Almost Half the World is Now Online

Almost Half the World is Now Online

Some 48% of individuals the world over use the internet, meaning that internet use has more than doubled over the past decade. That’s according to the latest annual report [pdf] from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), which also notes that a majority (53.6%) of households around the world now have access to the internet at… Read More »

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Alcohol Drinkers Show Uptick in Preference for Liquor

Alcohol Drinkers Show Uptick in Preference for Liquor

Some 62% of American adults report drinking alcohol, down from 65% last year but well within the 55-71% range observed over the past 70-odd years, reveals Gallup in new survey results. Among alcohol drinkers, beer remains the beverage of choice, as it has since 2005, with 40% saying it’s what they drink most often. Interestingly,… Read More »

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Netflix Is A “Must Keep” TV Brand, People Say

Netflix Is A “Must Keep” TV Brand, People Say

For the first time this year, Solutions Research Group’s annual “Must Keep TV Report” has included the three major streaming services: Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video. And all three have immediately made their mark on the study, particularly Netflix. The subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service placed 4th among the 77 brands measured. That means it… Read More »

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In-Store, Atmosphere Counts. And Shoppers Say That Music Helps.

In-Store, Atmosphere Counts. And Shoppers Say That Music Helps.

The majority of American shoppers (84%) find that when stores play music, it makes for a more enjoyable shopping experience, according to The State of Brick & Mortar report [download page] from Mood Media, which surveyed 11,255 consumers across 9 countries. Many shoppers also find that hearing music in stores lifts mood (81%) and helps them relate and connect to… Read More »

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AM/FM Radio Listeners Mostly Undeterred by On-Demand, Streaming Options

AM/FM Radio Listeners Mostly Undeterred by On-Demand, Streaming Options

More than 9 in 10 radio listeners listen to local AM/FM radio stations for at least an hour per day, and that amount of time may be going up rather than down, according to the latest annual TechSurvey report [download page] from Jacobs Media. Indeed, the vast majority report listening to AM/RM radio at least… Read More »

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