Digital Trends (Consumer) - US - March 2018
With ever expanding means of accessing the internet, ranging from skills on smart speakers to television apps to podcasts, brands face an increasingly daunting task of determining the best points of contact; adding to the difficulty of this task is the finding that the same demographic groups run above average in the use of most digital media (including young adults age 18-34, the middle-income groups with annual household incomes from $25K-$99.9K, and Hispanics). However, there are points of division in usage that can be seized upon, in particular when it comes to gender, where men tend to over-index on entertainment pursuits, while women show higher levels of usage for sponsored stories, branded apps, and how-to videos.
This report looks at the following areas:
Challenges posed by phones and televisions as central points of internet access
Shopping and research concentrated around Amazon/Google
Little expansion in core youth market