 14, 2014
Most Social Networks are Now Mobile First

April 14, 2014
Marketers Don’t Understand ROI

April 14, 2014
Older Adults and Technology Use

April 7, 2014
Emotion, WOM Create Virtuous Circle

April 7, 2014
3rd Party Content Appears More Credible

April 7, 2014
Hold That Tweet! Building Loyal Customers in the Information Age

April 7, 2014
How Different Tablet Users Spend Their Time

April 7, 2014
Shopper Marketing ROI: Benchmarking What Works

March 31, 2014
Brands Use Twitter to Boost Awareness Rather Than Sales

March 31, 2014
Media Habits of “Mobile Ad-Friendly Shoppers”

March 31, 2014
It’s a Multi-Screen World

March 31, 2014
NPR Is Running Voice Recognition-Enabled Ads

March 31, 2014
Big Data “Breaks” E-Warehouse

March 17, 2014
From Mobile to the Movies

March 17, 2014
How Location Analytics Will Transform Retail

March 17, 2014
Consumer Trust Still the Biggest Hurdle for Native Advertisers

March 17, 2014
Millennials Consume Content Every Waking Hour

March 17, 2014
What are the Primary Roles of Various Channels in the Customer Journey?

March 10, 2014
Americans Spend 11 Hours a Day with Electronic Media

March 10, 2014
Consumers Split on Targeted Marketing

March 10, 2014
3 Reasons Why Co-Making is the Future of Branding

March 10, 2014
Coupon Users – Even Young Ones – Still Prefer Print Sources

March 10, 2014
Facebook and GfK Study Multiple Device Use

March 3, 2014
TV Drives Conversation on Facebook

March 3, 2014
Americans Would Choose Internet Over TV If They Had To

March 3, 2014
How Effective Are Violent Ads

March 3, 2014
‘Futurescope’ Study Shows How Shopper Marketing is Evolving

March 3, 2014
The Data-Driven Future of Video Advertising

February 24, 2014
Among 32 million supermarket shoppers, every household ‘buyergraphic’ is different

February 24, 2014
BBC global study sees surge in smartphone use for consuming news

February 24, 2014
Think your product is too boring for word of mouth marketing? Think again.

February 24, 2014
Millennials – Breaking the myths

February 24, 2014
Digital is selling more soap than it gets credit for

February 18, 2014
Brands Must Build Data Capabilities

February 18, 2014
Americans’ Love Affair with Sports Extends Across Screens

February 18, 2014
Who’s ignoring Which Ads?

February 18, 2014
Mobile is Even More Important to Twitter than It Is to Facebook

February 18, 2014
Tablet and Phone Retail Purchasing Tops $60 Billion

February 10, 2014
TV is Prime Focus When Set’s On

February 10, 2014
Game Sponsorship a Two-Edged Sword

February 10, 2014
What’s Empowering the New Digital Consumer?

February 10, 2014
What Affects Shoppers’ Image of a CPG Brand the Most?

February 10, 2014
Where Teens Spend Their Time Online

February 3, 2014
Can You Measure Engagement?

February 3, 2014
VOD, SVOD Services Battle for Viewer Satisfaction

February 3, 2014
Brands’ Facebook Pages Continue to Reach Teens

February 3, 2014
Keeping Up With Working Moms

February 3, 2014
Retailers Modify Objectives in 2014 As Mobile Tops Priority Lists

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