A new IBM study of more than 1,700 chief marketing officers from 64 countries and 19 industries reveals that the majority of the world's top marketing executives recognize a critical and permanent shift occurring in the way they engage with their customers, but question whether their marketing organizations are prepared to manage the change. DOWNLOAD Report Here.

Nearly six in 10 (59%) global consumers look for sales to save on household expenses—the leading saving strategy of eight measured across all regions and most prevalent in North America (73%) and Europe (60%), according to Nielsen’s 2011 Global Online Survey of more than 25,000 Internet respondents across 51 countries. Using coupons was the second most popular saving strategy, used by nearly half (48%) of global online consumers.

The online world is a powerful, influential marketplace -- especially for the highly adoptive Latino audience -- where ideas are shared, conversations are sparked and brands are built. At the center of it all lies content. By aligning content with online communications strategies, marketers can establish a voice for their organization, raise online visibility and drive engagement with consumers.

According to Kids and Gaming 2011, the latest report from leading market research company, The NPD Group, since 2009, the population growth of kids ages 2-17 increased 1.54 percent in the U.S., while the gaming population of that age group has grown 12.68 percent.

comScore, Inc. released results of multiple studies measuring the offline sales impact of online display advertising for consumer packaged goods (CPG) advertisers. Retail sales were measured by analytically linking the permission-based comScore panel of one million U.S. Internet users to their anonymous loyalty card in-store purchase data provided by dunnhumbyUSA; no identifiable personal data was disclosed. By comparing the in-store brand buying of households exposed to online advertising with that of households not exposed, it was possible to determine the impact of online advertising campaigns. The results of the studies indicate that exposure to online display ads can lead to improved in-store sales for CPG brands. DOWNLOAD Report Here.

Casanova Pendrill launched an online campaign for FUN da-middles, a new cupcake mix with creamy filling inside. The three videos target moms and are on air through reach media units on different sites (General Market and Hispanic).

Standing out amongst the 500,000 plus apps available in the global mobile applications market is becoming increasingly challenging. In a market that is estimated to be worth $25 billion by 2015, discoverability is key and this is reliant on a clear app marketing strategy and timely execution. Having reached 100,000s of downloads for our clients and partners, Apppli has developed solid expertise in the new field of app marketing. We have compiled our advice on the best methods to get your app noticed. DOWNLOAD Report Here.

Univision Communications and Hulu announced a multi-year content agreement that will bring hundreds of hours of top-rated Spanish-language novelas, variety shows, comedies, and reality series from the Univision family of networks to Hulu and Hulu Plus.

Telemundo announced that it will launch two YouTube channels dedicated exclusively to Telemundo and mun2 content. The two YouTube channels, designed to promote viewership on its linear networks, will feature clips and short-form programming.

New research from Nielsen suggests that, while some individual websites perform very well at reaching an ad campaign’s intended audience, nearly all campaigns are delivered to consumers who are not valued by the brand advertiser. DOWNLOAD Report Here.

According to Kids and Entertainment Content, 2011 Edition, the latest report from leading market research company, The NPD Group, for every dollar kids (ages 2-14) spend on entertainment content, $0.79 goes to physical format content and $0.21 goes towards digital format content.

Marketers often think of advertising as a tradeoff for consumers: People watch ads in exchange for free or subsidized content. Consumers may understand this, but still sometimes feel annoyed or bored by ads they encounter each time they turn on the TV or launch their web browser.

To cater to a consumer base that continues to increase its online media consumption, many traditional local media properties such as newspapers, TV and radio stations have made the shift to digital.

Internet users are no strangers to online advertising. From static search ads to dynamic homepage takeovers and games, consumers encounter ads daily.

Advertisers looking to build their brands online will need to look beyond traditional web metrics to determine if their investments are paying off, according to a recent study by Nielsen.

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