1 in 3 Smartphone Shoppers Accesses In-store Coupons
Almost one in three (31%) US smartphone owners who use their device for shopping frequently/often access promotional coupons in-store for in-store redemption,according to a March 2011 study from the etailing group and Coffee Table. Data from the report indicates this is the most common in-store usage of smartphones, beating other popular activities such as looking for competitive pricing on Amazon.com (29%) and at other retailers besides Amazon.com (26%). Twenty-six percent also check product ratings and reviews.
9 in 10 Marketers Use/Plan to Use Social Media
A combined 89% of marketers use (53%) or plan to use (36%) social media marketing, according to a study conducted by Unica. Data from the report indicates of those planning to use social media, 26% plan to use it in the next 12 months and 10% plan to use it more than 12 months out. Rich media marketing, with 87% combined usage/planned usage, and mobile marketing, with 85% combined usage/planned usage, have similar statistics to social media marketing. The numbers on rich media marketing in particular (50% current usage, 23% expected usage in 12 months, 14% expected usage in more than 12 months) are almost identical. For mobile marketing, however, the numbers skew more toward planned usage, with a 43% current usage rate. Twenty-five percent of marketers expect to employ mobile in the next 12 months, and 16% plan to use it in more than 12 months. Via Marketing VOX
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