As the New Year approaches, the excitement for the coming year fills the air as we race to the finish line of 2019. But, in the advertising world, this anticipation can feel more like a race to the starting line as marketers hustle to glean as many insights as possible from the closing year in order to prepare for the one up ahead.
Of all the marketing insights unearthed in 2019, there were a few we found particularly compelling. So, on your mark... get set... here are our top five marketing insights of the year... go!
The landscape of media is constantly evolving-- now faster than ever. Podcasts are growing in popularity by the second, as are online video mediums, while newer technologies (such as augmented reality and voice search) are popping up everywhere. The world can't seem to get enough new media channels from which to choose, and this may only be the beginning.Continue Reading
What is your target audience up to? Quite a bit, in fact. The prospective consumers you're hoping to reach are doing all sorts of things at any given moment. Some are entirely disconnected from their various devices, while others are checking their mobile phones as tablets stream media content of some sort a foot or so from where they're seated. Your audience may have a common interest in what you're selling, but their online engagement is far from uniform. Genius Monkey has made a business of paying attention to this reality, and it's paid off in the form of measurement tools that help our clients to both reach likely customers and measure their advertising results against their advertising investment(s).Continue Reading
Take a look around. The next time you're at a red light, count the number of earbud-wearing drivers you see. The next time the dog needs a walk, try to spot the elusive media-less runner. What type of content are busy parents consuming while they make dinner? What is everyone listening to these days? What's the latest trend?
More and more, the answer is: streaming radio stations, music, and podcasts. "Background TV" has given way to purposeful multitasking content, with podcasts hitting the ears of 25% of Americans weekly and streaming music hitting 900 billion songs--with a "b"--in the past 12 months.Continue Reading