10 Key Statistics about Facebook

Posted on Feb 07 2012 by

As Facebook Inc. filed for its initial-public-offering last week, now is the perfect time to examine the website’s performance online and how its audience compares with that of other social networks. Given the expected $75 billion to $100 billion initial valuation, we’re all already aware of the magnitude of the business – below we reveal how much of a behemoth the website itself is in the US and other markets.

A mobile nation: Over 9-in-10 adults, 3-in-4 teens and 1-in-4 kids own a cell phone

Posted on Feb 07 2012 by

Fully 232 million Americans ages six and older count themselves among the ranks of mobile Americans today, up from 178,000 in 2007. According to Experian Simmons, cell phone ownership among adults in this country currently stands at 92%, up from 73% in 2007.

Super Bowl Game Time, Recipes, and Celebrity Bets Searches Rise as Giants-Pats Showdown Approaches

Posted on Feb 03 2012 by

The Super Bowl 46 showdown between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots is less than a week away and consumers are going online to seek out game day details, catch up on Super Bowl-related current events, plan parties and find merchandise. An analysis of the top 25 search terms containing “Superbowl” or […]

Super Bowl Ads: Scoring the Value

Posted on Feb 02 2012 by

The relevance and general merit of airing a Super Bowl spot is widely debated by marketing executives. Each advertiser calculates their own set of metrics and rules for justifying the cost of running a Super Bowl commercial.

How Direct Mailers get the most from NCOALink®

Posted on Feb 02 2012 by

Most marketers think of NCOALink – national change of address data – from the USPS® as a commodity. It has been available for primarily changing addresses in one form or another since 1987. NCOALink can have significant positive results on a company’s bottom line depending on how it’s used.

How to target your audience like a politician

Posted on Feb 01 2012 by

Here’s an example of how we helped a government official in a local re-election campaign: Using Experian Marketing Services data, the official ran segmented TV ads in his local election area. The TV ad was tailored so that multiple ads with different messages were delivered to each of his demographic segments. The result of the targeted messaging led to strong re-election numbers and an eventual campaign win for the official.

The Latest Obsession

Posted on Feb 01 2012 by

Given our environment of hyper-innovation, it’s hard not to become myopic focusing on what’s next and how to plan for it. In our world of fast-paced change, some of the biggest gains can be had by understanding constants versus variables, and the most important constant is the customer.

A Super Bowl Grudge Match: Boston vs. New York

Posted on Jan 31 2012 by

Call this year’s Super Bowl between the Patriots and Giants a rematch or call it a grudge match. One thing we know for sure. When we match up the characteristics and behaviors of football fans and residents of Boston and New York, the two cities don’t share a lot in common. What they do share […]

Marketing Innovation Report 2012: Mobile Apps Gaining

Posted on Jan 31 2012 by

It took TV a couple of decades to reach 50M viewers, Facebook a couple of years to reach 700M, but only nine months for the apps marketplace to reach 1B downloads. As the fastest-adopted channel, mobile has to be on a marketer’s radar.

Address management and one-to-one marketing

Posted on Jan 31 2012 by

Marketers of the past used mass marketing to reach prospects, sending one message to everyone with no segmentation or targeting. Today, marketing practices have evolved to customized, one-to-one marketing, a more effective and personalized technique. The goal of one-to-one marketing is to target relevant offers to each consumer. While this high level of segmentation is […]