Mintel identifies five key UK consumer trends for 2016

Mintel identifies five key UK consumer trends for 2016

Looking ahead to 2016, Mintel’s Senior Trends Consultant Richard Cope discusses the five key UK consumer trends set to impact the market, including implications for both consumers and brands in the year ahead. My Mind’s Eye Virtual and augmented reality technologies enter our homes and businesses to entertain, trial and train. “A host of virtual […]

Global report into alcohol consumption by Maxus finds consumers are playing it safe with alcohol

Global report into alcohol consumption by Maxus finds consumers are playing it safe with alcohol

Today’s consumers have a complex relationship with alcohol and brands depending on the occasion, their own self-image, or the place they drink. The rules of consumption have changed making the certainties of the past less relevant for alcohol marketers. To try and uncover the new rules for alcohol marketing, Maxus has created a report, called […]

Growth of Time Spent on Mobile Devices Slows

Growth of Time Spent on Mobile Devices Slows

Not surprisingly, Americans are spending an increasing share of their time on their mobile devices. But according to the latest eMarketer forecast, the channel’s growth rate is slowing considerably. Nonvoice time spent on tablets and mobile phones will grow just 11.3% in 2015 to 2 hours and 54 minutes. Since 2012, there has been a […]

eMarketer: Social Network Ad Revenues Accelerate Worldwide

eMarketer: Social Network Ad Revenues Accelerate Worldwide

Worldwide social network ad spending is accelerating even faster than expected, according to a new forecast from eMarketer. Global social network ad spending will reach $25.14 billion in 2015, higher than the $23.68 forecast in April. However, the pace at which the major players are growing differs greatly. The growth in social network ad spending […]

2016 to be the year global mobile advertising overtakes newspapers

2016 to be the year global mobile advertising overtakes newspapers

Mobile internet advertising is set to become the third-largest advertising medium behind television and desktop internet, overtaking newspapers in 2016. A Zenith Optimedia study claims mobile advertising will overshadow newspapers as early as next year, becoming the “driving force behind the growth of the entire advertising market”. Mobile will account for 12.4 per cent of […]